ANGELA MERKEL AND GERMANY FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE HUNGARIAN RIGHT. PART II

We left Mária Schmidt berating German journalists for being largely responsible for Hungary’s unsavory reputation in the West. She accuses them of being in the pay of the CIA, the German intelligence, and rich Arab countries. Here she relies on a book by Udo Ulfkotte, former editor of the Frankfuter Allgemeine Zeitung, titled Gekaufte Journalisten. Schmidt describes him as someone who is being deliberately passed over in silence because his revelations are so embarrassing to the German media.

So, who is this man? According to Wikipedia, the only source I found for information on his career, he spent a good twelve years in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Jordan. He was born into a Christian family but at the age of 21 declared himself to be an atheist. While in the Middle East he converted to Islam, which he later abandoned. He is now a born-again Christian.

As for his activities, I found an article by David Vickrey in German-American Opinion: Politics and Culture in which Ulfkotte is called a “fake journalist” and a “Putin propagandist.” According to the author, Ulfkotte “distinguished himself as a racist and anti-Islam hatemonger, demanding that all Muslims be deported from Germany in order to create more Lebensraum for ethnic Germans.”

Indeed, he was pretty well ignored in the last few years, but lately he was revitalized by two events: the Ukrainian crisis and the rise of the “Pegida movement” (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the Occident). He began writing in Russian propaganda outlets and appeared as a speaker at Pegida gatherings. Earlier Vickrey reported that at one event organized by young social democrats protesting Ulfkotte’s speech on the dangers of immigration, he choked and threw a 15-year-old boy against the wall. Currently he is in hiding because, he claims, he received threats against his life.

Mária Schmidt seems to believe every word Udo Ulfkotte has ever uttered. She even managed to drag Boris Kálnoky of Die Welt into the controversy when she claimed that Kálnoky, whose parents left Hungary in 1947 and who learned Hungarian only as an adult, actually confirmed Ulkfotte’s allegations when in an interview on a Hungarian television station he said that he and his fellow journalists were told that, when writing about the migrants, they should concentrate on families and children. Later Kálnoky expressed his regret that Schmidt had misunderstood him. Perhaps his not quite perfect Hungarian was the reason for the misunderstanding. He was simply referring to readers’ interest in the travails of refugee families on the road.

That didn’t deter Mária Schmidt from retelling the story that Kálnoky denied. She reiterated that German journalists are instructed to present a positive picture of the migrants. In Germany “what really counts is the never-ending war against racism, anti-Semitism, and Hitler.” This from the woman who was entrusted with the establishment of a new Holocaust center, the House of Fate, specifically devoted to the children who were victims of the Holocaust. She has the audacity to complain about this “never-ending” fight.  Has she thought through what she is saying here? I guess if I confronted her about the exact meaning of this sentence she would tell me that I had taken the sentence out of context. She was talking only about “the leftist generation of 1968” who today think that they are the only ones who can make judgments about this issue. And then what? Would this be an acceptable explanation?

The much criticized selfie with a Syrian refugee

The much criticized Merkel selfie with a Syrian refugee

About half way through her text Schmidt completely lost her logical faculties, writing such sentences as “when as is her wont Chancellor Merkel talks about the sins of Europe and Germany, does she know that in the 17th and 18th centuries the Saracens (Muslims) carried off masses of Christians from Italy and sold them as slaves?… Perhaps she hasn’t heard of an Afghan custom which has been related by many ever since the 19th century that [the Afghans] cut off all four limbs of their English, Russian, and American prisoners of war?”

In this long harangue there are a couple of sentences that deserve more attention than the horror stories about cut-off limbs: “Does she [Merkel] believe that there were no mass murders on other continents? That at other places there was nothing to be ashamed of? … When will the Western European elite end this fruitless ritual of self-recrimination and self-abandonment?” Here Schmidt first of all equates the Holocaust with other mass murders and, second, pretty well tells the Western Europeans to forget about what happened to the Jewish population of the European Continent.

