@noemon a right winger eh? That is news to me! Hee hee. I just find him like a traditional Latin man (Noemon) though he is a Greek. But a Greek British man. A combination of fine qualities.
You know what @noemon I joined PoFo for the same reasons you joined. I was defending Puerto Rico. A small nation and a colony of the USA from defamatory and stupid rumours of crap. Ignorance and lack of knowledge about what was going on in my small island nation. I identified with your statements about Greece all this time. I never had those ideas about Greece, and suspected the smearing was about manipulating the image of Greece to make it tow the line. That is the reality for many nations that don't really have a superpower status in the world.
All I knew as truth were the interactions I have had with Greek people over the years and all of them were family oriented, and fun people with deep traditions and roles.
I met great people here. So I am eternally grateful.
It also made me much more focused and defined in my politics. The debates forced me to self reflect and it made my decisions that were strong and hard? Very well thought out. It changed my mentality.
My family is very jealous of my time. And they don't like that I spend time writing on here. They like me cooking, and talking and exercising and being with them and giving them my attention. I get criticized hard by many in this society because I don't check cell phones, and don't read texts....I am very hard to get a hold of in terms of attention. Too many platforms competing and jostling for my attention.
I have written in this forum almost exclusively for about ten years. All I am interested in is that it remains as a permanent record. Because if I die? This place has the majority of my thoughts.
If ever my son becomes an adult and would like to know what his mother's opinions were on a certain topic he can look them up here. I looked up my mother's thesis in her old university. It is in digital form though she wrote it in the sixties. The written form is beautiful as a historical record.
What better keeper of records for all eternity than a Greek with a poet's heart? I can't think of anyone more suited to that role than you are Noemon.