Greece Plans New Anti-Racism Law amid Golden Dawn Crackdown

Reuters, September 30, 2013

The Greek government said on Monday it would soon present a bill targeting racist hate speech, part of a crackdown on the far-right Golden Dawn party after the killing of an anti-fascist rapper.

“(The bill) will be submitted to parliament in a matter of days. It has symbolic and moral value,” Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos told reporters, adding that it would align Greek legislation with European standards.

Greece’s ruling coalition had been at loggerheads over whether it needed a new anti-racism law to deal with racist and inflammatory talk used by Golden Dawn.

Venizelos’s Socialist PASOK party had pushed for a new law, while the main ruling conservative party of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras had argued that current legislation was enough.

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Golden Dawn leader Nikolaos Mihaloliakos and four other party lawmakers are due to appear in court this week to respond to charges of forming a criminal organization.

The government is also preparing another law that would suspend Golden Dawn’s state funding on the grounds that its leadership is facing prosecution on felony charges.

“Democracy can’t fund its opponents,” Venizelos said.

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The party has denied any connection to the rapper’s death and also rejects the neo-Nazi label.

An outright ban of a political party is difficult under Greek law. The government plans instead to undermine Golden Dawn by cutting its money flows and dismantling its leadership.

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  • David Ashton

    All sadly predictable, whatever the recent pretext.

    • Lagerstrom

      Well didn’t we see this coming.

      • David Ashton

        Americans have a different perspective, but in Europe things are different. All the EU member-states are effectively governed by a political class that either believes in, or pays lip service, to a multiracialism and a “human rights” code that is the “opposite” of Nazism. The EU has brought in regulations against “racism” and “xenophobia” which can be incrementally defined and enforced. The EU has a special organisation to “monitor” what it calls “racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia”. Recent actions include recommendations to put Gypsy females in member-state parliaments. To some degree all the nations of Europe, from Britain to Greece, and in thrall to this dominance in the same way that they are victims of an international finance crisis, despite their common stock of able workers and resources (e.g. the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer telling us that “boom and bust” are inevitable).

        To challenge and overthow this dominance requires astute opposition. Some countries like Germany (obviously) have strict “anti-nazi” controls, while others impose other handicaps (e.g raising the %age level at which anti-immigration candidates can enter parliament), plus the widespread media hostility against populist or “racist” organisations or individuals.

        It suits the governing elites to have as targets for suppression any movements that represent themselves or can be easily represented as (neo)Nazi. It suits them even better if such groups or their members can be convicted of “ordinary” crimes, such as the injury or murder of immigrants or opponents or ordinary citizens. It hardly matters whether the organizers planned such crimes as part of their tactics of “rebellion against the system”, or whether they are committed by hotheads, or whether they are the work of agents provocateurs or opponents.

        Golden Dawn walked into a trap.

    • Stentorian_Commentator

      You’re a Brit, right? I am sure you have seen the same with various British and English parties that dare to advocate for the interests of Brits or English. Any advice on how to resist/avoid the crackdown?
      On a side point, how many of these leftist parties contain vicious punks who have beaten and killed Greeks as part of their “action”, yet all it takes is some vague allegations, and somehow it’s OK to take down a whole political party. This is the kind of thing that makes you believe in conspiracy theories.

      • David Ashton

        Leftist attacks on patriots (not just “fascists”) in Britain goes back a long way, and effective government “connivance” well before WW2. The way to avoid crackdown is to keep scrupulously within the law while spreading judicious propaganda in a careful manner at all available levels or opportunities, to undermine intellectual obstacles and create public sympathy. There are lessons to be learned from communist and cultural-marxist conspiracies (front organisations, parallel arguments, infiltration), but such lessons are late in the day, and our people suffer from desperation, clumsiness and vanity.

        I reiterate my previous advice: (1) breed like kind, (2) secure the heritage and its records, and (3) master the technology and content of the internet.

  • Spartacus

    “The government plans instead to undermine Golden Dawn by cutting its money flows and dismantling its leadership.”

    ———————————————————————————————————————

    For all of you in the US – you can help Golden Dawn here :

    https://xaameriki(DOT)wordpress(DOT)com/

    Hail Golden Dawn !

