Viktor Orbán speaks on the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian counter-revolution against the Soviet occupation Posted on October 24, 2016 by Eeyore — 23 Comments ↓ Thank you CrossWare for the painstaking translation, and to Gates of Vienna for the scrutiny and attention to the nature of the stunning prose Prime Minister Orbán uses in this speech. Share this:FacebookTwitter
One needs not to be Hungarian to be lifted by such words.
Whose half-baked idea was it to call the real October 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight as “Counter-revolution,” the same disparaging pejorative term that was imposed by the quisling Soviet puppet Kadar regime and was mandatory in schools and in public until February 1989, when populist wing of the party led by Imre Pozsgay declared it to be a National Uprising and NOT a counterrevolution. With that the Hungarian political thaw was under way and and the pejorative designation was no longer obligatory to use. So what in the hell is it doing here?
You must have lived there and have this fine understanding. Thank you for the correction!
Why didn’t I – or they! – think of it?
“…he who has eyes…he who has ears…”
–Kinda get the feeling he knows something we don’t.
“The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 or the Hungarian Uprising of 1956 (Hungarian: 1956-os forradalom or 1956-os felkelés) was a nationwide revolt against the government of the Hungarian People’s Republic and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until 10 November 1956. ”
“The revolt spread quickly across Hungary and the government collapsed. Thousands organised into militias, battling the ÁVH and Soviet troops. Pro-Soviet communists and ÁVH members were often executed or imprisoned and former political prisoners were released and armed. Radical impromptu workers’ councils wrested municipal control from the ruling Hungarian Working People’s Party and demanded political changes. A new government formally disbanded the ÁVH, declared its intention to withdraw from the Warsaw Pact, and pledged to re-establish free elections. By the end of October, fighting had almost stopped and a sense of normality began to return.
After announcing a willingness to negotiate a withdrawal of Soviet forces, the Politburo changed its mind and moved to crush the revolution. On 4 November, a large Soviet force invaded Budapest and other regions of the country. The Hungarian resistance continued until 10 November. Over 2,500 Hungarians and 700 Soviet troops were killed in the conflict, and 200,000 Hungarians fled as refugees. Mass arrests and denunciations continued for months thereafter. By January 1957, the new Soviet-installed government had suppressed all public opposition. ”
The Socialists won. Like having a Bexit Election. Why is it celebrated?
They aren’t celebrating. They are remembering the heroes of the counter revolution who did expel the Soviets. Hungary was promised American help and were urged to fight on and succeeded. However, once the Russians realized that the Americans had double crossed the Hungarians and had no intention of helping, they returned with over 1000 tanks. Again, not celebration, but remembrance. And reminding themselves of the price of Freedom, given the contents of the speech.
I remember the adults talking about what was happening and saying we should send in troops and supplies. We didn’t to our eternal shame.
Richard, the USA is the greatest country history has known. Mistakes are made. She is down now but I believe will somehow re-emerge great again. You have great spirit.
And no sweat PC.
I know, I have a headache and that always makes be pessimistic.
To help brighten up peoples day a friend went to a wedding near the Arkansas border and then drove up to Hannible Mo. (check the distance on a map) over the weekend. He said in all of his driving he saw 3 Hillary signs and well over 10,000 Trump signs. Those figures translate into a Trump win in Missouri no matter how much crooked voting is pulled in St. Louis and KC. From what I read on the net it is the same in all of the other states the libs consider fly over count5ry.
For those who don’t know, fly over country is the portions of the nation the left doesn’t want to travel through becaue they might meet real people instead of more puppets.
Good to hear. Flyover country will be the new USA after the civil war. I hope it includes the Canadian west. The east is lost.
If it does and I have health and money enough look for me on fishing lakes and hunting stands.
The east is lost.
A temporary, strategic withdrawal.
My gravesite is here. The YankeeKafir will have to be reinterred after the unpleasantness is concluded.
Thank you Jonnyu. To remember the betrayal by the political elite serving the Socialist Union.
I remember reading a story in SOF magazine about the Hungarian upraising where the Russians were shooting the captured rebels and it was observed a hand grenade being tossed backward from one of the rebels about to be executed. Defiance even under certain Death; hats off to such courage!
pdf file for Activity booklet by Lauer Learning explaining the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 w/photos, games and learning exercises.
It’s designed to provide historical context for 1956 and explain this modern-day David vs. Goliath struggle to future generations.
pdf link broken.
People don’t want us to know the true history of the world, if that is taught they can’t take over and become the Royals and Nobles.
Soros will be Shadow President. Good luck with that.
If it comes to a time when that is possible the counter revolution will go kinetic in are real big way.
Vlad, cleanup in aisle Ojr.
What a profound speech. echoing. “The secret of freedom is bravery”.
Thanks for the most incredible internet magazine experience I’ve had
in years, Mr Vlad.