Paschos Mandravelis's blog
June 27th is a historic day for Greece. It will most probably also prove to be an ominous day, but this does not make it less historic.
As Greece heads to snap elections on Sunday, political parties have heavily drawn from the bottomless well of mostly American campaign ads to get their message across.
SYRIZA says so what if Russian President Vladimir Putin has turned Crimea into that region’s breakaway northern Cyprus? In a recent announcement, the leftist opposition party called on the government to press for a lifting of sanctions against Russia.
The leftist opposition, and like-minded parties, have cried wolf so many times that very few people take them seriously anymore.
Some critics might say, “Yes, but opinion polls influence voters ahead of the ballot.”
By banning ideas that seem insulting to the dominant way of thinking we risk missing out on useful ones. We risk social stagnation and decline.
Greek society is in that transitional phase where it sees the previous concept of the world collapsing and is still waiting to see what the future may bring.
Every time a step is taken to deregulate the market, two things happen: citizens acquire more choices and doomsayers spell disaster.
For the first time since the fall of the military dictatorship in 1974, a party’s deputies and members are being charged with felony; for the first time, we have seen a party like Golden Dawn enter Parliament; and for the first time, deputies are beating up citizens in the open.
All conservatives have to do is point a finger at the present and raise the alarm about the future.