Which are the limits of Golden Dawn? Article of N.G. Michaloliakos
Our goal: The growth of the Popular Nationalistic Movement in parliament and People
In Greece, there is only one thing not forgiven: success. Because, objectively, the 7% of GOLDEN DAWN and her growth in the upcoming elections constitute a success.
For example, in the poll of Kapa Research, that took place at all the regions of the Country, GOLDEN DAWN has the higher rates in the region of Attica, yet the analysis of the data was never published. In the other region of the country, Central Macedonia, with Thessalonica included, GOLDEN DAWN receives 10,4%, when in the elections of September had received 7, 9%! In Southern and Northern Aegean, in Thrace and Western Greece, GOLDEN DAWN receives 9%, while in Central Greece 10% and in Peloponnese 12%! However some people do not like this growth…Well, who are they?
There are some people, who during the elections think that the shares are close to 0%. Well, these people are no content. It is ok, we are not bothered. Of course, behind these people we find the propaganda of New Democracy and the entire political system that try to discourage the Greek Nationalists and Patriots, who have finally awaken!
In Mytilene (back then a communist region) GOLDEN DAWN surpassed KKE!
The success of GOLDEN DAWN and her constant growth is due to the fact that she managed to gain the trust and the respect of the ordinary people, not only of the right but also the center and the left side! It is no coincidence that former voters of KKE and PASOK vote steadily for GOLDEN DAWN the last five years and it is no coincidence that in Mytilene (back then the communist Mytilene) at the last elections GOLDEN DAWN surpassed KKE in votes!
It is evident that GOLDEN DAWN today would higher rates, if a political persecution with no precedent had not intervened at September 2013, with imprisonments, murders, detentions, persecutions, prohibitions, counter-protests and exclusion from the media. Only one day previous to my arrestment and the arrestment of my Comrades, in an opinion poll, GOLDEN DAWN received 18%!
Another political party would have never withstand these all. Not only did we survived, but we grew goal is to gain back the things we lost.
“Homeland, religion and wrath”
But which are the limits of GOLDEN DAWN? In a recent poll published by the newspaper “VIMA”, at the 3rd of December 2017, with the title “POLITICAL AND SOCIAL PSYCOGRAPHY OF GREEKS-THE CONNECTION BETWEEN VALUES, SICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND POLITICAL PREFERENCES-IDEOLOGY, GROUPING, POLITICAL PREFERENCES AND THE EIGHT GROUPS-TENDENCES-THOUGHTS”, there were the following:
“Homeland, Religion and wrath (Far right, Golden Dawn, ANEL, 21,6%)
These people are opposed to the E.U. and believe that the country was harmed from her entry in E.U. They believe that the future of E.U. and Greece is dreary and that the country should direct towards other allies (mainly to Russia). They are extremely negative towards the refugees and the immigrants and even more towards nations who represent the “global establishment” (Jewish, Americans, Germans). They are deeply conservative regarding social issues (homosexuality, working relations etc.), one to three is “nationalist” and is doubtful regarding the democratic system of governance.”
Reading the characteristics of the group of 21,6%, we understand that these people are possible voters of GOLDEN DAWN. The fact that still they do not vote for GOLDEN DAWN is due to reason that are not ideological or political. This fact is due to other factors, that we can deal with, and then GOLDEN DAWN will the majority of voters and will be able to gain the masses of voters who surpass 30% of the population.
In the same political poll, there is a share of 29,9% called “popular base” and it is about citizens who have a negative stance towards the immigrants, do not sympathize with other nationalities and declare to be proud of their Greek origin. They also loathe notions like communism or left side! Our Movement can gain many voters from this respectable part of people.
So, it is evident that GOLDEN DAWN has not yet exceeded her limits and this is the reason why they still fight us! Apart from these polemics, we also have to deal with the apathy that has been favored to the people and of course with the schemes of those behind the political establishment.
However, what matters the most above everything, is our Fight, a Fight with multiple fronts. A fight against SYRIZA and also against New Democracy. In addition, a fight against specific persons and media sources, who pretend to be “patriots” but in reality fight aga8inst GOLDEN DAWN in every mean!
Nikolaos G. Michaloliakos
Secretary General of People’s Association-Golden Dawn