Friday, April 20, 2012

Poverty can be beaten, hate cannot

     Poverty will only continue to grow.   You also can not outlaw hate, it is prevalent.  Will history prove to repeat itself?  Does this remind you of recent scenes and occupier in this country? 


The rise of Chrysi Avgi will seriously damage our society. The whole political system of the past decades conspired -- through indifference and stupidity -- for such an extremist organization to make it to the brink of entering Parliament.
Successive governments allowed a dangerous vacuum where they should have had a serious immigration policy. Extremist leftist organizations and anarchists established violence and impunity as means of political expression, with the fatal tolerance of the state. The collapse of the state’s and governing parties’ credibility opened the way for small, dynamic groups to move from the margins to the center of the political scene.
The political system fell into the hole that it had been digging. For years it had ignored the issue of illegal immigration, believing that if it pretended not to see the migrants they would disappear. This cynical indifference succeeded for years, until the moment when there were so many foreign people here that they became a problem in the areas where they congregated. The unavoidable decay of neighborhoods and rising crime led to conflict with local residents. Chrysi Avgi grabbed the chance to present itself as a support network for Greeks, offering help and a sense of security where the state and other political groups were absent.

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