Σάββατο, 21 Μαΐου 2016

Greece,Europe,and the theatre of madness

They all look forward to the next step in the greek blackmail.
All those involved,especially these European officials(who elected them again??oh yes noone),they know very well what is expected of them and what they will not do.
Greek government is playing the good boy card,trying to bring out the human??  face of the vultures,as if it is possible to do.
One thing i dont understand about the greek government is why they are exhibiting such passive attitude.
They pretend not to know what their "allies"(investors ) want.
They pretend to trust these vultures that have been blackmailing them since day 1 they were elected into power in Greece
And there are many enemies .
From the one side are those who were stealing public money for 40 years ,in cooperation with the foreign governments that wrere funding them and helping them to remain in power ,so they can serve the interests of these foreigners.
This was how Germany kept selling to Greece tanks and submarines that greece didnt need and greece paid 5 times their normal price.
And they made loans to greece ,for these purchases,money that went straight into the german pockets,and helped for all this time germany remain stable and german factories profitable.
It is the Greeks who paid the bill for the social policies of germany and france.
It was the greeks and still are who pay the profits of the vultures .
And on top ,the vultures had all the media in their hand,spreading poison about greeks,how lazy they are and this racism found easy soil in the already racist north europe with its nazi past.

But back to greek government.
They seem to say "we do all that is agreed" and then expect the other sides to act accordingly ,as if they are dealing with some holy men!
As if they do not know who blackmailed the Greek government by closing the banks,
as if they dont know who blackmailed them in the european parliament,
as if they dont know how many times up to today these "allies" have treated them and the greek people as an instrument for terrorising the rest of europe not to vote for anything but representatives of the vultures(IMF investors,bankers etc).

Lets be clear.For me it is clear.
IMF and EU is promising to them they will make it easier in the future to get more loans ,if they today implement laws that secure the interests of the vultures (investors ) in greece
And the greek gov is pretending not to realise that these promises are empty,are lies.(or do they and play along?)

I am not claiming all was good in Greek society.
I am only saying that it is a different thing to point out problems,and look for correction that would benefit all(or the majority ) ,and it is a different monster to ask for special interests for the few when most of society is getting poorer by the hour.

Selling out the public wealth is another (maybe one of the main) reason for all this attack.
The foreign capitalists (USA Germans,french,what have you,all the vultures who are used in stealing resources from poorer people),want the Greek wealth,the natural and the rest of it.
They want the gold,the oil,the land,to invest and exploit it until it can no longer offer them profits and then discard it as they did in so many countries in africa ,asia and elsewhere(south america too!!)

At present ,many in Greece would rather make friends with Putin than any of the european vultures.
And this will not just fade away.
No matter how poor the greeks get,they will never reach the point of total surrendering.

We either start talking honestly about reality ,we either start to treat each other respectfully or ,some will die...I know for sure .
I know there will be a point that people will make desperate moves .
And then the horror will start.
This is what is in the minds of many citizens today.
They only need a small push to go overboard...and then all hell will break loose.
So the question that needs answer is the following:
What do we do ,as people,as private citizens??
How are we going to stand against this attack?How are we going to defend our rights ,when our own leaders are already surrendered,have already given up everything and sstill refuse to openly talk to us and ask for our help,ideas,whatever.
I think the worst mistake (or was it intentional?) of this government was the backstepping from whatever the red lines were when elected the first time.
Everything that followed was a trick and a successful one at that,to get the greeks vote for something else than what was promised to them.
If syriza government  was really a left government,would ,as a first move ,when faced with blackmail,openly say this to it's people,and ask for their assistance to overcome.
Instead this government chose to lie.
To hide the truth we all could see.
And today they cooperate with those criminals that one year ago were the enemy,and syriza demanded prosecution for them
Surrendering (or not even starting the fight) ,when they had almost all greeks behind them shows one thing.They were already sold out.
They had agreed already(Tsipras had,i m not sure about every MP,but for sure he knew,he made the decisions and today he is still filling us with lies).
The last memorandum ,is a shameful attempt (the last ?) to persuade greeks not to rise up ,get out of euro,out of NATO,and try another way,away from the globalised idiots.
A way of human dignity ,working with countries that can at least show some respect (Russia to name one).
Instead of helping the friends of our enemies(the europeans who make friends with erdogan and tolerate all his crap).
We have real friends as greeks.But they are not in power in europe.
EU has managed to create in all the countries parties that are funded by the same central  power(it is unclear who is this power exactly,is it the german fin min?is it the french?for sure it is not the greeks)..
These p[arties are playing the same role in every country.
They represent the interests of the rich,the few ,the foreign investors and so on.In some places they give some bread crumbs to the people to keep them silent and happy.In others they do it by force.
But ,they call it democracy and democratic values!!!!
I think it is time we start taking heads...enough tails already(i m talking about flipping a coin of course!!:):))




Τετάρτη, 23 Μαρτίου 2016

Μεταναστευτικο.Αιτουντες ασυλο καλως ηρθατε.Οι αλλοι τι θελετε ακριβως?

