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Viktor #Orban hielt zum 100.Jahrestag von #Trianon eine Rede. Ein Fallstudie in rechtsextremer Geschichtspolitik und Revisionismus.

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#Trianon ist so zentral für die ungarische Geschichtspolitik, und in dieser Rede, dass Orban die gesamte ungarische Geschichte in "Trianons" vermisst - ein Jahrhundert ist bei ihm ein Trianon. Image
Das Bild der opferbereiten Frau, die natürlich immer Mutter ist, ist ein altbekanntes rechtsextremes Motiv. Sie gebärt Soldaten und Krieger, die das Land gegen die immerwährende äußere Bedrohung verteidigen - dies das zentrale Motiv. Image
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The treaty of #Trianon was singed 100 years ago today. It's one of the defining historical events for Hungarian identity and politics in the past century.

How Hungary commemorates the centenary?

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The Peace Treaty of Trianon (1920) affirmed the loss of 2/3 of Hungary’s territory. Hungary, part of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, lost the I world war. Detached lands were inhabited mainly by other nationalities, but more than 3m Hungarians remained outside new borders too.
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Hungary’s approach to consequences of Trianon varied in the past 100yrs:
➡️territorial revisionism in the interwar period
➡️forced acceptance in communist period
➡️renouncing territorial claims and supporting Hungarian minorities since 1989
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#Grundgesetz #Grundrechte #Widerstand2020

#WHO empfahl völlig unspezifische #Corona-#Virentests
"..Proben auch dann als „positiv“ zu befunden, wenn irgendein Virus der großen und sehr alten Corona-Familie bestätigt wurde. Sollte dieser Testmodus weltweit"
wochenblick.at/who-empfahl-vo…
#Grundgesetz #Grundrechte #Widerstand2020 #Meditation
#Ignorance-meditation
Vielen Dank @TeamKenFM!

Ignorance Meditation am 15. und 16. Mai 2020 in #Berlin
kenfm.de/ignorance-medi…
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#Impfen #Impfzwang #Grundgesetz #Grundrechte #Widerstand2020 #Widerstand

2,5 Mio Patienten konnten nicht operiert werden, obwohl nötig.
Folge: nach Schätzungen 5.000 und bis zu 125.000 Patienten werden sterben oder sind schon tot infolge #Lockdown!
tichyseinblick.de/meinungen/stud…
#Impfen #Impfzwang #Grundgesetz #Grundrechte #Widerstand2020 #Widerstand

Gestern #Fake, heute Wahrheit: Der große #Corona-Lügen-Report
Selten wurden #FakeNews so schnell zur regierungsamtlichen Wahrheit wie in Zeiten von #Corona.
reitschuster.de/post/gestern-f…
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A thread about the English Establishment, state psychopathy, #COVID19… and why it really matters how people in power think. 🧐✊🇪🇺🇻🇳#history #ToriesOut #resist 🦠
The popular idea of a colonial official during the British Empire days was of a paternal figure dispensing justice and spreading civilisation, as in the 1935 film “Sanders of the River” (see pic), a grossly patronising tale set in colonial #Nigeria... 😬🇳🇬 #BritishEmpire #Korda
The reality was, of course, very different. Consider the work of Charles Callwell, a British soldier with much colonial experience, pictured here on the WWI Caucasus Front as a Major-General in 1916. #Callwell #SmallWars #ColonialViolence 🇹🇷🇷🇺
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#Orban #PieniPoteri #UrsulaVonderLeyen #EnricoLetta #PD #Dem

🔲 {Democrazia}
“Sono due lupi ed un agnello che votano su cosa mangiare a cena”
[Attribuita (erroneamente) a Benjamin Franklin]
◾️ “Democrazia” non è sinonimo di “giusto”. Mettetevi l’anima in pace

◾️ Cosa c’è di antidemocratico in un parlamento che vota, democraticamente appunto, per ridurre (temporaneamente) i propri poteri? #MondoFolle
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Inicio HILO 3 sobre #coronavirus #COVID19 #COVIDー19. Posibles causas y consecuencias.
(1) Ya en el año 2012, #GeorgeSoros "avisaba" de que el destino de España e Italia era estar "permanentemente en crisis".

