Golden Dawn — With the middle class determined to avenge the government for policies that have seen its living standards collapse, the far right has understood strong-arm tactics are no longer necessary.”

The Greek Neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn is softening its image and tempering its rhetoric before Sunday’s European elections. Replacing boots with suits, the party has sought to shed its menacing persona, fielding middle-class professionals in an effort to broaden its appeal. Among its 42 candidates are university professors, lawyers, surgeons, business people and a former Nato commander.

This is a very good tactical move, so long as it does not signal compromise. Softer tactics are necessary when the masses are in fact on your side, and only need to be educated and organized to the Program.

We Barbarians have to learn how to fight in other ways than hot lead and cold steel. Mind War is new to us. But it’s not hard to learn — it’s a matter of understanding the context, of seeing the Big Picture.

To see the Big Picture, you must involve yourself in tackling practical problems in your life and your community. The big tactical problem is poisoning/culling with Statist Agriculture. Start solving that problem, and you will understand the context of Mind War. Another is what can people still do for jobs? How do they get to their jobs affordably? Where do they live? Can they afford transport and housing?

A huge number of Millenials are failing to launch into employment and being able to live in their own housing, apart from their parents. Start solving this problem, and you will understand the Mind War.

Three podcasts I would recommend are the Kunstlercast and the C-Realm Podcast. and Peak Prosperity.

If you are a Millenial living at home, I recommend finding a job doing anything — minimum wage, in Boston, MA or Eugene, OR or Portland, OR or Seattle, WA, and live in a boarding house. So you share a house, and get your own room. Make sure you get a P.O. Box so your housemates don’t steal your mail and steal your identity. In your free time from work, be a volunteer at a microbrewery or a bicycle repair shop or a CSA farm, to learn the skill without pay. When you know what you’re doing, you can get paid.

Worry less about making converts, and more about solving practical problems. If you solve practical problems, the converts come automatically. People already agree with us, as Golden Dawn realizes.

The Greek Neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn is softening its image and tempering its rhetoric before Sunday’s European elections. Replacing boots with suits, the party has sought to shed its menacing persona, fielding middle-class professionals in an effort to broaden its appeal. Among its 42 candidates are university professors, lawyers, surgeons, business people and a former Nato commander.

“Golden Dawn is in a new phase of development due to Greece’s social and economic crisis,” said Giorgos Kyrtsos, a political commentator and European parliament candidate for the ruling centre-right New Democracy. “With the middle class determined to avenge the government for policies that have seen its living standards collapse, the far right has understood strong-arm tactics are no longer necessary.”

The makeover offers an image far removed from the black-shirted assault squads that have come to be associated with a party accused by the authorities of being a criminal organisation.

A number of the movement’s leaders, including its founder, Nikos Michaloliakos, have spent eight months in prison pending trial. Many had thought the crackdown, spurred by the murder of an anti-fascist rapper, would be the demise of a group that five years ago took just 0.2% of the vote. But efforts at cleaning up the party appear to have paid off. As in Hungary, where the neo-fascist Jobbik party increased its share of the vote in parliamentary elections last month by projecting itself as more moderate, the new-look Golden Dawn got its first endorsement in local elections last weekend.

Despite facing government accusations of involvement in murder, extortion and racist violence – and the discovery of portraits of Hitler and Nazi paraphernalia in the homes of Michaloliakos and other MPs – the ultra-nationalists clawed back support with a surprisingly strong performance.

In Athens, the area worst hit by record unemployment and six straight years of recession, Ilias Kasidiaris, Golden Dawn’s mayoral candidate, won 16.1% of the vote – more than double the party’s showing in general elections in June 2012. Although the former commanderarmy commando, whose left shoulder bears a large swastika tattoo, failed to make it into Sunday’s runoff, his success was echoed in working-class suburbs, where the party polled more than 20%.

“Golden Dawn is the only political force in the country that is rising,” said Kasidiaris, whose personal ratings soared after he assaulted two leftwing female MPs during a televised debate two years ago. “Greeks recognised that we have become their voice, the voice of truth, in the corrupt parliament.”

But it is the far-right party’s growing appeal to what was once the country’s well-heeled bourgeoisie that has most surprised analysts.

In Kolonaki, an upmarket Athens district of high-end boutiques, where women walk toy dogs and young, designer-clad men spill out of cafes and bars, the extremists attracted 13.7% of the vote. Along its high street, the talk this week was almost exclusively of Golden Dawn – and how it had succeeded in inveigling its way into the homes of local people. Had it found fertile ground only in Greece’s economic crisis, or was its ideology of hate – for immigrants, gay people and Jews – the draw for voters?

