I’ve written a lot about Golden Dawn and their history. It is not Greek people’s responsibility to answer for them any longer, or take responsibility for them as a whole. It is specifically the UK and the U.S.’s responsibility, since they are the ones who trained and deployed their predecessors to kill all leftists and their families after the civil war. That’s right, the U.S. and U.K. created and funded Golden Dawn’s predecessors like the Ch and other paramilitary groups (via Truman Doctrine) to run concentration camps for the second half of the 20th century, where leftists were periodically sent to be tortured, maimed and trained in Europe’s conception of what Greek national subjects should conceive themselves as. If you think they’re in any way representative of Greek society as a whole you’re a dumb ignoramus whose opinions are irrelevant. Calling Greeks Nazis when 1/8 of the population died fighting, in turn, the Italian, Nazi, British and U.S. occupations, is incredibly disrespectful to our fucking history. It also erases the hate crimes and racism Greeks are subjected to in the rest of Europe.
Golden Dawn is a deep state/paramilitary phenomenon that can’t be combated through shock doctrine on the internet. They are residual terrorists of the Cold War
“I’m a privileged white person and I totally experience racism so American POC need to fix my problems even though Europe has an incredibly long history and tradition of racism that was exported globally” is how I read this.
I don’t give a fuck if you’re Greek, a cracker is a cracker and they don’t make distinctions when it comes to POC, I’m still a spic no matter what. You’re white, quit dodging out of your responsibility to stop your people going after mine.
FYI next to Canadians, Europeans are the most racist people I’ve ever met. I don’t care who made your shit stink, it’s still your shit and you need to clean it up.
Do you actually know anything about Greek people? Would you conflate Armenians and Turks with Europeans? Do you know anything about how Greeks were colonized for 400 years? Do you know anything about how the rest of Europe gathered in the Paris conferences to impose their monarchies on us during our anti-colonial struggle against the Ottomans? Do you know the British also colonized us? Do you know anything about the genocides Pontic Greek people faced in the early 20th century? The death marches, the rapes, by Ataturk’s forces? Do you know anything about how the British and U.S. caused a rift in our country? How they started a civil war that haunts us to this day? Do you know about how the British and French plundered our cultural artifacts while we were colonized and appropriated our history? Do you know anything about the history of Greece? No? Well then I suggest you never call us crackers again.
Seriously, your scathing ignorance is not justified at all.
Nearly the entire Native population of my parents’ island was wiped out 500 years ago and the living Taino are completely erased and ignored today, to the point where I have literally no idea what my ancestry is. We have no conception of our history pre-contact. Everything my people had, gone. Everything. EVERYTHING. Shit, I don’t even have my fucking language. Did you know that? Did you give a shit? Do you even know what Euro-Americans have done to my people? No, because you’re more interested in having me hold your garbage accountable when your garbage seeks to literally kill me and mine.
But honestly, your ignorance isn’t justified at all. It’s still your garbage and you need to hold it accountable when it’s going after people less privileged than you.
Oh, and don’t you dare ever reblog me again when you refuse to edit out racial slurs that don’t apply to you. Spic is never a word that belongs on YOUR blog, it’s not yours to fucking reclaim, cracker.