posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 10:40 AM
As some of you may know, I have specific theories on when a protest becomes a revolution. Riots happen all the time, crowds come and go, but often it
seems that one event is a catalyst for real and genuine revolution.
I believe that catalyst may have just triggered in Greece.
We know that Greece has been facing some of the largest and most violent protests, and that the government there is not meeting the needs of many
Right now, there are hundreds of thousands of people streaming into Syntagma Square, this is one of the largest protests Athens has seen in the last
year, and it has been triggered by the suicide of man...
Syntagma Square Live Stream
An elderly man approached parliament today, stood outside and shot himself. His suicide note reads...
"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"
If my theories are correct about protest becoming a flashpoint for real revolution, I would suggest that we watch this live stream and wait for the
police response. If it is violent, it will crate a spiral with protesters responding in kind. This is outside parliament, and the chances of the
storming of the building are considerable with increasing numbers of protesters arriving by the minute.
Edit to add: Apologies, it seems that the suicide is a previous event (April), being widely reported as a new death. The protest is a planned march
against austerity measures in Greece.
edit on 7-11-2012 by detachedindividual because: (no reason given)