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How Democracy dies in a FRAGILE Dystopian New Brave World


Here we are ! Year 2021. And yes “Big Brother” can access your data from everywhere with a small hacking application and basic “hacking knowledge” . Through your email, applications or even your camera and microphone. You’ve been watched. Everyone now is a Threat to the so called “national security”. In this dystopian world you can ask yourself silly questions you didn’t think before as why: “2+2 does 5 or we stay in 4”? 2020 proved to all of us that “The memory hole” is simply a mechanism put in place  which often alienates or hides the Truth.

April 2020. The majority of people we were confined to their houses because of the new pandemic. As Clocks were striking thirteen for days now, you start asking yourself in which world we live. As the days are passing and you use some logic you may realize that the extreme lockdown measures were unnecessary in some cases as not going out after 9pm until 5am. I was not aware that this virus can come and “rape” your health system during the night and not during the day. In some cases it is unnecessary as well to wear masks. On the face masks packages it is written that they cannot protect you from the Covid 19. Therefore what is the point to wear them in your village where you can hardly get in contact with someone in a distance smaller than 1,5 meters ?

It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were strik- 
ing thirteen. George Orwell, "1984" beginning of the novel

A lot of questions are biased or unanswered in this New World Order but in this dystopian democracy if you ask them you are simply a conspiracy theorist or even more a threat to our so called “democracy” or what i could call a “democracy in vitro or inside a cage” if you prefer.

Looking back on Orwell’s and Huxley’s predictions and the state of the world we are facing today, how much did they get right in their predictions of a dystopian surveillance state where every word is monitored, unacceptable speech is deleted, history is rewritten or deleted altogether and individuals can become ‘unpersons’ for holding views disliked by those in power? It turns out that a mix of Orwell’s -Huxley’s predictions were frighteningly accurate.

Two of the most monstrous regimes in human history arised and fell during the 20th century, and both were predicated on the violation and despoiling of truth, on the knowledge that cynicism and weariness and fear can make people susceptible to the lies and false promises of leaders bent on unconditional power. As Hannah Arendt wrote in her 1951 book The Origins of Totalitarianism, “The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction (ie the reality of experience) and the distinction between true and false (ie the standards of thought) no longer exist.”

In this new reality, you can always find, as always, the good lickers of the system who try to shut up your thoughts because they wish to be a part of this new totalitarian system to increase their social and financial benefits but when this system starts to hit people in their own environment or even them they start to get depressed or we observe them becoming more and more violent. An example of this, is the corrupted Cyprus government, where I live and I observe that people who used to steal under the table the citizens, are now starting to fight their owns, in their own system. A big fight in the “mud” is in the air. As we citizens of the state we stay speechless while watching even the “Church” to take part in these cockfights or dogfights, if you prefer, at the same time the polite and eugenic oligarchs are trying to find an exodus to take the money they stole outside the country or to hide the degree of how the whole system has been corrupted since the creation of the Cyprus Republic in 1960. It is well known that in newly established democracies, corruption can be often observed as a consequence of weak democracy.

Back in 2013, the Cypriot government asked for a bailout from the EU to save, as they say, the Cypriot economy. The EU came, as a thieft, during the night and took all deposits of 100 000 euros and above in the bank accounts of all Cypriots. Oligarchs, a lot of them were clients of the current President of course, knew from before that a cut in their deposits is more than possible to take place as the EU had a rage against the big percentage of Russian customers in the Cypriot banks. The consequence of all this mess was the destruction of the weak Cypriot economy and it will need years to overcome. The cut in the bank deposits affected mostly the Cypriot citizens who believed that they would be happy inside the EU while the EU as a whole could put pression to Turkey to solve the Cypriot problem and find a good solution to the political problem regarding Cyprus. However, the Cypriot problem is more complicated that put sanctions to Turkey as the politicians never told the truth to Greek Cypriots of what they are negotiating behind closed doors.

In any case, George Orwell warned us with his novel “1984” what it was going to happen after so many years of mind manipulation as a chicken in the barn .The novel serves as a warning against absolute power of all kinds, against the manipulation of language and the loss of independent thought. In 1949, critics thought the book might lose its relevance after the fall of communism. Here we are, 70 years later, with global authoritarianism on the rise, and fake news — and the manipulation of that very term itself — tearing at the fabric of democracy.

