Mikis Theodorakis: ‘We are becoming again Beautiful Greeks’

Mikis Theodorakis: ‘We are becoming again Beautiful Greeks’

Athens, February 2, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

The legendary revolutionary musician composer Mikis Theodorakis commented in his own unique way the political developments in Greece.

Commenting on the Varoufakis-Dijsselbloem meeting, Mikis Theodorakis said: “I never liked that Dutchman”.

Particularly poignant appeared with his statements in his personal website on the episodic meeting in Athens between Finance Minister Yannis Varoufakis with the President of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem that went round the world.

“Tsipras and Varoufakis, with rare calm and gentleness, wrapped him in two bright and nice ‘NO’ that went through him like thunder, to the point of forgetting the gracious origin of the European Lord and not know how and where to leave”, stresses the Greek great composer.

In detail the statement that was posted on his personal website:

“The Eurogroup and the President of the Dutch are the images that torture me. I have gone through so much because fate made me Greek, who must endure the whims of the powerful, to grovel and even learn to love them! But this Dutchman with the glasses I could never come to like, although when I was young I used to drink Nestle milk.

So he came with the conceit of the Boss, to pull the ears of the naughty citizens of a race for laughs and tears that raised its head, forgetting that it is the neglected child of Europe, of the Eurogroup and its president Mr. Jeroen Dijsselbloem.

And then a miracle happened, like those forgotten in the depths of my memory. Two representatives of this second-class people, Tsipras and Varoufakis, with rare calm and gentleness, wrapped him in two bright and nice ‘NO’ that went through him like thunder, to the point of forgetting the gracious origin of the European Lord and not know how and where to leave. Here, at this point, we forget everything. We are becoming once again Beautiful Greeks. And we as well grow tall. How and why it happened and where it will lead, are details for the Greek who lived and survived with symbols. And I consider it pusillanimity to ‘count the beans’ in a moment of national flare”.