As the world watched Germany adopt Nazism based on extreme economic hardships prior to World War II, the world’s apathy and appeasement led to one of mankind’s darkest periods in history. What have we learned? Greece is following in their footsteps as an economic collapse tempered with Greek nationalism directed against immigrants and Germany’s blackmail will lead them to the same conclusion. This same conclusion can be argued for France as Socialism has now replaced fiscal responsibility. Will the United States follow in their footsteps also?
If we would make an honest assessment of our nation’s “leadership”, we must conclude that we have already followed in their footsteps. The only consideration that we must make is whether we will submit or resist. Strange that the Golden Dawn neo-nazi party is called radical in the following story. Our media and DHS has labelled patriots as radicals in the United States.
Greek voters Sunday delivered a stinging rejection of the country’s two incumbent parties — the Socialist, or Pasok, party and the conservative New Democracy party — and the austerity program they support, with many casting ballots for smaller, anti-austerity parties of the left and right.
Early estimates from exit polls broadcast by Greek state TV showed that the country’s two mainstream parties managed to garner between 31% and 37% of the vote between them, making it unclear if they would have enough support to form a working majority in Greece’s 300-member parliament, even after taking into account a 50-seat bonus awarded to the party with the most votes.
According to exit polls released just as the ballot boxes closed at 1600 GMT, New Democracy was leading with 17%-20% of the vote. In a surprise result, Greece’s Coalition of the Radical Left, or Syriza, which opposes the austerity program, saw its share of the vote more than triple to 15.5%-18.5% of the vote — making it the second largest party in parliament, the exit polls show.
Incumbent socialist Pasok party dipped to third place with 14%-17% of the vote, according to the same exit poll estimates.
Meanwhile the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, with an estimated 6%-8% of the vote, will enter parliament for the first time. The exit poll results showed that at least seven parties would secure enough votes to enter parliament.
Sunday’s election is Greece’s first since its economic crisis began in late 2009 and after the country received two successive bailouts from its European partners and the International Monetary Fund designed to prevent a disorderly Greek exit from the common currency.
But facing a raucous opposition of extreme left and right-wing parties–ranging from Marxist-Leninists to anti-immigrant ultra-nationalists — opposed to Greece’s austerity program, it’s not clear that the incumbent Socialist and Conservative parties will have the political muscle to implement the reform programs they backed as part of a coalition government.