The Greek drama: we are what we vote for
Fellow Greeks, we’re not doing very well lately, are we? What with owing to everyone that ever had a dollar of investable capital, the austerity measures, the unemployment, the ubiquitous corruption, and of course the loss to Germany in the Euro 2012 quarter finals. Yes, we’ve had better times in the past -I remember reading about some Pericleus dude in Ancient Athens…

Not sure whose to blame; it’s probably everyone.

I’ve learned a few things over the last two elections though, mostly solidifying my belief that we are pretty much screwed and there is no way out of this mess. But then again what do I know…

It must have been pretty darn difficult to vote for someone without feeling you’re doing your country a disservice -maybe that explains the high abstinence levels; that or laziness/surrender.

So a big chunk who decided to vote did so for the radical left Syriza party, whose economically illiterate leader, Alexis Tsipras, had some brilliant ideas on how to get the country out of this mess, including but not limited to increasing the minimum wage (fantastic idea when the unemployment amongst the less skilled is at such high levels), nationalising the banks and stopping all forms of privatisation (wtf? Seriously, wtf?), expanding the public sector (WTF??). He got one right though, but probably by mistake and motivated by the wrong reasons: cut taxes.

Another significant chunk voted for the fascists, ultra-nationalists, Golden Dawn, whose top members like to slap female opponents on national television, and then sue them for participating in a world-wide smear campaign against this pure and innocent party. No further comments.

Most of the rest did the usual and voted for the two parties that brough he country to this mess.

So it was really a case of voting for the least destructive option -a case of preferring cancer over a stroke. The end result wil probably be the same, except for the amount of suffering until the last lingering shades of hope disappear.

But I have to say, the cookie for the least in touch with reality politician has to go to this guy: Adonis Georgiadis.

Sorry it’s in Greek, but here is the jest of it: This joke of a human being, probably oblivious to the shitty sitution the country is in, thinks that members of the parliament are too good to be using public transport, and it is a humiliation to ask them to do so -implicitly by revoking their right to a free taxpayer-paid car* .

Well then I have two options for you Adonis: go buy your own f***ing car you asshole, or even better, go bury yourself as soon as possible and leave this tormented country alone. It has suffered enough of f***wits like yourself, only interested in short term personal gains not giving a damn about the country.

I can’t end with such foul taste though; so here’s a relevant anecdote: A certain Steven Weinberg was mostly using the subway to go to his certain Wall Street office, justifying this by saying that travelling amongst the people gave him the best possible insight into what’s going on in the real world, thus helping him make better decisions for the certain investment bank he was leading; a bank that the people of a certain country don’t even want to mention its name out of hatred.

  1. * I guess high profile politicians in major European economies that use public transport, bicycles, and trams just have no self-esteem at all []

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Do we need God to dictate our morality? Do you really need to ask that question? The question is relative to the person that’s fumbling to answer it. Non-believers would say no, fence stragglers would say maybe, and true believers would say are you stupid? Hopefully, I may give you insight to understanding all three dilemma’s.

Non-believers only have faith in things that are tangible, and proven. They like to feel safe in their environment, and their truth is how much they have surpassed others; in essence a form of power-over. To the Non-believer everything is there to be attained, and conquered through force. Their god is themselves, and those idols that mean so much to them, namely money.

To the fence straggler; they only want approval from those that they look up to as a model of what they strive to be. They don’t have their own beliefs, but instead live vicariously through others in the hope of attaining meaning in their own lives. Fence stragglers constantly shift from one ideal to another, never truly understanding even one ideal that they profess to be in accordance with. Their god is someone or something that can never be attained.

Where believers in various shades of gray encompass that to which is inherently human, and have not read the bible, let alone studied it. No one truly strives to believe in God, let alone understand God. The Bible isn’t about two tables; one moral, and one of civil dictates. It’s about life, and how we can live as intended for us to live as ascribed by God. Here is the paradox, believers, encompass that to which the non-believers and fence stragglers ascribe. You will find many so called religious people that have no issues killing in the name of their religion. This isn’t a precept of Jesus. Instead these are doctrines of men. These same men attempt to hedge a bet by saying they are religious, and in vain belief they will be saved. They don’t understand the Bible, or God. God gave us freedom of choice. You can choose God or not.

True believers are not concerned with questions of morality, as they see themselves in a state of that which is immoral. The difference is that through their love for their God they have chosen to turn-away from that state that isn’t benefiting them or others. They are the people that have given up their place in society, and have gone to a country impoverished and/or war torn to try and help those in need. They walk in love, thus mortality is what they strive to attain. To understand God is to attempt to constantly move towards being unselfish, loving, and with much empathy for others.