Why Orwell’s 1984 could be about now” ?

Reading ‘1984,’ George Orwell’s claustrophobic fable of totalitarianism, is still a shock. First comes the start of recognition: we recognize what he describes. Doublethink (holding two contradictory thoughts at the same time), Newspeak, the Thought Police, the Ministry of Love that deals in pain, despair and annihilates any dissident, the Ministry of Peace that wages war, the novel-writing machines that pump out pornography to buy off the masses: Orwell opened our eyes to how regimes worked.

On the other hand, we can easily describe what we live today by Aldous Huxley’s ” Brave New World.” In complying with the government agenda, particularly at state level, we have forfeited our freedom as individuals, and generally speaking, we are living under police-state regimes. Not far as to become truer today, as people are ordering “alpha males” embryos regarding their babies they want to raise and not leave the nature to decide or the baby itself to choose its own future or even work. This is Now THE Total Dystopian Society where you whether were born to become an astronaut or a butcher to describe the New Brave World Order Barn.

In the world of Brave New World fiction, everyone was genetically preprogrammed to fit in different social statuses. The lowest social class is given ‘lower’ intelligence and has to work in factories. The upper class individuals were described as being good-looking, having (usually) perfect body shapes and being blessed with an affluent life. They can spend time going on vacations, taking drugs and having sex for fun. The higher the social status, the more intelligent and wealthy an individual would be. As readers, we are introduced to the story of a “savage” man, John, who came from the “uncivilized” area and interrupted the order of this new world. People come chasing after John; he brings huge fame to his friend Bernard, who utilizes him and brings him to the “civilized” place. John is even invited by the beautiful girl Lenina to have sex with her.

In this book, everyone was chasing after his or her own interests — the only exception was John, and he symbolically died at the end. These “civilized” people, to some extent, were just wantons — they had desires but did not consider the reasoning behind their desires, only knowing to chase the strongest one. This is why Lenina invited John to have sex with her when she found him to be sexually attractive, regardless of the fact that there was a huge social status difference between the two and their sexual intercourse was prohibited. Lenina had followed instructions since she was an infant, and she essentially lost her free will to do things, without the ability to even try to gain it back. This small episode is epitomic, and from there, Huxley askes us a few questions. Why did Lenina choose to have sex with John (even though John later rejected her) instead of following the instructions that had been inscribed to her? Why is there a clear boundary between different social classes? Are social classes pre-determined, and are they purposefully kept within a range by those in power? And the ultimate question: do people really have free will under this huge society machine? 

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“At the moment, Brave New World’s vision of dystopia is more scary because it feels closer,” echoes Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones), who plays a high-ranking member of New London society named Bernard Marx. “It’s nearer to our range. You wouldn’t burn books, but you could distract people enough to where they wouldn’t want to read them anymore.”

“It’s a hard call because Brave New World, on the surface, may seem like the lesser of the two evils because there is this pleasure,” adds Joseph Morgan (The Vampire Diaries), who plays an especially low-ranking member of New London society named CJack60. “But those people in Brave New World are prisoners in a cage, just like in Nineteen Eighty-Four. So, there’s this slow realization for them that they are completely controlled by this system, and I think that’s quite terrifying — to be controlled, to be a prisoner and not realize it.”

There’s always hope to end this decline of democracy soon if humanity unites against the hypocrisy of the corrupted elites.

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Why searching the truth for my homeland, Cyprus, became my reason to breathe again.


Beginning October, I had a very busy day, as for the previous years i was working in a very demanding environment. I was exhausted and as i was lying on my bed i did some researches regarding Cyprus, on duckduckgo and on twitter especially that day. From these two sources, i was finding information which was fulfilling my appetite for info and analysis i couldn’t find anywhere else at that moment.

That day, my life changed for ever… Few weeks later, i decided to do what i want to do most. Writing and do research through my blog and beyond. Maybe it will be difficult but i were always a dreamer.

