Friday, June 29, 2012
The "Leofric of Mercia" Scandal in Hungary
Szegedi (pic) was caught in the net: His father is a Volkish Hungarian artisan (specializing in hand carving of peasant wood cradles and rocking horses) and deeply Christian, Csanad was brought up as a Nationalist-Hungarian Christian, but his Grandmother was Magda Klein, a Holocaust survivor, and his other ancestors were provincial Jews that - like many other Hungarian Jews - converted, changed names and deleted their roots. In an interview, Szegedi proclaimed that he has no ambition to become Jobbik's Number One, as if the position were still open for one like him.
I am sorry for cousin Csanád. He is a talented yid who grew up in a Volk environment and become an important politician. I'm almost sure he focused on antisemitism because as a Jew in the province he felt very vulnerable. I remember living in constant terror in Jászberény. It is a (political) tragedy for him (and for Jobbik) that his ancestors were ultra-Orthodox Yiddish speaking (and dancing, pic) Jews. On the other hand, he is lucky to have inherited a Yiddische Kopf.
This tragedy proves my late Father's thesis that assimilation (in addition of being fake and dishonorable) - never works. He never changed his Jewish name and identity. After the 1956 revolution, he read his "kader" (party file) and saw that he had been classified as "clerical" and denied promotions for enemy class origin and presumed political tendency. He said that the honest thing to do for Jews was to be full fledged synagogue-going Jews even if that means the loss of professional advance, or to make aliyah to Israel. He did not live to come to Israel, but he was a honest Jew all his life. I am trying to be like him.
PS.: Anyone giving one second of thought to the name "Szegedi Csanád" would suspect that it is fake Hungarian. Because it is TOO Hungarian. It is like a Pakistani Brit calling himself Leofric of Mercia, or Offa of Wessex or Eorpwold from Anglia. There are no such things in our days.