OPINION

Minority fascism

Greek universities and technical colleges are in a state of disgrace and decline. A small minority of students (including some people outside the student community) insist on imposing their own convictions by force. University asylum legislation was first introduced to safeguard academic freedom and not in order to protect people who wish to practice violence, steal or destroy university property that has been acquired with taxpayer money. Rectors now have at their disposal the necessary tools to call for police intervention when faced with blatant violations of the law. The day that the police, members of an institution that represents the lawful state, finally enter university premises in the defense of what is legal will be a moment of great political maturity and responsibility. It’s high time that university professors, students and politicians put up a fight to end the fascism of the small minorities that defy the law, democracy and the state.