Thursday, June 1, 2017

Hungary for Change

"We shall let in true refugees: Germans, Dutch, French, and Italians, terrified politicians and journalists who here in Hungary want to find the Europe they have lost in their homelands," said His Excellency Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister — How Hungary Became a Haven for the Alt-Right.

We learn from the article that "Identitarians, or aggrieved nationalists from Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, France, and elsewhere, all motivated by their disdain for their home countries’ commitment to liberal values, have found an ideological match in his Hungary" and "from all over Europe and the United States, they have created a structured propaganda circuit, in the hopes of spreading their ideas far and wide." We even learn of "a resettlement campaign called 'Operation Ark' for 'refugee' [scare quotes theirs] South African Boers to relocate to rural Hungary."

We also learn of Arktos Media, which "originally began operations in India in 2010 when a Swedish businessman named Daniel Friberg absorbed a 'traditionalist' publishing house [Integral Tradition Publishing] run by American editor-in-chief John B. Morgan," and "is routinely referred to as the preeminent publisher of the alt-right by those within the movement and experts who study it, and is known for translating many canonical alt-right texts into English, including the first full-text English translations of Russian theorist Alexander Dugin." Click on the site for these; I've been long looking to read Aleksandr Dugin's Eurasianism, to find parallels for our shores.

Interesting too that this initiative should come from speakers of a non-Indo-European language. The Hungarian language is one of the Uralic languages, which used to be grouped with Altaic languages like the Korean language as Ural–Altaic languages. [Coming to mind is John Derbyshire's "An Arctic Alliance?"]

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