Ανοιχτα συνορα τελος.
Εχουμε λοιπον μια καταστηαση που περιγραφω ¨:
Πακιστανοι που εφυγαν απ το Ιραν ,για μια καλυτερη ζωη στην ευρωπη.
Αλλοι απο την Δυτικη Αφρικη.
Συριιοι και Ιρακινοι που ζουσαν στην Τουρκια χρονια.
Και συριοι που εμειναν τελευταιοι στην συρια,αλλα απηυδησαν και εφυγαν και αυτοι.
Ολοι οι παραπανω εχουν μπλεχτει ,στην Ειδομενη,.
Βλεπω πρωτοστατες με μεγαφωνα φορητα(ποιος τους τα εδωσε αραγε) να μπλοκαρουν συσσιτια,και να βαζουν σε περιπετειες οικογενειες που ειναι εκει.
Βλεπω κατι μοναχικους τυπους οχι συριους  ,που εμφανιζονται ως αποφασισμενοι να μην ακολουθησουν κανενα νομο σε μια χωρα στην οποια υποτιθεται ηρθαν να ζητησουν βοηθεια.
Και φτανω στο θεμα μου.

Ερχεσαι υποτιθεται,(ας μην ασχοληθω αλλο με το απο που),επειδη θες βοηθεια.
Πρεπει να σεβαστεις κατ αρχην την λογικη που λεει οτι δεν μπορει να κανεις οτι θελεις,οταν μπεις σε μια χωρα στην οποια υποτιθεται πας επειδη ειναι νομοταγουμενη ,υποτιθεται ,και επειδη εκει θα νοιωσεις ασφαλης.
Αλλα αντι να σεβαστεις αυτο που υποτιθεται ζητας,απαιτεις να κανουμε ολοι οτι δεν ειμαστε εδω,να πεσασεις,και αφου δεν σε αφηνουν να περασεις,χρησιμοποιεις σαν βαση διεκδικησης των οποιοων θεματων σου ,την χωρα μου.αλλα δεν θελεις ακομα να σεβαστεις τους νομους μας.!.
Και ρωταω.
Περαν των οσων διεφυγαν πολεμο και αμεσο κινδυνο κατα της ζωης τους,υποτιθεται θελουν ολοι να ζητησουν ασυλο.Αλλα δεν γουσταρουν την Ελλαδα.
\ερχνται δηλαδη και λενε στον ελληνα ,οτι κοιτα εδω σκατα ειναι ,αλλα δεν πειραζει κανε εσυ το σκαλοπατι,κατσε εδω στα σκατα που εμεις δεν γουσταρουμε,να περασουμε εμεις ,και μετα ,απηλαυσε οτι θα ερθει .
Γιατι να μην κατσεις εσυ ρε φιλε μεταναστη εδω,να φυγω εγω για ευρωπη?
γιατι να καταστρεψεις την δικη μου ζωη για να βρεις εσυ καλυτερη?

Ειμαι διατεθειμενος να γινω χαλι να με πατησουν οσοι εχουν αναγκη,και το εχω κανει στην ζωη μου κανονα.
Αλλα εδω προκειται για αλλο πραγμα που ολοι κανουν οτι δεν βλεπουν

Οσοι θελουν ευρωπη ,και ξερουμε και ξερουν οτι δεν θα πανε,θα αντισταθουν και αυτο ετοιμαζουν τωρα στην Ειδομενη.

Αυτοι οι τυποι ειναι το αντιστοιχο του καθε αρπαχτικου ευρωπαικου η μη.
Με προφαση την προσφυγια των συριων,πανε να εκμεταλευτουν μια κατασταση,και οχι μονο.
Παιδια συριων που εχουν βρεθει σε χερια αλλων εθνοτητων και παρουσιαζονται ως ξαδελφια,ανηψια κλππ.

Παιδια 14χρονα μονα τους που υποτιθεται θελουν να πανε ευρωπη.
Ποιος και γιατι τους εχει πει να επιμενουν και να αρνουνται να ζητησουν ασυλο στην Ελλαδα και για ποιο λογο?
Θελουν γερμανια για να περνανε καλα?
Ας πανε.Αλλα οχι καταστρεφοντας τα παντα στο διαβα τους.
Δεν βομβαρδισα εγω κανεναν.
Ουτε εχω ενοχες για κανενα πολεμο.
Και τωρα πρεπει να βρω ανθρωπινο τροπο να αντιμετωπισω τους μη ανθρωπινα φερομενους.
Και μην ακουσω δικαιολογια οτι ερχονται  απ την βια.Και λοιπον?και εγω απο βια ερχομαι.την καπιταλιστικη ,σε αλλη της μορφη.
Η λυση ειναι,διαχωρισμο αμεσα,ανα εθνοτητα,κατ αρχην.
στρατοπεδα κρατησης για ολους οσους αιτουνται ασυλο στην χωρα,μεχρι να γινει ταυτοποιηση και να κατανεμηθουν στην χωρα (στον κοινωνικο ιστο και ΟΧΙ με τιποτα σε γκετο!.
Αλλα η λυση πρεπει να εχει και την καθαρη εξηγηση στους προσφυγες και μεταναστες ,(με δημοσιες ανακοινωσεις επιτοπου κρατικων εκπροσωπων,οχι μονο τηλεοραση )το πως περιμενει η Ελλαδα να φερθουν ,και ποιοα ειναι τα ορια,και οι κανονες.περαν αυτου,καθαρη εξηγηση για τις συνεπειες των πραξεων τους.
Οσοι θελουν εδω καταφυγιο καλως να ερθουν και να διασκορπιστουν στην κοινωνια,αν θελουν να ενσωματωθουν (Και πρεπει αφου μονοι τους δεν το καταλαβαινουν να τους πουμε λεπτομερως το τι περιμενουμε απ αυτους και τι προσφερουμε.
Αν δεν κανει το κρατος συντομοτατα κατι,προβλεπω,να παιρνουν τον νομο και την προστασια του στα χερια τους ανθρωποι που δεν πρεπει.,
Η κυβερνηση πρεπει να σταματησει την αερολογια και
\1.ολοι αδειασμα απο ειδομενη θελουν η οχι αφου τους ανακοινωθει με χιλιους τροπους οτι αυτη ειναι αποφαση του κρατους και πρεπει να σεβαστουν τους νομους .
2 οποιος δεν σεβεται τον νομο(δηλαδη τις οδηγιες του οργανου ταξης) ,κλειδωμα και απελαση αμεσα!
3 οσοι θελλουν ασυλο αμεσα διαχωρισμο απ τους υπολοιπους ωστε να δουν και να εχουν και οι υπολοιποι κινητρο(να ειμαστε και απλοι)
4 οσοι αρνηθουν να κανουν αιτηση ασυλου,στο πλοιο για την Πολη αυριο.
Αυτα χθες.
Αυριο αλλα.
Απαιτω σεβασμο ακριβως οσο δινω.τιποτα παραπανω τιποτα λιγοτερο.

