Golden Dawn: Greek Fascists and Murder

4 Oct

 

 

 

 

 

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There is absolutely no doubt that Golden Dawn is a fascist organization and just one of many Far Right groups across Europe that appear to be on the increase. Its history dates back to the 80’s when it was established by a group of Far Right supporters with military junta connections and who launched Chrysi Avgi magazine. The current Golden Dawn ‘party’ is evidently nationalistic and racist in its membership, following the ideals and admiration of Hitler and has 18 seats across the Greek parliament. Golden Dawn’s infamy has come to prominence in the world press after the assassination (by one or more of its members) of the rapper, Killah P.

Killah, whose real name was Pavlos Fyssas, was murdered because of his views and activities in protesting against the growing fascist sentiment in Greek society. As a consequence, the Government has been forced to act and has made a number of high-profile arrests of Golden Dawn’s membership, including several members of parliament and the party’s Head, Nikos Mihaloliakos. The BBC reports that Nikos Mihaloliakos has been remanded and that several other members have been charged or released on bail (with conditions).

In a recent blog I came across its author, Simon Darby, contests that the Greek government are ’rounding up at gunpoint’ Golden Dawn members and that this is a form of fascism? Oh, please, Simon Darby! Really? Are you serious? Rounding up those who are believed responsible for murder and corruption- at gunpoint- is fascism now? How do you suggest the police go about arresting individuals they believe to be violent extremists… with a pair of pink furry handcuffs and a ‘please come with us’?

Darby also tells us that Golden Dawn are hardly the BNP. Does he have first hand knowledge of this? Is this an admission that the BNP is far worse, Simon? I suggest they are the same in their fascist views and as abhorrent as each other. Fact is, Simon Darby is acting like an apologist for the Far Right. Self-evident, really (See my note below). Darby rambles on about how he believes the Greek government itself is illegitimate and ‘a totally corrupt and discredited regime.’ No, Simon, that was the previous government and Greek society in general. This Greek government- despite its faults, including any current corruption there may be and the diversity of political opinions of its parliament- is in fact a reforming government. Albeit, a government that is being squeezed by the EU and Germany into slashing public spending and instigating massive reforms to taxation and internal markets.

The ‘swindle’ and ‘greedy corporate/banking tyrants and a criminal ruling class’ Darby refers to are not this Greek Government. This Greek government has been elected to undo the damage of years of corruption, tax avoidance and criminality by all Greeks. Simon Darby already knows that Golden Dawn is a well documented, violent, facsist organization. No such organization or any individual proselytizing any such views has a rightful place in any inclusive, tolerant society or government. If Simon Darby is implying otherwise, I suggest he take a look in the mirror and think back to World War II. Never, ever, again, Simon Darby! Never!

A note to readers of this blog: Simon Darby is himself a member of the fascist British National Party.

Author: Jason Schumann

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Darby

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24359282

http://www.simondarby.net/2013/09/fluid-mechanics-and-greek-cradle-to.html?m=1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Dawn_%28political_party%29#Allegations_of_Nazism

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