The incumbent Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, spoke of the need for the Central European nation to remain steadfast in resisting the mass migration desired by elements of the European Union at a peace rally in support of his reelection last Thursday. In the rally, held in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, Orban placed the total focus of his 25-minute address to tens of thousands of patriots in support of his reelection on the necessity to resist the globalist immigration policies several countries of Western Europe have become associated with, expressing a desire to explicitly avoid their model.
“The situation is that those who don’t block migration at their borders will be lost. They will be digested slowly but surely. The youth of Western Europe will still live to see when they become a minority in their own country and lose the only place in the world to call home.”
In contrast to secular, liberal visions prevalent within many EU institutions, Orban spoke of Hungary’s desire to keep its traditional Christian culture and social fabic- proposing that Europe as a whole once more familiarize itself with its Occidental Christian tradition as an alternative to both Islamic and secular-liberal worldviews.
Held three weeks before the Hungarian election which Orban’s Fidesz Party appears to be in a good position to maintain its strong parliamentary majority in Hungary’s National Assembly, the rally drew the attention of some Western liberals and progressives increasingly incensed with Orban’s open defiance of the migration policies associated with Brussels and Angela Merkel’s Germany. The current United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, a Jordanian prince named Za’ad Reid al-Hussein, accused Orban of “clear-cut racism;” a charge that comes across as less than surprising considering the history of advocacy by the aforementioned organization for mass migration designed to replace the populations of several Western nations. The criticism from western liberal circles for opposition to migration directed towards Hungary has been matched towards its Visegrad partner of Poland, a country from which a sizable contingent of attendees arrived to hear Orban’s speech in solidarity with a patriotic nationalist vision shared between the two nations.
Orban also touched upon the dangers he associated the political machinations with the Hungarian-American billionaire and financial speculator George Soros, a common theme in the policy of the Orban government. Although known widely for lavishing hundreds of millions of dollars on his ‘Open Society’ political activism in the United States, the political presence of Soros is far from limited to the New World. Orban compared Soros to a political equivocation of historic entities regarded as enemies of Hungary- the Ottoman Empire, the Soviet Union, and the continental Habsburg dynasty(of whom the March 15th rally was held in commemoration of a revolt against).
The Hungarian parliamentary election will be held on April 8th. Orban’s Fidesz Party faces opposition from the Hungarian Socialist Party and the far-right Jobbik Movement.