American left-wing jibes against Hungary are ideological, Christopher Rufo, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, has told an event in Budapest, adding that the US state apparatus had been taken over by “radical left-wing ideologies”.
Rufo, a guest of the Danube Institute, said Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a potential presidential candidate of the Republican Party, was successful at confronting wokism, critical race theory and other left-wing ideologies, and he knew how to stop the advance of institutional wokism.
Hungary, he said, had highlighted how it was possible to combat radical left-wing ideological trends, referring to moves to strengthen church education and train a conservative elite as examples, according to a press release of the event on Wednesday.
Rufo said Hungary was an inspiration to Western conservatives, which is why the country was on the receiving end of criticism from the mainstream press.
On the subject of possible US sanctions against Hungary, he insisted that the country was being attacked by US foreign policy for ideological reasons, and he encouraged the government to continue to resist such pressure.
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Some very interesting context – and yes, he holds an American passport
Wouldn’t give people like him (CR) the time of day, yet, people with similar views get attacted to Hungary like moths to a light source.
What makes it even worse is that when they do come, they are treated like Apostles spreading the “good news”.
Nothing new here. The self-professed champions of diversity, inclusion, plurality, tolerance, yadda-yadda-yadda brook no dissent. They demand total ideological purity or conformance, and if you dare to step out of line, all those fuzzy ideals go right out the window and they turn on you like hyenas. There’s no reasoning or debating with them. All they know how to do is scream at you that you’re this-ist and that-phobic. They are simply best ignored.
@michaelsteiner – I wish it were healthy debate!
Unfortunately, everything is dumbed down to polarizing soundbites, and there’s increasingly less middle ground to converge around? Shouting “we are under attack”, “Soros”, “Nazis”, is thoroughly unhelpful – however, stoking fear, hate and other primal emotions appears to get you the most “clicks” and “likes”…
May I respectfully suggest to you that you get a hold of Arthur Schopenhauer’s book The Art of Being Right: and have a good read