The “Wreck” and SYRIZA ( article, published at Eleytheros Typos 02.01.2015)
The “Wreck” and SYRIZA
The electoral period was marked by an unpleasant event at the outset. It was the fire in the ship, “Norman Atlantic”, the dead and the missing people. This event could be used as a sad metaphor. The ship is the country heading to the destination: Europe and the end of the Memorandum. And the fire is the result of some inadvertent and irresponsible actions of passengers, who were traveling. Now again, if passengers are the metaphor of SYRIZA, then one can easily make the parallelism. A normal course of the country may be subverted easily by the fire. And here one can ask, “but is it so dangerous? Are you scaremongering?” Unfortunately, the answer is no. I am not being an alarmist. I am simply shedding light on and point out the reality. When you have agreed on a path and you then change it, many risks could be imposed. And most significantly, it could break the confidence of lenders in the country. Our credibility is lost. Why you don’t accept someone, who does business, decides towards the end of the course in order to change direction. And most importantly, in contrast to the wish of the majority of the Greek people. Most Greek people do not want elections, they wish to avoid the risk of sinking. They may grumble, but they liked silently even when the country was beginning to be in order. How is it possible that a student who start going to the classes again, now begins to think the dissolution of universities would resume, because of the possible coming of SYRIZA in power? How is it possible that a taxpayer who started paying its settings, now threatens not to pay by seeing others around him, because they hope that SYRIZA government would change everything? You can even mention other examples. But in one place, I wish to emphasize. Let us now hear it as axiomatic opposition. We no longer live in the era of Keynesians logic worldwide, i.e. the logic of the theory of Keynes, which gives more weight to demand rather than to supply. We live in another era, that of Schumpeterian. And in the theory of Schumpeter, the weight is given to the first bid and after to the demand. It indicates that we innovate, research, create and become competitive in the markets. The habit of loans is disappearing in general and worldwide. More self-sufficient and self-generating a country is, it progresses. The public and the statism must be alleviated if the minimum limit is necessary. Thus, only citizens-individuals will unleash their entrepreneurial imagination, and will energize the dynamic creativity in the service of his country. You will see a new Greece that will stand on its feet.