OPINION

Keeping a lid on insanity

The relatively minor level of violence and damage to public property seen during the mass protest rallies that took place during the general strike on Wednesday show us that the Greek people may be angry and may feel a lot of insecurity about the future, but by no means do they wish to go down the road of insanity — the road that will turn Athens into Cairo.

Greek voters have every reason to be frustrated and angry at the political elite, which has been instrumental in leading the country to the verge of bankruptcy and to being in a state of stringent foreign supervision.

That said, most people in Greece are having to give a huge battle to make ends meet on a day-to-day basis, and to survive the deepening crisis.

What the majority of people is interested in is to maintain Greece?s status as a decent, respectable member of the European Union, that enjoys the esteem of its fellow nation states. It does not want to see it degenerate into some dysfunctional state reminiscent of the turbulent northern African nations.