It seems to me that Europeans don't realize enough that, no matter whether you're for or against a united Europe, any great political upheaval anywhere in Europe may be of consequence to you. And since I don't participate much on European-centric forums - if they exist at all - I thought I'd open up a topic here. To start off with, this just in: Fatal shooting near Athens Golden Dawn office At least two men have been shot dead in a drive-by shooting outside Greece's Golden Dawn party office in Athens, police said. The attack came amid a crackdown by the government on Golden Dawn party after a self-proclaimed Golden Dawn sympathiser stabbed an anti-fascism rapper to death in September. The party rose from obscurity on an anti-immigrant and anti-austerity agenda to enter parliament for the first time last year. Its banner features a swastika-like emblem and its leader has denied the Holocaust took place, but the group says it is not neo-Nazi. Now, I guess we all saw something like this coming, what with the near-default and the crisis all. Question is, why didn't politicians see it coming? Why did Greece have to be forsaken so completely that a big, embedded, extreme right-wing party is the result? Don't we ever learn? And what can be done about it now?