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Golden Dawn Rising in Greece

Neo-Nazi party gets 7 percent of Greek vote; Jewish community rattled

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So this is the Golden Dawn's flag.(Wikipedia)

“The Jewish community is examining the situation,” said the head of the Greek Jewish community in Salonika, a city that in the 17th century was a majority-Jewish metropolis. He was referring to the 7 percent of the vote that Golden Dawn, a neo-Nazi party, received in elections Sunday. “Right now, Golden Dawn is not coming out against Jews,” he added. “Instead, it attacks immigrants. Still, there are right-wing extremists, and we need to assess the situation and see how Greece’s democracy will deal with this. There is no reason for worry.” Unless, that is, you count the 21 seats (out of 300) Golden Dawn will have in the new parliament; the 750,000 Greeks who cast their vote for the party (as opposed to the 5,000 Greek Jews), a massive gain from the last elections; and the anti-Semitism that some report at party rallies.

And then there is Golden Dawn founder and leader Nikolaos Michaloliakos giving a victory speech (h/t Neil Ungerleider), after, charmingly, one of his goons berates journalists for not standing and showing proper respect.

“We will continue the struggle for a Greece liberated from global speculators,” Michaloliakos declares. “For a Greece without the slavery of the bailout agreement and the surrender of our national sovereignty. For a Greece that will not be a social jungle because of the millions of illegal immigrants they brought into our homeland, without asking us.”

Am I being paranoid? “The new dawn of Hellenism is rising,” Michaloliakos adds. “For those who betray this homeland, the time has come to fear.” And he concludes: “In the end, I want to dedicate this victory to all of our brave lads, who wear the black T-shirts with the ancient letters ‘Golden Dawn.’ ”

After Elections, Greece’s Jews Come to Terms With Neo-Nazi Triumph [Haaretz]
Earlier: Hollande Win Gives Far-Right Le Pen New Clout

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Afrayedknot says:

This is madness!   No, this is Sparta!

Royq says:

Why is  a Greek politician quoting Caesar and choosing a flaccid swastika as party symbol?

DavidZion1 says:

Sooner or later Europeans will claim their countries back, it is their right too, nobody asked them if they want to be flooded with n0n-European immigrants. Shame it needs far right parties to stand up for the people as all other parties are part of the multi-cultural experiment. 
In Israel they are not happy either, because so many African immigrants arrive. It is the right of every people to have a homeland, that includes Europeans.

Royq says:

He goes out at night with his big boots on
None of his friends know right from wrong
They kick a boy to death
’cause he don’t belong
You’ve got to humanize yourself 

Billy’s joined the national frontHe always was (just) a little runtHe’s got his hand in the airWith the other —–You’ve got to humanise yourself 

Greece is one of the least diverse countries in Europe and has always been nationalistic and xenophobic to a degree. It even abandoned democracy for a time in the 60/70s and suffered a brutal post-war civil conflict.

Immigration is not its problem as immigrants don’t ‘take away’ jobs from Greeks.  It’s problems lie in social and economic structures that cannot support the risks the governments and its peoples have taken. It’s problems lie in its outlook, it’s polarities, it’s extremities. Like Israel it suffers from stagnant bureaucracies on the one hand and ‘protekzia’ networks that stifle meritocratic and innovative behaviour. 

In Israel we have no issue with the immigrants. We are all immigrants ourselves. 

TheTruthShinesOut says:

Greece spent over 400 years under Islamic Turkish occupation.
The Greek Orthodox Christian Church helped the Greek people to keep their identity alive, & in 1821, the Greek people launched a desperate war of independence, finally winning their freedom in 1832.
Why are you unable to understand, that after a history of suffering almost 1000 years of near continuous hostile Islamic invasions, that the Greek people, naturally do not feel comfortable with millions of muslims immigrants arriving ILLEGALLY into Greece.

Greece is a nation of only 11 million people, & it is estimated that out of those, up to 1.5 million are illegal immigrants, most of whom are muslims from Africa, Pakistan, Afghanistan, & certain Arabic nations.

The Greeks who suffered 400+ years of foreign Islamic occupation, have as much desire to see muslim immigrants pouring into Greece, as say Jews would desire to see Islamic immigrants pouring into Israel.

I also find it hypocritical that you as a Jew, comment about the xenophobia and lack of diversity in Greece, when Israel is a racially segregated state, where Jews & Arabs travel along separate roads, go to separate schools, & where marriage between a Jew & a non-Jew is illegal & not recognised.

Here is what a former member of Israels Supreme Court Haim Cohen had to say about Israel:
“…the bitter irony of fate which has led the same biological and
racist laws propagated by the Nazis and which inspired the
infamous Nuremberg laws, to serve as a basis for the definition of
Judaism within the State of Israel.”

berberlin says:

As Gertrude Stein put it:  “A rose is a rose is a rose”.  funny she’s in another article here.

hate is hate is hate.  no matter the reasons, no matter if it’s against jews or muslims or europeans.  hate is NOT a reason to build a party.  Tommy Lapid, Yair Lapid’s dad, founded a party that was against religion.  did it do anything? no.  did it hold up the next elections? no. 
There is a division between dealing with ILLEGAL immigration, since it’s ILLEGAL under law and should be dealt with under law (police, etc), and hating others. 

Go back to the 1930s, put this guy’s words in Hitler’s mouth, and you get the idea. 

in one word – disgusting.  and if anyone feels that there is “something” positive in what this guy is saying, he or she should take a long look in the mirror, go back 80 years and think of how this hate has influenced HIS/HER life.  exactly.

You’re joking surely. If you want to play the numbers game you’ll find that Israel has a far higher % of Israeli Arabs/Muslims than Greece has yet most Israelis don’t see them as a threat like you do about basically powerless immigrants who live like dogs in Greece. Your examples of Israeli racism are the usual hand-picked half-truths and outright lies of the ignorant xenophobe who on the one hand hates his immigrants and on the other points to the racist ‘Jew’.  Greece is screwed up because of many reasons – very few of which have to do with ‘Muslims’ or ‘Immigrants’.

Goldman Sachs shysters and swindlers are behind Greece’s financial distress.

leperman says:

Sounds like a guy trying to copy Hitler. 
Nothing original here, just a small minded man trying to copy a delusional maniac.

Science and Religion should ultimately be able to walk hand in hand.

We should put aside the belief that to accept science means to also reject
faith in God. Instead we should aim for an understanding of God that is not in
contrast with science and while Religion could look beyond any scientific data
no Religion should continue to exist only because it can speculate on the
ignorance or misinformation of the people.

The Progressive Science of Wavevolution reveals the existence of One
God as it was not possible until now for Religions and traditional
science.

Wavevolution shows how the energy movement in atoms and in waves is
identical.

Thus, the Creation is revealed by one same movement.

We can now define this behavior as One Law, or One Direction or also One
Will since It remains unchanged from the beginning.  

The source of attraction between two opposite and complementary elements is
the same Law or Will that provides for the existence of One Order in the
Universe.  

All forms of energy in the Universe are orchestrated by a constant
rearrangement of their magnetic fields as if they were the many pawns moving
mechanically in One eternal Chess Game played by the same Hand.

The discovery of the existence of One Universal Law and One Order in the Universe
that had one beginning (at the Time of the Big Bang) not caused by Humankind confirm
as a consequence the existence of One Creator.

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