The political climate in this country has been incredibly heated and divisive. The whole Wisconsin recall election shows just how bitter and divided we can be as a nation when it comes to politics. Hell, I’m certainly not above it. I spent the last two days ranting on this blog about it and I think I’m still in an argument with somebody in the comments section of yesterday’s post.
I know it can seem childish to argue so fiercely about politics but as fierce as these arguments can get and as divided as a nation we may seem. I think we can all benefit from taking a deep breath and being thankful that we’re not Europe.
Seriously. Political shit’s crazy over there.
So that just happened in Greece.
That was Athens parliament member Ilias Kasidiaris slapping around parliament member Liana Kanelli because another woman said Ilias’ party would “take Greece back 500 years!” Hitting women was totally okay 500 years ago so I guess he just proved her right.
The added irony on this is that Ilias has been constantly trying to prove that his Golden Dawn party is not a bunch of violent Neo Nazis.
So if you think the Wisconsin thing is bad at least it’s not Nazis slapping around communist women on televised debates.
It’s like that all over Europe. The Ukranian Parliament can’t even meet without it turning into a giant fistfight.
Yes, those are two separate videos, two years apart.
Honestly, maybe Americans would get more involved with politics if politicians around here threw hands every now and then. It’s a shame Anthony Weiner got booted for being a pervert because I could totally see him taking a swing at a republican eventually.