Awaiting the voices of reason
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.