What Went Wrong in the Local Elections in Hungary?

Last Sunday the leftist opposition made major gains in local mayoral elections in Hungary (see this Reuters article for more). Our Hungarian correspondent CrossWare sends the following analysis of the results.

What Went Wrong in the Local Elections in Hungary?

by CrossWare

There was an election of city council mayors in Hungary on October 13.

As a result, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party lost control of the capital city Budapest as well as seven other major cities, more than half of the major cities in the country. The opposition — which was a loose alliance of neo-Marxists, old-Marxists, socialists, neo-Nazis and other criminals — won significant bases in the country.

How could such a thing happen, when conservatives all over the world admire Viktor Orbán’s thoughts and principles and look to Hungary as some kind of Christian conservative paradise?

The answer is not easy, because we have to face facts: Viktor Orbán, while a larger-than-life politician, is still human. Also, we have to acknowledge that his party Fidesz is not filled with a lot of other Orbáns.

The problem is that the present governing party does nothing about the Communists presently residing in various strategic places, despite the fact that Fidesz declares itself to be a fierce anti-Communist party.

The scandal first started a couple of years ago, when Fidesz attempted to retire the old and 100% Communist judges from the Hungarian legal system. The EU blocked the decision, and now everybody understands why they saved their dear comrades. The Fidesz government backed off and the Commies remained in the system, and even started to organize their own resupply of candidates.

Despite its election promises, the Fidesz-led government never reorganized the education system, so now higher education just as full of Marxists as in any Western country. Conservative students report that their teachers spend their teaching hours bashing Orbán and “his fascist regime”. Nobody gets punished for this, despite the fact that we have a law forbidding educators from expressing political opinions in their workplace. The teachers remain in place, and the government just stands there doing nothing to resolve the problem.

Hungarian cultural institutions — theater, film and media — heavily rely on government support, and despite the huge amount of money that lands in their accounts, more than 80% are heavily left-leaning Orbán haters. Right-wing authors and actors are shunned, ostracized. Left-wing neo-Marxists call Orbán a scumbag, while receiving awards afterwards awards from the government. Most Fidesz supporters, myself included, just look at all of this blankly; we do not understand… We gave this government a two-thirds super majority to take care of the parasitic remnants of the last thirty years, within the rule of law, of course. But instead we see the opposite: the government happily supports forces bent on overturning the present system and handing over full power to the Globalists. What is causing this? Why this is happening?

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The End Times Are Upon Us And New Times Are Approaching

Here’s the latest from our English correspondent Seneca III.

The End Times Are Upon Us And New Times Are Approaching

by Seneca III

Throughout the West and much of the rest of the world, politics and international relations as we have known them are finished. We are tired peoples; both morally and ethically tired, exhausted and angered by the hurricane of political, religious, economic and hegemonistic machinations that have been grinding us down into chaos and thus brought this disastrous situation upon us.

All of the things, all of the working relationships between people and their organs of governance, all of the endeavours and the successes that together we have achieved over the last seventy-four years in order to give us relatively stable cultures and countries, have been stripped from us, the rational and wholesome majority. They have been blown away into the gutter of history like broken toys, thence to be washed away by a river of deviant effluent. This, however, is about to change. We know now how, why and who has brought this holocaust upon our heads, and there will be no forgiveness.

Those perpetrators will face a Tai Fēng (Typhoon— a Big Wind, often known as a ‘Supreme Wind’) of our making. Such a wind is now hard by our door, driven not by judges and politicians, not by priests and prophets, not by alien predators and parasites, not by academicians and debauched sexual predators, not by virulent non-reproducing feminists, not by bankers and avaricious international businessmen, but by we the people, the common man and such real women as are left.

We will be that wind, and we will prevail. And our river that comes with the wind will be a cleansing one. Thereafter, rising like a Phoenix, will come freedom and sovereignty together, new and ethical ways of managing and maintaining human affairs.

Until the next time, of course.

For links to previous essays by Seneca III, see the Seneca III Archives.

Our Religion Prohibits Us From Saving Our Country

Our Swedish correspondent LN has translated an op-ed from Det Goda Samhället, and includes this introduction:

It is no wonder that Europe —Denmark first — is building walls around Sweden, this crime-ridden politically correct funhouse.

Here follows a light-hearted article about today’s Sweden, written by the well-known cultural personality Patrik Engellau. The comments in square brackets have been added by the translator.

The translated essay:

Our Religion Prohibits Us From Saving Our Country

by Patrik Engellau

The other day, my Portuguese teacher said it was a thing she thought was strange.

In the past, she said, it seemed as if you Swedes believed that your problems with school and immigration and so on would disappear by themselves or in some magical way turn into successes.