Και μην ξανακουσω ανοησιες περι τζαμιων .Οποιος ερχεται εδω,και μενει με την θεληση του,ξερει που ερχεται.Δεν θα μας αλλαξει την ζωη.
δεν θα αρχισουμε να εχουμε χωριστες παραλιες για αντρες και γυναικες επειδη ηρθαν καποιοι που ακομα η θρησκοληψια δεν τους αφηνει ελευθερους.σορυ αλλα εδω κραζουμε τους τραγοπαπαδες  για πολυ πιο λιγα...
Τερμα το δουλεμα,εχουμε προβλημσα.
Μεγαλο.
Αν δεν εξηγησουμε σε ολους τους τονους αυτο το απλο βασικο λογικο ,οτι οταν εισαι επισκεπτης πρεπει να δειξεις σεβασμο αν θελεις να λαβεις αντιστοιχο,τοτε ειμαστε ανοητοι.
περιμενω επιθεση απ απερισκεπτους και δηθεν αναρχικους,αλληλεγγυους και μη...αλλα στα παπακια μου.Αυτα πριν δειτε τους δολοφονους να κανουν πραξη αυτα που εγω σας λεω σαν προβλεψη.....γιατι εκει καταληγει αν δεν ξινηθουμε σαν κοινωνια πολιτισμενη,με νομους,πολιτισμο(οσο εχουμε τελος παντων,αυτος ειναι,και σε οποιον αρεσει,αν δεν σ αρεσει τι ερχεσαι?)

Αυτα πριν δειτε τους δολοφονους να κανουν πραξη αυτα που εγω σας λεω σαν προβλεψη.....γιατι εκει καταληγει αν δεν κινηθουμε σαν κοινωνια πολιτισμενη,με νομους,πολιτισμο(οσο εχουμε τελος παντων,αυτος ειναι,και σε οποιον αρεσει,αν δεν σ αρεσει τι ερχεσαι?)
Αυτα.

Τετάρτη, 20 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Dear Bill .....

(open letter to B.Gates about his article on world charity's future 2016)

dear Bill
For research billions go to the same old full pockets,in the name of the hope that someday ,what "they" make,will benefit humanity...
The way i see it,most rich are blind to the problems of their next door neighbour but really care about some great cause that would make them look great...
No one would have any need to get vaccines for most of these diseases that are "economy-made".
All it takes is redistribution of wealth .
Improving the conditions of living of people for real,by building infrastructure,organising proper (not business-oriented)public education,building water pipes,rubbish collection services,sewers,etc...
This is change.
Not by finding ways to give more money to the pharma-"industry"
This helps only as a way to maintain the poor as poor and sell a hope to them that might keep them quiet a bit longer.
This is keeping eyes shut in front of what is coming.
(here is where terrorism enters stage)
No quick fix exists for the damage made to society by the extra super-neoliberal capitalism and the ideal of big eats small.and that this somehow is an evolution of humans..
I d rather go back to the caves then...(probably i ll need to anyway ,since earth has been so badly affected and now responds)
Some would say: It s fine,there needs to be different kinds of charity...
But this is exactly my point
I m talking about the equal rights(to exist) of humans.
The moment one agrees that we are all equal,charity becomes a strange idea.
If in any case you want to be charitable,then you need to give from what you really don't have a lot of .
Giving away your left-overs is not charity in my world.(It could be an investment of course.But thats another story)
So lets call it with the correct name...
lets start from somewhere the restoration of the logic and truth.(two of the things that got a bad hit from consumerism and greed)
the neoliberalism has (on top of all the financial chaos) brought us the false heroes,(criminal perverts posing as prototypes for society),greed turned into an advantage ,and irresponsible behaviour of the vultures into a show of "adventurism" of some kind.
Even athletics was turned into a money making thing...All for dollar and ...the dollar for all???not?
an economic(social) theory...
It chained together freedom and consumerism......
I hope you see the point.
Keep sharing your money with the world,away from the fake correctness of the big offices in capitals around the world.Away from the business"cycle".Closer to the real human.the real self.the small but all important to the individual self.
I can believe you might be a nice person,someone who really doesn't want to hurt his fellow human.(otherwise i guess you d be locked up in a mental hospital...what do you mean the rich dont go to such places?...they buy them?...:):)
Anyway it would be a pity to let your good will go to waste ,or worst,taken advantage of by few,corrupt,and unjust people?
If you really want to make a difference,(again,for which i don't have any reason to doubt you)please think again.....call me if you need someone to act as a character judge for people you want to help...I d do it for free...just because i m fed up with all the greedy idiots around me on this dying planet.
Regards
GS.
(PS:in my dream world,Bill reads this and reacts by cutting financing of pharmaceutical companies and diverts funds towards states or nations ,that need help in building infrastructure,and start educating girls(and boys of course) everywhere(especially Africa-Asia ,but not forgetting the western world ) .

