It is sad to see people queuing at the ATM machines, sad to see people wondering if they will receive their pensions, afraid that maybe they have lost their hard-earned life savings.
I am so sorry to see my beloved
in such turmoil.
What saddens and scares me most of all though, is to see the wonderful Greek people turning against each other, at a time when they really need to stand together.
I have seen friends, people that I thought knew better, educated people, young people, people who only recently were shouting about democracy, shouting out against racism, now “Unfriending” “Friends" from Facebook, drinking their frappe in another coffee shop because their usual place is frequented by “The Other Side”, because they have different opinions.
I am so disappointed in them, where is their PHILOTIMO where is their empathy, their compassion for their fellow countrymen?
When it comes down to it, we are all in the same boat.
No single Greek political party, nor Europe alone, caused this downfall of Greece, we have all, every one of us, had a hand in it, by not paying the taxes that we should have, turning a blind eye when not offered a receipt in a shop, doing the odd job for cash in hand.
Each and every one of us has done it.
These narrow-minded people, turning against family and friends, are pleased, that because of the referendum, scheduled for this coming Sunday, people are showing "their true colours" meaning, they now know who votes for who, or, whether they will vote YES, or NO, and whether or not they should still say good morning on meeting them in the street.
I’ll let you into a secret, it is you who are showing your true colours, and it is sad, so very, very sad.
For those of you that don’t know the meaning of the word bigotry, here it is, and, this is you:
“Stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one's own. “
Prejudice, bias, partiality, sectarianism, discrimination, unfairness, injustice, intolerance, fanaticism, dogmatism,racism.
Not nice is it?
Come on, you're better than that!
What Greece needs now, more than ever, is to be united.
We may not all have the same opinions, the same ideas, what we do have in common however, all of us, is Greece's best interests at heart.
Aesop’s The Four Oxen and the Lion
United we stand, divided we fall.