Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Right now they're using the Media and TV against SYRIZA accusing it of caving in and becoming more systemic, less radical and of flirting with terrorists, being irresponsible, violent and for lawlessness at the same time. It works, sort of, SYRIZA is stuck around its last electoral result and ND has fallen by "only" ~3-4% while the socialists are at around half of what they had last June and DIMAR a bit down. The nazis are at >10%, it seems that they have a hard percentage roof of at most 15%, but for the time being SYRIZA seems to have a similar roof at 30-32%. Making sure that popular dissatisfaction leads people to vote Nazi rather than turn left is a major subtheme of media manipulation - thus the toleration of Nazis and lack of horror stories about them despite the daily incidents that they're involved in...

Mind you things are going to hell really fast as social tensions are mounting again - SYRIZA is trying to make inroads where it has been weakest: rural populations and senior citizens. But these guys are perfectly capable of starting a civil war rather than allow outsiders to gain power: its not only their increasingly quasi-criminal ship-owning backers and bankers... there are skeletons in the former two-party closet enough to keep courts busy for a decade...

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom - William Blake

by talos (mihalis at gmail dot com) on Sun Feb 17th, 2013 at 09:36:00 PM EST
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