Read the article “Do we want democracy?” (“Θέλουμε δημοκρατία;”), from pitsirikos.net, in English.
One thing that Samaras does not seem to have realized-or acts as if he has not realized- is the fact that ERT belongs, at least theoretically, to the Greek citizens. Therefore, the only ones who have the right to decide whether ERT will be shut down are the Greek citizens rather than Samaras and his lackeys.
Yesterday, Antonis Samaras blamed the employees in ERT for speaking out about their privileges rather than people’s rights, as Bobolas, Vardinogiannis, Alafouzos and other channel owners do, who illegally utilise public frequencies and do not pay the special tax for TV commercials, despite not having license for their channels. No government has touched them until now and, on top of that, Samaras made them an amazing present by shutting down the only legal channels in the country.
So, the ERT employees do not belong to the people and neither did the teachers, the employees at the metro and the port and many others.
Who comprise this people anyway?
A good step would be to stop talking about the people. Politicians -from all the political parties- do it in order to cancel the concept of the individual citizen.
People means mass in Ancient Greek. And the mass is crap.
Let’s talk about citizens. With responsibilities and rights.
Antonis Samaras was wondering why there was no such a reaction -as about ERT- when private channels and newspapers were closed and thousands were unemployed.
He is wrong. There was a reaction. However, on the one hand, some of the mass media that were shut down existed only because of the services they offered to the government of New Democracy and PASOK -and because of their owners’ other business activities- and, on the other hand, these mass media did not belong to the Greek citizens.
What is more, if someone does not react for a time period, it does not mean that there will never be a reaction.
The Greeks did not react for centuries against the Turks. At some point, though, they rebelled.
“The slaves rebelled, my dear Antonis!”
Even though Antonis Samaras keeps trying to convince us about the greatness of his soul, yesterday he proved that he is vengeful: he said that the employees in ERT went on strike every time he paid an important visit to a foreign country.
Antonis Samaras’ “important” visits bore no fruit and this is not due to the employees’ strike.
The journalists in ERT may not have covered Samaras’ “important” visits as he would wish, but, on the other hand, they did not refer to what was really happening: Antonis Samaras’ visits abroad were nothing more than just visits and did not pay off.
Antonis Samaras stayed in the margin for many years and this situation resulted in his having a lot of repressed wishes.
In his mind, he should have become a Prime Minister 20 years ago. Besides, he has been “prepared” to become one since then.
He behaves as if he has the absolute majority; but he doesn’t. He is the least popular Prime Minister in the years after 1974 and the restoration of democracy, and he governs with the support of two hopeless politicians, namely Evangelos Venizelos and Fotis Kouvelis.
In addition, this attitude from someone who simply executes Troika’s orders as a puppet is ridiculous.
Today is the 13th June 2013.
The country went bankrupt three years ago. We are aware of the results of the bankruptcy. We are experiencing them.
All this time, we have debated about dilemmas, fake dilemmas, currencies and many more.
There has been confusion and excess anger.
Antonis Samaras’ despotism and arrogance along with his imminent cooperation with Golden Dawn make things clear.
The departure is visible.
The Parliament is decorative.
The question today is whether we want democracy or not; and it is us who should answer.
We can no longer pretend that we are ignorant. We know. We know it all.
If we want democracy, we should fight for democracy.
Not as people; as citizens.
Do we want democracy?