Dan­ger­ous tol­er­ance

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The signs that things are com­ing apart at the seams are mul­ti­ply­ing across the coun­try. When SYRIZA was a small op­po­si­tion party not so many years ago, it ar­gued that ev­ery­thing is per­mis­si­ble in the name of protest. Now it is on the re­ceiv­ing end of the fall­out from the the­ory it pro­moted while in op­po­si­tion and ap­pears to be showing tol­er­ance to any­thing that hap­pens in Greece. This is a very dan­ger­ous de­vel­op­ment. On a daily ba­sis, we wit­ness and learn about dam­age on the pub­lic transportation net­work, sit-ins, van­dal­ism and end­less road­blocks. The gov­ern­ment be­lieves that by showing tol­er­ance to all these in­ci­dents it will defuse the ten­sion, al­low those in­volved to blow off steam and then ev­ery­thing will be fine. It is badly mis­taken. These cases are grow­ing in num­ber and soon no­body will be able to con­trol them.

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