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Meet Europe’s New Fascists

Hungary’s far-right activists used to rally in the streets. Now they’re in parliament, where their party, Jobbik, is stoking hatred of Jews and Roma.

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MPs of Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party pose in front of the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest on May 14, 2010. (Ferenc Isza/AFP/Getty Images)
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While Jobbik’s rise is a reflection of just how resoundingly the electorate lurched to the right, the party does not necessarily fit into the traditional left-right paradigm. Support for Jobbik is also a protest against the country’s political establishment. “If they only centered on anti-Semitism or anti-Roma issues, they would be a marginal thing,” Gabor Takacs, an analyst at the conservative think tank Nezopont, told me. “But what makes them attractive is their radicalism, their voice. And this is something that is very attractive to young people, mainly, who say ‘the politicians are all corrupt liars and I don’t understand their language and they always beat about the bush instead of tackling the problems.’ ” But unlike Western European countries, where right-wing parties rail against immigration, Hungary has a negligible immigrant population. What it does have are Roma and Jews.

In its warnings about an “Israeli occupation” of Hungarian business and real estate, its bloodcurdling cries against the Roma, and its slogan of “Hungary for the Hungarians,” Jobbik is tapping into very deep-seated Hungarian political traditions. One of the first things that struck me during my first visit to Hungary was the prevalence of bumper stickers and postcards depicting “Greater Hungary”—that is, Hungary as it was during the period of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, before it came out on the losing side in World War I. The loss of two-thirds of its territory and the dispersal of one-third of its people to the various successor states has left a profound psychological wound on the Hungarian right. Jobbik uses the map of Greater Hungary in its propaganda—a wooden engraving of one sits prominently on Gyöngyösi’s coffee table—and the party campaigned on the pledge that “the Trianon borders should be dropped within a few generations or as soon as possible.”

But popular support for Jobbik cannot be attributed only, or even mostly, to ideology. Most of the Hungarians voting for Jobbik do so because of what’s referred to as “the Roma issue”—that is, government’s persistent failure to integrate Gypsies (as they are colloquially, yet not pejoratively, known) into Hungarian society. A cultural lethargy and political correctness has inhibited the country from grappling with this issue, leaving many frustrated voters, particularly those in rural areas who live in close proximity to Roma, to choose a radical party that offers a simple solution to the problem: Put them in ghettos. Socialist Party leader Attila Mesterhazy accepts some share of the blame for the rise of Jobbik: “I would say the [Socialist Party] is responsible not for [Jobbik’s] creation, but how they could gain support in society, just because of the fact that our government did not pay much attention to these very poor people, frustrated people.” Many Jobbik voters, particularly in the more rural, eastern half of the country, are not ideological right-wingers, but frustrated, lower-middle-class people who abandoned the Socialists.

“If someone said 10 years ago that a neo-fascist party would get 20 percent of the vote, I would say they are crazy,” said Jeno Kaltenbach, the country’s first ombudsman for minority rights. But given that Hungary’s economic situation shows no sign of improving and that Prime Minister Orban has echoed Jobbik’s anti-E.U. rhetoric—even though he has resolutely resisted racism and anti-Semitism—the party is likely to remain a force in Hungarian politics for the foreseeable future.

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“There’s a joke in Hungary about the researcher who is studying anti-Semitism,” Matyas Eorsi, a former member of parliament from a now defunct liberal party, the Alliance of Free Democrats, told me. “And he goes to a small village in Transylvania and asks an old man, ‘Excuse me sir, can I ask you: is there any anti-Semitism in your village?’ He replies: ‘Sir, not at all. But there’s a huge demand for it.’ ”

This apocryphal tale hints at a reality of Hungarian politics, which is that anti-Semitism has typically required clever ideologists and an adverse political and economic environment to make it truly dangerous. Though Jews, like members of other faiths, had to endure restrictions on religious practice during the Communist period, the sort of virulent anti-Semitism that one regularly hears today was kept under wraps. “Nowadays more people dare to speak openly about their anti-Semitic feelings,” said Laszlo Csosz, a historian at Budapest’s Holocaust Memorial Center. “So, I don’t think the number of anti-Semites radically increased. But they’ve become louder and more explicit.”

The strongest push-back against the nationalist right hasn’t come from the Roma or the Jews but has emerged from an unlikely source. Most Hungarians get their news from television, but because state media is now firmly in government hands, there is only one station that reliably airs news programs criticizing the government. During the day and early evening, this station’s news programs regularly feature stories about international criticism of the path Hungary has taken, and its talk shows provide a platform to Fidesz critics. And then, at 10 p.m., the Pat Robertson’s 700 Club begins.

