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From the Hellene Katerina through the political campaign of Vassilis and Spyros to Eileen

27 April 2012 / 15:04:41  GRReporter
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It would be better if it had not started at all. Katerina Moutsatsou’s video was discussed in detail not only in social networks but also in most Greek electronic media. It is hard to tell which comments prevailed: Those who blamed her for finding the perfect way to refresh the memory of the Greek audience about itself, or the others, who stood firmly behind her and welcomed her for telling some truths to the Westerners. In all cases, the video has stirred the spirits and inspired other Greeks to express their civic position in the same way.

As did the actor Vassilis Triandafilidis known as Harry Klynn. In a video, not too short and not so reminiscent of the original, entitled "I am Vassilis," he says angrily to Greek politicians that they can no longer rely on the support of voters, as in previous years. Harry Klynn recognizes that he too voted for one of the two major parties, like everyone else, "so that my country has a strong government." That is all past and the "Greeks are not idiots," as the actor states in an escalating voice. Not long ago, he ran for mayor of the Kalamaria district in Thessaloniki.

Another video, the one of Spyros, appeared immediately after Katerina Moutsatsou’s video. Today, it was not on Youtube because of claims of copyright by the American production company in which she is working.

The video could still be found on other websites. In it, a bearded and hooded young man explains to humanity that he is neither a Greek, nor a Hellene, but ... an idiot, using the popular Greek word for it.

The video could easily become the manifesto of the discontented if they decide to spend the spring back in the square in front of the Greek Parliament. "They cut my income by half, children are starving in schools, our citizens commit suicide, but I still believe that our exit from the euro would be a disaster."

"They lie to me and I still vote for them. They rob my life and I still vote for them. They serve the elite and I still vote for them. You call me a Greek, but I am actually an idiot. Not a Greek, but an idiot." In the end, Spyros tells the Greeks, that whether they want to be called Greeks or Hellenes, they should vote responsibly and should not support New Democracy and PASOK.

"Hey! I am not a civil servant. I am a TV show host. I do not drink ouzo. I prefer Scotch and sometimes vodka. I do not remember Maria, Eleni or Lisa whose child is definitely not mine. My country is a democracy. In fact, it invented the concept but with a lot of slaves, which is far better. I speak Greek and English and I know "voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir", "Ich liebe dich", "Ich kamen ya ya" and sign language."

This is the beginning of the video of Manos Voularinos, the host of Skai TV satirical show with the grand title "The End of the World". In it, he mocks all arguments seriously put in Katerina Moutsatsou’s video. At the same time, he delicately puts in it the men from the news and not only. Among them are former minister and current prisoner Akis Tsochatzopoulos and singer Tolis Voskopoulos, who was charged with tax evasion. It deprived his wife of a ministerial post two years ago, but today she is running for deputy again.

"You call me just "a Greek", but I'm Eileen! Not just "a Greek", "Eileen"!" says the author at the end of his funny video.


Tags: SocietyVideoPolitical campaignCivil positionThe end of the worldHelleneEileen
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