Blog: Venting anger on ‘foreigners’ is foolishness
26 November 2012, 11:13
As Greece’s economic implosion continues, a worrying trend is emerging: the growing popularity of neo-Nazi groups and attacks on immigrants.
The increasingly popular Golden Dawn party has been repeatedly implicated in racial violence, though it denies involvement. Its hostility towards African, Asian or Arab immigrants, however, is overt, as it reportedly champions slogans such as ‘clean up the stench,’ and ‘Greece for the Greeks.’
This happens all over the world: when you’re desperate, blame the outsider. It’s them, not us. Rabble-rousing politicians will invariably emerge to channel latent hatred for ‘foreigners.’
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