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  •  They aren't violent. Fullstop. (4+ / 0-)
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    PatriciaVa, Jay C, Noor B, ogre

    They want to lead the country in the direction Iceland went.  They are, quite simply, the hope of the country.

    •  You misunderstand (2+ / 0-)
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      ConfusedSkyes, deconite

      Golden Dawn is violent, hence you have written a diary about them, not about Siriza, which has much more support, but isn't violent.

      •  1930s Germany was hard left vs. hard right (0+ / 0-)

        Desperate and frightened Germans were lining up behind either the Communists or the Nazis.  No-one had any faith in the liberal* democratic center.

        The German left - including social democrats as well as card-carrying communists - had a great deal more popular support than the far right, but they proved not to be up to a real struggle for power.  They were basically waiting for the masses to rise up spontaneously - as Marx insisted they would and had to - instead of organizing and motivating them the way the Nazis did.  There was plenty of street violence between them, but in the end the Nazis were able to win over the conservative establishment - the military and the industrialists - and the rest is history.

        * "Liberal" here is the European definition of the word, something a lot closer to what we call libertarian.  Social democrats were and are the European center-left.

        To those who say the New Deal didn't work: WWII was also government spending

        by Visceral on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 07:52:16 AM PST

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      •  Ok. Thought you were claiming the leftists were (0+ / 0-)

        violent.

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