#coronavirus #COVID19 #COVIDー19

eleconomista.es/global/noticia…
(2) Algo que señala correctamente es el hecho de la sumisión de la periferia al centro europeo. Portugal, España, Italia, Grecia... Los PIGS. Image
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1. In the German news they now claim that a "global government" response may be needed to fight the #COVID19-crisis.
Of course the #NWO-pushers are pushing for a World Government. They always have & the #UN, the #IMF. EU-Brussels and many more will do so too!
2. That a more centralized response brings little can be seen with:
- The UN & #WHO: They failed to alert the world to a new Killer-Virus! The WHO was alerted to #COVID19 back in December 2019!
The UN was still playing the virus down end January 2020!
#Covid_19 #GlobalGovernment
3. A more centralized response brings little:
- The #EU under #VonDerLeyen has failed completely in the #COVID19-crisis. They rather push more mass-#migration (which will help spread the virus) & Von der Leyen cries that she can't push her new #GreenDeal harder!
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[THREAD] The emergency law passed in #Hungary is another step in #Orban’s plan to get rid of #democracy and #RuleofLaw. Here are 5 things the #EU could do to help Hungarians restore their democracy. Tools are there, just not being used.
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1 - Use the stick. #Orban’s emergency law violates EU rules in at least two ways, which could allow the @EU_Commission to open infringements and bring #Hungary before the #ECJ.
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The threat of imprisonment will dissuade media outlets, journalists and activists from working in and on #Hungary. That violates EU rules on freedom of establishment and freedom to provide services, as well as fundamental rights – incl. freedom of expression and information.
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(Thread) Zur angeblichen "Abgrenzung" der #FDP von der #AfD:

1. In #Thüringen hat sich die FDP von #Höcke zum Ministerpräsidenten wählen lassen.
2. #Lindner hat die AfD Kandidatin zur Bundestagsvize gewählt

tagesschau.de/inland/harder-…
3. Der FDP Vorsitzende MV erklärt dass er sich von der AfD wählen lassen würde
svz.de/regionales/mec…
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1/4 PM #Orbán on climate policy: “If we are really concerned for the earth, then it’s time we replaced words with action”
2/4 “We have set a goal that the European economy be carbon-free by 2050. Beginning in July we will eradicate the illegal dumping of waste.”
3/4 “We will prohibit the use of single-use plastics. We will protect our rivers from the plastics flowing in from other countries. With every new birth we will plant ten trees.”
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Das hat ja nicht lange gedauert: #Erdolf ähhh #Erdogan, Möchtegern-Sultan der #Türkei, nimmt sich ein Beispiel an #China: Entweder die #EU schweigt zum geplanten Genozid in #Kurdistan/#Syrien oder er schickt die Geflüchteten los in Richtung Europa. /MS sueddeutsche.de/politik/erdoga…
Einmal mehr zeigt sich: Appeasement gegenüber rechtsradikalen Kräften (nichts anderes war der "Flüchtlingsdeal" mit der Türkei) hat immer langfristig katastrophale Auswirkungen. Um #Pegida & die #AfD ruhigzustellen, hat Kanzlerin #Merkel einen Pakt mit dem Teufel geschlossen. /MS
Ebenso ist die gesamte #EU gescheitert. Gescheitert daran, ihre eigenen Werte der Mitmenschlichkeit und der Hilfe in der Not zu verteidigen - sowohl im eigenen Gebiet als auch weltweit - , und gescheitert daran, mit den Autokraten der Welt fertig zu werden. /MS
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#Hungary , Loudly Opposed to Immigration, Opens Doors to More Foreign Workers. Premier Viktor #Orban government recently began expediting work permits amid strong growth, declining population and rising wages. My report via ⁦@WSJwsj.com/articles/hunga…
Hungarian re­cruiters now have to compete with countries like Germany for workers and of­fer free ac­com­mo­da­tion and sub­si­dized meals for immigrant labourers, as well as pro­vide in­ter­preters and re­turn trips to their home coun­tries. @WSJ wsj.com/articles/hunga…
Meanwhile, Germany still hasn’t approved a proper legal framework for labour immigration. Some recruiters say the Hungarian system for attracting skilled and semi-skilled migrant workers is better and more efficient. @WSJ wsj.com/articles/hunga…
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Putin has actively sought to destabilize the EU by supporting nationalist, populist parties like the League. In May, the Austrian gov’t fell after a video revealed the leader of Austria’s R wing discussing public contracts in exchange for RU campaign aid. nytimes.com/2019/07/10/wor…
“Funding to an Italian political party by a foreign state is illegal,” said Emanuele Fiano, member of Parliament who called on Mr. Salvini to appear before the Lower House to explain the financial negotiation heard on the tape.

