Richard Storey on why Europeans want Hungary, not Sweden:
Last month, the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London polled ten thousand Europeans in ten countries (see here) and found that the majority agreed with the statement, ‘All further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped.’ This is, of course, a far greater step than that taken by Trump; his immigration ban was simply on those countries the Obama administration had identified as dangerous. I was fully expecting these figures to play some major role in the mainstream conversation on immigration but, sadly, the ball was kicked into the long grass.
The most interesting result of this poll was that those who disagreed with the statement never rose above 32% and, even then, this was a relatively high result from Spain. On average then, the mainstream media can only hope to muster the support of around a fifth of Western populations; the majority would rather agree with policy ideas espoused by the alt-right or, more specifically, Hungary.
Hungary’s Prime Minister has taken an increasingly anti-immigrant stance and has challenged EU quotas in court. Where the EU directs that states are expected to take in a certain number, Minister Janos Lazar says, ‘We shall not take anyone in in Hungary, we do not need immigration in Hungary.’ With its razor wire fencing and laws allowing for the physical removal of migrants as they enter, Hungary’s government seems to be the polar opposite of Sweden in many ways. Not least of all in terms of how they are admired by Europeans at large.
It is rather poetic that the supposed free, democratic, and capitalist countries in Western Europe seem to almost enjoy having their immune systems weakened by the virus of cultural Marxism as they subsidize the mass immigration of hostile populations into their countries, while the once Communist Hungary staunchly says no.
Elsewhere in the former Eastern Bloc, traditionalism and anti-liberalism reign. Together with Catholic Bishops, the Polish President even declared Jesus Christ the eternal King of Poland and asked for His eternal blessings at a ceremony last October commemorating the 1,050th anniversary of their Christianization. A century after the Bolshevik revolution led to an intense persecution of the Orthodox Church, it is now seeing a resurgence in Russia and having a growing influence in Russian culture. Russia, in both its policies and philosophers, firmly rejects Enlightenment liberalism, which is undoubtedly one of the reasons why they are so hated by hysterical American Leftists.
An economy can be fixed, but it is incredibly difficult to remain a nation when you undergo massive demographic displacement. Culture and demographics trump economics; American conservatives refuse to understand this, but the Alt-Right does, which is why Conservatism Inc. lashes out at them with far more intensity than they ever attack the Left. And don't get me started on what has become of the libertarian movement.
Even though Hungary and Eastern Europe were occupied by a brutal communist regime in Moscow for half a century, they remain relatively homogenous, and are picking up the pieces as independent nations. Meanwhile, in Paris, Berlin, Milan, Stockholm, London, Vienna, and Brussels, there are heavily-armed, militarized troops patrolling public streets and sidewalks—because they refused to put them on the border.