I have assembled a few posts and articles about the rise of fascism, or eventually simply strong nationalism, I hope, in Hungary. The first two posts by radio personality and anti-fascist researcher Dave Emory contain, besides the analysis itself, several commentaries and articles in reference that provide complementary information. I suggest that you review the whole thing. The other two articles, in the French language, refer to that change of policy in Hungary as rather the expression of a strong nationalism or of an anthoritarian attitude. In the end, it is only the future that will tell us if democracy will prevail in Hungary.
Since a few weeks ago, the Canadian government has begun chasing and arresting war criminals with energy under the leadership of the Conservative Party. During this time in the European Union, this project of Nazi Greater Europe come true, war criminals after more than sixty years continue to get away with their crimes. I think it is pretty obvious now for everyone that if these individuals were not prosecuted after WWII and not to this day for the vast majority of them, it is precisely because a lot of people were sympathetic to their cause. In other words, without saying it in plain terms, certain people agree with what these war criminals did, i.e. to exterminate, or helping to, Jews and other « undesirables » such as Romas, Serbs, Slavs, Gypsies, etc. During WWII, there were those who took the decisions, those who carried them out…and those who did nothing to prevent it from happening, either out of cowardice, fear, collaboration…or because they agreed. In the case of this nice fellow, Sandor Kepiro, a Hungarian charged with war crimes against Serbs and Jews, he evidently got away with an acquittal in the marvelous kingdom of the European Union and at the venerable age of 97 years old. Worth noting in the article that follows, is that the Fidesz government of Hungary has rehabilitated the Horthy fascist dictatorship of WWII during which Kepiro committed his crimes, and also that the judge seemed to be biaised when ruling about behavior in court. In effect, some people who showed up with the star of David were asked to remove it, while extreme right-wing nationalists from the Burgkomitate 64 were allowed in with the Arrow Cross Party symbol. Outside the court, many right-wing Jobbik Party and National League Foundation supporters were present to encourage Kepiro. The author of the article, Markus Salzmann, concludes with the astute remark that the « revolution » of 1989 that swept Eastern Europe and that was supposed to bring democracy finally in that part of the world after decades of communism, has revealed itself to be the triumph of exploitation and capitalism. Eastern Europeans are a long way from democracy, as are citizens of the Middle East after the « Arab Spring ». In both cases I am afraid, the sweet candy of democracy was used to bring and install some form of fascism. Sad but probably true. As for Kepiro, he will die as an old man protected by the collaborators of the European Union. The song remains the same on the Old Continent.