While Greece has seen its share of civil unrest amidst the country’s severe economic collapse, the emergence of a Fascist party in the nation’s parliament is, by most measures, still an astonishing turn. The Blaze previously reported on the “Golden Dawn
” party, which claimed 21 parliamentary seats (or 7%) and the anti-immigrant rhetoric of its hard-line leader, Nikolaos Michaloliakos. Vowing to “rid this country of the stench” — a.k.a. immigrants — Golden Dawn’s insignia is entirely too reminiscent of the swastika and its adherents, reportedly clad in black, are often seen physically abusing and intimidating immigrants across the country. Needless to say, Greece’s immigrant community is understandably concerned and opponents are preoccupied with how best to marginalize the Neo-Nazi group that has now gained legitimacy in the halls of government.
Michaloliakos, who is also no fan of the media, said the day of “national revolution by the Greeks has begun against those who are selling us out and looting the sweat of the Greek people.”
It might also be worth noting that “Golden Dawn” takes its name from a “magical order” of Freemasons who practiced in the late 19th and early 20th century Britain. The order has been cited one of the greatest influences on Western occultism.