Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban has prompted outrage from liberal and left leaning opposition after he announced his intention over the weekend to follow in Russia and China’s footsteps to create an 'illiberal state' in Hungary.
“We want to build a workfare society... which is willing to bear the odium to declare that it is not liberal in character,” Orban said.
Orban cited economic unfeasibility as the main fault of liberalism and applauded the political models of countries such as Russia, Turkey and China, speaking at the 25th Balvanyos summer university and student camp.
“The Hungarian nation is not a mere pile of individuals but a community which needs to be organized, strengthened and built,” he said.
From the moment you start saying that a country is a community that needs to be organized and strengthened, you mean that there are people who are undermining it and that they need to be eliminated in some way (forced into emigration or put into detention or silenced).
From the moment you start saying that a country is a community than you are saying that people have things in common and should have in common if they want to become part of that community because if they don't have things in common with the other members of that community than they can't be part of that community and so they shouldn't be in that country
I am not making this up, after reading now 3 big books abouit Hitler, this is the basic idea of his thoughts - except that Orban or Putin or who-ever will never explicitly say nowadays that there is also a natural leader for that community - that will be done without saying
the fact that this is happening in Austria should't surprise us because the country hasn't a very long tradition of democracy the only fact that should be worrying is that the European Commission would let this cancer grow any further in Austria and around it
every time a political or any other leader starts speaking of community instead of humans and individuals living and working together, alarm bells should be starting to sound
those quotes are one big alarmbell totally red and blue and very very loud