This is ATV, owned by a group of Hungarian investors who are mainly members of the Faith Church, a Pentecostal Christian sect. Led by Pastor Sandor Nemeth, a former Catholic theologian who is one of the loudest and most passionate opponents of the Hungarian far right, the church claims about 50,000 members. Though he leads a socially conservative flock, Nemeth and the journalists in his mini-media empire stand foursquare against the type of nationalism that, in Europe especially, comes packaged with explicitly religious ornamentation. “Ever since the beginning of the 1990s, the right in Hungary has always represented traditional nationalism, and this is something we could not align ourselves with because we consider this whole ideology to be full of poison,” Nemeth told me. “What we’ve seen is a nostalgia and a sympathy toward the pre-Second World War ideologies and movements, which were all represented in the political right. And we saw that in quite a number of groups within the right, anti-Semitism wasn’t far from them. They haven’t distanced themselves. They haven’t put an end to this period.”

In addition to ATV, the church also publishes a weekly news magazine, Hetek, which regularly exposes the foibles and dangers of Jobbik. A few days before I interviewed Gyöngyösi, Hetek published an article in which anonymous sources within the party accused him of being a mole for Hungary’s domestic intelligence agency. When I asked Gyöngyösi about this claim, he replied that Hetek had paid the men to make these accusations. (“We don’t use such methods,” said Peter Morvay, who holds senior editorial positions at Hetek and ATV.) Morvay said that the station has doubled its ratings since the Fidesz government took power and regularly reaches a daily audience of about 1 million viewers—a huge number in a country of 10 million people. Only 5 percent of the station’s content is explicitly Christian-oriented, he says, and fewer than half of its employees are members of the church.

Nemeth feels an obligation to be involved politically because so much of the anti-Semitic rhetoric in Hungary emanates from prejudices that have been inflamed by Christian churches. “There are nationalists in Hungary who try to stand on Christian grounds, but when I say ‘Christian’ I mean in a cultural and political sense, not in the original spiritual sense because most of these people are not Christians, they are pseudo-Christians,” he told me. The church’s anti-extremist campaign goes beyond investigative journalism and stinging editorials. Members infiltrated skinhead movements beginning in the 1990s and hosted a road-show exhibition on the 50th anniversary of the Holocaust in Hungary. It currently operates a “Jobbik-watch network” across the country, restores Jewish cemeteries, and plans to launch a campaign, “All Together for Jerusalem,” to emphasize the historical connection between Jerusalem and the Jewish people. The church’s media organs are unabashedly pro-Israel. Nemeth said that, through the church and its media, he wants to “promote people like Theodore Herzl, who was born in Hungary, and he’s the founder of the state of Israel, and many Hungarians don’t know of his connections to Hungary.”

The Faith Church has won praise from the country’s Jewish community and some liberal figures that are otherwise skeptical of evangelical Christians. Karl Pfeifer, an Austrian journalist who has reported frequently from and about Hungary for three decades, recalls that when he first met Nemeth in the early 1980s, the pastor promised him that he was going to build a movement to combat Hungarian anti-Semitism. “When I heard this I said the Yiddish word, ‘Halevai,’ It will be good,” said Pfeifer, a Holocaust survivor. “They are real friends of Israel and the Jewish people,” said Peter Feldmajer, the head of the Hungarian Jewish community. The church was originally aligned with the Alliance of Free Democrats, the extinct liberal party. But, according to Matyas Eorsi, the former MP, it “started to dislike us because we approved homosexuality, euthanasia, and abortion.” Today, while espousing socially conservative views, the church has not shifted to the political right, and, unlike most large institutions within the country, it is independent of Fidesz.

Hungary is not, as some in the European media have alleged, becoming a fascist dictatorship. The rise of the far right has, somewhat ironically, coincided with a revival of Jewish life. The opposition media, in spite of the new regulatory authority, remains fiercely critical of the government, as the popularity of ATV and Hetek attests. Public protests are frequent and proceed unhindered. But as Hungary faces the worst set of crises to befall it since the communist period, things are likely to get worse before they get better. As Gyöngyösi told me: “Extraordinary times create extraordinary situations.”

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Dark days ahead for what remains of Hungary’s Jewish population. Time to immigrate to Israel.

