The Greco Report - 1999
Kitsos on Greek-American "Leaders"
I had been following the events in the United States having to do with the
enthronement and subsequent removal of the former Archbishop of America,
Spyridon. Although many of the articles and much of the commentary disagreed as
to certain particulars, all were in agreement on one thing: Spyridon
was thought to be 'too Greek' for our Greek-American brothers and
sisters. How could this be? For years I'd been under the impression that our
compatriots in the New World were the creme de la creme of Hellenism.
That we, here in the "Old Country," were not half as patriotic as they. That we
could learn much from emulating their unique blend of acquired Anglo-Saxon
organizational skills mixed with our inborn Hellenic intelligence and virtues.
What an unbeatable combination! Or, at least that's what I thought till this
matter concerning the former Archbishop came along.
I must admit to you that I was amazed and disgusted. Of course, you may be
thinking that I am over-reacting. That my dismay and disillusionment are merely
the symptoms of an old man yearning for a world that existed only in his
imagination. No! Emphatically no! I pride myself on being a pragmatist, quite
aware of the foibles and shortcomings of our Race. We Hellenes are arguably the
most self-destructive, opinionated, power-hungry, fractious, egomaniacal
individualists on this planet. Agreed! We've been bemoaning the existence of
these traits in our DNA for millenniums. What is happening over there in
America, though, is, I think, different. The difference being that as bad and as
divided as we always were (and are), there were certain ideas and causes
that we could all rally to. Certain dangers that we would confront together.
Dangers, like the absolute necessity of making sure that Hellas survived in the
powder-keg neighborhood that God, in his inscrutable wisdom, saw fit to locate
us; causes, such as making sure that, wherever we found ourselves on this
planet, our children would be taught the language, tradition and religion of
their forebears; and ideas, such as what a singular and absolutely wonderful
thing it is to be a Hellene: the bearer in one's genes of the unique,
culture-creating miracle that we have bequeathed, by the grace of God, to
humanity. All of these things, it seems, don't seem to count for much in
Greek-America. I began to wonder if perhaps these people would be the first and
only Hellenes in our long history to "drop the shield." I was fascinated by this
question, and so I decided to put it to the one man whose opinions weigh more
with me than any other; my friend, and manager of my country estate in Boeotia,
It was late fall. The sound of hunters firing their shotguns could be heard
off in the distance. There was a penetrating chill in the air and I had a huge
olive-tree log ablaze in the fireplace. I was looking forward to an
interesting chat with my friend, and when he finally arrived I was pleasantly
surprised to see him looking as sprightly as ever, even though he had been
supervising the annual picking of olives in my ancestral groves and had put in a
long day. Kitsos is a man who I would guess is in his late 50s to early
60s (he won't say exactly), though you would never know it by looking at
him. He is an exceptionally vigorous man, both physically and mentally, and I've
always enjoyed watching him use his body in hard physical labor and, even more,
his mind, as he wrestles with the conundrums and questions I am in the habit of
putting to him. A wide-ranging autodidact, there does not seem to be a book that
he has not delved into. And, like a diver in a sea of ignorance, his life has
been a persistent search for the pearls of knowledge and wisdom.
"Tell me, afentiko"
[boss], he said as he came into my den, "will you be here until after we finish
the gathering, or will you be leaving for Athens before that?"
"I will be leaving well before,
"Some of the villagers are
organizing a boar hunt in Epirus after we bring in the olives, and I thought you
would want to take part as you have done in the past," he answered.
"I shall have to regretfully
decline, my friend. Business matters in the capital make it necessary that I be
there, much as I will miss the thrill of the chase with my fellow
"Too bad," he replied, as I
poured out a glass of my homemade, red brusko, for which he has an
especial affinity. (Though I must make it very clear that I have never seen him
tipsy or in the least bit affected by wine, or anything else for that matter. He
is the very paradigm of equability.)
"Take a seat by the fire, Kitsos,
and let me tell you about a matter that has been on my mind" I said. When he had
seated himself, I sat down as well and continued. "It's this business with the
former Archbishop of America, you see. It has me puzzled."
"Puzzled, how?" he asked.
