Editorial: A ridiculous and stinky tale

The findings of prosecutor Panagiotopoulos, who filed the infamous bribery allegation by Pavlos Haikalis, as well as the…

Editorial: A ridiculous and stinky tale | tovima.gr

The findings of prosecutor Panagiotopoulos, who filed the infamous bribery allegation by Pavlos Haikalis, as well as the deposition of the MP himself which To Vima published, illustrate how such a ridiculous and stinky story was set up by the protagonists themselves.

Friends and partners at the same party, under the protection of their leader, one was observing and documenting the other fearing extortion and unfortunately with the support of the main opposition they started a wave of mudslinging and conspiracy talk that has dominated the country.

It is a shame for a political system that Mr. Kammenos and his friends have once again used lies, conspiracy theories, baseless accusations and scheming from a dark past, in order to become regulators of our political life. Their only goal is to survive politically, poison the public life and created an atmosphere of moral decay and political terrorism to achieve their goal. Disreputable members of parliament, political speculators who survive today by cultivating conspiracies and plots, they have managed to trap the political life in a vicious cycle of mudslinging that denigrates politicians and people alike.

They achieve this because they unfortunately find people willing to listen, quick to make them critics and moralists, due to coincidental political interests. A country cannot be constantly dependant on a group of friends who are eavesdropping one another. The election of the supreme political div of the country cannot become a game of dark circles that only care about their survival and nothing else.

We have paid dearly for the sins of our political system; let us not resort to the margins of politics to find a way out. It is time that we – society and parties vying for power – should all leave them where they truly belong: the sidelines of history.

TO VIMA

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