The Jobbik Manifesto for Hungarian democracy

Jobbik, a party that not too long ago dismissed warnings from liberal or left-leaning parties and intellectuals about the demise of democracy in Hungary as mere “anti-Hungarian” propaganda, is now facing its own possible quietus at the hands of Viktor Orbán’s System of National Cooperation. Jobbik issued the statement below, in English, hoping for the solidarity of the international community as the party faces financial ruin.

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The governing Fidesz party, feeling threatened by its opposition, launched a dictatorial action which is unprecedented in the history of post-communist Hungary. F​i​desz wants to eliminate us, the largest opposition party​ ​by administrative means, t​h​rough the government controlled State Audit Office, which is headed by a former Fidesz MP​.​

The action of the State Audit Office vi​ola​tes all the rights to fair and reasonable legal procedures. The State Audit Office subjected our party to 1 million Euros ​ subsidy ​reimbursement and a 100%,​ 1 million Euros​ ​fine. This unjust action can risk our participaton at the upcoming elections in the Spring of 2018, thus the Fidesz government will exclude over one million people of our supporters from the free elctions. This action of the Fidesz government recalls the darkest days of dictatorships and projects of ​an ​even darker future for our ​Homeland​,​ if Fidesz stays in power.

If this can happen to us it can happen to anybody. Yesterday Fidesz wanted to wipe out civil organizations, today they eliminate opposition parties, tommorrow anybody can bec​o​me a target of the unleashed despotism. We turn to every democrat – regardless of political views – to protest against Orban’s tyranny. We ask every democratic political party, social organization, the general Hungarian and international public and every concerned citizen ​to ​stand with and support the endangered Hungarian democracy!

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  1. Stranded in Sopron says:

    “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

  2. Time for a Coalition of National Resistance Against the Fidesz Mafia State. (The coalition parties can sort out their differences after Orban is ousted. But if they don’t unite to oust him, they are all doomed, along with the future of the Hungarian populace.)

  3. Stranded in Sopron;
    You indeed must be stranded somewhere.
    Hitler first emptied the crippled children’s homes, the physically and mentally handicapped were his first mass victims.

    I even remember in the old UFA propaganda films they were showing all the disabled children who were unable to survive on their own. They pit a price on every life as of how much it costs for society to to care for each handicapped child for file.
    They translated the costs into jobs, schoolrooms, cars, bycicles, etc.
    Under those economic excuses they killed 450,000 phisically and menthaly sick children in experimental gas-chambers, and started with the youngest.

    Officially they labeled it as “service to humanity”. Nobody called it murder !!! That was the very first step toward mass-murders.
    Today it started with abortions and euthanasia. Who will be next ? Learn from the evil of yesterday to prevent it from taking place again tomorrow. Start looking for that in Sopron too !

    • Wrong priorities.
      Today we must get rid of the fascist thieves mascarading as Fidesz party and government.
      Orban a soros.

    • And here’s the next piece of evidence re the fascist nature of the Orban regime:
      The mayor of Miskoc (fourth largest city pop 160 000) stated that the provocative presence of the Open Society organisation is undesirable in his city.
      Yes “Provocative presence”, i.e. the regime doesn’t tolerate even the existence of organizations that disagree with or act otherwise than the way desired by the authorities.
      Can’t be more clear, straightforward as a Nazi.

  4. So, just where is that Manifesto?
    When clicking all comes up is their logo, no Manifesto.

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