Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Two Peas In A Racist Authoritarian Pod.


"We must state that we do not want to be diverse and do not want to be mixed: we do not want our own colour, traditions and national culture to be mixed with those of others. We do not want this. We do not want that at all. We do not want to be a diverse country."

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"


That was then.

This is now...

Former (United States) President Donald J. Trump endorsed Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban, on Monday, formally pledging his “complete support” to a far-right foreign leader who has touted turning his country into an “illiberal state.”

Mr. Orban and his party have steadily consolidated power in Hungary by weakening the country’s independent and democratic institutions — rewriting election laws to favor his Fidesz party, changing school textbooks, curbing press freedoms, overhauling the Constitution and changing the composition of the judiciary...
And, in case you missed it, the former bow-tie boy and self-described trust fund baby also has quite the thing for what the good Mr. Orban has wrought.
For those who want to get to the heart of the matter, Daniel Bear's recent Foreign Policy piece called "The Dangerous Farce Of Late-Stage Orbanism" is excellent.


1 comment:

Evil Eye said...

The United States has always been a racist country and its treatment of blacks. South African Apartheid laws were based on American Jim Crow segregation.

Trump is just the epitome of the racist American who want a return of Jim Crow and all the other vile instruments of racial segregation.

Hungary has always been racist, nothing new hear and the ranting of Orban is the same rantings by other Hungarian leaders for over 300 years. The only thing that kept the Hungarians at bay was the decrepit Austro-Hungarian Empire that forced everyone to accept minorities because the Empire was made up of minorities.

The pendulum of history swings back and forth because we all fail to learn from history.