Viktor Orbán: In 1990 Europe Was Our Future. Now We Are Europe’s Future.

The current Hungarian government is a coalition between the Fidesz political party and the Christian Democratic People’s Party (KDNP). Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is the leader of Fidesz.

Every year Fidesz holds an “open university” colloquium at the Tusnádfűrdő resort, at which Mr. Orbán is one of those who customarily give an address. The following video shows this year’s speech by the prime minister, which he gave yesterday afternoon in Tusnádfűrdő.

I find Mr. Orbán’s speeches very inspiring, even though I’m not Hungarian. He says things that no other Western leader says — or dares to say. His voice rings with courage and conviction, and behind his words is the force of a formidable intellect.

The address below is forty-eight minutes long. For readers who are on a tight schedule, Vlad is planning to produce a ten-minute excerpt that includes some of the most interesting and relevant parts.

Many thanks to CrossWare for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

00:00   … Let’s begin. First, I would like to remind everyone
00:04   that 27 years ago we began our joint thinking
00:08   a couple of kilometers away
00:12   in Bálványosfürdő, where
00:16   we had an epiphany and phrased a recognition.
00:20   Please remember back to that time
00:24   in the beginning of the ’90s,
00:28   most of the people not just in Europe, but in Central Europe too,
00:32   a full assimilation,
00:36   a full assimilation to the reopening of Western civilization,
00:40   assimilation, alignment,
00:44   some kind of skin-shedding,
00:48   and a growing of some new fashionable Western skin was
00:52   evident, and in political terms, from that came
00:56   the conclusion: that we must do what they do.
01:00   During that time 27-28 years ago we sat down together and
01:04   we thought that we,
01:08   the freedom fighters from this side of the Iron Curtain,
01:12   we would have something worthwhile to say
01:16   to that Europe, which had just spent 40 years
01:20   in peace, freedom and wealth.
01:24   In that time we had not yet seen cameras everywhere,
01:28   and nobody was listening to every word we said.
01:32   But that is how it is now. And if we look at the year we left behind us
01:36   since our last meeting,
01:40   in the last 12 months, for the most important event
01:44   — Hungarian and European event — I would have to name
01:48   the strengthening of the Visegrad Four.
01:52   The time also saw an American presidential election; the whole French party system was swept away.
01:56   Not long ago there was a French Presidential and general election. These are all
02:00   important things, but I am convinced that the most important event
02:04   of the last year is the fact that in the Visegrad Four,
02:08   cooperation become tighter than ever before.
02:12   We could say that Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava and Budapest
02:16   speak with one voice, which is a big thing,
02:20   because these countries have different characters.
02:24   Here are the enthusiastic Poles, the always guarded Czechs
02:28   the sober Slovaks and the romantic Hungarians.
02:32   Yet we still capable of speaking in one language
02:40   We should be very proud of that. It is a custom
02:44   of this free university lecture to try to assess
02:48   the extent of all the changes that happened since
02:52   last time, in a civilizational perspective, too.
02:56   … Certainly not everyone remembers
03:00   that in 2009 after his election,
03:04   President Obama’s first big speech
03:08   was in a city named Cairo.
03:12   The newly elected American president first big overseas speech
03:16   was in a city named Warsaw.
03:24   And if we wanted to measure the scale of change
03:28   then it would be enough — as will soon happen —
03:32   to cite a couple of sentences
03:36   from that Presidential speech. Let’s quote him now!
03:40   “We must not forget, that defense
03:44   is not only a financial commitment but a matter of will.”
03:48   … or
03:52   “Our fight for the West does not start on the battlefield but
03:56   in our mind, our will and in our soul.”
04:00   “Our freedom, our civilization and
04:04   our survival, the history, the culture,
04:08   all depends on the bond of remembrance,” and he said
04:12   “Then we should fight like the Poles,
04:16   for family, for country, for freedom,
04:20   and for God.” Well, ladies and gentlemen, two years ago these sentences
04:24   would have never been spoken anywhere in the Western world. That is
04:28   the measure of change, of what is happening all around us.
04:32   Perhaps this is the point where I would like to
04:36   welcome Piotr Naimski and his delegation.
04:40   he is the leader of the Hungarian-Polish Friendship Group in Poland — Welcome, my dear friends!
04:48   … There are theories
04:52   that describe the changes presently happening in the Western world,
04:56   that with the entry onto the scene of the American President,
05:00   that struggle became visible
05:04   between the power we call the supranational globalist
05:08   elite and the patriotic
05:12   nationalist leaders who are fighting it in the political scene.
05:16   This definition — I believe — is a meaningful description of
05:20   what is happening. It has a lot of truth in it, and if we
05:24   reflect on it to ourselves, we can state
05:28   that well before the American presidential election, back in 2010,
05:32   we were the forerunners of that politics,
05:36   — this new patriotic politics.
05:40   We were just a bit ahead of our time, and in politics
05:44   the reward for the trailblazers is not acknowledgment,
05:48   but something completely different. But if they can take it,
05:52   later they may get some accolades,
05:56   just as Hungary now receives more acknowledgment.
06:00   Most importantly, in this struggle between the representatives
06:04   of the global elite delegated to politics and
06:08   the patriotic-leaning political leaders, Hungary is on the right side;
06:12   it stands on the side of patriots. Ladies and gentlemen,
06:16   What else could be the purpose of patriotic government — as the American President discussed —
06:20   and that is what we talked about in 2010, too, but to strengthen
06:24   our own community, our nation and our country?
06:28   In 2010, we Hungarians also decided
06:32   that we wanted our country back, we wanted to recover our self respect,
06:36   and we wanted our future back.
06:40   I tried — for the sake of today’s lecture —
06:44   to put into bullet points what in today’s world
06:48   makes a nation strong, what gives a country strength.
06:52   I put together ten-plus points; I would like to present them briefly.
06:56   Present them for you and demonstrate
07:00   the road to strength, which has been achieved by Hungary since 2010.
07:04   First of all, a strong nation and a strong country
07:08   do not live on somebody else’s money. That is why, to institutions like the IMF
07:12   it thanks them for their help and offers
07:16   to say goodbye to them, to send them on their merry way, and hope
07:20   they never have to see them ever again. For Hungary
07:24   … occurred …
07:28   Please do not forget that before 2010, the socialist
07:32   governments kept Hungary on an
07:36   IMF breathing machine. The problem with breathing machines,
07:40   despite their help for the patient’s survival, is that they create dependency.
07:44   That’s the problem we solved after 2010.