    • White Mom in WDC

      I read that site this weekend. They are looking for people to donate baby food and formula for Greek citizens’ children. What a ‘hateful’ group.

      • Spartacus

        Well, what did you expect from those blood thirsty nazis ? I’ll bet they use that baby food to make bombs that they’ll use to kill six billion jews !

        • White Mom in WDC

          The term ‘Nazi’ is overused and misused. The global elite use this term to criminalize and isolate any European group of nationalists that wishes to fight for its country’s and people’s identity. The US Government has become and instrument, a whore if you will, for the globalists to bully the European nations. I am ashamed of our government. What was and is being done to Golden Dawn us a human rights violation. Eventually though, the globalists in cahoots with the whore Feds will overplay its hand using the term Nazi as the term will lose all power. These globalists are infected with hubris. Pride goeth before a fall

          • Spartacus

            “What was and is being done to Golden Dawn us a human rights violation.”

            —————————————————————————————-

            And unlike the africans, pakistanis, gypsies and all the other critters the marxists worry about – people from GD actually HAVE human right, because they’re actually human !

          • White Mom in WDC

            Not falling for that spy!

          • Xerxes22

            Even The Drudge Report labels Golden Dawn as neo-Nazis. They are all preaching the same talking points. You won’t hear Rush or Glen Beck or any of those other “conservatives” deviating from the official line.

          • White Mom in WDC

            Scary. I heard someone got to Drudge

        • Le Fox

          How about a gajillion? Sounds nicer.

  • IstvanIN

    God forbid that the Greeks determine the future of Greece.

  • dmxinc

    I would like to know if the backgrounds of those behind this new law are really Greek.

    Those behind our 1965 Immigration Reform Act weren’t really American.

    • John Ulfsson

      Oy vey! Somebody ban this anti-semitic poster!

      • Spartacus

        • David Ashton

          I pressed the vote-up button to see who had endorsed this cartoon and accidentally added my name to the list. I see this elephant as one “animal” in the room rather than the mammoth behind all the others. The Protocols of the Elders Zion is NOT a genuine document.

          • Spartacus

            I trust you’ve read it yourself ?

          • David Ashton

            Yes, but in English only completely in the Marsden translation and in “L. Fry”‘s book (whose commentary is misleading in some details). I have read books on it the original French, and other pre-war material translated from German. These include several varied studies, both critical and favorable, published before and since the once supposedly definitive 1967 “Warrant for Genocide” by Prof. Norman Cohn (who relied on Boris Nicolaevsky). This is now partly superseded by other studies, including a revival of the Mattvei Golovinski theory, and most importantly the neglected detailed textual examinations by Cesare de Michelis, which show pretty conclusively that it was largely a fabrication made inside the Tsarist Empire that went through several demonstrable dated recensions. I have noted earlier observations from e.g. Nesta Webster, Revilo Oliver, Douglas Reed, Michael Hagemeister, Alfred Rosenberg, James Webb, Julius Evola, Hannah Arendt, Michael Baigent, David Icke, etc, etc.

            It is as presented a set of confidential lectures, but is not seamless in style nor content, and does not reflect a Hebrew or Yiddish idiom (a Latin phrase sticks out like a sore thumb). The very absence from a complete script of the name of its author(s), location, date or audience is itself as obvious a reason for suspicion as are the half-a-dozen contradictory accounts of its discovery by its original promoters.

            The number of undeniable parallels with Maurice Joly are plagiarised from his text, not vice-versa. There are significant French references (e.g. the Metro construction). It can be dated towards the end of the 19th century during the reaction to Judeo-Masonic influence in the French government at a time of a gold crisis whose concerns were shared by Russian and Ukrainian “anti-Semites”. Adolphe Cremieux was a possible target of this material.

            In my view the “uncanny note of prophecy” reflects contemporary circumstances rather than long-term prediction, except for the near-coincidence of the subsequent Soviet revolution, though with the notable omission of the Zionist programme for a “national home”. Two interesting recent booklets by Kerry Bolton have largely confirmed the contemporary limitations, though not intentionally so.

            Does the text reflect any specifically Jewish and/or Masonic interests and objectives? To some extent it does, though often in a malignantly parodic and ultimately self-defeating form. It was a clever fabrication, but not clever enough.