(parenthesis open-education is a separate big issue,i m only touching the surface saying that It should not be a choice tool so that the big companies can create a tank from where to fish out talent,-driving to brain drain countries -but also not allowed to be used as a promoting tool for religions or any other social manipulation practice-end of parenthesis)

And then you need to make sure that this actually happens,and it is not just abused /taken advantage of by few corrupt greedy bullies.(this is what happens in reality )
Building a new world bank could also be an idea,printing your own money and starting a new economic system from scratch.):):)
After all ,he has enough to d that,and also has control of the tools to implement them.(oh wait,he really don't need states to exist at all...maybe he can be the next earth emperor!!:)..
I ve set my eyes on the sidekick position..:):)
:)Smile,makes them all suspicious.:).
Read more at https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/gates-foundation-2016-priorities-by-bill-gates-and-melinda-gates-2016-01#sBuwQV4d2bMhLTHG.99

Παρασκευή, 8 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Advising the advisors-A Time-management miracle

(the title i thought of after finishing this piece.I think it contains the essence of what i m trying to say.
How can you present oneself as a know-all even if it is just about one thing.
Studying science takes time.So does not studying.You cant do both.And you are only 25-35 or whatever.When did you manage to understand the world,and have opinion on it?
No one manages to prove from scratch all mathematics,most is taken as a given
Because if you wanted to get to the truth of something ,you d want to see it for yourself.
Otherwise how can you be certain it is true?
Furthermore ,you were taught the things humanity(call me stranger) agreed on teaching you as truths.
That's not to say that's all the truth there is out there.
It is as if truth has an end,is a destination and ,as if one can reach this destination through a path.
This is not science.This is not discovering ,searching,explaining.
This is formalised boxing ,as it suits those who have interests in maintaining something as it is,or changing it to something that would produce more profits for them.This is not what a scientist does.This is what a driver has to do in order to avoid collisions with other cars,or getting off the road,in fear of getting some dust on the tires of your car.This is what it is.)

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One simple (?) question that has been bothering me for a while is the following:
How the hell all these people who present themselves as specialists,did they get there in the first place?

