Syriza: Friend or Foe?


Syriza: Friend or Foe?The election of Syriza marks a watershed moment for Europe. For the first time in modern European history, a crypto-Communist and explicitly anti-capitalist party has won a national election. A feat not even seen during the Cold War at the height of global Marxist-Leninist power.

At initial glance, most right-wingers are dismayed at the fact that Greece, which was becoming the poster child for a right-wing/nationalist re-emergence via Golden Dawn, has suffered what could be a set back. However Syriza’s victory should not be viewed solely as a defeat. Since the 2008 Euro crisis and the discussion of Islaminization has come to the forefront of European political discourse, the right-wing has been in solid control of the anti-EU and anti-immigration narrative. Nigel Farage and United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), Geert Wilders and the Dutch Freedom Party (PVV), to Le Pen and the Front National, the right wing has been leading the charge in terms of breaking free from the moderate center and forming an alternative political and social movement across Europe that is not hopelessly reactionary.

However it was only a matter of time before the dissident Left would break free and finally emerge in an alternative Left movement. Syriza’s election is the evidence that the Left might finally have broken free from the establishment controlled social and liberal democrats, which could present the European Right with a solid moment of opportunity to help see their political goals become manifest.

Up until now, anti-EU sentiments have been a harbinger of the Right, which the media has vilified it for being anti-progressive and wanting to throw Europe back to 1914 again. Now with the election of Syriza, that has all changed. Being anti-EU is no longer the mark of an angry right-wing nationalist, but rather the clamor of disaffected social democrats, laborites and liberals. Now to be anti-EU now is to be pro-European, that transcends the Left-Right paradigm, thus perhaps creating an opportunity for the dissident Right and dissident Left to come together.

The first marked evidence of this is in Syriza’s coalition partner, the Independent Greeks. A brand new political party formed in 2012 by 10 defectors from the New Democracy Party and one from the Panhellic Socialist Movement (PASOK), the party has emerged as a national conservative party for right-wingers who do not wish to parade around Athens intiimidating immigrants with Golden Dawn. In a very strategic move, after winning, Syriza quickly moved to form a coalition with the Independent Greeks with a populist message of anti-austerity that keeps the two parties united. Their divergent views on immigration have been sent to the back burner for the moment.

Secondly, is that Syriza was endorsed by Marine Le Pen along with Matteo Salvini, the leader of Italy’s Lega Nord. “Of course we are not Syriza’s friends…why do we support Syriza’s victory? Because we believe it would be the demonstration of the people taking back their destiny into their own hands” said Le Pen at a recent press conference. The two parties stand united by populist, anti-Brussels sentiments that empower their respective nation-states, while obviously hotly disagreeing on the main issue of Islam and immigration.

Here we have the foundation for perhaps an informal coalition that can help pull apart the EU. Right-wingers are mainly concerned about the over-extension of the European Union and demographic displacement by Islam. Leftists are primarily concerned with issues of the Eurozone and inequality.  The first set of issues we can agree upon, the second set we cannot. Both the issues of the EU and Islamic immigration are intertwined. Therefore one cannot hope to solve the Islamic question, independent of the EU membership question so long as the EU controls most of the decision-making processes over nation-state immigration. Hence, in the short term at least, the EU must go or be radically transformed into our image, or at least not the image of the bankers and corporatists.

Therefore if the dissident right and dissident left can learn to work in some form of quasi-solidarity, just as the establishment right and establishment left have learned to work together, we could be looking at a European political renaissance of populist revival against the Americanization and consumerism that has enraptured Mother Europe. Ultimately this is core problem of European society, not Islamization.

Based on current political trends as future predictions, if the EU’s power can be diluted to allow greater national sovereignty, especially over immigration, the dissident Right parties will have the key political advantage given the gradual advancement of Islaminization. Interestingly enough, at least in the short term, right-wingers benefit the most from Islamic immigration, not the left. Front National, Golden Dawn, and UKIP would all not be here if it was not for Islamic immigration.

Therefore if a coalition of anti-Brussels parties can be even partially formed and work to destroy the corporate-banking matrix, then that gives nationalists the extra breathing room they need to fix the immigration and demographic problem, not to mention refuting the post-modern concepts of Americanism and consumerism.

But the question will still remain on how authentic Syriza actually is. Knowing firstly that the left rarely breaks ranks with itself is a troubling starting position. The best metric on how to view the authenticity of parties and movements is how the media treats them. The media vilifies UKIP, Geert Wilders, Ron Paul and Vladimir Putin. That is a good start on judging how much one can “trust” these politicians and their sincerity. So far the European and American media have been very polite to the rise of Syriza. The rank and file of Syriza are open Marxist-Leninists, many of whom come from the now almost-defunct Greek Communist Party, the KKE, and just as radical in their beliefs as Golden Dawn’s fascistic base.

Yet when one observes that the US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki congratulating the victory of Syriza and that the US government is “looking forward” to working with the new Greek government, it should cause all dissident Leftists and Rightists a great sense of worry. If Golden Dawn had taken first instead of Syriza, it is not far off to project that Obama would be meeting with the Join Chiefs on developing a strategy to insert the 101st Airborne into Athens to combat the rise of “hate” and “extremism” in Greece.

Other signs are also worrisome in that Syriza has declared that it does not wish to leave the Euro or the Eurozone, only rather not pay its debts back. In all honestly hardly a statement of courage. Syriza’s position on the Euro and the EU overall will do little to rattle the foundations of the post-Cold War new world order. The anti-EU positions of UKIP or the Front National, if enacted would be far more damaging to the neo-liberal vision of Western leaders than even the most radical proposals by Syriza.

