Going Galt in Hungary

T.L. Davis sends this guest-essay about the opportunities offered by the nations of the Visegrad Four, especially Hungary.

Going Galt in Hungary

by T.L. Davis

Americans are increasingly looking outside of the U.S. for retirement and freedom. True believers in the republic are seeing the rising wave of socialist and even communist policies being championed on the right. There seems to be no resistance to the increasingly hysterical demands of the environmentalists. The passing of the Patriot Act nearly two decades ago has proven to be as radical and damaging to individual liberty and privacy as it was feared and discounted by government officials as “conspiracy theory.”

Anti-Trump Republicans do not recognize their role in his election. If there had been one solid line of resistance against Barack Obama’s policies, that was not ultimately compromised, Trump would not have been elected. If a candidate like Jeb Bush had been seen as anything other than Democrat-lite, he would have won the nomination.

Republican voters feel as if they are in a fight for their lives and culture and no longer have an ally in the Republican Party. Red Flag laws are nothing but confirmation of that belief. Republican politicians have lost their courage when it comes to individual rights. Did they miss that Alexandria Ocasio Cortez proposed a Green New Deal that would eliminate airplanes and Beto O’Rourke said: Hell yes, we’re going to take you’re AR-15s? Their constituencies hear no outcry, no, demands for a retraction to such an obvious violation of the Second Amendment, or do they simply intend to use it to get re-elected (as usual) with no action to prevent such an occurrence from taking place?

Republicans have lost the trust of their base and have no interest in regaining it. They continue to operate on a playbook from the previous century. They still see Democrats as something akin to John Kennedy instead of Fidel Castro, and that’s only part of the problem. The other part is they are largely globalists, and it is reflected in their voting records. They cannot serve two masters — neither of which are their voters — forever.

More and more, Republican voters of yesteryear feel abandoned, with a sense that electing a Republican will get them no closer to their goals, but rather just a moderation of the Democratic agenda, and that isn’t good enough. That is why they voted for Trump and will again.

The problem is, harder-core small “r” republicans have given up on the process. Rampant voter fraud encouraged by the Democrat Party and not effectively prevented by the Republicans ensures that the socialist train has no brakes. The nation is effectively a democracy with mob rule being the new normal. This impression is enhanced by the recent push to impeach Trump through agreement with no evidence to back up assertions; the assertions seem to be the evidence used by the committee. Small “r” republicans feel as if they are standing on the periphery of the French Revolution and have a choice: to stay and watch the gore fill the streets or bail. More of them are opting to bail, or go Galt, but where will they go?

If the problem is a slippery slope toward communism, with a slight pause at socialism, it would be logical to look at other countries that have survived the brutal axe of totalitarianism and come out on the other side with a stiffer backbone — countries like Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic.

Viktor Orbán arrived at a conference of Christian communicators and requested a meeting with Rod Dreher, editor of the American Conservative, who relayed this message: Orban said that he wants Westerners and others who share these values (to strengthen the national and Christian identity of the nation) to come to the Hungarian capital, where they will be free to speak their minds and establish a base. “I’m trying to create a free place in Budapest,” he said. “Please consider Budapest as a kind of intellectual home.”

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How Political Correctness Lowers IQ

This week’s installment of Dymphna’s greatest hits is from May of 2005. Like last week’s, it’s fairly timeless. Unfortunately, the website she originally linked to seems to no longer exist, so the link has been removed.

How Political Correctness Lowers IQ

by Dymphna
Originally published on May 5, 2005

Walter Williams doesn’t fly commercial airplanes much anymore. He used to, traveling to speaking engagements several times a month. But then along came 9/11. Or rather, along came Norman Mineta with his truly bizarre idea of “security”:

“While the security procedures are not based on the race, ethnicity, religion or gender of passengers, we also want to assure that in practice, the system does not disproportionately select members of any particular minority group.”

