When one observes the nightmare of the desperate efforts made by hundreds of thousands of people struggling to escape from the socialized countries of Europe, to escape over barbed-wire fences, under machine-gun fire—one can no longer believe that socialism, in any of its forms, is motivated by benevolence and by the desire to achieve men’s welfare.
No man of authentic benevolence could evade or ignore so great a horror on so vast a scale.
Socialism is not a movement of the people. It is a movement of the intellectuals, originated, led and controlled by the intellectuals, carried by them out of their stuffy ivory towers into those bloody fields of practice where they unite with their allies and executors: the thugs.
"Monument Builders,” The Virtue of Selfishness, 87.
The catastrophe that is Greece is nothing more than the failed policies of the left that eventually lead to chaos, bloodshed, death and slavery.
It never fails. Point to one successful Communist/socialist country in the world. You can't.
Blast at Greek police ministry kills top aide
(Reuters) - A booby-trapped package exploded next to the office of the Greek minister in charge of the police force Thursday, killing one of his aides, officials said.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blast, which occurred on the seventh floor of the ministry and caused serious damage to the office of Civil Protection Minister Mihalis Chrysohoidis.
"It was a wrapped package that exploded in the aide's hands after he apparently picked it up and tried to open it," police spokesman Thanassis Kokkalakis told Reuters. "We heard a big bang, there was a lot of smoke and damage."
There was no warning and no reports of other injuries.
Since suffering its worst riots in decades in 2008, Greece has been rocked by a series of bomb attacks for which leftist militants have claimed responsibility. Earlier this year, police arrested six suspected members of the country's most violent militant group, Revolutionary Struggle.
When he took office in 2009, Chrysohoidis promised to crack down on militants. In a previous spell in the job in 2002, he dismantled November 17, Greece's most lethal guerrilla group.
The victim of Thursday's blast, George Vassilakis, was adjutant to the minister and the father to two children.
"I lost a valuable and dear colleague," an emotional Chrysohoidis told reporters outside the ministry. He was in the building at the time of the explosion at 8.15 p.m. (1715 GMT), but escaped injury.
In early May, three people including a pregnant woman were killed when people marching in an anti-austerity protest fire-bombed an Athens bank. In March, a 15-year old boy was killed and his mother and sister injured after a bomb exploded outside a building in the capital.
Read the rest, though the outcome is obvious.
"Statism is a system of institutionalized violence and perpetual civil war. It leaves men no choice but to fight to seize political power—to rob or be robbed, to kill or be killed. When brute force is the only criterion of social conduct, and unresisting surrender to destruction is the only alternative, even the lowest of men, even an animal—even a cornered rat—will fight. There can be no peace within an enslaved nation."