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Hope smashes Fear in Greece, Tsipras wins the Greeks’ Heart. The Greek Xperiment reaching the peak by the science of Fear

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Alexis won the Greeks in the Heart. After five years of martyric tolerance on humiliation of the most Strict and Apathetic governmets that brought everybody’s mind, and day, to the bottom line, they said, undouptedly, NO to the Fear Factory that has kept them nerveless till now… Is it that Greeks have been tugged beyond their limits?
On the same moment, Apathetically at most, the ruling austerity government of Mr. Samaras, straight and clearly decided to invest in the Fear Attack to achieve to vote manipulation of the devastaded Greek mass, and unfolded an Unshamely Producted Presentation,
But  could this Political Science of decision-capture have won the results ?
And if yes, Is it Ethicaly correct as a Communication Act towards a nation ” in Crisis?
  • Could really, fear win this election?
A plane is flying. In the cabin, the passengers are reading
newspapers or playing with their smartphones. Suddenly they
hear a voice. “Good morning ladies and gentlemen,this is your pilot. I am glad to announce that this is my first flight! You are my first passengers!” They start looking at each other in apprehension and anxiety. “We are flying at 3.000 metres. No,no,at
3.000 feet” the pilot mutters. “Or is it… hands?”
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PASOK is not the only political party betting on fear to reap gains in today’s Greek elections on 25 January .
New Democracy, Primarily, intensively, and unstoppably, has been claiming  that SYRIZA will gamble with Greece’s future and points directly to the revival of a possible “Grexit” (a Greek exit from the eurozone) if SYRIZA’s leader, Alexis Tsipras becomes Prime Minister.
 
The Greek political system currently epitomizes the term ‘polarization’ a war of words and squabbling among politicians across the political spectrum and an enduring vicious circle of blame games that has plagued the country long before its first bailout in 2010.
In view of SY.RIZ.A’s 3-4% lead over New Democracy, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, is attackingTsipras on a daily basis, suggesting that he has a secret and
dangerous agenda which includes leaving the Eurozone and breaking ties with its lenders.
                   Samaras seemd to have no other choice,
  • Centre- right voters, his main target group, are angry that he failed on his promise to ‘negotiate’ a more balanced implementation on of the reform programme agreed withGreece’s lenders.
  • Furthermore, less privileged and middle class Greeks feel strangled by what they deem to be unequal and excessive taxation; which only serves to enable the Prime Minster to present primary surpluses to the Troika. In addition,a stubbornly high unemployment rate (one in four Greeks and one in two young people–is unemployed) has graduallyturned traditional New Democracy voters to other options: the extreme right parties (Independent Greeks and neo-nazi Golden Dawn) or directly to SY.RIZ.A.
However, efforts to portray the SYRIZA leader as an irresponsible gambler seem to be containing some of the damage. New Democracy’s poll ratings suggest it might retain the 29% of the vote it achieved in 2012.
 But how much “scientific” could this mind control attacks have been, towards the fear- beaten public feeling in which  Greeks are condemned to live since austerity, and which has multiply escalated as an obvious communicational stratedy of Antonis Samaras  governing party to the very last moment of elections?
Absolutely yes,THERE’S IS A TRIED AND TESTED SCIENTIFIC APPROACH for gaining votes, as public research shows. Have a look on the “The Use of Fear Appeals in Political Advertisements, Analysis of the 2004 and 2008 Presidential Election”, School of Communication,American University Washington, D.C. According to the authors,
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  •  Negativity used in an advertisement is a natural outgrowth of the emotional response of fear.
  •   “Theories of information processing indicate that the proportion of negativity yield influences spanning a range of judgments related to candidate construction and voting behavior, yielding effects that are different from the influence of sheer volume”

Therefore, it is crucial to understand the elements of negativity which Stevens states are proportion and volume.

