Cultural Revolutions

Silence the Opposition

The Socialist Greek government is crafting and carrying out policies that appear to have come straight from the Soviet playbook in efforts to repress the conservative opposition, which came out of last October’s elections heavily wounded.  Those who oppose Greece’s immigration law, which grants citizenship to practically everyone (Al Qaeda has found a new gateway to Europe), are ending up in jail.  The policemen who arrest them are promoted.  Lately, the Socialist ministers have even taken to suppressing political activity on the internet.

Greece’s Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrysohoidis (he loves to apologize through letters to the Wall Street Journal) has talked about an unspecified (and nonexistent) “fascist threat,” in an attempt to appease left-wing extremists while simultaneously intimidating patriots and nationalists.  Even before the new immigration law was voted in by parliament, he tried hard to preempt a negative response.  “Preventive” arrests were reported on a daily basis, while the left intensified its bombing campaign, which finally claimed the life of a 15-year-old Afghan boy and severely injured his mother and sister.

After the last bloody attack, authorities tried to create a diversion by leaking false information about an extreme right-wing organization’s alleged involvement in the incident.  A popular left-wing portal reproduced...

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