The German fist--using finance measures to enact through a pen, what war does through weaponry--is coming down hard on Greece not just to provide an example to the Greek people. Spain's Podemas, Portugal, Italy, and perhaps even Puerto Rico are observing the dynamics. All of these nations (and related economies) have gotten the short end of the neo-liberal stick. And the people in those lands are hurting, too.
And it's not as if these policy measures have not begun to sneak into the U.S. What with the status of Detroit, New Orleans after Katrina, and the corporate co-optation of so much of the commons starting with health care and moving into education and taking aim at the post office and more.
The media's need to demonize the Greek people (and/or their leadership) is part of the program. Otherwise, if other nations catch on, there just may be too much of a groundswell, too many fires for The Controlling 1% to put out at once. After all, they'd rather not bring in the militias and show themselves for the monsters that they are. At least not yet.
Arby appears to be doing their job for them.