          • Spartacus

            My personal belief from reading it is that it was edited by the secret services of the Russian Empire to make it easier to “get the point”, but it is still mostly accurate. I haven’t even heard of the majority of the sources you mention, but I read the original text, then I looked around and… Well, I’m pretty sure it’s for real . There are just too many “coincidences” with what I see happening all around me, in pretty much every country in the West .

          • David Ashton

            I understand your last point. In 1943 Hitler and Goebbels were stiil debating it.

            There could possibly have been some basically minimal genuine text, subsequently and foolishly enlarged. Who was the supposed speaker? Asher Ginsberg, Theodor Herzl and Adolphe Cremieux just do not fit.

            That some of it coincides with some activities by Jews in later years is not enough to identify it as an explicit single master-plan, which was consciously followed.

          • Spartacus

            I do not believe there is one single “master-plan”, but that they learn as they go, but with their main purpose always the same – the destruction of the European race, their primary competitors, and the only race that could destroy them either by outright extermination or by “swallowing” them through assimilation over time .

          • David Ashton

            WW2 and the creation of Israel have produced networks and attitudes somewhat different in reach, character and effectiveness than those that existed previously. Some account of most sources I have mentioned can be found through an internet search.

          • John Ulfsson

            What a great goy.

          • Spartacus

            There’s no need for that. Despite mister Ashton’s obvious misunderstandings on the jewish issue, I can assure you he’s on our side.

          • David Ashton

            I support the protection and promotion of the civilization created by white people. I am neither an anti-Semitic racist nor a sycophant of any Jewish interests I consider harmful, such as the promotion of alien mass-immigration. I cannot be bothered to go into more detail to defend this distinction. Those who don’t like it can lump it. I plough my own furrow to the best of my ability and conscience.

          • David Ashton

            I keep a mind open to rational argument and convincing evidence wherever it might lead. I speak my mind without fear or favor.

        • Franklin_Ryckaert

          Masons, Illuminati, Socialists, Communists, Elites, Reptilians…don’t forget also “Germanic Death Cults” (as per Alex Jones), but still they have one thing in common. If you look closely at the features of the elephant’s face you can guess what that is (hint : the headgear of that elephant is called a kippah in his own language).

          • David Ashton

            Yes, we did get it.

    • DonReynolds

      I am pretty sure, Sen. Ted Kennedy was really an American.

      • gregCall

        The 1965 immigration reform act was written and introduced by a jewish senator from New york and co-sponsored by the biggest leftist of the time a senator from Michigan and simply promoted by Ted (the most useless of his family) Kennedy. As far as whether Teddy was in anyway an American, well that’s a matter of opinion. Personally I hope he’s buried in a public cemetery and someone urinates on his grave nightly, he certainly deserves nothing less for the legacy of his time in office.

        • Franklin_Ryckaert

          I have read somewhere that Ted Kennedy was probably threatened by the usual suspects. After all those usual suspects had already murdered two of his brothers, so he’d better cooperate…

          • David Ashton

            He was just a liberal-left creep lower in IQ and principle even than Jack & Bobby. “Teddy Bare”, remember? If Mossad had phoned him to say “We will kill you as we did both your brothers” isn’t that more likely to damage their interests than his mortality? Anyhow, if Oswald fired at least one bullet at the Dallas motorcade, and there was a conspiracy, it is more likely to have been the KGB than the vast Mossad-Mafia-CIA conglomeration proposed by those with theories about Israel’s weapons and Fed credit policy.

      • dmxinc

        You need to do some research on who authored the bill.

        They would be pleased that this many years later, even as the American way of life falls apart, people like you have still been tricked by the facade of Ted Kennedy.

    • Le Fox

      …Yeah, they were. Check again, buddy. Try avoiding Kevin MacDonald this time.

      • dmxinc

        Of course, technically they were (no kidding), but from the start of their lives to the finish, they lived outside of what we would consider traditional America. As wolves in sheep’s clothing, they did their best to undermine it.

        They succeeded, probably beyond their wildest dreams.

  • Kit Ingoldby

    Democracy.

    You can vote for whoever you want. Just as long as you vote for the right party.

