NOTE: The following article is taken from a now defunct website, Handling Greek Life.
Greeks love them. They live and breathe conspiracies. The countless magazines on extra-terrestrial life, mysteries of life etc confirm the thirst of the Greeks for such subjects. Not to mention TV shows such as those of Mr. Hardavela (not on any longer) and Mr. Liakopoulos. Here’s a list of the most prominent conspiracies whose existence most Greeks take for granted:
“All Jews are rich and they control the world.”
This is one of many world-domination theories where the Jews are responsible for all things happening in the world. The richest men in the world are Jews, they say, and even if they’re not, they are controlled by them. They’re behind everything. You name it: wars, diseases, literature and art that the Orthodox Church does not approve of… it’s all their fault. They’re trying to brainwash everyone. I guess many Greeks imagine the most powerful Jews in the world getting together at meetings in order to determine what their next step will be towards world and religious domination.
[NOTE: In the monasteries, many monastics learn about “The Synagogue of Satan” and the secret history of “Jewish world domination” either directly from the superior and other monastics, or through the homilies they have on their iPods].
“Globalization – A New World Order”
For some reason, the word “globalization” has very negative connotations among the common Greek. For them, it means loss of national identity and, on a practical level, loss of job positions. They get more imaginative than this, however. Organizations such as the Masons and the Bilderburg Group push their agenda to powerful governments around the world, they say. After all, the members of such groups are presidents of countries, tycoons, and media owners: a mixture of people that can manipulate public opinion to serve their own interests. The secrecy of such groups exert a kind of mysticism that’s enchanting to the average Greek.
[NOTE: Globalization/N.W.O. conspiracy theories are truth and not “theories” for many of the monastics as it falls in line with their worldview that the Jews will bring in the Antichrist as the one world leader 3 1/2 years before the world ends, i.e. the Second Coming. https://archive.org/details/EnRouteToGlobalOccupation]
“Everyone is after Greece.”
The Albanians, the Slavs in FYROM, and the Turks are all after pieces of land in Greece. Some maps from Albania show the “Albanian Dream,” which is the extension of their country the whole way down to Preveza. Skopia, on the other hand, give out maps where their country extends to include all of Macedonia down to Halkidiki and Thessaly. Of course, the Turks are the lifelong enemy… who knows what they’re after.
[NOTE: Geronda Paisios has said that the Zionists revealed a map of what the future State of Israel will look like: It includes Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, etc. He also stated that the Israelis plant false Judaic artifacts in Cyprus so they can later “find” them in archeological digs and have a claim to Cyprus].
An excerpt from a speech made by H. Kissinger in 1974 keeps feeding the fire of this conspiracy until today:
The Greek people are anarchic and difficult to tame. For this reason we must strike deep into their cultural roots: Perhaps then we can force them to conform. I mean, of course, to strike at their language, their religion, their cultural and historical reserves, so that we can neutralize their ability to develop, to distinguish themselves, or to prevail; thereby removing them as an obstacle to our strategically vital plans in the Balkans, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East.
The leaders of the Greek Orthodox Church (as an institution), being a vital part of Greek history and conscience, feel that these “strikes” are directed towards them. So, when there’s any talk or action towards the separation of state and church in this country, they start talking about conspiracies to break down the spirit of the average Greek and to annihilate this country’s history. Therefore, several old-timers in Greece have linked the meddling of the Greek Church in state affairs with the survival of the Nation.
[NOTE: In the monasteries, many monastics learn about the long lineage of Ecumenical Patriarchs who were Freemasons, as well as other hierarchs and priests, especially here in America–i.e. Archbishop Iakovos, Metropolitan Evangelos, etc. Furthermore, there’s also AHEPA and other Greek masonic organizations that are frowned upon as working to destroy the Church from within. Kissinger is regarded as a war criminal, and his words are still repeated today in regards to Greece and “everything the dark powers are doing to cripple the nation.”].
“It’s in the air, the water… the fruits of the earth”
The masterminds of the world have decided to control us with chemicals that they inject in the water supply. All of the fruit and vegetables are “poisoned” with pesticides that limit our intelligence and make us easy targets for a bombardment of propaganda. Let’s not forget the white streaks in the air. Haven’t you noticed airplanes spraying us with chemicals that leave long lines in the sky to make us dumber? And all of those new viruses such as the swine flu and bird flu a few years ago… Everyone knows they were purposely released to reduce the earth’s population.
Hmmm… to be honest, I believe, too, that the bird and swine flu scares are just ways to spread panic and for pharmaceuticals to make billions of dollars or euros. Does that make me susceptible to conspiracies? Or does it make me more open to the “truth”? The view always differs, depending on where you’re standing. “Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed” (James Russell Lowell, American poet, critic, editor).
[NOTE: Many of the monks who fell ill with “Valley Fever” in Arizona had the reason explained thus: “The government purposely targets the monasteries with chemtrails. So, when the monks are digging in the desert, they dug up the chems/virus and made it airborne, breathed it in, and became sick.” This is one of the many ways the government has targeted the monasteries. The “dark powers do not want the monasteries here in America as they are a threat to the advancement of their plans. As well, thousands of people, who would of lost their souls if the monasteries weren’t here, are now being saved.”].