The following is an editorial made by Golden Dawn New York, based off a translated article thanks to Golden Dawn Australia.
Not long ago a very embarrassing situation has just befallen SYRIZA. One of SYRIZA’s most symbolic figures, 94 year old Manolis Glezos wrote an article apologizing for his role in SYRIZA’s deceiving the Greek people.
For our foreign readers unfamiliar with who Manolis Glezos is, we shall give you a little bit of a background. Mr. Glezos is a living legend in leftist political circles ranging from Stalinists, Marxists to Social Democrats. According to the leftist historical version of events, during the German occupation of Athens during WWII, the then teenage Glezos managed to sneak past the German guards who were occupying the Acropolis (the highest point in the entire city) and tore down the Nazi Flag and then escaped, prompting the Germans to sentence him to “Death in Absentia”.
After the war was over, the Communist led “Greek civil war” began and Glezos was arrested and imprisoned for espionage, due to his role in working for the soviets, who later made a postage stamp in his honor. Later, once the era of social-democracy began, Glezos was elected under the PASOK regime as a member of parliament and was active with them throughout the 80’s. How he did not seem to notice PASOK selling off the country and scandal after scandal for decades is never explained, but some years ago like many PASOK members he ended up in SYRIZA.
Today with SYRIZA, the elderly Glezos served as a kind of symbolic figure of the collective Greek left, binding them together and upholding an image of continuity for SYRIZA. The only problem with Glezos for SYRIZA was that he tended to blurt out common sense statements that SYRIZA officials did not want people to hear, like some months ago when he said he was confused at how SYRIZA was going to actually end the austerity measures. This had put them in a difficult spot, but it was forgotten with the help of the media.
This time however, he opened his mouth again: