Decolonize Hungary ✊🏿
I’ll be channeling some radical Third Worldist energy later in this post. Call me ungrateful, if you will, masta. I do respect the flag though (🇭🇺).
Here’s a link to a copy of a Financial Times article you can borrow from my local village library. Please return it after you’ve read it, that way it’s not theft.
US attacks Hungary’s Orbán for ‘fantasy foreign policy’ that helps Putin
Hungarian prime minister’s actions harm unity of western alliance, says ambassador David Pressman
The US ambassador to Hungary has accused Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of running a “fantasy foreign policy” that serves the interests of the Kremlin and harms the unity of the Nato alliance.
In an interview with the Financial Times, David Pressman said the Hungarian government’s approach to international affairs was premised upon “imagined invaders” and a “fantasised Hungarophobia”.
I agree with the last point. Everyone loves Hungarians. Even those Romanian bastards!
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He also criticised Orbán for “actively participating” in the US election campaign with his open support for Donald Trump and calls for President Joe Biden to quit, saying it was “not something we expect from allies”.
In a neat editing trick, let me quote a response from below the article, by Giovanni 🤌🏻
David Pressman is upset that Mr Orban is behaving like the head of a sovereign country and expresses his views on what he sees as a desirable outcome to the Presidential elections in the USA. However, Mr Pressman himself does not seem to be a stickler for diplomatic etiquette either.
Grazie, amore mio!
I may add that it would be a very daring display of hypocrisy from the ambassador to charge the Hungarian government with election inteference if the US government also participated in the Hungarian elections.
The Hungarian government’s decision to politicise its bilateral relationships with allies, including with the US, had left it “more isolated and more alone than it has been in a very long time”, he said.
That’s quite a claim, as Hungary simultaneously gets plenty of criticism for just wanting to make money and how we always welcome a mutual disinterest in the internal politics of our partners. It’s a frequent talking point that the Chinese don’t care what we put in our textbooks (neither does Putin, to be fair).
What Orban can rightly be criticised for is not keeping his mouth shut; the Austrians, the Netherlands and the German industrial elite does pretty much the same, trading with Satan for child blood if need be, and no one seems to care.
Orban is making steps to be a bit more neutral, but it’s a small commitment yet one that instantly enrages the more radical part of his base.
On Hungary being extremely isolated: I agree. Help us
On Tuesday, Hungary became the last holdout on ratifying Stockholm’s membership after Turkey’s lawmakers voted for it. Orbán says he is committed to the Scandinavian country’s accession but invited his Swedish counterpart Ulf Kristersson to Budapest to “negotiate”.
Well, he was in a difficult position of pushing for the acceptance of a new member in our alliance who’s openly hostile to us in the EU, calling us all sorts of Hitler, so Fidesz decided to milk this as much as they could, especially while Turkey also opposed the Scandinavian expansion of NATO, allowing Orban not to be the sole black sheep.
In the end, now that Turkey gave in, Sweden will be in NATO, and will call us all sorts of Hitler.
Why is “negotiate” in quotes, Financial Times? Can’t two countries negotiate, America? Is it such a “ridiculous” “assumption”? My fist is beginning to rise ✊🏿, but don’t worry, this colonial subject will not lose his nerves so easily. There are still bananas to pick from below the article, commenters are having some fun:
C1: Orbán is also courting the Chinese.
C2: What about Germany that sold a 25% stake of Hamburg Port to the Chinese?
That’s a different kind of courting. Just like the same Asian battery / electric car plant that destroys our environment and enslaves our population if built in Hungary, in Western Europe is a welcome development cheered on by the Greens.
C1: "He also criticised Orbán for “actively participating” in the US election"....hahaha, Mr. Pressman, this is exactly what You do in Hungary
C2: don't be naive - if they were, Orban would no longer be the leader of Hungary.
The problem both Brussels and Washington has, when it comes to supporting the removal of Orban is that they don’t understand Hungarians, therefore they have to rely on the Hungarian opposition to spend the funds allocated to this effort, who don’t really understand Hungarians themselves, being Budapest echo chamber lunatics.
These funds become fuel for the trash fire of this contraselected striver class, they are happy to receive it to keep their gig going on. Genuine opposition figures want Western funding to be cut off, because they want the currently established, certified loser opposition to collapse.
If I was in charge of Western money allocated to destroy Orban, I would fund the most vocal critics of the Hungarian opposition. Since this is a low time preference option, I don’t expect the current Western foreign policy establishment to pick it, as they behave like children throwing a tantrum - they fail the Stanford marshmallow experiment. Puritan zeal prefers naked power to cunning.