07:48   So the most important dimension
07:52   of Hungary’s strength: in financial independence
07:56   we reached an important breakthrough.
08:00   A strong country has its finances in order. There is no strong country if budget deficits slide away.
08:04   There is no strong country if companies are vulnerable to their creditors.
08:08   And there is no strong country if the population is cheated into
08:12   debt traps, as happened to people with the foreign currency loans.
08:16   All this issues were resolved by Hungary, step by step.
08:20   A strong country has a strong economic performance.
08:24   In the modern world they describe it
08:28   with the word “GDP”. If there is growth, then
08:32   there is strength. Presently in Hungary that growth is
08:36   twice the growth of the EU average. A country
08:40   is strong, when it can provide jobs for everyone who wants to work.
08:44   Not many countries are capable of that presently in the world;
08:48   we are one of them. I would like to quote a pair of numbers here.
08:52   In 2010, of 10 million Hungarians,
08:56   3.6 million worked and only 1.8 million
09:00   paid taxes. It is a miracle
09:04   that we did not die from this.
09:08   Presently in Hungary, 4.4 million people work,
09:12   and 4.4 million pay taxes. That is why
09:16   Hungary is financially strong …
09:20   A strong country, if not as big as Germany
09:24   or the United States, but looks more like Hungary,
09:28   can only be strong if its strategic sectors — which influences its fate —
09:32   are in majority national ownership.
09:36   It was not this way before 2010 in Hungary.
09:40   But today we can say, in the energy sector, the bank sector
09:44   and in the media sector there exists majority
09:48   national ownership. If I must phrase it in terms of currency,
09:52   the Hungarian state spent around 1000 billion
09:56   Hungarian forint (HUF) to buy back
10:00   unwisely privatized strategic sectors
10:04   and companies. In the case of a strong country,
10:08   we cannot speak of demographic decline. In the case of Hungary,
10:12   that is the Achilles’ heel of our strength. In a country that is
10:16   demographically declining — and let’s speak frankly —
10:20   not even capable of keeping itself up biologically,
10:24   maybe there is no need for such a country. Such countries will disappear.
10:28   In the world only those communities will remain that at least
10:32   in biological terms can keep themselves up — and, let’s be honest,
10:36   Hungary is not yet that country. Also,
10:40   we must admit that concerning demographics, families,
10:44   establishing families, the current government’s
10:48   hands are always tied. Because whether a community
10:52   has children, whether kids will be born into families, and how many of them,
10:56   no politics can decide that, only women. They are the only ones who make that decision.
11:00   It will be the women who decide it. What can a government do?
11:04   A government can only do one thing: try to create a family-friendly
11:08   environment. We do not usually talk in this context about an
11:12   important fact — as I will do it now —
11:16   but the occasion calls for it.
11:20   Many have probably noticed, that in Hungary, with the goal
11:24   of a strong country, we spend a lot of money
11:28   to support families.
11:32   That suggests the question: where is this money coming from?
11:36   And the truth is, ladies and gentlemen,
11:40   we took this money from the multis [multinational companies], if I may be a bit immodest
11:44   I took it from the multis, because in the beginning
11:48   there were not many supporters for this idea. So we take away,
11:52   in the form of different taxes, from the international companies
11:56   from their profit, and we give
12:00   it to the families raising their children. Let’s see what this looks like numerically…
12:04   — I will only quote the previous and current years —
12:08   we take from the banking sector in one year 272 billion HUF,
12:12   from the insurance companies 31 billion HUF,
12:16   from the energy sector 120 billion HUF,
12:20   … and
12:24   from the communication sector, from them
12:28   we take 55 billion HUF.
12:32   That is around 500 billion HUF per year
12:36   Then with this money, the amount of 272 billion HUF
12:40   will be given to the people as a family discount
12:44   — who are in the meantime raising children.
12:48   We provide 74 billion HUF for free children’s meals [in schools and kindergartens],
12:52   for the poor children’s vacation in every year we spend 5 billion HUF free…
12:56   — I can’t even estimate, because each year the number increases — we give school books for free
13:01   and spend 210 billion HUF for home creation [non-refundable aid for families buying properties]
13:04   for parents who are raising children.
13:08   This is what demographic politics look like,
13:12   Family-supporting politics, that’s what I am talking about.
13:16   Basically the sources for this were unavailable when Zsolt Semjén [Leader, coalition Christian Dems]
13:20   used to say that this Hungarian government is the most Christian democratic government in Europe,
13:24   he thinks of this program. We take a part of the large profits,
13:28   we give to those who work and raise children, too,
13:32   and with that they take care of the future of this nation.
13:36   If we talk about a strong country, then in those criteria
13:40   we must mention public safety, too.
13:44   Today that especially means two things: it means border defense,
13:48   and the ability to eliminate any terror threats.
13:52   A strong country cannot be without cultural identity.
13:56   Cultural identity — no matter how
14:00   taboo-toppling this sounds —
14:04   cultural identity cannot exist without a stable
14:08   ethnic composition. Changing a country’s ethnic composition
14:12   is equivalent to changing its cultural identity.
14:16   A strong country would never let a such thing happen,
14:20   especially if some world catastrophe is not forcing them.
14:24   Respected ladies and gentlemen, in the modern world there is no strong community,
14:28   no strong state, if there is no
14:32   scientific development, and if there is no innovation, if a country is not capable of
14:36   being open to the industry of the future.
14:40   I would not say that we have arrived, but at least in the last seven years we
14:44   have been knocking at the gates
14:48   of new industries. In our case there is no strong community and no strong Hungarian state
14:52   if we can’t organize Hungarians living all over the world
14:56   into a single community. Without any details, I would only
15:00   like to say that Hungary can only be strongly
15:04   organized worldwide if anywhere in the world,
15:08   when somebody steps on a Hungarian’s foot just because he is Hungarian,
15:12   then in Budapest a red light must flash. If we have reached that,
15:16   then Hungary is a strong country.
15:24   Hungary’s strength is increased by the fact that it is part
15:28   of a strong alliance, because we are member of the
15:32   largest economic alliance, the EU, and a member of the largest military
15:36   Coalition, NATO, as well. Bishop Tőkés mentioned
15:40   the Watersports World Cup (FINA), so I would not like to talk about the event itself,
15:44   but that too…
15:48   a precondition of a modern state and community strength
15:52   is to be capable of hosting
15:56   the large events of the world.
16:00   If we look at Budapest, we will see that between Vienna and Istanbul,
