Over the past weekend, Hungary’s Viktor Orban made a speech so openly racist and offensive in its content that it prompted the resignation of one of his long time aides, who called the speech “worthy of Goebbels.”
“During a July 23 address (in which he said immigration should be called “population replacement or inundation”) he gave voice to the belief underlying his nationalism: He opposes the mixing of races.
“Migration has split Europe in two — or I could say that it has split the West in two,” he said, after commending to his listeners a 50-year-old racist treatise. “One half is a world where European and non-European peoples live together. These countries are no longer nations. They are nothing more than a conglomeration of peoples.” He went on to contrast that with “our world,” in which “we are willing to mix with one another, but we do not want to become peoples of mixed race.”
That was too much even for Orban’s longtime adviser Zsuzsa Hegedus, who resigned and lambasted the prime minister for “a pure Nazi speech worthy of Goebbels.” She said the speech could “please even the most bloodthirsty racists” and suggested he was “advocating an openly racist policy that is now unacceptable even for the Western European extreme right.”
Well, Ms. Hegedus, you are correct about Orban’s appeal to the most bloodthirsty of racists, because as it happens, he will be speaking to a CPAC audience in Texas next week where I am sure he will receive a warm reception:
He (Orban) has enjoyed a fawning interview and favorable broadcasts from Budapest by Fox News’s Tucker Carlson, and he has been invited as a featured speaker to next week’s Conservative Political Action Conference in Texas alongside a who’s who of Republican senators, governors and members of Congress, as well as former president Donald Trump himself. Several such luminaries addressed a CPAC gathering in Hungary in May, at which Trump described Orban as “a great leader, a great gentleman.”
Yes, Orban might be too racist for Eastern Europe but he will be the toast of Dallas next week when he mingles with CPAC luminaries like Matt Schlapp and his fellow Guests Sean Hannity, Babylon Bee’s Seth Dillon, Rep. Jim Jordan, Glenn Beck, Steve Bannon, Rep. Lauren Boebert, Matt Schlapp, Mercedes Schlapp and Sara Carter, and other fascism curious types like Tucker Carlson, who fawns at Orban’s knee like an obedient toy poodle.
The American right-wing has been quite open about seeing Viktor Orbán as their model. That’s why the first ever Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) outside of the US was in Budapest, and why Tucker Carlson made the film “Hungary vs Soros: The Fight for Civilization.” https://t.co/qMPAtKiDCX
— Joel S. (@jh_swanson) July 23, 2022
That should be a fun gathering…
Stay tuned for more from Dallas and CPAC next week…