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To: Steelfish

Have you read the Jobbik manifesto? It’s very impressive! Many of the “conservatives” here on FR won’t like it, however, mainly because it is a truly patriotic and traditionalist program — in other words, a truly conservative program — that has nothing to do with the kind of free-market, Rush Limbaugh chamber-of-commerce “conservatism” we celebrate here in the States.


5 posted on 04/11/2010 4:05:39 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: B-Chan

No, but perhaps worth a post here.


6 posted on 04/11/2010 4:19:54 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: B-Chan

You’re just plain ignorant (in a “traditionalist” sense of the word).

Here’s an excerpt from the Jobbik Manifesto with a link:

http://jobbik.com/temp/Jobbik-RADICALCHANGE2010.pdf

“Jobbik believes that what is required is an eco-social national economy, which means tailoring the economy, through controls which lead it to serve the interests of Hungarians, so as to provide both the environment and the living standards that people deserve; this requires a state that is capable of promoting national economic actors in order to place them on a level competitive playing field, so as to create more just relationships within society through the redistribution of wealth.”

Redistribution of wealth = socialism

An “eco-social” NATIONAL economy = socialism justified via phony environmentalism.

A state that is capable of PROMOTING ECONOMIC ACTORS = socialism. Capitalism means the state neither promotes nor obstructs economic actors. The state has no business and no ability to pick economic winners and losers — not, that is, if you believe (as I do) that the purpose of economic activity is to produce things that the people in their role as consumers desire. Promoting economic actors is code for “boot licking one’s way to success.”

The rest of the manifesto is as bad as the quote above. This is nothing but a turn to some variant of fascism: syndicalism or corporatism.

This is not a “genuine conservatism” of any American variety. This is genuine fascism of the old fashioned European variety.

Europe never really discovered classical liberalism (otherwise known as “freedom”). And Hungary, it appears, has a long, long way to go before doing so.


7 posted on 04/11/2010 4:37:49 PM PDT by GoodDay (Palin for POTUS 2012)
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