Saratoga Springs, New York, 1915 pic.twitter.com/9dZER2Sx2l— Jack Chambers (@JackChambersGB) August 7, 2021
Viktor Orbán isn’t a “fascist.”
He isn’t an “authoritarian” either.
It isn’t “fascism” or “authoritarianism” to expect things from the state like equal justice or an orderly immigration system or that the laws will be enforced. What has changed is America’s woke professional class and the fact that we are rapidly becoming a Third World country.
As recently as 2005, most Democrats believed in enforcing immigration laws and took pride in the decline of violent crime and believed that sex was biological and not a matter of personal choice. The same is true of national identity and concepts like the national interest. The Founding Fathers weren’t held in contempt. The existence of “white supremacy” and systematic racism and the twenty thousand new genders and pronouns hadn’t been discovered yet. There was also still free speech on the internet. The list of things which are “racist” and “fascist” like gigantic boulders has grown.
Look at how much Portland, Seattle, Denver, Minneapolis, San Francisco and other cities have changed since 2000. It is not merely due to immigration. Things which were uncontroversial 10 to 15 years ago have become “extremism.”
Note: Kevin Drum showed how must the Left has changed last month.