Nei. Jeg snakker ikke om en vakker morgen på den tyske landsbygda. Det er derimot det greske høyre-ekstreme partiet Chrysi Avgi som kan se ut til å etablere seg i Tyskland. Fra Der Spiegel:
The Greek right-wing extremist party Golden Dawn has established contacts with German neo-Nazis in Bavaria. The group, which is represented in Greek parliament, is also attempting to set up a cell in the southern German state.Det er vel ikke noe godt tegn for utviklingen i Europa at denne gruppen ekspanderer. Eurokrisen er løst sier noen SJEVøkonomer. Vel, jeg kan vel ikke si jeg er enig. Snart vil mediebildet igjen preges av mer og mer problemer i eurosonen og andre land. Det har ikke skjedd noe som helst som egentlig endrer på den grunnleggende situasjonen i Europa.
I september i fjor skrev jeg om hvordan dette greske politiske partiet har hatt en sterk økning i oppslutningen den senere tiden. Den østerrikske økonomen Friedrich A. Hayek har i sin bok The Road To Serfdom noen ord å si om hvordan slike ekstreme grupper får fotfeste:
Few recognize that the rise of fascism and Marxism was not a reaction against the socialist trends of the preceding period but a necessary outcome of those tendencies. Yet it is significant that many of the leaders of these movements, from Mussolini down (and including Laval and Quisling) began as socialists and ended as fascists or Nazis. In the democracies at present, many who sincerely hate all of Nazism’s manifestations are working for ideals whose realization would lead straight to the abhorred tyranny. Most of the people whose views influence developments are in some measure socialists.
By the time Hitler came to power, liberalism was dead in Germany. And it was socialism that had killed it. To many who have watched the transition from socialism to fascism at close quarters the connection between the two systems has become increasingly obvious, but in the democracies the majority of people still believe that socialism and freedom can be combined. They do not realize that democratic socialism, the great utopia of the last few generations, is not only unachievable, but that to strive for it produces something utterly different – the very destruction of freedom itself. As has been aptly said: ‘What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven.’