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Onur 01-29-2011 09:01 AM

[QUOTE=Voltron;87483]
Muslim Greeks are not my kinsmen. We dont honor them. They were weak, they compromised themselves out of pure self interests. They got their sunets and turned their backs on where they came from. They are Turks now, pure and simple.
[/QUOTE]
We can see the hints of your standard Greek indoctrination here.

Whats religion got to do with ethnicity? People doesn't become something else just because they changed their religion. For example, protestant or Catholic Greeks, they aren't Greek anymore since they are not orthodox? What about atheist, deist or even pagan Greeks who worship pagan gods? They aren't Greek anymore either?

Then tell me who is Greek in your book? Orthodox Turkish christians, Albanians, Vlachs, Gagauz are Greek to you just because they are orthodox??? Whats your criteria?

Voltron 01-29-2011 02:59 PM

Atheist, Deist, or Paganism have Hellenic traditions. [U][B]Islam does not[/B][/U].
Even if Pericles himself was to convert to a muslim we would no longer consider him part of our [U]ethnos[/U]. It has nothing to do with genes, blood, dna, etc.

We often get accused of claiming everything under the sun as Greek, but you wont ever here a peep out of us regarding Sinan or Mehmet the conqueror. That should say something.

Why is it that Ottoman understands what I am saying and you dont ? Its the last time I am explaining this to you.

Voltron 01-29-2011 03:08 PM

[QUOTE=Soldier of Macedon;87521]Are you kidding me? What is the difference between an Albanian and an Arvanite? They are more akin to each other than the Greeks and Cypriots are. Even in 1814 the Albanians of Greece were calling themselves 'Shqiptar' (or 'Skipetar' as transliterated below):

[url]http://www.macedoniantruth.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1748&highlight=skipetar[/url]

The names 'Albanian' and 'Arvanite' are not native to today's Albanians, the first is Latin and the second is a Greek transliteration. The Turks used the word Arnauts, as did others in the region, including the Albanians themselves.

Because they were Christians, the exchange was based on religion. It seems apparent that you use the same criteria for Greek ethnicity.[/QUOTE]

No SOM I am not kidding. Do you know when the Arvanites settled in Greece ? That link you posted does not shock me. Its stated in the wiki link if you would like to read it. Its not a long read. If you see something you disagree with please let me know. Its pretty balanced.

[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arvanites[/url]

Arvanites (Greek: Αρβανίτες, Arvanitika: Arbėreshė or Αρbε̰ρεσ̈ε̰) are a population group in Greece who traditionally speak Arvanitika, a dialect of the Albanian language. [U]They settled in Greece during the late Middle Ages and were the dominant population element of some regions of the Peloponnese and Attica until the 19th century.[/U][1] [U]Arvanites today self-identify as Greeks[/U][2][3][4] [U]as the result of a process of assimilation, and do not consider themselves to belong to Albania or the Albanian nation[/U].[5] They call themselves Arvanites (in Greek) and Arbėror (in their language); the communities in [B]northern Greece also use the term Shqiptar[/B] (the same used by Albanians of Albania), [B][U]a term strongly disliked by all the other Arvanites, who also resent being called Albanians[/U][/B].[3] Arvanitika is in a state of attrition due to language shift towards Greek and large-scale internal migration to the cities and subsequent intermingling of the population during the 20th century.

Regarding the last comment, it was a rhetorical question directed to Onur.

Voltron 01-29-2011 03:11 PM

Also, who is to say there werent Greeks that spoke Albanian and thus an Arvanite ? That is also a possibility that many Greeks believe. There are a lot of grey areas in the Balkans, to try to prove racial purity is just silly.

TrueMacedonian 01-29-2011 04:00 PM

[IMG]http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx190/TM2_album/Hellenism/BalkanWars.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx190/TM2_album/Hellenism/TheBalkanWars141.jpg[/IMG]

Voltron 01-29-2011 04:09 PM

They shed blood for the Hellenic cause. We honor them as our own. Even if their origins are Albanian. Find a Suliot today and tell them they are an Albanian. Then come and post about your experience.

TrueMacedonian 01-29-2011 06:33 PM

[QUOTE=TrueMacedonian;74563]I want to prove a point with this topic because it is important to understand what language was being spoken in the Modern Greco army,,,,and navy, so here's some more info to add to elaborate why this Parnassos article was bitching about Albanian being spoken widely throughout the Modern Greco army; (these are old posts but relevent to the topic)

[IMG]http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx190/TM2_album/Albanians%20in%20Greece/GreeceandtheHellenes.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx190/TM2_album/Albanians%20in%20Greece/GreeceandtheHellenes31.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx190/TM2_album/Albanians%20in%20Greece/GreeceandtheHellenes33.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx190/TM2_album/Albanians%20in%20Greece/GreeceandtheHellenes34.jpg[/IMG]

This book was published in 1914. Now this is what Venizelos said. This book was published in 1920!

[img]http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s43/truemacedonian/Venizelos/Venizelos.jpg[/img]
[IMG]http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx190/TM2_album/Albanians%20in%20Greece/Venizelos346-1.jpg[/IMG]

I mean how much more can we honestly say here? Considering the facts I would have to wager that Romaika was nothing more than a foreign language for more than half the population of Modern 'greece' in the early 20th century. Where is this hellenism? Where are the hellenes?

The ufologists in A'm'AC have alot to explain here.
:alien:[/QUOTE]

What if I ask the offspring of these Albanians mentioned above? Would I get an honest answer or one full of BS like you?

Voltron 01-29-2011 06:44 PM

You still dont get it. Pls continue...

George S. 01-29-2011 07:04 PM

Voltron even though you personally admit to a few things the greek government will never admit to those things such as they owe a great debt of gratitude to the albanians & other
minorities for propping up greece all these years.It's really shocking to see all those myths busted by TM that all that is in greece is homogenous & pure when in fact it's the opposite.How can the ordinary greek citizen put up with shit & accept the BS from the government.THere should be riots in the streets etc.

Soldier of Macedon 01-30-2011 06:35 AM

[QUOTE=Voltron;87582]They shed blood for the Hellenic cause. We honor them as our own. Even if their origins are Albanian. Find a Suliot today and tell them they are an Albanian. Then come and post about your experience.[/QUOTE]
You're definition of Hellenic ethnicity is quite interesting. An Albanian (or whoever else, for that matter) who considered Greek a foreign tongue but happened to find himself within the borders of the newly created Greek state is a 'Hellene', yet bonafide Greek-speaking families that converted to Islam don't make the Hellenic cut. You base your definition largely on religion, which makes sense given the way the Hellenic identity has developed since its adoption by the newly created Greek state in the 19th century.


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