Intro

This blog: “The Music of Mikis Theodorakis”, opened in 2010, with the name Theodorakisfriends. Because of several reasons the blog was deactivated between the middle of 2013 and the end of 2015. For the same reasons a hundred posts have been deleted or kept private.

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 ▪️This blog disassociates from Theodorakis’ political choices and activities

This blog is now only presenting the music of Mikis Theodorakis, his relationship with music, and the relationship of artists with Mikis Theodorakis, while trying to avoid mentioning any connection with Theodorakis’ political views, political friends, and/or political activities. After many years of being active in the media about politics myself, my own views on politics and solutions have deepened, and diverged finally totally from Theodorakis’ views and ideas. In fact he taught me to be free and able to resist what does not fit within my own ethics, he even taught me to dare to resist him. Some older intro’s with explanations can be read here. In the following paragraphs I will go more into the depths of my decision.

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▪️Music versus politics

It has been a tough, painful but needed process of disassociating emotionally, mentally and ethically totally from his last decade, personal political views, and making Theodorakis’ music an abstract gift, without blurring it with his personal and political life from the time he stopped composing: 2010. Music is abstract, harmony, it unites. Politics are disharmonious, and divide.
political circle
In the middle of the circle we are all united, there contradictions are transformed into oneness. Buddhism and Taoism teach the importance of stepping out of the earthly contradictions into the center of our own deepest self, to experience oneness and peace.

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▪️The farthest left and the farthest right: where two extremes meet

In the drawing one can see that the most extreme left and the most extreme right meet each other on exact the same spot of the circle. They are both as violent, are both filled with the most extreme inflammable hatred, are as destructive, and fight in fact under the same flag, use a different language, but translated you hear the same words. Mikis Theodorakis belongs to the farthest left. He has openly supported Syriza (on Marxism based, radical left (farthest left) party. Syriza opposes the farthest right party: Golden Dawn, but both parties embrace each other on the farthest farthest left point and the farthest farthest right point. It is the same spot, where their deep hatred meets, merges into one fire, and tries to find satisfaction in hurting, even killing (as happened in the past) the other one. Hell and doom. They love it. They cannot live without the other. Without their opposite entity their life is meaningless. Fanatical obsession, being possessed, deep hatred and violence are characteristics of the farthest left and the farthest right.
politicsHorror, terror, war, murder and injustice are phenomenons created in the groups of the most extremes, also in the group where Theodorakis belongs to, and this is for me reason to reject his dividing hateful politics, and to focus on his music only.

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▪️A slow motion coup by the farthest left: Syriza, and Theodorakis’ contribution to it.

I am looking forward to the day that Theodorakis will be able to see the economical suicide that the left wing via Syriza has created and continues creating in Greece, and will apologize to the Greek people, to have supported Tsipras, to have allowed Syriza to use his (Theodorakis’) music to promote their election campaign, to win the elections. It worked. Recently  Theodorakis has criticised twice utterly sharp and straight Greek PM Tsipras, but that is not enough. Apologies. The Greek people need to hear apologies, publicly stated (like Glezos did). Injustice, Mikis Theodorakis, is something that on this very moment is committed by all who are presented in the far left wing in Greece, and who took a seat in the building at Syntagma Square, together with a far right wing party, ANEL. Tsipras even defends Kammenos’ dark practices. Two articles with criticism about Syriza is nothing. Do it every day, Mikis Theodorakis: Syriza is committing a slow but efficient coup by taking over essential positions in the society, via sick, powerful clientelism. A coup by the colonels created your resistance, Mikis Theodorakis, where are you now? The colonels did at least something constructive for the country, and you know this, all Greeks know this but it is a taboo to say it.
Syriza’s coup is even worse concerning its impact on the state, it kills all vital organs in the society. I urge you, Mikis Theodorakis, to start composing a resistance song against Syriza, against the farthest left of Greece. Injustice is intolerable also when it is committed on the side and on the spot where you are, Mikis Theodorakis. Therefore:  compose a song against Syriza. Sing it. Ask Greeks to sing it, as long till Syriza has been conquered and their coup has been eliminated. Save Greece again, Theodorakis, by resisting this time the farthest left. It might help to know that Greek PM Tsipras, in name of Syriza, publicly supports Maduro, farthest-left dictator in Venezuela. Do you want Greece to become a second Venezuela, Mikis Theodorakis?

