Written by Giorgos Mastoras. Translated by Golden Dawn New York
On this day, 39 years ago, Andreas Papandreou Founded the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK). A political creature, who identified himself completely with the way of the dictatorship. A party without a clear ideological basis or specific political positions, based, at least in the first 20 years of its existence, on the whims of Andreas Papandreou. A politician with remarkable populist abilities, which were used for entirely devious purposes.
Papandreou knew how to manipulate the crowds. On the one hand, using pompous slogans of ‘Independence’ and ‘popular sovereignty’, exploiting the inherent patriotism of the Greeks. On the other investments in the most negative aspects of the soul of the Greek people, cultivating hedonistic individualism and the institutionalization of bribery through promises of bureaucratic jobs. In a calculated psychological move he made the ‘soundtrack’ to the party gatherings “Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff, knowing how the particular piece of music affects the inner psyche of the crowd .
Simultaneously however, he praised the subculture of “bouzoukia clubs” (the most degenerated form of Greek music promoting hedonism and selfishness) considering them as “cultural centers”, as advocated by Evangelos Giannopoulos
It was no coincidence that the social demagogy, the cheap populism, political adventurism, and the cronyism was all combined in a particular party. The immediate joining of the European Commission(Later the EU) and NATO was done at the same time he was speaking of national independence.They then”Sovietized” the economy by creating armies of voters in public sector jobs, in order to have a secure and permanent reservoir of voters. Alternating their vile tactics with New Democracy, we saw the extinction and devastation of national production. Industries such as Agriculture and Fisheries slowly began to decline gradually. Things got worse with the advent of the next two heads of PASOK, ie Costas Simitis and Giorgaki (Geoffrey) Papandreou. Degradation of the nation state had proceeded even more rapidly, demonstrating that PASOK was a faithful instrument of globalization. Imia in January 1996, Cyprus (Isaac, Solomos) in August of that year, the stock fraud scandal and the SIEMENS scandal are only some of the “achievements” of this social and national cancer.
After 39 years of the regime, today they are starting to be embarrassed hemorrhaging so many votes. With their latest leader Vangelis Venizelos, PASOK continues the downhill path of havoc and destruction. A model policy of immorality, which exemplifies the word “thief” and identified itself completely with corruption, profiteering and kickbacks. It without the slightest hesitation signed the nation murdering memorandum, making the country prey to the appetites of unscrupulous international usurers. Still clawing at the reigns of power, it has excellent cooperation with New Democracy in the continued sell-off of public property in Greece.
The various system media puppets are sure to cover this “birthday”today. With the bottomless audacity to say that this party “has, despite a few mistakes, consolidated democracy.” Indeed, it has. Today’s pseudo-democratic National enslavement, Social misery and working conditions, owes much to PASOK. A “democracy” that made immorality a science and was associated with ‘personalities’ like Tsohatzopoulos, Mantelis, the Tsoukatos, Papantoniou, etc. It is more than certain that these “birthdays” will be the among last for PASOK, they will be it’s swan song. The historians of the future will use this as an example of all the things to avoid, a true representative of everything that is vile.