When you hear the following words by a University deputy rector, there is no doubt, anymore, about where things go:
“We who have positions in power should be 'fascistized'. I don't see how the Greeks can change otherwise. When you overreact, you should get a slap on the face and calm down, as it happens in Germany, Canada, Australia and all the serious countries of the world. We can't vote for laws and not follow them." (http://www.thepressproject.gr/article/69574/Antiprutanis-APTh-Prepei-na-fasistopoiithoume-Na-tros-mia-sfaliara-gia-na-summazeuesai)
The symbolism is very powerful. The traditional factor of resistance against authoritarianism, which is the student community and youth must be dealt through "preventive suppression" prior to the new extreme measures against the majority, according to the timeline of the Greek experiment.
There is no time, or reason, for someone to hide behind moderate expressions. The message must be clear and direct. A member of the academic community speaks directly about the "fascistization" of power and "slap on the face" of a society, being systematically impoverished. Current conditions do not allow the "luxury" to an academic retain his language to a certain level, because the objective goal is finally the "slap", the punishment, the suppression.
The creation of a "serious" society through culture, education and way of behaving becomes unnecessary, and the picture of a man from the academic community who speaks through a fascist way, becomes something of little importance.
The statement belongs to professor Ioannis Tzifopoulos, was made in a local TV channel discussion and revealed by a group of philosophy students. After the revelation, Tzifopoulos resigned as deputy rector of Thessaloniki's Aristotle University.(http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_25/11/2014_544901)
Despite his resignation, also after the reaction of the Students' Association of Philology of Thessaloniki's Aristotle University, the specific statement is of particular "importance" for someone to understand the plans for our future by a system that is driven increasingly faster towards extreme authoritarianism.