A short Diary:
I am 55 years old.
I was born to a middle class family(father was a captain in the merchant marine-mother a homemaker),a single kid,and the sole person in the world who can continue the existence of the family name:):)(not that this has anything to do with anything but my inheritance rights):):)
I went to school(yes i know ,you wonder,but i promise i did),for 14 years (as i had to repeat a couple of classes(no i wasnt a good student,i had better things to do with my time than waste it on subjects that at the time i thought as useless).
While growing up,i remember almost everyone i knew ,asked repeatedly what am i going to be when i grow up.And for me this was a stupid question as i knew back then that whatever your plan is,life has a way of bringing things around.
So i was not paying much attention to whatever i was taught,i was just studying enough to pass.(and sometimes with the assistance of cheating methods that occupied more time than what i ve spent if i was to study for real.but this is another story).
And since i was of a family with presence in society,i had secured my future (in a way),as the prospects were explained to me early on in my liufe by my family.I was to become a shipping person(whatever this means).
As my father had friends in the shipping industry(namely the shipowner that he was working for,at the last 15 years of his captainhood),i had the "opportunity" to go to the company office every day,to get in the mood ,to understand the way things work and prepare for the rest of my life as a slave.(I couldnt care less ,at the time it seemed to me obligatory if i wanted to secure my pocket money :):))(no i was not paid,i m talking about my allowance from my father).
So this went on for a couple of years before i was sent to England to study shipping(!!) in a college,Morley college in London.
The first months there,were for me a nightmare.I was taught english back home for years (British council ,and private lessons with an aunt who was born to English father in China).I also had practiced speaking English in Greece with tourists on the islands in the summer (after 15 i was every summer taking 2 or 3 months off to an island,with sleeping bag and tent).I also had been taught some "telex" language basics.
All these where not enough it seems ,when i landed in Heathrow ,and started my new life in UK for the first time alone.
I got a taxi ,showed to the driver the paper with the address i wanted to go,he gave me a funny look (at the time didnt understand why anyone would give me funny looks for taking a cab in UK to go a distance of more than 100 miles.It costs too much:):)).
Anyway ,we get going,and after a while ,the driver turns to me and says:"Hey mate ,have you got a fag?"...
Oh my god!
He is gay and he is trying to get me to fuck him or does he want to fuck me???:):)
Yes this was my level of understanding of english,the language i was learning for more than 10 years.:):)
Anyway,we solved that ,since he realised i dont have a clue what he is saying,he tried with normal english.:):)and it worked!!:):)
So life went on for a year there,i was going to college most days (in the end not so oftenb i must admit),i got involved staight away with some local junkies and since i was still in the honeymoon period of heroin,and i didnt have to give to anyone account for my expenses,i sunk.
I remember waking up standing between 2 of these friends,who were trying to make me walk(yes i just had an overdose,and it was not the first or the last time).
They treated me like their own son ,(they were older a couple of decades but we went along fine.rock music,and heroin united us.:well heroin mostly ):)
After that year i came back to greece.I already had passed the test of the army,i spent there 2 years before i went off to UK.
And this time was defining for the future as it was at that time that i found myself alone ,without any friends,having to deal with an environment which promoted violence and opression.Not my cup of tea this army thing.anyway ,i was able to find my way into a lifeguard position in a holiday resort the army keeps for the high rank officers.
This way i spent half the time (of the 2 years) on the beach ,in my bathing suit ,looking after the daughters and the wives of the airmen of the greek air force!:):)Yes some are fine!
On to a later day miracle,my return from UK landed me in a placement in the "company"(yes the same one i was going during my school days).
And i managed to stay there for a whole 3 years!!
And i managed not to shoot myself,or anyone else.!!!I had to deal with the old minds of those who dont want change ,if it means they will need to learn new stuff.Do not disturb the status quo was the moto.
Anyway ,as i was an addict ,i couldnt keep on the two face approach.
Even though i had returned from UK with Rachel,a nice english girl i met during my college year there,i was not motivated to try and deal with my addiction.Rather i always found ways to play my games ,without anyone knowing(that was my impression ,but of course i was wrong to believe that people are stupid.Everyone knew.Everyone could see what i was doing.But sometimes you lie to your own self.So i did at the time.For me i was the best there was..:))
Losing Rachel didnt cost me,since i was by that time totally lost in heroin.
And it soon came a time when i openly admitted to my family i had an addiction problem and asked for help.
Fact is i was not keen on stopping.
I was more trying to find ways to manipulate every chance i would be given ,but not to rebuild my life,rather to continue using heroin.
I even had a philoshophical perspective on my actions.I believed i was going to live to be 35 tops,and i convinced myself that i dont need to care about my body,rather dedicate it to my habit.And i was thinking that i d like to sacrifice my hand if i had to in order to continue using(fixing).I was out of veins but still ,every day i d try to find one to shoot,for hours on end.I d spend hours trying to find a vein in my neck,or between my fingers,a small hairlike vein ,that would be used for 1 time ,and then it will die too...But thats OK since my plan was to only live to be 35....
Then ,for years ,nothing changed.
I was in and out of rehab,spent a total of around 10 years inside institutions.
And every time i d come out,i d return (after a long or a short time) to the same habit.to the same life.I didnt know better.I didnt want anything else.Only to score and start searching for the next score.Went on for years.I ended up selling (of course i did!!:))
Last act of heroin life:I ve been living with the help of a friend,Nik.
I would go every day to his house,help him with his computers and try teaching him whatever i knew.
He wanted to get into computers but as he didnt speak english ,everything was hard for him.
Anyway,he was 20 years older than me,an old junkie,he was put in prison for many years,as a result of the actions of another friend,Jim.
But in few words,he was charged with possession and dealing of 20 grams of coke ,that was not his.
The day the police fall on his house,they stayed in the house,and waited for more addicts to come so they can arrest all and make them snitch on Nik,and charge him as a supplier.
Reality is ,he was selling a bit of heroin,only to cover his own habit(and a bit more ).
But the coke was Jims,who,when he walked in the house and during the search by the policemen,he managed to throw the coke into the pocket of a coat hanging on the wall hanger.
Then when the police started searching the place,found it and he didnt take responsibility for it,thinking it would stay unexplained.Police had different plans,they charged Nik with this in addition to a couple of fixes heroin they found and Nik ended up serving 10 years just because they didnt believe the coke was not his.
Jim stayed silent till many years later.

