“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)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Double standard

We wrote about a planned action of the illegal Neo-Nazi parliamentary party Jobbik in Veszprém: Jobbik-rally: "We are sick and tired of the Holocaust!!!"

On the photos of the reports(1) can be seen that Nazis were about ten maybe. It is said that the counter-protesters could be twice more than Nazis. They hold sheets with slogans formally similar to Nazis' ones but contrary in meaning: "We are fed up with anti-Semitism and Nazism!".

According to the Jobbik article(2) the police made the counter-protesters to take off badges with the universal antifascist symbol crossed-out swastika on them. Though we have not any confirmation but we strongly believe that they obeyed without any objection. The real reason also is not known why the police did it(3).

Pretty Hungarian absurdity that the police (and also all of the Hungarian authorities) has no any problem with illegal Neo-Nazis. As for the Anti-Nazi protesters, well, they don't dare say Nazis illegal. Maybe they cannot understand why would be.

On the website of the Neo-Nazi parliamentary party Jobbik can be seen prohibited(4) totalitarian symbol, hammer and sickle:

(1) Reports in a local website about the Veszprém event:
 (2) The report of Jobbik with title "Didn't let us to be provocated" http://veszprem.jobbik.hu/content/nem-hagytuk-magunkat-provok%C3%A1lni and they are talking about "double standard". The article is written in the general rude nazi style.

(3) Who could think that the fight against the Neo-Nazism is hampered even in Germany:
(4) 1978. / IV. 269/B. §, http://net.jogtar.hu/jr/gen/hjegy_doc.cgi?docid=97800004.TV
"Hungary, it is a criminal misdemeanour to publicly display "totalitarian symbols", including the swastika, the SS insignia and the Arrow Cross, punishable by fine. Display for academic, educational, artistic or journalistic reasons is allowed. Also the communist symbols of hammer and sickle and the red star are also regarded as a totalitarian symbols and have the same restriction by Hungarian criminal law." http://wiki.answers.com/Q/In_what_countries_is_the_swastika_symbol_illegal

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