Sol­i­dar­ity with what?

Kathimerini English - - Front Page - BY MARIA KATSOUNAKI

Dutch na­tion­als) who have ar­rived on their mo­tor­bikes with their tents and makeshift kitchens to spend a full 10-days at the cam­pus, as if they own the place? How can they take over this pub­lic space, snub­bing an of­fi­cial ban by the author­i­ties? Where does all this at­ti­tude come from? How can they go around im­pos­ing their own law and or­der? The only type of ide­ol­ogy that can be iden­ti­fied be­hind all this ac­tiv­ity is one of ut­terly ar­bi­trary be­hav­ior. The only sol­i­dar­ity that can be iden­ti­fied is sol­i­dar­ity with law­less­ness. When they are not busy chal­leng­ing, fight­ing against, or hu­mil­i­at­ing the na­tion’s in­sti­tu­tions, these peo­ple claim to be work­ing for the good of so­ci­ety. But the bul­ly­ing way in which they act and op­er­ate shows noth­ing but anger and marginal­iza­tion. The ac­tivists are seek­ing to im­pose their own rules. They want to camp out on univer­sity grounds but they do not want any me­dia pres­ence on the site. They take de­ci­sions in the ab­sence of author­i­ties and the lo­cal com­mu­nity but they refuse to take any crit­i­cism.

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