An innocent post about humanity and tolerance the other day brought about a wave of comments that surprised me– but didn’t shock me.
I had the curses of 100,000 dead Greeks in Smyrna hurled my way (because it was the Jews who colluded with the Turks to burn the city, according to the bright historian).
I was accused of being a Mossad agent and heard one angry conspiracy theory after another about dark forces (usually always Jews involved) colluding to bring Greece to her knees.
The antisemitism amongst people is sad. But what’s worse is ignorance.
One person after another mentioned the same culprits in the Greek financial crisis… Big bad Jewish bankers, Rothchilds, Siemens, Goldman Sachs…
Sadly, no one mentioned the name Akis Tsohadzopoulos… Or Lavrentis Lavrentiadis… Or Giorgos Voulgarakis… or Petros Doukas… or Yiannos Papantoniou… Or Ephraim… Or Vatopedi.
While there were numerous forces at work that eventually brought Greece and her people to their knees… The real face of Greece’s demise is a Greek one– and not a foreign one.