Honoring our Veterans – Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012
In light of recent events in our nation, it is fitting to reflect on the Battle of Thermopylae, which involves the betrayal of brave soldiers– but most important, the Battle of Thermopylae is a symbol of courage against overwhelming odds.
Copyright © 2012 Marielena Montesino de Stuart. All rights reserved.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (AGENDA 21)
GREECE’S MODERN-DAY BATTLES OF THERMOPYLAE and SALAMIS
“Forward, sons of Greeks,
Liberate the fatherland,
Liberate your children, your women,
The altars of the gods of your fathers,
And the graves of your ancestors,
Now is the fight for everything.” — Hymn at the Battle of Salamis
Second only to my experiences in America, some of the best moments of my life were spent in Greece– where I also sadly witnessed the economic destruction of this beautiful country, at the hands of the Socialists.
At this perilous juncture, the Greek people will have to confront the Socialist forces and Eurozone profligacy that are violating their sovereignty– in order to stop the game of Russian Roulette, with their economic and cultural future.
The Panhellenic Socialist Movement (ΠΑΣΟΚ) has led Greece down the path of Euro profligacy. Their philosophy is manifested in the atheist-inspired manifesto, titled THE CHARTER OF GREEK UNIVERSITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT –which coalesces Greek universities in support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development (Agenda 21). This document not only ignores the fact that their population is 95% Greek Orthodox (which– devout or not, plays an incredible role in their Christian identity)– but it also ignores the importance of Greek history and culture– choosing instead to concentrate on “the socio-economic and cultural development of the planet.”
As I reflect on this modern Greek tragedy, I am reminded that the Greeks of the 20th and 21st centuries have been betrayed by their Socialist and morally-bankrupt leaders– much like Ephialtes betrayed the ancient Greeks at the battle of Thermopylae– a battle against the Persians– where the Greeks showed tremendous courage in spite of overwhelming odds. I am also reminded of the battle of Salamis, also against the Persians– where the Greeks were victorious– a turning point in developing the path of Ancient Greece and Western Civilization.
Indeed, there is much for the Greek people to draw from historically– if they are to save their nation and their sovereignty.
PAINTING: Leonidas at Thermopylae. Musée du Louvre, Paris