Self-proclaimed democrat incites violence against democracy

Not only the fall of the Weimar Republic but the elections in Hungary in 2010 and 2014 also prove that democracy is defenceless without  violence  safeguarding (democracy itself).  Many monster states were born by the majority’s will. There’s no democracy when the forces of dictatorship may freely attack democracy.  Democracy must protect itself from the dark forces, by violence if necessary.  It has to protect itself from those who do not want to recognize the limit to one’s liberty is where it clashes with others’ liberty. These  ones have to be forced by armed violence to respect others’ liberties.

wrote Ákos Kertész who was allegedly given political asylum by Canada because of his alleged political harassment in Hungary.   I do wonder what the Canadian authorities would say about these sentences written by someone they shelter in the name of democracy.

Jewish violence in Hungary?

According to the Jerusalem Post,  the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz) “may send people to physically prevent” members of the nationalist far-right Jobbik party from holding an (undoubtedly provocative) rally at a former synagogue next Friday.

While the local Jewish community has called upon Esztergom Mayor Éva Tétényi to prohibit the gathering, it is also preparing itself for a physical confrontation, Mazsihisz president András Heisler told the Post.
“In case this [gathering] will not be prohibited, the Mazsihisz and Jewish civil organizations will protest and physically hinder the Jobbik rally on the spot,” Heisler wrote in an email.
Mazsihisz has previously indicated a willingness to use physical force, if necessary, to combat rising anti-Semitism.
During an interview last June, Mazsihisz executive director Gusztáv Zoltai told the Post that “until this moment, we have [had] verbal attacks so we strike back with words, but we have more than words.
“We are strong, and if we have to, we will strike back,” he said at the time.

Did Gusztáv Zoltai hint at his AK-47 assault rifle perhaps which he used as a Communist militiaman assisting the Soviet troops to crush the Hungarian revolution in 1956?  Or did he mean Mossad, the Israeli secret service infamous for its clandestine operations in other countries?

So are the Mazsihisz men going to attack the Jobbik-rally? Has the Hungarian police allowed the rally to be held? Was there a court appeal by Mazsihisz? What was the court sentence? Unless there is a legally binding court decision to ban the Jobbik rally, the police’s job is to protect their rally and to remove all those who want to “physically hinder” the rally.  It really sounds like Mazsihisz thinks they are above the law…  But they are very wrong about this indeed.

The Mazsihisz executive director in the uniform he may long for

This is not the only sign now that certain  Jews may want to resort to violence in Hungary though. American Nepszava online, the Internet site where Jewish writer Ákos Kertész called Hungarians   “genetically inferior” and “pigs wallowing in the mud, happily grunting and guzzling swill”,  published an anonymous article which urges that  a planned memorial to WWII German occupation in Budapest should be blown up, Magyar Nemzet reported.   The Foreign Ministry of Hungary has sent a letter to the US embassy which said that the article conveyed extremist views and incited criminal behaviour. The ministry also has asked the US embassy to take steps, according to the US legal system, against the news portal which is registered in the United States, “similarly like we repeatedly asked to in the case of kuruc.info” (which is an extremist, racist far-right site also registered in the US)

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Canada grants asylum to anti-Hungarian Jewish writer

Canada granted political asylum to writer Ákos Kertész. ( Ákos Kertész is not to be mixed with  writer Imre Kertész. The latter Kertész got a literary Nobel prize for his Holocaust piece “Sorstalanság”/Fatelessness,  while the former Kertész got “only” the highest award of Hungary, that is the Kossuth Prize).

So Ákos Kertész will never return to Hungary and “good riddance!” is really the best response I can think of.  But then let’s see whom Canada rewarded in such a way and what  message this sends to Hungary and Hungarians.

Kertész wrote this verbatim in the US weekly Amerikai Népszava on the 29th August 29, 2011:  “Hungarians are genetically subservient”. He also claimed that “now only the Hungarians can be blamed for the Holocaust as the Hungarian nation remained the only one which, unlike the Germans, had failed to admit, confess and repent for their sins”. He also likened Hungarians to pigs who “like to wallow in the mud, happily grunting and guzzling swill, without worrying about the butcher who will soon slit their throats.”

Kertész was  repeatedly called on  to apologize for a long time but he defied all these requests.  There was a lengthy debate on the so-called Left how Kertész  could possibly mean “genetically subservient” in a non-racist way, the semantics of the word “genetically”,  how this could be interpreted in some other way than what it means and why Hungarians are genetically subservient indeed just like Kertész put it, etc.  Though many of his “left-wing” comrades stood by Kertész, as one could really expect them to, still  some of them, e.g. Ákos Mesterházy, the editor-in-chief of far-left-(liberal) weekly 168 Óra,  also said straight away this statement of Kertész  simply cannot be defended, “the writing is ghastly” and  Kertész had  better  apologize.

In the end, after several weeks of heated  discussions, Kertész eventually issued  a statement: “Correctly there doesn’t exist such a sentence (that Hungarians are genetically subservient)”.  Yes,  this is what he considered as an apology.   However Hungarians didn’t think so.  The Budapest City Council  stripped Kertész of his honorary Budapest citizenship a few months later.  There were also demands to strip him of the Kossuth Prize but unfortunately this did not happen.    I guess it’s not a big surprise that the international media echoed  Kertész : “ they launched a witch hunt against me and they fuel the extremists” and that “I’ve been subject to constant harassment and threats; I was attacked in the street and my life was in jeopardy.”   Soon Kertész left for Canada and he applied for political asylum.

After this decision of the Canadian authorities, the issue is not the rabid anti-Hungarian stance of some Jewish writer and his cohorts.  The issue is that Canada condones this.

Now I do wonder how the Canadians would take that if a notable, decorated Canadian writer wrote, say, “Canadians are genetically inferior” and then if he insisted on that.  Would  they get upset at him?  If yes then what would Canadians think in the hypothetical case this writer would flee to Hungary and then  Hungary would grant political asylum to him?

UPDATE:

Canada has not confirmed yet since last week if they provided asylum to Kertesz indeed.    “We are not going to summon Canada’s ambassador merely based on the words of Ákos Kertész”, Hungarian Foreign Ministry spokesman Gábor Kalota said.

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