Entrepreneur Dimitris Deliyannis, who plans to vote for the group, thought it was a bit of both. The recent arrival in Kolonaki of beggars, homeless people and foreigners selling flowers had eroded people’s sense of security, he said. “It’s a protest vote. We’re not fascists or Nazis, but this is a system that is totally rotten, totally corrupt, that stops you in your tracks and lets immigrants get away with murder,” he said. “And because we know the system hates Golden Dawn and has used everything at its disposal to eradicate Golden Dawn we are going to hit the system with it.”

Yannis Kollides, a legal adviser at a government ministry, agreed. Like his friend he is, at 50, old enough to remember the return of democracy to Greece in 1974, but too young to recall the preceding seven-year dictatorship. “What I feel is rage and Golden Dawn is the answer to it,” he said. “And look, they’re nice guys now. If they get into the European parliament they can help change the policies of austerity and all the submission, exploitation and globalisation that has got us in this mess.”

Human rights groups are alarmed at Golden Dawn’s rise. The far right’s ability, Europe-wide, to move into the political mainstream on a platform of hate has raised fears of alliances being formed that will ultimately undermine democratic norms from within.

“It is just as dangerous when parties like Golden Dawn and Jobbik try to sanitise themselves to attract votes,” said Sonni Efron of Human Rights First, who is visiting Greece as part of a team. “It enables voters who are most angry about economic problems and want to cast a protest vote, or punish those in power, to pretend that these parties are not really fascist,” she said.

For seasoned Golden Dawn watchers, the party’s transformation is no surprise. In 2007, Michaloliakos, an open admirer of the military junta that once ruled Greece, wrote in the party magazine: “We will appear as the good guys. We will use the political system but our goal will be to use it as a Trojan horse to conquer the system … just as Odysseus did when he massacred the Trojans.”

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8 Responses to Golden Dawn — With the middle class determined to avenge the government for policies that have seen its living standards collapse, the far right has understood strong-arm tactics are no longer necessary.”

  1. fnn says:

    Good turns of phrase by a Front National ideologist:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/21/world/europe/europes-far-right-looks-to-russia-as-a-guiding-force.html?hp&_r=0

    …Russia offers the prospect of a new European order free of what Mr. Chauprade, in his own speech, described as its servitude to a “technocratic elite serving the American and European financial oligarchy” and its “enslavement by consumerist urges and sexual impulses.”

    …At the National Front’s pre-election rally, Mr. Chauprade mocked the “bearded lady” and won loud applause with a passionate plaint that Europeans had become a rootless mass of “consumers disconnected from their natural attachments — the family, the nation and the divine.”

    • mindweapon says:

      I agree fnn. I suspect that Mr. Chauprade is one of Front National’s non-whites, though. They do that, I suspect, because French identity is not supposed to be based on any race, and race is not recorded in French demographic statistics.

      But if they can move the ball in our direction, I’m not going to bash it. We need to get some power, aboove all, and stop the hemorrhaging.

  2. Daniel says:

    “neo-Nazi”
    They should be careful with their overuse of the other n-word.
    It might stop working.

    • PureEvil cont. says:

      It already has, did you see it’s “effect” on the Dominican cab driver? Is it working on him?

  3. eyeslevel says:

    It doesn’t matter how good you are at what you do or how adapted you are to the environment. If parasites are in power, they will extract wealth from you and continue their program of white genocide. You have to win the propaganda war, take power, and govern. Competence in wealth generation does not automatically confer political power. The people in power now couldn’t run a taco stand. But they’re good at propaganda.

    • mindweapon says:

      It doesn’t matter how good you are at what you do or how adapted you are to the environment. If parasites are in power, they will extract wealth from you and continue their program of white genocide.

      The European governments heavily taxed the Rothschilds and other Jews and would seize their gold shipments, or robbers would get their shipments very often. It did not stop them. THey didn’t say, “Oh, these Christians will never let us get rich.”

      There are myriad ways to re-route around wealth confiscation by the parasites, adn there is a natural limit on parasitism. Too much parasitism, too aggressive parasitism, and you end up getting black markets and wealth hoarding rather than free spending.

      Anyone who says a variation of “It doesn’t matter how . . . they will beat you” imagines that the government is all powerful. They aren’t. They are their own worst enemies. They are at war with us, it’s true, but they are also at war with themselves first.

      • eyeslevel says:

        White Europeans lost power because they lost the propaganda war to the Rothchilds and their kind. In an era of mass communications and nukes, taking power means winning the propaganda war.

        “It doesn’t matter how . . . they will beat you”

        Just the opposite, I’m saying it does matter. You have to win the propaganda war, take power, and govern. Then you’ll set your tax rates, where the money goes, and immigration policy. And control the NSA, the IRS the drones, agricultural policy and everything else.

      • mindweapon says:

        I don’t know that we are winning the propaganda war, but the government is most certainly losing it because they are failing to keep the cornucopia going.

        Mindweaponization is about laying the foundations for seizing power back from them and setting those policies. I believe we’re going to have some help from Reverend Malthus, however.

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