Nikos Michaloliakos, leader of neo-nazi Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) openly admitted his party had adopted the “nazi salute” and he went so far to even demonstrate what he means with a gesture during a festival. Michaloliakos justified the nazi salute claiming that the hands greeting like that “are clean as they have not stolen” – when compared to other Greek politicians, apparently…
Video: from state broadcaster NET TV
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“Speaking to GD youth festival on Saturday, Nikos Michaloliakos did not hesitate to greet in nazi salute, claiming that sometimes his party members greet in this way but “they have clean hands” because they have not stolen.
“They’ve called us nazis, once, twice, ten times. But they’ve never called us thieves. These hands may sometime greet like that [and he greets in nazi-salute], but these are clean hands. They are not dirty, they have not stolen,” he said. “(in.gr )
The use of nazi salute (or Hitler salute) is a criminal offence in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. In Germany it is punishable by up to 3 years of prison. However it is allowed for satirical reasons.
As for Greece… this salute is apparently not offence. And the weird and distorted dilemma GD-leader tries to pose to Greeks could be understood as “better support WWII criminals and modern times racists than thieves”…
BTW: somebody seems to forget that the Nazis stole even golden teeth out of the mouths of their innocent victims…
UPDATE: Political parties condemned Michaloliakos’ salute even though it’s clear that all they can do is to issue statements, as there are no legal means to react to such nazi symbol.
Nea Dimocratia spoke of “procovation, hybris and fascistoid-style comedy”.
PASOK commended that “Michaloliakos promises a Greece with tools that lead Euro to disaster.”
Communist KKE said that “the nazis are hypocrits, robbers and killers of people, protectors of the capital.”
Greece’s political system has no tools in its hands to stop such demonstrative provocations. Embarrassment is the only way of reaction.
That is not a Nazi salute, so please stop lying to people. That is an ancient Greek salute to the Olympic athletes and to the ancient Greek leaders. The evil Nazis stole a lot of Greek symbols in WW2, and this salute is just one more thing they stole from Greece. Calling this party Nazi is definitely wrong anyway, as they openly condemn and refuse national socialism. So please, stop trying to brainwash us with your lies. Everyone knows the ways of golden dawn are not the best, but do not demonize them. There are way works things in this world, like the false sense of democracy.
unfortunately for you he didn’t say ‘we salute like ancient Olympic athletes and not as nazis’. Furthermore I wonder why athletes in modern Olympics do not use this kind of salute.
if you don’t like our brain-washing machine, we would gladly see you moving to another playground.
He said our salute sometimes look like a nazi salute, “not we are nazist.”
“if you don’t like our brain-washing machine, we would gladly see you moving to another playground.”
How about you move to another playground and leave the people of Europe alone?
“The use of nazi salute (or Hitler salute) is a criminal offence in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. In Germany it is punishable by up to 3 years of prison. However it is allowed for satirical reasons.”
Indeed so, fascism is strong in multicultural socities. Freedom of speech and opinion barely existant. And if the PC thugs had their way we would all be shot for standing up to their fascist racist genocidal agendas.
““better support WWII criminals and modern times racists than thieves”…”
The criminals and racists as well as thieves are all in the multicultural goverment. In Greece, as well as the rest of the west.
“Communist KKE said that “the nazis are hypocrits, robbers and killers of people, protectors of the capital.””
The left wing nazists crack me up, and what would they say if they were greeted with the information that Greeks will be a minority in their own country within a few decades? What would they say to old greek ladies being robbed and beaten every other time they go to the store to buy food by racist african thugs that get off on hurting white people?
kind of brain-collapse here?
Neither Greeks nor anybody else will ever be a minority anywhere, because they are human beings sharing common humanity. Attempting to locate the “roots” of one’s identity in a particular racial or ethnic group is a self destructive illusion. It is like a mirage in the desert. The narrow minded sense of identity based on race and ethnic belonging only heightens distinctions between self and others, and becomes the underlying cause of conflict and strife. Diversity should not beget conflict in the world, but richness. You need to find the courage not to fear or deny difference. That courage starts with respect. Respect nurtures respect.
Fear of difference creates narrow minded aggression, a false sense of racial superiority and ensures the destruction of that it claims to protect, for it tries to halt the natural evolution of everything. You, Sandra, are the perfect example of both the narrow minded aggression and the false sense of racial superiority. And like all the others suffering from the same illusion, you express it showing a complete lack of even the basic intelligence needed to grasp the notion of humanity. You ARE the misfit you accuse others of being.
I believe it was an ancient Roman salute and not Greek at all – this salute was then adapted by Italian fascists – and then Hitler and his cronies … and now our lovely GD party. I can only assume the combined IQ of all the members put together still doesn’t reach double digits!
ave Caesar, morituri te salutant – in every …Asterix lol
With regard to Golden Dawn, they are of course not “nazists”, both in the sense that their ideology is nothing like nazism and also in the sense that they actively rejected the label “nazi”/”fascist”, altough by now, 2012 it is probably painfully obvious to most quasi-informed people that labels such as “nazi”, “fascist”, “racist”, “xenophobe” are put on any white organisation that wants to look out for the ethnic interests of their own group. White people for example feeding starving white people is simply not accepted in a multicultural society. That is “nazism.”
Who is brainwashing who here? Watch the video johnny… XA do a fantastic job of demonising themselves. There’s no need to do it for them.
Well, at least the GD leader admitted it. That is a good thing for those not happy with GD branches opening up in other countries.
Yep, just let him keep talking and he’ll do all the bad press for himself.. LOL
In regards to the GD’s claim about being pure Greek, one thing that I heard someone on this blog say in the past and it’s so true!! Modern Greeks have as much connection to Socrates as President Obama has to Pocahontas!! (LOL)..
Quit fooling yourself, Ephilant is correct, we are all people and slowly evolving as societies do….