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fredag 1. november 2013

Greske politikere drept

I kveld ble det meldt at to medlemmer av det greske (ofte omtalt som høyreekstreme) politiske partiet  Chrysi Avgi (norsk: Gyllent Daggry) er drept i en skyteepisode. Fra ekathimerini:
Two members of Golden Dawn have reportedly been shot dead outside the party's offices in the northern Athens neighborhood of Neo Iraklio.
One of the two men shot dead is reported to be the secretary of the local party office.
According to unconfirmed reports the men were shot by gunmen who were on a motorcycle and wearing helmets.
A third victim was reportedly injured. Police are at the scene and have cordoned off the area.
Partiet har for ikke lenge siden blitt anklaget for å stå bak drapet på en musiker i Hellas, hvorpå partiets leder senere ble fengslet. Det har også blitt foreslått å forby partiet i det greske parlamentet. Oppslutningen om partiet har visstnok sunket noe etter drapet på musikeren, men partiet nyter fortsatt stor oppslutning.

Rapporter skal ha det til at partiet har flere medlemmer og/eller sympatisører i gresk politi. Fra The Guardian:

Members have spoken of collusion with the police – who in one video are seen giving cover to Golden Dawn supporters during street battles against anti-fascists – and special forces from whom they have claimed to have received training in clandestine camps.
I denne sammenheng kan jeg gjenta noe jeg skrev i et tidligere innlegg om dette greske partiet og likhetstrekk med nazistene i Tyskland før 2. verdenskrig: 
Man skal ikke se bort i fra at på samme måte som Schutzstaffel ("SS") vokste frem som en særdeles viktig paramilitær støttespiller for naziregimet i Tyskland, så kan noe lignende skje i Hellas for Chrysi Avgi. Se nemlig på dette fra Wikipedia:
In the elections of May 2012, exit polls showed that in the large urban regions of Greece (mainly Athens, and also Thessaloniki) an average of 50% of the members of various police divisions (especially those in special task and anti-riot units) reported voting for Golden Dawn. The city's electoral districts where police officers voted registered the highest scores for the party, culminating at 19-24%, contrasting highly with neighboring districts.
I Hellas har man den siste tidens se politi demonstrere mot opprørspolitiet. Det er politi vs.politi nå. Hvor lenge før disse gruppene slår seg sammen og vender seg mot dagens politiske lederskap, og baner veien for Golden Dawn?
Jeg har skrevet om dette politiske partiet og deres økende popularitet i Hellas ved flere anledninger tidligere (se f.eks. her, her og her.) Jeg tillater meg å repetere noe jeg skrev i et av disse innleggene:
La meg komme med en sterk advarsel til alle som tror sosialistene og sosialismen er fint og flott. Det er de og det ikke! Under ser du hva Friedrich August von Hayek sier om koblingen mellom sosialisme og nazisme (og fascisme) i sin bok The Road To Serfdom (last den ned gratis her). Les nøye, og ta advarslene til deg. Dette kommer fra en mann som tjenestegjorde i 1. verdenskrig, og levde store deler av sitt liv tett opptil den tyske tankegangen. Hayek sa bl.a. følgende:
Few recognize that the rise of fascism and Marxism was not a reaction against the socialist trends of the preceding period but a necessary outcome of those tendencies. Yet it is significant that many of the leaders of these movements, from Mussolini down (and including Laval and Quisling) began as socialists and ended as fascists or Nazis. In the democracies at present, many who sincerely hate all of Nazism’s manifestations are working for ideals whose realization would lead straight to the abhorred tyranny. Most of the people whose views influence developments are in some measure socialists.
It is significant that this abandonment of liberalism, whether expressed as socialism in its more radical form or merely as ‘organization’ or ‘planning’, was perfected in Germany. During the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the first quarter of the twentieth, Germany moved far ahead in both the theory and the practice of socialism, so that even today Russian discussion largely carries on where the Germans left off. The Germans, long before the Nazis, were attacking liberalism and democracy, capitalism, and individualism. 
Long before the Nazis, too, the German and Italian socialists were using techniques of which the Nazis and fascists later made effective use. The idea of a political party which embraces all activities of the individual from the cradle to the grave, which claims to  guide his views on everything, was first put into practice by the socialists. It was not the fascists but the socialists who began to collect children at the tenderest age into political organization to direct their thinking. It was not the fascists but the socialists who first thought of organizing sports and games, football and hiking, in party clubs where the members would not be infected by other views. It was the socialists who first insisted that the party member should distinguish himself from others by the modes of greeting and the forms of address. It was they who, by their organization of ‘cells’ and devices for the permanent supervision of private life, created the prototype of the totalitarian party.
By the time Hitler came to power, liberalism was dead in Germany. And it was socialism that had killed it. To many who have watched the transition from socialism to fascism at close quarters the connection between the two systems has become increasingly obvious, but in the democracies the majority of people still believe that socialism and freedom can be combined. They do not realize that democratic socialism, the great utopia of the last few generations, is not only unachievable, but that to strive for it produces something utterly different – the very destruction of freedom itself. As has been aptly said: ‘What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven.’

Mange vil nok si at min motstand mot sosialisme og lignende holdninger er vel i overkant. Jeg påstår så klart ikke at sosialister er som nazister, på ingen måte, men vær likevel klar over en ting: Endringer skjer gradvis, og (jeg tror ikke) man kommer fram til nazismen uten å først gå sosialismens sti. Det er en gradvis prosess, og slik mennesket er, så innser man ikke hvor ekstrem en forandring over tid er dersom den har skjedd gradvis. 

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