“Now you don’t think so anymore. Now you just stand there and look at your problems without taking any countermeasures. For me, it is impossible to understand,” she said.

“By the way,” she went on, “I do believe in all your theories of the political power and the welfare-industrial-complex with all its state-funded activists, but this must be about something else. You seem to have left the world of rational explanations.

“You see the train approaching but refuse to get off the rails. I’m sorry, but to me it almost seems like a kind of self-harm behavior.”

Reluctantly, I had to agree with her.

It is no longer possible to explain Sweden on the basis of natural, selfish interests of various power holders and their activist lapdogs [Swedish: lydhund — compulsively obedient dog].

We are facing here another mental syndrome, in which self-interest has been subordinated to some other higher purpose.

In the old days, it was considered nobler for sea captains to go down with a sinking ship with the rest of the crew than to save themselves.

This behavior pattern was perpetuated by Alec Guinness in a 1949 movie [Kind Hearts and Coronets] in which he stands on the command bridge and salutes as the ship goes to the bottom:

“Well,” said my Portuguese teacher thoughtfully, “you mean that Sweden is like that ship and the Swedish leaders are like Alec Guinness who chooses to go down with the ship?”

“No, our leaders do not have Alec Guinness’s refined nobility,” I replied, “but it is nevertheless in this vein that we must seek an explanation.

“Our leaders are more primitive. Their actions are motivated not by noble feelings of duty, but by a more raw and unarticulated trepidation in the face of something sacred.”

“Like savages in front of a totem pole?” suggested my teacher.

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Extinction For Thee, But Not For Me

The article and videos below concern the current worldwide climate-change craze, with a special emphasis on Extinction Rebellion. Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.

The first video is about the recent climate demonstrations in Germany, and in particular Clara Mayer, the German version of Greta Thunberg:

The second video shows what the vandals from Extinction Rebellion do to ideologically offensive automobiles:

Here’s a related article about Extinction Rebellion from ScienceFiles (also translated by MissPiggy):

Paid Activists in Berlin: Extinction Rebels Rebel for Cash

by Michael Klein, ScienceFiles

“In Berlin, activists paralysed traffic around the Victory Column. The police spoke of about 1300 people on site. According to their own statements, they did not want to clear the area for the time being. The protest was peaceful. The head of the Chancellor’s Office, Helge Braun, criticized the blockade as “dangerous interference with road traffic”.

The blockade is taking place in Berlin. According to the Tagesschau News report, a small bunch of “1300 people” are blocking traffic around the Victory Column and make life difficult for Berliners, while activists are arrested in London.

In the last post we dealt with the question of who Extinction Rebellion actually are. Now we want to deal with the question: who finances the “1300 people” at the location? How is it possible for these people to sit on the street, not go to work, but instead make a living by getting on other people’s nerves because they’re out to save whatever they’re saving? They must receive financial support from somewhere.

In the case of Extinction Rebellion, the magic word is “Volunteer Living Expenses” (VLE): [image]

You can earn up to £400 or €450 by getting on other people’s nerves, causing them damage and staging yourself as a hero in order to fight for the climate. Extinction Rebellion, a financially well-oiled organisation whose links we have described in a previous post, pays up to €450 a week to the “volunteers” for whom climate protection is so important that they leave everything behind to take to the streets in Berlin.

You don’t have to be a clairvoyant to predict that these “activists” won’t leave anything behind that can be described in terms of regular work. These people probably all live on transferred existences, living on state subsidies or are financed by extinction rebellion.

The financing takes place in the context of a volunteer agreement, with which the “paid volunteer” on the one hand signs the creed of Extinction Rebellion and on the other hand declares his claim to VLE — Volunteer Living Expenses. (POSTED ABOVE) This means the majority of activists blocking the streets in Berlin are paid. These activists are of course not financed without reason. The more activists Extinction Rebellion can bring onto the streets, the better their demonstrations are visited, the more the donation box will ring. The more interesting the organisation becomes for all the donors wanting to assuage their guilty consciences, the richer the organisation becomes, despite having declared their goal to be the destruction of capitalism. We also mentioned this in our last post.

The activists for whom the climate is the only thing that matters are being financed, so that their only concern can be the climate. Paid hypocrisy is probably the most perverted variant of hypocrisy. When it comes to stooping to ever lower levels, the Left are incredibly imaginative.

We have packed the result of our joint research into a graphic. What you see here [image at the top of this post] is a network in which money is being moved. It’s a frightening network whose goal is to eliminate the society in which you and I presently live.

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Hurry! Make Me a Swedish Citizen So I Can’t Be Deported!

I reported a couple of days ago about a “Swedish” politician named Rashad Alasaad who was exposed as a people-smuggler. Mr. Alasaad allegedly ran a lucrative business arranging for the illegal migration of “refugees” from Greece to Sweden.