Never mind that the sentence itself is strange bureaucratese. We’ve become inured to the debasement of the language. Here’s what’s appalling: we may not speak about the reality that a particularly gendered ethnic group created the hell of 9/11. The elephant in the airport is the disproportionate self-selection of Muslim males on the “Most-Wanted” terrorist Lists.

The only group we avoid criticizing more than Muslim males are gay Episcopalian bishops.

This demand for political correctness has gone beyond the ridiculous into the regions of banal evil. There is an ugly strain of utopian idealism in our country, a virulent insistence on ‘fairness’ that undermines intelligence, merit and achievement. Not to mention virtue, the refuge of the uncool.

The malignant organism that rips the social fabric of American life, leveling differences while it pretends to celebrate them, PC everywhere insinuates itself into the crevices, using a cover of well-meaning to create vacuous, bizarre realities like “zero-tolerance” and unattended college sports programs for women (while men’s programs are eliminated).

It demands — and gets — bathrooms for the transgendered who cannot decide which restroom to use.

Pornography is our constitutional right but we shouldn’t be looking at images of the Twin Towers falling.

“Give Peace A Chance” means no dodgeball at recess.

“No Child Left Behind” means all will be mired in ignorance together. Even fewer will be able to point to Europe on the map, or know a quadratic equation from an interrogative sentence. A what??

No, ignorance is not the perceived problem. Unfairness is. The smallest infraction is insufficiently negligible to escape its notice. Yet PC has so blinded formerly normal people that children wander the school halls bent on murder and no one sees them until bodies are lying on the floor. “But he was such a nice boy.” More calls for gun control and therapy for bullies.

Political correctness has made us so stupid that some of us demand conversation with vaginas.

If we don’t rise up and call a halt to this social rot, terrorism will be irrelevant. We’ll be protozoa.

Orwell had no idea, absolutely none.

Read all of Walter Williams’ “The Sad, Stupid State of Airport Security.” It’s a three-parter at Human Events, beginning with the above link.

Don’t Even Mention Tommy’s Name!

Facebook’s latest updated “community standards” seem to preclude even the mention of Tommy Robinson’s name. Violators of the rule may have their posts summarily taken down, and their accounts suspended.

Danish television is less politically correct than most outlets west of the Iron Curtain, so the Facebook representative in the clip below has to face some (mildly) critical questioning.

Many thanks to Tania Groth for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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Repressive Tolerance Made Real at the OSCE

The following video shows the intervention read by Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, representing Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa, at OSCE Warsaw on September 25, 2019.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

Below is the prepared text for Ms. Sabaditsch-Wolff’s intervention:

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“Hate Crimes” and the Marxist Hegelian Dialectic

The following video shows the intervention given at OSCE Warsaw on Wednesday by David Petteys, representing the Sea Jay Foundation.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

Below is the prepared text for Mr. Petteys’ intervention.

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Maj. Stephen Coughlin’s Interventions at OSCE Warsaw

Below are videos of Maj. (ret.) Stephen Coughlin’s interventions today at the OSCE’s “Human Dimension” conference in Warsaw. The second is actually the one he had intended to read yesterday, had he not been bump from the roster of speakers by OSCE administrators.

Maj. Coughlin was at OSCE Warsaw as a representative of Unconstrained Analytics.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading these videos.

Video #1 (see “The Use of Undefined Terms Gives the State Arbitrary Power to Prosecute Dissent”):

Video #2 (see “Muzzled in Warsaw”):

For links to previous articles about the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, see the OSCE Archives.

Only Neo-Marxist Narratives Are Permitted by the OSCE

As reported yesterday, delegates from the Counterjihad Collective were bumped off the roster of speakers at the OSCE “Human Dimension” conference in Warsaw, in violation of the OSCE’s own rules.

In the following video, Maj. Stephen Coughlin (Unconstrained Analytics) and Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff (Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa) discuss the suppression of their interventions by OSCE administrators, and its significance to the larger picture.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for editing and uploading this clip:

For links to previous articles about the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, see the OSCE Archives.

