That’s how to wish someone a “good month” in Greek, and this being the 1st of October it’s the appropriate time to offer such a greeting. Some might think with things as difficult as they are in Greece—and believe me they are—offering good wishes for such a limited period is a bit stingy, but such a limited time offer strikes me as consistent with about how far ahead government planning seems to extend over what to do next in wrestling with Greece’s Great Depression crisis.
There is an adage in writing fiction that’s admired by we seat of the pants writers (who distain outlines) for comparing our style of writing to driving a car at night: You need not see the entire road to reach your destination, just following your headlights will get you there.
That works for fiction writers just fine, but I’m not so sure I’d recommend it to a government in the dark running so close to the edge of a cliff. Some longer term planning, together with a peek or so at a map—and every so often asking someone familiar with the territory for directions—might prove a safer way to go. Though if you’re trying to write a horror story…
Then again, who am I to question the wisdom of a foreign nation’s leadership? After all, we have our hands full with our own back here in the good old US of A.
Indeed, from our television networks’ ratings driven news coverage there’s virtually nothing happening anywhere in the world as significant as our elections. Yes, mention is made of events that arise to Hitleresque stature, but only as a tease for returning to the next round of (non) presidential prater.
It’s as if we expect the rest of the world to go on hold while we conclude our three-year cycle of Presidential elections. Make that four-year, because candidates are already positioning to run in 2020.
Question: If 20-20 vision means perfect vision, does 20-16 mean cockeyed?
Personally, I think this campaign is doing a tremendous service for the average American citizen by providing free cardiac stress tests simply by turning on a TV. Pick a news channel, any channel, and I can assure you that within moments you’ll find some report or commentator testing your blood pressure.
It’s also helped me to work on my primal scream.