In a scary bit of news from Europe (who would have thought it could get any worse?), several news outlets are reporting that a large number of Greek police officers have cast their support behind the Golden Dawn Party...aka the Nazis! Why? Glenn had the story and his reaction on radio.
"Only 3% of the American population is paying attention to this, but I'm grateful that you listen to this program because I know that you pay attention to this kind of stuff," Glenn told the radio audience to kick off the segment.
"There's two disturbing trends in Greece. One, by far the No. 1 party that was voted for by the police, the Nazis. So, it was ‑‑ the police unions and the police men are tired of the bull crap and tired of getting rocks to the head and so they were looking for somebody that will stop it and the No. 1 person that they voted for was the Nazi. That should be disturbing to most people, that the police would be the first to go to the Nazis. Why? They go because as we have said on this program, eventually people cry out for anybody who will make it stop and the police are the ones on the front lines and they're, like. Somebody has got to stop these anarchists and these communists and they thought the one that would have the strength to do it would be the Nazis," Glenn said.
Russia Today (yes, Putin's propaganda outlet) reported:
More than half of all police officers in Greece voted for the far-right ultra-nationalist party Golden Dawn – described by many as neo-Nazi - in the elections on May 6. This gave them a record 7 per cent of the vote, securing 21 seats in parliament.
The analysis published by the country’s To Vima (The Tribune) newspaper reveals much of the contribution came from the country’s police officers.
The journalists studied the voting results in several constituencies in Athens, where 5,000 police officers in service in the Greek capital cast their ballots.
At some polling stations, the party obtained a striking 19 to 24 per cent of votes. According to the newspaper, at the 11 polling stations (numbered from 806 to 816) located near the police station Ellas, the neo-Nazis received most votes. The four polling stations located near the riot police station MAT, used by the police, recorded percentages of between 13 and 19.
The newspaper underlines these figures are impressive.
Based on the electoral lists, 550 to 700 people voted at each of these voting stations, of which 20 to 30 per cent were police officers.
The newspaper then calculated that 45 to 59 per cent of police officers voted for Golden Dawn.
The ultra-nationalist Golden Dawn, whose flag closely resembles the Nazi swastika, got a share of around 7 per cent of the vote, which threw it from obscurity to winning 21 seats in parliament – the first time to pass the threshold to enter the legislative body.
What's the other disturbing trend?
"So, here's a country that is a relatively small country. Now, imagine if the New York City ‑‑ half of the New York City area had a run on the bank, what kind of ripple it would send and spread out. If they ‑‑ half of New York City decided, 'We've got to take our money out of the bank', imagine what that would send the next day to the rest of the country, if half of New York said, 'Get your money out of the bank', and there was a run on the bank and they took out a million dollars in savings. That's what happened yesterday, a billion dollars taken out of the banks from those ‑‑ from 11 million people in Greece, 11 million people, enough of them went to the bank yesterday to cause a run on the banks and take a billion dollars out. That's not going to last long."
"There's a run on the bank and the signals are being sent now, prepare for an impact now, put your seat in the upright position and secure your tray tables because the Euro is coming apart and coming down."
"What you remember, thank goodness, is we told you it would happen and now it is and so you're prepared, but what everybody else is failing to tell you is not only what's really happening in Greece, what's really happening in Europe, but now they no longer will remind you that as Europe goes, so do we. It might help us for a short period of time, but the thing to do is be informed and ready to go because the world doesn't end. Jesus isn't coming back. I mean, well, he is, but I don't know when he's coming back and I prefer not to be planning my whole life around Jesus coming back."
"Life goes on it. It always does. It went on in the 1930's whether there was a crash in the United States and there was a crash in Europe. Life goes on. It just depends on what we look like at the end of it."