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What a Wonderful World!


mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial”>About a couple of times I saw, in passing, in a TV ad or something, this American singer with a gravelly voice who "sings":

 

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mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial”>Anyway, nobody can deny that after water, food, and mating, music is a fundamental part of human nature. 

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial”>The folk music of all peoples, has tremendous quality and beauty, due to a musical history of thousands of years behind it. However, from a certain point in the cultural evolutionary process the "production" of music turned into an "art". So, a few centuries ago Bach and Handel, using the tools of this art, composed music that is a treasure in the history of humanity. This treasure was usurped by the world elites and was used as an instrument to separate the highbrow culture of the elites from the lowbrow vulgarity of the "ordinary" people. The argument was that the elite 1% were the only ones that could … "understand" the music of Bach and Handel. Which, of course, is bullshit. 

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial”>So, now, following the thoughts of the American singer, let us examine this "wonderful world" and its "blue sky", a world that the above "cultured" 1% have created:

 

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial”>This guy, whose name is unknown to us, about 25 centuries ago ran from Marathon [a nice place by the sea about 40 kilometers north of the Acropolis] to the community of the Athens of that time, at the foot of the Acropolis, and shouted "we [the Greeks] are victorious" against the Persian invaders. Of course, when you defend yourself against an aggressor you are not victorious, you try to stay alive. Suppose the Iraqis had defeated the Bushes, father and son, would they be victorious or they would have simply managed to avoid Fallujah? At the Greek elementary school I was taught that the name of the above guy was Fidippidis and that after he uttered the above words he collapsed and died. Official history has it that Fidippidis [lacking the services of an e-mail], instead, ran from Athens to Sparta (the titular "Vaterland" of today's Greek Nazis) to ask the Spartans to help defeat the Persians. It took Fidippidis two days to ran the distance from Athens to Sparta of about 240 kilometers, that is about six "marathons".  

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial”>So, this rather harmful [do not forget that Fidippidies collapsed and died after running the first Marathon] and crowded spectacle, was chosen by two young men to express the dominant feeling of this wonderful world we are living in. The feeling: Hate, visceral hate! 

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mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial”>The first time that science was linked to technology was in 1842, when the German Justus von Liebig applied chemistry to make synthetic fertilizer. My estimate is that, if there are historians still on this planet, after, say, 50 years, they will have a very difficult task assessing the pluses and the minuses of that technological accomplishment. 

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial”>Now, sitting close by was a rail car holding about 100 tons of the chemical compound, which did not explode. 

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial”>I know that the sky is still blue in the town of West, in Texas. However, what we should learn is: of the thousands of existing synthetic compounds, how many have been tested for harm to humans, in this wonderful world of chemistry. mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial”>Tornadoes 

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial”>In a nuclear blast a vertical pole (or column) is not affected by the blast, because the overpressure-wave engulfs the pole almost instantaneously, as it has to travel the insignificant distance of the diameter of the pole. If this holds also for tornados, could a forest of sturdy poles built-in securely in the soil be the starting point for a system of using these poles as anchors for various structures or objects? Does anyone care about this problem?

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial”>Strawberries 

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial”>One of the braves, last summer (2012) assaulted an Egyptian migrant worker and jammed the man's head in the window of a car door and dragged the migrant along the road for a long distance. Here we are again, in the wonderful world of (inexplicable) hate. Did the Greek redneck do that because that was a matter of profit, or other economic factor? No, it was hate for the dark-skinned foreigner. Or take today's (June 10) news about Edward Snowden, the really brave young American who leaked the NSA data. He said that he "joined the armed forces in hopes of helping the Iraqi people escape from oppression, but was jarred that his commanders 'seemed pumped up about killing Arabs'". (NBCNews). That a redneck, Greek or other, will behave like that, is "normal", but a refined American an "officer and a gentleman", at that, is not expected to stoop so low. 

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mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial”>For the last two years I have been conducting a rather unusual test. With every person I met each day [friends, neighbors, salespeople, shopkeepers, taxi drivers, etc] I purposely struck a conversation about the situation in Greece. Given that there are 52 weeks in a year, if I talked to one person per week for these two years, that makes a total of about 100 persons, at least. If I talked to two persons per week the total would be 200 people and so on. Therefore, the "sample" was not insignificant. Again, purposely I ended the conversation with the phrase: "There is only one solution to the Greek problem: the gallows!" There was no need to mention that the gallows were meant for the political rulers of the country. The result of the test: Not a single person did not agree to that solution. An important characteristic of the result: women were more eager and aggressive in their will to apply the solution. [My explanation for this [originating with the Nazi occupation of Greece]: women, as mothers, have to look into the eyes of their children, when they are hungry, or cold, etc.] 

