Hungary

My Favorite Fascists


Less than two weeks ago, Hungary’s fascist Prime Minister gave a speech in Romania where he denounced a “mixed-race world” and endorsed the racist Great Replacement Theory. His government has ended the legal recognition of transgender people. His party’s proposed legislation to end “positive LGBTQ” images in movies, television, and advertising. His legislation banning any mention of “gay” in Hungarian schools was the model for Ron DeSantis’ own hate bill.

In a speech in 2018, Orban said, “We must state that we do not want to be diverse and do not want to be mixed: we do not want our own color, 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.”

In case you still don’t find the guy charming, he’s also antisemitic. He’s described George Soros, a favorite punching bag for Republicans and a Hungarian native, as someone who “hates Christianity.”

Tucker Carlson loves Orban and even broadcast a few of his shows from Hungary’s capital, Budapest. Donald Trump endorsed Orban. Last Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Victor Orban was met with thunderous applause.

And why wouldn’t they greet Orban with applause? He’s practically saying the quiet parts out loud. In addition to Soros, he also denounced immigration, abortion, LGBTQ rights, and “the Woke Globalist Goliath.” Who taught him that word, “woke?”

The gang that tried to destroy our democracy on January 6, 2021, is holding parties with fascist leaders as speakers. And they do love them some fascism. In Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Nevada, the Republican nominees to oversee state elections deny the legitimacy of Biden’s election victory.

In Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis, who’s gone to war with Disney over his Don’t-Say-Gay bill, has legalized running over black protesters, fought every public safety effort to end the COVID pandemic, and has scolded students for wearing face masks has now decided to suspend an elected Democratic state attorney and replace him with one of his own choosing.

DeSantis suspended Andrew Warren, the state attorney for Hillsborough County for refusing to enforce “any prohibition on sex-change operations for minors” or laws related to abortion. The thing is, Warren hasn’t done any of that yet. He was suspended for his statements.

A governor can suspend an official for refusing to follow the law, but not for his thoughts. This is what DeSantis did, furthering his fascist profile for his upcoming presidential run. He literally replaced the voters’ choice for a state attorney, and he did it without a riot or goading Mike Pence to help him.

Warren was frog-marched out of his office by Florida State Police, who have become DeSantis’ personal goon squad, and said, “It’s something you would see happen in Russia or China or North Korea where the king sends in his police” to remove an official from office without “due process” or “basis,” he said.

Or, you’d see it in Hungary. In 2021, Hungary passed a law banning sex education involving L.G.B.T.Q. topics. Ron DeSantis’ press secretary said, “We were watching the Hungarians,” and were inspired by their legislation” in regards to Florida’s Don’t-Say-Gay bill.

Republicans aren’t shying away from fascism. They’re praising and openly emulating fascists. Pretty soon, people are going to be swimming from Florida to migrate to Cuba.

We only have two powerful political parties in this country. The Democratic Party and the Fascist Party. The fascists are overruling elections.

Music note: I listened to some 90s alt radio.

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