Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Crusade against Hungary (by liberals)
NRO ^ | 5 March 2012 | Marion Smith

Posted on 03/05/2012 5:00:30 AM PST by Erik Latranyi

In stark contrast to the Left’s timidity in the face of actual authoritarian regimes such as China and Russia, the liberal media’s treatment of Hungary has aggressively crossed the line. Paul Krugman of the New York Times sounded the alarm after Hungary’s conservative Fidesz-KDNP alliance won 68 percent of the seats in Parliament in the 2010 elections. He foresaw a post-Soviet “re-establishment of authoritarian rule” in Hungary. The British Guardian fell into line, describing Hungary’s new prime minister, Viktor Orbán, as an “autocratic leader.” The Washington Post, not to be outdone, compared Hungary to Belarus and Putin’s Russia. Not long after, and with great satisfaction, Hungarian émigré professor Charles Gati announced in an op-ed in the Times that Hungary is “no longer a Western-style democracy.” Having been drummed out of the West by left-wing editorialists, Hungary became fair game for the next phase of the liberal crusade: U.S. intervention. Slander has turned into absurd policy prescriptions, intent on destroying one of the most electorally effective center-right parties in Europe.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: hungary; socialism; tolerance
Hungary has banned gay marriage, abortion and is trying to break the socialist state.

In return, liberals worldwide are advocating the overthrow of a democratically elected government.

1 posted on 03/05/2012 5:00:35 AM PST by Erik Latranyi
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Erik Latranyi

The left is far worse than the right in trying to impose the US on other countries around the world and is also far more authoritarian in censoring and sanctioning anyone who doesn’t agree with them.


2 posted on 03/05/2012 5:33:36 AM PST by Truth29
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Erik Latranyi
I recall that when the Austrian people elected Haider’s party power, Madeleine Albright informed them that that was unacceptable and to do it over.
3 posted on 03/05/2012 5:47:09 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Erik Latranyi
Hungary's Parliament expands list of recognized churches, but rejects many applicants

Hungary falls into trap accepting Islam as a religion for the first time as 5 Buddhist & 2 Muslim orgs unite to form separate umbrella organizations for their religion with no other role than to deal with government bureaucracy.

Stupidity should be painful . . .in this case, it just may prove to be excruciating.

4 posted on 03/05/2012 6:44:55 AM PST by wtd
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Erik Latranyi
Yes, Hungary’s constitution has embraced the country’s heritage of Christianity, defined marriage in a traditional way, and proclaimed that life begins at conception.

Thanks for posting this article.

BTTT

5 posted on 03/05/2012 9:50:33 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson