THE YEAR was 507 B.C., Roman leader Athenian leader Cleisthenes introduced a system of political reforms that he called demokratia, or “rule by the people” taken from the latin word demos, “the people,” and kratos “power”. The first known democracy in the world. Two thousand years later, it’s under threat.
Even the likes of Hitler, Stalin and Mao could not destroy the foundations of a democratic society in the West in the 20th Century, but under the Globalist response to COVID-19 the system is being chipped away at each day, now Greece has banned ‘demos’ – aka protests.
In Ancient Greece, leaders inscribed Democracy with a law against tyranny, that was passed by the people of Athens in 336 B.C.
“In a democracy,” the Greek historian Herodotus wrote, “there is, first, that most splendid of virtues, equality before the law.” It was true that Cleisthenes’ demokratia abolished the political distinctions between the Athenian aristocrats who had long monopolized the political decision-making process and the middle- and working-class people who made up the army and the navy.
However, the “equality” Herodotus described was limited to a small segment of the Athenian population in Ancient Greece.
On Tuesday, Greece´s center-right government on imposed a ban on public protests attended by more than 100 people, in what some observers see as an attack on the middle-class and the working-class.
IS COVID BEING USED TO DESTROY DEMOCRACY?
The decision announced by the police as part of a campaign to contain the coronavirus pandemic carries fines of up to 3,000 euros ($3,650) for individuals involved in organizing the rallies and 5,000 euros ($6,070) for protest groups.
The moves are similar to the draconian measures introduced by wannabe British dictator Boris Johnson, who has seen his support levels plummet to record lows since lockdown began last March.
The ban in Greece follows student demonstrations against plans by the government to police university campuses. Clashes between protesters and police have broken out at some recent rallies.
The main opposition party, the left-wing Syriza, called the ban “arbitrary and undemocratic,” while the Greek Communist Party said it would continue to support student demonstrations planned later this week. Pandemic-related deaths have dropped sharply in January from a spike in late 2020, but the government says it will maintain lockdown restrictions through the winter. The protest ban ends Feb. 1.
Additional Reporting by HISTORY.com and Associated Press
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