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Chomenidis, Christos

Writer, Greece

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1 article of this author has been cited in the European Press Review so far. - Greece | 21/05/2013

Christos Chomenidis on fascism as a Greek youth trend

The Greek neo-fascist party Chrysi Avgi has approval ratings of over ten percent in current opinion polls, confirming it as the country's third-strongest party - despite the violent acts of some of its members. The Greek writer Christos Chomenidis describes on the web portal how popular the party is among young people. "Chrysi Avgi is trendy. Thousands of youths, both girls and boys, are thrilled with the haircuts and the deeds committed by the guys in black shirts. They're thrilled at how they exude power and virility, and by their slogans of violence and intolerance. ... While the adults appear as superficial turncoats and founder in the mire of their contradictions, the young people succumb to the charm of the 'clear message' [of the neo-Nazis]. They join Chrysi Avgi's paramilitary groups and get a feeling for what it's like to be the catalysts and inheritors of the future. 'Tomorrow belongs to me', sang the blond representatives of the Hitler Youth in what is perhaps the most eerie scene in the film Cabaret."

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