Κυριακή, 11 Μαρτίου 2012

Clothes washed together and became... pink!

Published in the Greek blogs (in Greek rext) 10-11/ March/ 2012

   Searching for a title for this article I suddenly recalled the verse from the song of my compatriote Giannis Miliokas (first performance Giannis Miliokas-Afrodite Manou and then Alexiou-Parios) and I am using it without asking his permission:
 "... How you changed, how I changed / my dreams red / my dreams white/ clothes washed together and turned pink ..."



   I suggested the other day in my article posted on the Greek blogs under the title "the words lost their meanings" where, as a Nation and a people,  "our leaders" as heads of PASOK and ND have brought us basing their “supposed” ideological rivalries the former on being “progressive” and the latter on being “conservative".  In bringing us to the current status quo the two major leading political parties had the full, unofficial but practical and real help, engulfing public opinion in ideological saturation on almost a 24-hour basis, of the "supposedly" self-governed and independent Greek Media (press, television, radio). PASOK and ND were thus able to govern us for 38 consecutive years (1974-2012) after the fall of the Junta.
   The responsibilities for today’s problems, however, can not and should not be exhausted by assigning them exclusively to the leaders of the bipartisan political system who headed PASOK and ND, but must eventually be relegated and proportionately allocated to the thousands of “green” and “blue” party cohorts who staffed:
   First, the legislative “estate” where with the devastating one-party majorities in Parliament they have voted and passed laws that brought us as a nation and people while, at the same time, they also passed legislation that abdicated themselves of any and all responsibility for intentional or unintentional and even catastrophic…“wrongdoing”,
   Second, the Executive “estate” where by the thousands they were enthroned to seats of power, carrying immense salaries and golden social status, by their party leaders under the absolute authority provided by the Single-Party governments during the last 38 years.
    I am publishing my thought today, after the PSI has been successful and a potentially painful “credit event” and a catastrophic “disorderly default” seems to have been averted by Greece FOR THE TIME BEING because the surrounding psychological atmosphere is starting to thicken with references to scenarios of continued “COALITION GOVERNMENT” between the current PASOK Government with 40 Ministers and the participation of New Democracy with 6 Ministers even if in the forthcoming (?) national elections New Democracy emerges as the Leading party and PASOK as the opposition party (which, if all go as currently seen, will be headed by Professor Venizelos who is now serving as Deputy Prime Minister and Czar of National Economic Ministry).

    Is such a scenario ABSURD?
    Not necessarily, since for the last three and during the next two months until May we do have an unbelievably and admirably peaceful and exceedingly well cooperating Coalition Government of PASOK - ND (without the participation of the LAOS party which last month withdrew from the three-party Coalition Government under Dr Loukas Papadimos.)

    Why should the scenario of continuing the current PASOK – ND Coalition Government be considered improbable, unlikely or even “extraterrestrial” and alien when already the PASOK Vice Chairman and Deputy Prime Minister Mr Pangalos and the ND Vice Chairman and Minister of Defence in the current Coalition Government Mr Avramopoulos and along with them a number of distinguished MPs in both Parties make public statements on the usefulness and the necessity “for National and Economic Salvation” for the continuation of the current “Green & Blue” and post election “Blue & Green” Coalition Government?...
    In Greece today living with the “Green & Blue” Coalition Government which  incessantly reduces wages, pensions and allowances not only “words have lost their meanings” but obviously and undeniably the "ideologies" of the two governing political Parties which have been in power for the last 38 years have also lost their meanings, BUT:

    PASOK socialists and New Democracy conservatives HAVE NOT LOST the control of power; their leading party figures have not lost their governing thrones and neither have the few thousands of their “cronies” lost their their golden seats with lavish salaries and grandiose social status!
     And in 2012 they go on governing without checks of their intentional or unintentional wrongdoings and catastrophic for the Nation and the Greeks decisions and remain…Unpunished!
     UNPUNISHED (especially if the Coalition Government is extended into the future) will remain all those who having democratically been elected to power during the last 38 years have lead us down the road of economic, social, moral, and political bankruptcy, loss of national dignity, national sovereignty and national wealth, UNLESS, when and if we called to cast our ballot in May we:

REALIZE where NOW we, our children and grandchildren STAND,
WHO brought us here and go on remaining UNPUNISHED, and
What will be our individual, group, or collective future,
IF we DO NOT decide to send the “Green & Blue” bipartisanship party System where it deserves to be sent!...

     Otherwise we should STOP blaming the Europeans Leaders, the Financial “Markets” and the 3 International Credit Ratings Institutions (Moody’s, Standard & Poor, Fitch) for our woes and finally start blaming ourselves and our inability to see that if we do not put an absolute and irrevocable END to the TWO Party System or their “Coalition” then "all those who lived well will continue living even better but we who were convinced by our Leaders, the Bankers and our Media to think that we were living well...are finished!.."