Blurry lines of rhetoric
It is really hard nowadays to know whether an announcement or a poster has been issued or put up by a labor union affiliated to the Greek Communist Party (KKE), conservative main opposition New Democracy party or ruling PASOK. The latest poster to have appeared in our streets courtesy of the New Democracyaffiliated union, DAKE, is a perfect example. Take away the party’s trademark blue color and the wording of the poster could belong to KKE’s PAME union or to a hardcore union with PASOK links. With their wooden, incendiary and threatening rhetoric, these unionists are holding all the parties that depend on them hostage. How can a conservative party like New Democracy possibly tolerate this kind of behavior and justify it as being a part of its policy line against the midterm fiscal agreement? It appears that we are ultimately paying for the extent to which the old PASOK’s rhetoric and ideology has seeped across party borders and even into a section of the center-right.