16:04   Budapest is the point, maybe the only point, that can make the claim
16:08   that it is such a cultural creation — because Budapest is not only
16:12   A city, but a Hungarian cultural creation —
16:16   a witness to Hungarian ingenuity
16:20   in architecture and urban design,
16:24   a living print of that. Budapest is the place
16:28   that is right now proving to itself and to the world
16:32   that there is no such world-class event — it might be sport or cultural
16:36   religious or any kind of world-class event
16:40   — with the exception of the Football World Cup, which is another question —
16:44   with that one exception, there is no such world-class event
16:48   that could not be hosted there.
16:52   Great knowledge, great strength, and a serious promise for the future.
17:00   I could say our capital city is capable of more than
17:04   to serving as that the present Hungarian state [as capital city].
17:08   One more thing, ladies and gentlemen, which is needed for our strength,
17:12   and we only have limited quantities, and that is called the army.
17:16   In the years after the economic crisis [2008],
17:20   when we spent most of our resources for recovery, this [the army] development was ignored.
17:24   In a few years, when we talk about whether Hungary is a strong nation or not,
17:28   I am pretty sure, we will be able to include
17:32   in our set of arguments the strong Hungarian army,
17:36   which will be able to defend our country against all foreign aggression.
17:40   Hungary will be able to defend itself. That is why we began an army
17:44   development program, and began to build the first local military industrial company
17:48   in the recent times…
17:52   Respected ladies and gentlemen, concerning the future, these are the processes
17:56   that must be strengthened. There are three such questions where the strengthening
18:00   of the processes is not enough, where we must switch dimensions,
18:04   where we need fast paced-advancement.
18:08   One is the demographic question; we are still not even at the null point,
18:12   but the performance…
18:16   the indicator expressing our demographic abilities
18:20   in the case of married couples, or couples,
18:24   rose from 1.2 to 1.44;
18:28   that is promising, but 1.44
18:32   is still far away from 2.0, and to feel ourselves safe
18:36   demographically, a Hungarian couple must have 2.1 children.
18:40   Well, it is hard to produce that in reality, but that is how the average must look —
18:44   this is where we need to be. As long as we do not reach that level, Hungarians
18:48   are, demographically speaking, an endangered species.
18:52   And this requirement the people, but primarily
18:56   the government must understand.
19:00   So there is a need for a change of dimension. We need development on the demographic issue.
19:04   I believe we have a chance. We need to boost the organization of the nation. In the Carpathian valley,
19:08   for the Hungarian community,
19:12   the intensity of the organization and the use of its economic power
19:16   must be radically increased. The third issue in which
19:20   we must have a dimensional shift is the use of modern technology
19:24   in the Hungarian economy. We must have a new industrial revolution,
19:29   a much more active participation. Respected ladies and gentlemen, that’s it concerning Hungary.
19:32   After this I would like to say a couple of words on
19:36   Europe…
19:40   I apologize if today it will look like I am talking about these issues in simplified way.
19:44   I have not lost my need for
19:48   intellectual subtlety, but the situation is such that we can talk about it in a simpler way.
19:52   In the coming decades we will have a prominent question
19:56   in Europe. And that will be something like this:
20:00   Will the Europeans still have Europe?
20:04   Will Hungary remain the country of the Hungarians?
20:08   Will Germany be the country of Germans?
20:12   Will France will be the country of the French, or Italy
20:16   the country of the Italians, or not?
20:20   Who will live in Europe? That is the historical question
20:24   we must face. Concerning the concrete situation
20:28   now — and that tells us a lot about that world
20:32   we live in — there is no firm, reliable data
20:36   about Europe, what is the ratio of the traditional native Christians
20:40   and the flooding Muslim community
20:44   in the various countries of the EU. There are no such data available.
20:48   Because collecting such data is essentially forbidden. Those data that have been collected
20:52   are not suitable for deducing the future
20:56   that awaits us. Because…
21:00   the migrants are not equally split among
21:04   the age groups, so the generic numbers will say very little
21:08   about what awaits us. For us, most specifically the under 15 years old
21:12   and the 15-45 year old group are interesting, where we can gain
21:16   insight and calculate mathematically, deduce
21:20   what kind of world it will be in each country.
21:24   Let’s say in 2050…
21:28   The Hungarian government spared no money and effort
21:32   carrying out substantial international research every year
21:36   in an endeavor to find out what the European people think about these issues.
21:40   Not the leaders, because we know the opinions of their leaders,
21:44   and we have the suspicion that the leaders’ opinions do not match the opinions of the people.
21:48   From this year’s survey, we found out that
21:52   of the 28 countries of the EU, by and large,
21:56   the number of those European citizens who
22:00   think immigration is an extremely serious or serious question,
22:04   their proportion is 81%! Those
22:08   who think immigration increases crime, an all-European level:
22:12   64%! The proportion of those
22:16   who think immigration changing the culture is
22:20   — at the all-European level — 59%.
22:24   In that aspect, what is Brussels’ performance in relation to immigration?
22:28   76% of European citizens think
22:32   their performance is weak!
22:36   And in the matter of the question of whether to give more or less power to Brussels,
22:40   or should the nation states should be strengthened, the answer is
22:44   36% of the citizens expect the solutions from Brussels,
22:48   and would give more power to them, and 51% would aid the
22:52   nation states. In the case of Hungary means we have 25%
22:56   of such citizens — which is not small, every fourth Hungarian —
23:00   who would like to give more power to Brussels, but luckily
23:04   we have 61% of our fellow citizens who would give it less authority — even take more
23:08   away from them, at least partially, from the authority we have already handed over.
23:16   Naturally, in relation to the whole set of questions —
23:20   Who will live in Europe? — the argument may be brought up
23:24   that successful integration will solve this problem. But the reality is
23:28   that we do not know of any successful integration.
23:32   It is clear that to solve economic problems,
23:36   and the labour shortage, this migration is not an answer.
23:40   Interestingly, in Europe the people are not afraid that the migrants are taking their jobs.
23:44   Maybe some sort of life experience is showing here?!
23:48   With that opinion. I myself also think
23:52   that it is that desperate situation when shipwrecked people
23:56   can’t take the thirst anymore and drink salt water,
24:00   — that is water too — that does not quench thirst, but increases the trouble. Whoever
