This is precisely why I have said on numerous occasions that I want censorship, I want the far-right to be stifled, I want more events akin to the mayor of Athens ordering city police to bust up a food distribution drive for wanting citizens. Let them suppress the Golden Dawn, let the federal government (in Germany) constitutionally ban NPD, and let French or European supranational authorities arrest Marine Le Pen (whose Front National admittedly needs work and tuning).
The far-right will continue to go deeper, work in the shadows, get beneath the skin before bubbling back up to the surface tenfold, as it once was before the most beautiful revolution Europe had yet seen, and groups of all ideological stripes have made work lately, including the Muslim Brotherhood's activities in social work and prison activism under Mubarak's suppression in Egypt.
If it doesn't work, start killing fascists and anyone vaguely associated with the far-right. I challenge the liberal state to do exactly this. It has certainly worked with Islamists.
Goldberk wrote:Are they redistributing private property?
Are they passing legislation to bar migrants? They obviously do not have the power (currently) to do any such thing, so that is a bit preposterous.
It just comes down to the fact that Marxian socialists and the anarchist left (anarcho-communists as well as anarcho-syndicalists influenced by a far-left interpretation of Sorel, the CNT, Bakunin, Chomsky, and others, which I believe you belong to the school of) view any movement which does not support the complete abolition of the class structure, radical egalitarianism, and the liquidation of the middle class as an entity (preferring to bust and whittle them down to proletariat) as capitalist. It's akin to true-believers of the liberal and libertarian (a more naked variant of liberal) hypercapitalist camp arguing that fascism and communism are the same because the two are collectivist.
In any event, it's a losing strategy as the average people not bathed in a far-left perspective can see the difference. Golden Dawn is slowly but surely replacing the KKE - the oldest political party in Greece and one of the oldest communist parties in Europe founded one year after the October Revolution - as the primary voice of popular opposition to the liberal Greek state.
The far-right has been the most successful in Greece because in conditions of crisis, the naked expression of what neoliberalism means for a nation and its people has become clearest in the Greek mind. Can the people who practically laid the cornerstone for all European civilization (at least in the epoch which is known to us), one of the "oldest" countries in Europe stand for this? This is the true face of neoliberalism:
The Emir of Qatar snaps up six Greek islands for the bargain price of £7.3m
The Emir of Qatar has snapped up six Greek islands for the bargain price of just £7.35 million.
One of the world's richest men, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, fell in love with the islands in the Ionian Sea four years ago and after 18 months of wrangling has convinced the eurozone's poorest country to sell the idyllic isles as a job lot.
The privately-owned islands, known as the Echinades, had been put up for sale as crisis-hit nationals struggled with the high real estate taxes imposed on them by the state.
The islands are just one opportunity to own a slice of Greek paradise. The government has also put swathes of land on Corfu and Rhodes up for a sale in a bid to tackle its debts and encourage private companies to develop tourist resorts.
However, holidaymakers looking for the chance to rub shoulders with the rich and famous on the Echinades will be disappointed.
The Emir, who first discovered the islands when he moored his super yacht off the coast of Ithaca, has no plans to develop tourism and is instead reportedly looking to build a series of palaces for his three wives and 24 children.
Despite losing out on future tourism revenue, locals are said to be pleased with the purchase as it comes with a promise from the Emir's people to build a pipeline and provide affordable water to the island of Ithaca.
The Emir and his family are expected to moor their yachts off the Ithaca coast again this summer and the island's mayor Ioannis Kassianos said he hopes the rich guests will venture on land to visit the local restaurants.
There are 18 islands that make up the Echinades which are famed for their pristine beaches, pine forests and olive orchards. Locals believe the Emir is eventually hoping to buy all 18.
Greece is hoping the Emir's interest in its islands will convert into financial help for the bankrupt state.
Three years ago he pledged to invest €5 billion in the country's real estate and tourism markets, propping up airports and harbours. However, due to bureaucracy in Greece, he pulled out of the project.
However, after a recent visit by Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras to Doha, Qatar has shown interest in developing the former international airport Elliniko, near Athens, and even purchasing hotels.
When man's God is money, this is the degeneracy which ensues - Literally
selling a nation off piece by piece and importing foreigners. Al-Qaeda deserves more respect.
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