An 77 year old pensioner committed suicide at Syntagma Square in front of the Greek Parliament. At his suicide note he wrote that he chose 'a dignified end to starting to scavenge for food in garbage bins or becoming a burden' to his children.
He is not the only one. In Greece and Italy suicides of desperate sane people are becoming a very frequent event that does not appear at the News Channels anymore. Most chose the privacy of their homes and families usually do not publicise details.
But his elderly pharmacist chose this very public place and time, -very early in the morning, with busy people hurrying around- as a final protest gesture, his only way of protest, as he wrote.
Something is obviously very wrong when decent law abiding citizens reach such desperation. The first duty of a government at times of peace is the protection and general well-being of the citizens.
Politicians that ignore this fact are unethical and consequently should automatically lose any claim to the right to govern.