OPINION

Ballots and institutions

Clearly there are those who fantasize about the possibility of a repetition of the landmark events that led to the student uprising against the Greek military dictatorship in Athens back in 1973.

These people are currently urging students and university staff to help this happen as they believe that the coalition government can be overturned through mass mobilization.

They are hugely mistaken. This is because Greece in 2013 has nothing to do with the Greece of 1973, the country is now a democracy and its laws are approved by Parliament.

These ideas are nothing but obsessive, sick fantasies, which leave Greeks – people who are being put to the test and not listening to the sirens of revolt and calls to violence – completely indifferent.

In Greece today, change comes through casting your vote at the ballot box and through democratic institutions alone.