Friday, May 18, 2012

The Council Has Spoken!! This Week's Watcher's Council Results

The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week's Watcher's Council match up.

As the EU continues to implode economically, many people see a corresponding rise in some cases, extreme nationalism with all that entails. This week's winner, The Noisy Room with The Fascist Boogie Fever sees what's currently going on in Greece with the Golden Dawn movement as symptomatic of this trend and carried off this week's honors with a very well written piece. Here's a slice:

All hail, or should we say ‘heil,’ the rise of the Golden Dawn fascists in Greece. It’s all the rage (literally) in the streets of Greece these days. They now hold 21 seats in the Greek government – about 7% of the controlling body – and combined with the Communists, that control is closer to 20%. And their influence is not only growing there, but in Europe and the US. The darkness is rising once again and the Golden Dawn is telling those in power they should fear them now and indeed, they should take those threats to heart. Golden Dawn is demanding the respect of the Greek people and, with their violent stance, they may enforce it.

From The Blaze:

Golden Dawn leader Nikolaos Michaloliakos told The Associated Press in an interview that his party had delivered a blow against the country’s corrupt leadership.

“They slandered us, slung mud at us, and shut us out of all the news media – the TV channels of the corrupt elite – and we beat them,” the 55-year-old leader said as the votes came in. “The day of national revolution by the Greeks has begun against those who are selling us out and looting the sweat of the Greek people.”
History is repeating and a new horror is spreading its wings across the globe and few seem to be taking note of it. France just elected a Socialist leader (actually he’s a Communist; you say potato…) and Islamic fascism via The Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda is sweeping the Middle East. Look at history: Hitler and Islam joined hands in a Kumbaya moment of sociopathic murderous glee to slaughter the Jews last time and you are seeing the exact same moves today. Once again, America sits quietly by as the vilest of coalitions forms to engulf humanity while Satan laughs with delight. Iran is doing the nuclear bump as its evil imp of a leader boldly proclaims that war is not needed to defeat Israel. No… cutting ties and dirty looks should do the trick. Okay, you can stop choking with laughter now. Ahmadinejad is the ultimate trickster – I firmly believe he wants to nuke Israel into the afterlife and you are nuts if you can’t see that. We are on his enemies list as well – right at the top of it actually, with Israel a close second. A well placed EMP or two should take care of the US in the imp’s viewpoint and he may well be right.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Mark Steyn with The Spirit of Geert Wilders his intro to Geert Wilder's new book, submitted by Joshuapundit.

Coming up next week!!! Be sure and visit the Watcher's Council site Monday for next week's Watcher's Council Forum question, which will feature various members and guests weighing in on one of today's issues ...and on Tuesday, the return of Head to Head, where two Council members square off and debate an issue. Next week's debate features Joshuapundit and GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD throwing down on Afghanistan, and it promises to be quite an entertaining cage match.Don't you dare miss either of these!!

Without further ado, here are this week’s full results. Only New Zeal was unable to vote this week, and only New Zeal was affected by the 2/3 vote penalty:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

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Anonymous said...

Fascism was and is a left wing philosophy. The left decided many years ago to paint the right with the Fascism label. But propaganda aside Fascism is just another left wing socialist faction.

Rob said...

Oh, I totally agree Anonymous. Aside from the English translation of the Nazi Party's name (NSDAP, National Socialist German Worker's Party, another big tip off is that red Nazi banner with the swastika in the middle.

BTW,I would also point out that a lot of the Greek 'Golden Dawn' movement's strength is similar to that of France's National Front - it's due to Greece's horrendous problem with illegal immigrants drawn by Greece's social welfare benefits who are coming almost exclusively from the Muslim World.

If you know anything about Greece's history and it's enslavement under the Ottoman's, you can see why this is a huge issue for them.

The Greek Golden Dawn movement also has zip to do with England's Order of The Golden Dawn, a seminal occult movement whose chief interest was not politics but studying and perfecting ritual magic, much of it based on the Zohar and Kaballah. And no, they were not a Masonic order,although several prominent members were Freemasons and some of the Order's organization borrowed from freemasonry.

Glenn Beck is an admirable person in many respects, but he's frequently fact challenged and is definitely going off the reservation here.


Altalena said...

Great peace by Mark Steyn (I haven't had time to read the other winners that's why I'm only commenting on this one) but what's with he Anne Frank school play story where the audience is supposed to have shouted "She's in the attic!" Anyone know whether that really happened?
All I could find was an urban legend on snopes:

Altalena said...

Oh, never mind the last comment... I just re-read Steyn and he doesn't say it actually happened, he uses the urban legend as something that may very well turn true.
Nice writing there, and I should've read it with more attention.