He announced his decision in a lengthy post and, with a photo from Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms, explains his reasons for leaving
Nikos Belavilas, NTUA professor, candidate for parliament in the national elections and candidate for mayor in 2019 for the municipality of Piraeus, also left SYRIZA.
Nikos Bellavilas, in the long post accompanying the cover of the book “A Farewell to Arms” by Ernest Hemingway, explains the reasons for leaving SYRIZA.
“Comrades and comrades, it goes no further. I fought for it a lot, I didn’t want to sign a withdrawal text”, he says in his Facebook post, while making special reference to his path to the Left and the violent splits he has experienced.
Declaring “so too old in age and mind for another split” as well as “too old to claim infallibility”, Nikos Belavilas mentions his decision to go “to his home”.
“Let’s not talk about it: It doesn’t go any further! “My home” as we used to say. There is a lot to do there. In the university, in the environment, in human solidarity, in the protection of monuments, in Piraeus. Everyone is assigned. At least having the feeling that you are contributing something to society… and saving yourself from the psychiatrist”, he wrote.
“I enlisted in the Left in September 1974. And there’s no way I’m going anywhere else. Farewell applies to the party member’s weapons. Not of the left-wing citizen. Good match, and there will be one day”, he concludes.
The entire post of Nikos Bellavila: My dear comrades and comrades, it goes no further. I fought a lot, I didn’t want to sign a resignation letter. I grew up with the echoes of two terrible violent splits, Tashkent of ’55 and that of ’68. Then I had the good fortune to experience the great splits of the youth, myself of “Riga Feraios” and of B’ Panhelladiki, and next to us the friends, the roommates of his student years, of KNE and PASOK Youth, of the organizations of outside the Left.
For those of you who ignore those little stories, the entire Post-colonialism is a big theater of divisions, erasures, secessions. We all knew the truth that “others” were unaware of. The imposition of our “own” truth was done with wood in the assemblies, in the auditoriums, in the poster-pasting, in the gatherings and in the demonstrations. Who will take the microphone, who will cover the slogan of the opponent, who will be imposed on the union, the club, the club. We are talking about the Left, of course, parliamentary and extra-parliamentary. Those who haven’t experienced it, don’t know what it means to break up. Then EAR-KKEsot-AA, SYN-KKE, until the mass departures in 2010 and 2015.
Both the violence, formerly wild physical, physical and today verbal on the internet, as well as the possession of the infallibility of the “enlightened” are characteristic of a fanaticism of the Left that comes from the distant times of revolutions. It can’t be beat. It is contained in the genetic code of all the collectives that wanted to change the world in the last three centuries.
We find it exactly the same again in the primal conflicts of millennia of religious sects and sects that still survive.
So too old in age and mind for another split. Too old to claim infallibility.
Let’s not count: It doesn’t go any further! “My home” as we used to say. There is a lot to do there. In the university, in the environment, in human solidarity, in the protection of monuments, in Piraeus. Everyone is assigned. At least with the feeling that you offer something to society… and save yourself from the psychiatrist.
I enlisted in the Left in September 1974. And there’s no way I’m going anywhere else. Farewell applies to the party member’s weapons. Not of the left-wing citizen. Good luck, and there will be someday.
PS I don’t want to spoil it for you, but it’s obvious that nonsense and bad comments will end this nice relationship of “friends” we have here for whoever attempts it.
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