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Greece’s Golden Dawn Party falsely labeled ‘right-wing’ by mainstream media

Our real SocialismGreece’s Golden Dawn party refers to itself as a “a Social and Nationalist movement” on their website. Although they deny associating with the Nazi party, they are often referred to as “neo-nazis” in the press. They are “anti-Zionist” (code for anti-Semitic) and they speak derisively of the left… and the right. In fact they “spit on the face of the Right-wing traitors…”

According to them, they are “opposed to both internationalist communism and globalist capitalism.” 

They claim that if you are a supporter of their party, you “believe in the importance of the society, the community of the People, and not that of the individual.” But the biggest indicator that the Golden Dawn party is anything but “far-right” comes from their own self-professed hatred of the right.

They declare,

“We spit on the face of the Right-wing traitors, we spit on their loyalty to the Zionist regime, we spit on their political respectability!!”

Further, the Golden Dawn Party is against austerity. They lament the “neo-conservatives in parliament [who] passed brutal austerity measures” and say,

“Now we are told that the international banks who loaned Greece all this money, were ‘tricked’ by Greek politicians into making Greece look like a lucrative economic investment and that now the Greek people must pay with harsh austerity measures to compensate for this supposed trickery.”

Does This Sound Like the Tea Party to You?

Pretty much all the press in America and around the world, from the Huffington Post to Fox News, refers to the Golden Dawn party as “far-right.”

Perhaps a definition of far-right is in order.

Since the Tea Party is considered to be “far right” in America, their beliefs can be explained this way:

Generally speaking, the Tea Party is against excessive taxes and advocate limited government. They believe in the concept of “self-governance,” and advocate for more sovereignty for the states, as endorsed by the founding fathers. They oppose burdensome regulations and are very concerned about the stifling national debt. The Tea Party is firmly against government waste, fraud and abuse, and they are advocates of the free-market, not to be confused with crony capitalism.

The Tea Party is much less involved with social issues, but they are generally against the killing of unborn children and believe in marriage being defined as between a man and a woman, not to be confused with anti-gay. They are anti-illegal immigration, not to be confused with legal immigration, which is fully embraced. Of course, as a grassroots movement, there is no one platform.

Politicians like Harry Reid, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden have actually made speeches in the past that seem to fall in line with Tea Party beliefs, like when they all vocally decried the nuclear option and voted against raising the debt ceiling.

But their beliefs have since “evolved.” And the beliefs they once strongly vocalized are now considered to be “radical.”

As reported by Liberty Unyielding, the Tea Party has been battered for being “extreme.”

  • Representative Peter DeFazio said that the GOP has been made “hostage by extremist elements in their party” and used the terms “radical” and “anarchists” to describe these members, and continued to say that they are “funded by special interests.”
  • Representative Jim McDermott quoted the Bible and said that the GOP “doesn’t care about poor people.”
  • Representative Steve Cohen said that Obamacare is the “law of the land,” failing to mention that the law passed without one Republican vote, or that it is unpopular with Americans.
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid repeated his common meme that the Tea Party representatives are “radicals,” and “anarchists.” Further, he declared that the GOP is “committing extortion,” and “holding a gun to the head of Americans.” He said, “It’s time for Republicans to stop obsessing over old battles”
  • Rep. George Miller said that Republicans were committing “Jihad against American citizens.”

Not surprisingly, the actual beliefs of the Tea Party are not explained by politicians. If they were, it would not be quite so easy to vilify them.

Obviously, the beliefs of the Tea Party are  strikingly different from the beliefs of Greece’s Golden Dawn Party.

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Renee Nal is a co-founder of TavernKeepers.com, a news and political commentary site founded by former Glenn Beck interns. She is also the National Conservative Examiner and a contributor for the Brenner Brief.

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  • Nordicelt

    As I began to read this article, I lost interest at about the 6th or 7th lines, where we are told that “Anti Zionism” is code for “Anti Semitic”.
    Oh please give me a break.
    Much of the world is getting fed up with Israel’s vicious & ongoing atrocities in the West Bank & Gaza, while at the same time, wallowing in their never ending self pity & myths of perpetual victimhood.Indeed many decent Jews are now separating themselve from the vile little, self worshiping, cult that now rules in Tel Aviv.
    So,..IF,..Israel is what Zionism is all about, then you can put me down as “Anti Zionist”, & if you consider “that” to be “code” for whatever you choose..

    • Renee Nal

      Sounds like you should join the Golden Dawn Party, you would fit right in. I am guessing you are also anti-austerity (code for responsible spending).

