Tuesday, March 25, 2008

For the Anniversary of March 25th, 1821

With the opportunity of the anniversary of our nation’s liberation through the declaration of the revolution of 1821, act which is the climax of a continuous effort by the Greeks, through the centuries of Turkish occupation, to reclaim a right which had violently been taken from them by Westerners (Veneti, Franks, etc) first and then by the Ottoman Turks, we will celebrate this testament of blood on a national level by detecting it on the personal level according to the example with the babushkas.

The Revolution of 1821 was not a sudden event but the successful attempt after at least two more (1611: the movement in Epirus by Dionysius, Eparch of Larissa who was named by the pro-Turkish and the kontzabasides [Greek origin supervisors approved by the Turks to oversee Greek areas] called him Skylosophos – dog philosopher , 1769: the revolutionary movement of Theodore Orlov , 1790-1792: the revolutionary movement of Lambros Katsonis and Androutsos) which were bathed in blood but from which the Greeks learned what not to do and what to do in order to be successful next time.

We must not forget that the war for the independence of the Hellenic Nation started off completely unsupported, not only by other states, but also by the very units of governance/ administration presenting themselves as Greek but, as we have demonstrated in past articles were not truly members of the Greek group. We are referring to the various officials (Phanariotes [Rich and prominent Greek origin families living in Phanar of Constantinople], Dragoumans [translators for the Sultan and ministers of foreign policy for the Turks], elders, prefects, kontzabasides, kapoi/armatoloi [policing officials of Greek origin appointed by the Turks]) who evidently put as first priority their personal economic gain and the acquisition of power and not the interests of the social group they were supposed to represent (simple examples to illustrate the truth: the fierce war since the end of the 18th century and up to 1821 that was waged by the Patriarchate, the Phanariotes, the kontzabasides and their representatives, trying to enforce menticide and stifle any form or expression of the Greek Enlightenment using slander, libel, abuse, threats, circulars, suppressive measures, terrorism, persecution of the intellectual and spiritual leaders of the Hellenic Nation even to the point of executing them and shutting down schools and universities).

Additionally, we must mention that the revolution sprung up from the Greek people, both inside and outside the borders, fact which can be ascertained by the first sources of its funding [it was funded by the Greeks of the communities abroad who had a great interest in the intellectual and cultural development of the villages/towns they originated from and who repeatedly sent money to build educational institutions there (The School of Karpenisi, the ‘Museum of Agrafa’ School, schools in Ioannina, in Zagora of mt. Pilio and elsewhere became small academies where the new liberal ideas circulated and disseminated, as well as the political speeches which had been delivered by the revolutionary France of 1789-1792) to pay the teachers, to build libraries and to send several books for the education of their fellow countrymen] and its armament.

Efforts to quench the Revolution of 1821 (Excommunication by the Patriarch, May 7th 1821: the razing to the ground of the villages of Pilio by the Pasha of Larissa Machmut Dramalis in retaliation of the declaration of the revolution in Pilio by Anthimos Gazis; June 7th 1821: the battle of Dragatsani and the decimation of the ‘Sacred Band’, a battalion founded by Alexandros Ypsilantes, massacres in Serres, Chalkidiki and elsewhere; April 20th 1821: the battle of the Alamana bridge of Sperchios River, near the pass of Thermopylae, where while wounded Athanasios Diakos fought and was captured and was transported covered in blood to Lamia to be tortured) were made once more but the organization through the experience of trial and error did not allow the revolution to be quenched but instead each betrayal and atrocity gave more reasons for its strengthening.

