What is real and what is plastic?
How can you define real, as opposed to plastic? For example, is Trump real and Barack Obama plastic? And, since Priebus made a reference to Greece, is Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras real while conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis is plastic? Or is Panos Kammenos, the leader of junior coalition partner Independent Greeks, real while New Democracy’s Costis Hatzidakis is plastic? Anti-systemic politics needs the constant help of ideological and theoretical constructs to maintain its momentum in conflict. The true-vs-plastic dichotomy may be transcendental in a way, but at the same time it can be perceived by voters of different levels of awareness. This defiant, straight-talking tone whereby the system and all those who serve it are attacked goes hand in hand with nationalist populism and navel-gazing. That said, after assuming control of power, the anti-systemic forces automatically show off their hardest, most inflexible and systemic face. An unquestionable establishment mentality. There is something liberating about the rhetoric of generalizations. It works as an antidote to the insecurity of our times. It’s easy to throw stones at politicians, at me-