How would you feel if you were living in an “aquarium” where your world is described and defined between the glass which pre-determinates your life?

We are all born and we carry some ideas or prejudices about people, groups, ideas far or more closed to us.

What if the world you’re living is all made of false “stars”?

Every human should know his/her real history. Unfortunately, big powers distorted history for some players, especially in the Near East.

Their bloodlust for control did and still are making victims. In this new world order (what they want to impose), the enemy is invisible, but is always there. They want to control all our lives but we have always to fight to keep a controlled distance between these curious eugenics observers and our private lives.

I wish that the “curiosity’ of these “machines” stops to know “all about our private life.

Unfortunately, for my country Cyprus, everything we knew until today from the history we’re teached at school, it seems more now as a well orchestrated propaganda, mostly of hate regarding Turkish people, honestly without a reason, today speaking.

The division of my country was orchestrated in the US during the Kissinger time. However, Kissinger was never accused of the crimes he made here, or in Vietnam and Chili. He continues to give advises to every single president of the US.

We have to open our eyes before its too late again. Our next generations deserve better, our lives deserve better than being experiments in the US’s world aquarium cinema or the New European Empire, which has nothing to do with the EU values declared to serve. It is quite obvious today, that the EU empire is servicing multinational interests and not values. Euro as currency destroyed the south of Europe and made a gap and rancor between the rich North and the poor South, but i believe that it was well orchestrated as well.

A lot of things were orchestrated with proofs, making surface little by little. The bail-in in 2013 was known for years before, the Annan plan of peace in Cyprus was made in that way that Greek-Cypriots would say no.

A very great thanks and big respect to an extraterrestrial friend who is always a great force of personal power for me. I wish i could give to that person the energy needed for the difficulties going through now!

As I say, we are all birds and we were born free! Birds don’t know borders and they are flying pirates all their lives.

A selection of the best wines in the Eastern Mediterranean.


(Une sélection des meilleurs vins en Méditerranée de l’Est)

  • Greece

Agiorgitiko: This grape produces lush, velvety reds with black-cherry flavors.

Agiorgitiko, which is the most widely planted grape in Greece, is most easily comparable to Cabernet Sauvignon, as it has similar dark fruit flavors of prunes and plums, and the same heavy tannins that dry your mouth out and beg for the wine to be drunk alongside meat. It’s also due to this similarity that you can often find the two grapes blended together. It’s a powerful and bold red wine that fans of this style will love, which is what makes it go so well with the heavier meat dishes.

  • Turkey

Öküzgözü: is a grape variety and a Turkish wine produced from this grape. “It’s called ‘bull’s eye’ because it’s a big, round, dark grape.

The grape is one of the two native grape varieties of Elazığ province, located on the Anatolian plateau at the north of the Taurus Mountains. Öküzgözü makes bright, fruit-driven red wines. These grapes make a full-bodied, intense red wine that marries well with food and can benefit from time spent in cellar.

  • Lebanon

Ixsir red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon Variety):Plenty of fruit with licquorice on the finish – and yet, it is dry with elegance, enveloped in fine, soft oak, and finishing very long.

This (unusual) red blend of Caladoc, Syrah, Tempranillo made with the help of St-Emilion’s Hubert de Boüard (of Château Angélus) from vines grown at an altitude of 1,000 metres is refined and elegant, a pronounced streak of freshness giving verve and definition to the blackcurrant fruit, while the tannins are polished to a fine sheen. 90/100: The Wine Gang

  • Egypt

According to the Oxford Companion to Wine, today Egypt produces about half a million gallons of wine a year (about as much as England). This is a remarkable amount of wine, especially considering that 75% of Egypt’s population are (mostly) non-drinking Muslims.

There are only a very few modern Egyptian wines in production. Egypt’s climate is simply too hot and dry to support viticulture on any scale. Although vines are famously fond of dry conditions, they need a certain amount of water for respiration and photosynthesis. Beyond that, water makes up a significant part of the grapes which are, after all, the entire point of viticulture. The famously fertile Nile Delta (one of the world’s largest river deltas) is the only part of Egypt where viticulture is a practical enterprise. The delta is formed as the Nile River fans out before draining into the Mediterranean. It stretches westwards along the coast from Port Said to Alexandria (home of the Muscat of Alexandria grape), and thus benefits from the cooling effects of the nearby sea.

