The Olympic stadium in Munich, supposedly attended by no other but the Fürer himself, is where an epochal football match between German Philosophers and the Greek philosophers is about to start in Monty Python’s sketch. The German line up consisted of: Leibniz, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Shelling, Schlegel, Wittgenstein, Nietzsche and Heidegger, backed up by Beckenbauer and Jaspers; the Greek’s consisted of: Plato, Epictetus, Aristotle, Sophocles, Empedocles, Plotin, Epicurus, Heraclitus, Democritus, Socrates, and Archimedes. Confucius is the referee and the two side referees are St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas. The whistle blows; Germans are to start the game, but Hegel, who is supposed to kick the ball, falls instantly into a deep meditation along with he entire German team of philosophers. Overburdened with harkening the Logos and being more Greek then the Greeks, he allows Archimedes to steal the ball. Short passes between him Socrates and Heraclitus lead to a spectacular goal and Greek victory.
Where is smoke there is fire, where is humor there is a tragedy. In this case the tragedy being, Germans forgetting that the Greek philosophy had created German Being. To the same extent that an Arab (Moses) had created the Jews, Greek Logos, according to Germans own account, has created the Germans. And in the manner that the Jews treat Palestinians today as the ‘barbaric other’, German bankers treat the Greeks. Where did the Germans get such an attitude from?
When Heidegger visited the Greek cape Sounion in 1962 he wrote in his travel diary: «the people of this country knew how to inhabit and demarcate the world against the barbarous in honor of the seat of the gods… …they knew how to praise what is great and by acknowledging it, to bring themselves in front of the sublime, founding, in this way, a world.» To treat the Greeks as collectivistic, lazy, hedonistic etc., a common derogatory language echoing in German banks today, means that the Greeks are not apt to carry the burden of Western civilization. This is a clear proof that the Germans speak as Greeks. Parmenides’s epochal discovery that «what is rational is real», which Kant and Hegel took into the heart of German philosophy, had laid the foundation of German protestant subjectivity -which of course includes German bankers (these practical rationalists).
From Hegel to Heidegger, ‘Ancient Greece’ provided a model for Aryan racial superiority on behalf of which conquests were waged, people enslaved and killed. This racism has been directed today toward the Greeks, and this not only denies its «cradle of civilization», but is ready to kill the baby in it.
If the German banks force the Greeks out of the EU, the Greeks, in addition to demanding the return of their stolen gold, cultural treasures, and war reparation, must have an additional demand. Consistent with today’s concern for protecting intellectual properties, the Navajo Nation is suing today hipster clothing and accessories retailer Urban Outfitter for exploiting their identity to profit from selling their products branded as Navaho; similarly, some Italians want to obtain copyright for espresso. For their part, the Greeks should demand copyrights on Logos and ask from Germans to pay identity fees.