An anti-Hellene by nature, Mrs. Repousi believes that Greeks should ignore commemorating the exodus of Missolonghi, they should also stop celebrating the Battle of Spetses (with the blowing up the Armata), totally ignore the events at Kougi and she especially believes that we should stop hailing the Revolutionary Flag of Agia Lavra. Mrs. Repousi says that all these symbols, commemorations and celebrations are "banal" and "nationalistically cheap", while she adds that they provide nothing to our national expression as Greeks.
Now before you begin pulling your hair, and before we add our two cents on this obviously PROVOCATIVE proposal, please read the importance of each celebration that Mrs. Repousi regards as "nationalistically cheap" and then judge for yourselves on whether or not this woman is working in favor of Greece, or in favor of a new Ottoman empire. Also, we want you to decide for yourselves on whether or not she is a commodity for our political system -as others like her-, or whether or not our government should label her "persona non grata" and send her on her merry way to some Mongul nation.
Exodus of Mesologhi - After a year of relentless enemy attacks and facing starvation, the people of Missolonghi decided to leave the beleaguered city in the "Exodus of its Guards" (The Sortie) on the night of April 10, 1826. At the time, there were 10,500 people in Missolonghi, 3,500 of whom were armed. Very few people survived the Ottoman pincer movement after the betrayal of their plan. Due to the heroic stance of the population and the subsequent massacre of its inhabitants by the Turkish-Egyptian forces, the town of Missolonghi received the honorary title of Hiera Polis (the Sacred City), unique among other Greek cities. The famous British poet and philhellene Lord Byron, who supported the Greek struggle for independence, died in Missolonghi in 1824. He is commemorated by a cenotaph containing his heart and a statue located in the town. Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missolonghi
Battle of Spetses - On 8 September (julian) 1822 the Ottoman navy set sail for Nafplion, in order to re-supply the town and the fortress of Palamidi, which were under siege by the Greek forces. It was also planned to attack the rebellious Greek islands of Spetses and Hydra before reaching Nafplion. As the Ottoman navy neared Trikeri and Spetsopoula, they faced the naval forces of the islands of Spetses, Hydra and Psara, under the command of Andreas Miaoulis. Miaoulis ordered the Greek navy to sail towards the Argolic Gulf in order to make the Ottoman navy follow them and guide them away of the islands. But most of the ships' captains (one of whom was Antonios Kriezis), afraid of risking Spetses security in that way, decided to ignore Miaoulis command and attacked directly against the Ottoman navy. The conflict between the small naval force and the Ottoman navy was enormous. According to general descriptions, it consisted in distant and ineffectual cannonade between the two fleets. An Algerian brick was damaged by fire, having boarded by mistake a Greek fireship. According to Spetsiot local historian Anastasios Orlandos, however, the retreat of the Ottoman fleet occurred thanks to the conduct of Kosmas Barbatsis (1792–1887) who directed his fireship against the Ottoman flagship, which fled to avoid it, followed by the other Ottoman ships. This version is not mentioned in other contemporary accounts by A. Mioulis or T. Gordon. After two days of calm, the Ottoman fleet entered the Gulf of Nauplia but didn't dare to approach the harbour by fear of the fireships, and sent only one Austrian ship which was captured. It sailed afterwards to Crete. This attempt of resupply having failed, Napflion was captured by the Greek rebels about two and a half months later. Commemoration - These events are commemorated in Spetses every year around September 8 by a festival, with a reconstruction of the naval battle based on an exaggerated version of the story, including the burning of the Ottoman flagship, an incident not mentioned in any historical sources. Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Spetses
Battle At Kougi - Souliotes (Greek: Σουλιώτες, also spelled Souliots or Suliots) were a warlike community from the area of Souli, in Greece, who became famous across Greece for their resistance against the local Ottoman Pashalik of Yanina ruled by the Muslim Albanian Ali Pasha. After their defeat in 1803, the Souliotes were forced to move to the rest of Greece, and many of them played a prominent role in the Greek War of Independence starting in 1821, under leaders such as Markos Botsaris and Kitsos Tzavelas. When the British politicians turned to the Ottoman Empire in order to strengthen their forces against Napoleon, the weapons and ammunition supplies were interrupted. Without support from outside and wearied by years of siege, the unity of the Souliot clans started to split. The Botsaris family for political reasons left Souli and parleyed with Ali Pasha. However, the rest in Souli gathered together in Saint George's Orthodox Church and decided either to win or die. The remaining Souliotes numbered at no more than 2000 armed men. The main leaders were Fotos Tzavellas, Dimos Drakos, Tousas Zervas, Koutsonikas, Gogkas Daglis, Giannakis Sehos, Fotomaras, Tzavaras, Veikos, Panou, Zigouris Diamadis, and Georgios Bousbos. They won all of the decisive battles, which forced Ali Pasha to build castles in neighboring villages so as to prepare himself for a long siege. Although without food and ammunition, they could have held longer if not for a traitor named Pelios Gousis who helped the Ottomans to enter into the village of Souli, forcing a mass withdraw to the fortresses of Kiafa and Kougi, where they fought their last battle on December 7, 1803. They eventually capitulated and Ali Pasha promised to release them with all of their property and even weapons to the Ionian Islands. Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souliotes
Revolutionary Flag of Agia Lavra - Agia Lavra is a monastery near Kalavryta, Achaea, Greece. It was built in 961 AD, on Chelmos Mountain, at an altitude of 961 meters, and can be described as the symbolic birthplace of modern Greece. It stands as one of the oldest monasteries in the Peloponnese. It is famously linked with the Greek War of Independence, since it was here that the call for Eleftheria I Thanatos (Ελευθερία ή θάνατος) was first heard on 25 March 1821, launching the revolution against the Ottoman Empire. That day, Bishop Germanos of Patras performed a doxology and administered an oath to the Peloponnesian fighters. The revolutionary flag was raised by Bishop under the plane tree just outside the gate of the monastery. Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agia_Lavra
So now that you know the importance of all these celebrations, commemorations and symbols and how closely they are tied with the Greek War of Independence in 1821 one really has to wonder what exactly Mrs. Repousi is aiming for with every one of her "banal" proposals.
Repousi who was elected by only 1,670 votes, certainly CANNOT speak and HAS NO RIGHT to speak on behalf of the Greek people on what is banal, and nationalistically cheap. She accounts for less than 0.016 of the population. We would personally like to advise her to watch her words. Her obvious Leftist, pro-Turkey ideologies are disgusting, insulting, treasonous and dangerous. (sources in Greek protothema, to vima, Hmerisia)
Editor's Note - Nationalistically cheap my dear is altering Greek history. Cheap is also insulting Christians for their faith, as you did by defending the Corpus Cristi play which shows Christ as a gay man who is having an affair with Judas and his disciples. And finally, wanting -and deviously working towards- the education of just Turkish to the children of Thrace -WHEN THRACE IS A GREEK PREFECTURE- is not only provocative, it is a treasonous act. We have had it up to here with you, and others like you. We advise you to stop submitting proposals on how we can better ourselves as Hellenes, and propose that if you love "Abdu Akbar" so much then simply pack your bags and sail across the Aegean Sea to your true homeland. Aei Sixtir Pia!