November 25, 2006

Shh, It's Just an Isolated Incident

Isn't it amazing how little it takes for people to come out of the woodwork with every available opportunity, simply to prove how intellectually challenged they happen to be?

In the aftermath of a recent isolated incident (shhh...) involving racists beating up on children at the English School, we have a number of dogs and their masters falling over each other to be quoted in public.

One of the more bizarre statements was made by police chief Charalambos Koulentis who told the House Education Committee that the police possessed information of extremist nationalist student movements in the Greek Cypriot community, but added that it would not be made public. Listen up, dude, I'm paying your goddamn salary so you'd better spit it out - big secret that it is.

Then we have the leader of EDEK stating that, yes, one should condemn this attack but also warned those who made a fuss about it that they would only be passing on the wrong message to people abroad as well as the Turkish Cypriot community. Now, if that doesn't smack of a pre-disposition to sweep things under the rug sitting atop our moral high ground, I don't know what does. It may, however be a simple case of folks elected by hordes viewing themselves as being more grown-up than the average grown-up. Thanks for your input, Yiannaki, we'll be sure and consult with you every time we get the urge to speak out in public.

Not to be outdone by the folks in South Stravaralanad we have Talat who wants to warn people of the dangers involved in visiting the so-called south. Then he goes the extra mile by preventing youngsters from the north (I mean the opposite direction to south- in case Zoupaniotis needs clarification.) attending a do at the Ledra Palace. More delusions of grandeur from an elected (ooops, I meant pseudo-elected) leader with a dose of Denktash-era nostalgia thrown in for good measure.

But then the idiot stakes get higher with the police chief quoted as saying “The outcome of the police investigation will be made known only to the Attorney-general and nobody else."

If you'd rather retain your sanity, however, I'd suggest you stick to Manolis Kalatzis' articles as they appear in Politis. As a bonus, they also have a pretty cheeky edge to them. His latest takes us through the shock and horror the parents of the kotsirouthkia involved in the attack expressed down at the cop shop and then tells us (almost) all about what good families they're from. Great families, considering what assholes they have as children.


Blogger Demetris said...

What incident? What happened? ... At the English School!!
And all these lies about our honourable upper middle class 'outcomes', and the non-beatable institutions of ours.....
Tsk, tsk, tsk....

Gamwto - I must stop reading those .cy news sites!

26 November, 2006 00:45  
Blogger Noullis said...

It's OK, it's all under control. And we mustn't talk about it unless we do so in a totally incomprehensible language. Also in order for this to be effective and to keep away the foreigners who watch our every move we should make this language incomprehensible to ourselves as well. Better safe than sorry.

I suggest we use Dr. Lyssarides' language where the words are familiar but anything more than a sentence leaves everyone dumbfounded.

So, a horse walks into a bar and the barman says..."what's with the long face?"

26 November, 2006 06:04  

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