Thom Feeney, originally from York but currently residing in London, has had enough. He came up with the amusing idea of letting Europeans sort the Greek crisis out by crowdfunding and subsequently paying off the entire amount of the Greek government's debt — that is no less than €1.6 billion ($1.8 billion).
"The European Union is home to 503 million people, if we all just chip in a few euro then we can get Greece sorted and hopefully get them back on track soon. Easy," Feeney wrote on Indiegogo, an international crowdfunding website.
To raise €1.6 billion and save Greece, it only needs a little over €3 from each European citizen. It's less than a pint of beer in London, Feeney argued.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is allegedly aware of the cause and even promised to send everyone who pledges €3 a postcard. Those who contribute €6 will receive Feta and Olive salad, those who pledge €10 will get a small bottle of Ouzo sent to them and those who are desperately willing to save the Greek economy by donating €25 will receive a bottle of Greek wine, the website said.
On a final note, the enthusiastic young man promised that all of the raised money will go to save the Greek people and all products will be 100 percent Greek.
This is a unique opportunity for Europeans to take decision-making into their own hands by determining the future of Greece. If the entire sum is raised it would be unprecedented. For some of the richer folks out there it is a golden opportunity to cement their names into the history of Greece by saving the cradle of democracy. If some billionaire donates millions to the cause and ends up saving the Hellenic Republic, he/she could easily become a modern-day Zeus, or Hercules no less.