Sunday, December 6, 2009

Greek Government Acts to Repress Anarchists

The Greek government has arrested 101 individuals for no apparent crime prior to the violent protests today. Apparently this is just the first of many other planned crack-downs by the socialist Greek government on groups of anarchists:
The bourgeois media report that this is a first leg of an operation involving storming many anarchist havens around the city.
Well, thankfully Hayek was wrong in that socialism obviously does not lead to fascism. One of the linked articles also mentions:
10.000 cops are reported to be in operation in Athens for the prevention of riots.
Doesn't sound like a police state to me.

13 comments:

Christopher Furlong: said...

Greece has always been a right-wing police state. Read its Cold War history.

Josh said...

What makes it a "right-wing" police state as a opposed to simply a police state?

Christopher Furlong: said...

Because the cause of the police state was right-wing, Nazis politicians, duh.

Josh said...

what makes a Nazi right-winged?

Christopher Furlong: said...

Their conservative, nationalist, racist, militaristic machinations.

Josh said...

So Mao and Stalin were right-wing?

Christopher Furlong: said...

"So Mao and Stalin were right-wing?"

I am of the opinion that Stalin was definitely right-wing. And although I think Mao was left, he was not a conservative, nor racist. Again, you fail. It is the causes that make someone left or right. Cause is the very definition of those terms.

Josh said...

What is a "conservative"?

Christopher Furlong: said...

Look it up in a dictionary! I am not your dictionary!

Josh said...

"Conservative" can mean many different things. I would just like to know which definition you are applying to it.

Christopher Furlong: said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservative

Josh said...

So Mao wasn't "conservative" or racist, but he was militaristic and nationalist?

Christopher Furlong: said...

He was miltaristic, and nationalist, yes. Hence the invasion of Tibet and the Long March as leader of the Red Army. Yup, militaristic. Hitler, however, militarized the entire population to take over the world, which had a different cause. He was also a racist.

So, to conclude, Mao's leading a military state was due to the left-wing movement that allowed for the formation of a Red Army, and his invasion of Tibet was due to his nationalist outlook: that Tibet was part of China. Neither of these causes qualify him as a fascist. Mao was a communist authoritarian.