Grand Marquis: This wine needs food like red meats because of its power.

Sometimes sweet or simple red , smooth, easy, middle of the road, clear, vanilla, silky, short finish, well integrated, diluted like a Crystal Light packet, blackberry jam, Egyptian version of table wine, low sugar, low tannins.

  • Cyprus

Marathevtiko: its grapes can give rich wines with soft tannins and aromas of cherries and black chocolate. With proper care it offers an excellent wine with great body, intense color and a pleasant bouquet. The characteristics of this wine rank it among the most high-quality varieties of our country with prospects of development. Specifically, it is characterized by a scent of freshly cut grass, vanilla, berries and wood.

Maratheftiko does not have hermaphrodite flowers like many cultivated grape varieties and requires co-planting with other varieties in order to achieve fertilisation and fruit development. This exceptional variety was grown amongst other grape varieties and was used in winemaking only to improve the colour and body of wines made from the local Mavro. Maratheftiko still represents only 3% of cultivated vineyards on the island but has become extremely popular among Cypriot winemakers and wine enthusiasts.

  • Palestine

Taybeh wine.(source)

Nadim Khoury, a Palestinian who is known for establishing Taybeh Brewery, has also opened a winery in the West Bank Christian majority village of Taybeh. Using 21 indigenous varieties of grapes, the wines produced were quick to gain visitors’ praise.Khoury admits that Israeli restrictions has made it difficult to do business, his shipments for example, including his wine-making equipment, have been delayed because of Israeli checkpoint inspections.The family behind the wine and beer says they are carrying out “peaceful resistance” by investing in their homeland and staying put.A wine festival is now held annually in the town.

Nadim Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied, elegant and complex wine that exhibits flavors of local spices and ripe cherry. Its equilibrated acidity and persistent tannins allow this wine to age effortlessly for years. Nadim Merlot is a well-balanced, medium-bodied and aromatic wine. The nose and palate exhibit intense aromas of fresh herbs combined with hints of cherry and a background of earth. Its maturity and smooth tannins allows for immediate enjoyment of this wine.

Eurovision 2017: Our favorites. Will France obtain another good result same as last year?


France and the United Kingdom automatically qualifies for the Grand Final alongside the other Big Five countries – Italy, Spain, Germany .Host country Ukraine also qualifies.

And we start of course with Italy the absolute favorite of this year but as Francesco Gabbani from Italy is the favourite to win Eurovision 2017 with his rather unique track Occidentalis Karma, in which he dances alongside an ape. Surrealistic  but with a nice outcome! The track is already a viral smash in Italy where it went gold within a week, double platinum within the month . Occidentalis Karma achieved 50 million YouTube views making it the most viewed Eurovision song ever on the site, and it hasn’t even been performed at the contest yet.

PORTUGAL has chosen Salvador Sobral to represent them at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest  and now he’s made the final after the first semi-final last Tuesday.

Portugal have never won Eurovision before, but since their performance tonight, they’ve shot up to second favourites in the betting. They might just win the whole thing this weekend.

The 27-year-old singer competed on the third series of Idolos, Portugal’s version of Pop Idol in 2009.It seems that talent runs in Salavdor’s family as his sister, Luísa Sobral, also competed in the Portuguese contest coming third in the first season.

Salvador Sobral entered a national competition to become the artist that would represent Portugal in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

The show, Festival da Canção 2017, was organised by Portuguese broadcaster Rádio e Televisão de Portugal and involved two semi finals followed by a grand final on March 5.

Our third favorite isLucie Jones for the United  Kingdom. Lucie found fame on The X Factor before establishing herself as a musical theatre actress with roles in Les Miserables, We Will Rock You, Legally Blonde: The Musical, RENT and Ghost: The Musical. Her song is called Never Give Up On You and was co-written by Emmelie de Forest, who won Eurovision 2013 for Denmark.

