Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán issued a stunning denunciation of the ruling US Democrats in a speech in Texas, telling American conservatives they “hate and slander you and the America you represent.”
of Prime Minister Viktor Orban address at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas, took place under a cloud, with the Hungarian leader under constant attack from the establishment media for a July speech in which he said that Hungarians do not wish to follow the immigration policies of “post-Western” liberal governments because they “don’t want to become a people of mixed race”.
These comments were strongly highlighted by media outlets such as the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) at cover of the CPAC speech — the fact that Orbán then clarified that the basis of his stance on immigration is “not biological … it’s not a racial issue, it’s a cultural issue” and that “it’s beyond the pale of any political issue to be approached on a biological basis’ was not mentioned — but it appeared to be quickly winning over its American audience.
“It’s fantastic to be here in Texas, the Lone Star State of the great United States of America. If I am right, Lone Star State means that independence, freedom and sovereignty are the most cherished values in this part of America… My country, Hungary, is the Lone Star State of Europe,” he began in English, winning cheering.
He added that as an “anti-Communist, old-fashioned freedom fighter, raised under Communist rule,” giving a speech in the “Land of the Free, where the Spirit of Liberty shines brighter than any other place on Earth” was something he “had never dared to do.” dream” in his youth — but fell prey to the modern administration of Joe Biden and the Democratic Party without uncertainty.
Prime Minister Orbán: “We fully agree on the issue of anti-Semitism and racism. What the Austrian Chancellor thinks, I believe.” In politics “a biological approach is not possible, what is possible is a cultural approach”, he added.
— Zoltan Kovacs (@zoltanspox) July 28, 2022
Expressing the words of his administration’s “respect for the United States government” and his group’s status as “guests” in the country, the Hungarian politician emphasized, however, that “there is also the other side of the coin” and that the Biden administration had “they put Europe and especially Brussels under ideological pressure”.
“This is not good for us. It’s bad,” he said, arguing that in previous years the administration of former Biden boss Barack Obama had gone so far as to “[try] to force us to change it Fundamental Law [constitution] of Hungary and erase Christian and national values from it.”
“You see? The leading force of the free world wanted to force us to change our constitution according to a globalist liberal conception,” he argued, saying that, as a result of his administration’s resistance to these efforts, “we are not the favorites of the American Democrats.”
“They didn’t want me here and they did everything they could to drive a wedge between us. They hate me and slander me and my country just as they hate you and slander you and the America you represent,” he said — a surprisingly broad view, considering Hungary’s status as a United States ally in NATO and indicative of how irreparably broken Hungary government is reviewing its diplomatic relationship with DC
Donald Trump, whom Orban met earlier in the weekInstead, he received warm words, with the Hungarian saying he was “grateful” that the former President had supported him during his country’s recent elections.
Prime Minister Orbán: “We were the first in Europe to say no to illegal immigration and stop the influx of illegal immigrants. We believe that stopping illegal immigration is necessary to protect our nation.” pic.twitter.com/HGgCe2i2uk
— Zoltan Kovacs (@zoltanspox) August 5, 2022
Orbán suggested the Biden administration sought to pressure Hungary in the same way the Obama administration did, suggesting his country’s opposition to a global minimum tax – Hungary is a low-tax economy with a flat personal income tax 15 percent and a nine percent flat corporate income tax — was why DC recently ended a tax treaty with Budapest.
“It was good for American investors. There are 1,700 US companies operating in Hungary,” he said, suggesting the move was “the Left’s revenge” for testing the Global Minimum Tax initiative and pointing out that “the US Treasury somehow forgot that they have similar [tax] treaty with Russia. But not anymore with Hungary. Funny, isn’t it?’
He also spoke about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, an issue on which his views may be less popular with some American conservatives, declaring “full solidarity” with Ukrainians and noting that his country of 10 million has taken in nearly a million Ukrainians. refugees — but expressing disagreement with what he described as “the strategy of the leaders of globalization [which] it escalates and prolongs war and reduces the possibility of peace.”
“Without US-Russian talks, there will never be peace in Ukraine. More and more people will die and suffer and our economies will be on the brink of collapse,” he said, adding: “I can’t tell you what to do. it is your sovereign decision. But I can tell you one thing: only strong leaders can make peace.”
“We in Ukraine’s neighborhood desperately need strong leaders who are capable of negotiating a peace deal. Help, help! Please help us! We need a strong America with a strong leader,” he concluded — indicating that he doesn’t think the current President fits that description.
Orbán hailed the triumph of “the left at home, the international left around, the Brussels bureaucrats, the Soros empire with all its money, the international mainstream media and in the end, even the Ukrainian president.” https://t.co/5qQQZZ5QZ7
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) April 4, 2022
The rest of Orbán’s speech focused on political and social issues that span the Atlantic and the lessons he believes American conservatives can learn from his country, joking Trump-style that Hungarian conservatives have experienced.[s]Nice win we’re just scratching our heads.”
“Politics, my friends, is not enough – this war is a culture war. We must revitalize our churches, our families, our universities and our community institutions,” he said, describing his country as an “old, proud, but David-sized nation standing alone against the Goliath of the Globalist Wocke ” which will greatly benefit from “the solidarity of American conservatives”.
On illegal immigration, he recalled how during the “great immigration crisis of 2015, 400,000 illegal immigrants came to our borders … almost three times as many as Genghis Khan when he invaded Europe” — but that his government had built a wall and “managed to bring illegal immigration to zero” despite the protests of “the eggheads of the European Union”.
He also spoke about left-wing ideology against the traditional family, noting that the radical left today argues that “Western families are where the oppression of the so-called patriarchy begins.”
“If traditional families go, there is nothing that can save the West from collapsing,” he warned, selling the public on his government’s sweeping family support policies – criticized as socialist by some on the market right – including family tax breaks, the cancellation of student loans after the birth of the third child and the exemption of women from personal income tax for life after the birth of the fourth child.
“[I]if you are not yet married, you should find a Hungarian wife immediately!’ he quipped, claiming his policies had seen marriages double and abortions halve within a decade – “not a bad start”.
Gender ideology, particularly in schools, was also addressed, with Orbán insisting that a border wall to protect the nation and an “economic wall” to protect families must be complemented by “a legal wall around children us to protect them” from far-left indoctrination.
“They believe that parents should follow the progressive way of parenting. If they refuse to do so, they should be forced by the state. We Hungarians know this old communist trick and reject it!’ he stated, insisting that “we don’t need more sexes. we need more rangers. Less drag queens and more Chuck Norris.”
“The ideological wars of the 20th century – against the totalitarian powers of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union – were terrible, but the democratic West rallied and defeated them both. Now the West is at war with itself,” he concluded, urging pan-Western conservative unity with the rallying cry: “We have seen what future the globalist ruling class has to offer. But we have a different future in mind. Globalists can all go to hell. I came to Texas!”