Why Greece Will Rise From the Ashes

Why Greece Will Rise From the Ashes

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It is very hard as a Greek to swallow all the bad press the country is getting at the moment.

The Greeks are lazy, the Greeks are disorganised, the Greeks are the tinpot nation of Europe.

My dad would turn in his grave.

The truth is that the Greek people have suffered at the hands of inconsistent political leaders. The recent decision to hold a referendum about the loan from Europe is an example. None of the country chose or wanted that.

The Olympics was probably one of their finest hours in Ancient Times. But the recent event was the straw that broke the camel’s back. It was an impossible project in an impossible timeframe. Maybe the Greek pride got the better of them but they were just following orders. The stadia that took so much time effort and money to build remain unused. Watch out London.

‘Greece is bringing Europe down’ is the one statement that grates the most. Συνέχεια

Like a Phoenix from its Ashes

Yesterday’s scene in front of Parliament sums it all up. The old clashes with the new as the country is in flames.


United We Stand…

Published August 3, 2011

United we stand, divided we fall – a statement we all have heard, read, uttered. No one can deny its common sense. No one can argue that its premise is false. More than ever this statement applies to the needs of Greece. Why? What begs the unification of the people in Greece today? What is the core issue in Greece today? The failing economy is the apparent answer. The lack of sovereignty is also key. However, the core issue is that Greece is travelling on a road of severe impoverishment at lightening speed. At the end of the road a third world country awaits. The lack of sovereignty is the vehicle that carries Greece to the final destination. And the failing economy fuels this vehicle.

The impoverishment of Greece will not only be the result of the unbearable austerity measures but of the loss of national wealth, the loss of all that is necessary to revitalise a crippled economy, condemning Συνέχεια

Greek economic crisis: Timeless values help villagers

Roger Jinkinson, a British writer who lives in a remote village on the Greek island of Karpathos, reflects on how the profound economic crisis is affecting his small rural community more than 400km from Athens.

Although times are hard, he believes that a long tradition of thriftiness, a thriving barter economy and the return of young people to work on the land will help the village weather the crisis.

The older generation in the village are thrifty and hard working; they are used to a frugal existence and times of extreme hardship.

Hundreds of thousands of Greeks died of starvation and the complications of severe malnutrition during World War Two and the Civil War that followed.

Memories of those times can be seen etched in the faces of the old Συνέχεια


Democracy vs Mythology: The Battle in Syntagma Square

I have never been more desperate to explain and more hopeful for your understanding of any single fact than this: The protests in Greece concern all of you directly.

What is going on in Athens at the moment is resistance against an invasion; an invasion as brutal as that against Poland in 1939. The invading army wears suits instead of uniforms and holds laptops instead of guns, but make no mistake – the attack on our sovereignty is as violent and thorough. Private wealth interests are dictating policy to a sovereign nation, which is expressly and directly against its national interest. Ignore it at your peril. Say to yourselves, if you wish, that perhaps it will stop there. That perhaps the bailiffs will not go after Portugal and Ireland next. And then Spain and the UK. But it is already beginning to happen. This is why you cannot afford to ignore these events.

The powers that be have suggested that there is plenty to sell. Josef Schlarmann, a senior member of Angela Merkel’s party, recently made the helpful suggestion that we should sell some of our islands to private buyers in order to pay the interest on these loans, which have been forced on us to stabilise financial institutions and a failed currency experiment. (Of course, it is not a coincidence that recent studies have shown immense reserves of natural gas under the Aegean sea).

China has waded in, because it holds vast currency reserves and more than a third are in Euros. Sites of historical interest like the Acropolis could be made private. If we do not as we are told, the explicit threat is that foreign and more responsible politicians will do it by force. Let’s make the Parthenon and the ancient Agora a Disney park, where badly paid locals dress like Plato or Socrates and play out the fantasies of the rich.


What’s Up in Greece on June 12?

Posted by keeptalkinggreece in Very Mix

 My site was down this morning. Problem solved in 5 minutes. For me that was the big “UP” or better say, the big “DOWN” today…. The new Pan-European appointment for Indignant Europeans is on the agenda, this Sunday. All eyes are directed to Greece and the huge protest expected to take place in Athens at 7.30 p.m. Protests will be held in the squares of many Greek cities too.

I’m considering again a Live Streaming and Live Blogging. Organizers aim to get a huge crowd again today, even though tomorrow Monday is a holiday for the public sector and banks – only the unlucky in shops will have to work tomorrow. I guess, quite some Athenians took a long weekend outside the city.





Γιάννης Νάκος

Εκκαθαριστικές μάχες στα περίχωρα του Ρας Λανούφ και της Ζαουίγια διεξάγει πλέον ο στρατός του Καντάφι, ο οποίος έχει καταλάβει πλέον και τις δύο στρατηγικής σημασίας πόλεις και από την πρωτεύουσα Τρίπολη εξορμά προς δυσμάς και ανατολάς με σκοπό να ανακαταλάβει το χαμένο έδαφος.


