Jason Kenney, Fascist Hungary, A Final Solution, Roma and Jews

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Jason Kenney, Fascist Hungary, A Final Solution, Roma and Jews

Last year Jason Kenney shed crocodile tears when he expressed sympathy for the discrimination that Roma encounter in Hungary. However, he then went on to say 


“virtually none” of their refugee claims filed in Canada turn out to be valid. “In the case of Hungary,” he said, “95 per cent of the claims that have been finalized in our fair system have been abandoned, withdrawn or rejected.”


His Con government also 


launched an unprecedented billboard campaign in the Hungarian city of Miskolc , home of many Roma refugees, trumpeting Canada’s rapid expulsion of failed asylum seekers.

[His numbers may be correct, because] in 2012, as of September, Canada received 1,511 refugee claims from Hungary, granted asylum in 232 cases and rejected 1,668. One hundred and sixteen claims were abandoned by the claimants and 1,233 were withdrawn.


However a documentary, called Hungary: Towards the Abyss, broadcast on the Aljazeera network and its website, dramatically demonstrates the extent to which Kenney is engaged in denial and racism with regard to the Roma, as well as the Jews, in fascist Hungary where politicians talk about a Final Solution and death squads for the Roma exist.  



Jerry, I hope you've viewed rabble "Karl on Parl" Nerenberg's documentary "Never Go Back" about Roma refugees in Toronto and their difficulty securing status. You can access it via Karl's rabble blog.

I'll definitely be viewing your Al Jazeera video.


Thanks Lagatta. By the way the name of Karl Nerenberg's documentary is "Never Come Back". You can watch it for free at 



The documentary, Hungary: Toward the Abyss, describes how:

- a co-founder of the ruling party and close friend of the Prime Minister of Hungary calls for a Final Solution for the Roma because they are "unfit for co-existence. ...These animals shouldn't be allowed to exist among people. In no way. That needs to be solved immediately and regardless of the method" (1/4 of all Roma were exterminated by Nazi Germany)

- "death squads pick off Roma indiscriminately"

- Roma are forced to work in groups on land hundreds of miles from their homes for less thanthe minimum wage

- Neo-Nazis allowed to patrol a Roma village with dogs and whips beating people for two months whilegovernment says that they are occupying the village to control criminality

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs justifies this by saying: In most societies there areunderclassesimmigrants, living in terrifying parts of the cities that you wouldn't want to enter

WWII war criminals are being rehabilitated with the most still-wanted Nazi war criminal living freely in Budapest and protected by the police

- another WWII war criminal and author who was a member of the Fascist government that deported 80,000 Jews to concentration camps has his books placed on the school curriculum while other famous, but more liberal authors, are left out of the curriculum

-Neo-Nazi groups openly hold  demonstrations to  pay tribute to the  Nazi SS and give  anti-semitic speeches

- calls for all Hungarian Jews to be placed on state index by the far-right government

being homeless is a crime punishable by fines and imprisonment

- a branch of the Methodist church in a state of jepardy because it was delisted as a government-sacntioned religion for its work with the homeless 

- the creation of a party state where the history of the Nazis is rewritten, the constitution ischanged at will whenever the Supreme Court rules against it thanks to the more than 2/3 majority of the ruling party, and there is a lack of artistic and press freedom



The following Aljazeera website contains both the video, Hungary: Toward the Abyss, and a written commentary on the subject by the director, Glen Ellis. Although I knew the situtation for the Roma was very bad, I don't think that I have ever been shaken by a documentary so much in my life. Kenney must be challenged on this again and again and again.


We cannot allow Canada to turn away the Hungarian Roma and Jews, as a ship, the MS St Louis, containing German Jews was in 1939 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_St._Louis).






A prominent columnist calls for a “final solution” for Hungary’s Roma population. A member of parliament calls for drawing up a list of Jewish people involved in Hungarian politics. Two-thirds of those asked in an opinion poll say they wouldn’t let their child be friends with a Romani child. Another poll suggests a similar number believe Jewish people have too much influence. One doesn’t have to be a student of history to be worried about the growing climate of intolerance in Hungary.

The hatred clutching Hungary has deepened since the present government took office in 2010 and made a gradual shift to the right. The ongoing campaign by Fidesz, the ruling party, to undermine the rule of law and its clampdown on human rights has contributed to the current state of chauvinistic attitudes in the public domain toward minorities and other vulnerable groups. Government silence has allowed right wing parties such as Jobbik to accelerate hate speech against minorities as well as people within its own ranks, while paramilitaries close to Jobbik carry out intimidating marches through Roma settlements.

The latest example came on January 5, when Zoltan Bayer, a member of Fidesz and a close friend of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, wrote a column in Magyar Hirlap, a right wing paper with close ties to the government. The article was a response to the stabbings of two Hungarian youths on New Year’s Eve, allegedly by Roma assailants. Bayer wrote:

"A significant part of the Roma are unfit for coexistence. They are not fit to live among people. These Roma are animals, and they behave like animals. When they meet with resistance, they commit murder. They are incapable of human communication. Inarticulate sounds pour out of their bestial skulls. […] These animals shouldn't be allowed to exist. In no way. That needs to be solved - immediately and regardless of the method." ...




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