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Class War For Idiots / April 10, 2012
By Kostas Kallergis

This article is cross-posted from When the Crisis Hits the Fan…

A man shot himself on April 4th in the very center of Athens. He is the latest in hundreds of suicides during and because of the crisis. Dimitris Christoulas chose the place (Syntagma Square) and the time (rush hour) to pass his message. Many have called Christoulas “the Greek Bouazizi“. Christoulas’ message was handwritten on the note below.

Here’s a translation of it:

The collaborationist Tsolakoglou [see note below —eXiled] government has annihilated my ability for my survival, which was based on a very dignified pension that I alone (without any state sponsoring) paid for 35 years.

Since my advanced age does not allow me a way of a dynamic reaction (although if a fellow Greek was to grab a Kalashnikov, I would be the second after him), I see no other solution than this dignified end to my life, so I don’t find myself fishing through garbage cans for my sustenance.

I believe that young people with no future, will one day take up arms and hang the traitors of this country at Syntagma square, just like the Italians did to Mussolini in 1945 (Piazza Loreto in Milan).

Note: Georgios Tsolakoglou was a Greek military officer who became the first Prime Minister of the Greek collaborationist government during the Axis Occupation in 1941-1942.

Kostas Kallergis is freelance journalist from Athens who runs the blog When the Crisis Hits the Fan

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  • 1. Dammerung  |  April 10th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Capitalist-est site ever Zero Hedge had this translated the day it happened. Where are you?

  • 2. bevis  |  April 10th, 2012 at 6:34 pm


  • 3. Strelnikov  |  April 10th, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    @1 what the fuck is up w/all of this like “omg U don’t update quickly enough for me” bullshit? fuck U then if is not fast enough why the fuck you dont donate so they can get their own translator fucken no good kraut asshole

  • 4. gc  |  April 10th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    @ 1

    He’s over on When the Crisis Hits the Fan, where this article was posted on the day of the event.

    I’d ask where your brain is, but the answer to that one is obvious. (Would be obvious even if you’d stopped after the Wagner reference of a user name.)

  • 5. Zhu Bajie  |  April 10th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    “I believe that young people with no future, will one day take up arms and hang the traitors of this country at Syntagma square, just like the Italians did to Mussolini in 1945 (Piazza Loreto in Milan).”

    Words for US 1%ers to contemplate.

  • 6. Strelnikov  |  April 10th, 2012 at 10:32 pm


    Stop stealing my Goddamn name you scemfuc!!

  • 7. Strelnikov  |  April 10th, 2012 at 10:32 pm


  • 8. Hick  |  April 11th, 2012 at 3:14 am

    This *was* translated weeks ago … I’m at fault for not getting the samizdat hot off the presses to this site – by email I guess? If anyone would read it? – right away.

    Or is it YOUR fault?

    Of course, it wasn’t translated weeks ago because he only recently killed himself, but anyway, I’m the guy who said “I was into [name of band] years ago before you were” like “I was into Guided By Voices back in the early 1970s, before it was cool and before they ever knew they’d ever form a band 20 years later, that’s how cool I am”

  • 9. Strelnikov  |  April 11th, 2012 at 7:08 am

    I’m Strelnikov.

  • 10. Strelnikov  |  April 11th, 2012 at 8:03 am

    No, I’m Strelnikov.

  • 11. Strelnikov  |  April 11th, 2012 at 8:24 am

    I’m Strelnikov, yes, I’m the real Streln, all you other Strelnikovs are just imitating, so won’t the real Streln please leave a comment, please leave a comment.

  • 12. MikeJake  |  April 11th, 2012 at 9:58 am


    Honestly, I’d settle for the tarring and feathering of numerous deserving assholes in the town square.

  • 13. DrunktankDan  |  April 11th, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Does strelnikov actually translate into anything or is it just a name?

  • 14. Strelnikov  |  April 11th, 2012 at 11:55 am


  • 15. Strelnikov  |  April 11th, 2012 at 11:57 am

    We three
    When all our dongs are done
    And the stream of choad
    Has veiled the murky air
    With paws of alabaster

    Which the son sucks upwards
    Then we shall dance
    All thy dongs
    Around thy tomb

    And over the piled twinks
    I will lift my limbs
    High with each step
    And all the folk who’ll see me there

    Yea, all who from afar only my shadow see will say
    For a great queen
    All his dicks and balls
    Hold high festival and fabulous revel.

