Jobbik: The revolution of 1956 is still going on against the same enemy

According Jobbik’s spokesman and MP György Szilágyi, the 1956 freedom fight is still going on and “we are still fighting the Communists to this day”. He expressed these views in his speech held in front of Fidesz’ headquarters on Sunday. In the meantime, Jobbik’s activists placed “Communist party membership cards” on the fence around the governing party’s central office and set up banners for the time of the press conference, with messages like: “Release the Communist secret police files!” “Revoke ultra-high old-age pensions!” and “Sack the collaborators of the dictatorship!”

Commemorating November 4 of 1956, Mr Szilágyi recalled the events of the day and the following Kádár Era, after which, as the MP put it, “at the time of Communism’s collapse in 1989-90, we felt that the freedom wish of 1956’s heroes was finally going to come true and Hungary could live as an independent country”. Having seen what happened in the past years however, Jobbik’s spokesman believes “it was not a change for democracy, just a change of methods”, while “Communists kept their power and created various political organizations, so it was only the single-party system that disappeared from the public eye”.

Mr Szilágyi explained that Communists retained their key positions in the multi-party system, “they’ve controlled the process of robbing Hungary of its assets ever since”, and the children, grandchildren and friends of the Communists took over the various segments of our economy and have kept them ever since. Analyzing this situation, the politician drew the conclusion that the freedom wish of 1956’s heroes had not been fulfilled and we still needed to fight for their goals. Mr Szilágyi drew a parallel between the Kádár regime and today’s Orbán regime. Jobbik’s politician noted that Hungary is split into two again in terms of having loyal collaborators and dissidents, just like before. Once again, you can only advance in your career if you are loyal to the governing party, while all others are trampled upon and blocked until they give up the struggle that could potentially lead to overthrowing the Fidesz regime, Mr Szilágyi said.

“We can safely state that Hungary is going toward an all-out dictatorship,” he declared, adding that “you might ask the question if this regime conducts murders the way they were done under Kádár’s rule.”
The MP believes it does, since the “System of National Cooperation” (this is what Fidesz calls its own regime) executes character assassinations through its unbalanced media instead of actually using firearms to kill its opponents. So Jobbik has no choice but to follow the example shown by the heroes of 1956 and declare resistance against “the ongoing restoration of the dictatorship”.

The resistance movement will go on until it succeeds. According to the politician, if Hungary becomes a liveable and democratic country, then we can begin serving justice to the heroes while the collaborators of the dictatorship will no longer lead a happy and carefree life. At that point, Jobbik will disclose the Communist secret police files and reveal the data of both the executioners and the honest people who tried to work for Hungary’s interest.


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