Well, you've been to America, and
I have never ventured beyond the borders of our fatherland. We've spoken before
about how unusual these Greek-Americans are, but this thing with the Archbishop
is truly amazing. I want you to explain to me, my dear friend, how it is
possible for our Hellenic brothers and sisters to think that someone is unworthy
to serve as their spiritual leader because he is too Greek. Now I know that
sounds impossible, Kitsos, but I've read commentary written by representatives
of every shade of the religious and political spectrum, and they all agree on
one thing: Spyridon was deemed to be too Greek for our Greek-American
compatriots. Can this be possible, my friend?"
"Before you amazed yourself into
disbelief, afentiko, you should have paid more attention to what is
happening here, to our mother, Hellas, where the imported diseases of
cynical nihilism and self-serving, infantile narcissism are taking root among us
so effectively. Perhaps then you would not be so amazed."
I was taken aback by his reply.
"What do you mean?" I asked.
"Why, the very causes that
spelled the Archbishop's removal have begun their work of destruction here as
well," he answered. "We've spoken before about the blight that has infected our
land ever since the foreign influences undermining our culture began to
predominate. Well, where do you think these things originated?"
"But," I hastily replied, "we
have not yet reached that level of self-hatred that would compel us to remove
one of our leading lights because he was 'too Greek'! Admit that much,
"I admit that much, though it
gives me no joy to do so, because what has happened to our Greek-American
brothers and sisters is beginning to happen here as well, and I see no visible
signs of a reactionary movement of any significance to counter this evil," he
said. [This was true when this was written, it is no longer true now (2003).
"Well then, my friend, you must
explain to me just what it is that has happened to these Greek-Americans so that
I can better understand what you tell me is happening here, don't you think?" I
"An interesting topic of
conversation, afentiko, but one that needs a certain qualification,
considering that we are to investigate the Greek side of what is actually a
phenomenon that is unfolding, to a greater or lesser degree, all over the
developed world," he said.
"And what might this
qualification be?" I answered.
"Simply this: We must keep in
mind that what we are probing is not new. It has occurred in the past wherever
there has developed a prosperity which allowed the spoiling of children;
wherever there has existed an arrogance brought on by cultural, racial,
intellectual, or military feelings of superiority; and wherever the
institutions set up to enforce the natural law in a particular society have been
rendered impotent or ridiculous. Most, if not all, of these factors exist in
America today. Our qualification has to do with our own peculiar history,
however. With the fact that we Greeks have always been prone to exceed the
limits of greatness or evil that characterize most of humanity. We generally
overdo what we set our minds upon. As proof of this one need only remember that
though Socrates is considered to have been the greatest teacher of morality in
history, he had as two of his many pupils Alcibiades; a self-absorbed traitor to
his city who could arrogantly desecrate the statues of a god, and Critias;
who became part of a tyrant gang which arbitrarily put innocent metics and
citizens to death in order to confiscate their property."
"But what does all of this mean,
Kitsos, I don't understand." I said.
"It means, afentiko, that
the very impulses of our nature that compelled us to love, serve and be loyal to
our Church, Family and Country in the past, will now -- when the
institutional dams break, as they did in Athens during and after the
Peloponnesian war -- compel us to exceed all others in destroying, ridiculing
and undermining these very institutions. Our history proves this to be the case.
I tell you this because I would like you to keep it in mind as we investigate
the Greek-Americans who were most ardently opposed to everything the former
Archbishop of America, Spyridon, stood for."
"I promise to do so," I said.
"First of all," Kitsos continued,
"you should know that most of these men -- the self-proclaimed 'leaders' of the
various Greek-American organizations who were vehemently opposed to Spyridon --
are university trained professionals in their 40s and 50s. They are, in other
words, the products of a system of tutelage dominated by cultural
change-agents who use their teaching positions to create a cadre of
influential adherents who will go along with the ideology being promulgated in
order to advance their prestige and careers. They are the direct inheritors,
and, in the case of the older ones, the active participants of the purposely
directed social upheavals that took place in America in the 1960s and 70s:
upheavals designed to bring the Old, Eurocentric America to its knees.