He admitted this to me,just before i left for UK.
I had to tell Nik but at the same time i was afraid of the consequences.In the end i told him and he responded with a "all that is history now".
And that was the end of that.
Back to my story ,Nik was giving me for free for 3 years ,all the heroin i needed.
In return for my help with the PC,he was more than nice to me.
And after these years,one day ,he said to me:Tomorrow if you want to come ,you must bring your passport.
And he gave me money to go get one.
Then he paid for my ticket to UK,put on the plane with 10 g of heroin and send me on my way .
He probably had seen i was going to die soon.
At that time i was staying in a cheap hotel in monastiraki ,selling heroin in Omonoia square,all day locked in a room,preparing packages for my helper(a younger guy ,i dont recall his name,who was the street seller,i was the brains of the operation-and the one with the supplier!!:):))
My prospects looked really bad back then,i was just waiting to die,and while waiting i was shooting like mad.I was using 5g a day and it wasnt enough.
Anyways,next day i go to Nik with the passport.
He drives me to the airport,pays for the ticket and sends me on my way.
I land in UK,having only 1 place to go,maria's room in the university campus.
I had met maria few years back and to my surprise she wanted to be with me.
So i took advantage of this situation and went to stay with her.
The plan was to stay for a week or two .
I didnt know what i m going to do next.
But since i was there i tried to find heroin of course.And of course i found.
I also got signed on the benefit thing ,so i had some money coming in,but mainly i was living off Maria's money in the start.
Then as things progressed,i started contacting my family.
Maria was trusted by them ,and the fact that i was with her ,opened up the door that has been closed for more than 10 years.(We did not speak to each other for many years me and my parents.
They d even change sides when we crossed paths on the street,to avoid me.but this is all past now)
So after a while i was set up nicely in UK,living a nice life and having entered the methadone program there,made me feel secure .
Then time passed doing nothing.
I was all day in front of a computer,i went to the open university ,but i couldnt get interested in anything really.
Maria by that time had left uni and we moved to a rented bedsit,then to another,another,and we ended up in Ramsgate,a place on the south coast of england.
I was walking every day with maria ,in an attempt to lose weight .
And there was a marina in ramsgate.And i d pass the yachts every day ,thinking.
And finally i made the decision.
I was to buy a boat and live on it with Maria.
And we were to travel south.and across maybe.we will see...
So i started learning sailing,reading theory,and started to look for a boat.
It took us 1 year to find the boat that suited our budget .
It was paid with money my father brought himself to the UK.(12000 £)
So we started living on it,moved it from dover to ramsgate and started connecting with the local sailors.
And for me this was a defining moment in my life as it was then i changed.
It was then and there that i started this route that to this day i try to keep on.
After 6 months,and after learning a lot about all things boat,we set sail to france.and then to spain,portugal ,eventually ending up in balearics.
I lived on the boat for 7 years.
And i d still be there today if it wasnt for my break up with maria and the consequences this separation had on my psychological world.Today after 5 years of depression and self pity i m starting again .
not fresh ,as i am too old to be fresh.
But my difficulty lies in the fact that i am 55 and i can not behave like a 55 year old.not even as a 25 year old.I learned how to be honest,straight and this was appreciated in my previous life (on the sea).Since i landed ,i feel as if i m losing all i had slowly,returning to a future i never wanted .
Life has funny ways to bring things around.
I am now living through my nightmares.
For years i was thinking (out loud) that this situation (globally) ,cannot and will not continue.
I was seeing the end of growth.i was warning my family to take measures and protect themselves from the coming crisis.
They didnt pay attention ,or was it too hard for them to change way of thinking and get de-addicted from the land ownership bug.
I was telling them in 2009 to sell everything,and use the money to live whatever years they have left ,enjoy them ,and set up their life in a new place,with better life quality .
They insisted (probably from habit) to stay in Athens (of all places) and they kept the properties .
Today ,they wish they d had listen to me....but it s too late.

Anyway ,it s been few years now (last 2) i ve taken up on line learning.
And since my hesitant beginning,i ve now managed to earn 15 certificates from well known universities,and have managed to study subjects that back in my school years felt as above my IQ :):).
(not really,i always was aware i am smart but lazy.too lazy for my own good sometimes)
Does the new found knowledge place me in a different society?
Does it change reality?
does it make better the world?
not really.I realise the ease that the system instills the need for achievement in young people.
To me it wouldn't be a bate as i ve lived my dream(part of it at least).
What if i hadn't travel had not lived the way i wanted for all my life and now i was able to make choices?would i use my power for good?
to better my life?just?
or of all people?
would i try to discover the new google and make the new billionaire or would try to find ways that would allow to every person on this planet to have the ability to chose what he/she wants to do in life.
Not because this secures your future.not because you ll make lots of dollars.
Just because you can help your fellow man.
and this would lead to a society that all would have equal life chances.
not basic needs.
not just survival.there is enough wealth in our world at this very moment we could easily live for another country without producing new stuff.nothing more than what we need to eat.
The rest we can share,reuse,recycle.there s enough to go around.

All we need to do is fight greed.easier said than done i know....
science ,is not helping towards this target though,as if it s not important,not more than the discovery of a new chemical for plants ,to grow faster...or some drug that makes humans sleep,relax or whatever.....this is where science has been spent for eons.
Maybe time to reconsider the targets?
Economists will tell you no!
They believe our world can be reproduced on a model and they can play around ,fine tune and find what it is that we need to do in order for society to better.
They spent years in universities studying.....and they have this advice for you/for society.(I am not sure how long they've spent on living ,on meeting humans,on learning from other cultures,and above all ,realise the KISS principle.(Keep It Simple Stupid!!)
Will you take their word?will you follow them?it is up to you.
Maybe if we don't ,they d go away?no they will not.they are embedded in our system,it needs them to survive.We don't.

