Hungary: An Open Letter to the Editor of 'The Guardian' Newspaper.
Activism; Posted on: 2010-04-09 19:13:49 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
Hungarian nationalists dress down Marxist rag, The Guardian.
As members of Jobbik, a Christian conservative nationalist party, we are more than used to having our party’s reputation libelled with the most ridiculous nonsense imaginable, in the international press.
The Western European papers in particular, like yours Mr. Rusbridger, seem so obsessed with defending the liberalism that they see falling apart in their own countries, that they will seemingly resort to every possible concocted piece of plain rubbish, in order to scare their dwindling readership into believing a reality that the most cursory acquaintance with the facts can dismiss, as so much hogwash.
Chief amongst such notions is the idea that any European nationalist
movement must by definition be pseudo-Fascist. And furthermore that
Central and Eastern European nations, the most severe European victims
of globalisation, cannot ever be capable of expressing any form of
positive nationalism whatsoever.
In presenting a piece supposedly about
Jobbik, that would tar it with the disgusting label “neofascist,” your
paper curiously chose not to mention the major constitutional changes
that a Jobbik government would seek to bring about i.e. reducing the
number of MPs, creating a second chamber, removing MP immunity and
making our politicians impeachable, abolishing compensation packages for
departing politicians and introducing compulsory asset audits,
establishing a Corruption Comission any Hungarian can report to, and so
Clearly, the common feature running
through all of these measures, is that they deliberately seek to give
more power to the citizen, by giving less to Hungary's centralised
political elite. In other words, your paper somehow forgot to
mention that Jobbik is, by definition, the direct opposite of Fascist.
Wouldn't you call such a deliberate
omission, simply, staggering?
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