Many of the productive greeks have long since left that country many decades ago. It is a shell of its glory in the BC error. What you have is a dependent society. My grandparents left in the 20's
Many greek families like my own find little in common other than language and religion with modern greeks.
They would have been better off to let them go Communist, then recover as now they are in a wasteland of values and economics. The United States has long coddled them with Aid and protection from Communism, and this is what you get.
Many Immigrants and Americans would die before receiving a government handout in the past. This is what you get when everyone's idiosyncrasy and perversion gets you a payout.
You're forgetting all the fascism that helped lead to Greece's current state of affairs, particularly when the fascists ran up massive debts that the alleged "communists" are now responsible for paying.
Regardless how you characterize the prior regime. It was fear of Communism, which was doomed to fail anyway that gave birth to this dependent state. The US was so afraid of Communism it wasted money on bribing them not to be.
The national pastime of Greece currently is to spend all day in the Cafenia , smoking and cursing the US, and everyone else in the world. Meanwhile they indirectly collect a subsidy from EU and US aid.
They are currently a very ignorant and racist people, and anti-semetic. They believe only idiots pay taxes.
It does sound self hating as I am 100% greek. I would contrast the country of Greece with the immensely productive and successful American's,Canadians that have emigrated who pay taxes and for some work until the day they die. Those are who I am proud of.