“Our democracies are increasingly captured by a ruling class that seeks to perpetuate its privileges.” Steve Hilton, the former advisor of David Cameron writes in his new book and as an insider and ex-chum of the British elite knows very well what he writes about.
The chumocracy doesn’t happen only in the ‘best families’ (see Britain), it was the main ingredient of the Greek Society and the main reason of the existing unprecedented Media war against the new government (Syriza). What actually they want to say is ”Heeeeelp us , we are losing our privileges!”. The two political parties – Pasok and New Democracy were exchanging power for years and years. The MPs had their own friendly Media executives, journalists authors… All of them were attending the same parties, dinners and other social events in the small circle of Athens and through this socializing one chum was helping the other chum to go up the ladder of success in their particular field.
The Greek journalist and Authors -in general the Greek intelligentsia whose theoretical job was to challenge those with political power they remained silent all those years as formidable members “my big fat Greek fan party”.
The Greek powerful elite followed exactly the three strategies that Steve Hilton writes about in order to remain in power.
1. First they convince us that what is good for them is good for us all.
2. Anything that challenges their position will be fatal for the prospects of the country.
3. They persuade us that the real enemies are those at the bottom of the pile.
Concerning the latter, one of the Greek authoress and part of the chumocracy – also assistant professor in the University of Athens (a post very difficult to get in if you don’t have a good connection)- had attacked on the social media one of the youngest of the bottom pile who refused to pay the bus ticket and she referred him as “sponger”. She tried to twist and repel her own bullying but it was too late. The bottom of the pile was too angry.
The more the shoutings and swearing on the Greek Social Media from the old group of chumocracy against the government the more is the reassurance of the dismantling the old establishment of journalists, foreign correspondents, media communicators, authors…
At the end of the day, this is a step forward for the Greek society.