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No Surprise Here: Fascist Violence on the Rise in Greece

COMMENT: In a dis­turb­ing echo of the 1930’s, the severe eco­nom­ic dis­tress in Greece is feed­ing far-right vio­lence and sen­ti­ment. Peo­ple pushed over the brink by the Great Depres­sion turned in their des­per­a­tion to fas­cism. We should expect sim­i­lar phe­nom­e­na with the world again plung­ing into eco­nom­ic ruin.

As dis­cussed in FTR #746 [1], the Greek cri­sis has ben­e­fit­ed Ger­many enor­mous­ly. The Ger­man core cor­po­ra­tions are con­trolled by the Bor­mann cap­i­tal net­work [2], the eco­nom­ic com­po­nent of a Third Reich gone under­ground [3].

Was eco­nom­ic col­lapse and social dis­lo­ca­tion a delib­er­ate goal, in order to pre­cip­i­tate the sort of vio­lence we have seen in Nor­way and now Greece?

The Under­ground Reich has mas­ter­ful­ly manip­u­lat­ed the world’s polit­i­cal land­scape, with its Islam­o­fas­cist ally the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood gar­ner­ing pub­lic­i­ty as vic­tims, even as their pres­ence pro­motes and pro­vokes overt fas­cist vio­lence. A text­book exam­ple of this was the “9/11 Mosque” con­tro­ver­sy [4], in which the appar­ent Mus­lim Broth­er­hood oper­a­tive Faisal Abdul Rauf was able to reap won­der­ful pub­lic­i­ty, as the oppo­nents of the mosque [5] made the mis­take of asso­ci­at­ing them­selves with fas­cist ele­ments like the Eng­lish Defense League [6] and the Swe­den Democ­rats.

Unfor­tu­nate­ly, it seems that most of the oppo­nents of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood are too God­damned stu­pid and/or venal to fig­ure this out!

“Fears of Far-Right Rise in Cri­sis-Hit Greece” [AP]; ctv.ca; 8/2/2011. [7]

EXCERPT: They descend­ed by the hun­dreds — black-shirt­ed, bat-wield­ing youths chas­ing down dark-skinned immi­grants through the streets of Athens and beat­ing them sense­less in an unprece­dent­ed show of force by Greece’s far-right extrem­ists.

In Greece, alarm is ris­ing that the twin crises of finan­cial melt­down and soar­ing ille­gal immi­gra­tion are cre­at­ing the con­di­tions for a right-wing rise — and the Nor­way mas­sacre on Mon­day drove author­i­ties to beef up secu­ri­ty.

The move comes amid spi­ral­ing social unrest that has unleashed waves of riot­ing and vig­i­lante thug­gery on the streets of Athens. The U.N.‘s refugee agency warns that some Athens neigh­bor­hoods have become zones where “fas­cist groups have estab­lished an odd law­less regime.”

Greek police on Mon­day said they have increased secu­ri­ty checks at Mus­lim prayer hous­es and oth­er immi­grant sites in response to the Nor­way shoot­ing ram­page that claimed 77 lives.

“There has been an increase in mon­i­tor­ing at these sites since the events occurred in Nor­way,” said police spokesman Thanas­sis Kokkalakis.

Greece’s fears are shared across Europe. Last week, EU coun­tert­er­ror offi­cials held an emer­gency meet­ing in Brus­sels on ways to com­bat right-wing vio­lence and ris­ing Islam­o­pho­bia, warn­ing of a “major risk” of Nor­way copy­cats.

The mas­sacre by Anders Behring Breivik prompt­ed con­ti­nent-wide soul-search­ing about whether author­i­ties have neglect­ed the threat of right-wing extrem­ists as they focus on jihadist ter­ror.

Greece, how­ev­er, may be par­tic­u­lar­ly wor­ri­some because of the inter­sec­tion of extreme eco­nom­ic dis­tress and ram­pant ille­gal immi­gra­tion, which can cre­ate fer­tile ground for the rise of right­ist move­ments. Immi­grant scape­goat­ing has been rife here as unem­ploy­ment bal­loons amid eco­nom­ic cat­a­stro­phe. . . .