On 25 February, my brother sent a recorded and express letter to me in Athens. By yesterday, 5 February, ten days after he sent it, it had still not arrived. Today he went to ask at the Parisian Post Office, who traced his letter: at 06.47 0n the 26th, it arrived in Greece. Today, I received a notification to pick up a recorded delivery. I assume that it will be my brother's letter. At any rate, it looks as if the Greek Post Office has already been privatised without our knowledge. If not, then what can I say? If the Post Office becomes a useless joke, then the only seriously functioning entities left in Greece will be the Church and the Navy…..and my spearfishing. SHAME ON YOU, TSIPRAS, YOU AMBITIOUS LITTLE ARMCHAIR PSEUDO-SOCIALIST! IF GREECE DOES NOT PUT ITS OWN CABALISTIC AND CLIENTELISTIC PARTY-POLITICAL MESS IN ORDER, THEN YOU HAVE SELFISHLY DESTROYED MUCH.
Friday, January 15, 2016
Sunday, December 13, 2015
It has come to my attention that apparently NO English has been taught to my former students, or the new ones, since October. This suggests a somewhat cavalier attitude towards the students, and a serious degree of administrative and financial incompetence, not befitting a proper department of modern languages at a proper university. If anyone can shed light on this story, and let me know, I would appreciate it. I hope that you are not too frightened to do so. If people do not speak their minds to improve matters, democracy can be strangled by the powerpaths and cabalists. Is the DFLTI already going through a sort of extended rigor mortis (nekriki akampsia)?
TO ALL MY FORMER STUDENTS: I DO HOPE THAT YOU ARE BEING TAUGHT PROPERLY, AND HAVE SOMEONE WHO KNOWS BRITAIN AS A NATIVE, AND CAN EXPLAIN THE NUANCES OF THE WORD 'DOWNRIGHT', 'FORTHRIGHT' AND 'RIGHT'; WHO CAN TALK IN DIFFERENT BRITISH REGIONAL ACCENTS; WHO HAS WRITTEN BOOKS ON THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ON BRITAIN; WHO ADORES ENGLISH LITERATURE; WHO CAN COMPARE THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TO GERMAN, FRENCH, ITALIAN AND DUTCH; WHO LIVED IN BRITAIN FOR FORTY YEARS; WHO RETURNS THERE REGULARLY; AND WHO UNDERSTANDS HIS PEOPLE AND ALL THE SUBTLETIES.