Hungary punches above her weight

What is the significance of the Hungarian election for the world?

 

Five years ago, well before the so-called “refugee crisis” of 2015, I posted about the Orbanization of Europe and the “Hungarian disease”. That was  when it became obvious that the “Politically Correct liberal” status quo in the world is being threatened and  Hungary could be in the very epicentre of the global change which could destroy PC-liberalism.

Then came 2015 when, using the words of the left-liberal political site Politico,  which named PM Orban as Number One among those “who are shaping, shaking and stirring Europe”,  and Hungary really started “punching above her weight”, using their words again.

Foreign Policy, an influential American  neolib/con journal wrote this in 2016:

Orban’s populist intuition has enabled him to set the political agenda far beyond Hungary. Despite being one of the EU’s newer and poorer members, his country has punched above its weight.

Then this global political change reached the USA and President Trump was elected last year.  Viktor Orbán was the only Western leader who endorsed Donald Trump instead of Hillary Clinton.  If you look at the comment sections of  neolib-neocon media like The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Yahoo, The Economist, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Washington Post, etc. then you will see that a very significant number of their readers sharply reject the false picture their articles draw about Hungary and PM Orbán.  I would risk to say even that PM Orbán has reached a kind of political stardom in the West.

Look East“, suggested a leading French journalist and political thinker in the influential French newspaper Le Figaro a few days ago.

Orbán has invented the theory of illiberalism which he contrasted with liberalism but not with market economy. … This confrontation between liberalism and illiberalism, between ‘the rule of law’ and democracy, will be the main controversy in Europe. … The theory of illiberalism, which was born in Hungary, has spread all over Central Europe…  and this Hungarian theory may be the big chance for the French Right as well.

A popular British newspaper wrote that  “Hungary is a bigger threat to EU than Brexit. How Orbán’s victory could topple Brussels“.  Though I consider this more like a click-bait, I still think there’s a grain of truth in it.  The truth is that Orbán doesn’t want to dismantle the EU.  He wants to change Europe, and the European Union, for the better. He wants to destroy PC-liberalism which, as he said,  is suicide for the West.

As far as Hungarian domestic politics is concerned, with his third landslide election victory, Orbán has become the most successful Hungarian politician of all times. Only the political record of PM István Tisza from the early 20th century comes close  but  Tisza certainly didn’t make an impact in international politics.

One could definitely conclude almost five years after that blog post that  Europe is being “Orbanized” undoubtedly and the “Hungarian disease” is spreading indeed.  Actually it’s spreading even outside Europe. 🙂

What is even more encouraging is that the Orbán’s reply to his spectacular political success was  Soli Deo gloria.

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A week after Hungary’s election

All votes have been counted and these are the (non-final) official election results :

Fidesz-KDNP 2 824 206 votes 134 seats
Jobbik 1 092 669 votes 26 seats
Hungarian Socialist Party  682 602 20 seats
LMP (leftist greens) 404 425 8 seats
DK (ex-PM Gyurcsány’s extremist left-liberals) 308 068 9 seats
John O’Sullivan, the president of the Budapest-base conservative-classical liberal Danube Institute and a director of the Washington think-tank, 21st Century Initiatives,  analysed very well  why Fidesz-KDNP could achieve what hardly anybody had expected: a third landslide victory, that is yet another super-majority.
  1.  the economic success of Orbán’s government
  2.  the voters’ agreement with Orban’s opposition to mass migration
  3. their admiration for Orbán’s personal leadership qualities
  4. a badly divided opposition
 I highly recommend that you should read his article Hungary Embraces National Conservatism  in full.
So what happened since last Sunday?  Well, with the exception of loony ex-Socialist PM  Ferenc Gyurcsány who drove Hungary’s economy into the ground in 2008, every opposition party leader has resigned.
Then there was a rather big demonstration in Budapest yesterday evening.   Protesting the results of a high turnout, free parliamentary election, Jobbik’s activists walked hand-in-hand with rainbow-coloured mental cases, George Soros’ sympathizers, with all those who used to refer to Jobbik as “Nazi” in every sentence they said about them, with those left-liberals who never fail to call themselves “democrats” .  The organizers promised more demonstrations demanding a “fair election system” and new elections. So there will be at least yet another one next week.  Incidentally, there had  been serious worries that the Antifa thugs, who set Hamburg on fire last summer, would turn up at this rally and the Hungarian police and secret services took all sort of measures to protect the country.
The global media (BBC, The Washington Post, etc. , practically all the usual suspects!) were very excited, of course, and they devoted a lot of space to yesterday’s anti-Orbán rally.  Certainly there wasn’t so much global media attention on the  pro-Orbán rally before the elections which was actually much bigger.

 

George Soros, Senator Palpatine (Darth Sidious, the Emperor) of our times, is going to have talks with top EU officials  in Brussels on Monday, the globalist media is going to keep trying to de-legitimize the fourth Orbán government and there will be a couple of more demonstrations against the will of the Hungarian people as well.  All in all, Hungary  won a very important battle on the 8th of April but the war is far from being over.

