Not Anti-Semitic, Not Religious, Not Committed to Right Wing Values But a Collection of Filthy Scumbags

Photo: Tibor Illyés/MTI Photo: Tibor Illyés/MTI

This is the beginning of the end. Or the end of it, damned if I know. Part of the non-government media quarrels with Mazsihisz (Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary), about whether Mazsihisz finds the Hungarian government’s poster featuring George Soros anti-Semitic or not. The Internet portal Index thinks Mazsihisz defends the government, which is spooking the good people of Hungary with Soros, and their chairman, András Heisler, is appalled. I myself am glad that everyone is having fun.

I am not the one to puzzle out what András Heisler said or tried to say, while trying to say nothing but even that could be interpreted in five ways. I can, however, tell you what I think about all of this. I, too think that there is no anti-Semitic background to  this poster campaign and I do not believe that our government is anti-Semitic. Anti-Semitism is based on principles after all – no matter how disgusting, intolerable and unacceptable they may be.

Alas, the Hungarian government has no principles. Only interests. George Soros could be Scottish, Cherokee or Bantu, his origin is not important, only that he is a phantom well set up to scare and incite hare-brained fans. It is only an unlucky coincidence (or lucky, if the regime wants to rake in the extreme right-wing brutes, too) that he happens to be a Jew. There is no conviction, no principles behind any of their actions. They do not hate Arabs, Muslims, as they do not hate the migrants either. They use them, that’s all.

Neither do they have anything against liberals or leftists. The simple fact of the matter is that there are brain-dead people you can incite with these words, because they understand nothing but primitive provocation. If the government could get more votes by sainting George Soros, they would make him a saint. If they could cement themselves in power by saying they are liberal, then all parasites would be liberal by tomorrow and they would enunciate it into the cameras without batting an eyelid that liberal is what they always have been, ever since they were nothing but (s)cum.

Just as religion is another tool for them. Christian values rattled continuously broke the surface from that moment and that moment only when they realised the business potential of jumping into bed with the Church. The Church gets its share: property, raised allowance after each student, sponsorships for being a state recognised church, kickbacks coming in from different public money sources, and the government gets its share as well: the votes of the people attending church. Because it  f*cking counts what the priest preaches from the pulpit. That’s it, nothing more but nothing less either.

They join forces with whomever they deem useful, from trade union leaders to Flórián Farkas, from Putin to the filthiest dictators. In turn, they attack those endangering their power, and they do not shy away from creating an enemy from anyone if it gets them more votes. Easy life and unrestricted use of resources can only be guaranteed by retaining said power, because this is the only way they can control legislation to provide a cover for their felonies and stay protected by parliamentary immunity. This way all the tools are at their disposal to manipulate at will the ignoble instincts of fans unable to think for themselves.

The government is not anti-Semitic, not religious, not committed to right wing values but a collection of filthy scumbags. Individually and collectively –  this is their chief characteristic feature. And George Soros is just a handy scapegoat to meet their goal, as are the leftist, liberal or gay people and non-governmental organisations. It is only a matter of hard defined interest, nothing else. And not even political interest, oh no: only personal interest. From small amounts of scum you get a sea of scum, and our present and future is engulfed by the shitty individual interests of the likes of Orbán, Rogán, Lázár, Bayer[1]‘, Stefka[2]‘, L. Simon, Ákos and Mándoki.

That’s all there is to it, nothing more.

But nothing less either.

 

[1]     Hungarian writer and publicist and holder of Fidesz Membership ID No5

[2]     Chief editor of the pro-government newspaper Magyar Hírlap

Written by Edgar Swan, 05/07/2017

Translated by Eszter Somogyi

Edited by Réka Eszter Szabó

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