Dark days ahead for what remains of Hungary’s Jewish population. Time to immigrate to Israel.

This is a very important article – for the past couple of years, the Magyar Garda have “occupied” Rom villages and terrorized (in some cases, even murdered) the Roma populations, as well as burned them out of their homes.  In our own parlance, we call this a pogrom – and that is definitely the correct word.  Last year, the two Jewish administrative heads of the Holocaust center were fired and replaced by two gentile government employees just as notorious war criminal Kovacs Sandor was exonerated of the murder of thousands of Jews and Roma in WWII… just as a war memorial in Budapest in the memory of murdered Jews was vandalized… it’s all definitely happening and it’s beyond disingenuous for the government to say these are isolated (or not tacitly state-sponsored) incidents.  I do take one exception (more of a correction) with the author’s statement about the increase of Jewish life in Hungary – there has been a “robust” (i.e., >100,000) population of Jews, because Hungary was the last to begin deportations; they just didn’t have enough time to become Judenrein.  Hungarian Jews are quite assimilated (primarily in Budapest, where the largest concentration of Hungarian Jews are located) and I’ve been told by some that a unified reaction from them is slow in coming.  Hungary is a beautiful country, but these coordinated efforts to marginalize Jews and Roma and whitewash Hungary’s Holocaust complicity must be noted.

>as diverse as Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, and India.defines life as beginning at conception, and stipulates that marriage is between a man and a woman.< have to do with Judaism? In fact, Judaism pretty much gave those ideas to the world!

Royq says:

Great piece.  The quickest way to discredit this group would be to let them come to power, establish the bound-to-fail economic autarky they  seem to aspire to, and then declare war on their neighbors to achieve the revanchist goal of re-establishing the original boundaries of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.  

It is notable how badly the country hemorrhaged  intellectuals during the War period, and not just the brilliant Jews like Edward Teller, Paul Erdos, John von Neumann, Eugene Wigner, Paul Turan, Georg Solti, Leo Szilard, George Polya, et al. They lost their greatest composer and artistic figure, Bela Bartok, who spent his last days as an emigre at Columbia University precisely because of his staunch antifascism.   How it is anyone could be nostalgic about the period is utterly mysterious.

Hungary has spawned an outsized number of prominent intellectuals.  This year’s winner of the Abel Prize in mathematics, a kind of lifetime achievement award for individuals who have had an enormous influence on the development of the field, is Endre Szemeredi, born in Budapest.

He’s at Rutgers.

Royq says:

Out of curiosity, what gesture is that guy front and center making with his right arm?

PhillipNagle says:

Unfortunately the anti-Semitism is not only on the right but the Socialists and others on the left have shown strong anti-Semitism.  France and Sweeden are among the worst, but Moslem  minorities in many “civilized” European countries have made Jewish communities there feel very uncomfortable.

ilona fried says:

The more things change, the more they remain the same.  I lived in
Budapest in 1988/89,  and also had extended stays in the early 1990s. 
When I worked there, Viktor Orban and Fidesz were the new
kids on the scene, fresh faced and filled with hope and promise.  It was possible to believe that Hungary was about to turn a corner, and maybe it did…for a while. 
Sadly, Fidesz seems to have forgotten its roots and has become just as, or nearly as corrupt as, their predecessors, and are unwilling to take a strong enough stance
against Jobbik.

Until awakening to 9/11, I had a few concerns about how Jewishness was expressed in American banking, influencing Congress, dominating mass media–observations made on my own.  I had never questioned the Nazi holocaust.  Now looking back, it slipped by my normally inquiring mind to wonder why the good Germans could be persuaded en masse to hate and ostracize jews. Courses in history didn’t report, for example, that worldwide Jewry declared war on Germany in March, 1933.

Now, being witness to the American Bolskevik revolution, I understand why the ostracisms have occurred repeatedly–and reportedly over 100 times in history.

The bottom line for radical Jews is total submission to their will.  And, if total submission is not forthcoming, the Samson option will be the most likely choice. The playground bully won’t let anyone enjoy if he doesn’t get his way.

Most interesting is that mirroring these behaviors and history back to Jews seems to incite the psychopaths to even more firm insistence upon “the Jew way or no way”. I’ve seldom seen such a capacity for denial of who the group is being.

Gilad Atzmon’s THE WANDERING WHO expounds on this mass psychopathology much more thoroughly. Read it.

