I’m really not a fan of Jobbik and I’m even less supportive of their idiotic “Hungarian Guard” kindergarten but I do support their demand to erect a proper equestrian statue of His Serene Highness Miklós Horthy, Regent of Hungary on St. Gellért square. That’s probably the best place indeed to pay tribute to this great Hungarian statesman. Here is where he delivered his famous speech:
The nation of the Hungarians loved and admired Budapest, which became its polluter in the last years. Here, on the banks of the Danube, I arraign her. This city has disowned her thousand years of tradition, she has dragged the Holy Crown and the national colours in the dust, she has clothed herself in red rags. The finest of the nation she threw into dungeons or drove into exile. She laid in ruin our property and wasted our wealth. Yet the nearer we approached to this city, the more rapidly did the ice in our hearts melt. We are now ready to forgive her.
- Jobbik commemorates Horthy’s 1919 entry to Budapest (politics.hu)
- The US embassy on Governor Horthy (politicsinhungary.wordpress.com)
- Horthy deserves no statue, says Fidesz member (politics.hu)