The Use of Undefined Terms Gives the State Arbitrary Power to Prosecute Dissent

Today, unlike yesterday — when they were prevented from speaking — members of the Counterjihad Collective were able to get on the roster of speakers at the OSCE “Human Dimension” meeting in Warsaw. Below is the intervention prepared and read by Maj. (ret.) Stephen Coughlin, representing Unconstrained Analytics.

2019 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Working Session No 14 (10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
Specifically Selected Topic: Hate Crime — Participating State’s Compliance

OSCE / ODIHR
Warsaw, Poland
24 September 2019

Thank you, madam moderator, ladies and gentlemen.

“Hate Crimes” needs a definition. Let me explain. At a formal OSCE Side Event in Warsaw in 2013, we got the drafters of the “Islamophobia” narrative to acknowledge that the term has no central definition.

In 2017, on the 20th Anniversary of Runnymede’s “Islamophobia — A Challenge for Us All,” Runnymede put out “Islamophobia — Still a Challenge for Us All” where, yet again, it was acknowledged that Islamophobia “still does not have an agreed, published definition” before offering its own definition, “Islamophobia is anti-Muslim racism,” which happens to be the same definition the Organization of Islamic Cooperation promulgated in 2005 when declaring it a “new form of racism.”

In September 2019, the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change issued Designating Hate — New Policy Responses to Stop Hate Crimes that likewise designated Islamophobia a form of racism while also affirming that the term lacks for a definition — all the while seeking its aggressive criminalization. To no-one’s surprise, the Tony Blair report also acknowledges that Hate Crime has no definition.

At a June 2015 OSCE event in Vienna, at an official forum, we got an OSCE panel to admit that saying something known to be true can constitute hate speech — thus seeking the criminalization of speech.

As of May 2019, UN General Secretary António Guterres, in a speech on the “United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech” called for stepped-up action to prosecute Hate Speech even as the UN officially acknowledged that the term lacks definition.

It is not a coincidence that both Islamophobia and Hate Crimes converge on repurposed Neo-Marxist notions of racism to be arbitrated by unelected diplomats in international forums where the people are cut off from any meaningful participation. Masked in facially neutral language, the energy behind prosecuting these “known-to-lack-definition” attack narratives is chilling.

Of course, as we are constantly reminded, “we all know what it is.” And we do! It is the granting to the state the arbitrary authority to prosecute its citizens for any reason or no reason at all. We will have those definitions after it’s too late to stop the process. When that happens, we will have completed the transition from citizens to subjects.

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The Fight Against Ourselves

Every autumn the leaves change color and fall from the trees. And every autumn the culture war against Black Pete heats up in the Netherlands. Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan sends a report on this year’s iteration of the Dutch national pastime.

The fight against ourselves

by H. Numan

It’s that time of the year again. By now it’s a sad tradition, I have to debunk the idea of Black Pete as an American blackface. Again and again and again. Our progressive f(r)iends have added the Dutch Golden Age to it. That’s also racist. The Amsterdam Museum stated they will no longer call the Dutch Golden Age (1600-1700) the Golden Age.

The Dutch Golden Age — we call it ‘de Gouden Eeuw’ or Golden Century — was the period in which the Dutch established themselves as world leaders for a while. It began after the revolt against Spain started, well before the year 1600. And it ended when England and France caught up after they solved their civil war problems. During that period the world’s biggest merchant fleet was Dutch. We didn’t have the biggest navy, but regularly defeated the British navy. Including the famous Raid on the Medway. That was by far the most humiliating naval defeat the British navy ever suffered. during the Second Anglo-Dutch war the Dutch navy raided the home base of the British navy, which at the time was near London. Most of the British fleet was burned; the flagship Royal Charles was towed to Rotterdam where you could visit it for 25 cents. Kapitänleutnant Günther Prien, eat your heart out!