In the last few weeks Viktor Orbán accused Angela Merkel of not being democratic enough because she doesn’t listen to the people. Hungary is vastly superior to Germany in this respect: they introduced several national consultations and at the moment Fidesz is collecting signatures against the quota system. Schmidt decided to chime in and teach Merkel a thing or two about democracy. The proof that “Merkel can’t stand democracy” is that she prefers grand coalitions, and therefore it is practically impossible to distinguish the right and the left “especially if they are both gray and boring.” Schmidt is convinced that the reason for these grand coalitions is Merkel’s lack of democratic commitment. What she most likely purposely neglected to say is that in all three cases the reason for these grand coalitions was the refusal of the greens and the social democrats to form a government with the communist party (Linkspartei), not Merkel’s anti-democratic impulses.

What else is Merkel guilty of? Merkel and the ruling elite’s goal is “to replace the Germans and Europeans with a multi-cultural, globalized, and Muslim population. The only thing that matters is cheap labor.” In fact, Merkel can’t stand either the Germans or the Europeans in general. “She especially hates the Germans who will always remain Nazis and collectively guilty.” She is not a compassionate person when it comes to her own kind. “She never quotes from German books. She never talks about German history. And when she does, it would be better if she didn’t because it is always about the Holocaust.”

“Western Europe with its media and politicians see value everywhere except in their own. What moves them is self-hatred. And the greatest problem is that they have completely depleted their democracies.” The migrant crisis for this people comes in handy because again “they can prove their ideological commitment against racism, fascism (whatever they mean by it), and clericalism, while they affirm their allegiance to multiculturalism.”

I’m trying to be charitable, but on the basis on this text I consider Mária Schmidt to be guilty of Holocaust relativism, if not much worse.

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In the name of democracy Fidesz “introduced several national consultations and at the moment Fidesz is collecting signatures against the quota system.”
I know for 100% certainty that people would like to have consultation on the closing of stores from Sunday shoppers! This is something the Orban refuses to do!
I also know that people would like to be consulted about the possibility of holding the Olympics in Hungary. This is something that Tarlos refuses to do by saying the “people do not have all the necessary information to make a decision”.
Maris Schmidt is as stupid as it comes, and I mean this morally, and mentally. No excuses!

bimbi
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Right on, Some 1!

The people of Boston, MA and now Hamburg have rejected the Olympics by popular vote. With Hungary’s figures for poverty, the country in no way needs the Olympics in Budapest.

Show more democratic spirit Tarlos! Show more democratic practice, Orban!

Member

Toronto also rejected.
Hardly ever the expenses recouped. Pardon me. In fact it is recouped for this who getting the cushy contracts to build the roads, stadiums, and additional infrastructures. The Sochy Olympics made great money to the Oligarchs who started with receiving the great contracts, subsides, and at the end they double ended the investment.
It is not the Tarlos does not want to listen to the people because they do not know enough, but he also forgot to ask those reputable parties who ran Olympics or large games about the real costs.

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Dasselbe in rot, weiß und grün
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exTor
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Orbie in drag. He’s cute !!!
He could give Morvai
a run for the money.

Cracked me up !!!
Thanx Stevan.

MAGYARKOZÓ

exTor
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What up, Stevan Harnad? what happened to
the pic of Krisztina Morvai of Jobbik shame?

MAGYARKOZÓ

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It was temporary, because of a cyberattack on UK universities (more likely from Daesh — or ordinary cyberthieves — than from Fidik…)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet-security/12038962/Universities-across-the-country-lose-internet-connections-following-cyber-attack.html

exTor
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Okay, but what does a cyberattack targeting UK universities (and elsewhere) have to do with Hungarian Spectrum hosted by Word Press?

Why were the other photos unaffected?

MAGYARKOZÓ

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@ExTor: “Why were the other photos unaffected?”

Compare their URLs.

Marcel Dé (@MarcelD10)
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Hilarious. I took the liberty to use the last one on twitter.

Today’s Idők & Hírlap pieces on the 1st round of the French Regional election leave no place for doubt.

Member

You’re right on Ulfkotte. He is well known as a crackhead in Germany.

Som
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No, Ulfkotte has a bestseller which was translated to Hungarian. Do you have a bestseller published?

So what Ulfkotte says must be true, it’s printed on paper. Ms. Schmidt is right to quote this persecuted man.

