Paschos Mandravelis's blog
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.
Last year’s elections and opinion polls since show that the Greek people voted out the thieves and replaced them with thugs, they punished the loudmouths and replaced them with bullies.
In Greece, every police intervention is deemed “unprovoked.” Even if the “kids” barge in and send the rector to the hospital.
It is often said that our political system is incompetent, but it is doing a perfect job in reproducing the existing model.
Kefaloyiannis voted against lifting the immunity from prosecution for Ilias Kasidiaris and justified his decision by saying that the Golden Dawn bully needed to be given the opportunity to apologize for his actions.
In contrast to Venizelos' predecessors who – one way or another, rightly or wrongly – expressed a trend of ideas within the party, all we know about Venizelos is that he is shrewd.
For three years now, in Greece, instead of deregulating the market, instead of implementing the necessary reforms, we have made zero progress.
As has been the case in Greece, poverty has not just bred complaints. It has reopened the debate on issues that the prosperity of previous years had put on hold.
The biggest problem for SYRIZA is not the idiotic comments occasionally uttered by party officials. It is the dictatorial tactics with which it chooses to impose the will of a minority upon the majority.