Shortly after the Prespa agreement…We see the statue of Alexander the Great in Athens! Article of N. G. Michaloliakos
"The era of Alexander and later the era of Byzantium, are no inferior to the classic era. On the opposite, they constitute the “masculine” era of Greeks, where Hellenism strives to fulfill hid utmost ideal: “the Humanization of the World”. Under this context, “Alexander inaugurates the real Greek History”. PERICLES GIANNOPOULOS
It took the validation of the Prespa agreement and the offer of the name of our Macedonia to some strangers… It took the revolt of an entire people for the governors of this Country to realize that there is a statue of Alexander the Great that remains neglected in a basement and has not yet been placed in Athens.
And it is about a statue of Alexander without his weapon, as if he was a “pacifist” like plenty of intellectuals are nowadays. 11 years ago, being a member of the municipal council of Athens, I had demanded the placement of this statue in Athens, but there was no answer. It took the signing of the Prespa agreement for them to place this statue in the capital city to counterbalance this national shame.
Of course, the disdain of the antinationalists (marxists and liberals) for Alexander the Great is only natural, since they consider him a disastrous role model for Greeks. In fact, who can forget the article of a liberal (Takis Michas) in the official newspaper of the New Democracy youth, where Alexander the Great is considered the slaughterer of people? Well, Alexander the Great was first and foremost a GREEK MAN, contrary to the late anti-Hellene propaganda.
ALEXANDER THE GREEK
The depth of the national consciousness of Alexander is evident in the Myth with which he endued his invasion in Asia. When he arrived at Thrace, he made sacrifices on the tomb of Protesilaos, the Greek Hero who landed first at Troy, even though he knew that this meant his death. Then, when he arrived at Troy, Alexander made sacrifices to Goddess Athens and offered his armor. Afterwards, he took with him the sacred weapons of Greeks that were placed in the temple of Athens, which he illustrated in every battle against the Asians.
Homer’s Iliad had a special meaning for the Greek Warlord. From his mother side, he originated from Neoptolemos, son of Achilles and he was conscious about continuing the legacy of his ancestor, for the conquest of Asia. In his war campaigns he always had a copy of Iliad. He slept on this copy pretty often.
The famous author Jouguet in his book "L’ impérialisme macédonien" writes: “All these were not just for show, he did admired his ancestry, the heroes and the great warriors. Also, it is evident that these deeds opted to persuade people that a new Achilles continues the battle of Greeks in Asia”. In fact, when he passed Hellespont he sacrificed a bull to Poseidon and Nereids, while in Troy he honored the Arch of Achilles and created a tomb in the honor of Apobaterius Zeus.
SIMPLE AND VIRTUOUS
Contrary to the wishes of many modernist intellectuals, Alexander remained a Greek man and the King of Macedonia till the end of his life. Even though he was criticized about forsaking his Macedonian ancestry, in reality along with his Persian cloth he carried proudly the emblems of the Macedonian Kingship. He wore the scarlet tunic, the scarlet Macedonian crown and the Macedonian sandals.
Of course, the character of Alexander has always been belligerent. He never had a moment of peace. He lived his dream, his dream about eternal glory! Those who easily accuse him, do not hesitate to accuse him of degeneration. However, according to Plutarch, he was a simple and virtuous man, who preferred the company of his general that that of women. In fact, there is a story about his virtue. One night, his lieutenants had brought in his tent a beautiful woman. When Alexander asked her about the late hour, she answered “I was waiting for my husband to fall asleep”. Then, Alexander asked her to leave his tent and scolded his men about pushing her to adultery.
He loved Hephaestion passionately, but not shamefully. On the contrary, many ancient sources refer to an incident in which Theodor from Taranto had offered him two juvenile boys. He angrily dismissed him and asked his friend whether he had made hideous acts to have such proposals. Well, this is an answer to all those who misinterpret History and attempt to alter Alexander the Great, in order to fit him in their decayed era.
AN AVENGER OF THERMOPYLAE
Alexander remained deeply Greek till the end of his short but triumphant life. Even when he was bleeding in mind and body through his last days, he never stopped honoring Zeus, Athena and Apollo. However, the most striking proof of the Greek ancestry of Alexander is the letter he sent to Darrius, when he proposed peace between them.
“Your ancestors invaded Macedonia and the rest of Greece and caused great destructions, even though we had never hurt them. Now that I am King of Greeks I invaded Asia in order to avenge your wrongdoings”.
The Macedonian conquer invaded Asia as an avenger of Marathon, Salamis and Thermopylae, not as a globalist cosmopolitan according to the wishes of antinationalist marxists and liberals.
Nikolaos G. Michaloliakos
Secretary General of People’s League - Golden Dawn