The ‘fight­ers’ against the ‘es­tab­lish­ment’

Kathimerini English - - Front Page - BY MARIA KATSOUNAKI

self-styled an­ar­chists at­tack­ing the home of State Min­is­ter Alekos Flam­bouraris with Molo­tov cock­tails, those caus­ing dam­age to SYRIZA party of­fices (and other po­lit­i­cal par­ties in the past), who oc­cupy pub­lic build­ings and ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions, those who de­stroy and walk around in hoods, car­ry­ing sticks and sledge­ham­mers, are gov­erned by their ha­tred for so­ci­ety. The “es­tab­lish­ment” they are sup­pos­edly fight­ing against is sim­ply an emo­tion­ally charged term, which is part of their con­fu­sion – re­fer­ring to it as “ide­o­log­i­cal” would prob­a­bly be miss­ing the point and mis­placed. As for those send­ing par­cel-bombs (a sim­i­lar in­ci­dent oc­curred in early June), they are preach­ing for the abo­li­tion of law and or­der. It’s pure luck that no one has been se­ri­ously hurt given all the bul­ly­ing, threats and vi­o­lence. In the case of the anti-es­tab­lish­ment ac­tivists there is a blurred per­cep­tion re­gard­ing the val­ues of the left, which is cur­rently turn­ing the con­flict into a con­fronta­tion of var­i­ous left­ists within SYRIZA and a vast va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent points of view, with ide­ol­ogy as the com­mon start­ing point. Those ad­her­ing to the “anti” stance seem to be grow­ing in num­ber. The same goes for those who tar­get peo­ple with­out ever be­ing held ac­count­able for their ac­tions. These are peo­ple liv-

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