"The need to bring the Old
America to its knees was based on a careful assessment by the power elites as to
the most efficient means by which a universal marketplace might be
created: a world-wide economic entity ruled by those whose ideological
faction would be at the top of the heap at the end of the day. For this reason,
the anti-Christian, atheistic U.N. was created, to be the all-knowing,
all-powerful dispenser and protector of 'human rights' in its role as our
Planetary Government; NATO followed, designed to be the future Police Force and
enforcer of U.N. policies; UNESCO of course, which would be the world's
Department of Education; and now we see agitation for an International Court of
Justice, to be the global Supreme Court. That was the model, and America, the
prime instigator and major beneficiary once that model was successfully imposed,
had to begin the process of creating the new economic man to fit this model..
This meant that -- since a global market would require the cultivation of
customers of every conceivable kind, color, and religion throughout the world --
any trace of bias or privilege enjoyed by white, Euro-Americans had to be
obliterated. America would be the shining beacon of an ideology centered upon
the idea that the black man's dollar, just as the homosexual's, the Hmong
tribesman's, and the radical feminist's, was just as green as the white man's.
An ideology that would be promulgated world-wide by an America determined to
rule over a global marketplace of conditioned and docile consumers, and ready,
through its control of NATO, to impose its will anywhere on the planet. And it
would do this by using the excuse of making sure that all nations respected a
concept that America, in reality, cared little about: 'human
rights'; just as the ancient Athenian Empire became a tyranny while
forcibly ensuring that 'Democracy' flourished among its neighbors and allies,
whether they wanted it or not."
"Aren't you straying far a field,
Kitsos?" I queried.
"You will see where I am going in
a minute, afentiko," he replied. "It will make more sense to you when I
tell you that this new 'human rights' ideology of diversity and equality --
being imposed for the economic benefit of the elites and their second echelon
corps of political, technocratic, and academic flunkies -- was perfectly suited
to the personalities of our Greek-American 'leaders.' But in order for you to
understand why, I must let you get to know them better. I must give you some
background as to the way they were raised, and the prevailing ethos of the
period during which their identities were formed. It will not surprise you when
I say that our 'leaders' are a little brighter than the population as a whole.
In spite of this, however, they have an almost identical mentality. It is almost
as if they were all cloned from a prototype, so identically do they think and
behave. As I mentioned before, most of them went through their formative period,
the period of their 'social imprinting,' during the 60s and the 70s, and the
younger ones who missed that turbulent time, were schooled and raised in an
America where those that had not missed it held many positions of influence and
authority, and were thus able to have an effect.
"It was during this period that
American values and standards were turned upside down; instigated by
those factions seeking to bring about the onset of the new order mentioned
above. Everything old had to be scrapped because 'old' and 'traditional' usually
meant 'white' which was made out to be synonymous with racism, sexism, and
homophobia; these things had to go! Our Greek-American 'leaders' were
raised in this milieu. They were also part of the first TV generation: The first
generation to be exposed more to the artificial social interactions constructed
by TV script writers, than to the natural, social situations and interactions of
the real world. The first generation to be completely socialized by TV before
defense mechanisms could be put into place against this sort of collectivist
brainwashing. They were also a generation raised by the precepts and philosophy
of such intellectual lightweights as Dr. Spock. A generation where
permissiveness ruled, they were raised without the benefit of corrective
punishment, and with a minimum of discipline. For this reason, they've been
referred to as the 'me' generation.
"Now, our ancestors learned how
to raise children over thousands of generations of trial and error. They
realized that, in order to survive, certain institutions had to be kept strong
so that the destructive and egotistical natures of their young would be
prevented from harming the community. We Greeks, being more egotistical and, as
a result, potentially more destructive, made sure that the institutions of
Family, Church, School and State were especially strong and respected. There was
no other way, considering that Hellas has always been surrounded by hordes of
enemies hell-bent on her annihilation. With such strong institutions, the Greek
family could afford to coddle and spoil its children. In fact, they did so even
more because they knew that one day that child would come face to face with the
cruel reality of an unforgiving and hostile world. Imagine then the kind of
chaos that ensues when you bring this kind of a Greek mother -- you know the
type, the kind we often see chasing her child down the street of our village,
spoon in hand, while yelling after him, 'ela yioka mou, na fas to avgoulaki
sou' [come darling, and eat your egg for mommy.] -- to America, where the
institutions that would prevent 'yioka' from doing great harm no longer
"I'm beginning to get the idea,
Kitsos," I said.
