The Latin Spring has Begun

by John Galt
April 4, 2012 19:20 ET

 

On December 17, 2010, a previously unknown street vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi walked out into the streets of Tunis and in protest of continued government interference and overbearing policies, set himself on fire. This act of self immolation set the entire Arab world on fire, causing romantic Western political imbeciles to think that this action and the political protests which followed were the acts of Islamic versions of George Washington and deserved the unqualified support of governments worldwide.

Fast forward to today, in Athens, Greece.

Dimitris Christoulas could possibly go down in history as the single individual that brings down the European Union and the European Monetary Unit.

Who is Dimitris Christoulas?

Mr. Christoulas was nothing more than a typical retiree in any nation of the world.  He was a seventy-seven year old retired pharmacist. In 1994, he sold his pharmacy, and decided to retire with his wife as many typical middle class citizens do in Western nations. Yet for some reason, his nation, the nation of Greece, elected to enslave itself to a Germanic inspired enslavement to the world of international banking, guaranteeing that generations of Greek citizens would be indebted and working to fulfill obligations set by politicians and banksters within their own country.

Much like what is happening inside the nations of Ireland, Spain, Portugal, and the United States.

At some point in time JUST before 9 a.m. local time, Dimitiris walked up to a tree in the middle of Syntagma Square, pulled a pistol from his pocket and fired a single shot which will be heard around the Western sphere of the financial world. It is not just the fact that this previously unknown individual committed a selfish act to send a message. It was the words he spoke in his suicide note as provided via the Athens News:

“The Tsolakoglou government has annihilated all traces for my survival, which was based on a very dignified pension that I alone paid for 35 years with no help from the state. And since my advanced age does not allow me a way of dynamically reacting (although if a fellow Greek were to grab a Kalashnikov, I would be right behind him), I see no other solution than this dignified end to my life, so I don’t find myself fishing through garbage cans for my sustenance. I believe that young people with no future, will one day take up arms and hang the traitors of this country at Syntagma square, just like the Italians did to Mussolini in 1945” the note said.

For the uninitiated, Premier Tsolakoglou was a Nazi sympathizer and collaborator who ruled over Greece during the almost five year Nazi occupation during World War II.

The political commentary which followed was not shocking as the opposition jumped on the opportunity to highlight the lack of national unity under the current regime (also from the Athens News):

Political reaction was highly vocal throughout Wednesday, with all parties offering their take on the tragic incident.

Laos head Yiorgos Karatzaferis noted in Parliament that the bullet that killed the man in Syntagma, also hit the conscience of the Greek political sphere. “This is not just a person that killed himself”, he said. “This event should make us understand that we have all been behind this, we have all pulled the trigger. What did this man see from us, before deciding to take his own life? He saw shady goings-on, he saw none of those that stole from him and the Greek people go to jail. What else did he see? He saw no help coming his way, as he tried to deal with his loans and debts. What did this man hear from us? He heard that no slack would be given to him, no room to move, while the political parties would get plenty of money. Money they did not deserve”.

“Death isn’t just to die, it’s also to live in despair, with no hope”, New Democracy head Antonis Samaras said of the event, before adding that “incidents like these are what makes the fulfilment of our duty even more important and even more urgent. We must help Greece out of its current state, we must help Greeks escape from despair”.

“We have watched all this time as suicides have escalated dramatically in our country, a product of the disgraceful financial policies followed by New democracy and Pasok”, was Syriza MP Litsa Amanatidou – Pashalidou’s take on the event.

Independent Greeks leader Panos Kamenos called for the suicides of those involved in the country’s current state. “It wasn’t this man who should have commited suicide. Rather, it should have been those politicians that knowingly led Greece to be crushed by this vice”, he said.

Yiannis Dimaras, party leader of the Hellenic Citizens’ Charriot stressed that “those who have voted away all the rights of this country, those who have given our dignity away, are those that are guilty for spilling the blood of this Greek pensioner”.

Dimitris Zafiriadis, party spokesman for the Democratic Alliance said that this action was an indication of the desperation that a large segment of Greek society is currently feeling, as it watches its way of life being violently altered”.

The lead party of the coalition responded with Obama/Merkel like ignorance as to the meaning of this event:

Meanwhile, Pasok MP for Corinthia and former party spokesman Panos Beglitis has come inder heavy fire for his comments while speaking to private television station Skai TV earlier on Wednesday. When asked why no one does anything to help people who are driven to such extremes due to mounting debts, Beglitis repsonded by saying that “in cases like these, we must be very careful when commenting about anything. All I can say, is that this mean was very brave and sensitive. We cannot however connect his suicide with the country’s current financial plight. Besides we do not even know if he amassed the debts, or whether his children had a hand in it”.

The shocked Greek community is issuing calls for a “Syntagma afternoon” later on Wednesday.

The protests began this afternoon. Just like Tunis, the police responded in force, firing tear gas and beating protesters to disperse them.

Greece is now ripe for a leftist or Communist take over and the most dangerous of all potential outcomes for the West as it descends into chaos:

What if Greece elects a radical government, much like the “Arab Spring” nations have?

What if Greece withdraws from the EMU and European Union like Iceland defied the international banking cartel?

What if Greece withdraws from the NATO treaty because of Cyprus and their bitter hatred of their neighbor, Turkey?

None of these questions will be answered today, tomorrow, or next week. However the West, led by the blind arrogance of Germany, the United Kingdom, and United States will assume that these are isolated incidents unworthy of commentary, action, or concern. Spain, Portugal, and Italy will follow Greece in short order, yet most citizens of the Western world will ignore this issue in the drunken summer political slumber.

Much like they did when the Islamist radicals took over the MENA region over the last year.

To read more on today’s events from the Athens News and Ekathimerini, click on the links below:

Note found on Syntagma suicide victim

Pensioner, 77, commits suicide outside Parliament

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