Media freedom has ceased to exist in Hungary … yet again

If this tax would be enforced then there won’t be media freedom in Hungary more.

 

said  Andreas Rudas, RTL Group manager.  He added that “we stand up for the conflict  and the idea of leaving Hungary doesn’t even cross our mind”.

Mind you that media freedom has ceased today in Hungary because the tax law has been passed by the Parliament. In fact  media freedom ceased to exist in Hungary already in 2012 when the new media law was passed … and then it has ceased to exist on about each day since then.

Der Spiegel, the British Reuters, the Guardian, the Washington Post, etc. also chimed in the concert and they all emphasized that the pro-government daily Magyar Nemzet also protested against the new ad tax.  Well, they are not exempt from it either… or wait, in fact they are because no tax must be paid up to 500 million Forints. That means no Hungarian daily, weekly and monthly newspapers will pay.  However the trash (“commercial”) TV channels, like RTL, do have to pay up.

 

 

Ah, yes, this ad tax is really just a foot in the door because Google and Facebook, which don’t  pay any tax in Hungary, are meant to be the main  targets.

 

Hurrah, I live in EU’s only dictatorship

Hungary may well be the European Union’s only dictatorship

the global news agency Bloomberg commented after  Fidesz won another landslide victory in democratic and free elections.

The  postcommies and libnazis  are whining madly about “”free but not fair elections”.  Their foreign comrades, their  sponsors  and their overlords try to amplify that wailing hard.  They all drivel about that “only” 62% percents of Hungarian voters cast their votes and “only” 45% of these supported Fidesz but that still resulted in 66% of the seats and how “unfair” that is.  Let’s note that these figures would have resulted in more than 90 percents of the MP seats for Fidesz under the pure “first-pass-the-post” electoral system of the UK. Can anybody recall a lot of crying about the “unfairness” of the British election system and what a dictatorship the UK is?

Terrified people in front of the Hungarian Parliament, demonstrating against the dictator who got 45% percents of the votes in free but unfair elections

Other  mouthpieces of  the globalist big businesses took similar viewpoints like Bloomberg:

  • The Wall Street Journal wrote about “Hungary’s reactionary lurch” in its editorial.
  • The Washington Post posted a hostile piece, written by Charles Gáti, drooling about a “personally managed, semi-authoritarian” regime.
  • Earlier they published an editorial, whining about Hungary’s banning the so-called “gay marriage”,  with the conclusion that “the European Union and NATO should not tolerate a member government that violates fundamental democratic principles”
  • The Telegraph posted a blog entry titled “Hungary is becoming the biggest reason why we may have to leave the EU”
  • Reuters congratulated  with the usual Nazi-theme.
  • The (British!!!) Financial Times cries  like this: “The EU cannot continue to look the other way as a member undermines its democratic standards”.

The list could be probably continued for a long time, of course…

All in all, I’m quite pleased that my vote contributed to all these articles.

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Crippled free press

So-called “left liberals” are petitioning   in order that the EU countries should apply the most severe sanction (Article VII of the EU Treaty) against Hungary because

Hungary is no longer a democracy. … the situation for women, ethnic minorities and religious groups in Hungary becomes deadlier by the second … along with criminalization of the homeless and attacks on women and the LGBT community, Hungary’s seen a horrific spike in state-sanctioned antisemitism and racism…

Then these  hysterolib, shall I say libnazi, liars  use this picture, showing a huge crowd demonstrating in Kossuth square in front of the Parliament,  to illustrate their petition … which drools about the government’s “crippling the free press:

A huge crowd in the streets of Budapest

At a closer look one can see that the sign in the front says “Nem leszünk gyarmat!” (We won’t be a colony!)… Oh, yes, I took part on that rally with this slogan…  It was freezing cold on  the 22nd of January, 2012 and I marched together with several hundreds of thousands Hungarians… and we were protesting exactly against those who sign this petition, protesting against the hysterical, vile attacks directed at Hungary then and in support of democratically elected Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.  This huge crowd gathered so that EU/IMF wouldn’t do to my country what they did  earlier in Italy and Greece when they simply replaced their democratically elected governments with the delegated EU/IMF lackeys.

This petition is a perfect example for that what kind of methods these so-called proponents of free press use.

As opposed to this huge crowd of people supporting the Orbán government, the “champions of free press” could gather only a magnitude smaller crowd on the 2nd of January, 2010 at the height of a very well mediatized international hysteria campaign against Fidesz and PM Orbán. That must be the explanation why these “democrats” (that’s how they always call themselves) try to make their point with a picture of the  much  bigger pro-government rally.

It goes without saying that the “free press”, such as the Washington Post, the BBC, Süddeutsche Zeitung, etc., all tried very hard to increase the importance of the anti-government rally and to make orts of the pro-government one.

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