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A new attempt to "domesticate" the Left in Greece

The systemic establishment in panic

by system failure

The well-known representatives of the banking-media dictatorship in Greece have launched recently the propaganda, for one more time, through the propaganda frequencies surrounding the country. (http://failedevolution.blogspot.gr/2014/08/a-country-surrounded-by-propaganda.html) Using the known cliches of the type "there will be no more measures", "we should not disturb the political stability of the country now that walks on the recovery road", etc., they tried again to give false promises and spread the fear to the Greek people, not to vote for an anti-systemic government during possible national elections.

There will be no recovery, of course, no improvement because in reality, they don't care about the recovery of the Greek economy. The only thing that current government-puppet has in mind, is to stay in power by any means until 2016 to complete the experiment, applying every measure from the neoliberal agenda of the Troika lenders.

The government directly intervened in order to prevent broadcasting SYRIZA's leader, Alexis Tsipras, speech at the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair (TITF), by the new supposedly national broadcaster, NERIT. This incident led to a series of resignations of NERIT executives, while it is another indication of increased governmental panic at the increasing possibility of national elections.

Instead of staying calm, the weakened government confirmed that acts under panic through further unnecessary moves. According to some information, there was a new direct intervention by the Greek PM, Antonis Samaras, signaling to the systemic media to "troll" Alexis Tsipras (http://www.tvxs.gr/news/ellada/prothypoyrgika-tilefona-se-idiotika-kanalia-gia-na-min-metadothei-i-omilia-tsipra), while the Deputy Prime Minister and leader of PASOK, Evangelos Venizelos, made a new request to Samaras, asking for the abolishment of the current electoral law, which was voted in the past by his party and gives 50 bonus seats in the parliament to the first party in national elections, even in case that wins the elections by one vote! The first time that Venizelos made such a request was right after the recent euroelections when SYRIZA won. Recent polls have shown that SYRIZA is preceding of Samaras' New Democracy, by 6 percentage units. (http://www.thetoc.gr/eng/politics/article/syriza-leads-new-democracy-by-6-in-new-poll)

These are rather positive signs because they show that the system didn't manage to handle the Left in Greece yet. A Left which appears determined to follow its own policy and restore the real democracy in Greece.

However, the battle is not over yet. There are signs showing that a part of the banking-media establishment in Greece is ready to abandon government to join a possible coalition against Troika's policies with SYRIZA in charge, so that to keep in touch with power. The other part - probably the biggest one - is determined to fight against a possible Left government by all means, forcing it into "humiliating" compromises, or, throwing it from power so that other neoliberal forces to complete the experiment.

Tsipras' declarations from TITF (http://www.macropolis.gr/?i=portal.en.economy.1501), beyond their substantial meaning, are a good tactic move because they put government to a more difficult position as it will be forced to oppose Troika, playing its last card to retain a chance to win again in possible national elections. These declarations also force moderate government MPs to confront those who are totally faithful to the neoliberal agenda, bringing further instability to the already weakened government coalition.

However, because current government has a specific "mission", which is to complete the experiment in Greece, there is another possibility, which is to proceed in further cruel measures, in order to deliver chaos to a potential Left government (http://failedevolution.blogspot.gr/2014/01/the-tactics-of-artificial-destruction.html), so that to force such government to retreat from most of its initial declarations and probably abandon power very fast, giving it to supposedly new political formations-creations of the systemic establishment (http://adiritos.blogspot.gr/2014/05/a-banking-media-establishment-creation.html), so that these to take the responsibility to finish the experiment.

The press conference of SYRIZA in TITF, beyond Tsipras' declarations, had characteristics of a systemic party in power. The system has probably understood that SYRIZA won't lose power soon, so the only option is to persist in a "retouch" operation for the Left (http://failedevolution.blogspot.gr/2014/01/a-retouch-operation-for-left.html), trying to transform it to a more systemic-friendly political power.

However, despite the known propaganda by various systemic "parrots", a significant part of the Greek people who want to escape from the neoliberal catastrophe, would never like to see a transformed Left - as happened to the former "Socialistic" PASOK in Greece and "Social Democratic" European parties - to end being under total control by the banking-corporate lobbies.

Today's conditions are such that, the Left in Greece could not be able to change the course of the class-war in favor of the majority by itself. It could trigger, however, a general rise of the Left in Europe which could block, for a start, Europe's catastrophic course towards the new, brutal Feudalism.

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