Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Twilight Zone for real

As a rising star in Hungary's far-right Jobbik Party, Csanad Szegedi was notorious for his incendiary comments on Jews: He accused them of "buying up" the country, railed about the "Jewishness" of the political elite and claimed Jews were desecrating national symbols. Then came a revelation that knocked him off his perch as ultra-nationalist standard-bearer: Szegedi himself is a Jew.
But like all cults, the intrusion of reality is less important than the underlying unsupported by facts or logic belief:
Since then, the 30-year-old has become a pariah in Jobbik and his political career is on the brink of collapse. He declined to be interviewed for this story.
In regard to these assholes and their anti-semitism all you have to know is this:
...from an original population of 861,000 people considered Jewish inside the borders of 1941–44, about 255,000 survived.
Nearly three-quarters of Hungary's Jews were murdered, the nation went from more than five percent Jewish in 1941 to 0.49% today -- Jobbik's only apparently regret is it was not 100% and 0%. Assholes is too gentle a word.


Anonymous said...

One thing for sure:
He can't use the Clayton Bigsby defense.

pansypoo said...

geneology is a bitch.

pluky said...

Makes one wonder how many American neo-Nazi types would suddenly find themselves black under the "one drop" rule.

Anonymous said...

(by 'Clayton Bigsby' anon1 means this Dave Chapelle piece - the original. but hey, reality trumps parody - these people are getting impossible to satirize...)