Tonight I was at a private event in Budapest where I met the country’s justice minister, Judit Varga. We had a long conversation. I’m telling you, if you put this woman on American television, most Americans would think she’s the healthiest, bravest person they’ve seen in public life in ages. she is blessed Ordinary.
I was talking to him in the presence of a few other Americans, and while I can’t speak for them, I’m sure we can agree that it’s amazing that such a normal person – a mother of three – can be in such a position of power in a country. This is my second time to Hungary, and like the first time, I am amazed at how lucky these people are to have a government here that is so in tune with the opinions of ordinary people. Tonight I did the Thomas Friedman thing and asked the cab driver who was taking me to the event to tell me what he thought of the upcoming election. I told the driver, a middle-aged man who told me his daughter, a pharmacist, was fired by his company for refusing to take a third Covid shot, what his view of the upcoming election was . He said, “Well, I’m a nationalist. My father suffered under communism, so I support our government. You will never hear of men like him in Western media reports on Hungary. How likely are you to have the perspective of an Arkansas factory worker in the Time or the To post? Same deal here.
Listen, readers: if you have the opportunity to come to Hungary and see for yourself what it is here, do it. US media reports on Hungary are about what you would expect if The New York Times or the Washington Post sent journalists to Louisiana or Alabama. They think the people here are evil fascists ruled by a dictator. In fact, they are so ordinary and common sense that you can hardly believe it. Earlier this week I had coffee with a British expat Christian who said he moved here a few years ago because he couldn’t handle what his homeland was becoming. Hungary is no paradise – there is no heaven – but it is the Texas of Europe: a place where common sense rules in the face of an overwhelming awakening.
I’m not trying to convince you to be pro-Hungarian or pro-Fidesz, the ruling party. I am trying to convince you to view American media reports on this country with profound skepticism. These people, the Hungarians, are among the only people in Europe who strongly defend the beliefs of most American conservatives. They are the only ones who stand firm in defending the beliefs of old-fashioned classical liberals. They are anti-awakening.
The other American curator visiting there – someone some of you know – and I were telling the Hungarians how our country has fallen into decadence. In my experience here, it’s hard to get them to understand how rot has set in. They still want to believe that America is what we once were: a beacon of freedom and sanity. Sorry, my friends, that’s not true.
When I got home earlier, a lawyer friend in the United States sent me this story about the American Bar Association. Read it and rage. Excerpts:
Legal education is about to undergo a revolutionary change, with the American Bar Association set to mandate racially-focused study as a prerequisite for obtaining a law degree. This is another example of woke ideology imposed on the nation, and may compel states to review the quasi-monopoly credentialing power granted to the ABA by the government.
This racially-focused educational mandate is imposed on law schools through the Council of the American Bar Association’s Legal Education and Bar Admissions (ABA) Section. Much of the ABA’s power comes from the federal government. Law students must attend schools whose accreditor is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to receive federal student loans. The ABA is the only federally recognized law school accrediting body.
Yet the ABA’s accrediting power does not depend solely on federal law. Graduation from an ABA-accredited law school is required in nearly all states for applicants seeking admission to the bar. All 50 states recognize ABA accreditation. With a few exceptions, most only accept ABA accreditation.
Why governments gave the ABA near-monopoly power is disputed. Some say the aim was to ensure quality legal education. Others argue that, like any guild, the ABA’s primary motivation was to limit competition.
Whether or not ABA accreditation guarantees quality, the ABA has become partisan, using its power to promote an ideological agenda.
This is how the gentle totalitarianism of which I write inDon’t live by lies is taking root: not through government, but through the licensing power of private associations. It’s one of the reasons we can’t vote ourselves out of this crisis – not if our politicians don’t want to pressure private associations to drop the awakening.
How much of that are we Americans willing to accept? When will we get the lawyers’ version of the trucking convoy?
I tell you, the Hungarians are on our side. We should be on theirs. Today a friend from Hungary sent me links to a series of leaked videos published in a pro-government newspaper showing three prominent George Soros affiliates admitting to the fact that Hungary’s image is in fact – and deliberately – distorted in the international media.
Andrej Nosko obtained his doctorate in political science at the Central European University of George Soros. He worked for the Open Society Foundation until 2018 as director. Look:
Dalibor Rohac is a senior researcher at the neocon American Enterprise Institute. He was also affiliated with the libertarian Cato Institute, which received funding from George Soros. He ran in the 2020 general elections in Slovakia as a candidate for the liberal PS/SPOLU party, indirectly supported by Soros.
Márton Asbóth is director of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, an NGO that regularly receives funding from George Soros. People who work for the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union are often referred to as “independent experts” by international media, the UN and the European Union.
What these leaked videos reveal matches my experience here. The European Union and the globalists in the US foreign policy apparatus lie or distort reality, and the only way for Americans to get information about what is happening here in Hungary is from the media and institutional actors captured by the globalists. American conservatives need to understand that you cannot trust elite American conservative institutions to tell you the truth about what is happening in Hungary or among the nationalist parties in continental Europe.
Take a look at this 2021 speech from Judit Varga, the Minister of Justice. Does this woman seem fascist to you? Or a common-sense politician?