In that period the first global company was formed, the VOC or United Dutch East India company. Also the WIC or West Indian Company. The former colonized and traded in what is nowadays Indonesia, the latter raided South America and traded in slaves. It also captured the only Spanish flota or silver fleet ever, accomplished by Piet Hein. In that period Dutch scientist were at the forefront of scientific discovery. Dr. Boerhaave was the best known physician of the period. Anthony van Leeuwenhoek invented the microscope and Dutch lawyers the concept of the free sea, Mare Librum. Art bloomed and blossomed. I don’t have to mention Rembrandt, Jan Steen, Frans Hals and many others, do I?

Of course it wasn’t a golden era for everyone. There are always people who benefit less in a certain period. That’s a simple fact of life. In fact, if you look at the common man, the ensuing period of national stagnation (1700-1800) was his golden era. With relatively higher wages and slightly better working conditions. And that is how progressives look at history. Do bear in mind that history is a social science, therefore not exact. You can find any result you want. It’s just a matter of what you focus on, and bend the results to what you want. Even real science can be bent. Just look at the rape of meteorology where progressive activist scientists openly commit fraud in order to prove global warming. So much for independent peer reviews…

However, the sad tradition I have to tell you about time and time again concerns Sinterklaas. Not Santa Claus, who is the cultural offspring of Saint Nicholas, the yule spirit (England) and Samichclaus (Germany). Modern Santa is a fairly recent tradition merging the three together, dating to and after Victorian times.

Sinterklaas is the colloquial Dutch name for Saint Nicholas. He has a black helper, and that is where the progressive fun starts. The Sinterklaas tradition is old. Very old. The festival was already celebrated in medieval times long before anything remotely looking like the ‘Netherlands’ existed. Not to the joy of the Catholic Church, mind you. They grudgingly allowed it. Their objection was that Sinterklaas was really a pagan festival — it’s that old. The Dutch kept celebrating Sinterklaas after the Reformation, when the republic became protestant. The now Calvinist church wasn’t any better, and tried to outlaw and ban Sinterklaas. Without success. The Dutch kept on celebrating this age-old children’s festival.

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Muzzled in Warsaw

According to reports from the Counterjihad Collective team, they have been deliberately suppressed by the administrative staff at this week’s “Human Dimension” conference in Warsaw. Even though Maj. Stephen Coughlin and Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff got in line at 12:30 this afternoon, they did not make the roster of fifty speakers, and were put on the waiting list. They would have been able to speak if the moderator had not favored a group of young ladies who stood in line behind them. They were actually driven off the list and passed over.

Both participants lodged formal complaints, each with the delegate for his or her country — ESW went to the Austrian lead diplomat, and Maj. Coughlin to his U.S. counterpart. They were quite taken back. Apparently this has been the practice on more than one occasion, and is reaching a critical point. Sometimes it even affects official delegates.

Below is the intervention that Maj. Coughlin would have read today if he had been permitted to speak.

2019 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
Working Session No 13 (3:00 to 6:00 p.m.)
Tolerance and Non-Discrimination II (continued), Including:

  • Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Discrimination
  • Combating Anti-Semitism and Discrimination against Christians, Muslims and Members of Other Religions

OSCE / ODIHR
Warsaw, Poland
24 September 2019

Thank you, madam moderator, ladies and gentlemen.

Aufheben der Kultur” — Negate the Culture — is a process of systematic negation of cultures.

Have you ever noticed that multi-culturalism always seems to mean every culture but your own — whatever culture that might be? This reflects the Marcusian application of narratives operationalized by Marcuse in “Repressive Tolerance”, where words mean their opposite, such that “tolerance” is the deliberate “intolerance” of the existing social order — whatever social order that may be — and hence, multiculturalism becomes the imposition of a hostile group on a target group for the purpose of destroying it through dialectical negation — “Aufheben der Kultur!” Alongside these narratives, hate speech memes serve as enforcement mechanisms through the direct application of Habermas’s “Discourse Theory” of imposed consensus designed to suppress dissent. Of course, this is undertaken by those capable of self-empowering themselves to make such determinations as to which cultures are to be destroyed.

