The ongoing developments in Portugal may look weird and unexpected to a foreigner but they were totally predictable. This isn't strictly about Europe, austerity, ideology and the right way to fix things. This is just the logical outcome in a context, and a country, where the society, as a whole, just resigned from their own inalienable responsibilities and literally outsourced its fate to a bunch of lunatics, with zero previous experience (public or private). It was just a matter of time. We're all guilty, by action or omission.