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“Mr. Prepper”-illustration by Angela Zafiris

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”Benjamin Franklin.

 

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Dooms day ‘preppers’ worldwide can be heard saying ‘I told you so!’

I heard some predictions that this year would be the year that we will be grappling with fear and it shockingly came true. Fear and panic is the wrong way to deal with this crisis. It can weaken your immune system and make you  more vulnerable to illness. It can reek havoc in society.  I hope that the world can get through this crisis in the most humane way possible.

“Since the accuracy rate for the fulfillment of Bible prophecy so far has been 100%, we can be confident that it will continue to be so. No other religion in the world has such confirming evidence to inspire its faith.”
Tim LaHaye, Are We Living in the End Times?

Happy International Women’s Day!

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‘The Little Misogynist’-Illustration by Angela Zafiris

The illustration depicts the verbal abuse from males than many women experience on the street.

“A new UN report has found at least 90% of men and women hold some sort of bias against females.”

“According to the index, about half of the world’s men and women feel that men make better political leaders, and over 40 percent feel that men make better business executives and that men have more right to a job when jobs are scarce. 28 percent think it is justified for a man to beat his wife.”

Uhhh yes men are better leaders that is why the whole world is in turmoil!! And if your wife burns your omelette it’s okay to beat her, your not a psychopath!!

What a crazy world we live in!

https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/news-centre/news/2020/Gender_Social_Norms_Index_2020.html

The Parthenon Marbles/Τα Μάρμαρα του Παρθενώνα

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Αθηναίος πολίτης: “Φοβερο! Αυτό το κομμάτι θα φανεί φανταστικό στον Παρθενώνα!”

Φειδίας: “Ο Παρθενώνας; Αυτό είναι για ένα ξένο μουσείο!”

Αθηναίος πολίτης:  “Huh?

* That frieze was not easy to draw. Those classical sculptors were geniuses. It’s no wonder everyone wants a piece of the temple!

For some more concise information about this issue click on the link below.

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/01/27/the-history-of-the-parthenon-marbles/

The World Needs to Chillax

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Illustration by Angela Zafiris

It’s an anthropomorphic world! Eww the world has some very ugly feet 😉

Μy drawings were inspired by the recent catastrophic events of the past few years. It seems like the whole world is on fire. From the Amazon to the Arctic to Europe, Australia and Africa. The melting of the glacier in Iceland. So many terrible chain of events. It’s so depressing. If only the arrogant world leaders were all environmentalists. What a better world it would be.

Είναι ένας ανθρωπομορφικός κόσμος! Ο κόσμος έχει πολύ άσχημα πόδια. 😉

Τα σχέδια ήταν εμπνευσμένα από τα πρόσφατα καταστροφικά γεγονότα των τελευταίων ετών. Φαίνεται ότι όλος ο κόσμος καίγεται. Από τον Αμαζόνιο στην Αρκτική στην Ευρώπη και την Αφρική. Η τήξη του παγετώνα στην Ισλανδία. Τόσα πολλά τρομερά γεγονότα, το ενα μετα το αλλο. Είναι τόσο καταθλιπτικό. Εάν μόνο οι αλαζονικοί ηγέτες του κόσμου ήταν όλοι περιβαλλοντολόγοι ο κόσμος θα ήταν ένα καλύτερο μέρος.

Savages/Αγριοι

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The old man sat on his chair with a look of confusion and sadness worn on his face.

“What’s is it?” I asked

“I had a crazy dream last night. I’ll never forget it.”

“Alright. So what? I can tell you a million crazy dreams that I’ve had. Don’t let whatever you saw bother you too much.” I said to the old man/ I was worried that the old man was going to give himself a stroke.

“Let me tell you about the dream. I bet you’ve never seen or heard of this kind of dream before in your life!”

The old man proceeded to tell me his dream with great enthusiasm.

“It took place in Egypt in one of the pyramids. A group of archaeologists had just uncovered a tomb belonging to a pharaoh from four thousand years ago. When they opened the tomb the mummy opened his eyes. The archaeologists were shocked. The mummy slowly sat up in his grave and his bandages began to fall off.  He asked for a translator. In the next scene he was looking out at the landscape of the world. Looking at all of the chaos. Then the pharaoh angrily exclaimed ‘savages, those people are savages!”

I looked at the old man with a look of disbelief.

” You’re kidding me now?”

“Why would I kid?” said the old man with an air of annoyance.

“He was so angry. “Savages” said the Pharaoh!”

I didn’t know what else to tell the old man. But, that he was right I had never heard of such a dream before.

Later that week I came across an article about a four thousand year old tomb of a pharaoh that had been uncovered. Chills poured down my body. The old man knew nothing of Egyptology how could he have guessed the date correctly?

I sometimes wonder about our ancestors-all of our ancestors. What do they think of us modern humans? They cannot be pleased with what we have done to the planet and how we treat each other.

This is a  message from the beyond that they are horrified by what they are seeing on this earth.

 

*Based on a true story

 

 

Hikikomori/引きこもり

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‘Hikikomori’ Illustration by Angela Zafiris

After watching a documentary about the Hikikomori in Japan I was inspired to write this post and make a little illustration.

The word ‘Hikikomori’ is a Japanese for a reclusive person or a ‘modern -day hermit’. Usually young people who don’t leave their rooms for up to 6 months or even years. Although there are many people who are reclusive in most countries, it seems to be a big public health issue in Japan, as over half a million Japanese youth are said to be Hikikomori. Social pressure, shyness and depression are all contributing factors to the problem.

Η λέξη «Hikikomori» είναι μια Ιαπωνική λέξη που σημαίνει ένα απομονωμένο άτομο ή ένας «σύγχρονος ερημίτης». Hikikomori είναι συνήθως νέοι που δεν εγκαταλείπουν τα δωμάτιά τους για 6 μήνες ή και χρόνια. Αν και υπάρχουν πολλοί άνθρωποι που είναι απομονωμένοι στις περισσότερες χώρες, φαίνεται να είναι ένα μεγάλο ζήτημα δημόσιας υγείας στην Ιαπωνία, καθώς πάνω από μισό εκατομμύριο Ιάπωνες θεωρούνταιι ότι είναι Hikikomori. Η κοινωνική πίεση, η συστολή και η κατάθλιψη αποτελούν όλους τους παράγοντες που συμβάλλουν το πρόβλημα.

 

Dumbed-Down Society/Κοινωνία Χαμηλού Επιπέδου

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Illustration by Angela Zafiris

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” Isaac Asimov

“Η πιο θλιβερή πτυχή της ζωής είναι ότι η επιστήμη συγκεντρώνει γνώσεις ταχύτερα από ό, τι η κοινωνία συγκεντρώνει τη σοφία.” Ισακ Ασιμοβ

False Positivity/Ψεύτικη Θετικότητα

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A carefree woman walking to her doom. Illustration by Angela Zafiris

“In our day and age, global society has been saturated with the wrong teaching of false positivity. The denial of darkness never equates the abundance of light. And the denial of your actual character never equates to the reality of your best character. People today are afraid to work on themselves and on their actual realities, they believe that outward appearances are enough. Outward appearances have become everything in our current day and age. People don’t see what they are actually like, nor who they actually are, in reality. They live in a phantasmic version of reality. It has to stop. In the phantasmic version of reality, there is no chance to experience true love, true goodness, and true metamorphosis. The caterpillar does not become a butterfly by telling everybody it has wings. It actually buries itself in darkness and grows those wings.”
C. JoyBell C.