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(en) Greece, liberta salonica: One step back, two steps back - Initiative Text for the Elections (and so on...) [machine translation]

Date Tue, 11 Jun 2019 08:48:33 +0300


"It is no coincidence that where the governments of Papandreou and Samara failed, we succeeded " ---- Alexis Tsipras (13/12/17) ---- What is going to change on July 7? You will tell us, obviously, "the government of the country will change, SYRIZA will leave and ND will come." Right. But, elsewhere we go. We mean, what does that really mean? That is, what really changes and what remains of these ups and downs? "The state has continuity," as Tsipras had said in a very mute and sincere manner, making a clear statement of submission to his real bosses. And that's why he followed the policy he followed by doing exactly the opposite of what he had been pre-election, "succeeding where the former had failed": salaries and pensions reductions, privatizations, cuts in all public benefits, phasing out Sunday holidays, raising taxes, raising commodity prices, change of the social security system, first-time housing auctions, attempt to abolish the right to strike by challenging the workers' collective bodies, maintaining the same (anti) immigration policy, absolute implementation of the NATO war machine requirements, tightening the penal code " photographing "dynamic policy intervention practices, etc. Let us say that SYRIZA has been adapted, as expected - at least for many of us, it was! - in fact, imposed by capitalism. Now, to what extent he was previously aware of this reality and of his self-evident imminent compliance with it, is another conversation, and we, the people of the social base, actually do not even concern us. No surprise here, since the Chapter (whose services the state is) obviously and would not voluntarily give away even the slightest part of its sovereignty. Whenever and wherever this happened, let us remember that it was the result of the bloody struggles of the working class. Consequently, someone, even if it is not very observant, concludes that the state does not look so much as a ship that flies in the open, with his boat spinning as the steering wheel comes, but perhaps perhaps more. in a metro train, with the one sitting in the driver's seat to have more management and supervision: not to make mistakes, to ensure proper operation, to "bend something to intervene directly and decisively, etc." Of course, no reason for the rest . The rails are clear and given and the program must be strictly observed. "What is going to change on July 7? You will tell us, obviously, "the government of the country will change, SYRIZA will leave and ND will come." Right. But, elsewhere we go. We mean, what does that really mean? That is, what really changes and what remains of these ups and downs? "The state has continuity," as Tsipras had said in a very mute and sincere manner, making a clear statement of submission to his real bosses. And that's why he followed the policy he followed by doing exactly the opposite of what he had been pre-election, "succeeding where the former had failed": salaries and pensions reductions, privatizations, cuts in all public benefits, gradual abolition of the Sunday holiday, increase in taxes, increase in prices for basic goods, change of the insurance system, social insurance, first-time auctions, attempt to abolish the right to strike by challenging the collective labor organs, maintaining the same (anti) politics, absolute implementation of the requirements of the NATO war machine, tightening of the penal code "photographing" dynamic practices of political intervention, etc. Let us say that SYRIZA has been adapted, as expected - at least for many of us, it was! - in fact, imposed by capitalism. Now, to what extent he was previously aware of this reality and of his self-evident imminent compliance with it, is another conversation and us - the people of the social base - is not really about us at all. No surprise here, since the Chapter (whose services the state is) obviously and would not voluntarily give away even the slightest part of its sovereignty. Whenever and wherever this happened, let us remember that it was the result of the bloody struggles of the working class. Consequently, someone, even if it is not very observant, concludes that the state does not look so much as a ship that flies in the open, with his boat spinning as the steering wheel comes, but perhaps perhaps more. in a metro train, with the one sitting in the driver's seat to have more management and supervision: not to make mistakes, to ensure proper operation, if it "bends" something to intervene directly and decisively, etc. There is no reason, of course, for the rest. The rails are clear and given and the program must be strictly observed.

Could someone reasonably ask: "That is, nothing will change with the change of government? Here the "left" will fall and the "right" will go up! This can not mean anything ... "It would change, we would answer (when we stopped laughing about the inclusion of SYRIZA on the left), but not the essence, not the hard core of the policy that has been and will continue to be applied independently of the acronym that governs each time. The rapid devaluation of the labor force and the further compression and weakening of the social base, as well as the repressive measures that guarantee the implementation of this policy, have never ceased to re-start now.

"Super-simplification," you will tell us. "Maybe a little, but not so much", we will answer. Yes, the ways of implementing the new and old measures will be "frightened" and the process of voting and applying will be speeded up - that is certain. Also, the world of the struggle, those who, few and only a few, that is, who remained struggling after the advent of Syriac "hope", will surely become the first and easiest goal of a crack of a vengeful wave of repression, which, in fact, will (and then in all this ocean of stupidity that overflows with the regime's media and social media to prove that you are not an elephant, that you are the only one that is proven, as is shown by the adulteries, arrests in imprisonments, etc., which accepts and receives repression from any government, steadily and over time, always and probably ... forever). As you can see, it is the mourning of victory and power, as ND wants to recall in any direction that she is the neoliberal right of this place. And with her right, why, you are not a little to see for four years that your opponents are doing better than you, without you! Thus, the policies of local and international capital will be presented incompletely, and not made up with a thousand two cheap ornaments. When they stand, they will not tell us that they are supposed to do so "for our sake", as the previous ones, but they will tell us to block it "in order not to have more". But this is not da and no ... cosmohistorical change, eh? If it is to choose,

And to solve a question - to those you have come up to this time - probably created by the title: "backward" has not been put by Greek society as a whole. No. The bosses know that there is no one better able to serve their interests than a neoliberal right, steadily becoming increasingly far right, picking up every throttled fascisture that circulates out there and mincing it (and perhaps coextensive with an even more frightened fascist) and , in an ideal environment, with social and class resistances in an unprecedented recession due to their incorporation and disintegration by SYRIZA. Why should they hide it? People vote for their class interest. Those who retreat steadily are those who, with any contradictions and differences in their starting points, methods, and targets, flooded the streets and squares some years ago, in marches and strikes, refusing to accept ignorantly their devaluation and impoverishment. And perhaps they dared to hope for something more than the re-establishment of their "former acquirements". They are, therefore, bewildered, those who have left the road and the real struggle in the workplaces, schools, neighborhoods, etc. to put their hopes on the parliamentary road and SYRIZA - which finally broke the berries in the impasse at which this choice led them. And instead of reacting again, they would go back to the streets, more angry and more determined this time because of the mockery they had suffered,

Step back, then, assigning to someone else to incarnate instead of us hope.

Step backwards, the inability to reconstruct the movement, when the impasse of the parliamentary path became evident.

A step further behind, which until today we did not seem capable and able to overcome this numbness and this weakness, while the opposing class camp is organized and upgraded steadily and methodically, employing even the gangs of neo-Nazis.

And so on...

If there is something in our minds that really makes sense, which may actually mean the diversion from the predictably destructive for humans and the nature vertiginous course imposed by capitalism on a global level, it is nothing more than that militant -organizing the social base, the exploited and the oppressed, in the light of their own class interests and with the prospect of a society of solidarity, equality and freedom, without classes and states.

At least, this hope, in spite of the times, continues unceasingly and continuously to resist.

WASHING FROM ELECTIONS, PARTICIPATION IN SOCIAL AND TAX GAMES

SOLIDARITY IN THE WORK AND WORKING FILE, WAR IN THE WAR OF INDIVIDUALS

Eleftherial Initiative of Thessaloniki - member of the Anarchist Federation

lib_thess@hotmail.com

libertasalonica.wordpress.com

https://libertasalonica.wordpress.com/2019/06/08
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