Europe

European Nationalism: Golden Dawn or Old and Gone?

May 14, 2012

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European Nationalism: Golden Dawn or Old and Gone?

Greece, the cradle of Western Civilization, seems destined to become either the West’s coffin or the site of its rebirth. The nation’s debt crisis, combined with the fact that it’s a primary entry point for illegal immigration into Europe—in 2010, nine of every ten “migrant” outlaws sashayed into the EU zone through Greece—have helped fuel violent street clashes between far-left (i.e., internationalist) and far-right (i.e., nationalist) factions for years.

Last week’s elections were largely a repudiation of the political center, specifically the EU’s financial stranglehold on Greece. Although unashamedly pro-communist parties won a far higher quotient of the votes, most media outrage was predictably focused on the fact that the nationalist party Golden Dawn received 7% of the total. Pundits referred to Golden Dawn’s minor victory as “absurd and repugnant,” “a dark day for Greece,” “a scary development,” “a political horror,” and all the other histrionic scare terms typically spewed by compliant media lapdogs trained to establish an immediate—although immediately fallacious—connection between the merest squib of nationalist sentiment and the Holocaust.

“Truly, they have not learned the lessons of history,” lamented one pundit. “Didn’t the Europeans learn anything from history?” wailed another.

Dismissing all opposing ideas as “outdated” is a sly leftist tactic that’s seemingly been employed ever since Karl Marx posited that global communism was a historical inevitability. If you don’t swallow any of this “scientific” Marxist gobbledygook in one piece without even chewing, well, you’re living in the past, comrade. It doesn’t matter that communist thugs were cracking heads in German streets before Nazis ever existed or that Karl Marx was dead long before Gabriele d’Annunzio ever published a word.

“For some Greeks, it seems to have come down to a choice between Golden Dawn and Goldman Sachs.”

As if it was an invisible ideological communion wafer, we are expected to swallow the idea that World War II was mainly a clash of good v. evil rather than a battle over land and resources. We are further expected to believe that the Allied victory proved that the Nazis—and via the magic of guilt by association, any ethno-nationalist impulses wherever they arise forevermore—have been refuted and discredited, when all that was really proved was that the Allies were more efficient at killing and bombing than the Nazis were.

And, lest you be called a racist anti-Semite and jailed for your thought crimes, blot forever from your mind the idea that communism killed far more people than fascism ever did. All dead bodies are equal, but some are obviously far more equal than others.

The European Union, which operates more like a financial dictatorship over its vassal states than a government reflecting the popular will, has sought to criminalize all “racist” and “xenophobic” behavior to the point where they’d probably seek to jail you merely for demanding that they provide quantifiable definitions for these slippery and ultimately idiotic smear terms. Their demand for absolute ethnic tolerance is always accompanied by absolute ideological intolerance.

The EU, displaying rank dictatorial arrogance in a 2000 document aimed at “countering racism and xenophobia in the European Union,” has instructed its media minions to goose-step in 4/4 time with its revisionist reclassification of all national pride as mental illness and character deficiency:

14. Calls on media organisations to establish a code of ethics to combat racism and xenophobia and to monitor compliance with it;
15. Calls on the European media to help provide young people with information on the recent history of Europe, particularly as regards discrimination and the extermination of the Jewish community in the Nazi concentration camps….

No mention is made of helping young people understand that tens of millions of their own blood ancestors also perished during “the recent history of Europe.”

That same quietly genocidal 2000 document targets “right-wing extremist violence” but makes no mention of the idea that “left-wing extremist violence” has ever existed. It claims that “contemporary nationalism” is “based on obsolete and destructive ideas of homogeneity which foster division and racial hostility” and that “Europe must divest itself of the idea of a white core culture and redefine ‘nation’ to mean the community within the jurisdiction of the state….”

In other words, the softly totalitarian EU gets to dictate what “Europe” is rather than, say, indigenous Europeans. And “Europe” is now clearly a decade-old currency called “the euro” rather than the landmass that has hosted indigenous Europeans for tens of thousands of years. And if you dare to question any of this, you obviously suffer from a fresh new mental illness known as Europhobia. Kindly forget that the EU is headquartered in Belgium, a nation rapidly falling apart due to ethnic incompatibility between the Flemish and the Walloons.

None of this is meant to imply that Greece’s Golden Dawn party doesn’t play the role of fascist street goons con mucho gusto. Their well-muscled henchmen are known for physically attacking illegal immigrants, leftists, and the occasional journalist. Their latest TV ads focused on deporting illegal immigrants and urged indigenous Greeks to help them “get rid of the stench.” Their party flag resembles a swastika in the process of unraveling, and they flash one another the Roman salute with an enthusiasm unseen on European soil since the 1940s. Their party charter states that “only Aryans in blood and Greeks in descent can be candidate members,” and their leader Nikolaos Michaloliakos served prison time for possessing explosives.

Yet the ancient Greek nation once suffered under nearly four hundred years of Ottoman occupation and has recently been flooded with predominately Muslim immigrants who, according to various estimates, suddenly comprise anywhere from 10 to 20 percent of the total population.

These days, hyper-centralized agencies such as the EU seem to protect “indigenous rights” for everyone except indigenous Europeans while condemning “colonialism” except when it comes to the demographic colonization of Europe.

Is it possible that the globalist mantra is wrong and that multiculturalism leads to conflict rather than harmony?

Only a detached leftist academic would think that in a time of economic depression, mass immigration of mostly unassimilable and often culturally hostile foreigners would help the working class rather than harm it. Only a deluded leftist ideologue or a media-brainwashed useful idiot would keep scratching their head at the persistently stubborn resurgence of nationalism without pausing to ponder that perhaps tribalism is an ineradicable human instinct rather than a sinister psychological aberration.

In last week’s elections, Golden Dawn performed best in crime-addled areas of central Athens, gaining up to a quarter of the vote in some precincts. What could those voters possibly know that might escape some faraway Brussels Eurocrat in their cramped grey hypoallergenic cubicle?

What about reports that in some areas, Golden Dawn serves as a “Robin Hood” agency that provides clothing and food for vulnerable Greek nationals? Is it true that in certain Athenian quadrants, imperiled Greeks are more likely to call in Golden Dawn for physical protection before they’d ever call the police? Is it possible that some Greeks feel that only Golden Dawn cares about their survival and is willing to shed blood to ensure it?

Although media outlets cast a harsh spotlight on Golden Dawn’s immigrant-bashing, they don’t focus nearly so much attention on their fervid criticism of “global loan sharks,” “bailout dictators,” and “international speculators” who are “selling us out and looting the sweat of the Greek people.”

For some Greeks, it seems to have come down to a choice between Golden Dawn and Goldman Sachs. “Why should they vote for us?” asked party leader Nikolaos Michaloliakos. “Because they have nothing better.”

 

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