When, therefore, it became obvious that the Revolution was not possible to be quenched and not only that, but that the Nation that gave rise to it had began immediately and effectively to create and staff on the basis of meritocracy administrative state positions (summoning of the Parliament of Thettalomagnisia, surrender of Tripole and its monetary and other treasures, etc) setting the bases for a state truly from the people by the people, the established governing class moved on to plan B: pandering (May 26th 1821: ‘Act of Kaltetzon’, September 4th 1821: ‘convention of Western Greek Peninsula’ and ‘convention of Eastern Greek Peninsula’, January 1st 1822: lecture on the subject of the independence of the Greek Nation by the First National Council in Piada, next to the Ancient Epidavros, and voting of the ‘Consolidating Law’, March 1823: Second National Council in Astros)

This class which serves, caters to and is only after the money and power of rule regardless of colour, ideology, origin, nationality, etc, began making steps of support towards the cause, giving (always insufficient) sources of funding, armament, connections and army directing.

But in the same time it undermined the cause by giving to the people ‘benefits’ incompatible with the Nation and its people as well as the people’s way of thinking, undercutting in this manner a fight for independence which had been wreathed in laurels when it didn’t have ‘help’ from agents of abroad who a little while ago supported and had excellent socioeconomic relationships with the enemy the Greeks were facing and subjugating from the moment of its birth with loans and dependencies (‘Deed of Sold Greece’ : the report to the English government signed by the prefects and marshals with which the British protection, as well as the dispensation of loans from England to embattled Greece within the framework of George Canning for the creation of British protectorates in the Mediterranean) which were not used but squandered by themselves for their own personal establishment in the new schema which Greeks had enforced by their blood in the first years of the revolution.

How can we transfer this inhumane and undermining attack and combating which happened and is happening on an international and national level at the personal level of the citizen’s everyday life (not just the Greek citizen but any conscientious citizen who truly represents his/her Nation and state as we have described before)?

As we have said in the example with the babushkas, exactly the same forces and powers of interpersonal relationships but also manipulation permeate all the levels of human existence from the personal to the international. Let us therefore see the complete example of an existing person commemorated in history the identity of whom we will reveal in the end of this article so that we will be given the opportunity to realize that several aspects of his life are common with all of Greek citizens who truly represent the group they officially belong to.

Born in the early 20th century within social upheavals which tore his family apart and forced him to migrate so that he would be able to survive, this man was raised under very strenuous circumstances in terms of family environment: irrevocably hurt by the violent circumstances which led to his being uprooted but also to the death of his wife, the living father of this man did try to offer this man family support and stability in the new land. However, he broke down because all his efforts were thwarted and undermined by the theoretically support forces of the state but also his social circle from the closer to the wider (meaning, neighbours, relatives, benefit agents of the state to immigrants). Very soon this man, after he had grown up in underprivileged conditions, decided that if he truly wanted to go forward and improve he would have to rely on his own self and not allow any other person to determine what his position in society would be, which position was at the time just like the one of the Greeks at the eve of the Revolution of 1821: financially dire circumstances, outrageous demands to his person by people who claimed to be family but were deeply undermining, and an active combating of this man in all his efforts to gain an education and escape poverty.

This man, after he decided to rely on himself he declared himself head of his family, took upon himself its financial and administrative reins and plotted down a strategic plan for the improvement of his situation but also of all those willing to follow him and especially of those who were weak, namely children.

In the course of his life this man was accosted ideologically by many forces which, seeing his impetus and the potential he had in setting the proper example to his environment about what is feasible in society, considered him a dangerous element requiring integration and manipulation, exactly in the same manner Greeks demonstrated with the Revolution of 1821 and before it what was feasible despite the flaunting of power by those who seek to enforce social, personal and historical subjugation.

Through the process of trial and error this man saw through the attempt for manipulation and control both in the case of war as well as in the case of peace.

Especially in the case of peace he saw how much he was combated with weapons such as bureaucracy, minister’s decrees, jobbery, socially destructive ‘reforms’ which despite his efforts from the central positions he held (as civil servant in the Greek IRS where he had studied all stipulations in order to use them to protect the citizen personally as well as the social group in general) everything he built was torn down with a despotic and completely unsolicited signing by ‘authorities’ which were staffed by exactly the same people and families serving the enemy and themselves before 1821.

