As we near the village Georgos is keen to set out some ground rules. We drive into Meghali Vrisi and pull up outside a house where Georgos has arranged a meeting with some local farmers to whom he is related. As we enter the house I experience the full warmth of Cretan hospitality. An elderly grandma gives me a kiss on the lips and as we all sit down the food is brought out. Plates of cucumbers, lamb, snails, cheese, olives and tomatoes cover the table. What would you say to Angela Merkel if she were here right now? I ask. And then out comes the raki.
The men each take a shot glass, toast and drink. The glasses are refilled. More food is eaten. The glasses are filled once again. A woman tells me her daughter got married 15 days earlier and gives me a small basket filled with sweets. I sit across the table from four farmers. All are dressed in traditional Cretan black shirts. Two are wearing white embroidered shawls around their neck and shoulders. At 53, Georgos Selioniotakis is the eldest, so I start with him.
He has experienced hard times, he tells me, and was forced to sell one of his fields at 50 percent of its value. He voted No — as everyone at the table did — in the recent referendum because he had nothing to lose: He has no money deposited in the bank. After Greece repulsed initial Italian attacks against the country, the Germans intervened and attacked the island. The battle lasted for ten days and held up the German advance eastwards.
The Cretans were eventually defeated, but continued to resist their occupiers, who retaliated in brutal fashion, often massacring entire villages in response to the killing of a single German soldier. I turn to Marinos Michelakis, 43, who is also a farmer. Is Greece in an economic war with Germany? Michelakis has also suffered during the crisis. I ask him whether he thinks this might make people migrate to rural areas. In times of economic hardship people generally move to cities in the hope of finding work.
In Greece, it seems, the opposite is true.
His brother Nektarious, a farmer and shepherd, is just as blunt. They want to take advantage of Greece — and especially Crete, because of our geographical position. Merkel is aspiring to do pretty much what Hitler tried to do: to reach Asia Minor and Africa on an economic level.
Bottles of plastic water are piled high and sell quickly. We dodge a dead cat splayed across the road. It was Lucky Luciano, of all people, who orchestrated the alliance. The administration is consumed by a debate over how hard to go after Tehran amid heightened tensions. Divertiti con amici e familiari in multiplayer o gioca da solo!
Next up is Stefanos Papadakis. He also speaks with what I have come to understand is typical Cretan honesty. And if Merkel were here?
A younger man, not a farmer, has clearly been itching to say something. I ask him for his thoughts. I ask them about the recent news that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is ready to sign a deal with the creditors. Do they feel he has let them down after the No vote? Yes, they all reply as one.
Then the guns arrive. The group shows me their rifles and fire them into the air. A man turns up with an automatic machine gun, which he proudly allows me to hold. This article is part of a series, to read the rest of the series, click here. You can follow him on Twitter at dpatrikarakos. In the novel , Andolini does not refuse a tribute to Don Ciccio who is not named , but actually kills him in a public struggle before being killed the following day by the chieftain's guards, wielding luparas.
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