Cultural historian fails Police Entrance Exam / On the wonders of civil service / A family of (bad) corruption jokes

I really wanted to be a police officer. The dream was dashed when I realised that I couldn't produce passing transcripts during the Police Exams. I didn't have it in me to suspend critical thought in a way that would allow me to go through with it / answer the exam questions. It had become clear that this was the underlying requirement. What was left was to undergo the exercise as a kind of performance.

Λοϊζίδης Ε. – 21.2.2018 – Η Σύζυγός Μου Είναι Διεφθαρμένη

Άρθρο που έγραψε ο πατέρας μου και δημοσιεύτηκε στον Φιλελεύθερο. Το άρθρο στάληκε και στην Ένωση Συντακτών, η οποία απάντησε πως έχει ήδη τοποθετηθεί επίσημα για το θέμα και προώθησε τις επίσημες της ανακοινώσεις. - Σύνδεσμος στις επίσημες ανακοινώσεις της 'Ενωσης Συντακτών - Σύνδεσμος σε άρθρο του Φιλελεύθερου για τις ανακοινώσεις της Ε.Σ. __________________ Η… Continue reading Λοϊζίδης Ε. – 21.2.2018 – Η Σύζυγός Μου Είναι Διεφθαρμένη

All one needs is an enemy: On the shifting definition of ‘political motivation’ and the Loizidou emails

I’ve been trying to understand what happened and why. Amidst the media absurdity, the offensive onslaught, the ever-deepening politics, and the strange suspension of normality, I’ve been asking questions in an effort to extract sense and political context from all this. I do not have my mother’s permission to publish / share anything (I have… Continue reading All one needs is an enemy: On the shifting definition of ‘political motivation’ and the Loizidou emails

4 points of frustration around the Eleni Loizidou ‘corruption scandal’ / My mom got hacked and they say she’s really dodgy!

So she was hacked. There dawns the realisation that it was a matter of time, one way or another. When we recently talked about the possibility of her being targeted in this way, in advance of all this, she ended the conversation with 'μάνα μου εν έσιει τίποτε.' Her sense that there's nothing to hide… Continue reading 4 points of frustration around the Eleni Loizidou ‘corruption scandal’ / My mom got hacked and they say she’s really dodgy!

openness, democracy, hack66, Phygital, and ellak.org.cy

What follows should, eventually, lead into a piece discussing conflict-resolution in open communities, and the handling of authoritative mentalities. The sheer power of hierarchy-assuming or hierarchy-constructing exclamations of 'no' is always surprising to me. As is the arrogance, the injustice, the power-plays it contains, as is the speed, the insensitivity, and the ease with which… Continue reading openness, democracy, hack66, Phygital, and ellak.org.cy