I feel like I keep stating the obvious over and over but not really being heard or being told I’m wrong or paranoid or exaggerating. Golden Dawn IS a RACIST, XENOPHOBIC, HOMOPHOBIC, ANTI-SEMITIC, ANTI-MUSLIM, ANTI-DEMOCRATIC, VIOLENT “party” who do not care about anyone’s rights. Not yours, not mine, no-ones. They don’t care how many lawsuits are brought against them because they know the Greek justice system cannot make anything stick. They WANT to be “the bad boys of Europe”. This makes them popular with the people they want to attract. They don’t pretend to be nice people because they don’t have to. No-one is taking them to court and charging with the criminal acts they have committed and those that have been charged, get off. Their “MP’s”, no less, have been seen assaulting women on TV, smashing up immigrant’s stalls in markets and illegally demanding to see IDs, closing down plays with homophobic racist rants on camera, urinating on a TV station door in protest for showing Turkish soap operas, taking guns into parliament, attempting to pull a gun on the Mayor of Athens, wearing Nazi insignia and having “sieg heil” tattoos, being in a band whose best known track is titled “Speak Greek or Die”, doing Nazi salutes etc etc etc. (for more details on all this, please see this post)
Their leader, Nikos Michaloliakos, has achieved nothing in his pathetic life and has spent most of his “political career” as a sad little nazi screaming hatred of everything to a little band of ignorant followers (in previous elections their highest score was 0.11 percent. He openly denies the holocaust, was arrested and imprisoned for carrying guns and explosives and caused an uproar when he made it to the Athens City Council by making a nazi salute.
The latest racist “gaffe” from Michaloliakos comes as no surprise to those of us with our eyes and ears open. It’s just another example of the endless hatred this man can spew. The freshest basketball sensation coming out of Greece is a 17 year old who was picked in the NBA draft the other day. When he heard he had been picked, he waved the Greek flag in jubilant celebration. There is nothing noteworthy about that image until you realise that Giannis Adetokunbo is of Nigerian background. He was born in Greece and has Greek citizenship (There are other issues there that I will cover in another post) but that is not enough for Golden Dawn. The ever stupid and hateful Michaloliakos commented on the incident in a way only he and his racist friends could think up:
if you give a banana or a flag to a chimpanzee, it will lift it up
He also wasn’t shy about what he thought of the NBA picking a Greek athlete:
He replied by asking people to pronounce his surname and saying:
If you can pronounce it, then you can call him a Greek
Well done Michaloliakos. You have managed to shame all of Greece with your despicable comments, this time to the NBA and the millions of fans of the game all over the world and all those who are thrilled to have a new Greek star. I just wish (and I will keep shouting about this “party” until they end up behind bars where they belong), that people would wake up and see and hear what is right in front of them. This is not investigative reporting. This is what they do and say in public on TV and radio.
To most normal people, he does not seem like the kind of person you want running a bar, let alone running a political party. He spits hatred and bile wherever he goes, blaming immigrants for all of Greece’s problems and calling people to vote for him “to get rid of the filth”. I no longer care why people voted for him and his “party”. We all know the reasons why. But it’s time to STOP!!!
This man is dangerous. His “party” is dangerous. They are only capable of hatred and violence. People have to wake up and realise that their “protest vote” is not a vote against the mainstream parties anymore. It’s a vote FOR an unstable bunch of thugs who are causing extreme embarrassment to Greece in the rest of the world, are responsible for a massive surge in racist violence in Greece and who will do far worse if they are allowed to.
Stop voting for them.
Stop admiring their illegal publicity seeking “charity” events.
Stop swallowing their “Greece is being invaded” lies.
The biggest danger in Greece and indeed, in Europe, at the moment is right in front of you spouting hatred and doing Nazi salutes.