Sunday, July 26, 2015

Mehreen Khan — Europe braces itself for a revolutionary Leftist backlash after Greece

A pre-revolutionary fervour is sweeping Europe.

“The atmosphere is a little similar to the time after 1968 in Europe. I can feel, maybe not a revolutionary mood, but something like widespread impatience”.

These were the words of European council president Donald Tusk, 48 hours after Greece’s paymasters imposed the most punishing bail-out measures ever forced on a debtor nation in the eurozone’s 15-year history.

“I am really afraid of this ideological or political contagion”
Donald Tusk

A former Polish prime minister and a politician not prone to hyperbole, Tusk’s comments revealed Brussels’ fears of a bubbling rebellion across the continent.

“When impatience becomes not an individual but a social experience of feeling, this is the introduction for revolutions” said Tusk.

“I am really afraid of this ideological or political contagion.”….
I'm betting the Right to win this, not the Left. There is no Left. It's a myth. The Right is real and they have the swastika tattoos to prove it. Just (half) kidding.

The Telegraph
Europe braces itself for a revolutionary Leftist backlash after Greece
Mehreen Khan

7 comments:

Kristjan said...

You might be right as there is immigration crisis in Europe too and in member states there are a lot of people afraid of muslim fighters taking over Europe. They still don't see euro as a problem mostly though. Given the left in the past...Podemos has lost in polls recently because of Syriza.

Dan Lynch said...

Agree with Tom that it is more likely that a right wing movement will emerge from the EU's ashes. People turn to strong leaders in times of crisis.

Anonymous said...

“I am really afraid of this ideological or political contagion”

He was talking about the Euro, right?

Joe said...

Swastika tatoos or not, small right wing parties stand to do a whole lot less damage than an a united european financial elite.

Destroying the euro and possibly the EU entirely needs to be the priority. The left can't do it, cause it barely exists, and what does exist are idealist pussies, so the right wing is needed.

The longer the wait, the more dangerous the right wing parties become.

Tom Hickey said...

Agree with Tom that it is more likely that a right wing movement will emerge from the EU's ashes. People turn to strong leaders in times of crisis.

Add to that the immigrant-refugee issue and it's just about a sure thing.

Ignacio said...

Joe that has been my point lately. Leftists are not interested in it ofc, but given they don't present a different agenda or narrative to challenge neolibs they are hopeless.

Nationalist right now may be bad and evil, but is less bad and evil than voting neolibs or voting extreme right in the future which will be even more radicalized and won't be able to remove them from power later on.

It's a poor rationale but I don't see any other now. Unfortunately you are not likely to see nationalist right movements raising in Southern Europe (at least not strong enough) due to sociological reasons, except maybe in Italy. So we are left with the same traditional faux-left sell-off as always (socialists parties in France, Spain, Italy etc.). And the backlash from Syriza stupidity and the mainstream propaganda is removing any chance from them anyway (like Podemos), at least until things get much worse and we hit an other recession-depression (soon maybe in core Europe, but cheap euro and crappification of labour has mildly helped in Spain so the govt is selling the recovery kool-aid).

The ball is in the France court yard now and the FN IMO.

Bob said...

When I see a kitten about to attack a ball of yarn, I brace myself. Leftist backlash my ass. When you look at what they do, they have helped neoliberalism accomplish its goals. The only 'accomplishment' the Left has nowadays is identity politics. And even that won't last.