Member
Mein Kampf is a bestseller. Seven Steps to Christ is also a bestseller, written by co-founder and prophetess of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is also a bestseller. So, if something a bestseller, we have to follow its advise? Dear Som, it is one thing to quote from something and it is another in quoting to follow!!! By the way I know an other bestseller. How about, for a change for the witch to quote from something that supposedly Orban is crazy for: Luke 6:27-36 [27] “But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, [28] bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. [29] If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. [30] Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. [31] Do to others as you would have them do to you. [32] “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ love those who love them. [33] And… Read more »
exTor
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When one reads something like what Som just plopped, one doesn’t know whether to snicker or bust a gut.

Not knowing the person, I could easily imagine that Som is being devilishly ironic with Ulfkotte the journalist.

More likely, Som is defending Ulfkotte, a man of negligible repute, a reactionary whose fevered scribbles are bought as good coin by Fideszniks and other downlow crawlers in the right swamp.

It’s all counterfeit.

MAGYARKOZÓ

Adam Gombas
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Isn’t it a pity that FAZ did not discover that his editor and long-time war correspondent was a wierdo? The fact that his books are bestsellers, real best sellers, is a sure sign that Germans are waiting for the Holocaust to happen again.

exTor
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“… FAZ did not discover that [its] editor …”
For the record, FAZ is not a person.

For the record, Udo Ulfkotte
is highly dubious. He’s taint.

MAGYARKOZÓ

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@exTor have a look at “AG’s” preceding series of fungus-ridden posts in prior thread and you will see why Eva’s patience wore out…

exTor
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I had already seen them, Stevan Harnad.
It seemed to me that (from my prespect)
Adam Gombas had calmed himself a bit.
That’s why I remarked that that particular
post to which Éva had reacted wasn’t so bad.

MAGYARKOZÓ

exTor
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Yesterday, after Éva had threatened to give
Adam Gombas the boot if he continued with
his ways, I wrote that she should kick AG
out anyway, that it would be no loss.

Then, today, it seemed that Éva had let AG
stay. Then, I saw that she did ultimately
hoof him out, so I wrote something.

I think that I’m confused.

MAGYARKOZÓ

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Oh, they did (discover that Ulfkotte is a crackhead). No worries about that.

Adam Gombas
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Schmidt, herself, of course, in liberal parlance, a self-hating Jew, and, indeed, guilty of much worse than Holocaust relativism. She has been preparing it. From the time when she was teaching the subject in Israel.

Gomba
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Schmidt isn’t even Jewish (her late husband was).

exTor
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Well, Adam Gombas, it seems that you are now amongst the dearly departed. «C’est domage.» Nobody will weep for you.

Question: Is Viktor Orbán as antisemitic as you?

Question: Did it bother you to (in effect) bloc with the antiOrbánistas of Hungarian Spectrum by (in effect) denouncing Schmidt’s Jewishness?

Question: Is it a sign of your selfhating existence that you choose to victimize someone because of that person’s otherness?

Question: If you hate Jews, if you hate Muslims,
does that mean that you ultimately hate yourself?

MAGYARKOZÓ

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London Calling! “Schmidt…………was entrusted with the establishment of a new Holocaust center, the House of Fate, specifically devoted to the children who were victims of the Holocaust.” Tourists? Don’t bother. If you want an informative perspective on what happened – look elsewhere. Don’t bother with the Terror House either – it will tell you that the Soviets invaded – and the Nazis ‘invaded’ and how Orban saved the world from Communism. But there is nothing from this mess of a museum worth the entrance fee. The only purpose of these establishments is to inculcate school children with Schmidt’s and Orban’s falsification of history. Imagine what a relief it is to get away from those ‘cramming, learn-by-rote’ teachers in run down classrooms? Coachloads of schoolchildren milling around. (However visit the outside of the building – the most poignant – and true – exhibit is made up of all the little plaques of the people who were murdered after the 1956 purge. All the artisans whose end date is 1958 as the purge continued silently as, no doubt, the informers informed and so-called due processes processed and the captured were silently, and secretly, executed.) This Hungarian regime spends so much time, energy… Read more »
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And a board game – like Monopoly?!

