Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

April 6, 2012

Statement of Greek pensioner who killed himself outside parliament

Filed under: Greece — louisproyect @ 6:27 pm

This traitorous occupation government literally annihilated my ability to survive — which had been based on a decent pension, for which I had paid into (without any government help) for 35 years.

I am of an age that prevents me from offering a decent individual response (without of course ruling out the possibility of being the second person to take arms, should one person decide to do so).

I find no solution other than a dignified end, before resorting to going through garbage in order to cover my nutritional needs.

One day, I believe, the youth with no future will take up arms and hang the national traitors at Syntagma square, just like the Italians did with Mussolini in 1945 (at Milan’s Piazzale Loreto).

–Dimitris Christoulas, Syntagma, Athens, April 4th, 2012

4 Comments »

  1. Damn. All I can say is Markos Vafiades is rolling in his grave.

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

    Comment by Karl Friedrich — April 7, 2012 @ 12:47 am

  2. Sounds like he was writing about the United States because we have the same issues here. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen dumpster divers many of them older and I live in one of the most affluent counties in America. Hard to be a poor person in this heartless bourgeois utopia. I know because I’m one of them.

    Comment by Deborah Jeffries — April 7, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

  3. […] only person who has recently killed themselves because of their personal and economic distress. In his handwritten statement, he concluded: . . . . One day, I believe, the youth with no future will take up arms and hang the […]

    Pingback by The Death of Dimitris Christoulas | SHOAH — April 8, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

  4. How sad it is that this man felt there was no way out and hopelessness. While the press in America continues to lie about the improving job market, people like me search classifieds and web and see how few jobs are available. I can relate to this man as I feel a sense of hopelessness but I would never give our capitalist dictatorship the satisfaction of pushing me into an early death. I have only begun to fight!

    Comment by Deborah Jeffries — April 10, 2012 @ 11:16 pm


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