Since we woke to the news of Nice, there have been consistent reports of demands in France for 'firm leadership'. And I've long been of the opinion that one simply can't argue against Orban's Fidesz party and its aims of 'family, work, health, order'. Who can campaign on a platform of 'isolation. joblessness, illness, chaos'? Marine le Pen can hope for another three major Islamist atrocities before the French elections next year, each one handing her another 5% of the nation's votes. And she promises to be very strong indeed against France's estimated 10% Moslem residents (though they don't know - the French don't count these things)
As much as I can read Orban's words here in comfort and freedom, I really wouldn't want him leading my country. For a start, bloggers who offer the slightest criticism face unjust discrimination; he is closing off the courts and the media to opposition access and free comment and gradually turning Hungary into a totalitarian State, albeit one without Moslems, mosques, terrorism and social parasitism.
And as much as we may support the military faction in Turkey trying to halt the country's drift towards an Islamic Republic, to preserve it as a secular and liberal EU candidate nation, it seems the Turkish people by and large want to become an Islamist republic. How this squares with leggy Natashas on the beaches in tiny bikinis, cocktail bars and women's equality I don't know - but I'll support a democratic vote over a general's tanks any day, anywhere.
You simply can't support the mechanisms of State repression against Moslems in France or in Britain without becoming subject to the same measures yourself. And knowing well the strongly-held and very divergent opinions held by readers of this blog, I'll bet that 85% of you (and me) would end up in an internment camp not long after they locked all the Islamists up.
'Be careful what you wish for' has never been more true.