Voters in Europe have supported anti-austerity candidates in landmark victories. In France’s presidential election, François Hollande was elected as the first Socialist to lead France in 17 years. Greek citizens rejected two parties in parliamentary elections that had pledged to enact harsh international bailout measures. Meanwhile, Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party could enter parliament for the first time. We discuss the change sweeping through Europe with Yanis Varoufakis, professor of economic theory at the University of Athens in Greece. [includes rush transcript]
PRESIDENT-ELECT FRANÇOIS HOLLANDE: [translated] I don’t know if you can hear me, but I have heard you. I have heard your will for change. I have heard your strength, your hope. And I want to express to you all of my gratitude. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, people of France, gathered here, to have allowed me to be your president of the republic...
FRANÇOIS HOLLANDE: [translated] My real enemy doesn’t have a name or a face or a party. He’ll never run as president, and so he’ll never be elected, although he does govern. My enemy is the world of finance...AMY GOODMAN: The ultra-nationalist, far-right Golden Dawn says it will start by forcing immigrants out of Greece after exit polls show it would pass into parliament for the first time since the end of a military dictatorship in 1974.
REPORTER: What will be the first measure change?
NIKOLAOS MICHALOLIAKOS: All the illegal immigration out! Out of my country! Out of my home!
AMY GOODMAN: So he wants legal and illegal immigrants, Golden Dawn.
YANIS VAROUFAKIS: He’s a Nazi. He wants a Kristallnacht against anyone that doesn’t look Greek, whatever that means.
AMY GOODMAN: Final comments on the significance of the elections in Greece and France?
YANIS VAROUFAKIS: It just goes to show that, just like after 1929, when you start with a Wall Street collapse, which then spreads throughout the breadth and width of the world capitalist economies, similarly, after 2008, we have an economic crisis that shook the foundations of the eurozone. The eurozone was never designed to sustain such a great financial crisis, and the eurozone now is unraveling. The political class, just like in the 1930s, has failed spectacularly to mount a response to this economic crisis, and now there is a political implosion. Whether the fragmented opposition to the idiocy, which passes as economic policy in Europe, is going to find a common voice in order to stop the rot and put an end to the rise of the Nazis is something that we’re going to have to wait and see....MORE...LINK
Chris Moore comments:
This is what happens when Zionists and Globalist organized predators and criminals are allowed to run amok, and it will soon happen in the U.S. as well unless the current, corrupt political class is wrenched from power.
What's it going to be for America, Stalinists and Nazis running the place, or libertarian nationalists in the vein of America's founders, but now wiser to Zionist and Globalist predations (both domestic and international) and ready, able, willing and eager to put them in their place and restore the rule of law?
But let's be frank: how fair is the "Nazi" categorization employed by the person being interviewed above? Democracy Now is kind of a socialist outfit, so I'm not surprised Amy Goodman is interviewing someone who would label the right-wing competition as "Nazi," but I'm extremely skeptical of anyone who drags out the that kind of rhetoric, because it is the signature Zionist tactic.
I think Western left-wingers have finally figured out they can't trust their long time ally Zionist Jews, but the left has also picked up most of Zionist Jewry's dirty tricks by harboring/partnering with them for so long, and is equally likely to turn Big Government into a Big Racket, just as the Zionists and their Globalist accomplices have. (Remember, for decades Western statist liberals and leftists told us we could trust diaspora Zionist Jewry, never uttered a critical word about Diaspora Zionism, still won't criticize Diaspora Zionism to this day, and are only critical of Israeli Zionism because it has become so blatantly fascist).
Socialists are just as greedy and all about greed-motivated open borders to keep crony government coffers full and the central government Ponzi scheme healthy, only they seek to launder their stolen loot entirely through government.
Again, this points to libertarian nationalism as the only reasonable alternative.
If only Ron Paul was more Zionist-wise, and more incredulous of money-worshippers of all stripes (be they left-wing, right-wing or "free market") and more willing to protect Western civilization from the predatory forces of both government and greed.