Saturday, April 23, 2016

New Democracy's Mitsotakis: The same old reactionary, neoliberal and anticommunist rhetoric

Some of the most reactionary theories of the bourgeoisie were used by New Democracy's leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis during his speech on the party's 10th congress. The congress of New Democracy (Nea Dimokratia) started on Friday in the midst of a controversy created by its president's decision to dismantle and re-organise the conservative party's youth-wing. 

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In his speech Mitsotakis, son of former Prime Minister Konstantinos Mitsotakis, once again promoted the idea of "private initiative" in economy saying among other things: "For us, development means private initiative, means investments, means to support the honest and conscionable businessmen, means the exculpation of profit and entrepreneurship". Of course, the New Democracy leader didn't say that the notion of private profit is the base of a policy that destroys peoples' rights for the sake of large corporations and monopolies.

Apart from spreading his provocative neoliberal, antipeople views, Mitsotakis refered to the so-called "two extremes theory": "We stand against to leveling egalitarianism (sic). Because the political extremes, from fascism to communism, want everyone to be the same". On the same time, the New Democracy leader focused on the logic of "class collaboration" in an effort to convince people that they must oblige to the rules of capitalist exploitation.

"The unemployed, the working people, the businessmen must understand that their interest for the exit from the crisis is common; that's what we are seeking for" he said, as if there are no conflicting class interests. 

In his effort to convince Greece's bourgeoisie that his party is a better manager of the Capital's interest, Mitsotakis attacked the SYRIZA-ANEL government. He blamed the government of Tsipras for "adventurism" and "incapacity" adding that the current government is "the most dangerous since the restoration of Democracy (1974)"

"We don't only want to win the elections, we want to change Greece" he underlined.