A gather of 17,000 people in Dresden illustrates the impact of economic and social insecurity in Europe. The so called “Islamification of Europe” is only a new mask for the neo-Nazi movement that has been trying to hijack the people’s discontent with the system as a whole.
This neo-Nazi nationalist movement has already sprouted in several countries in Europe, one of which was Greece (Golden Dawn). However, both there in Greece and in Germany it will not be able to gain anything other than an annual gathering such as this. The neo-Nazi movement is decayed, and simply has no answer for what the people of Europe want: which is a death sentence for any movement. The items on the agenda of any neo-Nazi party are to push the working-class the breaking point with deeper cuts to wages, benefits and social services, but with twice the police brutality and firepower.
Perhaps if one was to wind back the clocks to 50 years ago they may have had some sway. But today, blaming the migrant workers for domestic economic problems is dying argument that a unified Europeans will never accept. Also, the nationalist tune does not hold water against the more pervasive anti-capitalism arguments.
Many of the neo-Nazi party members are themselves large stakeholders in the system. They are themselves part of the heart-beat of the bourgeois. Today however, they are kept pickled only to be used by the system when it suits it. One of the main uses of the neo-Nazi groups in today’s class struggle is to break the ranks of the working-class and to spread ethnic (and now religious) divisions. It is also used to spread fear into the hearts of the working-class to give the statuesque government cuts a face-lift.
In all other ways the system wants to keep a leash on the neo-Nazis, for if it overruns its boundaries it will destabilize the economy. Despite being on a leash, this movement has a massive bite, a danger that the working-class must adhere to and consider seriously in its struggle with the bourgeois.