Jean-Luc Godard States: “We Should Pay Greece 10 Euro For Every ‘Therefore'”

Jean-Luc Godard States: “We Should Pay Greece 10 Euro For Every ‘Therefore'”

The 80-year-old father of “Nouvelle Vague”, Jean-Luc Godard, has always expressed his sympathy towards ancient and modern Greece. Last year, he refused to go to Cannes for the presentation of his movie “Film Socialisme” (which will be showed in Greece starting July 14th), saying that “problems like the Greek one does not let me be with you”. A few days later he had said that “the whole world owes to Greece”.
In his interview to the newspaper “Guardian” dated July 13th, he explains his problem and gives a solution to the Greek crisis. “Greeks gave us reason and we owe them for that.  Aristotle was the one who expressed the sense of ‘therefore’. We use a million times this word, when we take our most important decisions. It is time we started paying for it.”
So he proposes that “Every time we use the word “therefore”, we will pay 10 euro to Greece and the crisis will be over in a day and Greeks will not have to sale the Parthenon to the Germans. We have the necessary technology to detect all these “therefore” on Google. We can charge through iPhone as well. Every time that Angela Merkel says to the Greeks “We lent you the money, therefore you have to pay off the interest rate” she will pay firstly for the copyright”.

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  • Nancy

    This is awesome.  This man is great!

  • arykanda

    In april 2010  the – horribile dictu – german historian of science Leonora Seeling had published this idea in her book “5 Cent to save Greece” (
    Seeling wants that we pay for every greek word we use: mathematic, arithmetic, harmony, biology, psychology, mythology, music, philosophy etc. pp. There are such a mass of greek words in our vocabulary that greece, if we pay 5 cent for every use of a greek word, would be rescued soon.
    Seeling suggest Google to count the use of the greek words and to collect the money. This book was a sensation in the greek press in April and May 2010. It just has been translated in greek and will apear in greece in september.
    How is the silence of Mr Godard about the book of Mrs Seeling to explain? Is this Godard’s socialism? Regrettable enough. It looks like a plagiarism of ideas.

  • Laura

    They’re both saying and doing things for the same cause. A good cause. And also, Godard is one of the last geniuses of the 20th century to be alive. You should have a little more respect for him.