Migránsokoly! “Go straight to hospital – do not pass Go – do not collect 200fts”!

Imagine the sales in Hungary!

I think I’m getting carried away!

Guest

Re: ‘The school children would love it! Learning history through play!’

Deadly too in a sense. Museums would seem to be sort of a combinative repository of a country’s history, culture and past psyche. Marry that to a ‘curator’ of the caliber of MS and we can see how the care-taking of the past within the present gets degraded to an extent where interpretation gets muddled because of an irresponsible ideological fix. Mind you ……..another contributing factor to the deeply ‘unhealthy’ air flowing around Hungary today.

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Can someone help me with my Hungarian deficiency please?|

Ambator
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Oh! No! You are far too parsimonious in your assessment of that poor Schmidt. Must you be so niggardly? Is the best you can do Holocaust Relativism?
Let us not deny Schmidt her just desert, let’s give credit where credit is due! Isn’t she narrow minded? Isn’t she a one trick pony? Isn’t she a sniveling, corrupt bottom feeder? Isn’t she a mere utensil in her master’s hand? Isn’t she an enabler of nazi ideologies and initiator of the entire Veritas Institute debacle? Isn’t she a miserable failure as an intellectual and as a historian?
Now, you see, I knew we can do better than just relativization. And we didn’t even mention the word “stupid.” So, there.

Observer
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Love it !

Observer
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The Schmidt article is a perfect example of the twisted, hateful minds inhabiting the dark cloisters of the Orbán politics. She has it all: the bald lies, the self-embellishment and engrandisation in the past glories that never were, the wishful nightmares recalled from the past and, above all, the “everyone else’s fault” hungaricum. The only new element is that instead of the traditional “Hungarian”, now she writes about Eastern European victims, i.e. Orbán is looking for allies.

Here we witness another wave of mély magyar (dyed in the wool Hungarians) and they are dragging Hungary into trouble yet again.

Guest

On Ulfkotte:

This lunatic is the star of the infamous Kopp Verlag, a publisher of the craziest constipation theories (my joke …) ever invented.
It’s situated in the Schwab town of Rottenburg on the Neckar (btw the seat of a Catholic bishop because it belonged to Austria many hundreds of years ago) and there is continuous discussion on maybe closing it because of its Nazi orientation.
Just have a look at its homepage – but only if you’ve got a strong stomach!
http://www.kopp-verlag.de/

PS:
They also have funny stuff like “beer is the healthiest thing around” …

Gina
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I wouldn’t be surprised if the Russians were helping in with the financing at Kopp.

Observer
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Here is a more adult entertainment from the top shelf and there is our dear no public person Habony enjoying his paradise on Earth paid by the hapless Hungarian taxpayer. Hajra Magyarok.
http://hvg.hu/itthon/20151208_Kivancsi_ra_hogy_bulizik_Ibizan_Habony_Ar

Kingfisher
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Istvan
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Eva’s translations have been excellent when I have checked so I assume this one from Schmidt is highly accurate too. That Schmidt stated that it’s Merkel’s and the German bourgeoisie’s (my word) goal “to replace the Germans and Europeans with a multi-cultural, globalized, and Muslim population. The only thing that matters is cheap labor,” is pretty incredible. I think it’s pretty hard to argue that the captains of German industry don’t want cheap and efficient labor. It’s pretty hard to argue they really like having a heavily unionized work force tied to trade union controlled apprentice systems that create both quality and higher labor costs. As Schmidt is aware that is why they open factories in Hungary which incidentally is part of globalization.

Schmidt must be reading the works of old Italian fascists like Alfredo Rocco because she is starting to sound like a confused economic corporatist or possibly just a deranged crypto-historian (the term crypto-history applied to a pseudohistory based upon or derived from the superstitions inherent to occultism).

