Today is the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian uprising against the Soviet occupation. The bien-pensants of the progressive media have taken the opportunity to draw false analogies between Hungarians who fled the Soviet tanks and the third-world “refugees” now inundating Europe.
Many thanks to CrossWare for translating this article from 888.hu:
This is how they try to wash ’56 together with the migration in the Western media
by Gábor Nagy
Two interesting articles were published about the occasion of Hungarian revolution’s 60. anniversary.
On October 1, Thomson Reuters published an article entitled:
“Once asylum beneficiaries in 1956, Hungarians now reject migrants”
The writing tunes up with this: Sixty years ago, running from Soviet tanks and retribution, more than 200,000 Hungarians, — many of them woman and children [real children! — translator] — ran towards the western border to enter Austria. The Hungarians were housed in refugee camps until they received permission to enter the Western world. The refugees of ’56 then quickly found new homes, enjoying the goodwill of accepting nations.
Once the article established the mood, it switched into its primary statement: today in Hungary they all forget about this act of mercy, because Viktor Orbán now talks about how this unprecedented migration wave is Europe’s largest enemy since the Second World War, and the Hungarian prime minister suggests that Europe should close its borders in the same way that Hungary did in 2015.
The writer of the article on the quota referendum asks a ’56 refugee, who says he did not participate in the referendum because he was once a refugee, and he finds this disgusting. Marta Pardavi, an expert for the Helsinki Committee, argued in the publication that events of October and November of 1956 were the first real test of the Geneva Conventions, from the refugees’ point of view, and those rules are still active.
A similar analogy is built into Time article:
“Hungary’s Mistreatment of Refugees Today Ignores History“
The article paints a picture of the mood of the era via a personal experience of how refugees escaped from Communist retribution.
Not long after that comes the shining light of Austria: the writer looks to the country as heroes because, just as in 1956, they are now equally ready to receive the “refugees” from the present migrant crisis, regardless of whether they are Hungarian or Middle Eastern or African migrants who want to get into Western Europe.
The comes the “But Hungary”: the closure of the southern border left more than 6000 migrants stuck in Serbia in overcrowded camps. The illegal migrants have to live in helpless circumstances because the Hungarian authorities do not let them continue westward.
The conclusion of the article is the following:
“It ignores the fact that sixty years ago the refugees arriving from war-torn Hungary were very different from today’s situation.”
When Hungary closed the green border, it defended our country, Europe and the Schengen zone. For real refugees the gates are still open at official border stations where they receive a variety of services. The Geneva Conventions and the laws of the EU are strictly upheld by Hungary. We suggested that instead of quotas, the EU should provide support to countries with direct borders on the conflicts. The “oh-so-well-prepared Austria” now wants to change its refugee laws into something more strict because, they can’t handle the migrants. I guess we are lucky they did not started calling ’56 a counter-revolution, like the Communists!