I was reflecting on this article projecting an electoral victory for Greece’s Syriza party. It is presently polling first at over 31%. For those unfamiliar, this party is a patchwork coalition of the radical left. Those are not my words, but their own. “Syriza” is an acronym representing exactly that. Constituent elements include communists, maoists, trotskyists, radical anti-church atheists, weather supremacists, and presumably pederast anarchist furries. So given that the most mild-mannered Greece for Greeks are painted with obligatory media descriptions such as “far far far,” “extremist,” “neo-nazi,” and (naturally) “hate,” what sort of pitiless calumny must the Syriza fanatics face? It’s worse than you might even imagine: Anti-establishment party Syriza. Anti-establishment…That’s harsh.
So harsh that the imprisoned-without-trial-for-no-crime leaders of Golden Dawn must give thanks daily from the comfort of their cells for the comparatively benign treatment. From reports I have read, of the party’s 16 elected legislators seven are in prison and three under house arrest. This is what we call “democracy.” Though you would logically conclude that western governments simply do not extirpate political opposition in so transparently crass a manner. Plainly a crime had to have been committed. And you would be right. In 2013 an alleged Golden Dawn member fatally stabbed a far-left Greek “rapper.” And just as we in America round-up and incarcerate democrats every time party members in Chicago’s south side perforate their peers, so do they in Greece. If a member of a political party commits a crime, then Western tradition holds that the entire leadership cadre of that party is to be detained indefinitely “pending trial.” This is simply how it is done. And it is why Barrack Obama is presently simmering in Leavenworth facing 2,734 counts of felony homicide for the actions of his inner-city democratic constituents. If you can’t do the time, don’t be in a political party with someone who has done a crime. One can only imagine how violently the pro-democracy US government reacted to this debasement of its global ideals.
The fact that Golden Dawn still polls at 10% is remarkable in context of this bald defenestration of Western electoral standards. Has a Syriza party member committed a violent crime in the last two years? Greece’s establishment isn’t talking if so. And there is a very important expectation to take from this lewd performance. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is head of the nominal “conservatives” in Greece. And when faced with anti-establishment parties emerging from both flanks, which did he and his mainstream coterie choose to attack mercilessly? The right. Only the right. The “conservatives” of Greece have barely a harsh word to spare for their ostensible adversaries on the left. And to extrapolate this domestically, for whom do you think a Republican president would summon Bomber Harris if both right and left fringes began encroaching onto mainstream turf? I think your speculation is probably sound. The sententious pap that would emerge can be conjured without aid: I have issued an executive order to detain violent elements of this extremist movement that seeks to sow discord and hatred. This as middle-aged white men are dragged to the clink while blacks and “anti-fas” burn down the cities. Conservatives such as Thad Cochran would feign grave concern while suppressing a sly smile. But beyond expectations there’s a lesson.
That lesson is when in power the left should be granted every consideration they would extend to you: none. No honesty, no courtesy, no voice, no protections, no good-faith negotiation. Nothing but contempt and demonization. Of course the leaders of Greece were hardly content with even that accommodating stance. They found legal penumbras for locking up their political opposition. Just as Obama found in eliminating our immigration laws. The US Code is a remarkably dense labyrinth. Within it lurk a great many other penumbras ready to serve our interests, should any be inclined to discover them. It’s something we should never forget–but assiduously will.
All of which is preamble for the core conjecture. I macabrely wonder if the European peoples–drowning under their traitorous mainstream parties–will in desperation grasp onto an anchor rather than a lifeboat. Societal fractures are creating huge opportunities for political startups. The left is quick to offer its own: a caricature of the despised establishment. And as most voters are resounding imbeciles, they will see something that looks vaguely familiar and find comfort therein. As a result, the parties that have labored so diligently to replace their people may be jettisoned for workaholics willing to do the job in half the time. It is a very real possibility. Because the
far far far anti-establishment left gives the people a means to reject present politics without rejecting their secular religion. You can cast off the corrupt elite and still be anti-racist. It’s an offer many will find appealing today. Though few of their 1.3 children tomorrow.
The people of Europe have been hated for so long by their political establishments, it’s no surprise they seek affection elsewhere. God help us where they look.