Tuesday, December 25, 2012

WhatsupinGreece? A Christmas post...

Let us start with the good news:
Yianni has a roof under his head. Those who do not know Yianni, can start with this small item on Belgian national TV. (in Dutch and Greek, an English description of the video can  be found here) It spurred up a nationwide virtual commotion to help him. "Φελό να ξεφύγω αυτό το εφιάλτη" he said "I want to escape this nightmare" and finally he did. All credit goes to Bruno Tersago, journalist living in Athens and the person who "discovered" the man. No thanks to the EU or any authority whatsoever but by the common man and with common means. All Yianni had left was a twitter-account to communicate, his new-found friend Bruno and his followers. A great Christmas story how technology can aid a homeless man, but others are still not that fortunate. Right in front of the Acropolis there is a hill, Philopappou Hill, traditionally a hot-spot for the Japanese but now it is literary inhabited by another yet stranger species; The Athenian cave-man!