The former US presidential candidate talked about Hungary on MSNBC with Rachel Maddow. The topic was the “rise of authoritarians around the world and elements in the United States that exploit fears of change to manipulate their way into power.”
Clinton: we are facing a crisis
They started the discussion with an article written by Anne Applebaum in The Atlantic titled “The bug guys are winning,” reported msnbc.com. Applebaum argues that the “20th century was the story of slow, uneven progress toward the victory of liberal democracy over other ideologies.” However, “the 21st century is, so far, a story of the reverse,” according to Applebaum. She also added that the strongmen of the authoritarian regimes are helping each other evade sanctions, for example. Thus, she concludes that the trend seems to be unstoppable.
Clinton said that she felt worried and concerned because
“we are facing a crisis of democracy and legitimacy.
A crisis that really goes to the heart of what the future of our country and many others around the world will be,” the former Senator and Secretary of State added. Thus, she spends her time trying to figure out what to do.
First, she has to persuade more people to see what Applebaum, Maddow or herself sees. That is because propaganda and even algorithms help manipulate people. Even if it is difficult, fighting against it is worthy and necessary.
Hungary together with Russia and Turkey
“We have to hold people accountable for their actions. Particularly when those actions threaten our way of life, our rule of law, our future as a democracy. And so I am determined to continue to speak out, to do whatever I can,” Clinton added. She argued that there is a plot against the USA by people who “truly want to turn the clock back.”
They want to stage a coup, and they back Trump,
The people who attacked the Capitol do not like the world, she said. “And they have that in common with
autocratic leaders from Russia to Turkey, to Hungary, to Brazil, and so many other places,”
she highlighted. They are driven by personal power, greed, corruption, and they weaponise the fear from change, Clinton concluded.
As telex.hu says, President Joe Biden did not invite Hungary to a December online summit. It seems like it is not only the former Secretary of State who thinks that there are problems with democracy in Hungary, the media outlet says.
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Source: msnbc.com, telex.hu
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