The Voice from the Pavement – Peter Adamis
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I am concerned about the manner in which Hellas is being portrayed and paraded in the world press.
Hellas is being used as an experiment to demonstrate the so called superior powers of the stronger financial nations in the craggy mountains of Europe.
The powers to be who hold the cudgel so to speak, want Hellas brought to its knees so that all of its assets can be sold piecemeal. That includes the vast natural mineral and agricultural resources as well as its “under the sea” oil petroleum reservoirs. Those in financial control also know that should they fall with Hellas.
The European experiment will also fail and Hellas being the first domino, needs to be secured in place to stop the exodus from the EU. Every Hellene knows no matter where they are located that Hellas is not better off if it leaves the EU and that heaven forbid that that scenario did occur and Hellas reverted back to the drachma, Hellas will be thrust back to the stone age so to speak. Contrary to world media reports, the protesters in Athens only represent a minority of the population and those who are protesting are not from any low social economic background but from the middle and upper class who see their way of life being threatened.
The paramilitary services have had their salaries cut, civil servants have been reduced and yes, the youth unemployment is about 30% which is dismal to say the least. However those who have chosen to live in the cities as a result of the boom caused by Hellas entry into the EU are now reviewing their situation and are coming to the conclusion that it’s better to return to their patriarchal homes and travel to work rather than pay rent and starve, living in the major cities.
The infrastructure are in place to accommodate this new style of work and living which is a silent and hidden blessing for the smaller villages and towns that can benefit by the return of its original inhabitants and bring new life into them. I am also of the belief that within a relative short time, new cottage industries will spring up within Hellas that will create a veritable strong financial base upon which Hellas can rebuild itself.
The Hellenes in the Diaspora can and should take an interest in their origins and provide in kind support or invest their funds, time, knowledge and experience without the tall poppy syndrome being evident. Hellenes are a proud race that deserves better and only with the support of Hellenes throughout the world can a new Hellas like the Phoenix rise from the ashes that its currently being portrayed as.
At this point in time, I am of the belief that it is about time that ALL HELLENES and PHILEHELLENES living in Hellas or within the Diaspora, took up the struggle and demonstrate to the world that Hellas is not to be kicked like a stray dog for the incompetency of its leaders and others responsible for the mess Hellas is in now. Everyone can play their part in this global action to eradicate ignorance and self pity that surrounds what is happening in Hellas. Hellas as a nation deserves better treatment than this at the moment and the way to overcome its current weaknesses and crisis is to be united.
It is my belief that a “rock” (Hellas) that breaks away from its European craggy mountainside (EU) environment, due to inclement weather conditions, finds a new freedom as it rolls down the mountainside. With the passage of time, the rock gathers momentum and with it changes its environment and will not stop until it finds a new haven amongst the craggy mountains of Europe.
Therefore figuratively speaking, the craggy European mountain (EU) that failed to sustain and retain its influence on the rock has only itself to blame. We the international climbers and observers (Diaspora) can only look as the avalanche of rocks come down. As such, it’s better to pave the way for a new beginning where climbers and observers can endure the craggy mountain with a different set of eyes.
The rock will eventually finds its place amongst the craggy mountains of Europe and place itself in an even stronger and defensible position than that of its former environment. A lasting resting place where no environmental powers can ever dislodge it.
Whether you having dinner, at a party, gathering, meetings or in a casual conversation, it’s up to all of us to influence and change world opinion that Hellas and its people are not lazy, not spendthrifts, not incompetent, and certainly to be regarded as second class citizens on the world stage.
As a Hellene, I encourage everyone to rise above the negativity throughout the world and voice your opinion in a peaceful manner, using your influence no matter where you are in the world. All Hellenes need to become united and show that Hellas is not alone in her predicament. Remember that its only through peaceful and influential means that world opinion can change and that its focus should be on those who are at fault for the mismanagement of Hellas.
The Voice from the Pavement – Peter Adamis is a Journalist/Commentator and writer. He is a retired Australian military serviceman and an Industry organisational & Occupational (OHS) & Training Consultant whose interests are within the parameters of domestic and international political spectrum. He is an avid blogger and contributes to domestic and international community news media outlets as well as to local and Ethnic News. He holds a Bachelor of Adult Learning & Development (Monash), Grad Dip Occupational Health & Safety, (Monash), Dip. Training & Assessment, Dip Public Administration, and Dip Frontline Management. Contact via Email: [email protected] or via Mobile: 0409965538