It looks like the half decade long rape of Greece and it’s people is causing a bit of a backlash, who would have thought a proud people would stand up for themselves, or react to being violated again and again and again, who would have thought that being humiliated internationally would cause people to question their democratic leaders?
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Reeling from a vicious financial crisis that has cost them pensions and jobs, Greeks have been turning away in droves from the mainstream politicians they feel have let them down. Another political force is trying to tap the void, with blunt promises to “clean up” the country.
It’s one that could see Europe’s most extreme far right deputies take up seats in Greece’s Parliament in crucial May 6 elections.
Black-clad Golden Dawn members have been storming across the campaign trail across Greece, stopping to chat at cafes and shops, handing out fliers promising security in crime-ridden neighborhoods – and vowing to kick out immigrants.
Greece’s borders, they say, must be sealed with land mines to stop illegal crossing into a country that became the entry point for 90 percent of the European Union’s illegal migrants. Authorities estimate there are about 1 million migrants living in this country of 11 million.
Appealing to populist sentiment, Golden Dawn has been gathering donations of food and clothing to deliver to the needy while pledging to make politicians accountable for the crisis. Ordinary Greeks are struggling under tough conditions demanded for rescue loan deals that have pushed the country into a fifth year of recession.
“Golden Dawn stands against this corrupt system of power. All those who are responsible for the waste of public money must go to jail. That is our priority,” said Ilias Kasidiaris, a 31-year-old party member who served in the Greek army’s special forces.
Around him, the party offices in downtown Athens were a hive of activity, with newcomers dropping in and the membership list growing by the day. In the back, T-shirts and caps are for sale marked with the party logo, taken from the ancient Greek meander, a motif resembling the swastika and often seen on ancient mosaics, carvings and wall paintings.
Firmly on the fringe of the right since it first appeared 20 years ago, Golden Dawn garnered a meager 0.23 percent in the 2009 elections. Now, it looks set to easily win more than the 3 percent threshold needed to enter Parliament, with recent opinion polls showing support at about 5 percent.
Golden Dawn Protester - AP
The rise of the so-called ‘far right’ is the inevitable result of the half century of having our governments run for the sake of mega corporations, importing cheap third world labour was great for the all important ‘economic growth‘, it was great for the stock markets and profit margins of large international banks and corporations, but has gutted the earning power of the workers, it has robbed the middle class of their futures, and has imperilled our race. If I didn’t think the international elites were so dumb, I would think that they have secretly been wanting to see how far they could push us before we voted for the ‘far right‘.
This crisis is the result of disastrous misrule of our nations by these elites, they were all-powerful after the last war and, through idealism, cynicism, perhaps even some common sense, they decided to concentrate power globally, using Europe as a guinea pig, NAFTA and other trade organisations were then set up, then common currencies became the goal and just at the moment when their promised world state was just about coming into view, they go and ruin their chance, and probably their only chance of a unified world by allowing the money creators, and parasite bankers to plunge the world into the greatest crisis we have seen for at least 80 years, and this crisis isn’t even begun. The outstanding debt is now worse for everyone, China is on the brink, Europe is slowly unravelling, the United States is coming to the inevitable bankruptcy that its enormous debt has now fated it to.
But the elites have done NOTHING in the last five years, but make the crisis worse, none of them seem to have any idea how to deal with the unfolding collapse of the entire world, which is now mathematically certain, perhaps some of them do realise this, and this is the reason for so many bankers suddenly quitting their jobs? I wonder if they’ve already moved themselves and families into the countryside or bought islands to protect themselves when the inevitable happens?
When the elite in power does nothing at all for its people, they will be cast aside, they have been tolerated thus far, because most people thought they were doing ok, they could live their lives, they could make their fortunes, if they were smart or lucky enough, they could get their pensions and benefits, and they could go on holiday, and go out a few times a month. Now, there are increasing numbers of people who can’t even do this, and we all know that majorities don’t lead revolutions, don’t we?
The few smart elitists, will eventually jump ship and come over to us, not because they agree with us, but they want to continue to be an elite, the dumb elites, will either run away and hide, or they will be killed or imprisoned and have all their traceable wealth taken from them. When we see elitists beginning to support parties like Golden Dawn or the BNP or Front National, then we shall know the time is near.