nytimes.com/2019/07/10/wor…
“It’s also dangerous to know that an Italian party has a contract of collaboration with a foreign state,” he added in an interview.

Two former prime ministers from the Democratic Party also called on Wednesday for an official inquiry.
nytimes.com/2019/07/10/wor…
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What are the major takes of #EUelections2019 ? (thread) 1/7

“The 2019 EU elections will come down in history as giving birth to an embryonic form of EU political space" #EUelections2019
“The record-high turn-out across the continent proves that these elections were felt differently. The unfolding of Brexit as well as unprecedented mobilization by both political parties & civil society ahead of the vote contributed to make these elections more salient" 2/7 #EU
“While these #EUelections seemingly remained a largely domestic affair, with national referenda on governing parties, in countries such as France, Italy and Greece, these elections mark the birth of a more political Europe” 3/7 #EUelections2019
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"If you're interested, & I'll fund it somehow, I think you're the perfect guy, what we'd like to do is help knit together a populist nationalist movement throughout the world."

Bannon talking to @Nigel_Farage re alliance with Orban, Sisi, Modi & Duterte.
“Paradoxically, this generation of populist nationalists leads the way on international political cooperation.”

@Elif_Safak adds more to #Bannon’s list: Erdoğan in Turkey, Abascal in Spain, Salvini in Italy & far right parties in Poland, France & Austria. google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theg…
This was filmed in 2017 & is taken from the new documentary about Bannon, @TheBrinkFilm.