With increased exposure to negative advertising, individuals are more likely to
learn about the candidates and to retain and gain information. Negative advertising not only provides a greater amount of information, but also has more clear-cut information about candidates.
Yet, it can often include character attacks (Stevens, 2007). These
character attacks are referred to as mudslinging. Stevens explains  that “while positive information is much a more powerful motivator of avoidance because individuals prioritize the avoidance of costs over the acquisition of gains” (Stevens, 2007, /p. 436).
In the case of the Greek people as a target, the point is, on this timing, WHICH AVOIDANCE OF COST DO GREEKS PRIORITIZE at this moment of austerity in their lives . fisrt.
Samaras’ government, let’s say, let the homeowners unprotected for the auctions of their first home,  while more  than 1/3 of households have become due the austerity seriously poor, and while he was swearing he would provide law protection for that issue, being for the Greek culture and psych, the most sacred cost.
Will the costs of Mr. Tsipras himself , as the negative ND campaig posistions him, be greater for the Greeks than loosing their homes? 
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ND Candidates’ Negative campaign : they all keep repating the same thing: Fear for Tsipras
  “When the proportion of negative information increases, so does the impact on
attitudes and behavor” (Stevens, 2007, p. 437), voting behavor in our case .
More specifically, negative messages should be more memorable than positive
ones .Thus, the resulting research designs use the volume or number of
advertisements that an individual has seen to assess the advertisements’ probable impact: greater psychological impact is assumed to result from multiple exposures to ads.This results in the repetition of both the information and the image.
Thus, these advertisements should “cause affect for the opponent to decline; they should, at the very least, not greatly deflate affect for the sponsor; they should have a net positive effect on evaluations of the sponsor relative to those of the opponent;
and, most important, they should increase the probability of voting for the sponsor rather than the opponent” (Lau et. al, 1999, p. 857). Lau and his colleagues also concluded that these Lau and his colleagues also concluded that these advertisements are more memorable
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To the point: European Elite’s well established Fear 
the EU elite’s long-standing warning against alleged threats from so-called “anti-Europeans,” by which they mostly mean Eurosceptics. At stake here is not just the (imagined) national communities or states of Europe, but the (imagined) European community and state, as embodied by the EU, says the opendemocracy. net
  This politics of fear follows the same mechanism as those described above: opponents are essentialized and homogenized, while an apocalyptic future is presented (which, of course, can only be prevented if the policies of the elite are followed). Eurosceptics are “anti-European populists” “nationalist,” or even “anti-democratic,” while the future is one of political crisis or even war.
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On the bottom line, will Hope win the Fear in Greece today? It remains in a couple of hours to be seen
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Promachos , the first line of battle for “a city without a soul”. Is this what the film Promakhos is about ?……

moviePromakxos PROM “…No ancient stones are going to wake up this generation.

A city without a soul is just a mob.”

Holding our breaths for such a bitter phrase never to come true, the Greeks, crave some hope through the words of the movies nowadays, which obviously say things more bravely than actually the live soul of the nation could do. As is ,the “Someone has to stand up for Greece. Make the case for her”, the most powerful phrase of the Promakxos movie , which tells the Elgines’, and not only, Greece’s story to the world on behalf of a decrated soul of a nation .

A nation in crisis…

A town out of hope…

The battle for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece has indeed begun. The new film, which is going to premiere at the end of November, is a Greek, French, and British co-production directed by Greek-American directors Coerte and John Vourhees.

It is a courtroom drama that tracks the legal battle waged by two Greek lawyers for the return of the Parthenon Marbles. The name of the film was inspired by the statue of Athena Promakhos which we all know is used to defend the Parthenon in antiquity.

But What does the ancient Greek word Promakhos mean? It is spelled Promachos and according to Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 In ancient Greece and during the Byzantine era, the Promachoi (singular: Promachos; Greek: πρόμαχος) were the men fighting in the first rank of the phalanx.[1] [2] The word can also be used as an adjective as in “promachos line”[3] referring to the first line of battle.It may also refer to Athena Promachos, the famous bronze statue by Phidias that towered over the Parthenon.