"But there's more,
afentiko, In America, such parents were told that the old ways of raising
children were outdated. That in the modern world of the welfare state, day-care
centers, 'sensitized' fathers, working mothers, and MTV permissiveness
was not so bad. And that those who insisted upon trying to instill the
old-fashioned values of discipline, self-reliance, obedience, respect and
courage were nothing more than anachronistic throwbacks to be ridiculed and
ignored. So that many of the in-born destructive traits, common to all humanity,
and heretofore discouraged and punished, were, in the 60s and 70s,
encouraged and brought to the fore. One sees the consequences of this kind of
upbringing throughout America today, and some of our Greek-American 'leaders' in
the organizations we are discussing show the consequences a little more
strongly, a little more clearly than most other members of the 'me' generation
because, as I said before, we Greeks tend to overdo whatever we put our minds to
"At this point, I think I should
make it very clear that I am talking here about the inner circle of the ruling
presidiums of these organizations, or, in some cases, individuals who operate on
their own because they have wealth to go along with their egos. Let us refer to
such 'leaders' by their own self-flattering term of 'progressives.' Most
Greek-Americans, like most other people, have no real ideology of any kind, they
simply parrot whatever ideas are fashionable at the moment. When the fashions
change, their ideas change instantly, like a weather-vane in the wind. They are
not the 'leaders' we are discussing. Unfortunately, there are enough of these
'leaders' among our people in America to cause some very serious problems. And I
think that I should try to explain just why their minds work the way they do so
that you will see why I said that this new collectivist ideology of
diversity and equality was 'perfectly suited' to their personalities."
"Yes, please do," I said.
"First, at the core of the
'progressive' personality is an excessive degree of egoism, which in the more
advanced cases develops into narcissism. This excessive egoism is an infantile
characteristic, which is to say, it's a normal characteristic in infants, but in
the case of healthy growth, it recedes as the individual develops and matures. A
permissive upbringing retards the normal process of maturing. A second important
element in the 'progressive' personality, an element closely related to the
egoism, is resentment, coupled with envy. That is why you will see, should you
choose to do the research, that most collectivist, 'progressive' ideologies are
based on resentment. The 'progressive' finds very distasteful the notion that
some people are brighter than he is, better looking, more industrious, more
righteous or moral, more cultured, more artistic, more capable, or more
successful. And he regards these people who are 'better' than he is -- and
because of being 'better,' more powerful -- as a threat, as an irksome
constraint. This envy and resentment is in a way a carry-over into adult life of
the sort of resentment that a spoiled, self-indulgent child might feel toward a
parent who won't let him do exactly what he wants to do: a parent who
won't let him eat all of the koulourakia in the jar, who won't let him
tie Papoo up and set him on fire as he sleeps in his rocking chair. It
may express itself in infancy in the form of a tantrum, in adulthood it is
expressed as a strong attraction to the ideology of egalitarianism; to the idea
that no one is better than anyone else.
