Await­ing the voices of rea­son

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Any­one who holds a po­si­tion where they are re­spon­si­ble to­ward Greek so­ci­ety right now has a duty to speak up and draw at­ten­tion to what is go­ing on. Health Min­is­ter An­dreas Lover­dos did that to some ex­tent when he de­manded more struc­ture in the gov­ern­ment’s re­form pro­gram, and oth­ers must now fol­low his lead. The ice­berg is loom­ing ahead and the space the coun­try has to change course is be­com­ing more re­stricted with ev­ery day that passes. So far, it is the voices of pop­ulism that have dom­i­nated pub­lic dis­course, but now it is time for the voices of rea­son to be heard, in­de­pen­dently of their po­lit­i­cal af­fil­i­a­tions or per­sonal in­ter­ests. Those who see the dan­gers that lie ahead and are too scared or re­luc­tant to speak up will have their own bur­den of re­spon­si­bil­ity to bear if the worst does hap­pen. And it’s not just politi­cians who have this duty, but also busi­ness­peo­ple and tech­nocrats. The fact is that no one has the right to re­main silent when the coun­try is tee­ter­ing on the edge of a precipice.

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