The article below from Samhällsnytt is a follow-up report on the Alasaad case. Many thanks to Kronans Martell for the translation:

Court orders Migration Board to make up their mind regarding the human trafficker’s application for Swedish citizenship, “as soon as possible”

Samhällsnytt continues to follow the leads on the Social Democrat politician, also known as the human trafficker, Rashad Alasaad. Today (Oct 4, 2019) the Immigration Court has ordered the Immigration Board in Malmö to make a decision concerning his application to become a Swedish citizen, and as soon as possible. “ I want them to make a positive decision.”

Yesterday Samhällsnytt disclosed new materials about the Social Democrat human trafficker of Ljungby, Rashad Alasaad. Among other things, we exposed that Alasaad has owned several properties in Sweden since 2018. The values of those properties don’t match his declared income. After a journalistic investigation by the news outlet Expressen, led by Kassem Hamade, which exposed Alasaad, the border police have started an investigation based on suspicion of human trafficking.

In addition, we were also able to disclose new information showing that Alasaad is a Syrian citizen who has been granted a Swedish residence permit. This situation lays the ground for the prosecutor to demand deportation if the police decided to press charges.

We can provide more information today. A very short time before Expressen made their investigation available to the public, Rashad Alasaad contacted the Migration Board on Wednesday demanding that they hurry up and make a decision regarding his application to become a Swedish citizen.

Alasaad was probably aware of the ongoing investigation by Expressen by the time (September 25th) he submitted his request to the Migration Board. He realized what consequences would be of such an investigation if it were to become public, especially consequences affecting his application for Swedish citizenship. If his request were to be approved, he would be certain that he wouldn’t be deported.

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“Swedish” Politician is Exposed as a People-Smuggler

The following video is a report on an undercover investigation by the Swedish newspaper Expressen. The people who worked on this project did exactly what journalists are supposed to do — they investigated. They followed the trail of information wherever it led, and reported on the final result, even though it ended up being extremely politically incorrect.

The journalists set up a sting for a man who placed advertisements on Facebook saying that he could smuggle immigrants from Greece to Sweden — Middle Eastern immigrants, that is, not actual Greeks. When the reporter was finally able to identify the ingenious entrepreneur, it turned out that he was an elected local politician for the Social Democrats, a man named Rashad Alasaad. It will be interesting to see whether Mr. Alasaad is prosecuted, and if so, how many days of community service he is sentenced to.

I must point out that the rough American equivalent of this report would be a definitive exposé by a national MSM outlet of the alleged immigration fraud of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Somalia). I can’t imagine any major media outfit in the USA (with the possible exception of The New York Post) that would be willing to reveal the Minnesota congressmuslima for what she really is.

The first half of the video is a report by Swedish state TV, which pixelates out the smuggler’s face and doesn’t give his name. The second half is an Expressen video that reveals both the face and name of Rashad Alasaad.

Many thanks to Kronans Martell for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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The Left and the Greens Love Antifa

In the following video, members of the German Bundestag for the Left (Die Linke) and the Greens (Die Grünen) display their esteem for Antifa while speaking on the floor of the Bundestag. The woman seen at the beginning of the clip is wearing an Antifa button at the podium.

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

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Enforcing Marxism and Sharia in the Name of “Tolerance”

Below is the prepared text for an intervention planned for September 24 by David Petteys, representing the Sea Jay Foundation, at OSCE Warsaw. However, he was unable to participate that day, so there is no video showing the intervention.

Sea Jay Foundation
David Petteys

Tolerance and Non-Discrimination
Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Session 13

Warsaw, Poland, Sept 24, 2019

Thank you, Mme Chairman:

Many groups push the idea that “Tolerance” is a virtue. But tolerance is a reaction to something else. We must ask what it is we’re being asked to tolerate. Certainly, toleration of evil is an evil in itself!

It’s easy to ascertain the motive for pushing such a notion: the Sharia proponent groups wish to deny us permission to disapprove of what they term Sharia “particulars”, such as the hudud punishments, polygamy, wife beatings and honor killings.

Such things are an anathema to our Judeo-Christian culture. Yet the Sharia proponent groups and the Marxists accuse us of “intolerance, bigotry, xenophobia, etc.” to shame our sense of propriety and common decency. They wish to destroy our culture and impose their systems upon us.

The Sea Jay Foundation recommends that the people in the OSCE Area resist these accusations. Two thousand years of culture, progress and humanity are nothing to be ashamed of. Look at societies where the Sharia or Marxism predominate. These are societies of poverty, oppression, suffering and death. No sane person would wish this for the people of the OSCE Area.

