After all the austerity measures unleashed by the so called Troika: European Commission, European Central Bank, and International Monetary Found, there has been a common tendency in most of the European Countries, not just those of the Southern mediterranean; the rise of populist political parties. From UKIP in the UK led by Nigel Farage, Marie Le Pen’s National Front in France, 5Stars commanded by Beppe Grillo in Italy, among others. Their rhetoric sounds alike , but the party who is growing at an unprecedented level, that should worry Europe most, is Golden Dawn. The Greek party is blatantly neo-Nazi, playing on the discontent and the rage of the Greek people, threatening to unleash an unprecedented crisis in Europe.
Golde Dawn´s leader, Nikos Mijaloliakos, is in jail but that hasn´t hindered Golden Dawn´s growth. Based on the last Greek elections, they polled at 6.3% of the vote. Now this doesn´t seem like much, but in some places like the Table 806 in the electoral college of Ambelokiki(Athens), it has become the most voted party with a 22.2% of the votes. Most of Golden Dawn´s members and voters are old military, small merchants and autonomous workers, tired of the traditional parties like PASOK, flooded with cases of corruption. These problems also saw the rise of Syriza, the populista Left-wing party of Alexis Tsipras. Nowadays, Golden Dawn has 16 deputies in the Parliament, and it has achieved a loyal cauldron of voters, most normal people, but all tired of the current situation in Greece. Golden Dawn´s model is the 1967-74 dictatorship of the colonels, with the leadership coming from the armed forces and an economic program based on Desarrollism, a copycat of Mussolini´s initiative (and Franco´s). Their ideology, apart from being anti-Semitic and anti-immigration, has achieved to condense and attract the anti-German sentiment in Greece. If they become stronger they can become the game-changer, or the catalyser, to make them the predominant force in the country. The fact that Tsipras has not fulfilled any of his promises, the growing rebellion inside his party, and the recent news regarding Varufakis, Tsipras´s economics and finance minister, on his posh and lavish lifestyle, contrasting with Syriza´s working class rhetoric; can produce a tremendous collapse of the Greek Government. Golden Dawn is in the position to take advantage of it. Some analysts see striking parallelisms between the situation of Greece, and that of Germany before World War II, with the Chancellor, Heinrich Brunning, and his draconian reduction of salaries and public Budget, see in unemployment rise to 30%.
Now, there are three key elements in Golden Dawn that should be analysed carefully. Their intimate links with elements of the Armed Forces and the Secret Service. Their links with elite circles of Greece and the Occult elements involved in it. Golden Dawn, shares a similar bond with the Serbian Paramilitary, the Greek secret services, and the police, which granted protection of Chrysi Augi. Furthermore, there has been cases of police brutality against demonstrators, such as those in September in the Athens District of Aghios Panteleimon. In addition to that, the Federation of Greek Reservist Elite Soldiers, announced the necessity for the formation of a National Emergency Government, with special position for the armed forces. Golden Dawn, as in other fascist movements, has always been linked with elitist circles or cliques. Benito Mussolini in Italy had support of the Italian aristocracy, including the Royal Family, and the industrialists, such as the Agnelli dynasty. Hitler, was heavily funded by the Krupps, Thyssens, and the Junckers; the Svoboda party of Ukraine, has also receive massive funding and support on behalf of some of the richest tycoons in the country.
We cannot forget that Golden Dawn´s name has deep occultist meaning; more specifically, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, founded in 1888 in London by William Wynn Westcott and Samuel MacGregor Mathers. This order had intimate links with the OTO (Ordo Templi Orientis), created at the beginning of the 20th Century by Theodor Reuss and the satanist Aleister Crowley, both high ranking freemasons, the last one, being a grade 33 of the Memphis Mizraim Rite. Golden Dawn also has enforced the Nietzschean moral relativist legacy: the Beast-Man, the Blonde Beast, the Birth of the Superman after the Death of God. Golden Dawn´s mantra can be summarized just in one Satanism supported axiom: Might is Right.
Syriza and Alexis Tsipras became, until quite recently, icons of resistance against the evil European troika, awakening the hopes and illusions of the Left-wing in Europe. However, this romantic fairytale, has come to an end. Pablo Iglesias, the leader of Podemos, supported Syriza in the beginning: ‘ let’s go Alexis, let’s go’ expecting a ‘ revolution’ inside Europe. Iglesias wants to follow Tsipras’ example in Spain. Now though, Syriza is proving to be nothing more than a bluff. Tsipras hasn´t fulfilled any promises and right now has the peril of being devoured by the growing jaws of Golden Dawn and more worryingly, the Greek voters who feel betrayed.
By Daniel Gonzalez, Junior Writer for Daily Political View.
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