July 12, 2012
Just how bad is the Greek economy? Of all the economic horror stories produced since the banking crisis began in 2007, Greece is perhaps the most frightening to date, and in the wake of the country’s crash, xenophobia is starting to rear its ugly head in Greece.
Unemployment, cuts in public services and an overall lack of confidence has plagued the once proud nation. The bi-products of Greece’s swift economic and social collapse are becoming even more devastating, as violent clashes have shaken the western city of Agrinio, where supporters of the far-right Golden Dawn Party clashed with anarchists, leaving cars and shopwindows smashed, and some people physically injured as a result.
Under the current collapse conditions, Golden Dawn’s influence is rising, gaining some 7 per cent of the total vote in the recent general election. Their agenda is overtly nationalist, populist and far-right to the extreme – and their party symbol is eerily reminiscent of the former German Nazi party.
One young Somalian man in Greece was violently beaten, and then run over (see interview below). He is just one example of a spike in the recent nationalist, racially-motivated violence which has come hand-in-hand with the severe austerity Greece has been forced to endure by their political and economic masters at Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and J.P Morgan.
Where does Far Right Wing extremism traditionally stem from in Europe? Its character often looks as follows: nationalism, racism, anti-immigration and xenophobia, fascism and a strong self-sufficient state. New and emerging parties like the Golden Dawn will naturally have their own individual stamp tailor made for the current political and economic climate – with new social divisions waiting to be discovered and used for political ends. Either way, it spells a return to the darker days of Europe already suffered by the last generation.
The European Common Market and Union was introduced by European elite bureaucrats in order to attain stability and to re-consolidate political and economic power following the fall of Germany at the end of WWII. Following the Cold War and the end of the Berlin Wall, the EU came on the scene with a bang. But that once solid Eurozone is now fraying at the edges, as the the globalists and their international banks have been relentless in preying on a number of smaller EU economies like Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Poland and Iceland. The result of this economic trend is a marginalisation of the middle class and the ever-widening gap between the lower classes and the financial and bureaucratic elite.
- Nationalists Take Advantage as Greek Collapse Breeds Xenophobia (destructionist.wordpress.com)
- Brawl in Agrinio between Golden Dawn and extreme-left groups (ekathimerini.com)
- In Greece, anti-immigrant Golden Dawn party rides wave of xenophobia (thestar.com)
- Greece: Anti-immigrant Golden Dawn party rides wave of xenophobia (metronews.ca)
- MPs from Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn arrested over racist attack (guardian.co.uk)
- Golden Dawn MP’s live TV assault shocks Greece (guardian.co.uk)
- Drachmageddon? Middle-class poverty. Feral gangs. Neo-Nazis. In Athens they wait for the volcano to explode (dailymail.co.uk)
- Half of Greece’s police force voted for neo-Nazi party (timesofisrael.com)
- Seeds of hatred sprout in soil of Greek crisis (rt.com)
- The Head Of Greece’s Neo-Nazi Party Is The Only One Really Happy About Tonight’s Outcome (businessinsider.com)