    • RisingReich

      I wish I could argue, but this is exactly the case in ‘modern’ democracy.

      Tyranny of the (brainwashed) majority.

  • bubo

    It won’t work. Golden Dawn has the support of the people.

    • Spartacus

      This is from their march in Meligala from a few weeks ago, they managed to bring more than 15.000 people, that in a country of about 10 million :

  • White Mom in WDC

    I hope that other Nationalist movements take note of how insecure the Globalists are becoming. There is a storm brewing and it is always darkest before it breaks. This event is just an intimidation tactic. Golden Dawn just got a whole boat load of free publicity. It has many sympathizers because what was done was WRONG. What is being done to mother Europe is wrong.

  • MekongDelta69

    Yeah, because Greece is such a ‘thriving’ socialist country, they ‘obviously’ have NO other problems to deal with.
    /sarc

  • leftists are delusional

    I figure with one more democrat appointment to the Supreme Court “hate speech” in the U.S. will be considered “yelling fire in a crowded theater.”

    en.wikipedia(dot)org/wiki/Schenck_v._United_States

  • RisingReich

    I can only hope this backfires dramatically. It did once before in history so I’d expect the same result here…

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      I do too, and I hope the ones behind this are the ones who will lose everything from the neck up, literally.

      • Sick of it

        They will most likely flee while their employees die in droves if it comes to it.

  • Chris Granzow XI

    I have a gut feeling that this was all a conspiracy just to get Golden Dawn out of office so they could pass this legislation. 3-4 months ago I read some article talking about how elitists wanted to pass this “anti-racism” law, but knew it would be shot down if GD was still in the parliament.

    • David Ashton

      But they use GD as a pretext.

  • Wilmoto

    So the Greek Government is going to present a bill targeting racist hate speech…you mean like this? Anti-fa rapper Killa-P lyrics…

    “…Raise your antenna, f**k your fascism, birth of a whore,
    yes, you got it right, this one’s for you
    Your choice hanging or running
    f**k every kind of fascist, asshole lets go for more
    F**k them, crush them, piss on their faces, and f**k their tribe”

    Oh,that’s right,minorities like Killa-P will have special privilege to rap all the violent racist lyrics they want, while the real Greek citizens will just have to accept not being equal under their hate speech laws…

    Good riddance to Killa-P…he deserved what he got.

    • Sick of it

      Looks like he couldn’t backup his own words…

  • bigone4u

    Freedom of speech is a basic human right that no government can legally take away. The current Greek government must be overthrown. Likewise, the current US government. Marxist thugs worldwide are in panic mode as the sheeple wake up. We are at a pivotal moment in history and must remain stalwart in our oppostion to our own extermination by the Marxists.

  • Evette Coutier

    Greece is trying to legalize and institute thought police.

  • Guest

    The thing that really tick’s me off about the Socialist Government and media in Greece, is their blatant dishonesty. Especially when it comes to dealing with these “AntiFa” thugs, who are portrayed as some legitimate activist group. When in reality, if any group should be charged with forming a criminal organization it’s them. I mean, they don’t hide the fact that their number one goal is to deny those whom they disagree with politically, the right to participate in their very own Democracy. Nor do they hide the fact that they intend to achieve their goals through physically assaulting those who do not think like them. <Bigot Much?) Hell, they advertise right on their website that they want members who are willing to go beyond the law and physically assault, with extreme violence, their political adversaries. Which they do, and not just in Greece but all across Europe.

    Yet, these brutal assaults are rarely if ever arrested let alone prosecuted. Why? I believe it's because they do their deeds with the tacit approval, if not out right support of these socialistic parties and Governments across Europe. In fact, I believe these scummy thugs are playing the same role for the liberal/socialist/communist parties and Governments across Europe. That the "Brown Shirts" played for Hitler and his Nazi regime. Like I said, the people who should be arrested for being a criminal organization is "AntiFa". However, not before they are all forced to take a shower and brush those God damn teeth. No one wants to look at you in the middle of September and see the remnants of a happy meal eaten the previous May still caked upon all 6 of your remaining teeth.