24:04   wants to solve his economic problems with migrants will navigate itself into this problem.
24:08   We also must bring up against the argument of
24:12   successful integration that people
24:16   who represent opposing interests that are placed into the same system — country —
24:20   will not yield integration, but chaos.
24:24   It’s absolutely obvious, that the migrants’ culture is sharply opposed
24:28   to European culture; opposing
24:32   ideas and values cannot prevail at the same time,
24:36   Because they are exclude one another. Let’s bring
24:40   the most obvious example: For European people it’s desirable that
24:44   man and woman be equal, and for a Muslim community this
24:48   thought is unacceptable, because there a hierarchical order exists.
24:52   That is how they see the relations of man and woman. These two things
24:56   cannot prevail at the same time, it just a matter of time
25:00   before one overcomes the other.
25:04   Of course, it can be asserted that the communities arriving here with different cultures
25:08   can be re-educated. But we must see what Bishop Tőkés
25:12   also discussed. That at this moment the Muslim communities,
25:16   — who are arriving in Europe now — think that
25:20   their own culture, their own faith and their own way of life
25:24   are stronger and superior to compared to
25:28   ours, or more precisely, how they perceive ours.
25:32   The situation is that in respect for life, the affirmation of life, commitment,
25:36   subordinating their individual interests to their communal interests,
25:40   today — like it or not —Muslim communities
25:44   are stronger than Christian communities.
25:48   Why would someone adapt to a weaker culture instead of their strong one?
25:52   They will not! They will never do that!
25:56   So re-education and integration based on that will never be successful.
26:00   Here is the question — respected ladies and gentlemen — which is frequently brought up
26:04   in European politics: the question of solidarity.
26:08   First of all, I would like to make it clear that for European
26:12   culture, the solidarity is not the goal.
26:16   Only a tool. The purpose of European culture, that people born into
26:20   that culture — based on their own convictions and values —
26:24   live in freedom, peace and wealth.
26:28   That is the purpose of European culture. Solidarity is just a tool;
26:32   it is just a tool. A tool cannot be put in place of the purpose!
26:36   What does that mean? That means we can never show solidarity
26:40   with those ideologies, people and ethnic groups whose intent
26:44   is to change that European culture,
26:48   what gives meaning and purpose to European culture.
26:52   With ideologies and groups whose goals are contrary to
26:56   European existence and culture, we must not have solidarity.
27:00   Because the result is self-abdication.
27:08   … At this point I also have to say, however,
27:12   we do not want to mix it up with the German election campaign.
27:16   But German politicians who are failing or close to failure,
27:20   who hope to restore their shaky popularity,
27:24   and see the improvement of their popularity indexes — I could even take this as a compliment —
27:28   by screwing around with the Hungarians, they provoke us,
27:32   insult us, and blame us for our “lack of solidarity”.
27:36   I would like to say two things
27:40   At this point. The first is that Hungary
27:44   defended itself, and with it, defended Europe
27:48   against the migrant flood,
27:52   which cost us 260-270 billion HUF.
27:56   For that the EU only refunded a portion the size of peanuts; I could even say
28:00   that the EU should not talk about solidarity until this 250 billion HUF
28:04   owed to us, paid out by us, is refunded for defending Europe.
28:08   Until then, I recommend modesty to them.
28:16   Similarly — especially from a German —
28:20   against the Hungarians, I would think five times before bringing up
28:24   the question of solidarity or lack thereof.
28:28   If I were German, I would think five times before uttering such words
28:32   against the Hungarians. Because for the same work
28:36   in a factory in Germany for which German workers
28:40   earn five times more,
28:44   for the very same company, than Hungarian workers get for doing the same job in a factory in Hungary.
28:48   So until then, I think it is shameful from the German side to talk about solidarity.
28:56   … Especially —
29:00   Especially I think this is an unfortunate and bad argument, because goes against
29:04   the European Union’s internal mutual investments, flow of capital and job-creation logic.
29:08   So it goes against a European value, too.
29:12   In any case, respected ladies and gentlemen,
29:16   After this we must determine the fact
29:20   that the picture I draw for you is not biased,
29:24   but reflects reality; what are the conclusions?
29:28   What does that mean for the political elite? I must say,
29:32   that against the opinion of the people
29:36   there is an alliance in Brussels.
29:40   In this alliance the bureaucrats of Brussels
29:44   and its elite participate. As well as
29:48   the system that we call the Soros Empire. That is an alliance.
29:52   which was created against the European people. And we must admit
29:56   that today George Soros can represent the interests of his empire much easier
30:00   in Brussels than in Washington or Tel Aviv.
30:04   That is why he made an alliance with Brussels. As in the past
30:08   when leaders turn on their own people,
30:12   betray their own people, there is always a need for
30:16   inquisitors, who repress those who dare to represent the voice of the people.
30:20   Who will start proceedings. Previously in the last four years
30:24   there was also a Chief Inquisitor of the EU
30:28   Her name was Mrs. Redding. She, the Chief Inquisitor, failed at that time.
30:32   Now they found a new one. His name is Timmermans, the new Chief-Inquisitor.
30:36   He is a commissioner and it is no cause for joy for us
30:40   that Mr. Chief Inquisitor does not have enough energy to torture two countries at the same time.
30:44   Right now he has picked out Poland for himself, and
30:48   and at this moment the true main target of the inquisition,
30:52   the national government
30:56   of which example he wishes to weaken and break,
31:00   is Poland today. I would like to make it clear that of course Hungary
31:04   will follow its own national interests, and because of its own national interests,
31:08   because of its European interests and because of the Hungarian-Polish friendship,
31:12   we must make this crystal clear, any inquisitional campaign against Poland
31:16   would never be successful, because Hungary
31:20   will use every single legal opportunity in the European Union
31:24   to show solidarity with the Poles.
31:36   What comes from all this, respected ladies and gentlemen,
31:40   first of all, what comes is that we must see clearly, not over-complicate things,
31:44   not place them in the context of worldwide conspiracy.
31:48   Stay rational for the fight, for what is ahead of us.
31:52   That is what we have to write down and relate to. And it sounds like this:
31:56   There is a Soros plan. It has four points.
32:00   He himself wrote it down. The Soros Empire published it,
32:04   and began recruitment to accomplish this plan.
32:08   The plan is as follows: first, every single year, thousands of migrants must be imported
