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There is a different Greece willing to work, create and prosper

20 February 2012 / 20:02:55  GRReporter
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Anastasia Balezdrova

Thanos Tzimeros owns an advertising agency. He became better known abroad than in Greece with his letter to Angela Merkel, which he sent last October. In it, he wrote that in the country "there is no industry like those in Western countries." As he himself told for GRReporter, the letter was directed mostly at the Greek political system. The response was great and the interest of Greeks of normal reasoning has grown to the movement "ReCreate Greece" (Dimiourgia Xana), which has been an officially registered political party since December 2011.

"The letter to Angela Merkel was actually a letter to the Greek political system and the Greek public opinion. Because I am a person of communication, I knew that establishing a party by Thanos Tzimeros, who is known only in his circles, without a way of presenting his positions, would make no sense. I strived to become known somehow to enable others understand my way of thinking. The letter was written because of a very important reason. It was to tell Angela Merkel what we see: that to cure a patient suffering from profuse bleeding, no blood should be infused into the patient before the bleeding is stopped. If these scammers, the politicians are not forced to carry out the reforms immediately, all funds will sink into the black hole of corruption no matter how much money was allocated in the first, second, eighth, eighteenth memorandum. Now, two years after the immoral torture of Greek people, there are still 1,800 public enterprises that were established without activity but only to enable politicians to assign people “close to them” to these companies. There are public companies that have not worked since 2004. Their employees just go to work and do nothing. In the period 2007-2010, at the heat of the crisis and bankruptcy, unions received funding to the amount of over 177 million euro through the worker’s organisation without being invoiced. Today's politicians will not change this; they will do nothing different. We will see what will happen when the commissioners come, hanging around in the ministries like Cerberus, because they will face a wall of denial and protection created by employees, who come from the party apparatus. Serious civil servants, who work, are pushed into the corner, and all party puppets take the responsible positions.

I wrote the letter to show that Greeks think differently. It is not a coincidence that it was adopted with enthusiasm in Greece. So far, 150,000 have read it. They sent me e-mails like "yes, let someone finally say how things are. If you decide to do something, we are with you." And although the Greek media were silent and did not understand anything, the next day a journalist from the big German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung called me and the newspaper had published an interview on the third page under the heading "A Different Greece". Foreigners are confused too. They say, "These people were given so much money all these years and they wasted it. They produced nothing and only consumed. They formed these obligations. Now we are writing off 100 billion of their debt, trying to introduce order into their home and in return, they are shouting and cursing us?" I must tell you that the West will not be patient for long. I talk to people there and the messages from Brussels, Berlin and Paris are that the idea of kicking us out of the eurozone is no longer a taboo. This is what we are trying to save.

Thanos Tzimeros believes he has achieved his goal because a large number of Greeks appreciated his action. "Even the mere fact that I have got to know such brains that have succeeded in Greece and abroad, people who move between Athens and the Silicon Valley, do doctorates and teach is enough. The biggest wound of Greece currently is that the strongest brains are leaving the country. Most of my friends left because they could not continue here and would fail. Because the changes we strive to make will take time and it depends only on us to make it shorter. We are the ones to allow this tragic situation to continue over the next 15 years or to tell ourselves to get down to work immediately. I can describe what is necessary by combining the two slogans of the two immoral parties PASOK and New Democracy: What we need is to immediately re-establish the state."

"ReCreate Greece" (Dimiourgia Xana) is a political party, involving non-politicians, representatives of the manufacturing economy. In the words of the founder Thanos Tzimeros, their goal is to create a modern, European Greece, which will grow and prosper. "This is a different Greece. These are the Greeks, who were silent all these years but it does not mean that they had no opinion or political position. The only difference was that these positions could not be made public because the combination of corrupt politician and corrupt supporter holding the respective party flag in his hands was invincible. A few years ago, it was quite impossible to say that Greece was going to fail. Now, we think it is time for someone to go ahead and tell the truth and be heard. Before that, we would be ridiculous."

According to Thanos Tzimeros, despite the two years of financial supervision, Greece continues to be on the brink of default because "the politicians who have brought it to this state have undertaken to "save" it from bankruptcy, using the same method, i.e. cheating. All members of the Greek political system are ordinary criminal scammers. They simply have learned to cheat. They lie to our European partners, lie to their voters, and lie to everything and everyone. This is the only thing they know how to do. If there is a change in the political system no prospect for the country will appear."

Tags: PoliticsReCreate GreecePartyThanos TzimerosPolitical systemReformsChange
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