Posted by Ari on May 19, 2002 at 17:32:47:
In Reply to: Re: Traitor or citizen? posted by patriwths on May 17, 2002 at 10:27:41:
I beg to differ on two points Patriotis. The first is that I believe that Greece does not need a king at all. You must be joking when you suggest a Greek one would be OK. How would they be chosen? Which pompous spoilt (thieving) upper-class Greek family should they come from? You see, too difficult to choose and way too biased a position to grant any mere mortal of any ilk. Yes Simitis and his ilk of supposed centre-democratic parties are hypocrites, just as the Blair Government and the supposed Democrats of the US are, no doubt about that at all. I can't think of a different system in Greece though except the present one with modifications democratically selected. The second point I differ on is this, tourism has spoilt some aspects of Greek life (and ruined more than one island's ecology), however, at least tourists GO HOME. You, as other Greeks living in Greece, would do well to check out your borders. The last time I was in Greece the numbers of clearly illegal immigrants everywhere was astounding. Someone close to me in Greece quoted the figure of 1 in 10 in Greece is not of a Greek background. You worry about Simitis and his parties policies? Look just under your own nose at how Greece is changing with the influx of non-Christians. Sure offer hospitality and humane treatment, but these people, who are often single men, surely present a greater threat to Greece (and indeed all of Europe) than any present democratically elected Government party. These people, for what ever reason, were not democratically invited into Greece. Please remember what you already know about tourists, that cultural influence is a two-way street. That is, those hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants looking for a better economy, may learn the Greek language over time, but, you suddenly have a huge muslim population with all its medievalisms right in your midst. Beware Greeks, Beware Europe for the largest proportion of these people are not arriving at your door for humanitarian reasons, but because they want a better job and believe the glittering commercialism of the west. A final observation on illegal immigrants before you ask yourself why the supposed central democratic governments of Europe tolerate the muslim invasion. Who Profits From This? I observed in Athens that BECAUSE of the influx of illegal immigrants, RENTS REAL ESTATE WHERE VERY HIGH AND GETTING HIGHER BUT WAGES WERE PUSHED DOWN BECAUSE OF THE EXCESS OF EXTREMELY CHEAP LABOUR. Figure it out Patriotis and look beyond the superficial - it's not tourist that present the threat but those others who make the life of the average wage-earning Greek very expensive whilst keeping his wages down.
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