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EYE-BALL’s Harry’s Growl – Is it time for a “French Revolution” style cleanout and beheading of our Political Leaders?

April 6, 2012
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Is it time for a “French Revolution” style cleanout and beheading of our Political Leaders?
The overnight news frenzy over the suicide of a retired 77-year-old  Greek pharmacist has raised the awareness of the bite the Greek austerity measures are inflicting.

This public suicide has propelled protestors to further endeavours to which Greek riot police have been forced to respond.

The ABC story is posted below: [linked here]

Greeks protest after pensioner’s suicide

| By correspondent Lisa Millar, wires | Updated April 06, 2012 09:56:06 |

More protests against austerity measures are being planned in Greece following the suicide of a pensioner who said he could no longer afford to live.

People demonstrating against austerity measures after Dimitris Christoulas’s death have clashed with riot police in Athens in recent days.

Flowers, candles and sympathy notes are being left in the main square, where Mr Christoulas killed himself.

The 77-year-old left a note criticising politicians over the country’s financial crisis.

He said his pension had been cut to a point where it nullified any chance of survival, and wrote he would rather have a decent end than be forced to scavenge in the rubbish to feed himself.

“It’s horrible. We shouldn’t have reached this point. The politicians in parliament who brought us here should be punished for this,” 60-year-old pensioner Anastassia Karanika said.

Greeks have called him a martyr with some protesters saying it was not suicide but state-perpetrated murder.

The conservative newspaper Eleftheros Typos said his act was filled with “profound political symbolism” that could “shock Greek society and the political world and awaken their conscience” before a parliamentary election to determine Greece’s future.

Depression and suicide rates have reportedly increased in Greece as the country introduces tough austerity measures to deal with huge debts.

So far this week, police reported that at least four people have tried to kill themselves because of financial troubles.

New Democracy and PASOK, which have ruled Greece for decades, expressed their sorrow for the tragedy, but political opponents attacked them for joining in the mourning.

“Shame on them. The accomplices responsible for the suffering and despair of the Greek people … should at least keep quiet in the face of the hideous results of the capitalist crisis and their policies, instead of pretending to be saviours and sensitive,” the KKE Communist party said.

Unemployment in Greece has surged to a record 21 per cent – twice the euro zone average – with one out of two young people jobless.

Many Greeks feel ordinary people like Mr Christoulas, a retired pharmacist, are being forced to pay for a crisis that was not of their making.

“When dignified people like him are brought to this state, somebody must answer for it,” said Costas Lourantos, head of the pharmacists union in the Attica region.

This is not an isolated story – but in our modern civilisation it once again shows how Western civilisation is not well placed to cope well with what they are about to face.  Governments will continue with these cutbacks to ensure the Banks firstly lend them the money – and then again  in the aftermath as Governments find ways to repay the new and old debt from shrinking revenue strreams.

This type of depressive dispair is already evidenced across all western civilisation – peole are just not coping with the stress’ being imposed over financial security, and family demands to protect and nurture loved ones.

Governments have caused this mess with Banks and capitalist ideals that produce growth via debt, consumer and Government to create the almighty ‘profit’.

This death is not the first and will not be the last – the people who will survive the carnage to come will be the poor and under privileged who have lived in these forced povery lifestyles most of their lives.  They won’t miss the ‘shopping experience’ fix for depression westerner’s delve into, or the pampering at beauty salons when one discovers their body needs a makeover …

In all seriousness – it is time to revisit history and read the ‘French Revolution’ solution for the ‘upper-class’ who think their above everybody else and immuned to any depression scenario – ‘off with their heads’ I say …

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  1. Herman
    April 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    The following has been sent to me from an anonymous source. It has no author, or basis of verification.

    In as much there are 150 Members of the House of Representatives. There are 76 senators. Therefore there are only 226 members of parliament in Canberra. It must be treated as a joke, but captures our feelings towards politicians generally.

    AFL v NRL. This may open your eyes!

    36 have been accused of spouse abuse
    7 have been arrested for fraud
    19 have been accused of writing bad cheques
    117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
    3 have done time for assault
    71, repeat 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
    14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
    8 have been arrested for shoplifting
    21 currently are defendants in lawsuits and
    84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year

    Can you guess which organization this is? AFL? NRL?

    Neither, it’s the 535 members of the AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT IN CANBERRA.

    The same group of idiots that crank out hundreds of new laws each year, designed to keep the rest of us in line.

    Since the last Federal election several people have approached me to start a new political party. Most are former Labor supporters, tending towards the left. Trying to find a unifying party name is not easy. The Ethical Party.

    Last week to finf the NSW State government embroiled in the Casino Scandal, and the Attorney General Scandal shows that throwing out the ALP did not do much good. We have replaced them with another bunch of duds, with their snouts in the trough.

    An ethical party would be easily diminished simply on political funding.
    There we go…. Socrates again.

    Herman

  2. April 12, 2012 at 6:07 am

    Hello, I just stopped by to visit your blog and thought I’d say thank you.

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