"I think that I can illustrate
the connection between the pathology of an adult 'progressive' egalitarianism,
and an infantile resentment to parental restraint, by telling you about a
popular refrain on the campuses of America's colleges and universities back in
the 60s and 70s. The refrain was 'kill your parents.' Of course, in most
cases this incitement to parenticide was symbolic. What it meant was: 'get
rid of every restraint, everything that keeps you from spending all of your time
doing exactly what you feel like doing.' In one of the most popular books on
campus at the time, a book titled Do it, by Jerry Rubin, a leader in the
Youth International Party, or the Yippies for short, the incitement is almost
literal. Rubin wrote: 'When we start playing with our private parts, our
parents say "don't do that." The mother commits a crime against the child
when she says "don't do that.' " Elsewhere in the book, Rubin is describing
how he and his followers were kicked out of the Newport Folk Festival for
distributing pornographic literature to the crowd, a good portion of which was
comprised of young children: a sample of what the leaflets were all about
can be gleaned by considering the following: 'F**k the first nun you
see.' This advice was accompanied by a very graphic illustration of just how
to go about executing it. Most of Rubin's book is a non-stop effort
to build resentment among the more infantile segment of his collegiate readers,
with long recitations about the crimes their parents, schools, and society have
committed against them by restraining them in one way or another: It is a
call to revolution against anything smacking of authority or hierarchy. On the
last page, Rubin writes: '[In our New World] there will be no more jails,
courts, or police....There will be no such crime as stealing because everything
will be free....People will farm in the morning, make music in the afternoon and
f**k wherever and whenever they want to.' This was the kind of poison being
dispensed in the America of the 60s and 70s, and it was in just such an
environment that our self-anointed 'leaders' were raised. These are the people
who went on to take positions of responsibility in the business world, the
professions, politics (one of them even became president), education, journalism
and even religion."
"A wholly frightening situation,"
"So you see, afentiko,"
Kitsos continued, "when someone like Spyridon came along: someone
antithetical to every single one of the myths being propagated today; someone
who proudly declared his love for Greece, and his intention to speak out in
defense of her interests; someone who would be the head of a
male-dominated, tradition-bound, politically incorrect, hierarchical structure;
someone who looked as if he might actually begin to impose our Orthodox dogma
and language upon our 'leaders' and their coddled and bossy offspring, who, like
their parents, have never ever heard the word 'no' in their lives; someone who
intended to 'clean house' and rid the Church of its costly 'dead weight,' its
unproductive employees, and of its self-aggrandizing, ego-tripping opportunists,
you can just imagine the hysterical squeals and shrieks of rage these totally
indoctrinated, historically challenged, self-absorbed and self-hating
'Greek-American leaders' must have emitted in that barbaric tongue of
"Yes, dear friend, I can imagine
it," I replied. "And I can now, after hearing all of this, understand what
motivates these people to do the things they do. I am also now even more fearful
concerning the fate of our poor Hellas, because, not being totally devoid of my
senses, I, too, have noticed the self-same, horrific trends happening here as
well. For instance, did you know that our civil-service bus drivers are no
longer allowed to display icons of our saints, nor of Jesus or the
Theotokos in their buses any longer? It seems that some of our
esteemed citizens -- who seem to act an awful lot like these
'progressives' you've been telling me about -- complained that, since they
were not of the Christian Faith, their sensibilities were violated, and so they
demanded and got the government to order the removal of these 'offensive'
objects. This has happened in our parliament as well, where the icon of Christ
was removed because it was deemed 'offensive' to our Muslim and other
non-Christian parliamentarians. And what about this UNESCO you spoke of?" I went
on. "Did you know that they've sent a committee to go through every one of the
text books used in our schools, in order to remove any 'hostile' mention of the
Turks or other 'minorities' found therein? Did you know these things,
"Yes," he answered, as
unperturbedly as ever, "I'm quite aware of these and other warlike acts being
committed against Hellenism and Orthodoxy at the behest of our home-grown
'leaders,' who get their marching orders from Brussels and beyond. But now
I think it is time for me to get back into the groves. I've got a team of men
working late all through the picking season so that we can finish in time for me
to go on that boar hunt."
"Yes, of course," I said. "Why
don't you come back after work and have dinner with me tonight? I can smell one
of Kira Kitsena's delicious rabbit stifados [hunter's stew]
cooking in the kitchen."
"No thanks, afentiko," he
replied with a twinkle in his eye, "I'll get to enjoy her stifado at
home, later tonight. After which I will head for the neighboring village, where
I've been challenged to a match in their Kafenio by their best chess
player. Why don't your come and watch? It should be interesting to see me beat
the poor soul."
"I might just do that, Kitsos," I
said, as I rose to show him out.
For more on the dangers these "leaders" pose to Hellenism and Orthodoxy, see Kitsos Speaks to Greek-Americans.