32:12   — at least one million every year — migrants from the Muslim world,
32:16   into the territory of the European Union. The second point
32:20   is that every one of them must receive, when they arrive
32:24   4.5 million forints, [€15,000 ~ $17,000]; the originator of the idea would happily have loaned that,
32:28   — but that is secondary from this point of view, however worth studying —
32:32   but this business profit does not give the essence of the idea,
32:36   but rather the fact that this can maintain the continuous inflow!
32:40   So those who want to bring in YEARLY
32:44   at least one million migrants they must continue
32:48   that “suction”, as it called in EU lingo, which would maintain
32:52   Their desire to come. And if they distribute them
32:56   while they get a larger amount than an [average] Hungarian income,
33:00   — for a year — then obviously resupply will never be a problem.
33:04   The third point of the Soros plan is that the arrived
33:08   migrants must be distributed in all European countries
33:12   in the frame of a mandatory and permanent mechanism.
33:16   And the fourth: they must set up a European Immigration Agency
33:20   which must usurp all necessary authority from the member states
33:24   and bring it to the level of Brussels. That is the Soros plan!
33:28   If we talk about the future of Europe, first we must speak the sentence:
33:32   For that, to Europe to able to live,
33:36   — and Europeans to still have Europe —
33:40   the European Union must first regain its sovereignty
33:44   against the Soros Empire. Until this happens, there is no chance
33:48   of keeping Europe for the Europeans.
33:52   The European Union — once we regain our independence —
33:56   Must be reformed. This is not the main topic of
34:00   today’s presentation, so I will only block this out.
34:04   The first and most important thing is that the so-called
34:08   European Commission must be shepherded back to what it was,
34:12   as was its place in the Basic Treaty, which created the whole European Union.
34:16   The Basic Treaty very clearly states that the Commission is not a political body;
34:20   its only task is a sort of guard-dog role,
34:24   to guard the compliance with the Basic Treaty.
34:28   Even though member states are delegating representatives there, after the delegation
34:32   this connection breaks away, and those people there
34:36   must guard over the compliance with the Basic Treaty.
34:40   That is not the case today. Today the Committee
34:44   defines itself as a political body; President Juncker himself
34:48   said he will create a political organization that takes on a political role.
34:52   That is the source of all of those troubles, all the problems,
34:56   that cause the suffering of the nation states in the EU.
35:00   That is why, while in the European Council, unanimous decisions were required,
35:04   and I vetoed the quota system.
35:08   To dodge that, they started another legal process from the commission side
35:12   that in the end required only a 4/5 majority of the member states,
35:16   and my veto — Hungary’s veto — did not help.
35:20   They cheated and stiffed us; they cracked
35:24   the basis of trust that in the past connected the 28
35:28   prime ministers of the EU. That is the political role
35:32   that the committee must crabwalk out of. Once this is complete,
35:36   it must be made clear that the reform of Europe cannot started with anything
35:40   other than that we stop the migrants and we end the migration.
35:44   And concerning national authority, everybody must defend their borders.
35:48   If that is also completed, with a common program
35:52   we must transport back, transport out,
35:56   the migrants who arrived illegally,
36:00   from somewhere outside of the territory of the European Union. It sounds strict, but those who
36:04   illegally came in must be removed from the territory of the EU.
36:12   If that one is also completed… if that is completed,
36:16   we accept that the Brits have left the European Union,
36:20   and with that, one of the world’s largest army left the Union!
36:24   While we strengthen cooperation in NATO membership,
36:28   we must admit that the European continent, from a military point of view,
36:32   cannot remain defenseless and cannot hope its defense from someone else.
36:36   The presence of Americans is important; NATO membership is important,
36:40   but Europe must have on its own
36:44   enough military potential, which will be enough to defend itself.
36:48   So we must start to build a European military force.
36:52   In parallel with this, we must recognize
36:56   that the European Union is continuously losing its economic competitiveness.
37:00   We must restore our competitiveness,
37:04   which means tax breaks and favorable conditions for the labor force.
37:08   If we complete this one too, we must tell our Western friends
37:12   who have become exhausted from the expansions, that without the Balkans,
37:16   for full European integration it will never have
37:20   peace. So we must expand the EU, and the first priority
37:24   is for the key state Serbia to gain entrance to
37:28   Membership of the European Union. No matter how absurd that though might look.
37:32   And when we have finished that one, too, then we must
37:36   conclude two grandiose historical treaties,
37:40   which have economic, political and military dimensions.
37:44   We need a historic agreement with Turkey,
37:48   and another historic treaty with Russia.
37:52   Once have we done all of these things, then we can say that we reformed the European Union,
37:56   which can be competitive with the other continents in the coming decades.
38:00   Respected ladies and gentlemen, to sum it all up:
38:04   Where are we now in Europe?
38:08   My recapitulative statements are as follows:
38:12   In Europe the Christian Democratic parties have lost their “Christian” part.
38:16   The fulfill the cultural expectations
38:20   of the liberal media and intellectuals.
38:24   The second, important element:
38:28   Leftist politics lost its ground. The social democratic
38:32   parties are no longer social democratic; they lost the ground under their feet.
38:36   The proletariat — if I may phrase it this way — the power of
38:40   the organized workers diminished, mostly because they outsourced many professional jobs.
38:44   outside the European Union, so the social democratic parties
38:48   are no longer the same as they was before. They have only one politics:
38:52   they have allied themselves with the globalist groups
38:56   representing neo-liberal economic policies, and have only one goal:
39:00   to maintain their hegemony over the culture.
39:04   This is the second important element in present Europe.
39:08   And the third important element: Europe is now preparing
39:12   to hand over its territory to a new
39:16   mixed-breed Islamized Europe. The policies we see now
39:20   are a conscious, step-by-step execution.
39:24   For this to all come true — for the territory to be
39:28   handed over — they must continue to remove the Christian heritage of Europe.
39:32   We can see the pursuit of this — instead of national identities,
39:36   they must give priority to group identities.
39:40   And political governance must be replaced with bureaucratic power.
39:44   That is what drives Brussels’ continuous stealthy withdrawal of authority
39:48   from the member states. That is the situation today in Europe, respected Ladies and Gentleman
39:52   This is the battlefield on which the Central European countries are fighting.
