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23 May 2010


Nick Theodoropoulos

Excellent and insightful commentary on the problems facing Greece in 2010. Very thought provoking and littered with some "hard to swallow" truths.

In South Africa issues of Governance and polorisation on the basis of race and income is still rife. We have a large proportion of our society voting in a government who has delivered very little since freedom due to a lack of viable alternatives. Unity amongst its citizen seems only prevelant through sport.

I feel that Greece in some way suffers with the same problem, choosing between two parties,both of which have self enrichment as their main manifesto and with little viable alternatives.

Greece founded democracy and needs to start using it. Take responsibility for yourself and your family, don't wait for a nanny state, help thy nieghbour and vote the thieves out of government !

Start looking at each others as a collective and drop the "us and them" mentality. My prayers are with all Greeks and may God grant them the wisdom they need to move forward.

On a lighter note my country is ready to host the world, the 2010 soccer world cup is upon us. We are READY ! May it unite our nation even if only for a month ! KE NAKO !



Best wishes to you and your countrymen, may you find the unity you seek.

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