by Ian Mosley
The financial situation in Greece had financial markets around the world spooked as it came up on a deadline for it to make a 1.8 billion dollar payment to its creditors. This raises the question: Why did lenders loan money to Greece beyond its ability to pay back and why should the people of Greece be forced into debt-slavery because of the actions of a few irresponsible leftist politicians?
The far-left government of Greece made a deal with the EU to put austerity measures in place as part of a plan to appease the EU and the international bankers. The people of Greece are angry and the Golden Dawn Party is enjoying a boost in its popularity.
A recent news article reports “The leader from Greece’s ultra-rightist Golden Dawn party was released from jail on Friday, as his 18-month pretrial detention period expired. He will, however, still face trial.”
“Nikos Michaloliakos, 57, as well as party lawmaker Yiannis Lagos, were released from a prison in Athens on Friday afternoon. Mr. Michaloliakos’ deputy Christos Pappas is also due to be released by the end of the month.”
“The party’s leader and five other lawmakers have been in custody since late 2013, after members of the party, the country’s third largest, were implicated in the death of a popular rap artist.”
Somehow, I doubt if these leaders of the Golden Dawn party had the slightest idea who this rap artist was, but the leftist regime grabbed this as an excuse to impose some heavy-handed oppression.
The bottom line is the Golden Dawn Party is still around and still has a few members of Parliament.
The U.K. Telegraph reported that “A lawmaker from the extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party on Wednesday lashed out at the Greek government over new economic measures meant to secure a bailout for the cash-strapped country. Addressing the Greek Parliament, Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris harshly criticised the deal Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras agreed to after a 17-hour eurozone summit.”
They didn’t get into exactly what he said, and the video is in Greek, but this guy Kasidaris ripped up a bunch of papers during a session of Parliament, presumably the bailout agreement.
“The Greek government, and many experts, say the bailout deal is needed to avoid the even worse scenario of a complete collapse of Greece’s banks, which would push the country out of the euro. Economists estimate that if Greece falls out of the currency union, its economy could shrink by another 10 or 20 percent…”
Another article from the Guardian states: “Austerity measures demanded of Greece by its European creditors will strengthen the far right, the country’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has said.”
“Varoufakis also dubbed the bailout agreement reached in Brussels this week as a new Treaty of Versaille, and a coup d’état which used banks instead of tanks.”
“The Greek government has found itself in a dire political situation after it was forced to accept draconian austerity measures as part of a bailout offer even harsher than the one a national referendum voted no to last week.”
“The outspoken former minister, who resigned from his role after the national referendum, despite it returning the result he was calling for, told the ABC the far-right Golden Dawn party could ‘inherit the mantle of the anti-austerity drive, tragically.'”
The Golden Dawn Party is the only serious political force that will do something about Greece’s debt problem and the growing problems from the Muslim and African invasion of Greece.