39:56   Finally, I would like to return to my own
40:00   closer patria.
40:04   … Our meeting in Tusnádfürdő
40:08   before the next election.
40:12   This is all beautiful, or if it’s not beautiful, it is what it is.
40:16   In a good case, it is a precise description
40:20   what I said about Europe and the change in the world.
40:24   But for us the most important above all of this here and now,
40:28   that is the imminent Hungarian election.
40:32   I would like to say a couple of words about what is at stake
40:36   in the next Parliamentary election. First if all
40:40   I would like to say that next year’s election will be special,
40:44   or could be special, because Hungarian elections now
40:48   have European significance.
40:52   Let’s not forget that Hungary was the country
40:56   that, with the help of the V4
41:00   — Which for I have gratitude and thanks — stopped the
41:04   migrant invasion flooding into Europe.
41:08   I made it clear earlier but I will repeat it here:
41:12   As long as I am prime minister at the head of the Fidesz and the
41:16   Christian Democratic government, the fence will stay up.
41:20   We will protect our borders, and with our borders will defend Europe.
41:28   …The Hungarian opposition
41:32   openly states that they will break down the fence,
41:36   and they will let the migrants into the country.
41:40   They will fully agree with the EU’s mandatory and unlimited distribution
41:44   of the migrants, and in this sense,
41:48   they are ready to hand over Europe to a new mixed-breed
41:52   European future.
41:56   This contradiction between the Hungarian opposition and government forces
42:00   will provide the European stakes in this election.
42:04   Besides the European stakes, there is another connected argument ,
42:08   which is also a deep antithesis between all opposition parties
42:12   and the Hungarian ruling party, that sounds something like this:
42:16   Let’s give power to Brussels!
42:20   Our point of view, that stealthily — and I believe — unlawfully
42:24   usurped and cheated authority should be
42:28   taken back from Brussels, and the opposition — independent of whether they are socialist,
42:32   far-right, or liberals we’re talking about —all want to give
42:36   more power to Brussels, because for the big questions
42:40   only European, common European solutions exist.
42:44   Which means that the control for the country they increasingly
42:48   wish to hand over to Brussels. That also
42:52   brings a European dimension to the Hungarian election.
42:56   The Hungarian parliamentary election will have a Central European stake, too.
43:00   … You can see
43:04   that both the EU bureaucrats and George Soros are interested
43:08   in weakening Central Europe, because the execution of the Soros Plan’s
43:12   first barrier, the closing of the road
43:16   to Europe for overland migrants by Hungary at its southern border.
43:20   Then the Serbians closed their southern border, and the Macedonians, too.
43:24   We are the hindrance — with V4 support —
43:28   in the way of the Plan’s realization. For this,
43:32   in Europe there are forces that want
43:36   to see a different government leading the country, because
43:40   that is what they could use to weaken the V4 alliance the most. We should not have any illusions:
43:44   if the Christian Democratic government is not in power after the next election,
43:48   it will weaken the V4 and with that it will weaken Central Europe.
43:52   So that is the stake, from the Central European point of view, in the Hungarian elections.
43:56   Finally there is a stake in the election for the Hungarians’ point of view, too.
44:00   … I am now
44:04   at the beginning of my speech: I already said
44:08   what we have done to strengthen Hungary; I will not repeat that now.
44:12   I do not want to get into details, but I would only say
44:16   if the Civic-Christian Democratic forces do not win
44:20   the next election, all could be lost, all we have worked for in previous years.
44:24   Everything that Hungary earned with sweat and blood could be lost.
44:28   It means, respected ladies and gentlemen, that once again
44:32   another similar era could set in for Hungary
44:36   in which not building, but destruction will happen, and let’s not forget
44:40   that building is long and hard, and destroying is easy and fast.
44:44   Right now I state it with the
44:48   necessary serenity, that Hungary since Trianon [1920 Treaty of Trianon, lost 66% of its territory]
44:52   has never been as close to
44:56   once again becoming a strong, prosperous, prestigious and respectable European country
45:00   as it is now. And since Trianon our nation has never been this close
45:04   to regaining its self-respect and vitality
45:08   than it is right now! And I am also sure
45:12   that if we again have a government of
45:16   this country that serves foreign global interests, this opportunity
45:20   will be lost, for not only for a single election cycle, but for decades,
45:24   for the Hungarians. Respected ladies and gentlemen, if in the motherland
45:28   Hungarians are endangered, if Europe becomes endangered in Hungary,
45:32   what then will happen with Hungarians outside our borders?
45:36   The most important precondition of the existence of Hungarian communities living
45:40   outside of the state border, its flourishing and
45:44   Survival, is the strong mother country.
45:48   Those parties that weaken the motherland cannot
45:52   offer good policies, future and opportunities to the Hungarian communities
45:56   living outside of the borders, either. They are not your friends, ladies and gentlemen!
46:00   … That is why —
46:04   … That is why I would like ask everybody
46:08   for “registration” [to vote],
46:12   and voting participation. Do not just cheer from the sidelines.
46:16   Go onto the field please, because now you also have a voice.
46:20   Help us in the election struggle.
46:28   … Finally, I would honestly
46:32   like to say a couple of words about our adversaries, because our real opponents
46:36   will not be the local opposition parties.
46:40   Everybody can see that in the last couple of years
46:44   a strong and dedicated force in national issues has been created.
46:48   In the earlier lingo of political talk it’s called “central field”.
46:52   With this central field, this national unity,
46:56   The opposition parties are unable to do anything.
47:00   In the upcoming campaign we must concentrate on the foreign forces.
47:04   We must do well against Soros mafia network,
47:08   stand our ground against the bureaucrats of Brussels,
47:12   and we must battle with the media operated by them over the next nine months.
47:16   We know the methods; they can’t hold much surprise.
47:20   Financial blackmail, political threats,
47:24   reports and slander campaigns,
47:28   breach of procedure, article this,
47:32   article that. Let’s record here today that against the manifold
47:36   harsh, vulgar and frequently brutish manifestations,
47:40   Hungary has so far calmly — or I could say,
47:48   in European style, defended its own interests and given its own responses. I am convinced
47:52   we will be able to do this in the election campaign, too. Summa summarum,
47:56   I could say in a single sentence as closure to my lecture:
48:00   Here in Central Europe 27 years ago we believed
48:04   Europe would be our future. Now we feel
48:08   we are Europe’s future. Thank you for your distinctive attention! Thank you!

