onar I love your contributions. I would also love to hear your thoughts on Taki. He is a PILL.
He used to write in that old lifestyle magazine, that immitation of Tatler - and as most "big" greek projects in early aughts big money were threw in to copy even bigger projects from abroad. Anyway, I was 12-16 and that magazine was my only trustworthy source for royals because the other option were aweful gossip magazines without any interest. So, back then, I used to love lifestyle magazines, home designers, clothes designer, I could recognise many of their works without seeing their name and I was a royal fan. As a kid, I thought being royal was everything. I saw Carl-Philip there for the 1st time and he was so, SO sexy!
The publication house has been closed since the crisis started because of huge loans the owner had taken - without ever paying them back afaik.
Takis had a column in the last page and he used to sing as "Sir Taki" - a pun with greek sirtaki and with the title of Sir I suppose.
He used to glorify them, and by them I mean especially the greek royal family. He used to casually write that he was partying with the Millers and other royal/celebs, owners for super private clubs, galleries... I don't remember specifics now.
So, in my previous post (the one I didn't post), I was thinking outloud how this mentality partly led us to the crisis, to fault business and imaginary status here, withing the coutry. We were trying to reach something it wasn't actually fitting. He was snob to anyone with different opinion or coming from a different background - not straightforward but with hints: If you were poor but manage to make money, you were worthy. If you had stayed poor, you were not in the map at all.
My actual problem is with people who are Greeks, have grown up in Greece, this country is their base and this country actually allowed them to rise (financially, socially, etc) and yet they don't care that the country bleeds. That's my problem. The fake facade, the enforcing of a certain image that doesn't suit us after all and the fact that all the rest have to be worthless mosquitos and they are the kings of the world.
EDIT: God, that's even bigger from the other post!