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Is Golden Dawn A Legitimate Political Party

Personally, I could never accept a “party” that incites racial hatred (illegal), advocates violence (illegal), denies the holocaust (illegal) and admires Hitler (abhorrent though not illegal) as being a legitimate political party. Especially not one that would destroy the very democracy that allowed it to stand for election in the first place. It is not a question of being horrified by their despicable beliefs but their illegal activities.

 I would also like to remind people that I do not accept ANY politicians illegal actions. I’m not just picking on poor little Golden Dawn. They should be arrested and stand trial for wrong-doings. However, Golden Dawn are the only party that ran on a ticket entirely consisting of hate speech (illegal) “Let’s rid the country of its filth” . Actually, that is their policy. Just that one. In case people thought that they had ideas about how to run a country or what they would do once the “filth” has been gotten rid of.

 

Via Comment is Free at The Guardian

The Greek far-right party Golden Dawn has been flirting with an “outlaw” rhetoric lately. Appealing to a disgruntled electorate, its MPs constantly try to point out that the Golden Dawn is unlike any other political party in Greece. They are right in this respect. In fact, they are not a party at all: they are acting like a gang of criminal thugs, and it should not be beyond the pale to declare their organisation as such.

 

“We feel disgusted in the parliament,” said their leader, Nikos Mihaloliakos,in a speech to his followers on 25 August. “If they want us to, we can abandon it at any given moment and take to the streets. There, they shall see what the Golden Dawn is really about, they will see what battle means, they will see what struggle means, they will see what bayonets sharpened every night mean”. Holding torches, they shouted “blood, honour, Golden Dawn” – a direct translation from the German “Blut und Ehre”, the motto once carried by the Nazi SA. “It’s you who are our Storm Detachments (Sturmabteilung). Let them come after you!” he continued, in his usual Nazi-inspired terms. Singing their official hymn “Raise the flags high” – again, a direct translation of the Nazi stormtroopers hymn “Die fachne hoch” – young men and women call for open, violent conflict both with the state and with any opponents on the ground.

 

An organisation with explicit ties to neo-nazism, advocating violence and attacking immigrants and anti-racist marches in the street: does this sound like a legitimate democratic party?

2 Comments

  1. Just dropped by...
    September 10, 2012    

    denying the holocaust is not illegal in Greece

  2. maria yorgakopoulou
    September 14, 2012    

    Hi DD- Maria from Sparta, now Amherst Ma USA-Hope thing are better with you and family-
    Somehow, in the awfulness of everything, and now Hrysi Avgi, what gets lost is our local history and relation to international history- we would not have Golden Dawn if Churchill had allowed the evolution of the Resistance into the post war government- he is quoted as asking why the demonstrations- reply, tyhey want democracy, not the king- he is reputed to have said that Greece will never have democracy, rather remaining a client state, dictated by G Britain, later the US, – we see the results today- a type of banana republic that may not survive, carved out between her neighbors, and / or to the international financial, geopolitical interests- That seems our fate-
    As for the true Nazis, not the clowns, dangerous as they are, let’s look no further than Mr Mitsotakis senior, Dora’s Dad, whose pictures have been published in full Nazi uniform, who is responsible for destroying the Center Party, leading the country to chaos and dictatorship- as well as accused of stealing antiquities- as well as the rest of the para military butchers who became the government, and were funded under the Truman doctrine- often to the consternation of the Congress and Truman- this is while Greece was essentially a protecterate of the US- head to our house in Vamvakou, sleep over the square where the massacre took place- no one punished- only rewarded- I fear for the immigrants and our country dear DD- Filakia

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