What are America’s habits and customs these days? In a word, they are woke. And that’s especially true at the American Enterprise Institute.
In a recent podcast titled “Why the Hell Is the Right Embracing Victor Orbán?” with Danielle Pletka and Matthew Continetti, Mark Thiessen took after the Hungarian prime minister, wondering why “there is a strain of conservatism that has embraced the politics of Viktor Orbán.” The charge is that Orbán hasn’t been letting immigrants into Hungary—though there may also be a hidden agenda. Pletka claimed Orbán is saying, “We’re all white people here, and where we need to draw the border is with brown people.”
Please! Is race all they think about?
There may be lots of reasons to be skeptical of, or to dislike, Orbán: he is effusive in his remarks about Vladimir Putin, and he does too much business with the Chinese.
People who don’t like Orbán’s immigration policy, however, need to think more about what it means to be a country—and a citizen in a country.
The current population of Hungary is a little under 9.5 million. The current population of Sweden is about a million more. Because of Sweden’s open immigration policies, it now has living in the country about 2 million people who were not born in Sweden—or about every fifth person. A few of those are Swedes who were born abroad, but most are refugees from the Middle East. How has that worked out?
A little less than a year ago, James Traub wrote in Foreign Policy that “the Social Democrats [once upon a time, they were the “good guys”] now deploy the harsh language only far-right nativists of the Sweden Democrats party used in 2015. Indeed, a social democratic organ recently noted with satisfaction that since ‘all major parties today stand for a restrictive migration […]
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