Conservatives, the alt-right, neo-reactionaries, and Christians the world are once again showering the prime minister of Hungary with approval and applause for apparently opposing the System - this time, for passing a law that makes the dissemination of alphabet-people material to children illegal in Hungary.
I get where they're coming from. I have lived in Hungary for a little over six years, and before the birdemic I often entertained notions that the Hungarian prime minister may indeed be on the right side of the spiritual war. I even wrote a few blog posts exploring this possibility - see here, here, and here.
After all, the prime minister vehemently opposes mass migration (and actually built a fence to stop it), expelled a George Soros-founded university from Budapest, funded schemes to bolster families, spoke of the importance of Christian values, and so on.
Having spent the bulk of my adult life marinating in the self-despising, value-inverted political sauce of the Anglo world, I began to view the Hungarian prime minister and his government as a potential beacon of political hope.
But then the birdemic happened - and the birdemic brought things to a point. The line separating Good from evil became clear and undeniable. The gray area/middle ground dissolved. Things became undeniably obvious.
The catalyst for things having come to a point was the largely unnoticed and unacknowledged Satanic global totalitarian coup of 2020, which the Establishment succeeded in pulling off via the birdemic hysteria it fomented early in the year.
The Satanic global totalitarian coup is exactly that. It is Satanic, that is anti-God, anti-Christianity, anti-Good; it is global, that is it is in place everywhere around the world; and it is totalitarian, that is it is dictatorial, enslaving, and anti-freedom.
Shortly after the coup, Bruce Charlton came up with his Litmus Tests of Serious Christianity, an efficient and effective means through which to discern which side of the spiritual war a self-identified Christian individual or organization has chosen to be on following the coup.
Dr. Charlton's Litmus Tests are primarily about attitudes towards the following Satanic secular/materialist agenda items:
- The birdemic
- Climate change/global warming
- And of course the ongoing theme of the sexual revolution, with special emphasis on the trans agenda.
I agree wholeheartedly and have found the tests to be a useful and accurate framework for discernment.
For example, let's apply the Litmus Tests to the Hungarian prime minister.
- The birdemic - massive fail. The prime minister broadcast his belief in the birdemic as a deadly plague and subsequently implemented one of the most draconian sets of birdemic measures in the world - measures that continue to this day. Moreover, he willingly and actively dove headlong into the peck program and succeeded in pecking nearly two-thirds of the adult population. Unpecked people - like me - are currently locked out of most pleasures and amusements such as cinemas, pools, theaters, concerts, sporting events, etc.
- Climate change/global warming - another massive fail. The prime minister and his government have fully embraced the Big Lie backing the Establishment's drive to fully enslave the world. The president of Hungary recently announced the country's total commitment to the UN's 2030 sustainability goals. He also added that "the lifestyles we have grown accustomed to following the Second World War have become unsustainable and must be drastically changed."
- Anti-racism - pass! The prime minister and his government have resisted all anti-racism pressures (for now).
- Sexual revolution - pass, sort of. The prime minister has opposed QWERTY propaganda. The constitution only recognizes marriage between a man and woman. The government has officially rejected the trans agenda. Of course, some of the government's ministers have been caught in various scandals, the most notable of which involved a Fidesz EU representative shimmying down a drain pipe while attempting to escape a 25-man gay orgy the police in Brussels busted for defying birdemic social distancing measures.
Anything less requires repentance. Major repentance. And the prime minister hasn't uttered a word of regret or repentance about his support of the climate change agenda. Even worse, he presents himself as a veritable hero for the action he took during the birdemic.
That alone reveals which side the prime minister is on - and it isn't the side of Good.
Interestingly, the anti-QWERTY law the prime minister and his government recently legislated also contained an anti-pedophilia clause. In a nutshell, the law is all about protecting children.
This, in and of itself, is a Good thing. Ironically, the same concern for protecting children's welfare is utterly absent when it comes the birdemic and its peck. For example, the prime minister vocally supports the pecking of all children and has already encouraged hundreds of thousands of youngsters between the ages of 16-18 to receive the experimental gene therapy. The prime minister has publicly expressed that he would like to have children as young as twelve pecked in the future to ensure Hungary abides by the global diktat of none are safe until all are safe.
Thus, I have a simply message for all the conservatives, alt-righters, neo-reactionaries, and Christians who believe the prime minister of Hungary is "based" and on the side of Good:
And Christians must be especially vigilant when discerning. Remember, the anti-Christ will not come in the form of a demon, but in the form a someone who appears to be a friend of Christ.
Note added: The most prominent of Orbán's cheerleaders at the moment is the American, Orthodox Christian writer Rod "Please Don't Let The Birdemic Kill Me and Leave My Children Orphaned" Dreher.
Further note added: Poor discernment and judgement happens. I have discerned poorly many times in the past (I thought Orbán might be a force for good; I admired Jordan Peterson's stance against the trans agenda; etc.) and will likely do so many more times in the future. The key is repentance. Acknowledge your error in judgement, forgive yourself, and ask Christ to forgive you. That is a big part of how spiritual learning happens.
And one more note: The following comment left by Bruce Charlton on WmJas's From the Narrow Desert does an excellent job detailing the mechanisms of what I have covered in the post above. Worth reading!
I am not attempting to answer your primary query, nor am I competent to do so - but I'd like to draw attention to this instance of the way that convergence works.
Like most/ all the Mormon leadership, DHO is leftist on 3/4 of my Litmus Test issues (birdemic, antiracism, climate emergency) but conservative and traditionalist on the Big Issue for progressive/ apostatizing Mormons - i.e. the sexual revolution.
Therefore he is both objectively pro-leftist/ converged (and by implication anti-Christian in tendency); and yet also able to serve (for reasons of his rhetorical style I would guess, more than substance) as a 'hardline reactionary' bugbear for the QERTY ex-Mormons.
In microcosm, this is an instance of how convergence works/ why conservatives Always lose. To the mainstream leftist, anyone who holds-out against even a Single aspect of Leftism is excoriated without restraint as a 'fascist'. Nearly all victims of the most vicious Politically Correct witch hunts have been leftists. Donald Trump was/is, of course, objectively leftist.
But the Christians/ conservatives adopt an attitude that if a person supports any single one of their agenda items (eg is pro-life) then they are OK and welcome 'on the team'.
Thus Jordan Peterson was wildly popular with conservative Christians, even though he is not a Christian and objectively and strongly leftist; simply because he favoured a couple of Conservative Christian talking points (albeit for the wrong reasons!). But at the same time he also served as a bugaboo for progressives, because he held back from endorsing the *full* leftist programme.
Christian conservatives tend to be insistent on traditionalism with respect to the sexual revolution; but are very accommodating of leftism when it is economic (socialistic), political (e.g. pro world government/ UN/ WHO, 'free trade', open borders etc), or takes the form of antiracism, environmentalism etc.
The main problem is not so much that Christian conservative lose in the sense of losing control of Western Civilization - maybe this was inevitable in an increasingly evil world. The serious problem is that they lose discernment.
This is what we have seen with the birdemic; as with the other Litmus Test issues.
By failing to discern evil; they become complicit with systemic lying. By endorsing lies their views become incoherent hence ineffectual.
In sum; by failing to discern leftism where is explicitly exists (i.e. in church leadership) and that leftism is against God; they pick the wrong side in the spiritual war, and start down the path to self-chosen damnation.