My article, which was published at Elefteros Typos December 18th, titled “Homeland and Consciousness’’
Homeland and Consciousness
The word “homeland” is a notion that burdens and is often used with different perspectives. Usually this is done based on political beliefs. However despite the polygenic characteristic of the word, there is something in it that remains unchanged. Homeland is the open aggregation of some territorial, historical and cultural elements that ensures a creative identity of the citizen and the country in the balanced association and workshops. Anything that disturbs this balance is a threat to the homeland and to one more thing: the country is not only the emotional root. It is also the conscious root. It is the cultivated and digested knowledge of who I am, and what my connection with the other is. Everyone seems to have difficult times in terms of patriotic consciousness. And during such time just like we are today, we all need to think about the good of the country, the balance of our country. And this means that we must understand where the position of Greece is today. Every movement or populist pseudo-threat that would jeopardize the country’s position in the Euro zone is wrong. Each hypocritical policy that threatens to return our country back to balkanized situation is wrong. Now is the time for taking brave and patriotic decisions. Closing ears to the political alerts that wishes to detach our country from the European Union, and then allowing the developments of the logics of “revolution”, “Che Guevara” or of any other similar terms are fairy tales. The history proved that it is time to stop telling our children fairy tales, just as the great poet, Manolis Anagnostakis, says. It is time to face our children as mature citizens. It is time to tell them the truth, and only the truth. There is no anti-European solution. There is only European solution. Let us not fall asleep, the citizens with pseudo-wizards of SYRIZA. Let us hear the voice of patriotic conscience. Let’s convey this and to the members who express them. This is for the good of Greece.