Crowdfunded Greek Bailout So Popular it Crashed Indiegogo.com

Op- Ed by Cassius Methyl
June 30, 2015

(ANTIMEDIA) With no strings attached, a special crowdfunding campaign was recently launched to help pull Greece out of its economic crisis.

The campaign is asking for 1.6 billion euros to bail out the country’s failing economic system, citing the intent of “empowering everyone to change the world.”

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The campaign is currently at 82,000 euros. In a half hour, it grew an entire 32,000 euros. Over 5,000 people have contributed.

If the effort fails, the contributors will be given back their money. If it succeeds, “all profits will go to the Greek people.”

The campaign was founded by 29-year-old shoe salesman, Thom Feeney, of London. Feeney said,

“€1.6bn is what the Greeks need. It might seem like a lot but it’s only just over €3 from each European.”

Could this really work? If so, it would be a formidable demonstration of the power of everyday people. Who needs a centralized economic system if the people can band together to accomplish something so great?

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Indiegogo page was gaining so much traction that the website was down, displaying the following message: “The Greek Bailout Fund campaign page is experiencing some issues due to its astonishing popularity. It should be back up shortly.”

Please share this with as many people as possible as a testament to the power of average people—if we only utilize it and work towards unity.


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