  • 16. eau de Katyń  |  April 11th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Interesting how CNN describes the MLK wrongful death verdict: not as preponderant evidence in a judicial proceeding, but as “persuading” a jury [of TN rubes]; and with no mention of the 70 PER CENT responsibility assigned to the fucking government for the plot to kill King. Do me a favor, kick me in the nuts next time I’m tempted to trust this totalitarian mafiya state. Yep, I’ll place all my trust in privatized Government Inc. — I’ll own some shares in it, too! Dynamic reaction, hmm, tell me more.

  • 17. eau de Katyń  |  April 11th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Privatized Government, What the fuck are you talking about? Who the fuck thinks the answer to state criminality and repression is privatized government? [put more funny shit here under some paranoiac assumption that everybody that hates this failed state works for Koch]

  • 18. The Real Strelnikov  |  April 11th, 2012 at 5:21 pm


    It’s a Russian surname, it means the “hunter.”

    @All the fake Strelnikovs

    HA! Not really funny. Of all the motherfuckers in the world, you are all the motherfuckest.

    On the original post; when Greece is taken by the Revolution, they need to make a Statue of the Victims of the Euro with a plaque that has all the names of the people who killed themselves because of the Greek economy. Mr. Christoulas’ name needs to be on that statue.

  • 19. RanDomino  |  April 11th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    @16 I’m a cheapskate, unlike the AEC. Everyone who thinks this government is bullshit is a libertard.

  • 20. captain america  |  April 11th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    i guess “strelnikov” could mean “shooters” in russian, couldn’t it? someone who knows russian better than me might be able to comment.

  • 21. Fedor Pidor  |  April 12th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Stop lying you fuck, Strelnikov doesn’t mean hunter, it means shooter.

    Hunter = Oxotnikov, from noun OXOTA / HUNT

    Shooter = Strelnikov, from verb STRELAT / TO SHOOT

  • 22. Strelnikov  |  April 12th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    guess dumbshit “nazi” hunter doesn’t even know what his fucking name means. big surprise.

    doesn’t limonov warrant an entry on your blog? you fucking limey shit. you scum. birth defects like southgate fuck your ass for all eternity, boring lefty.

  • 23. Van Driessen  |  April 12th, 2012 at 9:40 pm


    What on earth could prompt so much hate? Care to tell us exactly what the heck you’re talking about?

    Exchanges like this concern me. It’s very hard to get a handle on the hurt our words can cause when we are separated by computer screens. Such abusive, violent text has an effect on people, especially when it concerns written work that they’ve poured so much of themselves into. Anyone who has read Mark’s book – I mean really read it – and taken it seriously should be concerned about the effects of bullying, which is exactly what you are doing.

    I just can’t imagine an internet offense so great that it could warrant ethnic slurs like “limey shit,” mean epithets like “scum,” or really tasteless stuff like “fuck your ass for all eternity.” Really! A little more temperance, please.

  • 24. Zhu Bajie  |  April 12th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    The Three Strelnikovs, like the Three Christs of Ypsilanti?

  • 25. Mudplanet  |  April 15th, 2012 at 8:34 am

    The personal life is dead in the European Union.

    A knife may look harmless when set down next to a fork and spoon.

  • 26. mlrky  |  April 15th, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I do not take seriously those who choose to abbreviate “you” as “u” and “are” as “r”. It’s lazy and insulting.

  • 27. nestore  |  April 15th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    @ 15…wow…Mad Libs…those were funny when i was 16……
    oh, i get it. Get off the damn internet NOW mister, and do your homework! and stop using all the hot water up in the shower when you want to jerk off.

  • 28. Urda  |  April 15th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    There is nothing dignified about suicide,you’re merely giving up and passing on your struggle to those who may be completely unprepared for it.

  • 29. The Real Strelnikov  |  April 16th, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Fuck off #22!

  • 30. weiwei  |  August 12th, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    “fucken kraut asshole” lolz

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