A man shot himself yesterday in the very center of Athens. He is the latest in hundreds of suicides during and because of the crisis. Dimitris Christoulas chose the place (Syntagma Square) and the time (rush hour) to pass his message. Many have called Christoulas “the Greek Bouazizi“. Christoulas’ message was handwritten on the note below.
The handwritten note that was found on Dimitris Christoulas
Here’s a translation of it:
The collaborationist Tsolakoglou government has annihilated my ability for my survival, which was based on a very dignified pension that I alone (without any state sponsoring) paid for 35 years.
Since my advanced age does not allow me a way of a dynamic reaction (although if a fellow Greek was to grab a Kalashnikov, I would be the second after 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 (Piazza Loreto in Milan).
Note: Georgios Tsolakoglou was a Greek military officer who became the first Prime Minister of the Greek collaborationist government during the Axis Occupation in 1941-1942.
Posted in Society
Tagged Athens, Dimitris Christoulas, Georgios Tsolakoglou, Greece, Greek crisis, Kalashnikov, Mussolini, Piazza Loreto, Prime Minister, suicides, Syntagma square
I always thought it was interesting to see and compare the newspaper front pages in a specific day of a great event. So here are a selection of what the most popular newspapers printed in their front pages on the day the Greek haircut was announced.
Title: German tank brings a new Memorandum (a term by which the troika sponsored round of measures have been known)
Subtitle: The Merkel Doctrine: new measures and constant supervision
Title: Haircut of national dignity
Subtitle: Greece under custody
Title: The great night of Brussels for banks and supervision
Title: Eurozone-Greece: carrot and stick
Title: 50% haircut: night long battle between Merkel and the banks
Subtitle: The French and the Germans were deciding while Papandreou was watching
Title: The government of Memoranda has exhausted all its tricks and is dragged to the ballot box; Elections on the 4th of December
Subtitle: Greece under foreign administration and with even more poverty
Title: The Tsolakoglou government has accepted the permanent occupation by the troika
Subtitle: Treacherous submission of the Germans’ puppets
(Georgios Tsolakoglou was a Greek military officer who became the first Prime Minister of the Greek collaborationist government during the Axis Occupation in 1941-1942)
Posted in Newspapers
Tagged Aggelioforos, Avriani, Dimokratia, Eleftheros Tipos, Eleftherotypia, Ethnos, Georgios Tsolakoglou, Greek newspapers, haircut, Memorandum, newspapers, Vradini