Viktor Orbán: “Europe Should Still Belong to the Europeans”

The following video contains excerpts from an address by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán that was subtitled in German by RT. Many thanks to Egri Nök for the translation from the German, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

0:00   It is Hungary’s aim that the anti-immigration forces
0:07   in every institutional system of the European Union gain a majority.
0:16   As a first step, the anti-immigration forces need to gain a majority within the European Parliament.
0:22   A few months after that, they need to gain a majority within the [European] Commission.
0:26   Later on, as the result of the national parliamentary elections,
0:31   we want to become the majority the European Council as well.
0:36   Instead of our united civilization, there will be two civilizations in Europe.
0:41   There will be a mixed civilization, building its future on
0:45   a mixed Islamic and Christian coexistence.
0:50   And there is us here in Middle Europe, who still envision Europe as a Christian civilization.
0:55   We call it “Europe should still belong to the Europeans”.
1:00   Concerning the debate over liberal and illiberal democracies, I would like to point out
1:05   that every liberal democrat is clearly advancing immigration.

3 thoughts on “Viktor Orbán: “Europe Should Still Belong to the Europeans”

  1. Great guy, Orban. Thanks to Egri Nok for translating magnificently.

    I think Orban is barking in the wrong direction by focusing efforts into turning the EU and European parliament against immigration. The reason is that multi-national organizations, almost by definition, have diffuse accountability and powerful bureaucracies. They are beholden to no particular country, region, or culture. They are not accountable to a relatively homogeneous electorate.

    Therefore, the pathway to power for the leaders and bureaucrats of the multi-national organizations are to draw more people under them, more funding, and more influence. The positions attract verbally bright people of mediocre accomplishments in any other arena, in other words, the typical leftist enamored with theories on why someone as verbal as he does not attract money, power, or women.

    And these people, sitting in the protected, tenured, and well-paid sets of influence, are subsidized and have no more pressing desire than to draw more power and influence to themselves. While normal people have to actually work, these bureaucrats have all day, every day, to enhance their own positions.

    Therefore, there is a constant and natural push by multi-national bureaucracies to engage on projects involving vast changes and flows of money, not to mention following the cult-Marxist philosophy they ingested in the universities.

    In other words, large bureaucracies cannot simply be pointed in correct directions. By their nature, they gravitate to destructive ends. The seat of power should be in the nation, perhaps in the region, and multi-national bodies with any power at all should be disbanded, quickly or gradually, as the opportunity presents itself.

  2. This is faintly off-topic. I’ve been looking into the publicity about Steve King, the nationalist congressman from Iowa, who’s under fire for being on the incorrect side of such politically correct terms such as white nationalism, immigration, and the population homogeneity of countries.

    One of the charges against King is that he has associated with, and given support to, “far-right” politicians such as Victor Orban and Geert Wilders. Victor Orban, who has given speeches declaring that even people with whom he disagrees, are accorded full rights and protections under Hungarian law, is treated as a genocidal dictator.

    Consider the consequences: members of Congress are facing expulsion and censure for simply repeating, or associating themselves with, ideas being kicked around in forums like GoV. King didn’t get on the House floor and abuse people, or races or advocate the withdrawal of their rights. He’s facing censure for expressing his opinion. The Congress is supposed to be a forum for debating any and all ideas, not an enforcer of politically correct ideas. If King is censured, it would mean the the dissident right, and Trump supporters in any philosophical sense, would be literally and legally banned from any meaningful political discussion in the halls of power.

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