Neo-Nazi “Protectors” Fill Power Vacuum Caused by Collapse of EU Superstate in Greece

Picture: Golden Dawn Logo (PD)

“Nation states are a firewall against tyranny” – Alex Jones

Famously left wing UK newspaper, The Guardian, carries an article that reports upon the inevitable collapse of the European superstate:

Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party is increasingly assuming the role of law enforcement officers on the streets of the bankrupt country, with mounting evidence that Athenians are being openly directed by police to seek help from the neo-Nazi group, analysts, activists and lawyers say.

In return, a growing number of Greek crime victims have come to see the party, whose symbol bears an uncanny resemblance to the swastika, as a “protector”.

One victim of crime, an eloquent US-trained civil servant, told the Guardian of her family’s shock at being referred to the party when her mother recently called the police following an incident involving Albanian immigrants in their downtown apartment block.

“They immediately said if it’s an issue with immigrants go to Golden Dawn,” said the 38-year-old, who fearing for her job and safety, spoke only on condition of anonymity. “We don’t condone Golden Dawn but there is an acute social problem that has come with the breakdown of feeling of security among lower and middle class people in the urban centre,” she told the Guardian. “If the police and official mechanism can’t deliver and there is no recourse to justice, then you have to turn to other maverick solutions.”

There’s a certain irony to this breathless coverage given The Guardian‘s almost unquestioning pro-European superstate stance. As you’d expect the article ducks this issue as it paints a genuinely worrying picture of Europe once again falling into the grip of extreme politics:

“A friend who was being seriously harassed by her husband and was referred to the party by the police very soon found herself giving it clothes and food in return,” said a Greek teacher, who, citing the worsening environment enveloping the country, again spoke only on condition of anonymity. “She’s a liberal and certainly no racist and is disgusted by what she has had to do.”

The dream of a United States of Europe (pushed so evangelically by people locked into a leftwing paradigm here in the UK) seems to be turning into a nightmare. I’m sure the irony of “left wing” support for the now collapsing EU is not lost on fans of history books. Anyone with an even cursory understanding of the past knows it was an idea which excited Adolf Hitler.

A few years ago I interviewed US political commentator Alex Jones. When asked what was wrong with the idea of a global government  his answer was pretty succinct: “nation states are a firewall against tyranny”. The argument runs like this: throughout history dictatorships have been challenged by their neighbours. Centralisation of power obviously makes this more difficult and less likely.

Europe’s propensity to fall under the sway of dictatorships (Mussolini, Hitler, General Franco, Robespierre, et al) is well known and the West’s economic crisis is predictably leading to the rise of extreme politics. Undeterred, The Guardian, still runs opinion pieces such as this one here calling for people to “Stop dithering. Only full integration can save Europe“.

Had any of Europe’s dictators been in charge of a fully operational EU superstate one suspects the world would be a very different place today.

Nick Margerrison.

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  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Once again…Jones drops a stinker in the middle of an otherwise highly relevant debate. Nation states are no firewall against tyranny…rampant nationalism and exploitation of nationalist identity have always been inextricably linked to the rise of tyrants. Naturally…trust a booby hatch candidate like Jones to not bother with even a cursory glance at history before spouting off.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Once again…Jones drops a stinker in the middle of an otherwise highly relevant debate. Nation states are no firewall against tyranny…rampant nationalism and exploitation of nationalist identity have always been inextricably linked to the rise of tyrants. Naturally…trust a booby hatch candidate like Jones to not bother with even a cursory glance at history before spouting off.

  • cakey pig

    Fuck you and your right wing froth. Nation states are bullshit.

    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    Arthur Schopenhauer, Aphorisms

    • http://www.facebook.com/eric.fischer.73 Eric Fischer

      For all their shortcomings, there are even worse alternatives.

    • http://www.facebook.com/eric.fischer.73 Eric Fischer

      For all their shortcomings, there are even worse alternatives.

      • Jin The Ninja

        as well as much much better.

      • Jin The Ninja

        as well as much much better.

        • http://www.facebook.com/eric.fischer.73 Eric Fischer

          Unfortunately, those never seem to get past the theoretical stage…except for VERY small and localized groups.

          • Jin The Ninja

            if anyone claims to have a blueprint for utopia they are an outright liar or a fascist. any anarchist knows democracy is an experiment, is best localised and best accomplished organically. theory is the basis for tangible results.

          • Jin The Ninja

            if anyone claims to have a blueprint for utopia they are an outright liar or a fascist. any anarchist knows democracy is an experiment, is best localised and best accomplished organically. theory is the basis for tangible results.

    • Surrealias

      I’m happy that you busted out ol’ Schopenhauer, he is one of my favorite thinkers of all time.

      As for what’s happening in Greece, that sounds scary… I feel for those families.

  • Nephilim1012

    VoxMagi, agree with you wholeheartedly on Jones.  Watching him with Catherine Bliesch (SP?) on YouTube after seeing him mention her as a good guy (gal) on his own site told me that A.J.’s agenda was hidden and not what it seemed, and neither was he.  Was it the author who described him as a political commentator?  If so I think that is a pretty far stretch.  I would choose something closer to federally sanctioned troll.  I see him as a pressure relief valve; another tool in the toolbox for control.  But enough about him.

    Obviously, from the name you chose, you are as aware as I am that Golden Dawn is the name for something else besides a “far right” political party.  I assume you also know that the other Golden Dawn has been connected to Mr. Crowley and the Rothschild family.

