Richard Spencer and some other Alt Righters wanted to hold an NPI conference in Budapest on October 3-5, 2014 in honor of BASED Hungary.
It… didn’t quite work out as planned.
Richard Spencer and one other person was detained in uncomfortable conditions for a day, and summarily deported back to the US.
Three years later, thanks to a freedom of information request, we know why Hungary did this.
The fun starts at around page 71. Apparently the BASED Hungarians viewed Richard Spencer and a non-affiliated journalist who was (apparently randomly) detained with him as a “national security threat.”
Considering his own record, methinks Márton Gyöngyösi might just be a hypocrite.
Anyhow, in all fairness, the US State Department people – at least, based on the extracts presented here – seemed to be quite conscientious about working to get American citizens out of trouble. There’s nothing you can even complain about there.
Orban’s regime… well, that’s another matter. Here’s the basic gist of the matter:
Joint neoliberal/Alt Right fantasy: BASED Orban as the Horthy to Herr Putler.
Reality: These BASED regimes using the authoritarian power at their disposal to demonstratively crack down on racists, nationalists, and sundry enemies of ZOG to prove their “moderate” credentials to… ZOG.
Maybe ZOG is preferable after all? At least there tends to be more rule of law and due process there.