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial”>The man is named Stournaras, and is the Minister for the Economy [or whatever]. Stournaras, a youngish man in his fifties, is a university professor with a degree from Oxford. Yet, his most important characteristic is his Nazi SS (or US Marines) haircut. Having been born after the Nazi occupation of Greece he did never set eyes on the haircut of an SS German. However, he is probably familiar with the haircut of the US Marines in the US Embassy in Athens. 

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mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial”>Of the 84 years on this planet, I have lived almost the entire period in Athens, Greece. For the first three or four decades (1930 to 1970) the words "protection" (money paid to neighborhood thugs) and "coach", were unknown. The word "narcotics" (a Greek word) was used in extremely rare cases. 

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial”>As a kid and as a young man, when referring to the person who trained soccer or basketball players, I heard Greeks use the word "pro-ponetes" [someone who makes others labor before the game, etc.]. Today, that word was erased from the Greek language. The new word: "coach"! [Pronounced by the Greeks as something akin to "crotch"]. So this time the "cultural" invader from the US was the word "coach" and maybe the occasional "pederast" [also a Greek word]. By the way, what happened to the latest American pederast coach?

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial”>In Kypseli (Beehive, in English), the Greek neighborhood in which I was born, up to 1941, there was probably not a single drug addict. Then, Hitler's Stukas bombed Pireus, the port of Athens, and a part of the population of the port moved to Athens, which was a safer place, as Hitler, an admirer of the ancient Greeks, had decided not to bomb Athens, the host city of the Acropolis , etc. [On the contrary, in December 1944, after the Nazis left, Churchill positioned British soldiers on the Acropolis to fight the Greek leftists. Those British soldiers hang their rifles and their laundry from the arms and other protrusions of the statutes of classical Greece! These very statues are now the main exhibits in the Acropolis Museum in Athens, visited by people from all over the world and probably the offspring of those British soldiers]. Pireus, being a port, was a city of Christian sin; of prostitution and (limited use) of drugs. So, Kypseli, in 1941, gained its first drug addict who smoked … marihuana, a man in his early thirties who did not have a job, or a friend but only his family that supported him.  

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial”>Notice the expressions: "60 percent", "some", and "greater numbers" and the way they are positioned in the sentences. Is there an effort to convey to the reader the idea that close to 60 percent of the Greek young are selling their bodies? Also, not only young Greek women, but also young Greek men are prostituting themselves. Any comment on the work of Tzortzinis and of Alderman is avoided, as it will be in extreme anger. 

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial”>However, the above "journalists" avoided to mention that Patision street, is the "sidewalk" for young women and girls from Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India. As there are other streets in Athens, that are open-air bordellos. Have these "journalists'" ever asked themselves who drove these humans to Patision street. The street a few blocks off of which I was born and spent eight years in a High School close to Patision street and five years in the Polytechnic, on Patision street, the most important and historic educational institution of Greece. So, who drove them to the "sidewalks" of Patision street? Of course, both know the answer: The Clintons, the Bushes and now the "drone-addict" Obama the "African-American"! When I was twenty years old, in 1950, there were not more that 100 women working in this field in Athens, mostly young pregnant women abandoned by the usual male assholes. So, the digital age increased that number, let us say, tenfold to one thousand. However, the "great numbers" of Greek (repeat: Greek) young people prostituting themselves offered by the "journalists" are close to one million! 

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The list of items is short, but very dark [no "blue sky" here]:

 - Nazis: It is becoming almost obvious that the Nazis are assigned to provoke real trouble. To understand what is going on think of a Timothy McVeigh-type of person, who is a Nazi member of the US Congress, addressing another member of Congress in the House or Senate assembly and repeating three times: "You are a jerk! All of you are jerks!" This happened a few days ago in the Greek Parliament when a Nazi member of parliament addressed a member of SYRIZA, the left party. The reaction of the insulted leftists can be described as measured. It seems that, that was the wise thing to do. 

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial”>- Health care mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial”>The health care services for the Greek people have become a humanitarian-problem case. People are starting to die because of lack of personnel, medicine, and funds.

 

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mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial”>It is up to us to keep them that way. We have the instruments: the Squares. The Squares of freedom, of dignity, and of JUSTICE. Justice for those that make the world miserable and the sky filthy. And this time, justice not in Nuremberg, but in Athens, in Istanbul, in Rome , in Madrid, in Lisbon, in Dublin, and in Manhattan. 

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