In the above photo is the prostitute, Ioannis Logothetis, prefect of Livadia. Painting by Louis Dupre. Comments are unnecessary.
Euripides used to say to us “Olvius that History has Learning” (happy is anyone who knows history). We understand “People who do not know their history are doomed to extinction. That is why we must remember. “
The great Greek historian Polybius, remembering Euripides, proclaimed that he is happy, blessed, he who knows history, because history informs, enlightens, and understands, and regulates the History, which he himself writes ”.
That’s right, the Turkish occupation did a lot of damage. The current moral problems of the Greek leadership and society have deep roots and at least some are the result of four hundred years of slavery to the Turks. The Turks, like all the conquerors, needed Kotzabasids and “collaborators” to rule the enslaved Greeks. The Turks left but the Kotzabasids and the “collaborators” remained, they still live and reign today.
The problem with “collaborators” is that they are more brutal, more bloodthirsty and barbaric than the conquerors, because they want to show their bosses that they are more royal than the king. In fact, they are only interested in how they will crawl into their chairs, for their own sake and for personal gain. They live among us, they never leave, and for this reason they are hated more by the people. The “janitsaragades”, the commanders of the janissaries, were Islamized Greeks, they were the infamous bloodthirsty military wing of the Kotzabasids. Some historians report that the revolution took place mainly against them and less against the conquerors, who slaughtered the Greek people. The people referred to them when they said “slaughter with my Aga to sanctify me”.
The Kotzabasids, the “collaborators” of the conquerors and of every power today, have no sanctuary and saints, they go where there are ladles. It is a big mistake today to intentionally praise, advertise, caress conquerors, traitors and collaborators, because that is how we accept them, we show a bad course in our children, we are their friends. The collaborators with their friends are worse than the “janissaries”, they medicate and plunder the Greek society. We must isolate, condemn and despise them. The collaborators with their friends have made their estates, their plots, the ones that do not belong to them. We must change course, we must all condemn Kotzabasism and its collaborators with their friends, wherever we see it, in order to see fate in the sun one day.
Let’s read our story a bit, from the following link: ·
Ο ρόλος των κοτζαμπάσηδων την περίοδο της Οθωμανικής Αυτοκρατορίας. Γιατί οι χριστιανοί ζήταγαν από τους Τούρκους να τους προστατεύσουν από τις αυθαιρεσίες τους
“The prominent or proestos or kotzambasides were the Greeks who collaborated with the Turks and exercised local rule over the Rayads.
Given that Hellenism remained enslaved for four centuries, it was very logical to cooperate with the High Gate. However, many Kotzabasids were not just collaborators of the Turks, but became tyrants of the Greeks.
They dressed in Turkish furs, behaved like Turks to assert their power, and looked down on the illiterate people, who angrily called them “Christian Turks” to insult them. ..Their job was to collect taxes and impose order, in whatever way they deemed appropriate ……………… ..
When the flame became huge lava and the revolution spread everywhere, the Kotzabasids joined and led as they had money and their own asker. They fought, not only because they too wanted the freedom and expulsion of the Turks, but because with their participation they would ensure that the next day would find them again prominent and privileged.
As the French Consul in Ioannina, Pouqueville, wrote: “When the Kotzabasids talk about freedoms, it is not to improve the position of the people, but to put themselves in the place of the Turks.”
From the following link:
“Each village and town had its own prostate, which came from the elders. The prostitute held the seal of the community, had both administrative and judicial jurisdictions, usually of a criminal nature, thus smoothing out any disputes between his fellow citizens but also with the right to impose some punishments, always following the local customary law. In the exercise of his duties he was surrounded by a special council of elders. For important issues, however, incl It convened a general assembly of the inhabitants where the relevant decisions were taken.
Elsewhere it is reported that they were elected directly by the local community, not by voting but by open air, between March 1 and April 23 (St. George) at the invitation of the outgoing protesters. Their term was for a year or more as long as they had the mutual trust and there was no reaction, while elsewhere there is an election by the elders of the villages (of the region) who represented as the second level of self-government (with the first the elders). Their election was then ratified by the Ottoman governor of the Pasha region, or Vali, recognizing their office having previously paid the entire annual corresponding tax of their communities, which was then collected by the inhabitants.
In particular, the prostitutes were those who, on behalf of the Ottoman administration, first assessed the tax potential of each member of their society and then compiled the tax lists and proceeded to collect the corresponding taxes. At the same time, they were responsible for maintaining order and accountable to the Ottoman administration.
Finley writes: “The prostitutes of Greece were the substitute of an aristocracy. The protection of the Ottoman government gradually created a Greek aristocracy of administrative bodies and tax collectors. The moral and political position of this class was perfectly rendered with their name as a kind of Christian Turks. “
“Or there were many who proved to be far inferior to their mission, often surpassing even the worst Turks, in selfishness and arbitrariness, the proverbial phrase” what Braimis, what Zaimis! “, (= What Ibrahim Pasha, the same and Zaimis). ”
Partners for a bite of bread and self-interest sell themselves to the authorities Kozambassism is the nation’s worst cholera and Turkish curse. Society despises, disapproves of collaborators and considers them traitors and nightmares.
We want to mention that the words, kotzambasides and collaborators, are the dirtiest words in the Greek language.
Citizens read our history, open their eyes and ears, and draw their own conclusions about everything.