Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Hellenic Nationalist Comrade: "The Political Establishment Refuses To Withdraw The (6th Grade history) Book"

According to an article from "Eleftheros Kosmos" (link:http://elkosmos.gr/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=193&Itemid=1),the publication of some research indicates that 90% of the population wants the withdrawal of the propagandistic history book. Although this seems optimistic, the political establishment has often ignored public opinion in the past so this is no guarantee that the book will be withdrawn.

The political establishment refuses to withdraw the book, citing nonsense about how they can't "deviate from existing institutions and rules". This is despite the fact that the Serbian government completely withdrew the book (and even threatened to ban Soros-affiliated groups if they ever sent Serbia another book!) after calls were made that it was anti-Serbian. It says a lot when Serbia's pro-Western government is more nationalistic than Greece's supposedly"conservative" (in reality, liberal) government. Anyway, the political establishment feels that by allowing the same historians that wrote the book to add more pages to it that it constitutes some sort of... compromise. It is also worth mentioning that Thanos Veremis supports this book.

-Hellenic Nationalist comrade

(The Article Below Is Reproduced For Fair Use And Educational Purposes)


More pages for history book

Education Minister Marietta Giannakou paved the way yesterday for the authors of the controversial primary school history book to counter one of the textbook's main criticisms by providing more detail about certain events in Greek history.

Giannakou said that the authors would be able to add to the book's 137 pages when they review it over the summer. The minister said the authors had recognized that they needed to make some changes but she ruled out the possibility of third parties having any say in the process.

The Church of Greece as well as some historians and journalists have spoken out against the book and called for it to be scrapped, but Giannakou insisted yesterday that this would not happen as the government could not "deviate from existing institutions and rules."

The president of the National Education Council, Professor Thanos Veremis, backed the minister. "I think that some changes are needed but the book should not be withdrawn," he told Kathimerini.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wastrels,modern day carpetbaggers make up the govt. of the day. Guard dogs of foreign interests on duty. The irony of it all it's the public reaction and the supine attitude of the orthodox establishment. That is the crux of this riddle. The fact that all politicians are prostituting themselves for larger than greece issues, it is execrable and disgusting, but quite understandable. The reaction, is nowhere to be felt. Church, military, cultural institutions, public at large, they all seem mesmerized and paralysed into a catatonic schyzophrenia. We are dealing with a comatose state, happily integrated and rolling over in the decadence of the EU.
This is the tip of the iceberg.

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