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Speech by David
Irving, Budapest, Thursday, March 15,
"I BRING you greetings from all the friends of
Hungary in my country England.
From the Hungarians who live in England - and
there are many who fled from the communist regime
in 1956 - and from all your friends and admirers,
and there are many of these too.
There is one ugly truth -- and it is a bitter
truth -- which links our two great countries: we
now both have prime ministers who lie.
One of them, my own prime minister, Tony
Blair, has so far still to confess it.
These are bad times for freedom. Perhaps one day
Englishmen like me will be seeking freedom in
Because the lights of freedom, -- the right to
think what we like, to say what we think, and to
print and publish what we say -- are slowly
dimming, as the ugly light of enforced socialism is
I know what I am saying.
Governments do not like historians, and they
like those of us who write Real History even
They prefer the kind of writer they can buy with
money, or bribe with knighthoods and peerages.
You know that something is foul with your own
government, when you see it bringing in two hundred
foreign police troops to help it stay in power.
You know then that your government is, in real
history, in the hands of a foreign power.
For all the 400 days that Austria held me in
solitary confinement in prison in Vienna, since you
last saw me here, -- punished for an opinion on
history that I had expressed sixteen years before,
-- the British government made no protest.
We were once a great world power. Some powerful
Hungarians even wanted to have our Lord
Rothermere as the next king of Hungary!
A great world power no longer, we have been
destroyed by the foreign enemies within.
Jack Straw was Britain's foreign minister
when Germany first demanded that I be turned over
to them for punishment: he secretly agreed, -- I
have seen the documents -- but he could not get his
hands on me because I was in freedom in America. .
and Straw went to the same school as I! Some
We are now all part of Europe, and one European
country can mistreat any other European country's
citizens as it pleases. Petöfi
Sándor must be turning in his grave.
Several of my good friends, writers like me, are
in prison in Germany right now, and have been for
years, because of what they wrote and believed to
be true: I mention today the names only of Ernst
Zündel and Germar Rudolf, the
What hypocrisy! In today's world, the system of
international law that was so painstakingly and
carefully created for the Nuremberg trials is now
The innocent are held in jail.
The guilty are in the seats of power. The
electoral system in the democracies has been
twisted and distorted to ensure that the criminals
gain office - not ordinary criminals like those who
walked the prison yard with me in Vienna, but the
mega-criminals in the pay of Big Money and foreign
Will we ever see them in handcuffs? Don't
make me laugh!
George W Bush and Tony Blair, the leaders
of the USA and Britain, launched a criminal attack
on Iraq in 2003, a few months before I spoke
on the last occasion at this spot.
Under the rules of Nuremberg, what they did was
precisely the same as what Hitler did from 1938 to
1944: they have attacked sovereign countries for
their own purposes, and invented the pretext to
justify their actions.
The world's newspapers and television stations
have shamelessly trotted along beside them,
Shall we ever see Blair and Bush hang for their
crimes, which have caused the Holocaust in Iraq
A Holocaust which has caused the deaths of over
600,000 innocent people, and far more if we include
those killed by the sanctions campaign which
We shall not see them hang; they even deny that
this holocaust has occurred!
Bush says he has killed
"only 30,000" so far in Iraq, that is his best
estimate. He and Blair are the real holocaust
deniers, not the historians like me.
Yes, in Washington and London the guilty are in
the seats of power.
Can you tell me that it is any different now in
Hungary? Are the days of Rakosi, Revai,
Gerö and Farkas returning?
You tore the evil out of the heart of your
Hungarian flag then. If the evil returns you must
tear it out again.
The world will never forget: You cast the first
stone in 1956 that led to the end of the Soviet
empire of evil.
It is for you, the ordinary people of Hungary,
to protect your freedoms, just as you paid for the
world's freedom then with your own blood.
Szabadsag! I leave you with this message,
written in the spirit of Petöfi Sandor:there
is one word that is even more important that
freedom, for a country as small as Hungary.
And that is Independence.
Függetlenség. Protect your
independence first. Otherwise all is
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