Dr. Turley sums up the realignments that even the New York Times is admitting. From India to Australia to Japan, a form of “Trumpism” is coming into being. And the EU is trembling as it feels the earth moving under its old globalist certainties:
That doesn’t mean the realignments don’t hurt. Some people will be discombobulated; change is inevitable and rocky. Those who can see their loss as an opportunity will flourish. Others, like PM May in Great Britain, could be looking at the end.
With these changes, Gates of Vienna needs to update its categories. No longer is it enough to have the “EU” without naming its constituent nation-states. We will probably have to list “globalism” as a thing, even as it shrinks into something less…well, less global.
Guy Verhofstadt is the leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), an allegedly “centrist” group in the European Parliament. Our Hungarian correspondent László files this report on Mr. Verhofstadt’s visit to Budapest to campaign for the election.
Guy Verhofstadt visits Budapest
The independent right-wing media outlet Vadhajtások trolled Guy Verhofstadt’s public programme in Budapest today. Worth every minute.
Verhofstadt, nicknamed the “Tooth Fairy” in Hungary, is in Budapest today to support the EU election campaign of the Hungarian Momentum party, which is a member of Soros’s ALDE group. Virtually no supporters of ALDE or Momentum appeared in the streets. The party may get at most one seat in the European Parliament, or else will disappear.
Today the Tooth Fairy got some of what he and his ilk deserve. The Islamic call to prayer was loudly playing, and cries of “Allahu Akhbar” and “you are a traitor to Europe” were shouted at him while he was trying to give interviews to the globalist media. (Otherwise you cannot hear the Islamic call to prayer anywhere in the streets in Hungary: the Muslim population is around 0.5%.) The activists say in the video that the Islamic call is apparently what Verhofstadt wants for this country too, which is why they are playing it for him.
The interview took place in front of the building of the Supreme Court of Hungary. One can see in the video that the dozen policemen are there to protect the building from a potential leftist attack, and could not care less about the right-wing trolls. Even if the activists were threatened by the leader of Momentum party, saying “you should be taken away by the police,” they obviously were not.
The European parliamentary elections began today and will continue until Sunday. Our Hungarian correspondent László sends this report on the current political alignment between Tommy Robinson and the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.
Tommy praising Orbán: “the strongest leader of Europe is Orbán, not Merkel or Macron”
This video is the special English edition of the mainstream “M1” public broadcaster — the same report was on TV in Hungarian as well. The original video report was made by the right-wing media outlet Pesti Srácok in England and then all the Hungarian conservative media published it.
[It is a bit strange that you actually cannot hear Tommy himself in the this report — the English-language studio must have gotten the dubbed Hungarian version. But this is not the point here.]
This is of course political propaganda before the upcoming Sunday EU election here, but still it is noteworthy that the judgement of Tommy Robinson is what Orbán is measured by in the state media. In the video (at 01:15) you can hear the truth about Muslim rape gangs without any PC bias.
Now Tommy has perhaps become even more mainstream.
But it is not that surprising if you take into consideration what Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary Zsolt Semjén said on TV in April:
The defence against Islam is part of the Hungarian identity […] Islam divides the world into two parts. One is the dar al-islam, that is, the area that has already surrendered to Islam, and the dar al-harb which is the jihad or the land of war […] In my identity, János Hunyadi is dominant. [emphasis added]
This is the “Islamophobic” Hunyadi, who stopped Islam at Nándorfehérvár in 1456.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met with President Donald Trump in the White House on Monday. The president held a brief photo op and press conference during Mr. Orbán’s visit, at which the prime minister was able to say a few words. After that the reporters predictably peppered the president with questions about the issues du jour — notably the “trade war” with China.
However, someone has kindly created an excerpt from that presser focusing on Viktor Orbán’s remarks and President Trump’s response. Note the assumption by the “journalists” that Hungary is not a democratic country, and requires “reform”:
Europeans will go to the polls from May 23 through May 26 to vote in the European parliamentary elections. As part of his preparation for the elections, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is currently travelling all over Europe to meet with the leaders of other “populist” parties — that is, those who support national sovereignty and oppose mass immigration. Today he is in Budapest to consult with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.
Mr. Salvini made the following video a few days ago in support of Geert Wilders and the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) in the Netherlands: