Editorial: Polarization is of no help to anyone
It is an unfortunate tradition that election campaigns in our country tend to turn into polarizing, divisive events harkening back to earlier times…
It is an unfortunate tradition that election campaigns in our country tend to turn into polarizing, divisive events harkening back to earlier times. Things may have changed, the politics and politicians may not inspire the people anymore, but it appears that the political system cannot escape the sins of its past.
As we approach the elections, the conflict will escalate and a climate of extreme polarization will be cultivated in an effort to rally the party troops.
Only the country, economy and primarily the society that is struggling to overcome the deep consequences of the crisis do not have the luxury nor the strength to endure a conflict stemming directly from older times that bear no relation to the current situation. Those who insist upon an extreme and divisive rhetoric offer no service to their parties or the people, whom they are supposed to appeal to.
Society has had enough of promises, slogans and threats against political opponents. Society demands ideas, proposals and arguments on how to overcome the current situation, on how to reconstruct the country, how to get the economy back on track. It is absurd to vote for Europe and to not hear a single thing about how much turn this election into a peculiar internal civil conflict, in an effort to control authority.
The leaders and their political staff must reconsider their tactics of total war which they have chosen and they should attempt to be more sober in their juxtaposition of opinions, values and specific policies for the country’s many problems.
In conclusion, everyone is supposed to be running in the elections for the same purpose: a better Greece, which has overcome the crisis and is an equal partner in Europe. That is their minimum obligation towards the people who have primarily been paying for their sins for the past five years.