Finding the antidote

A Greek air force fighter pilot was killed in the line of duty and whereas the news appears to have shocked the vast majority of the Greek public, a minority saw fitting to mock the young man’s death by posting controversial messages on social media.

Much of the responsibility for this sort of attitude lies with politicians and pundits who over the previous years fed the beast of populism and indiscriminate indignation.

It’s extremely hard to contain this phenomenon – one that has a doubtless poisonous effect on public discourse.

In any case, the country’s political class, or at least its more sober and responsible representatives, must think seriously about how this kind of thing can be curbed.