There are many ways to interpret OSCE language like the “commitment to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction.” Who wouldn’t support this? I certainly do! But there is a growing perception that the tolerance being expressed in forums such as the OSCE leaves them feeling on the suppressed side of repressive tolerance formulas.

The concern is that the language of tolerance is being deliberately repurposed through cynical narratives that turn such ennobling aspirations on their head. The pall of Marcuse’s “Repressive Tolerance” hangs over this forum. To quote Marcuse:

”The conclusion reached is that the realization of the objective of tolerance would call for intolerance toward [certain] prevailing policies, attitudes [and] opinions . . . Liberating tolerance, then, would mean intolerance against movements from the Right and toleration of movements from the Left.”

The reason many find themselves surprised when designated as members of the “right” is because that term, like racism and xenophobia, is simply applied to those who refuse to conform to repressive tolerance regimes that seek to deny people, cultures and nations of their identity. Aufheben der Kultur is about the destruction of cultures through the destruction of identity.

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Semantic Marxism: How a Minority Can Control the Majority

The video below is follow-up to yesterday’s post about Marxist discourse. It was made by the same Polish video commentator, Krzysztof Karon.

Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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Communism Achieves Dominance in Canada

In the following video from the retreat in Quebec earlier this month, José Atento of the Brazilian blog Lei Islâmica em Ação interviews Alexandra Belaire, who translates Czech for us and blogs at Xanthippa’s Chamberpot. The Portuguese translation of the English-language portion of the clip is included in the transcript below; José also translated his Portuguese introduction into English.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for the recording and subtitling:

Video transcript:

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The Truth is Determined Through Marxist Discourse

The following video is an appropriate follow-up to Maj. Stephen Coughlin’s discussions of the Hegelian dialectic at the OSCE and the determination that the truth can be hate speech.

Ava Lon, who translated the video from the Polish, includes this introduction:

The following video shows seven minutes of a longer video, from Krzysztof Karon — the very Polish writer who informed us about Altiero Spinelli and his role in the creation of the EU. The entire video is about the semantic changes put forth by the — as he calls them — Neo-Marxists, in order to appropriate the language, the debate and finally be able to create the narrative.

They reach this goal by beginning with a premise (a false premise) that Truth cannot be known at all; it is only described by our imperfect language, which can vary from one person to another, and therefore causes the Truth to be unknowable, or creates many Truths. [if you’re confused already, please keep in mind that 2+2=4, no matter how you say it, in what language, and how poor your grammar might be]

If the Truth depends on language, nothing seems simpler than to modify it by modifying the language, on purpose. Who decides how the Truth will be modified, or rather: what will be called the Truth once the necessary changes have been performed?

Jürgen Habermas, who belongs to the second generation of Frankfurt School philosophers, after suggesting the nonexistence of objective Truth and the possibility therefore of molding it at will, answers this question by proposing a collective solution in the endeavor of deciding what the Truth is, or rather what it should be.

The process by which the Truth is established is called the Discourse, according to Communicative Action Theory — known in Poland as Discourse Theory, and this is the name used in the argument by Krzysztof Karon in this video, ‘discourse’ being the key word — and Discourse, unlike a normal discussion, brooks no dissent. The consensus reached in that process isn’t reached by presenting better arguments, but rather by pressuring everyone to abandon their own views and adhere to the consensus. The difference between this and a compromise is that in a compromise everybody gives up something in order to agree on a common ground. In the Neo-Marxist Consensus Discourse, certain positions are given up completely, and the person whole-heartedly accepts the Truth established by the discourse and its consensus as HIS OWN (just as in Orwell’s 1984, it wasn’t enough to simply ACCEPT Big Brother; one had to truly LOVE him).

Once everybody has agreed on what the Truth is (in every particular case), doubting, criticizing, speaking about different possibilities, or even just asking questions about that Neo-Marxist “revealed Truth” is sowing discord, enmity and hate speech.

I thought this was very important in the light of the sentencing of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff in Austria, where clearly the truth was not a defense, and anyway, the court already had some sort of consensus about what the truth was.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for subtitling this video:

Video transcript:

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