Neo-Nazis Now Third Most Popular Party in Greece

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PostFri Sep 07, 2012 7:31 pm » by Willease

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It took just three years of economic collapse to revolutionize Greek politics.

Members of the Greek extreme-right ultra nationalist party Golden Dawn, sing the National anthem out of the Golden Dawn’s office in Thessaloniki.

The neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party is now the third most popular party in Greece, according to a survey by Pulse RC published in To Pontiki weekly September 6. Golden Dawn has the support of 10.5 percent of the population. ... 04073.html

The New Democracy party is in first place, with support from 25 percent of those polled, followed by the radical left-wing Syriza. pasok, which used to be a major party, received the support of only 8 percent.

The poll shows a stunning change in Greek politics. In elections three years ago, pasok won with 44 percent of the vote. Golden Dawn received 0.29 percent.

Golden Dawn and its supporters have been implicated in brutal attacks on Greek immigrants, though the party insists it is not behind these attacks. Yet its popularity has continued to rise.

The situation in Greece is a shocking example of how quickly and radically a nation can change once its economy falls apart. Just three years ago, this level of support for Golden Dawn would have been unthinkable.

All immigrants in Greece are not innocent victims. One Greek reporter described an “escalating crime wave,” with “daily accounts in the Greek press of illegal immigrants robbing, raping and attacking Greeks.”

This is the kind of breakdown in society that happens when economies collapse. Crime increases, and the once trendy multiculturalism is swiftly rejected as many struggle against poverty.

Continue to watch Greece. As economies around the world fail, other nations will come under the same pressure. Greece is a preview of the political change that will soon sweep Europe.

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PostFri Sep 07, 2012 7:47 pm » by 99socks

willease666 wrote:the once trendy multiculturalism is swiftly rejected

Quote of the decade..."trendy multiculturalism"...

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PostFri Sep 07, 2012 8:15 pm » by Willease

Racist Violence Sweeps the Nation
September 1, 2012 • From
By Richard Palmer
What happens to society when the economy collapses?

Violent demonstrations like this one in Athens in 2010 show a rising tide of anger and frustration in economically enfeebled Greece.
(Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images)

Masked men on motorbikes patrol the streets of Greece, attacking immigrants and then driving off. Mobs armed with improvised weapons beat them in public squares. Neo-Nazis have been elected to Greece’s parliament, with slogans like “Foreigners out!” and “The garbage should leave the country!”

In the wake of Greece’s financial crisis, the country has a racism crisis.

Just a few years ago, Greece was like any other country. Immigrants were broadly tolerated, in the same way as the rest of the Western world. In Greece, we’re seeing a preview of what will happen when the economy tanks in the rest of the world.

There have been over 200 attacks with racist overtones in the last two months, according to human rights organizations. In 2009 there were roughly 12,000 incidents of violent crime in total. Assuming this level has stayed roughly constant, that would mean one in 10 violent crimes in Greece are attacks on immigrants. ... 006-EN.PDF

“People coming from war zones are scared to go out at night in Athens for fear of being attacked,” warned a senior Western Europe researcher at Human Rights Watch, Judith Sunderland. ... ar-streets

“Once, right-wing thugs only came out to attack immigrants at night,” writes Laurie Penny in The Independent. “Now they do so in daylight, unafraid of the consequences because there rarely are any.” ... 92591.html

“There’s a huge pogrom underway now that has been organized by Golden Dawn gangs, with fascist and racist attacks in neighborhoods and in subway and bus stations,” warned Petros Constantinou, from the United Against Racism and Fascist Violence Movement. “Right now we have dozens of injured, stabbing victims.”

But accurate statistics on racism are hard to find. The crimes don’t get recorded because the police are part of the problem.

The Racist Violence Recording Network, set up by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, held a pilot program on recording the violence in Greece during the last three months of 2011. They found 63 incidents, though they noted that these “are not even the tip of the iceberg.”

Out of these 63 acts of violence, 18 were carried out by on-duty police officers.

Penny reports that “in some urban districts up to 50 percent of Greek police” voted for the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party.

Human Rights Watch reported that victims told them the police discouraged them from filing official complaints about the attacks. They threatened to arrest and deport illegal immigrants that wanted to push for police action. Others were told they would have to pay €100 to file a complaint. “These gangs are operating with virtual immunity,” said Sunderland.

So far, the government’s main response has been to try and keep more immigrants out. It increased the number of police patrolling its Turkish border from 500 to 2,500 this August as it cracks down on illegal immigration. ... 57205208/1

Greece shows how quickly a nation can turn to violence once the economy tanks. It had its share of problems before the economic crash—Greece is, after all, the main gateway of illegal immigrants trying to get into the EU—but nothing on this scale.

When unemployment is low and public services are well funded, many people tolerate illegal immigrants. But when youth unemployment is over 50 percent, public services are collapsing and the police are struggling to do their job, people look at immigrants differently.

”I was never a racist but I’ve become one,” one Athenian told Human Rights Watch. “Why can’t we send them all home?”

The surge in violence follows a terribly familiar pattern. “Some political commentators have drawn comparisons between Greece and the Weimar Republic in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century,” wrote Deutsche Welle.,,16204660,00.html

This is what happens when you reach 50 percent youth unemployment. Society begins to unravel. The destitute masses search for someone to blame. Racial minorities are the easiest scapegoat to attack.

But another powerful force is at work: self-love—the most fundamental component of human nature. We naturally love self—our own lives, our families and extended families, even our nation.

When things are going well, human nature is usually happy to tolerate immigrants. We feel good about ourselves and appear tolerant and sophisticated to others.

But when things go bad, we resort to defending our lives, our family and our nation, against others. Immigrants are others and so become enemies. Fear of poverty, sickness and starvation becomes more important than appearing tolerant.

This pattern is about to be repeated around the world. The West may seem tolerant now. But our nations aren’t morally superior to Greece. They will follow the same path as the economy collapses.

Watch for this change, especially in Europe. Already, old scapegoats are being blamed again. Anti-Semitism is rising.

Greece is a preview of all of Europe. The economic crisis will revolutionize Europe. Its foreign policy will take a radically new direction, mirroring the surge in anti-immigrant violence that will sweep through countries.

Greece is teaching us once again that as jobs and money vanish, so does tolerance. ... the-nation

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PostFri Sep 07, 2012 9:23 pm » by Seriouscitizen

History repeating in result of one of the biggest conspiracies of our times. I learned a lot from this passage.
I can't say it better than the book itself so:





Also the role of the levits is really interesting in the whole Jews topic..

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PostFri Sep 07, 2012 9:39 pm » by Noentry

Isn't this a case of Native populaces born to the land who can trace their ancestors to that land, still believing they have more right then someone who is not born there. That is not what the Euro stood for. It is free and united, labour and consumer market across Europe
They did joined the Euro. The people voted it in. Did they all forget this.
Greece was one of the founding members.
Greece accepted multiculturalism because with it came Cheap European money.

This is just a protest vote.
The Neo Nazis will never get into power in Greece.
If all the money starts flowing back, all will be forgiven and the liberals will be heard again.
Until then we will hear :playing: from the fringe party's.
"The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority.
The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority.
The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking."
A. A. Milne

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