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Terrorism is a historically established tool of the Greek left wing as stated by the readers of GRReporter

12 March 2013 / 21:03:25  GRReporter
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A new wave of terrorism has come into being in Greece over the last year. A key feature of the new generation is not only the relatively early "baptizing" of the participants in illegal activities but their origin as well. A large number of the persons already apprehended for various terrorist or criminal acts come from wealthy families, studied at elite private schools and the environment in which they grew up is seemingly not deprived of material comforts. This has driven GRReporter to turn to its readers and to seek their opinion on the question of "What are the causes of left-wing terrorism with right-wing pockets in Greece?"

The answer that receives the highest number of votes from the readers of the three versions of the website is that terrorism is a historically established tool of the Greek left wing, which is shared by 60% of Greek readers, 39% of Bulgarians and 34% of visitors to the English version.

After World War II, the Communist Party of Greece refused to take part in the announced elections. The division and the large number of terrorist attacks by the Communists after World War II became the spark that ignited the ensuing Civil War in Greece, which is the basis of the claim that the left-wing terrorism is deeply rooted in the Mediterranean country.

The second most popular response, which often can be heard from the opposing sides in the public dialogue on the issue of terrorism, is that the "rotten" society is to blame. The supporters of extremist phenomena often judge that terrorism is a natural reaction to errors in the system, the only effective way to change the reality that we do not like - fiscal consolidation, shrinking incomes, tighter tax laws and others. The opponents of this view use as sarcasm the statement "the "rotten" society is to blame". Shifting the blame from the individual person to society allows justifying actions that are unforgivable otherwise (robbery, murder, bombings). One in three respondents in the English and Bulgarian versions of our website believes that the rotten society is to blame for the left-wing terrorists with right-wing pockets. Only 18% of readers of the Greek version of GRReporter agree with this statement.

The statement that the left-wing terrorism with right-wing pockets is not a Greek phenomenon ranks third with the highest number of votes in the English version of our site. In addition to the common political views of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Che Guevara, they have something in else in common, namely that they all came from wealthy families that had little to do with the true face of the working man, known from the communist propaganda posters. This distinctiveness is preferred by one in four voters in our English version, 17% and 11% of respondents in the Bulgarian and Greek version respectively.

The young age of the last captured participants in the newest branches of Greek terrorism has prompted us to look for the causes of their choice at a personal level. Like a bad remake of "Rebel without a Cause," they make their self-destructive lifestyle choices that determine their future. The opinion that the lack of parental attention is the root of the controversial social and political orientation of the boys who come from wealthy families is shared by 11% of voters in the Bulgarian and Greek versions of GRReporter and only by 7% of voters in its English version.

We are now inviting you to vote in our new poll, namely "Do you think that there should be layoffs in the public sector?"

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