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Probably one of my most concise, rapid and brief responses to another commenter on The Guardian website regarding the hunger strike of a Greek activist (I’m not judging right and wrong here, mind you.)

It just fell from my lips.

To those who try to isolate the intellectuals of Exarchia as some sort of deviant group in Greek society that does nothing more than hang-out at cafes is absurd. ALL Greeks love cafes. It’s a staple of Greek society. And if it bothers you that they are political activists, come visit the U.S. and see their (educated) peers who labor at low-wage jobs to barely survive and are the equivalent of political zombies (for now) and tell me the youth should just shut-up and put-up with the crap of the establishment. That’s what makes them special. They think.

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