Having realized as much this man decided to abandon the usual ideological ways and follow the most dangerous and least used way of peace and freedom which of course leads to the liberation of Free Bondsmen in a personal but also later social revolution of the same scope as the one of 1821.

Using the scientific method he cultivated this way but just as the Hellenic Nation, he trusted that his so-called familial circle would support and cover for him and he didn’t check with the way we have described in previous articles whether the apparent family group was also actual. Therefore he didn’t calculate correctly and he trusted wrongly and consequently all his work and struggle was undermined exactly as the independence of the Nation was undermined and is being undermined even now.

This prolonged undermining led to him being murdered and his murder be covered up in such a way that the circumstances of his death remain a mystery with continual to this date threadbare ‘official’ explanations by the state which imply the level and scope of those who benefited from his death and the arresting of his activities, just like it is obvious who benefit from the mismanagement and the social but also often actual execution of entire peoples, but only if we ask the correct questions we listed in previous articles and then have the stamina to answer them objectively.

To this profile of a positive person and fighter in the covert war being waged on the individual during peace fits everyone who wishes for freedom of the body, the mind and the spirit without the hypocrisy, waylaying and oppressive compromise/subjugation which characterizes Free Bondsmen.

This existing person is named George Alexiou Geritsidis, worked as an IRS servant in the public sector protecting from financial bankruptcy several citizens and limiting the illicit activity of other agents, was decorated during a war he hated (and called his medal which was thrown in the deepest part of the occasional closet or drawer ‘tin’) and supported from the background and through ideological teaching the movement for Peace which was represented brilliantly by Gregory Lambrakis and was murdered while serving as an IRS inspector in the division for chemical – related companies on November 17th 1973. To this day his murder is mentioned annually among the victims of the Polytechnic (the 1973 Rise against the Junta) and with regard to his work as a civil servant he is commemorated as ‘fallen in the line of duty and because of it.’

The reason this man was selected (among the several unsung Greeks who could just as easily be commemorated) as a representative example for our anniversary of the declaration of independence of the Hellenic Nation is because we will use him again as actual model for the declaration for which we are beginning today, on March 25th 2008, preparing with the correct knowledge of what has taken place but also correct knowledge of ourselves and our environment so that we become able to support and guard for it:

When George Geritsidis received his first paycheck for the first time (as an employee in the salt pans of Xanthi) and returned home, his father who was alive (who as we mention was broken down and had proven that he could not face the responsibilities and tasks of the role of head of family) was standing at the door and asked reaching out with his hand with an authoritarian move that he hand over his salary. George Geritsidis gave him an amount for pocket money and told him that the time had come for him to step down and relinquish his position as head of family to George, including of course management of the financial income which George himself was procuring- a role he served and responsibilities he met brilliantly during the course of his life, pushing upwards in the social ladder all the members of both his nuclear as well as extended family so they led a decent and respectable life.
Following therefore his example, on a national scale (and for sure on a global one), the time has come for the oppressed Hellenic People (and all other Peoples no matter their name) to declare its coming of age, fact which means that the People don’t need guardians and managers of their resources which they are procuring (all the more so since from 1821 to 2008 it has been proven with p<0.001>statistical significance that the guardians and managers of this level and to that scope are completely incompetent, useless and abusive and therefore obsolete and downrated in the roles and positions they claim and possess, as they are responsible for the conscious and sought for interception of the ‘coming of age’ of the dependent peoples, the heritage, fortune and toil they manage, pander and squander) and for the Greek citizen him/herself to take over (just like the citizen of all Nations around the globe) the reconstruction and tiding up of his/her house which he/she is obligated to claim, demarcate, develop and actualize so that he/she ensures to him/herself as well as the future generations, the future beneficiaries of this house, the life he/she is truly entitled to provide for him/herself as a human being and the future generations are entitled as human beings to have.

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