17 thoughts on “Viktor Orbán: In 1990 Europe Was Our Future. Now We Are Europe’s Future.

  1. I watched the whole speech. Here in the UK it would be deemed as very right wing as he speaks of the Hungarian nation alot and the danger of a ‘mixed breed Europe’. The advocacy of policy to improve Hungarian demographics, is one I have wondered why more countries do not do the same. The only conclusion is that the left want rid of the native peoples of Europe, in order to facilitate a mixed breed Europe.
    The fact Oban still calls for an EU that is to be realigned is strange to me , especially the call for a European army? I voted Brexit so we would never be part of such a thing. Maybe there is still a desire in Europe for a ‘wermacht’ to stand against the east.
    Apart from that the speech is mostly common sense

  2. A wonderful display of straight talk, intellectual depth and political acuity. And parenthetically, it makes clear how crucial to our own well-being is the future outcome of elections in the Visegrad group–and how threatening for spider-like Sorosian plans.

  3. There is more than a little irony that this staunch defender of native European civil rights (e.g., Orban) will likely NEVER win the Nobel Peace Price that ∅bama so casually sauntered away with despite never having exhibited (even once) the slightest concern for genuine World Peace, much less any regard for whatever stability of Eastern Europe’s desperate efforts at obtaining a slight degree of geopolitical, socioeconomic, stability.

