With a mission to make Great Britain great again, incoming prime minister and twit Boris Johnson says he just loves Greece. Unfortunately, his adoration does not extend to returning the stolen Parthenon sculptures held hostage at the British Museum.
According to the new prime minister, who studied the Classics at Balliol College, Oxford, the famous marbles that once capitalized the Parthenon were “rightly rescued by Lord Elgin.” Johnson, who vacations to his Pelion home in central Greece often, is fond of the “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey” when it suits him. However, like every other spineless puppet in Europe, he’s only a clown in the circus of leadership continuity.
Elgin’s removal of the Marbles from the Acropolis and the Parthenon when Greece was under Ottoman rule is a controversy that should have long since been settled. Lord Elgin stole the marbles to adorn his Broomhall House, but was forced to sell them to compensate for a costly divorce. At the time of Elgin’s thievery, Lord Byron likened the Earl’s actions to vandalism or looting. But Johnson, the wishy-washy Donald Trump of Britain, would only repatriate the Greek treasures if it meant losing his PM status now.
Who can forget Johnson’s careening a few months before the June 2016 Brexit vote, Johnson wrote an unpublished column for The Daily Telegraph in favor of Britain remaining in the E.U. while simultaneously publishing a column in favor of leaving? While the world’s butt kissers recall Johnson’s study of the classics at snobbish Balliol College, others remember the new PM’s membership in the exclusive all-male Bullingdon Club, whose members are infamous for vandalizing restaurants and pubs they visit. I guess I should take note that Johnson never secured his first-class degree, focusing instead on the party life at college.
Boris Johnson is just dangerous. He’s a runaway mediocrity train about to run his own nation into the ground like he did a 10-year-old boy on a rugby pitch when he was Mayor of London. Of course, he’ll never step up to do the right thing about the Greek treasures from atop the Acropolis, and the Greeks should follow suit with an itemized bill to the Queen Mother for about €1 trillion euro. Isn’t that fair payment for items deemed “priceless” antiquities?