Recently, I’ve been reading a few articles from International Socialism, a UK-based journal associated with the local SWP, that discusses various issues from a socialist perspective: from current affairs, to internal disagreements of the left in the UK, to international issues and various other topics—the unifying characteristic of the articles is their political outlook.
Yesterday an article of mine on the rise of the Golden Dawn has been published in Guardian’s Comment is Free section. I will not open the comments here, since you can comment on the original article. I have made a few more remarks on the practical side of things on my facebook wall, which you can check out as well.
I have a comment to make about the Greek elections, which I have trouble communicating within twitter’s 140 character limit.
It is about the entrance of the Nazist party, called Golden Dawn, into the Greek parliament. The elections brought to our notice something that we already knew; namely, that roughly one in every ten Greeks is a racist. Nothing new here. What is new, is that the racists managed to organise themselves into a political party. Is this necessarily bad? If we consider that Hitler came to power in a likewise manner through a small and irrelevant party it surely seems worrying.