    When did Greece form this party and why am I just hearing about this?  More importantly is the rhetorical question of why this hasn’t been bigger news.  This article has posed many new questions for me and answered none.

    Except perhaps that this sort of behavior is very reminiscent of NAZI Germany.

    To the author; you do realize that according to Jim Marrs’ book The Rise Of The Fourth Reich the vast majority of WWII Nazis emigrated to the Americas, both North and South?  And that first Nixon and later Bush Sr. were instrumental in finding these Americanized NAZIs a permanent place in the Republican Party?  Is it true?  Dunno, but the book The Secret War Against The Jews by Aarons and Loftis tends to corroborate.  Since Loftis is a former US attorney his work is worth a read as well.

    • Killem

      the south of brazil is full of nazi war criminals and their decedents  both german and japanese. They are rich and respected by government 

      • Nephilim1012

         I made the same point but added North America.  Your point then is…?

    • Irving Greenfield

      There is no link between the Golden Dawn party of Greece, and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Nor is there a link between the latter and the Rothschild family.

    • Irving Greenfield

      There is no link between the Golden Dawn party of Greece, and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Nor is there a link between the latter and the Rothschild family.

      • Nephilim1012

        And you know this how?

        • Irving Greenfield

          I’ve been a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in the past, or should i say a clone of them, as the original order became defunct due to schism around 1904. There are quite a few organizations active today that practice the theurgical rites of HOGD.

        • Irving Greenfield

          I’ve been a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in the past, or should i say a clone of them, as the original order became defunct due to schism around 1904. There are quite a few organizations active today that practice the theurgical rites of HOGD.

    • InforwarsIsForTards

      “When did Greece form this party and why am I just hearing about this?”Because you’re poorly informed? I heard about the golden dawn at least two months ago.

      • Nephilim1012

        Oh my God.  Two whole months?  Pretty thin to base such an attitude on, don’t you think?  I mean it’s not like I slept with your ex-wife or sometyhing.

      • Nephilim1012

        Oh my God.  Two whole months?  Pretty thin to base such an attitude on, don’t you think?  I mean it’s not like I slept with your ex-wife or sometyhing.

  • FarkAlexJones!

    Fuck Alex Jones too

  • FarkAlexJones!

    Fuck Alex Jones too

  • Anarchy Pony

    “Centralisation of power obviously makes this more difficult and less likely possible.”FTFY.

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    It’s really called The Golden Dawn? oh my…

    • Anarchy Pony

      Doesn’t get much Neo-Nazier than that does it?

    • Calypso_1

      Perhaps it will light the way for the Shining Path.

    • Calypso_1

      Perhaps it will light the way for the Shining Path.

    • Guest

      I thought the preferred the “Black Sun”?

    • Guest

      I thought the preferred the “Black Sun”?

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    all cops are Neo-Nazis everywhere

    the CIA has been deep in Greece since WW2
    and sponsored a coup d’état in the late 60′s
    so this seems to be more of their handy work

    betcha Greece can’t wait for the real cops to come back now
    mission accomplished

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    all cops are Neo-Nazis everywhere

    the CIA has been deep in Greece since WW2
    and sponsored a coup d’état in the late 60′s
    so this seems to be more of their handy work

    betcha Greece can’t wait for the real cops to come back now
    mission accomplished

    • Calypso_1

      That is a great period of history to study and oft forgot.

  • Mohan

    The posts here seem very odd, like they’re not written by “real” people, like they’re written by paid shills. This is becoming a common practice these days, to pay people to actually write disinformation as a full-time job. We live in a crazy world. Think for yourself. Don’t just believe anyone, including me.

  • Mohan

    The posts here seem very odd, like they’re not written by “real” people, like they’re written by paid shills. This is becoming a common practice these days, to pay people to actually write disinformation as a full-time job. We live in a crazy world. Think for yourself. Don’t just believe anyone, including me.

    • Calypso_1

      The $$$ is OK but the sex is incredible.

    • Andrew

      I don’t believe you.

  • Subliberal

    - Oops – wrong thread! -

    • Calypso_1

      This post was not by Mr. Q and it wasn’t about Assange.

  • Andre Viking

    What does this even have to do with the “superstate” concept to begin with?  (Besides the obvious point that it involves the EU)

    My impression of the situation in Greece is that it’s due to a depressed economy and rampant corruption (specifically, rampant tax evasion) leading to a crisis where the government has no money and thus can’t function without foreign bailouts.

    When governments are failing to provide services like policing and social services, extremist groups tend to step in to fill the void and use their ability to provide these things as a source of political power.  (E.g. Hamas)

    How is this a case of EU “tyranny”?  If anything, a more integrated EU would let neighboring countries with more functional governments step in to provide police services so there’d be no place for vigilantism.

    As is often the case when Alex Jones is involved:  I iz confuzed.

  • Ivan Karamazov

    “Anyone with an even cursory understanding of the past knows it was an idea which excited Adolf Hitler.”

    Anyone with a cursory understanding of the past isn’t stupid enough to believe that Hitler wanted a European Union similar to what exists today. Seriously, did you graduate high school? This is absolute garbage. And anyone who quotes Alex Jones as an authority has lost all credibility.

  • Ivan Karamazov

    “Anyone with an even cursory understanding of the past knows it was an idea which excited Adolf Hitler.”

    Anyone with a cursory understanding of the past isn’t stupid enough to believe that Hitler wanted a European Union similar to what exists today. Seriously, did you graduate high school? This is absolute garbage. And anyone who quotes Alex Jones as an authority has lost all credibility.

  • ralphie44

    Good!

  • ralphie44

    Good!