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On last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, Ezra talked about his experience joining a panel discussion on the topic of the media at Romania’s annual Hungarian festival, called Tusvanyos.
He told the surprised Hungarians (and Hungarian-Romanians) about how Canada has infringed on civil liberties, including violating the freedom of the press.
One of the accusations against Hungary is that it's authoritarian, that it doesn't accept civil rights including political dissent. That's fascinating to me, I have seen no evidence of that, in fact, I've seen the opposite," he said. "My prime minister in Canada, Justin Trudeau, holds himself to be a champion of civil liberties, but he invoked a form of martial law to repel the Trucker Convoy."
Ezra also gave some advice, in the form of a warning: Orban is a very winning PM; he was just reelected again, making him one of the longest-serving leaders in Europe. But he will not live forever, and his Fidesz party will not win forever. The globalists and socialists may win one day, and try to undo many of his accomplishments.
Finally, he talked about how tech giants like Facebook and YouTube violate the civil liberties of users for political reasons — and that includes playing favourites in foreign countries, too.
In closing, he said:
Hungary, despite what the foreign critics say, is actually a wonderful place to be a journalist today. I fear that that won't always be the case, because the forces that Hungary is up against are actually the forces of censorship, and they are actually trying to censor and cancel Hungary itself...but you can build your grassroots systems hardened for the battle to come, because it is a battle of ideas, and in Hungary's case, it's a battle for your very identity.