The Greek nationalist party Golden Dawn (which currently holds 18 seats in Greece’s parliament) has organised a charity to help the Greek people. Strangely enough, this charity has angered some anti-nationalist Leftists who claim to be all about helping poor and working class people. RT America has a rather biased report on this story:
Far-right Greek party Golden Dawn has taken to the streets of Athens, handing out food to Greeks coping with a worsening crisis. The event had a distinct nationalist odor, as people had to prove their citizenship in order to receive goods.
Hundreds lined up outside Parliament, where the extreme-right activists were giving away potatoes, pasta, milk and olive oil.
According to a Golden Dawn spokesperson, all the products were produced or distributed by local businesses.
To obtain food packages, those in line had to present their ID card to validate their citizenship.
We’ll skip the next part, which includes the standard allegation that the Greek nationalists are Nazis. This is what the anti-nationalists always say. Any nationalist who wants to prevent the destruction of his people is a Naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews. Such is the apparent limit of their reasoning. Unless you support blending the Greeks out of existence you are a Nazi.
…Another scandalous move by the party was their proposition that only Greeks be permitted to donate blood to their fellow nationals.
…Golden Dawn successfully campaigned on spreading anti-immigrant sentiment. Public support for the party has dramatically increased, twenty-fold, since elections in 2009. This May, Golden Dawn gained 7 per cent of the vote at the parliamentary elections, managing to pass the threshold for the first time.
“They are exploiting people’s misery to fish for votes. They are despicable,” commented Petros Constantinou, a left-wing Athens city councilman.
Notice how Golden Dawn’s charitable efforts are described as having a ‘distinct nationalist odor’ (as if being nationalist stinks) and later in the article as being ‘scandalous.’ Notice Councilman Constantinou’s claim that patriots are ‘exploiting’ people by giving them food and blood. Bizarre.