What have we come to?
An article by detective Pelekasi Nikos in the newspaper “Pontiaki Gnomi“.
We, the proud Greeks who have done a lot for democracy. The philoxenos and philoximos people who received armies of immigrants with the “known problems”. With developed ideas about the human being, trade unionism, strike, equality, the environment, etc.
Today, other countries talking about democracy, economy, mocking us, patting us on the back and one after another slyly winking at us.
And those who for so many years rotated in power and wanted us with party identities, so that we could say “Do you know who I am?” and get our jobs done, now they’re saying, “Well, you’ll be fine.”
In my basic education I learned:
The things you hear you don’t believe anything.
What you read, believe half of it.
What you see and see, believe ALL of it.
I HAVE seen politicians living in opulence, who with a glance, a nod, could destroy their fellow politicians with a nod.
I SEE them trying to make money by trickery, not by effort.
I HATE honest politicians of all colors trying to survive, away from their families, deprived of simple pleasures of life, inconsistent with serious family obligations. Being caught between home and parliament, Greece and abroad, with exhausting hours that no one in the private sector had, sleeping on the benches or in the car.
I now SEE citizens spitting on them – mocking “Lazy bastards you don’t have a badge, you never worked traitors”, unable to defend themselves.
I SEE everything called public, animate or inanimate, being treated with hatred, no exceptions, and while blaming those who got it here, trying to finish it off.
I SEE police officers on courier wages fighting for order and dignity, spit on them.
I SEE social groups turning on each other.
I SEE Greeks bleeding “economically”
The effort of the Church is remarkable.
I’m concerned that everyone and everything is the same and the ease with which they attack each other and the crowd applauds.
So am I going to see a spark of optimism from someone coloured or colourless or am I going to see my country self-destruct and the Greeks commit suicide?
Nikolaos Pelekasis was trained in Greece and abroad in group and individual security and served in intelligence agencies.
What have we come to?