    ∅bama and his attraction of prestigious “hunt clubs” deserve international attention.

    • I would never have that medal after Obama… he ruined it! Maybe when we all (well some of us) get out of trouble from the Globalist-Islam threat alive, the grateful nations could create a new award, which could be given to him!

  4. I would never have that medal after Obama… he ruined it!

    Does anyone honestly expect any of us to believe how Arafat and Gore had ZERO influence upon the way that this “medal” came to mean nothing before them?!?

    Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to an unrelenting terrorist and pedophile like Yasser Arafat rendered all further gestures of the sort both meaningless and offensive to even the most dedicated, peacefully oriented types of long-term pacifists.

  5. Orban is a real leader, of a real country.

    Szydlo is looking like she’ll turn out the same.

    Fico is really not too bad either.

    Zeman is real too.

    Funny how all of these are in EASTERN Europe…

    • We got our vaccination from the communist dictatorship we had to endure. Also we recognize “more the same” coming from EU.

  6. Thank you, Cross Ware, for the giant translation work. Much appreciated.

  7. I must confess that I’m deathly curious to find out where this affair is heading to. Once again Hungary and/or Poland claim to be ready to save Europe from the hands of the pagans. Would they also try to claim their former positions in Central and Eastern Europe, I wonder? Would they want to oust Bruxelles out of here only to take its place? How interesting….

    • Hungary? What position? The dimwitted half of the world’s most inept empire?

      And Poland…well, their ship has sailed long ago, when the Swedes decided they wanted to be warriors again and broke a good thing, allowing the Russians to grow into the superpower they are. If you come to think of it, it’s the Swedes who shaped modern Europe.

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