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Voltron 02-10-2011 05:47 AM

[QUOTE=Pelister;88559]This isn't about 'blood' or DNA, its about the New Greeks (people such as yourself) assuming a sham heritage and 'claiming' territory on the basis that your the true representatives of the ancient Greeks, when in fact you are not. It is ofcourse also about the New Greeks assuming regions were once 'Greek', in order that they might have a claim in the first place, but that is just a facile and weak attempt to conquer new territory. The New Greeks have never been able to accept people the way they found them. As a state its institutions, its government could never reflect the actual state of things on the ground. If you accepted people the way they were and actually allowed a free choice - there is no way you would hold one part of Macedonian territory right now. The ONLY way the invading 'Greeks' got it was by force, and the only way they held it was by force. That makes your 'title' legally defective. What you fail to properly acknowledge is just how historically defective it is too. The point I made about the way the New Greeks throw around loose categories of identity such as 'Hellenic' and 'Greek' is to write yourselves into new territory, where Greeks never existed. You by passed that point. It didn't seem to register with you.[/QUOTE]

Let me guess. We are a fabricated ethnos but you on the other hand are direct descendents from ancient Macedonians. Correct ?

Voltron 02-10-2011 05:56 AM

[QUOTE=Daskalot;88400]Voltron, you seem a bit confused on your use on the word "assimilation".

If an Arvanite is assimilated into the Greek ethnos, can you explain the connection he now has with Pericles from Ancient times?[/QUOTE]

Im confused ? Do you disagree with this definitions of the word " Assimilation " ? Surely you are not implying that Arvanties should have a direct bloodline connecting to Pericles himself are you ?

[B]•the state of being assimilated; people of different backgrounds come to see themselves as part of a larger national family [/B]
[B]•the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another [/B]

wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

makgerman 02-10-2011 07:33 AM

[QUOTE=Voltron;88601]Let me guess. We are a fabricated ethnos but you on the other hand are direct descendents from ancient Macedonians. Correct ?[/QUOTE]


You are correct.

The only thing it is a vice-versa statement made by just about every Modern Greek.

Such modern Greeks include the ones from Asia Minor, Vlachs, Arvanti who have settled in Macedonia not long ago and claim to be pure whereas our great-great-great^n grandfathers are new settlers who don't have the right to declare themselves and their offsprings as Macedonians

Voltron 02-10-2011 07:51 AM

[QUOTE=makgerman;88617]You are correct.

The only thing it is a vice-versa statement made by just about every Modern Greek.

Such modern Greeks include the ones from Asia Minor, Vlachs, Arvanti who have settled in Macedonia not long ago and claim to be pure whereas our great-great-great^n grandfathers are new settlers who don't have the right to declare themselves and their offsprings as Macedonians[/QUOTE]

MakGerman, are you serious ?

makgerman 02-10-2011 08:10 AM

[QUOTE=Voltron;88619]MakGerman, are you serious ?[/QUOTE]

Just as serious as you are Vol.

Go on your fellow Modern Greek forums and claim that we have every right to call ourselves Macedonians. What sort of response do you think you'll receive?

Voltron 02-10-2011 08:18 AM

[QUOTE=makgerman;88622]Just as serious as you are Vol.

Go on your fellow Modern Greek forums and claim that we have every right to call ourselves Macedonians. What sort of response do you think you'll receive?[/QUOTE]

Makgerman, why would I go on a Greek forum. Im not understanding you at all. You cannot say to Greeks they are fabricated while insisting you are different. If we are fabricated then you can be sure that the same applies to you. If you look at historical events in the past, espescially regarding the middle ages you will see that Macedonia was the front line for invaders to pass through in order to arrive to Greece.
Do you think they left Macedonia unharmed ? Be realistic.

The LION will ROAR 02-10-2011 08:28 AM

Modern Greeks are not the descendents of the ancient Greeks” and here is why! Those who today call themselves “Greeks” did not exist as “Greeks” before the Greek state was artificially created by the Philhellenes in the early 1800’s. In fact it is more accurate to call these people “Albanians’, “Vlachs”, “Latins”, “Turks”, “Macedonians” and so on than to call them “Greeks, descendents of the ancient Greeks”.

Unlike the Macedonians who were a nation before they had a country, there was no “Greek nation” before there was a Greek state. In other words, the Greek nation was artificially constructed to fit the country that was created for it by the Philhellenes. The people that made up the so-called “Greek nation” were assimilated Albanians, Vlachs, Turks, Macedonians and others who happened to live in that region. Therefore it is more accurate to say that the “Modern Greeks” are the descendents of the 19th century Albanians, Vlachs, Turks and 20th century Macedonians than it is to say that they are the descendents of the ancient Greeks from 2,600 years ago!

Voltron 02-10-2011 08:50 AM

[QUOTE=The LION will ROAR;88626]Modern Greeks are not the descendents of the ancient Greeks” and here is why! Those who today call themselves “Greeks” did not exist as “Greeks” before the Greek state was artificially created by the Philhellenes in the early 1800’s. In fact it is more accurate to call these people “Albanians’, “Vlachs”, “Latins”, “Turks”, “Macedonians” and so on than to call them “Greeks, descendents of the ancient Greeks”.

Unlike the Macedonians who were a nation before they had a country, there was no “Greek nation” before there was a Greek state. In other words, the Greek nation was artificially constructed to fit the country that was created for it by the Philhellenes. The people that made up the so-called “Greek nation” were assimilated Albanians, Vlachs, Turks, Macedonians and others who happened to live in that region. Therefore it is more accurate to say that the “Modern Greeks” are the descendents of the 19th century Albanians, Vlachs, Turks and 20th century Macedonians than it is to say that they are the descendents of the ancient Greeks from 2,600 years ago![/QUOTE]

TLWR, your post is a perfect example of what propaganda can do. It is a textbook response in its finest quality. First we have the reference to creation of Greece by Philhellenes. Then we have the reference to minority groups that have lived in Greece with Greeks for years. Just because they have assimilated all of a sudden we all are like that. Then of course we have a reference to the Macedonian Nation before there was Greece. These are textbook hallmark responses that have become a mantra for some people. If you want to truth TLWR, you have to look past that and open up your mind. Not to what you would like to hear because some Greeks have offended you in the past.

TrueMacedonian 02-10-2011 01:53 PM

Back on to the original topic on hand:

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Venizelos is a great statesman. His largely Albanian government, with the largely Albanian Army and Navy, and his dumping of Baptised Turks and other non-grk ethnicities in Macedonia in order to "ethnically make Macedonia Greek" in his words, are works of art like Micheangelo or Da Vinci. I applaud his efforts :14: Another source that entertains the sad reality of hellenism. Albanian spoken in the grk army. Wow. But should we all be surprised?

Voltron 02-10-2011 02:42 PM

Im willing to bet Albanian is also spoken in Macedonia's armed forces, or am I wrong ?


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