A guilty verdict for Golden Dawn is only the beginning

As we await with bated breath the court’s verdict (due on October 7) in the interminable trial of Golden Dawn’s members, we refuse to forget their political success.

Yes, thankfully, we no longer see them occupy seats in Greece’s Parliament. However, the ideology they infected our Parliament with not only lingers in our Parliament but, in fact, it features prominently in the establishment’s dominant narrative.

If Golden Dawn had not succeeded in appealing to chauvinist middle class men, would former socialist ministers have dared in 2012 to violate the basic human rights of HIV women carriers so as, supposedly, to protect the men who might have used them for paid sex?

If Golden Dawn had not successfully targeted migrants in our neighbourhoods, would the current Prime Minister have dared order our Coastguard to violate International Law by pushing flimsy boats loaded with helpless refugees back into tempestuous seas?

We, members of MeRA25, will be outside the Courthouse awaiting, along with many other antifascists, the guilty verdict. When it is, hopefully, announced, we shall celebrate for a short whole but then we shall quickly return to the struggle to erase from our political terrain the ideas that they infected our society with.

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