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I do not agree with the first comment, but I write...

2007-08-12T19:49:00.000+03:00

I do not agree with the first comment, but I write to point out that in greek history, specifically since the time of Herodotus and Thucidydes, there have been only two kinds of people - Greeks, and non-Greeks. Non-Greeks are all called "barbarians" because the languages they speek - not being Greek - sounded like "bar bar bar" etc.

When someone uses "Greek or barbarian", it is really "Greek or non-Greek" and has nothing to do with the behavior, but merely the ethnic background.

at least until the early 1980s, Herodotus was taught in Greek schools in archaia and this point is one of the first lessons a greek will learn.



http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-14...

2007-06-13T00:12:00.000+03:00

http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_2127509,00.html

It turns out the barbarians in this case were a Greek and a Macedonian (FYROM). Being half Greek and Orthodox, I'm disturbed by continued attacks on monasteries by criminal activity or mortar barrage. Traveling yearly to Greece to visit family, I hear crime stories that seem to always involve Albanians. I bring them stories about Orthodox missionaries that help build churches and hospitals and schools in Albanian. No matter the name of the assailant, whether redneck, skinhead, Bloods, Crips, Protestant, Muslim, Albanian, Greek, Al-Qaeda, or otherwise murder is deplorable.



again totally with you... and most of greece does ...

2007-06-06T11:05:00.000+03:00

again totally with you... and most of greece does not understand difference with professional expats as well.

being brown skin person- luck for me, i was never had biased/mis treatment at any situations... infact, so lucky never a cop stopped me to ask paper(may be once).

prejudgement based on race is common but whatz shocking is-- its wide-spreading and across gender/generations.

almost of no zero diversity.. one things that hate about greece.

/Yuva

btw: mate, great to find foreign english blog from athens.. and if you haven't heard already expat group in athens.. feel free to reach me at iamyuva@yahoo.co.in



Sounds like a nationalist of some sort who doesn't...

2007-05-13T11:15:00.000+03:00

Sounds like a nationalist of some sort who doesn't even live in Greece, trying to use complicated words but also making common errors in grammar and usage.

How much you want to bet he lives in America where multiculturalism reigns? Why don't you be a real Greek and join your brothers in the homeland? I might point out that Greeks, despite wealth and university education, commit white collar crime just as well. Wouldn't that make them barbarians as well?



How charming! I didn't know I was a barbarian, I t...

2007-05-07T18:38:00.000+03:00

How charming! I didn't know I was a barbarian, I thought I was an immigrant.



You are missing the point. Of course it could have...

2007-05-05T15:20:00.000+03:00

You are missing the point. Of course it could have been Greeks, in fact most crime in Greece is commited by Greeks and most immigrants are not criminals. What you and all other (Greek or barbarian) proponents of multiculturalism in Greece are obfuscating, however, is that barbarians living in Greece are three times more likely to commit a crime than Greeks. Today 10% of the humans living in Greece are barbarians but they account for over 30% of crime. My sources are from the Ministry of Public Order statistics department (www.ydt.gr, see version of the page in Greece for the full tables) and involve blue collar and violent crime only as there as so few barbarians educated or wealthy enough to be in a position to commit white collar crimes (though there are some case like fraud where there is a presence). Not only do barbarians break the law in a much higher percentage than Greeks their share in crime statistics is also increasing as can be seen at the tables for the years 1991-2006.

http://www.ydt.gr/main/Section.jsp?SectionID=722&LanguageID=1

http://www.ydt.gr/main/Article.jsp?ArticleID=162700

http://www.ydt.gr/main/Attachments/Attachment16639_EPIKRATEIA_egklimatikotita.pdf

Yiannis