For a detailed description of the
elitist power structure setting the agenda being followed so blindly by our
"progressive" Greek-American "leaders," as well as by the vast majority of state
and media sedated Americans, read Kitsos
on the Rising Tide of Color.
Whenever the ruling elite in any
society wish to justify their illegal and/or immoral actions, there are always a
plethora of "scholars" ready and willing to write their apologetics or polemics
for them. Should one wish to read more on the fabrication of lies and
distortions being churned out by American "intellectuals" to explain away the
murderous role that America and her NATO stooges have assumed in order to
advance their agenda of a single, global marketplace, a good place to start
would be to click on to Thucydides and
anything under The
For a very influential book, that
has given a "scientific" underpinning, and lots of morally bankrupt,
pedantic justification for the imperialistic and hegemonic designs concocted by
the rascals in Washington and Brussels, see The Clash of Civilizations
and the Remaking of World Order, by Samuel P. Huntington. Simon &
Schuster. New York. 1996. Huntington has been described as a
"Leftist 'scholar' ... in the pay of Nelson Rockefeller." Also,
"Huntington's work is extensively cited by such as Daniel Lazare," who is
"...arguably the nation's most forthright enemy of the U.S. Constitution."
(The New American. 8 Nov.1999. p.8).
If your stomach can stand it,
Jerry Rubin's book of filth and excrement was published by (are you ready for
this?) Simon and Schuster!!!: New York; 1970. Unbelievable, but
true. In this book, you can see the narcissistic and degenerate mind of a
nihilistic turd at work. A turd, however, who was able to get this litany of
crazed obscenities and childlike, onanistic, and scatological daydreams
published by one of America's most prestigious publishing houses. Not only that,
but it went into 5 printings. Kind of makes one wonder. Right? But then again,
think about who controls the publishing industry nowadays.
Karl Marx is obviously the
inspiration for Rubin's quote mentioned above. Here it is in all of its glorious
entirety, and please keep in mind that this quote is actually quite mild
compared to the rest of the book:
At community meetings all over the land, Bob Dylan
will replace the National Anthem.
There will be no more jails, courts or police.
The White House will become a crash pad for anybody
without a place to stay in Washington.
The world will become one big commune with free
food and housing, everything shared.
All watches and clocks will be destroyed.
Barbers will go to rehabilitation camps where they will
grow their hair long.
There will be no such crime as "stealing" because
everything will be free.
The Pentagon will be replaced by an LSD experimental farm.
There will be no more schools or churches because the
entire world will become one church and school.
People will farm in the morning, make music in the
afternoon, and f**k wherever and whenever they want to.
Now, before you write these
declarations off as nothing more than the fantasies of a post-pubescent,
intellectual midget, perhaps you should read the quote by Karl Marx
below. Keep in mind that this kind of mental masturbation was and is
believed in by half the world, if not by more than half. Makes you wonder
about the state of mind and political acumen of our fellow man, doesn't
it? But then again, Bill Clinton was elected twice wasn't he? And in our
own "Land of Myth and Magic," didn't we elect, over and over again, those
arch-destroyers of everything they put their hands to, Andreas Papandreou, and
Konstantinos Karamanlis? What does that say for "Democracy," dear friend? But,
no more of this, the quote by Marx follows:
In communist society, where no one has one exclusive
sphere of activity but each can become accomplished
in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general
production and thus makes it possible for me to do one
thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the
morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening,
criticize after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever
becoming hunter, fisherman, shepherd, or critic.
Collected Works of Karl Marx, Vol. V. p. 275.
How this bit of masturbatory fantasizing would apply in today's hi-tech world can be seen from this updated
In communist society, where no one has one
sphere of activity but each can become accomplished
in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general
production and thus makes it possible for me to do one
thing today and another tomorrow, to be a computer
analyst in the morning, perform brain surgery in the
afternoon, be a financial advisor in the evening, teach a class
after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming
a computer analyst, brain surgeon, financial advisor, or
di, dee, di, dee, di, dee, di, dee, di, dee, di, dee, di, dee, di, dee, di, dee, di, dee...
many times have I told you not to do that while reading Das Kapital
in the bathroom?"
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