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The contribution of Syriza to the destructive anarchism in Greece, now

The following video shows a group of “anarchists” vandalizing numerous shops in one of the most well-known pedestrian streets in Athens, on July 17, 2017. This video has been added here to make readers from outside Greece aware that Syriza accepts “anarchism”, as a part of democracy, and does not punish these anarchists. Anarchism, vandalism, even using and dealing drugs, and prostitution on universities are allowed: a university is a free state where the government has no rights. This is a by Syriza created law.
Greece has become rotting. Do you still like “anarchism”, Mikis Theodorakis [I refer here to November 1973, Athens Polytechnic uprising]? The slogan of the Greek anarchists of 2017: “All we want is total freedom.” Is this freedom Mikis Theodorakis? No! This is satisfying the longing for evil, is using the power of tyranny to overrule all who have to work hard to survive in the Greek crisis. Is this where you were fighting for? Has this your support? Save Greece for the second time, liberate it from these criminals, liberate Greece from their dictator in the making: tyranny. Tyranny is in fact nothing more than a total of individuals, of super egos, behaving each one as a fascist, under the veil of democracy, protected by a government, Syriza, that is taking over even law and justice in Greece, taking judges inside their organisation, changing laws into laws that fit in their parallel universe. More: Extended homepage 20-07-2017, subject: Anarchism. And: a great piece by Nikos Konstandares in Ekathimerini on the relationship of SYRIZA to the Greek anarchist scene and what this costs the country.
But there are more dictators in Greece: the destructive Greek habits. For more about the unfair misleading criticism on EU, and what is really breaking down Greece, Greece’s economy, about the dictatorship of rousfeti, clientelism, tax evasion, please read my former home page: here.

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▪️This blog disassociates also from Theodorakism

This blog also disassociates from a new phenomenon: Theodorakism, a term for those who hail Mikis Theodorakis, who follow him without any criticism. This is similar with religion, even smelling sectarian, and a proof that during the past years, and still, I have observed and analysed well all activities of and around Theodorakis and that I made an excellent choice by taking another road. I escaped. More here.

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▪️ The music of Mikis Theodorakis

In my opinion the music Theodorakis has composed is a medicine, a therapy for those who have been suppressed, not only in a political system, but also in other community (social) systems, like a family, on a school, in a church. When listening to Theodorakis’ songs of resistance the own resistance inside awakens, grows and activates a self healing energy. In my opinion the art of composing helped Theodorakis to deal with his own reality, his past, the terror he has gone through, to rise again and again after being humiliated, made powerless, traumatized, suppressed. After Theodorakis stopped composing (in 2010) all these wounds must have started to open again. To stop the pain inside he tried to change the political system, he still tries, but it is impossible to stop hatred with hatred, to change a situation by playing the blame game. The blame game is related with playing the victim. Theodorakis’ music touches the apathetic one inside, the one who prefers to sit down in complaining, The activist must awaken, but activism in politics does not work when it is not more than endless talking (as Syriza does, or Spitha), one can use the awakened energy for being active in the society, by doing what has to be done, putting “things” into practice, eventually voluntarily, as “Boroume” does in Greece, and “Athenistas”. The only way to change politics and political insights, to stop populism, to dismantle populist amateur parties like Syriza, is education in realism, teaching children and adults to discuss, to dare to criticise, to accept criticism as well, to learn to think deeper than schools learn now, and how to bring ideas into practise, by doing. Schools of today create dreamers, work with sick, outdated, competitive systems, producing narrow minded theorists, copies of old, similar versions that did not work either. Life on earth is in danger because of these wrongly educated theorists.
Important teachings about politics in general, especially democracy, populism and anarchy can be understood by reading the classical Greek philosopher Socrates and his student Plato. Read “The Republic”, for instance. I have the idea that Greeks like to show off their classical Greek philosophers, but never read or studied them. When you start reading you will be stunned, how easy Plato and Socrates can be understood, what is going on, worldwide, and why.
The Republic (Greek: Πολιτεία, Politeia; Latin: Res Publica) is a Socratic dialogue, written by Plato around 380 BC, concerning justice (δικαιοσύνη), the order and character of the just city-state and the just man. It is Plato’s best-known work, and has proven to be one of the world’s most influential works of philosophy and political theory, both intellectually and historically. More.
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Staying up to date with the Greek politics

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Updates

  • This homepage has been updated: 23 July 2017

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