      • Nordicelt

        Hi Renee,..Well, If I were.Greek, I would be a “Golden Dawn” supporter.
        I like their ultra nationalistic (“racist” if you will),anti- immigrant , no nonsense,point of view & I think that we need a lot more of that mindset here in America,k as well as in Europe & Australia
        I mean, where does this notion come from, among assorted “non-whites” around the world, that they have a “God Given” right to just sneak into any “White” nation of their choice, &, just head on down to the welfare office, & then start collecting free goodies, at the expense of the working people of the local populations.? And in the case of the Muslims, where do they get off with their announced intentions to re-make all of Europe into a cultural copy of the Islamic Hell holes that they claim to be “refugees” from?
        Any people that do not have a sense of who & what they are, are doomed to be driven to extinction,..So I say, more power to the Golden Dawn,..& may Europe as a whole, & America, & Australia as well awake to the fact, that the “enemy is at the gates”,.& then begin to act accordingly,..

  • Aarradin

    You’ve completely missed the central point:

    “Right” and “Left” don’t mean the same thing in Europe as they do in the US.

    In the US “Right” or “Conservative” means small government (and therefore pro-civil liberties), capitalist, free-market, etc.

    Outside the US, pretty much ALL political parties are socialist. To a European, a “right-wing” party is Socialist (like everyone else), but unlike the “left”, they are also Nationalist, anti-Euro, and opposed to immigration of Muslims.

    So, to an American, Golden Dawn, along with all other fascist parties, are Socialist and therefore Leftist. To a European, for whom everyone is Socialist, its the Nationalist aspect that determines Right/Left, so they are therefore considered “Right Wing”.

    For instance, Marine Le Pen’s party in France. It is universally described as “right-wing”, often “hard-right” or even “ultra-right wing”. But, they are Socialists. The are also French nationalists, want France out of the Eurozone and the Euro, and want an end to the massive wave of Muslim immigration that is destroying their society.

    • Renee Nal

      Which is exactly why I pointed out Fox News and the Huffington Post. The American msm makes no such distinction, and I thank you for pointing that out.

    • Nordicelt

      So,..You can put me down as “Hard Right” on steroids.

  • jgets

    Golden Dawn is a Nazi party profiting from the disillusionment and discontent in today’s Great Depression Greece. There is no doubt about that. The phenomenon has been previously seen in Europe during periods of extreme economic hardship. Every other political force in Greece is discredited, for they all share the blame for the country’s current situation.

    Golden Dawn would have remained an insignificant political (>1%) force had the broad spectrum, of Greece’s nepotistic political class and economic elites (encompassing the center Right to the center Left), not proved so grossly incompetent and corrupt in handling the countries economic affairs.

    A nation with one of the most intelligent and creative populations per capita on the planet, a tradition of education and personal achievement, vibrant industries and services in shipping and shipbuilding, aviation and defense, cement, construction, fertilizers, banking, textiles, to name a few, all on par or superior to the Asian Tigers, was reduced to rubble by mismanagement, corruption, and vote buying through economically unsustainable social programs the previous forty years. Remind you of something?

    You would be angry too. And so desperate to survive that any crackpot that came along promising better days would be given a hearing out.

    • Renee Nal

      Well stated. As I was reading about the Golden Dawn Party, it is clear that they are under attack, but it is impossible to stand by them due to their anti-Semitism. They were defunded, their leadership is in prison, they are blamed for killing an “anti-fascist” rapper (who I cannot find reference to before the murder, and I cannot find out who has specifically been charged in his death) and two of their members were recently gunned down on the street.

      • Nordicelt

        Once again, this old “Anti Semitic” canard is getting old, in that “International (Zionist) Jewry” is a powerful economic, political & military force on the world scene,. & I never cease to be disgusted at their shabby attempts to pass themselves off as an endlessly persecuted religious minority.

  • jgets

    Btw, since the anti-zio, anti-Semite stuff was brought up again, and again, and again…..it is getting very tiresome.

    Greece and Israel happen to get along just fine these days. Golden Dawn AND hyper-religious/nationalist Israeli judeofascists, notwithstanding.

    • Renee Nal

      They have fourteen blogs about it on their website, leading me to believe it is a pretty big part of their platform. And despite that, they have a reasonable level of support in Greece.

      • jgets

        They would have much more support in Greece had they NOT been anti-Semitic or fascist. That should tell you something about Greece.

        As I stated earlier, there is no political alternative at this time for disgruntled Greek voter other than GD or the far Left. No equivalent of a Tea Party movement, unfortunately. The political system and politicians failed miserably. Hence, extremism.

        Just Scylla or Charybdis, take your pick.

      • Renee Nal

        I wonder how a “tea party” would do? Perhaps we should go start one!

      • jgets

        It’s a bit premature… the US embassy would probably freak out :)