Showing posts with label Hitler. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hitler. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

He has met the enemy. . . .

I hate it when this happens. . . .
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.

Following weeks of Internet rumors, Szegedi acknowledged in June that his grandparents on his mother's side were Jews — making him one too under Jewish law, even though he doesn't practice the faith. His grandmother was an Auschwitz survivor and his grandfather a veteran of forced labor camps.

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.

At the root of the drama is an audio tape of a 2010 meeting between Szegedi and a convicted felon. Szegedi acknowledges that the meeting took place but contends the tape was altered in unspecified ways; Jobbik considers it real.

In the recording, the felon is heard confronting Szegedi with evidence of his Jewish roots. Szegedi sounds surprised, then offers money and favors in exchange for keeping quiet.

Under pressure, Szegedi resigned last month from all party positions and gave up his Jobbik membership. That wasn't good enough for the party: Last week it asked him to give up his seat in the European Parliament as well. Jobbik says its issue is the suspected bribery, not his Jewish roots.

Szegedi came to prominence in 2007 as a founding member of the Hungarian Guard, a group whose black uniforms and striped flags recalled the Arrow Cross, a pro-Nazi party which briefly governed Hungary at the end of World War II and killed thousands of Jews. In all, 550,000 Hungarian Jews were killed during the Holocaust, most of them after being sent in trains to death camps like Auschwitz. The Hungarian Guard was banned by the courts in 2009.

By then, Szegedi had already joined the Jobbik Party, which was launched in 2003 to become the country's biggest far-right political force. He soon became one of its most vocal and visible members, and a pillar of the party leadership. Since 2009, he has served in the European Parliament in Brussels as one of the party's three EU lawmakers, a position he says he wants to keep.

Monday, October 03, 2011

It don't take but one mistake

Hank, why do you drink?

Hank, why do we suddenly wanna roll smoke?

Why must you live out some crazy-ass song the tea party wrote?

Stop and think it over. Try and put your self in a sane man's position.

'Cause it looks to me like you got stoned and babbled all mornin' long. Must be a family tradition.

P.S.: If the president wants to get an apology out of ol' Bocephus for comparing him to Adolf Hitler on Fox & Friends today, I know how he can do it.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Isn't 'Boortz' Dutch for hemorrhoid?

I saw, in the New Orleans blogs, rumblings of a particularly odious diatribe against that "city of parasites" by libertarian radio ranter Neal Boortz.

Then I heard excerpts of it for myself over at Media Matters.

Obviously, "boortz" is Dutch for hemorrhoid.

LISTENING TO BOORTZ' ill-tempered broadside against poor, predominantly black New Orleanians who didn't get out of the way of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, I began to hear things other than Boortz' dyspeptic rhetoric.

I began to hear echoes. Ugly echoes.

Here's Boortz, from his Jan. 30 program:

You have a hurricane descending on them and they sit on their fat asses and wait for somebody else to come rescue them. "It's somebody else's job to get me out of here. It's somebody else's job to save my life. Not mine. Send me a bus, send me a limo, send me a boat, send me a helicopter, send me a taxi, send me something. But you certainly don't expect me to actually work to get myself out of this situation, do you? Haven't you been watching me for generations? I've never done anything to improve my own lot in life. I've never done anything to rescue myself. Why do you expect me to do that now, just because a levee broke?"
That, however, wasn't the worst of it:

Listen, listen. When these Katrina so-called refugees were scattered about the country, it was just a glorified episode of putting out the garbage.
NOW, THOSE ECHOES I was talking about. Here is an excerpt from the official program accompanying "Der ewige Jude" ("The Eternal Jew"), a 1940 Nazi propaganda film directed by Fritz Hippler. The program came from Joseph Goebbels' Minsitry of Propaganda:

The film begins with an impressive expedition through the Jewish ghettoes in Poland. We are shown Jewish living quarters, which in our view cannot be called houses. In these dirty rooms lives and prays a race, which earns its living not by work but by haggling and swindling. From the little urchin to the old man, they stand in the streets, trading and bargaining. Using trick photography, we are shown how the Jewish racial mixture in Asia Minor developed and flooded the entire world. We see a parallel to this in the itinerant routes of rats, which are the parasites and bacillus-carriers among animals, just as the Jews occupy the same position among mankind. The Jew has always known how to assimilate his external appearance to that of his host. Contrasted are the same Jewish types, first the Eastern Jew with his kaftan, beard, and sideburns, and then the clean-shaven, Western European Jew. This strikingly demonstrates how he has deceived the Aryan people. Under this mask he increased his influence more and more in Aryan nations and climbed to higher-ranking positions. But he could not change his inner being.
DO YOU HEAR them now? Do you hear the echoes of Goebbels coming from the mouth of a modern-day, right-wing American radio blatherer?

Here is a snippet of narration from "The Eternal Jew" itself:

Here at the Wailing Wall, Jews gather and mourn the fall of Jerusalem. But their homelessness is of their own choosing and in keeping with their entire history.
And now, Boortz:

But I am fed up with this conventional wisdom that Katrina and the disaster that followed was George Bush's fault. It was not. The primary blame goes on the worthless parasites who lived in New Orleans who you -- couldn't even wipe themselves, let alone get out of the way of the water when that levee broke.
Wherever rats appear they bring ruin, by destroying mankind's goods and foodstuffs. In this way, they (the rats) spread disease, plague, leprosy, typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery, and so on.

They are cunning, cowardly, and cruel, and are found mostly in large packs. Among the animals, they represent the rudiment of an insidious and underground destruction -- just like the Jews among human beings.

This parasitical Jewish race is responsible for most international crime. In 1932, Jews, only 1 percent of the world's population, accounted for . . . 47 percent of crooked games of chance, 82 percent of international crime organizations, 98 percent of prostitution.
Boortz (from June 6, 2006):

I love talking to you about these Katrina refugees. I mean, so many of them have turned out to be complete bums, just debris. Debris that Hurricane Katrina washed across the country.
TELL ME, NOW. Please. What's the difference between Neal Boortz' hateful demonization and stereotyping of every Katrina evacuee from New Orleans and the Nazi propagandists' hateful demonization and stereotyping of every Jew in the entire world?

Other, of course, than the more than six million Jews missing from that world by the time the Allies put an end to Goebbels' -- and his pal, Adolf's -- little global scheme.

The likes of Neal Boortz represent what we've come to in this country. What the media -- particularly radio -- have come to in this country.

The bloviating, racist pustule from Atlanta needs to be surgically removed from his microphone -- and his advertising-supported soapbox on the public's airwaves -- for good. And then we ought to hang our heads in shame that we handed him that bully pulpit . . . on radio spectrum that is part and parcel of the public trust.

In a country that fought a bloody world war to rid the world of people like Joseph Goebbels.

Your Right Hand Thief.