There's a moment in this clip when Farage looks towards the camera, clearly thinking: "I'm being filmed conspiring with a far-right extremist. If this ever gets out it won't look good."
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Ah, the #EuropeanParliamentElection knocks at the door! Let’s see who is #campaigning for what…In #Italy, a #rightwingcoalition calls for a #guaranteedincome, #largerpensions, and resistance to the heavy-handed #austerityprograms enforced by the #EuropeanUnion.
In #France, some #rightwinggroups champion #fight against #climatechange, decry #exploitation of #foreignworkers, growing #economicinequality. What about the #centerright and #centerleft parties? #Polls show they will lose their #majority, and the Euroskeptics bag 30+% of seats.
However, #Euroskeptic, like #populist, is a term that obscures more than it reveals. #Spain’s leftist #Podemos isn’t likely to break bread with #Italy’s rightist #NorthernLeague-#M5S, but both are considered #Euroskeptic. Some are really #wolves but wear #sheepskins.
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Thousands brave cold to protest against Orbán, in one of the most sustained expressions of street opposition since he entered office 8 years ago. Our report nyti.ms/2GiBskc
Article updated to include details of the assault on an opposition MP, @hadhazyakos, after he entered the state broadcaster to ask for coverage of the protest and its demands. nytimes.com/2018/12/16/wor…
Standoff continues at Hungary's state media hq. One opposition lawmaker is trapped inside, surrounded by security guards. Even police can't reach him. Another MP has just broken inside the complex to try to reach him. Surreal scenes. Which state media is not reporting on. #orban
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@CapitalJon @PaulGambles2 @AlastairWinter @Halsrethink @dlacalle_IA @OBrienSheehan @chloechotv 1. #EU-#Europe before 2000 was OK: Open borders within #EU for EU-citizens, people can live & work (and study) in all EU states (so take great care who joins - went too fast too far East). The seed of destruction came with the #EURO.
@CapitalJon @PaulGambles2 @AlastairWinter @Halsrethink @dlacalle_IA @OBrienSheehan @chloechotv 2. More centralization & #Merkel's #RefugeesWelcome (with the will to enforce mass-#migration on other #EU states) introduce more toxic cancer cells into the #EU!
A common budget (#Macron) & an #EU-army would be the end of true #democracy & #freedom within #Europe!
@CapitalJon @PaulGambles2 @AlastairWinter @Halsrethink @dlacalle_IA @OBrienSheehan @chloechotv 3. The next step would be the likes of #Merkel, #Macron & #Juncker enforcing their will by first witholding money & next send the #EU-army to topple the likes of #Orban in #Hungary.
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Thread: While the world is shaken by the #murder of #Bulgarian journalist #ViktoriaMarinova, it might be a good time to talk about the country itself. #BG ranks lower in #PressFreedom than both #Hungary or #Poland. The country is the poorest and most corrupt in the #EU. 1/13
Yet, the #EU somehow does not think #Bulgaria is a big issue, due to the fact that PM (and ex-bodyguard of #Soviet General Secretary Todor Zhivkov) @BoykoBorissov "behaves", unlike #Orban and #Kaczyński, who openly challenge the Union. Borissov's party is also member of @EPP 2/13
#MediaFreedom-wise, 80% of the print media in the country is owned by MP #Peevski, whose pro-gov tabloids (with the generous help of other pro-gov actors who get nice rewards in return such as property #Blaskov) stifle #opposition and manage vast #antiEU smear campaigns 3/13
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Why did UK Tories oppose EU broad-based action to defend #Hungary’s democracy? Thread 1/
#Orbán’s popular - but corrupt & racist - regime was charged before Europe’s directly elected Parliament with undermining Hungary’s democracy theguardian.com/commentisfree/… 2/
Conservatives across Europe joined a broad spectrum of the overwhelming majority of MEPs to demand action. (The first time these new powers have been invoked by Parliament) 3/
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#Breaking de la nuit US: 16 mois de présidence #Trump et les #EtatsUnis entendent les cris des enfants séparés de leurs parents sans-papiers. 1ère crise existentielle du pays dont 1 partie se demande où il va...propublica.org/article/childr…
2) Et/mais #Trump parle et agit pour sa base électorale, qui se moque des cris d'enfants séparés à la frontière (cf. la polémiste nationaliste et identitaire #Coulter qui parle d'enfants comédiens sur Fox News...) RT
3) Car comme avec l'#Aquarius en Europe, les élites intellectuelles, médiatiques forgent l'opinion dominante empathique sur les #migrants US mais #Trump fait le pari qu'1 majorité silencieuse de Blancs nativistes lui sera reconnaissante aux urnes de sa dureté sur les enfants...
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Having consolidated power at home, Viktor #Orban's proxies are now shoring up his allies across Central and Eastern Europe — by buying up or founding right-wing media outlets. My latest article nytimes.com/2018/06/04/wor…
One beneficiary has been Janez Jansa, the right-wing nationalist whose party won the Slovenian elections on Sunday. If Jansa manages to form a coalition govt, #Orban would have another strong ally at the EU council
These investments in foreign media are not made directly by Orban himself. But the links are clear.
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Last month I wrote about Viktor #Orban's assault on the hardware of #Hungary's democracy — its constitution, electoral system and judiciary. Here's the follow-up piece on how he's also gone after its "software" — culture, civil society, and education nytimes.com/2018/03/27/wor…
You can see it in the little changes to the textbooks
And in the theaters
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