The existence of groups who will confront Jewishness have one thing in common:  Jewishness as expressed in their societies. The solution could be from self-reflection and penitence as to who Jews as a group are being. The victim mentality will, I predict, bring down all of us rather than look at how Jewishness occurs in their adopted societies.

brian2907 says:

Display your visceral Jew-hatred if you must but don’t insult the readership’s intelligence by dressing it up as logic or facts. ‘Worldwide Jewry declared war on Germany in March 1933′? There isn’t now, or ever has been, such a monolithic edifice as ‘worldwide Jewry’ much less such a myth declaring war on anything or anyone. Then, as now, there were left-wing Jews and right-wing Jews, Zionist Jews and anti-Zionist Jews, religious Jews and  secular Jews, rich Jews and poverty-stricken Jews and everything in between.

You quote Gilad Atzmon, a self-proclaimed Jewish anti-Semite (“I hate the Jew within me”) from his fantasy work ‘The Wandering Who’. This has been dropped by many mainstream booksellers because it foments racial hatred (I hope he’s the first casualty of any consequent pogroms). Anti-Semites unwittingly supply the very strongest argument if favour of the absolute necessity of a Jewish state.

Or they could stay in their country and use their 100,000 votes, along with their Roma friends, to vote the nazis out of office and return sanity to their country.  The answer is not to just run when things start to get a little spooky.

Dude, number one rule of the internet.  Don’t feed the troll.

good idea. go go

Antifa_Hungary says:

Since many years, Hungary has been continually violating a Hungarian law containing an international agreement, namely the Paris Treaty of peace with Hungary, 1947
– and other international agreements about human rights, too. Since
about 1989 all Hungarian governments, parties, politicians and civil
organisations as well as public figures have been taking their share of
growing the tendency of reviving Nazi ideas, Nazi movements and
organizations in Hungary. The process has been speeding up since 2002
when the Fidesz party lost the elections. Since then, the right-wing
Fidesz has become far-right because no price was high enough for them
for getting back to power. So Fidesz helped strengthening Nazis and for
8 years the parties Fidesz and Jobbik (together with other Nazi groups)
have been collaborating with each other for getting and keeping the
power.

In the reality, politicians,
parties, civil groups, public figures, calling themselves left-wings
and/or democrats, have not been doing anything against this tendency,
they have just let it. They didn’t care it at all. Or they were/are
afraid. Their short-term survival was more important for them. Some of
them say anti-fascism has no PR value, therefore it doesn’t serve their
political purpose and/or their media-image so they neglect or even
ignore the problem. The world doesn’t care what is going on in a little country in the middle of the Europe in the 21th
century. Each country has its own problems. None of them needs
diplomatic complication, does it? It is more convenient to close their
eyes and ears, to believe that there are no any serious problems and to
learn what the Fidesz government pretends.

Since many years, Hungary has been continually violating a Hungarian law containing an international agreement, namely the Paris Treaty of peace with Hungary, 1947 – and other international agreements about human rights, too. Since about 1989 all Hungarian governments, parties, politicians and civil organisations as well as public figures have been taking their share of growing the tendency of reviving Nazi ideas, Nazi movements and organizations in Hungary.

The process has been speeding up since 2002 when the Fidesz party lost the elections. Since then, the right-wing Fidesz has become far-right because no price was high enough for them for getting back to power. So Fidesz helped strengthening Nazis and for 8 years the parties Fidesz and Jobbik (together with other Nazi groups) have been collaborating with each other for getting and keeping the power.

In the reality, politicians, parties, civil groups, public figures, calling themselves left-wings and/or democrats, have not been doing anything against this tendency,
they have just let it. They didn’t care it at all. Or they were/are afraid. Their short-term survival was more important for them. Some of them say anti-fascism has no PR value, therefore it doesn’t serve their political purpose and/or their media-image so they neglect or even ignore the problem.

For many years, Hungary has not been defending its citizens (Romas, Jews, homosexuals, left-wings, liberals) from anti-Semites, racists, homophobes and Nazis. Especially not nowadays when a far-right party rules and collaborates with Nazis. Going to court isn’t good for anything since the judgements almost always favour the far-rights. Most of the cases even doesn’t reach the court because the prosecutor rejects them.

The world doesn’t care what is going on in a little country in the middle of the Europe in the 21th century. Each country has its own problems. None of them needs diplomatic complication, does it? It is more convenient to close their eyes and ears, to believe that there are no any serious problems and to learn what the Fidesz government pretends.

