To: The Editor of the German, Focus Magazine:
I am writing to express my revulsion about your article in Focus Magazine, on 22 February 2010.[ http://www.focus.de/magazin/archiv/jahrgang_2010/asgabe_o8/ ): Shame on you! I find this disgusting and insulting, with a banal depiction of the venerated statue of the Classical period, Venus (the goddess of love)of c200 B.C. [also known as “Aphrodite of Melos”] and by adding insult to injury, with the Greek Flag around it.
AND YOU AS THE EDITOR APPROVED IT? WHO ARE YOU? WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL? HOW DARE YOU DO SOMETHING SO INSULTING TO THE ENTIRE HUMANITY and specifically, to the people of Greece and to the five million Hellenic Diaspora in five Continents?
REMEDY: I ASK THAT YOU PUBLISH A RETRACTION AND AN APOLOGY IMMEDIATELY, TO YOUR READERS AND TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GREECE, HIS EXCELLENCY, MR. KAROLOS PAPOULIAS; TO THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. GEORGE PAPANDREOU; TO THE GREEK MINISTER OF CULTURE, MR. PAVLOS GEROULANOS AND TO THE GREEK AMBASSADOR IN BERLIN.
Please note that, I intend to write to all German and EU Officials protesting this atrocity. And you cannot get away with it by saying that “Western Humor and freedom of speech remains a thorn issue for inter state tensions”. THAT IS DEFINITELY NOT HUMOR AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH FREEDOM OF SPEECH, EITHER. There are certain things in life you never do.
Example: You can never, ever, go to a funeral and say: Congratulations to the Wife of the dead husband, even if he was the scum of the earth.
THUS, WHAT YOU DID IS PURE SLANDER AND OF THE WORST KIND. Nothing else will do but an immediate retraction and apology, as above. Thank you.
Michael C. Geokas,M.D.,M.Sc.,Ph.D.
(Em) Professor of Medicine and
Biological Chemistry, UC,Davis
School of Medicine, and,
PRESIDENT, the Think Tank,
DEMOKRITOS SOCIETY OF AMERICA
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firstname.lastname@example.org (http://www.focus.de/magazin/archiv/jahrgang_2010/ausgabe_08/ )..