Sunday, 17 April 2011

Hellenic Socialistic Dictatorship

"We decide and we order" that was the motto of the dictator Papadopoulos 45 years ago. That is what Mr G. Papandreou's "socialistic" governance is all about. Socialistic Dictatorship i would call it and not without a reason. In the steps of Ben Ali, Hosni Mubarak and Muamar Quaddafi, all of them socialists, the president of Socialist International could not differ. 

Mr Papandreou and his gang, true children of "socialism" put Greece (Hellas) in the most ruthless neoliberalistic policy (from the greek word πολιτική) ever, using the debt as an excuse! Practicing what they have learned in the "How to be a good socialist" courses given by Goldman Sachs' s experts.

This governance has all the characteristics (from the greek word χαρακτηριστικό) of a dictatorship. First of all it is not legitimate. Mr Papandreou stole the vote from Greeks (Hellenes) by lying when he was insisting that "There is money". He kept on lying after the elections when he was assuring Greeks (Hellenes) that IMF is not an option while at the same time he was discussing (inviting it) with Dominique Strauss Kann as the last revealed.

He knew everything about the situation of greek economy as Mr Provopoulos (manager of the Bank of Greece), Mr Steinbruck (former German minister of economics) and others had informed him. Not to mention his secret meetings with the "profitmakers" (such as Mr George Soros at the Pentelikon Hotel in Athens April 23rd 2010) the same time he was trying to "fight" them with "gun on the table". Of course the democrat Mr Papandreou never informed the Greeks (Hellenes) what was discussed in those meetings! As we will never know (at least by him) what he is discussing with Mr Erdogan in his secret diplomacy.

Another characteristic of a dictatorship that the Papandreou goverment has, is acts against the greek constitution. First of all the The MEMORANDUM OF ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL POLICIES according to the greek constitution needed to be voted by the 3/5 of the Hellenic   Parliament. Illegally -and against the constitution- the minister of economics signs the new versions of the Memorandum overriding the Parliament. The participation of Greece (Hellas) with support troops in Libya was the decision of Mr Papandreou ONLY!

Propaganda is also an important factor in Papandreou's governance as it is in all dictatorships. All the mainstream media (few exceptions) are in the same side of the river. Participating in all  major strikes with only one purpose, to leave Greeks (Hellenes) in darkness. Athens was at war at May 5th an December 15th 2010 and the greek media were broadcasting documentaries! The MEMORANDUM was the ONLY way, they keep telling. The brain wash that we experience in the greek media has never existed before! The "Socialistic" Party of Mr Papandreou votes acts and laws and Greeks don't even know! In the KERATEA region of Athens for four months a war is in progress between civilians and the police and the only way to keep up with this topic is the internet! The mainstream media did not even mention it! 

Violence another characteristic of a dictatorship. Plenty of it as you can watch in the videos above. KERATEA region of Athens is at war for four months. The brutality of the police is extraordinary. The "Socialistic" goverment denies any dialogue. The reason? Papandreou' s goverment wants to establish  a dumping ground at the area and the citizens do not. 
Doing everything they can to satisfy the creditors they have put Greeks in despare, Willing to sacrifice the  sovereignty of the greek state (by not setting the Exclusive Economic Zone EEZ) they are giving up the greek oil that exist under the Aegean (Aegeas father of Theseus King of Athens from whom the Aegean sea was named after) sea in secret diplomacy with the Turks as WIKILEAKS revealed! 
Mr Papandreou never hides his efforts for global governence establishment therefore he is opposing to the ideas of a nation. An example of this is the abolishment of the word "NATIONAL" of all the state ministries a day after his election in October 2009! Watch the video:

Economist Conference: «Meeting the challenges through leadership strategy» | Prime Minister’s speech April 29, 2010

And most of all they are a goverment who has lost the sanction of the Greeks (Hellenes) as all the latest polls show!

One of Mr Papandreou's mottos in the pre-election period was: "Socialism or barbarism", now given the situation it is hard for me to choose!

"The establishment of the dumping ground will occur because it is the goverment's decision" 

Theodora Tzakri: minister of the Papandreou goverment 2011

"We decide and we order"

G. Papadopoulos Dictator of Greece (Hellas) 1967
Friday, 15 April 2011

Greek treasures go on display in Oxford

Some of Greece's finest ancient treasures have gone on display in Oxford's Asholean Museum in Britain, even though some of the discoveries have never been seen by Greeks.
They've been unearthed in a Royal complex belonging to Alexander the Great and his father Philip.
As Malcolm Brabant reports from Vergina in Northern Greece, archaeologists have determined that Alexander's Macedonians were not only great warriors but revolutionary builders as well.

