Plato and Aristotle define a tyrant as, “one who rules without law, looks to his own advantage rather than that of his subjects, and uses extreme and cruel tactics—against his own people as well as others”
1. Greece has a unelected prime minister. And not only that the prime minister is the ex-governor of the Bank of Greece. Can you imagine Eddie George or Alan Greenspan being elected Prime Minister or President?
Somehow the mainstream media is able to justify an unelected Prime Minister as something normal and indeed something positive.
2. The Greek Government is acting against the wishes of the Greek people. Politicians are elected to represent the wishes of the people who voted for them. Nothing more nothing less. When the politicians can act against the wishes of the people with impunity the electorate are living under a tyrannical government, a government which acts against the interests of the people.
3. The Greek Government is ignoring the wishes of the people. The Greek government is ignoring the wishes of the population because it thinks it knows best. Again a government is supposed to represent the wishes of the people. It does not matter what the government wants, the government is supposed to enact the wishes of the people. It is a tyrannical state when the government ignores the wishes of the people.
4. The decision being made by the Greek government are not based on what the electorate think. The Greek government has appointed a unelected bureaucrat as Prime Minister. By having an unelected prime minister the Greek politicians are acknowledging that the decisions they are making are unpopular are not supported by the people who elected them.
The politicians, instead of representing the wishes of the people they have appointed a bureaucrat to carry out the unpopular rather than fighting for the wishes of the electorate that put them in power.
5. The laws being passed by the Greek government are invalid and illegal. The only purpose of laws are to protect the population. The only purpose of laws are to protect the freedoms of the population and to stop one person or group of people restricting the freedom of another person or group of people.
Any law goes that goes against the wishes of the population is invalid. Any law which affects someone who is not affecting the freedom of another person is invalid.
The ultimate test if the law is valid is a jury trial. The ultimate test of a law is judgement by the population.
Politicians cannot pass laws which are against the wishes of their people who elected them because it would be impossible to convict someone who contravened the “law” because the population at large, ie the jury would not convict.
Any Greek person who is prosecuted according to a law that is against the interests of society at large need to plead not guilty and demand judgement by their peers.
Any Greek person who is prosecuted according to a law that is against the interest of the country need to plead not guilty and seek judgement by a jury of their peers and not let the tyrannical government judge them.
6. The Greek government is bypassing the Greek legal system. The new property tax is tied to the electricity bill. This is completely illegal and if the Greek government says it is legal to collect taxes in this manner the law is invalid because it is against the wishes of the people.
The Greek government wants to cut off people’s electricity if taxes are not paid. The Greek government wants to bypass the legal system and impose their will without going through the normal legal process.
It is not acceptable for the government to force the termination of a citizens power supply without legal process. People who do not pay their taxes need to go to court and need to be taken through the legal system for a number of reasons.
To assess whether there were extenuating circumstances. Was the defendant justified in not paying the tax? Did the defendant have the money? Was the defendant out of the country? Was the defendant in the hospital? Was the tax amount incorrect? Was the tax targeted at the wrong person? Is it an error? Did the person actually pay the tax? Does the person have a valid reason for not paying the tax? Does the government owe the defendant money? Has the defendant a life threatening condition which depends on the electricity being on? Does the health of the defendant depend on electricity in the house? Will the defendants life be put at risk for any reason if the power is cut off?
The are an infinite number of reason as to why someone may not pay a tax. It is not up to the government or a private business to judge whether that person is in the right or wrong.
The only people who can ultimately judge if a person is correct or incorrect in not paying a tax is a magistrate/judge and if the defendant is not satisfied with the judgement of the magistrate/judge or if the defendant pleads “not guilty” the only people who can judge whether a defendant was right in not paying a tax is their peers ie a jury.
The Greek government believes it is morally correct for it, or the electricity company to punish Greek citizens.
When a government punishes its citizens outside of the legal system it is a tyrannical government
When a government forces a private company to punish a private citizen it is a tyrannical government.
7. When a government forces private citizens or companies to punish other private citizens or companies it is tyrannical.
It is not the place in a far and just society for the government to force one person to punish another person because the victim disagreed or did not do what the government wanted.
In a fair and just society the government cannot force one business to punish another business because the victim has a disagreement or misunderstanding with the government.
In a fair and just society the government must use the legal system in order to seek satisfaction. And the government must use its own means to punish the defendant.
When a government forces private entities to enforce punishment on another private entity against the wishes of both parties it is tyrannical.
8. Despite the obvious dissatisfaction the ruling party refuses to call elections.
Despite the obvious disgust of the population the ruling party refuses to give the population any true choices.
In the face of obvious dissatisfaction the ruling government blackmails the Greek population by threatening the people with a false choice.
The false choice being that Greeks must go along with the unpopular measures or face expulsion from the European Union.
Not only is it blackmail it is also false.
When a government rules by fear, when a government uses fear to impose its will, when a government lies to the people it is sworn to represent than it is a tyrannical government.
9. The Greek mainstream media does not highlight in any way the fact that Greek are living under tyranny.
When you have a media that is so afraid of the government it refuses to criticise it, the government is tyrannical.
When you have a government controlled media who portrays the biggest issue Greeks faces is expulsion from the European Union you do not have a free country.
Until someone in the mainstream media calls out the government as tyrants, until Greeks understand they are living under tyranny Greeks will continue to live blissfully unaware that they have no real choice.
Until Greek realise that there is no democracy in Greece they will continue to be exploited by the very people they elected to act in their interests.