  • Guest

    The thing that really tick’s me off about the Socialist Government and
    media in Greece, is their blatant dishonesty. Especially when it comes
    to dealing with these “AntiFa” thugs, who are portrayed as some
    legitimate activist group. When in reality, if any group should be
    charged with forming a criminal organization it’s them. I mean, they
    don’t hide the fact that their number one goal is to deny those whom
    they disagree with politically, the right to participate in their very
    own Democracy. Nor do they hide the fact that they intend to achieve
    their goals through physically assaulting those who do not think like
    them. <Bigot Much?) Hell, they advertise right on their website that
    they want members who are willing to go beyond the law and physically
    assault, with extreme violence, their political adversaries. Which they
    do, and not just in Greece but all across Europe.

    Yet, these brutal
    assaults are rarely if ever prosecuted let alone arrested. Why? I
    believe it's because they do their deeds with the tacit approval, if not
    out right support of these socialistic parties and Governments across
    Europe. In fact, I believe these scummy "AntiFa" thugs are playing the same role
    for the liberal/socialist/communist parties and Governments. That the "Brown Shirts" played for Hitler and the Nazi regime. So, like I said earlier, it's the "AntiFa" people who need to be arrested and charged with creating a criminal organization. However, not before they are forced to take a shower and made to brush them God damn teeth. No one wants to look at you in mid September only to see the remnants of a value meal you've eaten the previous May still caked upon all 7 of your remaining teeth.

  • LIBERTYSINCURSION

    The thing that really tick’s me off about the Socialist Government and media in Greece, is their blatant dishonesty. Especially when it comes to dealing with these “AntiFa” thugs, who are portrayed as some legitimate activist group. When in reality, if any group should be charged with forming a criminal organization it’s them. I mean, they don’t hide the fact that their number one goal is to deny those whom they disagree with politically, the right to participate in their very own Democracy. Nor do they hide the fact that they intend to achieve their goals through physically assaulting those who do not think like
    them. Hell, they advertise right on their website that they want members who are willing to go beyond the law and physically assault, with extreme violence, their political adversaries. Which they do, and not just in Greece but all across Europe.

    Yet, these brutal assaults are rarely if ever prosecuted let alone arrested. Why? I believe it’s because they do their deeds with the tacit approval, if not out right support of these socialistic parties and Governments across Europe. In fact, I believe these scummy “AntiFa” thugs are playing the same role for the liberal/socialist/communist parties and Governments. That the “Brown Shirts” played for Hitler and the Nazi regime. So, like I said earlier, it’s the “AntiFa” people who need to be arrested and charged with creating a criminal organization. However, not before they are forced to take a shower and made to brush them God damn teeth. No one wants to look at you in mid September only to see the remnants of a value meal you’ve eaten the previous May still caked upon all 7 of your remaining teeth.

  • NorthernWind

    This kind of nonsense will only end up radicalizing nationalists. They can delay us for now but we will win in the end.

  • Northern American-Nationalist

    All these authoritarian actions against Golden Dawn will only ensure their eventual victory.

    The Greek people naturally (as a knee-jerk reaction) do not trust their elites because they are commonly understood to be corrupt. Many are just not aware how deep is this corruption. When the Greek elites make a move or a statement, the Greek populace embrace the opposite; anyone else is just a political opportunist (i.e. the Independent Greeks [party]).

    These are good tidings. You won’t easily displace the approxiamate 15% of the Greek populace (let alone a quarter of Greek Cypriots) who told various pollsters that they would vote for an allegedly “neo-Nazi” party, who’s in reality an ultranationalist party. I smell the Bradley effect coming off the post-Fyssas polls!

  • David Ashton

    There is an ideological sympathy and often collusion between liberal-left authorities and marxian-left demonstrators. It resembles a pincer movement, and the early experiences of the much maligned Saint Paul as described in the Acts of the Apostles are an ancient example of this process.

  • David Ashton

    Hitler spoke and wrote against the old “upper-class” of imperial Germany, and his “hostility” was to some degree reciprocated by many of its members of conservative military or religious outlook . He advocated a new racial aristocracy formed through the education and eugenic policies of national socialism. I do not recall expressing a different opinion here at any time, since the above two sentences summarise what I thought and still think. This is based on incontrovertible evidence, which can be quoted if you wish, and in any case it would not affect my credibility on other matters which I have discussed here, from communism to human biology.