Greece: The Freedom-of-Speech Canary Died

In coalmines, from 1911 to 1986, canaries operated as an early warning system for the leakage of hazardous gases. Whenever the birds showed signs of distress, the miners knew trouble was coming.

Greece has deep problems. Greece is presently in the “coalmine” of an endless economic and immigration crisis.

This month, for the first time, there was a request to activate an anti-racist law, passed in September 2014, against a Greek citizen who also has institutional status.

The coalition government of Alexis Tsipras (SYRIZA) and Panos Kammenos (Independent Greeks) asked the district attorney to prosecute the Bishop of Chios Island, Markos Vasilakis, because he dared to say, during a sermon, that the thousands of people who recently arrived from Turkey on the island of Chios are illegal migrants, and not Syrian refugees.

  • tom_billesley

    Many Greeks looked on the earlier influx of invaders and their passage northwards through the Balkans with equanimity, provided they kept moving. Spending by aid agencies even boosted the economy a bit. That attitude won’t survive a permanent colonization of Greece.

  • simus1

    In the last election Greeks elected marxist idiots spouting nonsense instead of looking in the mirror at their lunatic selves. Now the choice narrows to getting real and modernizing their corrupt country socially and economically to work through the pain that can no longer be avoided.
    Their country is in effect, becoming Venezuela minus the oil and run by even less competent thieves.

  • ontario john

    Hitler would be so proud. One of the first things you do is silence the Christian church. No one is allowed to speak out against islam, or the political and media elites will grind you into the dirt.

  • vwVwwVwv
    • Surele Surele

      That is too hilarious! The original used to be my motto (the perpetual optimist that I am). Not anymore. Thanks to you, I found a new one

      • vwVwwVwv

        its not my invention, i have just robbd it somwere, 😉

        • Surele Surele

          Well, I robbed it further and it’s mine now.

          • vwVwwVwv

            welcome. 😉

  • canminuteman

    They must have gone mental in Greece. Given Greek history with the Turks, you’d think they would be a little bit more cautious about who they let in there territory.

    • Alain

      I suggest it is more the case of the Greeks, like most in Western Europe, have a fascination or even love affair with communism/fascism. Given the choice they always default to some brand of marxism.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Good to hear some members of the Catholic Clergy can still think straight. Bad to hear how fucking stupid Greece’s Marxist arsehole government is…

    • Surele Surele

      just like any other marxist government out there.

      • Justin St.Denis

        You noticed that, too! 😉

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Things will change with the Golden Dawn.