Sunday, December 19, 2004

The Greco Report On The Subject Of The Greek Identity Cards

The Greco Report

The current New Democracy (ND) Minister of Education and Religion, Marietta Yiannakou, gave an interview to the Athens newspaper Eleftherotypia on 10 July '04, which was reprinted in the Orthodoxos Typos of 16 July '04 (p.6). During the interview, Yiannakou stated that though she disagreed with the Church of Greece over the issue of the identity cards (that is, whether or not one's religious affiliation should be inscribed thereon), she is "not afraid of dialogue."

Her idea of "dialogue," however, does not include explaining why her party is not making good on the campaign promises made prior to the recent elections. These promises were emphatically reiterated by ND candidate, and current Undersecretary of Education and Religion, G. Kalos -- whose shadow cabinet responsibility included matters having to do with religion. On the very day before the elections of 7 March, Kalos assured the voters of Greece that the question of voluntary inclusion of one's religious affiliation on the I.D. cards would be one of the first initiatives his party would make if elected.

When asked to discuss this matter during the interview, Yiannakou asserted that the position of former PM Simitis' PASOK government (which was that since the question had already been decided, "it was no longer to be discussed" -- "αύτο δέν συζητείται") was not the position of ND, but that "now is not the time to bring this issue up." In fact, to show just how "hip" she is, she even used the American word "timing" to explain why this question was not about to be addressed now, in spite of the many pre-election promises to the contrary made by her party. When the reporter reminded her that "this is what the former administration said," she adroitly finessed her way around that little annoyance by replying that "when you open an issue it should be at the right time and under the right circumstances so that a solution can be found." What she never explained, however, is why this is not the right time to raise the issue of the ID cards. After so many years, so many demonstrations, and so many promises, what we are getting here is just more of the same kind of kowtowing to the collectivist atheists in Brussels and the Zionist pressure groups in the U.S., who have no intention of allowing the over 3 million Greeks who signed the petition asking for a referendum on this matter to exercise their rights as citizens of a "democratic Europe."

All of which only goes to prove what we've been asserting here at TGR all along: The crypto-Marxist comrades of PASOK do the bidding of the American hegemons and collectivist "socialists" in Brussels because they want to; it's part and parcel of their totalitarian and godless ideology. Whereas, the "conservative" parties in the U. S. and Europe -- including our own New Democracy coterie of hem kissers -- do it because they'd better; otherwise the powers that be will do to them what they did to Slobodan Milosevic, or anyone else who dares to raise his head in defiance of the New World Order our Zionist friends, in collaboration with their Gentile flunkies, are busy creating for us.

We must never forget that, in Greece, "even the birds in the trees" know that Greek politicians only have freedom of action over those issues that don't affect the perceived interests of Washington or Brussels. This is why New Democracy or PASOK will only differ on matters of no real importance to their masters: things like how late the bouzouki-joints (skyladika) can stay open, or whether or not Katina and Thanasi should be allowed to drive their cars into downtown Athens on odd or even days, or whether the nation's museums and archaeological sites should offer free admission one day a week. These, and only these, are the kinds of decisions our home-grown "leaders" are allowed to make.

During the interview, Yiannakou demonstrated her devotion to democracy by allowing that "since the Church is an organization that has maintained its viability for 2000 years, it has every right to its opinion," but, she added, "both the Church and the State must be aware of their bounds and limits." We wonder whether or not it ever passes through Yiannikou's "conservative" mind that by referring to its two-millenniums-long lifespan she is indirectly admitting that the Church is an indispensable part of the Greek soul; a part which most Greeks -- as every poll has shown -- have no problem proclaiming on their ID cards? Doesn't this "champion of democracy" realize that stubbornly fighting this issue is tantamount to admitting that her ND "conservative" government is not working to further the interests of the vast majority of the Greek people, but is actually working to further the interests of those who are inimical to the Greek people? Since this is the case, what in the hell do we need ND for? Let's bring back that slimy little shyster, Simitiscu, or that air-headed "Americanaki" buffoon, "Georgaki" Papandreou, together with their thuggish PASOK gang of collectivist wannabees: At least with them we know just how contemptuous they are of Hellenism and Orthodoxy, and will therefore be disabused of hallucinatory delusions about just where Hellas is really being taken.



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