Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor: On the Greek Opposition Parties

To the Editor:

Congratulations to the National Herald and to its staff for the valid and objective information they offer us.

I have been following for some time now the absurdity that has taken over the leaders of the Greek opposition parties.

One leader wants to drop the Mitsotakis government as incompetent, the other wags the finger wanting to rule by force! Why are they playing with the citizens’ intelligence? The people do not forget what PASOK did in 1982 when it took power.

Thousands of officers and civil servants were replaced overnight. They established the ‘green-guard’ councils, which monitored civil servants and which party they belonged to and acted accordingly. Others were expelled and others were left in their place.

Of course, the people do not forget the populism of their leader at the time with “Tsovola dosta olla.” Nor the slogan “EEC and NATO the same union,” and “Out of the EEC, out of NATO.”

Fortunately for Greece, the then-great national leader Konstantinos Karamanlis succeeded and got Greece into the EU and saved it from many troubles.

At that time, the EU gave many billions to Greece for investments, but unfortunately the PASOK government ate it all. Zero investment. Of course, they also gave some crumbs to the people to keep them on their side.

At that time, the wine fathers (‘krasopateres’), the so-called defenders of the people, the braggarts and the eternal students, today’s rioters, were created.

We should also not forget the great illegality that existed under PASOK. They even deemed taxi drivers blind and gave them a pension.

Now, as for the achievements of SYRIZA, they are recent and everyone remembers the state it brought the economy of Greece to with the cowboys of the then-Minister of Finance – where did the pensions go? Of course, they will also remember the ‘Yes’ that became ‘No’ and the closing of the banks. The bold words that with a law he would erase the memorandums and change Europe. What did he do? He added another $100 billion memorandum.

Now Greece is ruled by an honest prime minister who does what he says before the election. A prime minister who is appreciated by all the leaders of the Earth and in every state he went to speak for all Greeks and not for parties. He spoke as head of state with courage and boldness for those who are planning for our country.

He praised the unity, achieved the credibility of Greece, which credibility together with stability are necessary for the solution of the problems of a state.

And finally, SYRIZA speaks about Tempi. But they don’t say a single word about the tragedy in Mati where 104 people lost their lives. Why? Because it happened during their time in office.


Gerasimos Mourelatos

Astoria, NY


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