And my argument starts from the point that they are not producing anything,they are only playing around with this thing we call money that seems to be of value for many.
I need money to live,not food,money....right...plant your dollars,you get pounds a year later something..:):)
We dont have any use for science of the kind.,
It is beyond wasting resources .
It has gone into a dangerous zone,as it defines our life. It plans for us before us.without us...:(

So here i am ,knowing a lot more about life ,about travelling,about science,about many other things.
And yet,i do not claim to be a specialist of anything.
Who can claim he/she knows anything at all?
How can you convince yourself that your advice should be followed by the masses?
Who are these people who believe they know shit about life?
what have they done?
what have they lived through?
what is their philosophical stance on life and its meaning?
what about the experiences?how can they drive if they've never seen a car before ?
how can they direct if they dont know what a camera is?
how can they make just laws if they wouldn't recognise truth even if it hits them on the face?
How can we tolerate such situation?
How can people accept whatever these guys say,in the knowledge that these people have never lived anything more than what they've read.
And reading is nice but there s no substitute for the real life experience.
My point is that we must reintroduce to our society the measure.
No One is a star.
This behaviour driven by prototypes, made by people who are driven by arrogance and power hunger.

And with all due respect to scientists(all kinds as long as they are honest and not trying to find unethical ways and means to achieve their "dreams"(which sometimes are not dreamy at all-,and as long as they do not lie in order to get funding(just tell us you want more money ,dont push on people pseudoscience and lies),maybe it is time to talk about universal greed resistance.about how to eliminate this bad virus from our society....but no laboratory makes any tests on that from what i know..

These are thoughts thrown all at once ,without much order ,but i hope they get the right message across.I am not against anything.
It only seems to me funny to say you have advice for people when yourself haven't yet experienced many things that would make you wiser(and probably more useful )
This as a re-awakening of some kind.
But if you so wish i ' d never bother you again..:):)
Regards

Τετάρτη, 30 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

on Aristotle and Capitalist manifesto -initial thoughts

Aristotle describes the occupation of virtuous men of property in the following manner: “Those who are in a position which places them above toil have stewards who attend to their households while they occupy themselves with philosophy and politics” (Politics, Book 1, Ch. 7, 1225b35-38). In this passage, the words “philosophy” and “politics” are shorthand for all the activities of leisure– engagement in the liberal arts and sciences and occupation with the institutions and processes of society. 
(from "The Capitalist Manifesto by Louis O. Kelso and Mortimer J. Adler 1958,p 27)


Aristotle was in this way bestowing the obligation of political and philosophical thought on those who had the means to spare time to do it.It is as if saying that the breeder has to feed his animals..:)
Seriously though,it is easy to misinterpret these words into pro-political families politics and try to explain today's situation.Which would be totally wrong.
He spoke about the responsibilities of person,about every one doing what he can do.Think instead those wealthy ,not to occupy themselves with anything else but material consumption and...oh wait,think of today's rich....(most of them )
This as a short note about ...well aristotle.(not my cousin,the other the ancient one)


Distinguishing between two kinds of wealth getting, Aristotle says that “accumulation is the end in the one case, but there is a further end in the other. Hence some persons are led to believe that getting wealth is the object of household management, and the whole idea of their lives is that they ought either to increase their money, or at any rate not to lose it. The origin of this disposition in men,” he declares, “is that they are intent upon living only, and not upon living well” (Politics, Book 1, Ch. 9, 1257b35-1258a2)
(from "The Capitalist Manifesto by Louis O. Kelso and Mortimer J. Adler 1958,p 27)



Δευτέρα, 28 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

An Alien: Greece the warnings were there!

“After entry into the euro area, the Bank of Greece will be implementing the single monetary policy decided by the Governing Council of the European Central Bank and it will certainly be impossible to improve the economy’s international competitiveness by changing the exchange rate of our new currency, the euro. The objectives of higher employment and output growth will therefore have to be pursued through structural reforms and fiscal measures aimed at enhancing international competitiveness by increasing productivity, improving the quality of Greek goods and services and securing price stability.” (Lucas Papademos, Greece Central Bank Governor, at a conference to mark Greece’s entry to the Euro, 2001)


From Political Credit Cycles: The Case of the Euro Zone, Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde Luis Garicano Tano Santos,2013

Although there are alternative explanations for the Euro crisis, the view that the credit bubble itself is the source of the disturbance is hard to counter. As shown by Forbes and Warnock (2012), there is a clear global factor, linked to financial volatility, in gross capital flow patterns. Lane and McQuade (2012) report a strong correlation between net debt flows and domestic credit: the ability of banks to raise external finance was crucial in allowing lending to increase faster than deposits, helping to finance construction booms and public debt. Finally, Lane (2012) documents how the nontraded sector expanded in the deficit countries, such as Greece, Spain, and Ireland, while it contracted in surplus countries, such as Germany. Our reading of the evidence is thus that the causality mainly runs from the credit bubble to the real changes and not in the opposite direction.


The so called boom of the pre crisis era,in Europe,attributed to some great consumption of exports that was taking place in some distant land(as if it wasn t domestic consumption that did the trick).

Here they argue that the crisis was mainly due to the inefficient Greece and Spain in implementing reforms ,and their dependence on a model of growth that lead to the bursting of the property bubble..

And in a funny way they blame the consumers for the crisis,which they attribute to the domestic debt.

