… Happy in the first year
They say history usually repeats itself as farce. Others claims that it is an endless series of crimes and cites cases…
They say history usually repeats itself as farce. Others claims that it is an endless series of crimes and cites cases like the JFK assassination or the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima.
Others, finally, underline the educational role of History, which is disputed in practice. It won’t leave us anything…
Such as the military catastrophes, which the “great leaders” suffered, after loosing power or their lives, leaving behind questions on foolish actions or omissions.
Our History does not seem to teach us, we are witnessing events that are certifying the continuation of Greek eccentricity.
During the second half of the past century, the government at the time left NATO – we are still paying for the consequences of this diplomatic maneuver.
The next government (by Andreas Papandreou) introduced the issue of American bases as a lesson in politics tactics: “The bases that remain will leave!”
This one event is enough to understand the nature and extent of the problems of our era: during a reception banquet in the end of the 1980s, an old politician met with Andreas Papandreou and quipped: “If I knew, Andreas, that you were going to be so inconsistent, I would have stuck with you!”
“I, Michael, did not know you were that stupid to not realize!”
The dogs bark, but the caravan goes on and liars will be liars.
Stavros P. Psycharis
Originally published in the Sunday print edition