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But for how long? The Greek centre-'left' is destroying itself as executioner of austerity, the military dictatorship is no living memory for younger voters, and the target of Chryssi Avgi is not university students but foreigners, and once push would come to shove and the fight would be against leftists, today's shop-burning anarchists would be easier to demonise and marginalise. (What is Chryssi Avgi's relationship to/view on the junta anyway? Is there a clear connection?)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu May 19th, 2011 at 12:43:44 PM EST
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Yes, there is a clear connection between them and the junta. Remember, Greece is a society that tolerated a level of violence by domestic terrorists that exceeds what was going on in other European countries. Right now, the business interests and the rich are the ones who are taking the brunt of public opinion. The current chaos already fits into the narrative Greeks were predisposed to believe, which is why you saw more protests and more of a reaction in Greece than you saw anywhere else.
by Upstate NY on Thu May 19th, 2011 at 01:13:38 PM EST
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