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Discussion of US riots continues

July 8th, 2020

A conservative political scientist calls on white people to ‘defend their civilization’ against those he describes as ‘black rioters’. His left-wing counterpart also deems pointless the removal of the statues of controversial historical figures.

In Magyar Nemzet, László Gy. Tóth writes that ‘all lives matter’, adding that ‘white lives matter’ too. The right-wing political scientist contends that anti-racism demonstrators are part of what he calls the Democratic Party’s war against President Trump. Tóth calls on the ‘Western, white civilization’ to fight back against ‘attacks from black racist groups that want to destroy our world and identity’. Tóth dismisses as absurd suggestions that African culture is as developed as Western civilization. Africa was still in the Stone Age, he suggests, in terms of civilizational development, when European travellers ‘discovered’ it.

In Népszava, Ádám Paár thinks that the removal of statues of past historical figures associated with slavery is a futile or even misplaced effort to remedy past injustice. The left-wing political analyst suggests that very few statues would remain in public places if all controversial personalities are removed. As for historical injustice and oppression, Paár likens black slaves in the US to servants in historical Hungary who were not free but lived in relative security, as opposed to free but poor peasants who were in constant battles with the land owning nobility.

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