Monday, December 8, 2008

Cop Killer

It makes little sense to try & recap what happened on Saturday in Athens - a 15 year old fell dead from a bullet fired by a cop (see here, for example...); the same cop supported (yes, indirectly, thank you - classify under 'reciting lame facts'...) by every one of us paying taxes, every one of us pretending not to notice whenever throngs of armed cops abuse people on the street, every one of us reciting lame facts to suppress the fear that greece is already experiencing a new type of junta, & every one of us who will let this pass & classify it under 'time heals everything.' Time does not heal death, it does not heal the family of the departed, it does not heal the wounds & scars of those who took to the streets to protest & were taken captive by the pigs, & it does not sentence the killer to the maximum sentence allowed by law in one of the greek prisons that his clan guards.

The minister of the interior was reportedly not allowed by the PM to resign. If he is not allowed to step down, maybe the whole fucking government should step down.

I intended to embed the video of Body Count's "Cop Killer" here (whoo! radical!...), but I won't. Instead, I'll quote Italo Calvino from his short story "Beheading The Heads" (translated by Tim Parks) which you can get online in pdf format. & I'll keep reminding myself Douglas Rushkoff's words 'All I see is people who'd like to do something and don't understand why their keyboards can't help them' (written at the time & on the subject of NATO bombing Serbia).

- (...)'So you're happy? Did you hate them? Were they bad leaders?'

- 'No, what gave you that idea?' they exchanged looks of surprise. 'They were good. Or rather, no better and no worse than anyone else. Well, you know what they're like: heads of state, leaders, commanders... to get one of those jobs... '

- 'Still,' one of them said, 'I liked this lot.'

- 'Me too. And me,' others agreed. 'I never had anything against them.'

- 'So aren't you sad they're killing them?' I said.

- 'What can you do? If someone agrees to be a leader he knows how he'll end up. He could hardly expect to die in his bed!'

The others laughed. 'That'd be a fine thing! Someone rules, commands, then, as if nothing had happened, stops and goes back home.' (...)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

this anark pacifist haahahah pacifism peace and destroying windows ahahah..
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tapes gone loose said...

I'm not sure I get what you're talking about. Just in case, though, I'll say that putting all greek leftist-A/A groups in one bag is, unfortunately or not, not possible. My feeling is that the vast majority of the people who protested disapproved of the extreme events on Tuuesday night - & therefore they also had nothing to do with them. Also, some info has surfaced today in the form of images where hooded looters seem to be firmly embedded in the ranks of the greek pigs - this is by far not the first time, either. So, let's be careful with recriminations & the like...

irishdave said...

Having pigs dressed like the protesters is nothing new. Good job they are usually just too carefully mmade-up to be real.
These undercover pigs are usually the ones who do the most extreme over the top damage, giving legitimate protesters a bad image with the press / general public.
Bastards.

tapes gone loose said...

That's exact, dave, it's nothing new... In a case like this, though, it's not even provocative; it's crimimal & other words that I cannot think of. Some reports say that these were the people that started smashing things up on Saturday - STARTED!... May the soil that lines their graves be light, too...

Anonymous said...

Have you read what they're saying on the Xrisi Avyi blogs/fora? Are they claiming any responsibility?

panole8riambos said...

We have to point out here that many members of the extreme right wing are participating behind the cops lines throwing stones to the protesters. In the city of Patras they had fights with the leftists but the media presented them as "angry shop owners/civilians".
The murderers's lawyer stated yesterday that "if the loss of the kid had to be done, is up to justice"...
There was no sign of remorse from the murderers's side from what the lawyer announced.
He was reffering to the kid as "the dead" and presented us with a list full of shit like: the kid was expeled from his school (the school announced this never happened) and that he participated in fights between two football team supporters...
The Greek media, today, are all against the lawyer's attitude.
The lawyer, Alexis Kougias, is a well known guy in the Greek society after he climbed a fence of a tv station a couple of years ago (live on air) and was an every day highlight on tv channels as he accused of his wife for domestic violence etc etc etc.
He also jumped in a football playground to slap the reffery of the match in the face cause he felt
that his football team (he was the owner of F.C. Ioannina)was not well treated.
Thanks for your comment mate.
You're doing a great jop with your blog here.

tapes gone loose said...

This has to be pointed out explicitly, I agree - I'll work on it as soon as my job permits it. There has been a post in patras' (I think) indymedia w/ a caption of a fascist forum where the people there were cheering for the full destruction of an autonomous space - I'll try to find it.

tapes gone loose said...

I did find it - here: http://patras.indymedia.org/front.php3?lang=el&article_id=2953 . The screen caption reads 'The end of yet another hiding place named Versus at Aratou street... Long live the nation.'

Anonymous said...

Cool. Thanks for that. Their involvement cannot be denied seeing as they've claimed the deed on their very own web-site.

I never doubted the fascists were involved but I just know that some people will quibble...

tapes gone loose said...

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