“The world is a dangerous place to live in; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”
(Albert Einstein – refugee from Nazi Germany)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Why we have to act?

For the past twenty years, we have been witnessing in Hungary the rebirth of despicable ideas.

All this has happened with the active and/or passive support of the taxpayer-paid political establishment, (both opposition and government), the parties, members of the Parliament, legislative bodies, courts, educational institutions, churches, public persons and the media. They all bear common responsibility for this situation, and it is pointless to argue about the details of their individual responsibility.

They are each responsible in part for the fact that the spreading and establishment of racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, excluding and hate-arousing ideas have been dramatically speeded up, and that the number of acts fulfilling the criteria of an agitation against a minority — especially since 2002 — has much increased, and further, that these acts have become more and more violent.

Consequently, one should not be surprised by seeing where we are at the moment and where we are proceeding with alarming speed: i.e. the takeover by the far right — already in legitimate form — draws nearer.

Until now, the far right has worked beyond (although unstirred by) executive power, with endurance, well organised and with a full arsenal of resources and methods, under the pretext of democracy, on undermining democracy. What can we expect, once they have the ruling power and possess all legal means? Nobody should be deceived by some of their tempting promises. They will only yield their true intentions.

Therefore the time has come for the forsaken, simple and honest taxpaying citizen to act, as long as it is possible.

We call you, we expect you in the anti-racist, anti-fascist, anti-exclusion movement, on events and demonstrations!

Join us, help us!

Let's protect democracy in Hungary!

Bring along with you 1, 2, ...., 100 .... people!


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