The first use of the word is recorded in Homer’s Iliad[4] and since then it has been used all through antiquity, the Byzantine years up to the modern times.

Source Hellas Frappe

Ebola Preparedeness on the Alert in Greece, Epidemic Risk for the Country considered still small .

Isolated building has been prepared to ‘host’, as appropriate, virus outbreaks
A fully ecquiped Isolation Intensive Unit has been set on the Alert on Amalia Fleming Hospital in Athens Greece, to host any possible Ebola cases that might appear in Greece.
Contrary to the devastated Public Health Sector, and the Public Hospitals in Greece that are hit hard by the austeriy measures, the Emergency Preparedeness for Infectious Diseases in the country remains on top scientific international level, and top priority for the Greek Health authorities, coordinated by the Greek CDC, as to better protect the Global Health village . This, in Greece, has a historical background and a

Moreover, the group of health workers who will face the potential Ebola cases in Greece has been defined, and health workers are continiously trainned by day-to-day scientific updation as to better respond on possible cases handling, and better prevent any further infections

Scientific Guidance for health professionals have been issued by the Greek CDC (HCDCP) since the early days of August,and also Ebola protection Guidelines for Travelers of international flights and especially for Travellers to and from the infected Countries.
The President of the Greek CDC (HCDCP) Tzeni Kremastinou has seriously taken into consideration the Alert and Error level of the Ebola outbreak, as to early and straight address the risks to the public, and and has coordinated since July a special team of experienced professionals for the Emergency Response. Despite the seriousness of the Disease and the hard conditions of the Greek Pubic Health System the president of the Greek CDC has expressed her confidence that if any Ebola cases enter the country, they will be handled medically adequate at most .

Up to now, three cases in Greece have been identified as suspected, but have been later proved to be malaria infections and not Ebola, all of them concerning foreign travelers. Two of them, men, had recently traveled to Lagos Nigeria, and the third one was of a woman with recent travel history to Congo . Relatives of all three cases have been adequately traced before the final negative to Ebola/positive to malaria results, assured the Chief in Emergency Response for Ebola of the Greek CDC, Professor of Infectious Diseases, Sotiris Tsiodras
By the latest and continuous risk assessments of the international health organizations,
Greece’s risk for Ebola epidemic is characterized so far as small, due, mainly, to the lack of direct flights to and from the countries where the disease is endemic.

Greece, show me Democracy

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How todays’ reality in Greece is traumatising human beeings, the Nation as a whole, the Ethics of the West, and the human mind. Two more incredible stories came in light  and really shocked the public who feels threatened and vulnerable as never again in modern history. A 90-year old woman  who suffers from Alzheimer was arrested by the police and had to be put in jail, for owning 5,000 euros to taxes. She was kept for ten days under a terrible moral and biological shock in a Psychiatry Clinic under the status of a prisoner, without anything else possible that could be done to overcome the strict regulations according to which the state simply and cynically demands it’s money to save for… surplus. The 90year old Greek Woman had lived a decent life…

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On the same days, a real shock for the Press and the Public reveals the cruel face of this government , as six men, one of whom is alleged to be a member of the country’s secret service, were charged on Thursday 27 by a prosecutor with forming a gang that plotted to assassinate the prominent journalist Kostas Vaxevanis, who had dared to publish the Lagarde list of over 2,000 Greeks with accounts in a Swiss bank, when austerity program started in Greece. A woman, who was later taken into  witness protection program had appeared at the offices of Vaxevanis’ news magazine Hot Doc,confessing  that she was employed by a group of EYP, the National Intelligence Service,  operatives, who had rented an office at an address near HotDoc and whose aim, she explained, was eputation and then to kill him…..Image

Go to our Greek to me ! new Page ,the  “Greece, show me Democracy”  Page to get and idea how Democracy is day-today violated in its birthland, terrorising innocent citizens, who thought had voted for it ! Tragical irony, gthe name of this goevrnments; party is New Dempocracy!