Republicans at CPAC give Viktor Orban a standing ovation after fascist speech | #Education


Viktor Orban, leader of the far-right Fidesz party and prime minister of Hungary since 2010, was given a standing ovation by pro-Trump Republicans after delivering a fascist and anti-Semitic speech Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas.

Orban is one of over 100 far-right politicians, media personalities and business people scheduled to speak at the CPAC, which earlier this year held events in Florida and Hungary.

While previous CPAC events have featured Orban, Trump and other far-right figures, this conference marks a qualitative leap in terms of its openly fascistic character.

Orban was the featured speaker on the conference’s opening day. Less than three weeks earlier, on July 23, he gave an neo-Nazi speech at the 31st Bálványos Summer Free University and Student Camp in Baile Tusnad, Romania.

In that earlier rant, Orban likened “migration” to “population replacement or inundation” and recommended the notorious white supremacist book The Camp of the Saints.

He then launched into an attack on “race-mixing,” saying countries where “European and non-European peoples live … are no longer nations: they are nothing more than a conglomeration of peoples.”

Denouncing the “internationalist left” and singling out Hungarian-born billionaire and Holocaust survivor George Soros, Orban said, “we do not want to become peoples of mixed-race.”

In an obscene allusion to the Nazi Holocaust, Orban said of German government calls for reduced gas consumption, “I do not see how it will be enforced, although, as I understand it, the past shows us German know-how on that.”

Orban’s speech prompted the resignation of 20-year adviser, Zsuzs Hegedus, who said the speech was “pure Nazi text.”

Trump invited Orban to his New Jersey golf resort last weekend and ostentatiously posed for photographs, saying it was “great spending time with my friend.”

At the CPAC on Thursday, Orban said Hungary was being “invaded” and compared immigrants from Africa and the Middle East to Genghis Khan.

To enthusiastic applause from the relatively small audience, he attacked Soros, communists, progressives and liberals. He called himself a “Central European anti-communist, old-fashioned freedom fighter.

“We cannot fight successfully by liberal means” against the “‘woke’ globalist Goliath,” Orban snorted.

Calling for the election of Trump, he said, “We need a strong America with a strong leader. We have seen the future the globalist ruling class has to offer. The globalists can all go to hell, I have come to Texas.”

Twenty Republican House members are scheduled to speak at the three-day conference, which will culminate with a Saturday night speech by Donald Trump.

Republican House members speaking at CPAC Texas who voted to overturn the 2020 election following the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol include: Brian Babin, Michael Burgess and Ronny Jackson (Texas), Andy Biggs (Arizona), Lauren Boebert (Colorado), Byron Donalds and Matt Gaetz (Florida), Jim Jordan (Ohio), Mary “victory for white life” Miller (Illinois), Scott Perry (Pennsylvania) and QAnon fascist Marjorie Taylor Greene (Georgia).

High-ranking state officials speaking at the conference included Texas Governor Greg Abbott, along with his Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves, North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson and Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt.



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