Ultimately it is too difficult to tell what is going to happen with Syriza. It’s victory is going to be leading a sweeping change of anti-EU/anti-austerity leftist across the Mediterranean. Spain, Portugal and Ireland are also set to have a massive rise in similar parties, while Italy and France will be experiencing a similar phenomenon on the right. Right-wingers should be wary of Syriza without a doubt, but if they can help lead the charge on resisting the EU, then they might be worthwhile short-term partners. If not, then they are the ultimate proof that the Left does not have a truly dissident bone left in their political body.


  • Eric

    That’s right, throw Golden Dawn under the bus just to join the winning , Jew/Soros -sponsored bandwagon.

    SYRIZA is Communist in all the worst ways (they are atheist/anti-Christian, support open borders immigration, support implementing the homosexual agenda at gunpoint) while they are just as capitalist in all the economic ways. There is no reason for Le Pen to endorse them, except to make her Jewish/Israeli donors, high-ranking members, and mainstream media happy. Golden Dawn is perpetually villainized because Golden Dawn has the chance to actually create social renewal, Front National and UKIP sure don’t.

    And the problem isn’t just Islamic immigration. It’s immigration and race replacement in general. Zionist/Cultural Marxist liberal Wilders and his pro-pedophilia, homosexual predecessor Pim Fortuyn started the whole Gay Zionist anti-Muslim liberal “right” in Europe, but that doesn’t mean they actually represent European interests fully. Dutch Antilleans in Holland are Christians from the Caribbean, yet they are just as violent as Somalians, and cause more problems than Moroccans.

    Doesn’t surprise me that a supporter of UKIP would support the Independent Greeks of Kammenos, they have the same exact platform. Most Greeks, however, are smarter. There’s a good reason why Independent Greeks went down from 10% to 4%, and that’s because everyone realizes they’re full of it, just like Farage the used car salesman is full of it. But some people will just never learn. Keep voting for the Farages and Le Pens, you might as well start getting Europe’s coffin ready after you do.

  • Dan

    Syriza is a Soros/White House project to “revolutionize” Europe towards the left they way globalists want it. Soros and the US are happy with Germany and its stance on Russia but unhappy with its austerity measures because they believe it causes divisions within the EU and gives rise to right-wing anti-EU parties that are friendly towards Russia, so to reverse this trend they need to find a way to channel dissent to the left, so if Syriza succeeds in making austerity end it will be seen as a huge win for leftist/liberal pro-US, pro-EU, anti-Russian parties and a chain reaction will follow throughout Europe causing the left to rise and the right to lose momentum. That’s why from day one the US stands firmly behind Syriza’s demands. Syriza would have never adopted this confrontational stance and hoping to achieve anything without America backing them. They know Germany will have to cave in to US pressure eventually. So Syriza is nothing more than a lever of pressure the US uses towards Germany, it will be a US victory over the way things should be run but credit will be given to Syriza because they want people to believe that this “change” can be achieved only through the “radical” left.

    http://www.france24.com/en/20150202-greece-anti-austerity-boost-washington-obama-tsipras-varoufakis/

  • Lew

    Syriza sold out a while back. The real Greek Marxists hate Syriza. Google Greece KKE, and read the KKEs materials.

  • Lew

    To clarify, Syriza already mostly sold out to global finance the superficially appealing parts of Syriza’s program, the anti-neo-liberalism. However, it’s clear Syriza is sincere about their cultural (Marxist) program.

  • Lew

    Stocks rallied late in the prior session on signs Greece was softening its approach to debt negotiations. A source told Reuters that Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, in London to reassure private investors he was not seeking a showdown with Brussels over a new debt agreement, said the new left-wing government would spare privately held bonds from losses.

    http://reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0L718Z20150203?irpc=932

  • Marc Bahn

    One thing’s certain. The Syriza win has divided the internet right into the purists and the pragmatists.

  • Lew

    After just ten days in office, the new Greek government’s leftist pretensions are collapsing like a house of cards.

    Syriza has dropped its demand for a write-off of Greek debt and watered down its social program. Instead, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis are traveling across Europe to assure governments and banks that they can rely on Syriza, in Varoufakis’ words, to “push through the deep reforms of the Greek state that governments before us refused to do.”

    http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/07/syri-f07.html

  • Lew

    Syriza must have just set the speed record for selling out to Jew banks. It’s a good example of the failure of mainstreaming from the left.

  • Lew

    The American-Jewish puppet Alexis Tsipras has set the stage to deliver non-elite Greeks into more debt slavery to Jew banks. Only Jews or the CIA could come up with the idea of destabilizing the Greek nation to terrify a scared and bewildered people into voting for more debt slavery through phony national referendum. Jews will kill two birds with one stone on this one, meaning 1) Jews will likely succeed in forcing more austerity schemes onto the Greek working class and the pensioners while ensuring bail-outs for investment class bankers, and 2) they will be able to shift the blame for this outcome onto the Greek people themselves because of the referendum. Gottlieb Feder attacked “interest slavery” for good reason. It remains one of the most powerful weapons the Jewish arsenal.

  • Lew

    It looks like jews aren’t taking any chances and are ready to play hardball in Greece just in case things go bad for jewish interests. It turns out Blackwater-like mercenaries have been on the payroll of the elites for 3 years as a means of protecting the elites and because Golden Dawn his friends among the Greek police.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academi#2013:_Academi_in_Greece

Syriza: Friend or Foe?

By: Jan Stadler



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