Dr Angeliki Kottaridi, Chief Archaeologist, Vergina
Dr Christopher Brown, Director Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
Sunday, 10 April 2011

Macedonia is Greece (Hellas)

In the groundbreaking exhibition ‘Heracles to Alexander the Great’ the Ashmolean
will show more than 500 extraordinary objects, most of which go on display for the
first time anywhere in the world. These recent finds were discovered in the royal
burial tombs and the palace at Aegae, the ancient capital of Macedon. They rewrite
the history of early Greece and tell the story of the royal court and the kings and
queens of Macedon, descendants of Heracles whose rule culminated in the empire
of Alexander the Great. Aegae remained relatively unknown until 30 years ago when
excavations uncovered the unlooted tombs of Philip II and his grandson Alexander IV.
Recent work at the site by the 17th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities,
and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, has continued to unearth a startling wealth
of objects – from beautifully intricate gold jewellery, silverware and pottery, to sculpture,
mosaic floors and architectural remains.
The exhibition has been organised under the aegis of the Prime Minister of the
Hellenic Republic, Mr George A. Papandreou, in collaboration with the Hellenic
Ministry of Culture and Tourism, 17th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities
Ministry of Culture and Tourism
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Lead supporter:
The George Economou Collection
All Supporters
The Ashmolean is extremely grateful to all the supporters of the exhibition.
Experience Greek culture with a series of exciting events including lectures,
performance, theatre, evening events, films, workshops, family activities.
Eating & Shopping
Enjoy Greek Food at the Ashmolean Dining Room, buy the catalogue and
browse the selection of Greek inspired gifts in the Exhibiton Shop
Press images and information
Visit Greece
Visit the Museum of the Royal Tombs at Aegae, today’s UNESCO world
heritage site of Vergina.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Ancient Tablet Found: Oldest Readable Writing in Europe

Found at a site tied to myth, Greek tablet survived 

only by accident, experts say.

Ker Than
Published March 30, 2011
Marks on a clay tablet fragment found in Greece are the oldest known decipherable text in Europe, a new study says.
Considered "magical or mysterious" in its time, the writing survives only because a trash heap caught fire some 3,500 years ago, according to researchers.
Found in an olive grove in what's now the village of Iklaina (map), the tablet was created by a Greek-speaking Mycenaean scribe between 1450 and 1350 B.C., archaeologists say.
The Mycenaeans—made legendary in part by Homer's Iliad, which fictionalizes their war with Troy—dominated much of Greece from about 1600 B.C. to 1100 B.C. (See "Is Troy True? The Evidence Behind Movie Myth.")
So far, excavations at Iklaina have yielded evidence of an early Mycenaean palace, giant terrace walls, murals, and a surprisingly advanced drainage system, according to dig director Michael Cosmopoulos.
But the tablet, found last summer, is the biggest surprise of the multiyear project, Cosmopoulos said.
"According to what we knew, that tablet should not have been there," the University of Missouri-St. Louis archaeologist told National Geographic News.
First, Mycenaean tablets weren't thought to have been created so early, he said. Second, "until now tablets had been found only in a handful of major palaces"—including the previous record holder, which was found among palace ruins in what was the city of Mycenae.
Although the Iklaina site boasted a palace during the early Mycenaean period, by the time of the tablet, the settlement had been reduced to a satellite of the city of Pylos, seat of King Nestor, a key player in the Iliad.
"This is a rare case where archaeology meets ancient texts and Greek myths," Cosmopoulos said in a statement.
Tablet Preserved by Cooking
The markings on the tablet fragment—which is roughly 1 inch ( 2.5 centimeters) tall by 1.5 inches (4 centimeters) wide—are early examples of a writing system known as Linear B.
Used for a very ancient form of Greek, Linear B consisted of about 87 signs, each representing one syllable. (Related: "New Layer of Ancient Greek Writings Detected in Medieval Book.")
The Mycenaeans appear to have used Linear B to record only economic matters of interest to the ruling elite. Fittingly, the markings on the front of the Iklaina tablet appear to form a verb that relates to manufacturing, the researchers say. The back lists names alongside numbers—probably a property list.
Because these records tended to be saved for only a single fiscal year, the clay wasn't made to last, said Cosmopoulos, whose work was funded in part by the National Geographic Society's Committee for Research and Exploration. (The Society owns National Geographic News.)
"Those tablets were not baked, only dried in the sun and [were], therefore, very brittle. ... Basically someone back then threw the tablet in the pit and then burned their garbage," he said. "This fire hardened and preserved the tablet."
Not the Oldest Writing
While the Iklaina tablet is an example of the earliest writing system in Europe, other writing is much older, explained Classics professor Thomas Palaima, who wasn't involved in the study, which is to be published in the April issue of the journal Proceedings of the Athens Archaeological Society.
For example, writings found in China, Mesopotamia, and Egypt are thought to date as far back as 3,000 B.C.
Linear B itself is thought to have descended from an older, still undeciphered writing system known as Linear A. And archeologists think Linear A is related to the older hieroglyph system used by the ancient Egyptians.
Magical, Mysterious Writing
Still, the Iklaina tablet is an "extraordinary find," said Palaima, an expert in Mycenaean tablets and administration at the University of Texas-Austin.
In addition to its sheer age, the artifact could provide insights about how ancient Greek kingdoms were organized and administered, he added.
For example, archaeologists previously thought such tablets were created and kept exclusively at major state capitals, or "palatial centers," such as Pylos and Mycenae.
Found in the ruins of a second-tier town, the Iklaina tablet could indicate that literacy and bureaucracy during the late Mycenaean period were less centralized than previously thought.
Palaima added that the ability to read and write was extremely restricted during the Mycenaean period and was regarded by most people as "magical or mysterious."
It would be some 400 to 600 years before the written word was demystified in Greece, as the ancient Greek alphabet overtook Linear B and eventually evolved into the 26 letters used on this page.