Dear Γιάννης Ν. Ραγκούσης,
Thank you for your email.
I hope that in it’s sending you are keen to hear back from people who similarly share a hope in the context of what was sent and that you are not just another suit hoping to rub shoulders with the already well stocked ‘rogues gallery’ of potential successors to the current Comedy Government, as myself and 10 million Greeks seek something new and better than what has come before and we are all more than ready to see you prove yourself by your words and deeds if such is your plight.
I myself am a relative newcomer to Greece in the grand scheme of things however in my 5 years here have been fighting to highlight corruption and malpractice within the Health sector myself due to foolishly being led to trust in this sector by those who so easily have been allowed to mistreat it.
It is nothing but positive to see that some aim to help where help is long needed and I myself would further aid where possible as would most given chance to help push Policies retake power from the greedy cartels and individuals who seek to burn Greece from within.
I neither care for Political parties here and am neither swayed into believing any at present are truthfully seeking to help Greece build upon it’s foundations, most rather seem intent on helping themselves to what is left whilst whatever bounty is still available on the way down. I am however similarly affiliated with like minded individuals who I know here who just want the Country to be moving forward at a time when so many in power seek to bask in the spotlight of Government rather than the attempt of future glory.
Having witnessed first hand the level of systematic abuse which goes on within Greece on so many levels, and foremost in Government itself, I cannot stress enough how someone in a position such as your’s needs to address the trust of those you seek to vote for you if you are to ever gain anything.
My fight has been with (Non Government Organisations – MKO’s), although KEELPNO and other sectors within Health have proven as guilty too however I find it appalling that the state not only allows this to happen, but seemingly has it as standard procedure when it comes to this sector in particular. Fortunately my time has been tied up with this and trying to survive whilst the state persecutes those for fighting it, and yet rewards the criminals for their audacious malpractice and behaviour, otherwise I’d have happily helped lift the lid on many other issues as well, not particularly because I want to but because it needs doing and someone has to, something few within roles capable even vaguely attempt to do so. . .
I am keen to help in anyway with Greece as it is now my home, one I love and I have and will do all I can to help make this place a better place, for not just myself but the many Greeks who once boasted of it’s wonder and only now watch to see it robbed, abused and neglected by so many of these ‘Lamoyo’ scum who have made a living out of helping run this Country down in their own selfish pursuit of either fame, money or status.
On a personal note, I’d personally bring back hanging and be rid of half the problem by lunchtime tomorrow, by the time their assets would have been seized we’d have Sakis back in next years Eurovision and have change from all the Champagne I’d have been buying Greeks in celebration of a job well done. But that’s just my opinion, on the upside, all the ‘now’ empty positions would mean that as a result of so much greedy, incompetent or ‘connected’ driftwood cast aside, we’d also have solved the unemployment problem too, but hey, that’d be crazy right?!
So, the links you’ll find below cover just a fraction of what has been discovered and highlighted on how KEELPNO (ΚΕΕΛ) has illegally employed staff to pretend to be Doctors, ran non legal via projects through NGO’s who in-turn have stolen state & EU funding whilst their staff masquerade as something they are not, abusing those they claim to help and misinforming those whilst prolonging their deceit. Take this as a test case and apply it across the general practice of such Organisations and before you know it you’ll have saved hundreds of millions of Euro’s, rid the world of another couple of thousand Malaka’s and given people a reason to trust the state and NGO’s once again.
If you’re mail is one of virtue and your intentions are clear to purpose with making Greece a better place too then many issues need addressing, the ‘Lagarde list’ as mentioned in your mail is a point which drew attention however whilst many people debate over whether or not the gaining of this list was acceptable, the context of what the list represents highlights a small fraction of where Greece’s monetary value has disappeared over the many years individuals have found opportunity in such avoidance.
Arguing about why and how the list happened is irrelevant when the life of a nation hangs in the balance and until the core issues are addressed it only weakens any hope for progress anyway.
As a foreigner and having come from the UK, my first alarming observation is how the System, the People and the Law allow and have allowed Politicians, the wealthy and State employee’s who have been known to embezzle or rob from the state freedom and immunity from prosecution in many cases over time. This is clearly one of the most important issues that needs amending within the Constitution, (TODAY), and is something which subsequently will help seize much needed assets from those who still spend the money which led the Country to now borrow from the IMF in the first place.
Few people seem willing to acknowledge the fact that by allowing people in Government a ‘get out of Jail card’ to start with also gives them a ‘steal all you can’ card the very same day they start office.
Failure to change this means that all finances gained will still prove benefit to those seeking to steal them rather than spend them on the Greek nation and people who voted them in to at least do their jobs correctly. It won’t stop the problem overnight but accountability enables a Nation to properly govern it’s finances, where at present whilst EU money comes in the front door, MP’s and civil servants are passing it out the back door we have no hope.
I would like to put some faith in yet another Moral and Ethical defender of Greece and would like to see action come to task in fighting these and many other problems however fear that presently Government is just an old boys club where corrupt MP’s just pass the baton to the next recruits when window dressing needs re-shuffling due to media pressure rather than Policy’s being forged into bonds.
Please prove me wrong and stand up for the people as I sincerely hope you will however change needs sacrifice, I know I’ve been through hell just trying to get those within the state to do the right thing and know from first hand experience here that corruption sadly still runs this Country on too many levels.
Also on a personal experience which I lived through here and saw first hand, I am saddened to have experienced being treated like a criminal by the state for refusing to steal state money and by approaching the authorities to help when those who committed such unethical behaviour were discover by myself and a few others who tried to do the right thing, sadder still to see elements of the press and certain factions work to cover this up only to finally get to the Government body responsible which then spent the best part of a year denying the facts, providing mis-information and by allowing those found guilty to continue. . . WTF.
The message that the system gives to everyone right now is ‘be a criminal, we will protect you’, hardly a vote of confidence or something to inspire the people with.
Making a nation great again will take more than popularity and Policy, it will take Balls and in my humble opinion they’ll need to rival King Kong’s. A popular person won’t ever be able to make a difference because what is needed won’t make that person popular, (so bear in mind that if you want to succeed, you need to be hated to get sh*t done), something I know which largely conflicts with the current media vogue when MP’s set to running for Office these days, however if you haven’t already given up on common sense and still feel Greece can become what it deserves to be once more, then you have my help in anyway possible, and I’m sure you will have that of all the Greeks here keen to see their lives becoming their own once again too.
Put simply, stop the corruption, punish and seize from those who have stolen, make people accountable and make people know that their taxes are being spent where they need to be spent, no one here presently likes the idea of growing old only to get to a Hospital and find their either on Strike, out of medication or have to wait 2 days to be seen by a f*ckwit plumber who’s paid by the state to pretend to be a Doctor. . .
And yes, that’s what’s happening now. I know, I’ve been fighting it for nearly 5 years and these pricks are still doing it. . .
That’s what these years of Austerity measures have done for people’s confidence, F*CK ALL. . .
Be different than the other’s who’ve come before : Do something good for a change. Please.
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