Το τελικό αποτέλεσμα είναι μια σχεδόν πλήρη εξαφάνιση του πολιτισμού της Κύπρου, με καταστροφικές συνέπειες για το μέλλον του ελληνισμού στο νησί που έχει επιβιώσει χιλιάδες χρόνια κάτω από το ζυγό ξένων κατακτητών, τη δουλεία και απίστευτων κακουχιών. Φαίνεται ότι αυτό που όλοι αυτοί οι ξένοι δυνάστες απέτυχαν να καταφέρουν όλα αυτά τα χιλιάδες χρόνια, οι ίδιοι κύπριοι το κατάφεραν από μόνοι τους μέσα σε λίγες δεκαετίες. Αυτό το επίτευγμα είναι η αποξένωση από το ελληνικό πολιτιστικό παρελθόν και από το δικό τους φυσικό περιβάλλον το οποίο έχει αντικατασταθεί από το κιτς.
The year 1974 was not only a turning point in political the history of Cyprus but also a turning point of Cypriot society as well. In 1974 Turkey invaded the island, half of it was occupied, and 1/3 of the population became refugees. The impact of the invasion was immense. The Cypriot people who have always been extremely conservative and unwilling to accept new ideas and way of life, who were always holding on to their traditions with very little change over the expanse of many centuries, were shockingly faced with the challenge of having to survive on a semi-occupied country. The uprooting and displacement of the people from their villages and towns meant that a new way of life was awaiting them-new and strange. By realizing that by holding on to the past, they could not survive in their new environment and that there would be no future of them, they shed all their traditions and past way of life and started to work and build new lives, no more as peasants which most of them were, but as wage laborers which in return enabled them to earn money, and build a new way of life based on European ways. The government invested all of the island's future on tourism and in a few decades, Cyprus was transformed from a traditional and agrarian rural society, into a booming consumer society with a very high standard of living-among the highest in the world. This transformation of Cypriot society brought wealth and along with it a new rising social class- this class are the nouveau riche. The Cypriot nouveau riche , like all the nouveau riche in the world can be characterized by three basic attributes: Their belief that money can buy everything, their love to show off, and their adoration for everything which is kitsch. In other words they lack culture. Now, we all know that money also means power, and the nouveau riche used their money in order to take over social, political, and cultural power which was traditionally held by the elite class. We therefore see a social power struggle taking place in Cyprus between these two social groups which is still going on. The anglicized traditional Cypriot elite class had already cut ties with traditional Cypriot culture long ago and lived their lives imitating the British. The Cypriot nouveau riche on the other hand, had never acquired the ways of the British but at the same time they had also lost ties with traditional Cypriot culture. So in reality they had no culture of their own.In order to be accepted by the elite, they started acting like them and trying to adopt their values.The first thing to adopt was the"uncivilized native complex" which meant that they now being rich, would have to act as much British or American as possible and adopt as much English as possible in their daily language. In order to differentiate and distance themselves from their peasant roots, they started to look down and hate everything which reminded them of their past. While this traditional Cypriot culture that they looked down on produced nothing but beautiful architecture, furniture, handicrafts, and other forms of art, the nouveau riche looked at all these achievements as belonging to "uncivilized village culture" which they wanted to have nothing to do with. Having achieved power by using their money, they also imposed their own nouveau riche mentality on Cypriot society. The end result is that of the creation of completely kitsch Cypriot cultural and architectural environment which has spread like a disease. Everywhere one looks, one can see nothing but big, ugly, and tasteless houses and buildings growing like mushrooms over the once beautiful Cypriot landscape.As if that is not bad enough, kitsch has taken over the arts, music, television, the government public works and decorations, the cities, and it has even spread into the villages. Traditional Cypriot culture has disappeared only to be replaced by the kitsch and the ugly culture created by the nouveau riche. While European societies have pasted into the post modern stage, Cypriot society has adopted the modern, the ugly and the kitsch as a symbol of progression. The end result is an almost complete cultural demise, with catastrophic effects on the future existence of Hellenism on the island which has survived thousands of years through foreign rule, slavery and the extraordinary hardships of. It seems that what all these foreign rulers have failed to achieve throughout all these thousands of years, the Cypriots themselves have managed to achieve in just a few decades. This achievement is their alienation from their Greek cultural past as well as their own natural environment which has been replaced by kitsch.