Dear all,

Greece is the country that gave birth to the very idea of Democracy itself, thousands of years before the EU, ECB, IMF and all other respective institutions were introduced to the world.

Through the decades the EU was considered as the safest and most conciliatory part of the world, but in the past five years, the ideals that built the EU over the past few decades seem to be surrendered to the mercy of the lenders, reaching its peak today with the current intransigent attitude of the institutions which can be regarded as democratic diversion, forcing the people of Greece to vote «no» in the upcoming referendum, with many EU officials and other institutions stating that it would be good for Greece to exit the eurozone. Did you know that Europe and Euro are greek words, which came after the greek mythological story of the kidnapping of Europe by Zeus transformed into a bull? I believe not.

This is not European history, this is Greek history provided by the Greeks to the European community showing how deeply connected Greece is with Europe.

The point of my statement about the kidnapping of Europe, is that this is not European history, this is Greek history provided by the Greeks to the European community showing how deeply connected Greece is with Europe.
Europe cannot exist without Greece and vice versa. Not about financial reasons, but especially about historical reasons.

Liberté, égalité, fraternité

France, the beacon-country of modern democracy has the following national motto: «Liberté, égalité, fraternité», meaning «liberty, equality, fraternity».

In the last Eurogroup on June 27th, 2015 the member-sates of the eurozone showed that the motto of modern democracy is just words. Where is «Liberty» when everyone outside Greece is furious about the decision of a referendum based on free will? Where is «Equality» when the 18 country-members of the eurozone expelled the 19th member out of the meeting to discuss about it, without it, giving to the public an official statement without the signature of Greece which is a member state of the eurozone? And last but not least, where is «Fraternity» lost when there are threatens from our colleagues about closed banks, capital controls and bankruptcy?

After all that, who do you really believe wants a «Grexit» (what a hateful word), Greece or maybe Europe?

P.S. Greece had always had Europe in its DNA thousands of years ago. So please, show some respect to the country that has been through uncountable wars, dictatorships and national disasters but always kept democracy untouched.

Kind regards,

George Vlachos

Terracotta figurine from Athens showing the kidnapping of Europe by Zeus transformed into a bull, c. 460–480 BCE

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