Puck may be Famous wrote:
The Greek NeoNazi party won 21 seats.
At a press conference, party "security men" threatened to eject any journalist who didn't stand up as a mark of respect to their leader when he entered the room.
Coming soon to a country near you.
This, while pretty shocking, is also quite inevitable really.
The similarities with the 1930s are becoming more and more striking.
For example, I personally, a person who is actually engaged with 'events' (at least to a degree) have basically found myself deeming democracy to be more or less defunct since about two/three years ago. And, based on my experience of most conclusions that I have come to over the past decade (maybe in common with many other posters on this site) going mainstream about five or six years after I arrived at the viewpoint myself, such an opinion may begin to find common currency among the general populace in about another two to three years!
It seems that many Greeks are already beginning to move in that direction themselves. With the impossibility of any political parties implementing policies anyway different to their predecessors (á la FG/LAB here in Ireland), and said policies being extremely unpopular, it is quite likely that more and more people are going to become disillusioned with the political process itself.
Of course, the million dollar question is what do you replace democracy with? Id have a few ideas but they would be unpalatable to the majority....so it seems the likes of extreme nationalism and anti-immigration tacks (think Hitler's focus on the Jews) are likely to become more appealing to many.
The Greek Civil War anyone?