“There is nothing else like Eurovision in the world!” she said. “A music competition that brings together people from all over the world is an incredible thing and to be part of such a wonderful event will be a true highlight of not just my career but my life.”

For UK’s online magazine the Guardian Lucie will probably not win because of British politics.

In part that’s because of the annoying irony that mere months after we voted for Brexit, the UK entry is called Never Give Up on You. The song is, if you think about it, Theresa May turned through 180 degrees: Lucie’s message to Europe is Brexit doesn’t mean Brexit. That won’t wash in Extremadura or Wrocław.

My guess is that Eurovision audiences in Kiev won’t buy this inversion. Instead, they’ll boo Britain for Brexiting and make the UK into this year’s Russia.

Historically, Russia existed in Eurovision to be booed – for human rights abuses, for seizing Crimea and for having a president who takes off his top for photoshoots.

La France est bien sûr aussi un favori cette année-là. French entry Alma studied a business degree and began writing music while at college abroad. She eventually moved to Paris, where she began work on a debut album, to be released this month.

Following the huge success of Amir, France’s representative in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest (6th place), France 2 and France 4 have joined forces once again in 2017. The upcoming young talent Alma will fly the flag for France in Kyiv this Saturday with her song Requiem which was written and composed by Nazim Khaled.

Whilst she deals with universal themes including love and even death, Alma brings a very personal approach. The poetic and dreamlike Requiem tells of Alma’s quest for never-ending love and showcases her unique voice.

Bulgaria this year is represented by Kristian Kostov is a 17-year-old singer who was born in Moscow, Russia, to a Bulgarian father and Kazakh mother. He moved to his native Bulgaria to take part in the country’s version of X Factor, finishing second in the competition in 2016.

He’s released two hit singles to date in Bulgaria, including a collaboration with rappers Pavell & Venci Venc’ on the particularly popular Vdigam Level.

The video, which seems to have taken inspiration from Woodkid’s “Iron”, has a Game of Thrones vibe, which is fitting given the series’ focus on redemption and strife.

Bulgaria’s song main character is a youngster who is facing a world full of darkness that he is living in and is searching for an oasis of light for him and the people he is willing to fight for.  Country’s project this year is dedicated to all young people, urging them to define themselves and fight for the values they believe in according to Wiwibloggs.

For the rest of the top 10 this year we predict Armenia, Sweden, Hungary, Azerbaijan, Romania, Israel or Belgium. 

Armenia’s entry Fly With Me was composed by Lilith and Levon Navasardyan, who are known to Eurovision fans for Aram MP3’s Not Alone from the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, Mika’s Love (Junior Eurovision 2015) and Iveta Mukuchyan’s LoveWave from last year.

According to AMPTV, both the music and lyrics were inspired by this year’s slogan for the Eurovision Song Contest; Celebrate Diversity. Featuring folk and traditional rhythms and elements not only from Armenia, but also from Europe, Africa and even Asia, Fly With Me showcases the beauty of diversity and proves that our stories and voices are the vivid colours of this world.

Sweden will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with his soulful pop  song “I Can’t Go On” written by David Kreuger, Hamed “K-One” Pirouzpanah and Robin Stjernberg. The song will be performed by Robin Bengtsson.

Sweden has participated in Eurovision since 1958, and with six victories and six spots in the top five, it is one of the most successful countries to date.

Joci Pápai, a Hungarian Roma, has won the Hungarian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, A Dal 2017, with the song Origo and will thus represent Hungary in Kyiv this saturday after he passed last night’s semi-final.

The song tries to mix authentic gypsy music with contemporary pop, hipster styles. That’s something positive for a country which hates diversity and racist attack on its Roma minority are very often.

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  • Other Eurovision topics and links and sources:

Eurovision World

Wiwibloggs.com

Esctoday.com

INFE Network

OGAE Eurovision Fan clubs

Following its third straight elimination this evening, San Marino has suggested that it won’t be returning to the contest.

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Eurovision 2017 : une demande en mariage en direct ! &Qui est Alma, la chanteuse qui va représenter la France à l’Eurovision 2017 ?

Who is Cyprus’s Eurovision Song Contest 2017 entry? Hovig to perform Gravity in the FINAL

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