Guest

A bit OT but very interesting (and worrying …) re the Hungarian economy, especially stats on the number of people working:
http://www.portfolio.hu/en/economy/two_shocking_charts_on_the_hungarian_economy.30591.html
“Reflecting on these charts the head of the institute noted that there are serious deficiencies regarding the measurement of capital and labour, which raises serious questions about the official figures on Hungary’s economic performance. Balázs Romhányi said investments are falling and employees are leaving the country in ever greater numbers therefore potential growth is diminishing gradually. He has warned that the Hungarian economy is currently overheated and if the “manna” from the European Union dries up the country will stand there nude and the budget will be in trouble too.”
And it goes on like this – many points that Eva has made here are taken up again!

webber
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Economic measurements – They are faking data – both KSH and the Hungarian Central Bank are – and they are doing it so thoroughly that there is no telling what the real situation is now. One can only guess (as Romhányi did in the article you posted a link to, wolfi). Matolcsy’s Central Bank admitted yesterday that growth might not be as high in the future as previously estimated – and based on the bank’s official revised growth figure, Hungary’s economic growth will lag behind all countries in the region (but still will be growth). The bank also said that the deficit may be higher than previously anticipated at the end of the year. State TV spun all that into a report on uninterrupted growth and economic success this evening. Who do they think they are fooling? Downtown Budapest is full of the homeless. Some people got their salaries late this month, or haven’t even got the salary at all yet. People have bills to pay, either that or they go cold. My own guess – and it can only be a guess – is that things are getting dire, because the govt. is putting major projects on hold, or… Read more »
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“Who do they think they are fooling?” At least I have the answer to that question. They post here on and off, loving the dear leader, and buying all the words he says.

Zooropa
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Correct, however the economy isn’t everything to people. Most people accepted this (the homeless, the crumbling hospitals etc.) as the new normal (and who knows exactly what’s going on in Poland or Romania?) and compare parties to this base line. They will ask would the leftists be able to govern better (or by now very hungry just continue the robbery?) or would the Fideszniks at least protect us from “forced immigration”? I see people sighing up at Fidesz’ booths asking Fidesz to protect Hungary from “forced (by the EU) immigration”. At least Fidesz is updating its data base, the Left has shit. Marine Le Pen won big time via pressing issues like identity, security and migration. The problematic economic background in France only made people listen to her narrative. People endure a lot a things if they think security etc. are more pressing issues and Orban and Finkelstein ensure that this will be so. In times of crises (or gradual withering away) the left always loses and the right wing always wins. So even absent the rigged system Fidesz would be favored to win. People may happily vote for Fidesz again – though of course Fidesz will not let others… Read more »
webber
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Zooropa, you wrote
“In times of crises (or gradual withering away) the left always loses and the right wing always wins.”

That is simply wrong. Think a little more about historical examples.
In times of crisis, the side of those who are in opposition will generally win (so, Roosevelt beat Hoover, for example).
If Fidesz drives Hungary to deep enough misery, people will vote for anybody but Fidesz. In Hungary, in the recent mid-term elections, this appears to have happened (Fidesz is cooking public opinion data, too – they predicted Fidesz victories in the mid-term elections).

spectator
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”I’m trying to be charitable, but on the basis on this text I consider Mária Schmidt to be guilty of Holocaust relativism, if not much worse.”

Yes, she’s guilty in much worse!
She was born alive – and that’s what really unforgivable.!

Latefor
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After reading all the comments, I feel I must share this gem with you (for comic relief)
Re: Definition of Political Correctness

“Political Correctness is a doctrine, recently fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and promoted by a sick mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of sh@t by the clean end”.

spectator
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Dear Mel, are you suggesting, that as opposed to the expression “political correctness” we are supposed to support “political incorrectness” instead? There’s isn’t many more other options there, you know…

As is the case in Orbanistan since awhile?
There is no principles or/and ideology, but pure and uncut interest. (Who’s interest it may be is a widely known fact, so there is no doubt about it, so please, don’t bother to explain this part, only the main question is relevant.
So, one more time:

Is “political incorrectness” is the right answer in present day’s Hungary?
(As how the Orban-regime react nowadays?)

I just want to know your opinion, nothing more significant is here, I hope you understand this..?

Latefor
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Dear Spectator,
If I knew the right answer to your question, I’d gladly answer it. But I don’t. All I know is that it is NOT “possible to pick up a piece of sh@t by the clean end.” 🙂

Guest

Haven’t seen it here yet:
TIME magazine just declared Angela Merkel Person of the Year 2015
Did Orbán hope to get a nomination?

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