A couple of days ago, the Eurasian Lesbian Conference (including lots of men who feel like women and similar deplorable creatures) took place in Hungary. Yes, in that supposedly horrible conservative-fascist Hungary. And you think the conference attendees were bullied? Or that they were harassed? Or some kind of coercion? Or insulted in the press? Or that activists with placards stood outside the conference centre and shouted something? Or a blockade of the hotel? Or pressure on the hotel to cancel the reservation? Nothing! Nothing! Nothing! Nothing! Nothing! Nothing! Nothing! Nothing! Nothing! Nothing at all. The congress went off without a hitch. In short, insane fascism.
In the Czech Republic, we have liberal freedom. When the White Heterosexual Men’s Association beer group wants to go out for a beer, state-paid activists get into the act, and the least of it involves threatening the landlords. Try to imagine what it would look like if there were to be, say, a serious-minded convention of conservative heterosexual men. Unthinkable. And our friends in Western Europe are envious of our freedom – in Germany, they would end up in court for something like this.
Hungary does not meet the criteria of a liberal democracy in other respects either. Websites are not blocked, special departments are not set up to monitor citizens’ opinions…
And Hungary does not meet the criteria of a liberal democracy in other respects either. Websites are not blocked, special departments are not set up to monitor citizens’ opinions, and people are not encouraged to denounce each other.
Can you see why Hungary is being punished? Do you see why this is an unacceptable dictatorship? If Orbán could get away with it, it might be that people in other countries would want to say and sing whatever they feel like.