Monday, 5 September 2011

₪ Crisis Symptosis?

   Philosophy is a very complicated matter. In contrast with any other science, philosophy is perhaps the only one, that it´s almost impossible to disagree completely with any of its´ types and branches, no matter where someone's beliefs stand. That is the beauty and at the same time the curse of Philosophy. But what makes philosophy great, even superior  -I would dare say-  to all the other sciences? It´s her ability to be applied at any situation and any moment of humans´ rout to existence. It´s there at any occasion of our life, at any simple thing we do, even when we do nothing at all. Simply, Philosophy is diachronic. It doesn't changes, or alternates. It never ends or gets completed. And this exact ability of eternal existence and improvement, is what makes her the basis of humanity.
   If we search carefully, we will see that all theories and sayings of every philosopher, can be used in many happenings of our life, even after hundreds of years. Xenophon Zolotas was not a philosopher, neither a politician, but an economist. An economist that turned up to be a politician and a philosopher of no comparison to any of the modern Greeks. A man of true honour and virtue, in a time that the words patrician, traitor, corrupted and divided, were and still are synonyms of any Greek man in the Hellenic parliament. Significantly, he is one of the very few men globally, that has run a country without even being a politician, without belonging to any party.
   His virtue was such, that he became prime-minister by appointment of the Hellenic people and the members of the parliament, to save the country at the last moment. Zolotas -even though he was a mathematician and an economist- became famous for demonstrating the contribution of Hellenic, language to the English vocabulary by making English speeches, as he said, "using with the exception of articles and prepositions, only Greek words", to foreign audiences. Two of those speeches in English, perhaps the very best he had ever made, are considered to be historic, because they contained only terms of Greek origin. The subject of them both, was the ruthless and profiteering policy of the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and the World Bank that literally blood-drained Hellas with the interests and the terms that they applied on their loans.

 First speech:


I eulogize the archons of the Panethnic Numismatic Thesaurus and the Ecumenical Trapeza for the orthodoxy of their axioms, methods and policies, although there is an episode of cacophony of the Trapeza with Hellas.
   With enthusiasm we dialogue and synagonize at the synods of our didymous Organizations in which polymorphous economic ideas and dogmas are analyzed and synthesized.
  Our critical problems such as the numismatic plethora generate some agony and melancholy. This phenomenon is characteristic of our epoch. But, to my thesis, we have the dynamism to program therapeutic practices as a prophylaxis from chaos and catastrophe.
In parallel, a panethnic unhypocritical economic synergy and harmonization in a democratic climate is basic.
  I apologize for my eccentric monologue. I emphasize my eucharistia to you Kyrie, to the eugenic and generous American Ethnos and to the organizers and protagonists of this Amphictyony and the gastronomic symposia.''

Second speech:


It is Zeus' anathema on our epoch for the dynamism of our economies and the heresy of our economic methods and policies that we should agonise between the Scylla of numismatic plethora and the Charybdis of economic anaemia.
It is not my idiosyncrasy to be ironic or sarcastic but my diagnosis would be that politicians are rather cryptoplethorists. Although they emphatically stigmatize numismatic plethora, energize it through their tactics and practices.
Our policies have to be based more on economic and less on political criteria.
Our gnomon has to be a metron between political, strategic and philanthropic scopes. Political magic has always been antieconomic.
In an epoch characterised by monopolies, oligopolies, menopsonies, monopolistic antagonism and polymorphous inelasticities, our policies have to be more orthological. But this should not be metamorphosed into plethorophobia which is endemic among academic economists.
Numismatic symmetry should not antagonize economic acme.
A greater harmonization between the practices of the economic and numismatic archons is basic.
Parallel to this, we have to synchronize and harmonize more and more our economic and numismatic policies panethnically.
These scopes are more practical now, when the prognostics of the political and economic barometer are halcyonic.
The history of our didymous organisations in this sphere has been didactic and their gnostic practices will always be a tonic to the polyonymous and idiomorphous ethnical economics. The genesis of the programmed organisations will dynamize these policies. I sympathise, therefore, with the aposties and the hierarchy of our organisations in their zeal to programme orthodox economic and numismatic policies, although I have some logomachy with them.
I apologize for having tyrannized you with my hellenic phraseology.
In my epilogue, I emphasize my eulogy to the philoxenous autochthons of this cosmopolitan metropolis and my encomium to you, Kyrie, and the stenographers.''

   The most beautifull part on those speeches, is that they were not made this year, neither the previous one, as anyone would thing with all these problems Hellas is facing the last years.They were written in 1957 and 1959 respectively, only to prove once more why great men are called great, and why their words last through time, as history lasts on the skies.

eng. Extra material:
The speech of X. Zolotas send to Paris and Brussels, written in French language, by using exclusively Hellenic words in it:

fr. Les documents supplémentaires: 
Le discours de X. Zolotas envoyer à Paris et à Bruxelles, écrit en langue française, en utilisant exclusivement des mots hellénique en elle:

Le dedale synchrone du cosmos politique


Sans apostropher ma rhetorique dans l' emphase et la plethore, j' analyserai elliptiquement, sans nul gallicisme, le dedale synchrone du cosmos politique caracterise par des syndromes de crise paralysant l' organisation systematique de notre economie. Nous sommes periodiquement sceptiques et neurastheniques devant ces paroxysmes periphrasiques, cette boulimie des demagogues, ces hyperboles, ces paradoxes hypocrites et cyniques qui symbolisent une democratie anachronique et chaotique. Les phenomenes fantastiques qu'on nous prophetise pour l' epoque astronomique detroneront les programmes rachitiques, hybrides et sporadiques de notre cycle atomique. Seule une panacee authentique et draconienne metamorphosera cette agonie prodrome de l' apocalypse et une genese homologue du Phenix. Les economistes technocrates seront les strateges d' un theatre polemique et dynamique et non les proselytes du marasme. Autochtones helleniques, dans une apologie cathartique, psalmodions les theoremes de la democratie thesaurisante et heroique, soyons allergiques aux parasites allogenes dont les sophismes trop hyalins n' ont qu'une pseudodialectique. En epilogue a ces agapes, mon amphore a l' apogee, je prophetise toute euphorie et apotheose a Monsieur Giscard d' Estaing, prototype enthousiasmant de la neo-orthodoxie economique et symbole de la palingenesie de son ethnie gallique.