Ποιες νόμιμες διεκδικήσεις μπορεί να αντιτάξει η Ελλάδα στον τουρκικό αναθεωρητισμό…

Ποιες νόμιμες διεκδικήσεις μπορεί να αντιτάξει η

Ελλάδα στον τουρκικό αναθεωρητισμό…

Η Ελλάδα, μέλος του ευρωπαϊκού κόσμου, οφείλει να σέβεται τη διεθνή νομιμότητα και τις διακρατικές συμφωνίες και συμβάσεις, να υποστηρίζει την αρχή της καλής γειτονίας και της ειρηνικής συμβίωσης.

Ταυτόχρονα, οφείλει να προασπίζει μέχρι κεραίας την εθνική της κυριαρχία. Αυτή είναι η στάση ενός σύγχρονου κυρίαρχου κράτους.

Οταν υφίσταται δεδηλωμένη, εκπεφρασμένη και συγκεκριμένη πρόθεση αμφισβήτησης της εθνικής μας κυριαρχίας από τρίτη χώρα, η διπλωματική λογική επιτάσσει την κατ’ αρχάς διπλωματική απάντηση. Αυτή δεν μπορεί να συνίσταται σε μια φοβική, αμυντική και εξευμενιστική φραστική επανάληψη της κοινοτοπίας περί της εθνικής μας κυριαρχίας, που λίγο συγκινεί τον αμφισβητία γείτονα και τη διεθνή κοινή γνώμη. Χρειάζεται αξιοποίηση των διεθνών μας ερεισμάτων, ενημέρωση της διεθνούς κοινής γνώμης, lobbying, δραστηριοποίηση στους διεθνείς οργανισμούς, κινητοποίηση της ομογένειας.





A year our global society’s dignitaries would have us believe will be a landmark.

The day this «crisis» knocked on Greece’s front door and we opened, a huge question racks my brain.

Let us suppose that in a few years we have overcome this crisis, that we have reduced deficit, have set everything straight, at any rate. My question is how long will it take for us to mess things up again? Naturally, I ask this question using the first person plural out of idiotic courtesy.

I say that the day after we step out of the crisis, we’ll redirect ourselves once more towards the same shit.

So long as people don’t demand it, the law pertaining to the (ir)responsibility of ministers and MP’s won’t change. So long as parliamentary immunity holds and MP’s slates are wiped clean by law, this land won’t ever heal.

I hear the Left-wing parties yelling, justly so, in favor of workers’ rights. But I don’t hear anyone yelling or rallying people behind the war cry to lift the impunity of those who truly submerged the country into bankruptcy. I don’t see any mass demonstration outside Parliament by a sovereign populace asking for what’s right and self-evident: PUT THE THIEVES IN JAIL AND RETURN WHAT WAS STOLEN!


Επίσκεψη του πρωθυπουργού στο Ερζερούμ ( Πόλη των Ρωμηών)

Επίσκεψη του πρωθυπουργού στο Ερζερούμ ( Πόλη των Ρωμηών)

Οπως πληροφορούμεθα από τουρκικές εφημερίδες και ΜΜΕ, στις 7 Ιανουαρίου 2011, ο πρωθυπουργός της Ελλάδος, κ. Γιώργος Παπανδρέου, πρόκειται να παραστεί στην 3η Σύνοδο των Πρέσβεων της Τουρκίας, που τη χρονιά αυτή πρόκειται να λάβει χώρα στο μακρινό και παγωμένο Ερζερούμ, τη βυζαντινή Θεοδοσιούπολη και την καρδιά της Αρμενίας. Την περιοχή που αποτέλεσε τον πιο …’δημοφιλή’ τόπο εξορίας των Ελλήνων της Θράκης, του Πόντου και της Ανατολής, τα μαύρα χρόνια της Γενοκτονίας (1914-1924), τότε που έχασαν τη ζωή τους δεκάδες χιλιάδες Έλληνες στα Αμελέ Ταμπουρού. Τα Τάγματα Εργασίας ανασυστάθηκαν και πάλι την περίοδο 1942-1943 για να ‘φιλοξενήσουν’ τους Έλληνες της Κωνσταντινούπολης, εκείνους που δεν είχαν τη δυνατότητα να ξεπληρώσουν τους δυσβάστακτους φόρους του Βαρλίκ Βεργκισί. Τον τόπο που υπέστη την καθοριστική ήττα ο Ρωμανός ο Διογένης από τον Αρπαρσλάν, το 1071 (Ματζικέρτ), και οδήγησε στην εδραίωση των Τούρκων στην Ανατολή, που κατέληξε στην Άλωση της Πόλης και την υποδούλωση του συνόλου του Ελληνισμού για τέσσερις αιώνες. Συνέχεια