OPINION

On the road to destruction

Can a society self-destruct? Yes, it most definitely can and the way Greece is headed right now it is a very real possibility that it will. Here we have a state and a society that allow a handful of nihilistic hooligans to torch the city and cause the deaths of three citizens. We have the leadership of the country’s second biggest political party opting for a populist line of rhetoric and failing to answer a simple question on whether or not it will support the government’s economic recovery plan. We see a society that is mad, and justifiably so, and we see it going down an ill-advised path. Then we see the government, caught in the grips of panic, contributing to the populist fever and pouring more oil over the fire. Greece is at the most crucial point of its post-1974 history and whether we destroy ourselves or not, whether we go bankrupt or not, depends not just on our political leadership, but also on every single one of us individually and collectively.