My prayers for the victims, their families and Golden Dawn. Evil is a constant in our world, until the end of days. We mourn it, we grieve it, but we must never despair of it or submit to it.
The escalation was predictable, just as the arrests were. Greece isn’t a democracy, any more than any other Western country. Dissent is allowed as long as it isn’t a serious threat. Normally ridicule serves to keep people in line. Things in Greece are long past that, though, and Golden Dawn represents a serious alternative.
The arrests were an example of how things are officially handled. Give us the man, we’ll find the crime, as the KGB used to say. Civilized government of the Western sort demands some sort of process, which can take years while the dissenter is locked up. Simply shooting people is a Third World or Bolshevik crudity not to be openly countenanced by law school graduates, but that doesn’t mean they don’t regard it as a useful tool. Left-wing terrorism is a basic feature of democracy. “Justice” and “civil rights” can only proceed at so fast a pace in the political process, so if the oppressed get a little agitated and express their frustration, who can blame them? Being a left-wing terrorist is an honorable thing in Europe and the US. Former left-wing terrorists are active in liberal and progressive politics in most of these countries.
Let’s be honest about what we are dealing with. As things get worse, and people lose confidence in the system, we will see more of the antifa violence we are familiar with. But actual murder and other acts of terrorism are not beyond them, in the late 60’s and early 70’s there were thousand of bombings and robberies.
The best way to organize is maintain a non-public profile. How much counterintelligence and security we need is an open question. But we can count on it happening here, and happening to us, if and when things get ugly.