C1: So it's official. Orban is Putin's Proxy. Why not kick Hungary out of NATO and the EU?
C2: Or better yet - why don’t hungarians throw out Orban and embrace their western allies
To reiterate a quote by a Hungarian Conservative from my robber capitalism post:
Why did Hungarians choose Orban, despite the West's disapproval of his regime? Because in our experience, having a regime that the West approves of costs more.
Completely servile Euro-Atlanticism always ended in a catastrophe. This is not on us, it’s on the West: we gave the West the keys, and in return we got robbed, raped and laughed at. Not a single European or US politician voiced an opinion to treat us fairly, to pump the brakes when Western vulture capital went wild in the Wild East. Davos clapped. Our allies cheered.
I’m not happy that Hungarian calls for sovereignty are stemming from this resentment, but only because I, personally, don’t like to stew in negative emotion, in general. I’m an outlier.
We used to celebrate foreign owners taking control of Hungarian industries, 30 years ago. Who is responsible for Hungarians doing a 180 on this sentiment?
Leaving this question for the reader to answer, moving on to the juicy part of the interview:
“we’re prepared to use our leverage”
The ambassador said the US cared about Hungary and regarded it as an ally but it was highly unusual to have one that refused to engage with US security concerns. Orbán’s government “would prefer to wait out the current administration”.
Pressman said he saw no desire on the part of Orbán’s government to repair its relationship with the US administration, but he said Washington had leverage that it could use.
The US this month terminated a bilateral tax treaty with Hungary over multiple concerns. Last year it imposed sanctions on a Russian development bank headquartered in Budapest after Hungary failed to heed Washington’s warnings to close it down.
“We absolutely have leverage, that is true,” Pressman said. “And we’re prepared to use our leverage.”
I appreciate the honesty.
We, the ones outside America, are colonies of the empire, and such honesty helps a lot to dispel any illusion of sovereignty, equality, and the rest.
There’s plenty of illusion to dispel.
Take the Brits this week, when Tories are attempting to shame British nationalists for not wanting to sign up for military service to serve the goals of a regime that represents Victoria Nuland’s grudge, a regime they perceive as hostile to them:
I won’t fight for a failed multicultural state.
I won’t fight for a country that has become the lapdog of globalists.
I won’t fight for a country that prioritises corporate interests over its people.
I won’t fight for a country that cares more about illegal migrants than it’s homeless people.
I won’t fight for a country that has swapped Christian values for the gender cult.
I won’t fight to defend soyboys and Marxists.
I won’t fight to defend corrupt politicians.
Amazing how many self-professed “patriots” are not patriots at all.
Most are social media loud mouths, who wouldn’t know what duty to the nation was if it smacked them in the face.
To which I replied, in a context of decolonization:
You are confusing colonial servitude to the Global Hegemon with genuine patriotism towards one's own sovereign nation.
Your gotcha in simpler terms: are you an Indian nationalist? Go fight World War 2 for the British Empire!
Hungarian calls for more — yesteryear’s — intra-alliance sovereignty is the least of Our Alliance’s problems; in the West, the founding stock, the usual cannon fodder feels abandoned by the powers, rightfully so, as all they’ve been receiving from the elites, openly so since circa 2013, is pure hostility.
This extremely decadent strategy to antagonize the natives was sustainable, when we weren’t in a time of war.
W-w-where did all the British patriots go? Rule Britannia, britannia rules the waves? (Not the ones in the channel, apparently)
Turning this sentiment around will be a fun task for the elites, convincing the angry, deplorable colonials to fight for the empire. The New Europeans surely won’t, they’re not idiots.
Neither will I. ✊🏿
More colonial struggle
The head of Budapest’s public transport called passengers “turkeys before thanksgiving”. There’s a lot of outrage from the government media, trying to recapture Budapest in the upcoming municipal elections, at such a dehumanizing statement from a person appointed by the oppositional local government.
I disagree, I’d call the people of Budapest much worse than turkeys.
What I — and my fellow cultural freedom fighters — find infuriating is the motif of thanksgiving and turkeys. We are not America. ✊🏿 We don’t live in Netflix. ✊🏿
Dehumanize people through proper, Hungarian analogies! We don’t ask the pigs for their opinion before slaughter. We don’t ask grapes whether they want to be turned into wine or pálinka.
Enough of the American trash ✊🏿 ACAB ✊🏿