Γιατί ο Κυριάκος;

Μεγάλη απορία έχω από τότε που ο Μητσοτάκης πήρε τα πάνω του στις δημοσκοπήσεις. Κάποιοι λένε, φαίνεται αγαθός και είναι και μορφωμένος. Δε με κάλυπτει. Αγαθό και άφραγκο τι να σε κάνω; Ο κύριος λόγος πρέπει να είναι άλλος.

Πραγματικά τόσο γρήγορα να θεωρηθεί ο Τσίπρας δεύτερη επιλογή εν μέσω ΤΙΝΑ δε μπορώ να το εξηγήσω. Αφου η οικονομική κατάσταση είναι προδιαγεγραμμενη, γιατί να ψηφίσω Μητσοτάκη; Θα κάνει καλύτερες επενδύσεις; Μια χαρά δεν τις προχωράει ο Τσίπρας; Σίγουρα ένας αριστερός ξέρει λιγότερα από επενδύσεις θα πει κάποιος. Από την άλλη, σας φαίνεται το κλιμάκιο της ΝΔ ικανό να προσελκύσει επενδύσεις; Η’ μήπως προτιμάμε να φέρουμε έναν πιο αυθεντικό μνημονιάκια, έναν που δεν θα έφερνε ποτέ αντίλογο και δεν θα προκαλέσει περαιτέρω τιμωρία στη χώρα;

Έναν ακόμα λόγο αναφέρει ο Πιτσιρίκος. Κάποιοι ίσως νομίζουν ότι μπορούν να επωφεληθούν περισσότερο από τα οποιαδήποτε προνόμια και εξελίξεις, αν έχουν κάποιον μπάρμπα στη Κορώνη. Και αυτό είναι πιθανότερο να συμβεί αν συμφωνείς κομματικά με την κυβέρνηση και όχι αν απλά την ανέχεσαι. Είναι απλή θεωρία παιγνίων. Ο Τσίπρας δεν κατάφερε να κάνει κάτι για όλους. Το μόνο που μένει τώρα είναι το προσωπικό όφελος, το οποίο δεν συνάδει με το αντίστοιχο κοινό. Το ζήτημα τώρα δεν είναι πως μπορεί ο Έλληνας να έχει έναν αξιοπρεπή μισθό και κρατική πρόνοια. Το ζήτημα είναι πως μπορώ εγώ να είμαι από τους σχετικά κερδισμένους. Γιατί κερδισμένοι υπάρχουν ακόμα και σε τριτοκοσμικές καταστάσεις, και δεν είναι μόνο ο βασιλιάς και η αυλή του.

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Stephen Hawking casts his vote.

Stephen Hawking is working on a new ‘super-asymmetric’ theory, whereby we cast an asymmetric vote in the Jezza-red frequencies such that the Tories are sent to the nearest black hole.
However, the Jezza-red frequencies should be used only once upon a time, otherwise our solar system may turn into particles with extreme left spins leading to subzero temperatures, turning every citizen into a Trump supporter in hope that he will make everything possible to increase the temperature of the Earth. He smiled.
Then, Stephen made a serious face, and went on to say, “please cast your Jezza-red vote. If it passes from your mind that you might be turning into a communist, just try to think a bit faster than the speed of light and all thoughts will be undone”.

Who is up for a ‘flat white’?

Who is up for a flat white?
We could chat about the ignorance and recently triggered racism of the british (non)-working class, and how “they will lose more comparatively” with the new tory boys and girls, something from the nothing they possess.
And then, with a heart-broken middle class leftist and/or hipster highness, which is only surpassed by that of the 90-year old queen, we could change tone and “give them a break”, that they are not to blame, because they are not educated enough and have been deprived by the ever increasing ‘cuts on welfare’, a phrase which has become more and more difficult for us to understand, and thus have mind-mapped it as a version of ‘ristretto’.
And then turn the lights towards our open-minded closed selves (again!) and thank god we have had an education and a decent job in order to be able to enjoy freedom of movement and ideas. And go on to value how important it is to abolish racism and be tolerant and open in order to maintain a liberal society, where our educated social skills allow us to become blind to our well-hidden discrimination towards any other class apart from our British/European middle class and rarely caught in eruption; only when someone who looks like a “societal parasite” turns to us and says ‘leave my fucking country’.
And we wonder how our expensive education has not equipped us with more brightness than that emitted by a populist newspaper and enable us to see beyond where one of those “parasites” can see.
As we start to see, the artisan coffee shop has closed. We step out of the shop, and I kick a Starbucks latte take-away cup by accident. I give it another conscious kick and it trumbles over only to sit on a plastic British flag. Suddenly I realise that our most celebrated materialisation of the Euro-British diversity and inclusiveness is the sophistication of the espresso menu.

The first radical left government in Europe lasted for six months.

After 6 months, the first ever radical left government in Europe is taken down, having consumed most of its time having its hands in front of its face in defence against ruthless Eurogroup punching. The first such government has basically achieved to expose how Europe thinks at the moment, and had no chance to do anything else. This incarnation of Syriza is now announced as defeated by its leader, Tsipras, who will lead the non-radical version if he wins the upcoming elections in September. Back to a modernised PASOK?

People said “NO” — The Greek referendum

People said NO to austerity. They did not say NO to Europe, they did not say YES to Europe. And if they say YES to Europe is because it means to them progress of the human being in the last centuries. The people cannot see so far, and according to the current political system, they are NOT supposed to be able to fully understand a complex world. They are supposed to be the ones in need of guidance and support. And so they have allowed elected educated representatives, who are supposed to foresee the future and suggest informed decisions. And then be re-elected because their information and suggestions were impressive.
And now you have a dis-literate, mis-educated, brainwashed Eurogroup not being able to understand what people mean by a simple word! NO! OXI! Nein! In their desperation to understand this simple word, they have managed to change the meaning of all the rest of the words in all possible languages. “Progress”, “Democracy”, “Reforms”, “Peace”, “Majority”, “Debt”……the list is endless.

Varoufakis, although not the biggest hero that has existed, quit exactly like a teacher would dismiss a helpless and reluctant class of students thaty they insist that words have another meaning!