Crisis of representation

The photograph of the meeting at the Presidential Mansion is rather revealing. Everything that followed confirmed the Chinese…

Crisis of representation | tovima.gr

The photograph of the meeting at the Presidential Mansion is rather revealing. Everything that followed confirmed the Chinese proverb that a picture is worth a thousand words. Everyone senses that the remnants of the political system are governing.

The dominant discourse seems fake and absolutely cynical. The arguments are outdated and repeated on occasion. Those who up until yesterday stated their capability and certainty in getting the country out of the rut are now invoking the national crisis and possibility of a collapse.

It turns out that they did not have a plan or any preparation, only obsessions and fabricated truths. That is more or less who they ended up seeking salvation from people and parties which they reviled until yesterday. Truth be told there is no credibility or trust. They are only thinking up schemes and media spins. Every now and again they will try to wow.

Ahead of the difficulties surrounding the pension system reform, they are preparing to prop up bad quality “enemies of the people” in order to hide their sad divs. Only they will not stand the test of time, they can only offer a few days of impressions and then it is back to the drawing board.

The reason is that the current leadership quite simply cannot address their major problem. At other times the country was government by exceptional div, who did not toy with the media and publicity, but rather they fully assumed the cost, came to blows, created and ultimately left behind institutions and tools of progress, not ruins.

Aside from everything else it must be said that Greece is facing a crisis of representation. Politics no longer attracts the capable, but rather narcissist and uneducated populists. They will undoubtedly fail. Only their failure will have a cost and the barrel is unfortunately bottomless…

Antonis Karakousis

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