From A Voice for Men, a comment of a Greek reader on the article “We are all being watched”:
OK, this is going to be a long one…
Guys, this is just going to get more brutal as you guys keep exposing the status quo for what it is.
In Greece most bloggers have moved their blogs as far away from Greek Servers as possible. Why? Because Greek Servers are subject to Greek Laws and according to Greek Law you can’t speak against Public Officials, the Greek Orthodox church, and dead people among other things. The head of the biggest blogging company in Greece was arrested and had his servers confiscated all just because another blogger wrote something that bothered some big-head honcho in politics.
What this basically means is that you are starting to make some very bad and powerful people piss their pants.
I am going to give a bit of info on what is going on in my country right now in order for you to draw some conclusions…
Greece right now is on the verge of collapse. The politicians that have ruined my country are still in charge, but they are deathly afraid to go out without at least a hundred bodyguards because they know that they will get lynched if they set their foot anywhere near the people that they screwed for all this time. And so are the journalists that sucked the big-money cock all these years. What these morons never realized, is that in the end, big-money is only loyal to itself, and when all this is over they will inevitably be on their own opposite the very people they kept fucking all those years.
The people don’t trust the media, the viewer ratings of all the major channels are at an all-time low. All the major newspapers are at the point of bankruptcy and are trying to lure buyers by offering pirated DVDs and coupons. The majorly trusted news providers are the blogs. As the Greek government gets more scared it puts more legislation trying to gag them. People are getting “preventively” arrested in order to not “cause trouble”. Rights are being violated, people are getting killed (the head of one of the biggest news-blogs in Greece was assassinated by a “terrorist group”).
We are now effectively a police-state. And, as the oppression goes on, the police becomes even more monstrous. A commonly known secret are what we call the “Known Unknowns”, who are basically people whose job is to infiltrate peaceful protests, cause trouble (i.e. riots, looting etc), and give the police an excuse to start beating civilians up. The fact that those guys never get arrested makes people suspect that they are in fact part of the police force (something which is further reinforced by a growing number of YouTube videos of them getting chummy with the riot squads).
What is mostly worrying is that the Greek people are just plain fucking sick and tired. They have been beaten into submission. They kept protesting for over a year, and had the living shit beat out of them, shot with rubber bullets, dowsed with tear gas and tazed. All those protests in the end changed nothing. The Greek politicians still sold everything out and the big-heads moved their money abroad where it won’t be touched. We are currently in a sort of mental coma, searching for that shock that is going to pull us out of if.
I am telling you all this because, in many ways, our past foretells your future.
Expect police raids, expect confiscation of servers, expect censorship, gag-orders and further harassment as your movement gains ground. Expect even the internet to be shut down at some point. And, yes, expect even beatings and assassinations when all else fails.
Expect infiltrators trying to make you look like a bunch of thugs. Expect your own version of “Known Unknowns” trying to turn your peaceful protests into a police beat-up party. Expect fake “MRAs” advocating extreme positions in order to make you look bad. Expect false accusations, and “preventative arrests”. Expect the establishment to try to break you.
I’m not saying “be scared”. I am saying “be prepared”.