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“Deport AIDS-carrying migrant female prostitutes” – or, Nazi discourse for dummies
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The minister of health, Andreas Loverdos, was present at a “workshop for the promotion of public health” in Athens yesterday, December 15, 2011.
The minister comes from the social-democrat PASOK party, and he has ambitions of becoming its next leader and then possibly enough, a future prime minister.
Loverdos described “unregistered prostitution as a huge problem for the city, and its relationship with the spreading of AIDS”.
He emphasised that this is a “problem affecting the Greek family, as the spreading runs “from the undocumented female migrant to the Greek male customer, to the Greek family” … and he concluded by demanding:
“female prostitutes carrying the AIDS virus must be deported from the country”.
(source: Eleftherotypia daily)
In only a handful of words, Loverdos managed what would have been inconceivable only a few years ago.
He has managed to encapsulate a Nazi-like discourse treating women, migrants and patients all as human trash that need be expelled from public view and from “our” lives as a whole.
Along with him, the subservient mayor of IMF-run Athens, Kaminis (elected on a premise of civil society, remember) signed a memorandum of agreement with the minister.
If one were to visit the minister’s personal webpage, they would find the top page feature being an article on “the new identity of Olympiakos”, a popular football team in Greece.
At the time when public health is being dismantled bit by bit across the country, a discourse treating segments of the population as unwanted garbage is perfectly combined with an ode to the spectacle — it should only be expected to be so.
Until the moment, of course, when people reveal garbage such as Loverdos for what they truly are, and wipe them out of existence.
That moment cannot come soon enough.