“The Coming Insurrection” in Greece

by Ryan on March 4, 2010

in Blogs,Culture,Economy,Europe,Pop Culture,Tyranny

Last week I posted on the violence in Greece due to the first signs of the collapsing of the Bismarckian welfare state, which has been the norm in Europe for a hundred years.  The significance of this and the rest of the PIIGS in Europe is that the trends facing Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain will affect the rest of the EU and eventually the USA as the bills for our entitlements outweigh our ability to pay for them.

Well, today there was some new insight into the violent protests in Greece and the protean unrest in Portugal.  Apparently, those funding and organizing the youth protests are labor unions with connections to the Communist Party of Greece.  It’s been said many times that while America’s unrest is focused against an out of control government, in Europe the unrest is focused on keeping big government strong enough to prop-up the special interests (the communist-leaning labor unions in the case of Greece).  That, at least, gives us a little hope.

Glenn Beck has been way ahead on the issue reviewing the radical book, The Coming Insurrection, last July which says that the capitalist system is dying and must eventually collapse through all means necessary, including street action and violence.  Sounds like the old communist mantra back during the early 1900s.  Here are excerpts from the official “Product Description” at Amazon (the bold words and phrases were altered by me), which struck me as very relevant given the recent events in Greece and the communist connections now coming to light:

The Coming Insurrection is an eloquent call to arms arising from the recent waves of social contestation in France and Europe…. One of its members more adequately described the group as “the name given to a collective voice bent on denouncing contemporary cynicism and reality.” The Coming Insurrection is a strategic prescription for an emergent war-machine to “spread anarchy and live communism.”

Written in the wake of the riots that erupted throughout the Paris suburbs in the fall of 2005 and presaging more recent riots and general strikes in France and Greece, The Coming Insurrection articulates a rejection of the official Left and its reformist agenda, aligning itself instead with the younger, wilder forms of resistance that have emerged in Europe around recent struggles against immigration control and the “war on terror.”

Hot-wired to the movement of ’77 in Italy, its preferred historical reference point, The Coming Insurrection formulates an ethics that takes as its starting point theft, sabotage, the refusal to work, and the elaboration of collective, self-organized forms-of-life.

There could be a much larger problem on their hands in Europe than anyone thinks.

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