Nietzcshe in his first book “The Birth of Tragedy” written over 100 years ago explains very precisely the philosophical root of the negative reporting over the last 2 years in the media regarding the modern Greek state and those irritating Greeks. Beyond the economic crisis there is an underlying irritation which is expressed in very personal attacks against modern Greeks and the state of their economy and culture. There is a deeper reason for these “over the top” attacks on Greek culture and Greeks in general. They call as lazy, corrupt, thieves, and every other name in the swear word lexicon.
I have reprinted the specific excerpt from Nietzsche’s “The Birth of Tragedy’ at the end of this post.
Greek immigrants join the chorus
Even Greek immigrants living abroad and locals have joined this chorus of bigotry and personal attacks on Greece in general and local Greeks in particular. Suddenly Greeks who emigrated to other more affluent economies look back to Greece with disgust and even parrot the bigotry and outright hateful statements made by economists and world leaders. Those who wish to make the Greeks the scapegoats for their own economic policy failures and not take any responsibility for bringing the modern Greek state to its knees. Continue reading The Irritating Greeks
Ancient Hellenic Breakfast
Here is what the typical breakfast of the ancient Hellenic culture would look like during the 6th and 5th century B.C. in Athens.
Breakfast of Champions:
1 slice of bread made from barley, spelt, and seeds, topped with 2 tablespoons of red wine, 2 tablespoons of high polyphenol olive oil pressed from unripened olives. (the more bitter and pungent the taste – the better the olive oil) small slice of feta cheese, 6 throuba olives, 6 kalamon olives, 2 boiled eggs, surrounded by steamed beet greens, garnished with fresh basil leaves. You can substitute with mixtures of dandelion greens, spinach, swiss chard, amaranth and any other leafy greens you find at your grocer. Best is to pick them in the wild or grow them yourself, but more on this later… but make sure you wash well; preferably leave vegetables to sit in water for 30 minutes in order to remove pesticides and other impurities.
Recipes For The Revival Of The Hellenic Spirit
My book “Recipes for the Revival of the Hellenic Spirit” purpose is to clear the cobwebs surrounding the true nature and practical value of the Hellenic spirit. Connecting with the Hellenic spirit will untame your creativity and unleash your capabilities to their full potential.
Rising above superstition and fear, “Recipes for the Revival of the Hellenic Spirit” is a guide to personal happiness, physical health, and intellectual freedom. A road map for reclaiming our fullest potential as a species.
One city one world one human at a time”
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