Observe submissive authoritarian minds in action.
In December 2020 the political appointee at the helm of Petőfi Literary Museum published a combative editorial calling George Soros the “liberal Führer” whose “liber-aryan followers worship him more subserviently than Hitler’s did Hitler”. He called Europe “George Soros’ gas chamber”.
The opposition is doing what they can to protest against the Chinese communist mega-university in Budapest. There is not much they can do.
Useful idiots happily spread the fake news abroad that Orbán is completely misunderstood, he is just a conservative/Christianist/capitalist/patriot. But it is simply not true.
I have been looking forward to the Orbán-Boris meeting to find out what they have been up to. Now that it is over, I still don’t know.
The pivoting for enemies for the next election is underway but no scapegoat works for Orbán as well as migrants did between 2015-19. So he is trying to demonize the 2005-09 prime minister as the threat.
Orbán is aggressively rubbing himself to Katalin Karikó’s reputation.
Orbánist media school forgets to mention journalistic standards in its curriculum.
The single most important standard by which to judge whether a philosophy is worthy of attention is to find out if it is condescending. If it is, it is wrong because people are not bad or immoral – they are conditional cooperators stuck in a perennial prisoner’s dilemma of whether the others would also behave …
In case you ever need to.
It is striking how heavily cults rely on the goodness in us. First generation cults are all about self-improvement and/or improving the world – and on the surface it looks like an innocent thing. But is it?