So what else remains in Hungary for members of threatened groups but emigration?

Jojo Lolo says:

Their country is Israel an they should go back home like all the Jews.

Their country is Hungary.  Their families are Hungarian, they speak Hungarian, many of them work in the Hungarian civil service or serve in the Hungarian military.  They should not run from the problems in their nation, but they must stand up to them and fight them.  What happens if they leave?  The nazis get a higher percentage of the votes and the gypsies bear the brunt!  All that is required for evil to prosper is for good men to do nothing, and running away to Israel is exactly the same as doing nothing!  The Hungarian Jews, along with the Roma, and all decent Hungarians need to stay and fight and make sure that the nazis leave the nation and never gain a foothold again.

Try to live in Hungary, not just silly talk from a distance.
The truth is there is not blind our minds after the hearing.
For example, ask the prosecutor why Canada migrate to the “refugees” from Hungary ..
These entries are based on ignorance is stupid I have no idea what that reflect spoken. Come and live with …. and then speak, but only the truth, amen.

anymouse2011 says:

 and where would we go? My family has been in the Austro-Hungarian area for 1000 years. And just where do you think your family came from?? Maybe it is you who should go back to Africa or Mongolia.  Maybe you are not Hungarian. I am just as much of a Hungarian as you are. The only difference is in the level of ignorance.

Agriensis Huliganthropus says:

Boycott Terroriste israel! Boycott Apartheid israel! Boycott Assassin israel!

FREE HUNGARY!

juhaszk says:

It is a really good idea. Life would be much easier for us after that. The article is full of lies. The most important is: there were no Jews deported from Hungary until the summer of 1944. It was not because we had waited with the deportation of Jews as stated by the author but because the alliance Third Empire occupied the country on 19th March 1944. In the previous four years Germany forced the deportation of the Jews but as Hungary was not an occupied country those years, it resisted the demand. According to the data of the census of 1938 there were 1,250,000 people living in Budapest of which 250,000 people proudly and loudly professed themselves Jewish. The truth is that the whole Jewish population of Budapest escaped due to the fascict Hungarian authorities. I would like to point at one more disgusting lie: the Hungarian Guard has not terrorized any gypsy, never killed any of them, and never put the house of any gypsy on fire. The facts are stout things. In Hungary nearly 75% of murders are comitted by gypsies. Their victims are mainly elderly single people in the countryside. Anyway the gypsies total up to 6-8% of the population of Hungary. They are slightly over-represented, aren’t they? The truth is that the gypsies terrorize the elderly people in the countryside.

reviziot kiralysagot says:

You are quite wrong.
Here are the FACTS:
Magyar Garda was _invited_ to the villages to retain order, as the villagers were oppressed by the roma “minority” with agression, steal, taking bridge tolls, etc. Magyar Garda is a civil guard type of organisation, which is now banned, making it impossible to have basic self-defense.
Murder/burning of homes: this was on court case and the outcome is clear, there is no connection to Magyar Garda.

You tend to link the Gipsy and Jew disappointment in Hungary, but the roots are different. Gipsy people are terrorising Hungarians (yes, not the other way around, try to spend a weekend in Borsod county).

Magyar Garda is a simple self defense as the local police do not dare to enter the Gipsy “gettos” ! And yes, there are some Gipsies who have integrated and are working … I know few of them by person, I am not rascist, they are <1%.

Um, yeah, you are getting some hard core Jew haters commenting on this site.  Might want to edit those out.  Okay, here goes for all you below sons of wh-res who comment on your Jew hatred…your country is a pile of cow sh-t.  You have no power, no influence, and quite frankly, no one cares about you.  Once all your Jews were murdered by you blood thirsty less than animals, all semblance of culture or progress in your country dried up.  Look at Israel, a country younger than many of your street signs, and see the economic and military powerhouse thay have become.  Hungary is less than a joke, you mean nothing to anyone.  So, continue down your path, ultimatly, you will all become Dhimmis to the Mulsims anyway, so the Jew hatred that you suckle on from the teat of your wh-re mothers will feel right at home. So, here is my suggestion, go back into the cavesd from whence you came.  No one cares.  And FYI, Israel is watching you.

Smelly Mick POS, your Jew hatred is so tiresome.  Please crawl back into your trailer home located next to a chemical spill.  The fumes are so goood!  Really man, have you nothing else in your life but to expound oh so pseudo intellectually on your perverse Jew hatred.  Man, you are pathetic and just toally and completely irrelevant.  Amazing.

