Cultural Revolutions

Left Turn In Greece

Security has always been a key issue for conservatives and nationalists worldwide.  But that’s not the case in Greece.  So voters in the homeland of democracy, displeased by riots and anarchy, the inability of the government to put down the protests, and the effects of the financial crisis, have reacted angrily against the “conservatives” on whose watch the chaos took place.

In the national election held on October 4, they voted against the “right-wing” ruling party, New Democracy, giving it only 33.48 percent of the vote.  (One year ago it was leading the polls.)  Instead, Greeks voted for the “progressive,” pro-immigration, pro-American (and explicitly pro-Obama) socialist party PASOK (43.92 percent), which had threatened during the election campaign to annul agreements signed with Russia for a new energy pipeline in favor of American interests and an agreement with a Chinese state-owned company regarding Piraeus harbor.  A party with a multicultural approach and an obsession with “human rights,” PASOK also threatened to naturalize 200,000 immigrants.  Greece is becoming another multicultural American base.

The decision of the Greek electorate is difficult to explain.  Today, Spain, Portugal, and Great Britain are the only other E.U. states with socialist governments.  The Labor Party in Britain is disintegrating, while in Spain, the socialists lag...

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