“Golden Dawn wants to become, and will become, like Hezbollah in Lebanon, which is in effect a second government that helps even the last of its poor citizens,” MP Ilias Panagiotaros told the SBS network’s “Dateline” program. “As time passes, Golden Dawn will do more for our fellow citizens.”
Panagiotaros also claimed that his party provides more public and social services than the state institutions that are mandated to perform such acts.
“We receive more 911 calls than the police. The situation is tragic; the institutions don’t function. The only one that functions is Golden Dawn, nothing else,” he stated.
Asked about the spate of suicides that have plagued Greece due to the economic crisis (an estimated 4,000 over the past four years, according to Dateline), the Golden Dawn MP provided an alternative solution — Greeks should kill the people responsible for the economic collapse, namely the bankers.
During his appearance, Panagiotaros was carrying a sidearm, which he claimed he needed to protect himself from “anarchists and terrorists.”