Because Tommy Lee is Greek…

Tommy Lee released a manifesto full of Greek pride describing the reasons he is a proud Greek on his facebook page.

Although Greek pride might have been hurt by the Greek crisis, and international media are describing Greeks as “lazy,” “irresponsible,” and the “trouble child of Europe” among many more worse accusations, Tommy Lee, released a statement full of Greek Pride on his Facebook page !!!

The founding member of glam metal band Mötley Crüe was born in Athens the son of David Oliver Bass, a US Army serviceman of Welsh descent, and Vassiliki Papadimitriou, a 1957 Miss Greece contestant. Although, his family moved to West Covina, California one year after his birth, Tommy does not forget his homeland.

We are used to seeing celebrities post statements of support that may be written from PR professionals, but Tommy’s statement could not be written by a non-Greek and it does not look like a PR stunt. Thank you Tommy for being a proud Greek even during these tough times! See his message below:

Because we are a small, poor country full of people with big hearts
Because we never visit anyone empty-handed
Because there is no way to tell foreigners the word “Kapsoura” to properly (burning desire for someone)
Because there is still something valuable in Greek families
Because we always do, even if at the last moment
Because we were slaves for 400 years, but never take this as an excuse for our current state
Because we are scattered all over the Planet
Because we have the word “filotimo” (Honor for his friend?) In any other language
Because foreigners, if they can not find a word, use one of our
Because we share our problems and bad times with our friends and family and not with psychiatrists
Because Socrates, Plato and Aristotle were Greeks
Because we invented theater
Because we gave birth to democracy
Because we discovered logic
Because we made the start in the science
Because we are proud of our culture, not our war
Because when we started to make the Parthenon, the others still slept in trees
Because we have all these lights, which have made efforts to create peace through war
Because we see a difference between “eros” (in love) and “Agapi” (Love), while we feel both passionately
Because Eros was a Greek God
Because we gave the curse “Freedom or Death”
Because we already woven leash than any other are still attracted to wolf skin
Because “Greeks do not fight like heroes, but heroes fight like Greeks” (Winston Churchill, 1941)
Because we gave our ancient alphabet to the Romans and our Medieval alphabet to the Slavs
Because we are not ashamed to cry
Because we dance when we are sad
Because we work to live, not live to work
Because 97% of the star names are Greek
Because if we ‘brother or cousin “on the road every scream turns
Because our churches are not dark inside full of special lighting
Because our parents do not forget that we exist when we are already 18
Because if we want to get a sun tan, we go to the beach
Because we confront every difficulty with humor
Because the Olympics were born in Greece
As we unite with our Olympic light the world and send the message of peace
Because our sky is blue white
Because 40% of the Oxford dictionary consists of Greek words
Because we know what “Kefi” (joy in the fun?) Means and how to live it.

  • Odysseia

    No you did not! ‘Greeks’ were slaves for 400 years and yet, they still are ραγιαδες! They are too tolerant of their corrupted government because they are sheepish and cowards. They lack courage and a genuine love for the country. Today’s ‘Greeks’ are NOTHING compared to their ancient ancestors. NOTHING! They are disorganised, totally impulsive, extremely selfish and only care for their pocket — not their land. They keep their land dirty with garbage everywhere, gum and cigarettes all over the roads and sidewalks and the older generation still takes a public leak without the slightest shame!…Disgusting!!!
    AND NO! YOU DID NOT KEEP YOUR RELIGION BECAUSE YOU WORSHIP THE GOD OF THE JEWS…YOU DID NOT KEEP YOUR LANGUAGE BECAUSE MOST ‘Greeks’ in Greece are using Greeklish..they are not proud of their country nor flag. They prefer to sport around the British flag or American flag rather than the Greek one!!! Why?? Because they are a nation loaded with low self esteem (κομπλεξικοι) thinking that if they wear the Greek flag they might be passed for fascists!!! Totally sick mentality!!!
    Even the music they listen to is of Middle Eastern/Turkish influence. Accept the facts and stick to reality. Today’s Greeks are NOT Ελληνες..they are Ελλαδιτες…
    Welcome to Ελλαδισταν………………………