Basil Venitis

Atthens, Greece

About Basil

Bio

Smart words are more effective than smart bombs. For your event, get Basil Venitis, a dynamic keynote speaker who can connect, reach, and transform your people. venitis@gmail.com, http://venitism.blogspot.com, @Venitis

My TED story

Venitism is a new libertarian paradigm which integrates politics, economics, ethics, and spirituality.
Black Hole: Taxation is armed robbery that feeds the black hole of political corruption; it's the perfect index of corruption and tyranny. Only evil governments tax citizens and companies.
Constitution: The only purpose of a constitution is to protect citizens from government abuse. Reform treaties of a confederation, such as the Lisbon Treaty of EU, not voted by the citizens are null and void.
Corruption: Political corruption is proportional to the square of the size of the government.
Democracy: Every democracy is eventually hijacked by rabblerousers, pullpeddlers, clans of kleptocrats, bumptious bugaboos, busybodies, butterbabies, nabobs of nepotism, cranks of cronyism, pusillanimous pussyfooters, riffraffs of rascals, socialist sophists, and Machiavellian mafiosi. Democracy tends to kleptocracy. Anarchy should replace democracy.

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Basil Venitis
Posted 3 months ago
George Papandreou: Imagine a European democracy without borders
Andreas Papandreou went on trial in 1991 accused of embezzlement. He was narrowly acquitted, thanks to lawyer Venizelos, now president of Pasok. If it weren’t for Venizelos, Papandreou would have been imprisoned for life. The collapse of Pasok has gone hand-in-hand with the decline of the Greece it created. And with it has fallen the once omnipotent Papandreou dynasty, as George senior, Andreas, and George junior were all premiers of Greece. Nepotism has long had a grip on Greek politics. This is all about the exchange of favors. Pasok cannot pay the debt so it's a vicious circle in which Pasok comes to depend on the banks. It creates an interdependence of Pasokleptocrats and banks. At the 2012 election Pasok saw its share of the vote plunge from 43 percent to 12 percent. Pasok owes ATE 130 million euros. ATE had to be rescued from collapse, taken over by Piraeus Bank. Greece provides public funding for political parties and their election campaigns. Last year the state handed out a total of 54 million euros. Each year parties receive funding equal to 0.13 percent of annual state revenue. Greece hands out more than three times the amount spent by Germany on political parties. Per valid vote cast, Athens spends an average ten euros versus Germany's three euros. Greece has all the right conditions for corruption: plenty of bureaucracy, no functioning justice system, laws with numerous loopholes, and economic pressure. Regarding bribes and robbing the Greek Treasury, Premier Andreas Papandreou, founder of Pasok, famously advised Pasokleptocrats: We all agree, of course, that we are allowed to give ourselves a little present from time to time, but please don't make it too large!
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Basil Venitis
Posted about 1 year ago
George Papandreou: Imagine a European democracy without borders
Correspondents of http://venitism.blogspot.com report that incompetent Graecokleptocrats have been ruining the cradle of kleptocracy since the end of dictatorship in 1974. All state organizations are hopelessly inefficient. Every day kleptocrats are enriching themselves and handing out sinecures and overpriced contracts to their kith and kin. Dodgy deals and scandals are frequently uncovered. Graecokleptocrats never go to jail, protected by impunity. Only scapegoats end up in jail, and the system doesn't change. Nothing will change, in fact, unless everything changes. Greek politics need a creative destruction. Greece needs either a real revolution or a real Cincinnatus now.
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Basil Venitis
Posted about 1 year ago
George Papandreou: Imagine a European democracy without borders
Democracy: Every democracy is eventually hijacked by rabblerousers, pullpeddlers, clans of kleptocrats, bumptious bugaboos, busybodies, butterbabies, nabobs of nepotism, cranks of cronyism, pusillanimous pussyfooters, riffraffs of rascals, socialist sophists, and Machiavellian mafiosi. Democracy tends to kleptocracy. Anarchy should replace democracy. Liberty means freedom from government. Dumping products on a foreign country is illegal. Correspondents of http://venitism.blogspot.com report that Democracy is a failed product. Dumping democracy on a foreign country is an illegal, stupid, uncivil, and provocative act. We should never forget that democracy killed Socrates and Lavoisier.
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Basil Venitis
Posted about 1 year ago
George Papandreou: Imagine a European democracy without borders
Anarchy is also a synonym of capitalism! Your government is your worst enemy! The recent financial crisis confirms that anarchy is much better than democracy. Only kleptocrats and looters do better in democracy. Wars, terror, massacres, and misery are instigated by governments, not people. Anarchy is an ideal limit; the closer a system is to anarchy, the better it is. We should all strive for anarchy now.
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Basil Venitis
Posted about 1 year ago
George Papandreou: Imagine a European democracy without borders
Greece has proven it cannot function as a single state, but only as a confederation of city-states, such as the cities of ancient Greece. Each city must be a different state with its own political system. Athens might adopt democracy, Rhodes monarchy, Salonica pure capitalism, Piraeus anarchy, and Patras socialism. Greece now is not a democracy, but a dysfunctional kleptocracy.