[Marxism] Greek Leader Who Said 'Jews Don't Pay Taxes' Named Defense Minister

ioannis aposperites aposperites at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 07:04:44 MST 2015

While it is true that KKE is running a second "Third Period" and does 
sees SYRIZA as almost socialfasiscts, it is not true that SYRIZA was 
forced by that fact to a coalition with the ultraright of Kamenos. The 
coalition had obviously been decided before the ballot.
SYRIZA had always the ease to form a "left government" by his own and 
ask for support in the parliament. The "river" and the "independent 
Greeks" having declared a definite no to new elections threre was no fear.
Even in case of refusal by these two bourgeois parties, the hot potato 
would be left in KKE's hands, to decide by their vote whether a "left 
government" could be formed according to the mandate or whether new 
elections were to be proclaimed, and of course subsequently pay for 
their decision.

For SYRIZA this would be a win win game: either to have the government 
by his own and now or to take it after the new elections less than month 

On 28/01/2015 03:28 μμ, Louis Proyect via Marxism wrote:

> On 1/28/15 4:29 AM, Jim via Marxism wrote:
>> KKE is surely another anti-austerity party, and it has
>> enough seats to form a government coalition with Syriza, even if its
>> ageing
>> Stalinism has made it into yet another quasi-social democratic party.
>> You'd
>> think that would make it a good fit with the left social democratic
>> Syriza.
> I thought most of us would be aware at this point that the KKE despises
> Syriza and regards it as pro-austerity. Unlike any CP in the world, it
> is a throwback to 3rd period Stalinism and as such evokes the "social
> fascism" outlook of the pre-Popular Front period. This is why Syriza
> ended up in bloc with ANEL more than anything else.

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