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Editorial

This Generation’s Snowflakes

The mayoral race in New York fundamentally has nothing to do with race in New York. It’s easy to think that it might, given everything that has gone on in the state since the fall of 2019; but don’t let that fool you.

Despite the narrative from the Republican Party that all Democrats are socialists, the next mayor of New York City is likely to be a centrist Democrat by the name of Eric Adams; the former borough president of Brooklyn. Eric Adams is a dagger in the heart of most GOP candidates running in the post-Trump world (whether they accept that or not) because he was a former NYPD police officer who actively engaged community leaders, retiring with the rank of captain.

Mr. Adams is a person who defies all expectation in a time where it’s neither politically correct nor convenient to hold positions that are against the grain lest someone be ‘cancelled’. It’s imperative that New York City take lessons from former Mayor Bloomberg who, while a seemingly imperfect person, had a truly great and profound vision of New York.

New York is not a place to be governed by passions. City Hall must be a place where knowledge, empathy, and a daily sense of responsibility reigns. While it is easy to mockingly point at Greeks, whose community is less affluent, it’s important to note that the global Jewish Community, while fewer in number, rallies more completely around their own than Hellenes do.

You see, my fellow Hellenes, what we as a people have not mastered since antiquity is a sense of lifting up one another. Instead, we have pushed each other down and given way Io greed, selfishness, and an excessive sense of individualism. We must and can do better. Why? Because as Greek-Americans it grows increasingly clear that regardless of what political party is in charge the same old same happens. Observing another field, it seems that we now live in a world where our athletes are not able to compete at expected levels despite being paid much more than previous generations. In other words, greed seems to be a negative force in the world that is growing ever stronger.

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