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

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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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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The Truth Hurts, But The Lie Hurts Even More

Ava Lon, who translated two videos about Jürgen Habermas and the Frankfurt School (here and here), wrote the essay below in response to commenters on one of those posts. She was born, raised, and educated under communism in Poland, and her opinions are informed by her experience.

The Truth Hurts, But The Lie Hurts Even More

by Ava Lon

This essay is a response to comment by William on the post about Jürgen Habermas, “The Truth is Determined Through Marxist Discourse”:

The latest conviction in physics is that the universe is just all kinds of “fields” — gravitational, bosonic, hadronic, gluonic, electrostatic — and guided by field equations which are all probabilistic. Particles are just quanta of the fields. This means that the word “noumena” used by Kant, the objective world that is really out there, and not influenced by our subjective view (which is hopelessly affected by our sense organs) AND our subjective world and feelings and thoughts about the noumena, all have to be a subset of the universe, and are all statistical. Truth of all kinds is statistical. This means that the truth, however we define it, is sometimes what we think it is and sometimes not what we think it is. This gets us away from postmodernism because if truths are all statistical we really can’t even use the word truth. It loses its hard meaning.

I found this comment by gjest helpful:

Let’s assume that all that exists in the universe are fields. If the best that we can do to describe the behavior of these fields is by use of statistical equations then perhaps that reflects the limitations of our understanding. It doesn’t mean that the fields themselves actually operate by probabilistic principles.

Right now the best that we can do to predict the weather in Stockholm for next friday is to rely on statistical models. However, every bit of next friday’s weather will have been causally determined. None of it will have been the result of statistics or probabilities.

I would disagree that “Truth of all kinds is statistical”. Our knowledge of the truth or falsity of any particular proposition may be uncertain. In those cases we assign probabilities to our truth assignment. However, just because the truth value of a proposition remains unknown to us doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a distinct truth value.

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When I was twenty, my French literature professor in college, an old, witty gentleman, gave us an assignment, asking whether a certain statement was true or false, and requiring us to write the answer in a form of an essay, explaining our position on the matter. I went to him after class and said: “If I have to write about the veracity or falseness of this statement, don’t I first need to know WHAT THE TRUTH IS?” And he answered: “Aren’t you a little pretentious, eh?” Boom! Use common sense. Stick to the facts. To the old fashioned, human-senses-supported, low-resolution facts.

The Greek philosopher Zeno described a series of paradoxes:

Zeno’s paradoxes are a set of philosophical problems generally thought to have been devised by Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea (c. 490-430 BC) to support Parmenides‘ doctrine that contrary to the evidence of one’s senses, the belief in plurality and change is mistaken, and in particular that motion is nothing but an illusion.

Here’s one of them:

Dichotomy paradox

That which is in locomotion must arrive at the half-way stage before it arrives at the goal. — as recounted by Aristotle, Physics VI:9, 239b10

Suppose Homer wishes to walk to the end of a path. Before he can get there, he must get halfway there. Before he can get halfway there, he must get a quarter of the way there. Before traveling a quarter, he must travel one-eighth; before an eighth, one-sixteenth; and so on.

So: if I have to go from A to B, first I have to make it halfway, but before that, the halfway of that halfway, and so on, until I can’t move from the spot, because there is an infinity of halves of halfways that would have to be crossed first. How very paralyzing! It does make one feel glued to the floor!

[Gets up, goes in the kitchen, makes coffee, comes back carrying the mug, sits down again.]

I think this and other philosophical divagations that play with words are very intimidating. So intimidating in fact, that Frankfurt “Scholars” chose language games as a weapon, in order to make things sound so complicated that we would conclude that we should give up, disengage, feel subdued, and kowtow to the Neo-Marxists, “who know best”.

If Jürgen Habermas had been honest enough to be a scientist (hard science), he would have been one. Instead he became a charlatan for whom even the word “scholar” is too generous, as it suggests a certain expertise, and expertise means: “knowing the knowable truth about something”. He was — still is in his advanced age — a part of academia, teaching his madness as “revealed truth” to young people, who believed that he was teaching in good faith, to the best of his knowledge. The university used to be a place where people were looking for the Truth. Frankfurt “Scholars” turned that quest into a joke.

There is such a thing as “too much information”, though, and not only in an inappropriate way. Distorted language, appropriated truth, and — yes — scientific information, such as that quantum physics brought up in our discussion about Marxism, could all be weaponized and used to intimidate, to cloud the vision and to discourage anyone from speaking about reality seen by their “lying eyes”.

We are being told:

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Santi Abascal: “They Are Destroying Our Culture and Our Civilization”

Last weekend Santi Abascal, the leader of the “populist” Spanish party VOX, was invited to speak at an annual event hosted by the Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy) in Rome, the same event at which Viktor Orbán had spoken previously.

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

Video transcript:

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