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The red line

By Nikos Xydakis

September 18, 2013, must be seen as a wake-up call for Greek democracy, the countrys institutions and its citizens.

The murder of 34-year-old musician Pavlos Fyssas in Keratsini by extremists is the culmination in a wave of violent activities over the past few days which began with attacks on Greek Communist Party members in Perama carried out by alleged supporters of Golden Dawn.

This is not about the display of power and leadership on the streets of symbolically working class neighborhoods; this is not a war between hooligans. This is a case of destabilizing the rule of law, a practical denial of democracy, a logical extension of the political practices of those who deny the Holocaust and that people were killed at the Athens Polytechnic uprising against the junta in 1973.

Fascism exists as an element of violence and confrontation which seeks the complete extermination of the Enemy, of the Other. All of this points to the destruction of democracy and the Final Solution.

The constitutional powers must assess this historical threat and respond to it politically and unambigiously, while the Greek Republic, through its institutions, must act swiftly and effectively, using all legal means.

Even a crisis has its red lines.

ekathimerini.com , Wednesday September 18, 2013 (12:18)  
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