Furthermore this philosophy hides in it the idea that banks are not to blame for the crisis.
They are not the ones who funded the bubble for their own interests.It was the banks who mainly suported this trend of investing in property,especially in spain and greece.In spain ,banks depended their survival on setting up building associations.And they presented themselves as healthy ,where in reality they were the ones leading the way to catastrophe.
At the same time,the cycle of the rich as i like to call the greedy people who have more than enough but want more all the time,they were pushing governments like the Greek ,to set up contracts with semi-private German weapons producers ,boosting their profits and at the same time the exports of a Germany that pretends now to be the guardian of legality and justice.
It was Siemens with the assistance of the official german state that created big part of the Greek debt.

Behind every scam and every weapons deal that had black money included in the bill ,there are German and other interests.
The same ones that reacted with strangulation of the Greek economy when the citizens decided they had enough of the lies and the stealing of the representatives of the rich and voted for a left government that promised them changes(so far not delivered,but anyway..).

Entering Eurozone was not a result of the good heart of Europeans ,or the charity of the rich.

It was a result of careful planning of a globalised capitalist system and it's representatives in our society.

It was not to better the lives of Greeks that Greece was "allowed" to enter.It was not as if the accountants of the time were so helpless in adding up numbers.not more so than the IMF employees today who mixed up the multiplier on the spreadsheet...

The global capitalism has taken us for a ride.

They ve created schools of thought by funding universities to create "scientists" promoting the ideas that suits the interests of the few.

I dont know who they are,it is not as if i can name names.(I havent looked into it to be totally honest ,but i bet they are hiding under tons of paper and laws they made themselves through the politicians they funded and used as weapon in this war against the masses.)

And all in order to maintain a wealth that is not needed,not used,not enjoyed by the owners.
If only they could see what a great world we d all believing in if they stop this greedy madness.
If they use their wealth to promote equality,justice,and maybe,maybe after many many years ,the young will be growing up having as life target not the accumulation of wealth and search for happiness through materialism but rather through sharing and connecting with all other humans.maybe then we ll see the end of war,religions,lies and violence and maybe we can live as one.

maybe...it sounds like science fiction doesnt it?

shitty thing is that it is not..
it could be done.today.now.but we choose not to.
So fuck us.
we do not deserve the planet,the universe or whatever (if) there is beyond .
Surely ,we could make a better world.
We all know we can.
Most choose to use the present to hide behind it their own shortcomings on this matter.
Their own greed.or their dreaming of becoming one of the few...chosen ones.
Reality check might help in this case......

Back to the subject of Greece and debt.So there was this investigating parliamentary comittee ,that was looking into the reasons we ended up with this mad debt...And what happened?After 6 months and a new election that lead the left side of the government out of parliament,this comittee was closed down.As if the greek state doesnt care to find out the truth about it.
There must be a lot of money that goes around desks of all kinds of people .
my guess is we ll never find out the truth about who are those who are today more wealthy ,and their profits are made from our wealth that was stolen/extorted.
We will never know who or why.It is inexplicable that one human can have all he/she wants (food,shelters,luxury in all aspects of life) and still wants more...It s one side of humanity i will never probably understand.maybe i am not human after all.....mom,what planet did you bring me from??:):)
Can ET go home now?...i ve seen enough!!:):)


PS:Worst than any past are the predictions about growth that the self blinded economists still talk about...in every aspect.The rich ,in the last few years have one obvious target.To accumulate as much and secure whatever wealth they can from any threat,before the world goes under.I am sure ,that what i can see from my small window ,they can clearly view from their swimming pool roof garden terraces...
And if i was them,this is what i d do...exactly what they are doing...Putting the people to fight each other ,while i empty the safe...and after that have ready my tropical island ,guarded by paid mercenaries(call me army if you want to sound official).....And charity of course,they do charity.....every human needs to feel accepted,belonging,that someone likes them...even if it is been bought to do so...
Oh man ,the soul of humans.....
what a dark ,and a full of light place it can be in a split second...

Παρασκευή, 18 Δεκεμβρίου 2015

neoliberalism ???

The moment i realised that to communicate an idea ,140 characters are not always enough...
Calling for axiocracy (employing public servants according to their merit,and based on evaluation on a plain field),is not neoliberalism.
It doesn't mean that citizens will be left out if they can not become public servants.It means that those we are paying for,have to be able to offer what we need as a society.
For me it was clear that this is what i m talking about when i call for evaluation and dismissal of those who do not posses the qualities needed for  specific job.
That is not to say that all citizens do not deserve to have a minimum standard of living and if they can not achieve that by means of employment,the state should look after them by means of unemployment benefits and other social assistance measures.
So ,enough with this naming everyone who demands a fair society neoliberal.
We have to stop hiding our shortcomings behind such theories of social justice .
This is actually injustice.For all those who pay taxes expecting to receive in return a decent level of service from the state when they need it.(schools,hospitals,etc.Plus,a minimum income for all,means tested of course)
This would be my idea of a just society.Andf then you can have it as free markety as you want.Secure first the rights of everyone to exist.Then exploiut those who you would be able to,without touching these fundamendal right.
Is it too much to ask from the rich of this world?
They own enough wealth to go around the world a few hundred times.....so better start sharing.