Φοίνικας (Phoenix) by Dr. Christos Evangeliou

By , May 19, 2010 1:50 PM

Φοίνικας

Σαν Φοίνικας Ελλάδα μας κι εσύ
θα γεννηθείς ξανά μιαν ασπρη μέρα,
του κόσμου θα ξεπλύνεις τη ντροπή,
ύπουλων δανειστών πικρή φοβέρα!

Θα βγεις από τις στάχτες σαν πουλί,
που πρόβαλε από φωλιάς κρατήρες,
μονάχη σου θα ζώσεις το σπαθί,
χωρίς προστάτες, δανειστές, σωτήρες.

Ξανανιωμένη, πάλι δυνατή,
με χέρι σταθερό βιολί θα πιάσεις,
θα παίξεις νιο ρυθμό με προσοχή ,
τον κόσμο τον παλιό θα τον χαλάσεις!

Με μία νέας μοίρας μουσική
την οικουμένη συ θα σαγηνέψεις,
με κάλλος και σοφίας αρετή
τα πάτρια και πάλι θα λατρέψεις.

Δάσκαλοι, φωτοδότες κι αθλητές,
θα κατεβούν στης πάλης τον αγώνα,
με πείσμα στις αντίπαλες ορδές,
θα χτίσουνε ξανά τον Παρθενώνα!

Κι όσο γλυκά νιος Ήλιος θα φιλά,
σαν εραστής, τη Γαία τη Μητέρα,
Ελλάδας θα πετάγονται παιδιά,
σαν αστραπές από Διός αιθέρα!

Χ. Κ. Ε.

Phoenix

Like Phoenix, dear Hellas, you too will be
Reborn one sunny and bright day to come,
And the world will bow and blush in shame,
At what those insidious lenders have done!

You’ll come out of the ashes like that bird
That rose up from the nest that trapped it,
And you’ll live again by your own sword,
Without any sponsors, lenders, or saviors.

Young and powerful you’ll be once again,
Holding your viola with steady hands,
And you’ll play new rhythms carefully,
Calling the old world back from the deep!

And with its new musical guide,
The entire country will be beguiled,
And they will come out to worship again
Virtue’s pure beauty and its wisdom.

Teachers, athletic and full of light,
Will emerge to fight the good fight,
Rising above the babbling rabble,
Bringing back the Parthenon’s marbles!

And like a lover, the youthful Sun
Will sweetly kiss our Mother Earth,
And Hellenic children will spring forth
Like Zeus’ ethereal lightning bolt!

C.C.E.

Greek Tragedies

By , May 17, 2010 7:04 PM

The violent reaction to bad news in Greece is unique but not so surprising given the country’s turbulent past. By VICTOR DAVIS HANSON – WALL STREET JOURNAL

Draping the Acropolis with a hammer-and-sickle banner might seem a stupid public relations stunt—especially as a bankrupt Greece seeks to reassure foreign capitalist investors to save Hellenic socialism… More…

Viva Sarkozy!

By , May 15, 2010 9:01 AM

“It was a standup argument. He was shouting and bawling,” said one official in Brussels. “It was Sarkozy on steroids,” said a European diplomat. “He’s always very energetic. This time he was very emotional, too.” The French leader banged his fist on the table, according to yesterday’s El País newspaper in Spain…
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the blaming game

By , May 2, 2010 12:15 PM

Αγαπητοί συμπατριώτες,

Sitting here doing my business keeping the technical side of the house in best shape I can.

I guarantee you it is not easy. Servers, accounts, lists, blogs, web content, connectivity, and the list go on and on.

In addition, single-handedly running the Parthenon Marbles Awareness campaign having to deal with publicity concerns integrating many social networks while building partnerships with other Hellenic owned websites. Of course at the same time I have to perform my duties at my work and family.

Why am saying all these?

Well, I keep reading the msgs going through this forum and seem to me that everyone is politicizing the grave economic situation we are in. This situation did not happen overnight. As you would like to believe, it is not by any stretch of imagination the mistake or error of a single administration. Greece did not go $100bIn in debt overnight. It goes back to the old saying “όπως στρώσεις θα πλαγιάσης”. in my humble opinion at least we have a smart person at the helm trying to deal with the dire situation.

And about what I said earlier?

I keep remembering Kennedy’s words:
ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country

To blame others it is easy. But lets ask our selves, when was the last time we volunteered on something or we did a good deed for the good of our πατρίδα?

We have the best minds in this forum from bright economists to scientists. What is holding us of accomplishing something tangible, rather of just discussing and staying on the sidelines?

Thanos Voudouris
thanos@greece.org
HEC Director

Debt – Greece vs California

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