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Should Cyprus change its National Anthem?

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Should the Cyprus National Anthem be changed?


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Yes
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60%
 
bill cobbett, boomerang, Cap, CBBB, gardash, Get Real!, humanist, insan, kentish, Maxx, Me Ed, Paphitis, Positive Vibe, Pyrpolizer, quattro, repulsewarrior, Schnauzer, Superstar, supporttheunderdog, Viewpoint, waldorf
No
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40%
 
Byron, GreekIslandGirl, Hermes, joe, kimon07, kurupetos, pappy_sydney, proudgreekcyp, RAFAELLA, Sotos, SoulRose, wyoming cowboy, yialousa1971, ZoC
 
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Re: Should Cyprus change its National Anthem?

Postby ZoC » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:35 pm

Superstar wrote:
ZoC wrote:
Superstar wrote:
I think it Should in honour of Get Real's performance in 74, the new anthem should be based on the 'Corrs' song 'Runaway'. :shock: :lol:


either get real! was performing live in an attractive irish girl-band in the early 70s, or u've posted a nonsensical piece of crap.


Rubbish, in 1974 Get Real displayed how Italians weren't the only good runners.


imagine wot a razor-sharp retort u'd come up with if u were to take your time, rather than just rushing back with the first thing that comes into ur head (after 11 days...)
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Re: Should Cyprus change its National Anthem?

Postby supporttheunderdog » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:28 pm

Cap wrote:
I think it Should in honour of Get Real's performance in 74, the new anthem should be based on the 'Corrs' song 'Runaway'.


We should also honour the British troops stationed in CY during '74 with the very fitting 'Hideaway' by the Carpenters


the alternative was that the British should have come out and fought the Coupists and their Greek Military supporters (as the Turks were claiming was the aim of their so-called Peace keeping operation): that would definitely have put them on the same side as the Turks. Now how would that have gone down?,
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Re: Should Cyprus change its National Anthem?

Postby Cap » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:47 pm

As long as CY remains a sovereign, independent EU state. There is absolutely nothing anyone can say.
It's that simple.
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Re: Should Cyprus change its National Anthem?

Postby supporttheunderdog » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:27 pm

Cap wrote:As long as CY remains a sovereign, independent EU state. There is absolutely nothing anyone can say.
It's that simple.


All very true and a sentiment I thoroughly agree with.
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Re: Should Cyprus change its National Anthem?

Postby kimon07 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:05 pm

Positive Vibe wrote: I don't want politics to have anything to do with the new anthem, i just want it to be one of the best national anthems in the world. I want people to be gobsmacked at football stadiums when they hear the new Cyprus anthem, I want people to drop their jaws in desbelif in how awesome the new Cypriot anthem is. I want foregin nationals to listen to the new Cyprus anthem and demand from their politicians that they change to something as awesome (even if it's not really possible).



If you come to think of it, the Greek National Anthem, unlike, let’s say, the British, the French, the German etc, does not refer to the Greek Nation or to any particular "motherland" etc. Only reference to the Greeks is made in the verse were it says that Freedom emerges from the sacred bones of the Greeks. But that could change to “ap ta kokala vgalmeni ton Cypreon ta iera…” instead of “..ton Hellinon ta iera”.
Otherwise, the Greek National Anthem is an Ode to Freedom. What better a subject for an anthem? Isn’t the ideal of Freedom In all its forms the ultimate virtue to go for? I think the Greek National Anthem could easily be adopted as the Anthem of the UN considering that the values praised in it express all peoples i.e., the love for Freedom, and the never ending straggles to gain it. And don’t forget, “Freedom” also includes the personal and human Freedoms of, let’s say, speech, religion etc. It also includes Democracy, Justice, Equality and all other high ideals of Humanity.
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Re: Should Cyprus change its National Anthem?

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:30 pm

Not only is the present anthem the most appropriate for Cyprus and Greece, it is also the most appropriate and fitting for the EU. After all, most would agree the EU was constructed on the back of what the Greeks, ancient and modern, contributed and continue to contribute to Europe - its democracy and freedom.
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Re: Should Cyprus change its National Anthem?

Postby kimon07 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:39 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:Not only is the present anthem the most appropriate for Cyprus and Greece, it is also the most appropriate and fitting for the EU. After all, most would agree the EU was constructed on the back of what the Greeks, ancient and modern, contributed and continue to contribute to Europe - its democracy and freedom.


Well said. Period.
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Re: Should Cyprus change its National Anthem?

Postby supporttheunderdog » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:29 pm

Bollox!

Try this for an anthem


I would hardly decribe Athens as democratic when 50% of the popuation were excluded on grounds of Gender and where one had a society where the voters were estimated to be only 20% of the popllace and and hrived on the back of that most undemocratic institution, slavery. At least in an Athenian Society as woman GIG would probably have to keep her self mostly private.............................


................unless she was a hetaera .
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Re: Should Cyprus change its National Anthem?

Postby kurupetos » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:46 pm

They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong. :?:
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Re: Should Cyprus change its National Anthem?

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:28 am

What an idiotic stance by stud!

- And what, pray, were 100% of the population of Pytheas' 'Prettania' doing when supposedly 'only' 50% of the Greek population were voting for laws 2,500 years ago?

Democracy is about having representatives. Most married couples vote for the same person/party; so women were 'represented' even if they didn't have the vote. Or so the story goes. Otherwise why did it take the rest of the world over 2,500 years MORE before they decided to consider women's suffrage? When did women finally get the vote in Britain? And even in role-model Switzerland? It certainly wasn't 2000 years ago. Or even 1000 years ago. Try less than 100 years ago!

And you have the audacity to criticize the Athenian Democracy of 2,500 years ago for their form - when it's taken the world's population so long to make ANY in-roads into improving it!

Ungrateful pleb! :roll:
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