I wouldn’t be surprised. Ironically, one of the better places for Jews to be in many cases was a (non-German) Axis power–Primo Levi said he was never molested while he was in Italian custody, after all. The Finns fought with Hitler against Russia, but never persecuted their (tiny) Jewish population.

About 15 years ago I was visiting the Dohany Street synagogue in Budapest. They had a nice museum in the basement. Under the stairs in a corner of the basement were 2 tombstones taken from Jewish graves in Hungary. These 2 people had been buried in their Jewish cemetery in Hungary in either the 3rd or 4th century C.E. (I can’t remember precisely). This would place Jews in Hungary about 700 to 800 years before the Magyar interlopers.

Agriensis Huliganthropus says:

Israel is the worse terrorist state the world has ever known… they have far exceeded their nazi mentors. 
I AM READY FOR IT IN ORDER TO DIE FOR HUNGARY!
You are powerless to stop us!

Einstein had the theory about relativity… time is relative from Earth to the space etc. These horrible Szalasi-fakes are trying use this theory with truth — this is called the truth-is-relative-theory. But I’m not sure that they’ll get the Nobel-Prize for this…

Who will  get the Nobel-Prize? Who kills the palestinians? Laugh…

emunadate says:

It seems Anti-semitisim is still prevelant in Europe. Some things don’t change…http://emunadate.blogspot.com/2011/01/blog-post.html

Agriensis Huliganthropus says:

???Hungary, Manhattan, Poland???  Israel nations’ killer! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjWjQWyKJoY 

THE TRUTH FREES!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_9xU7RjLAY&feature=related 

Hungary will be a Jewish free zone!

cosimokosmo says:

 Hy
You are a little stupid and dirty hunGAYryan.
Your contry and hunGAYryans people are the new fascists, you live in the past…
21″th century is for normal people not for you. Go back to the ZOO. Take your friends  with you.

Reclaiming Our Nation says:

Didn’t the USA give Israel trillions in aid and military equipment? Didn’t Germany give trillions in military equipment? How did Israel get their new nuclear subs?Jews deserve to have their own country just as the other peoples have the right to have their country.

hun555 says:

Just shows how high the corn grows!
it is selfexplenetory

hun555 says:

Some of the writers are assume American jew..ask them about how they feel about black ghettos,,and the last time they visited one
or if you are from Israel,you must be big friend of palestinians.Unfortunately more Hungarian jew killed none jews then vice verse…remember 1919 and communist Hungary..
hungarians were never against the the little guy whom owned the store in the village..unfortunately they the one who suffered…the rich ones bought they way out. And obviously you right about the deportation time table too.
Horthy did not have a single jew killed…yes put the men in axillary groups the help gentile Hungarian troops on the fronts

hun555 says:

Iran has not either there is still 25000 jews

hun555 says:

You should give up on your medication..it is not working
By the way, are not you a brave solder behind your the keyboard
I hope you would be just as brave in front of a 12 years old palestinian boy …BOY

So spoke many a Klansman and Nazi. However, the facts always speak for themselves.

mesuge says:

Tisztelt, Rajkó úr, azt javaslom, előbb tanuljon meg angolul, és azután fejtse ki a véleményét. Vagy a Jobbikét.

mesuge says:

Jews in Military Labour Service (MUSZ) have often been massacred on the Russian front. some Hungarian officers decided that they would not go home until their unarmed auxiliary troops had been elminated. other officers (like László Ocskay) were struggling to save all of their men, however this was barely the typical attitude. Don’t fake our history on purpose please. Please see Randolph R. Braham’s books on this topic.

How on earth is Hungary still in the European Union? The EU was formed to stop European wars, and now it is covering up the great sickness that caused the deaths of 100,000,000 people including Jews, Russians, Poles, homosexuals, Gypsies, etc.

The EU is a filthy mess.

Where are the Hungarians? They should be slaughtering this Pro Corporate Fascist group. If we learned anything from history it’s that anyone who claims to be right of centre should be immediately shot.

You need some professional therapy of the mind.

Agriensis you are retarded.

Januario Palma says:

Simple and straight to the point: Why haven’t these guys been imprisoned for life, yet? Or shall we wait until another AH is nurtured?
Writing is just a denounce and will not take us anywhere if we do not act immediately.

asit guin says:

So again fascism is rising ! Where is end ? Rat-killer poison ??

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