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A Note From Hun­gary: We Are Not A Colony

As Amer­i­can lib­er­als pan­ic over Tuck­er Carlson’s vis­it to Vik­tor Orban, Hun­gar­i­ans are watching.

“West­ern lib­er­als can­not accept that inside the West­ern civil­i­sa­tion there’s a con­ser­v­a­tive, nation­al alter­na­tive, which is more suc­ces­ful in the lev­el of every­day life than the lib­er­al ones.”

Hun­gar­i­an Prime Min­is­ter Vik­tor Orban cor­rect­ly named they key rea­son why our small Cen­tral Euro­pean coun­try is at the cen­ter of the world’s atten­tion. Speak­ing to Tuck­er Carl­son this past week, the prime min­is­ter reached mil­lions of Amer­i­can viewers.

We as Hun­gar­i­ans can­not pos­si­bly over­es­ti­mate the impor­tance of this inter­view on Tuck­er Carl­son Tonight. Final­ly Amer­i­can view­ers had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to hear Orban’s own words, with­out the bla­tant lies and con­stant vil­i­fi­ca­tions of the main­stream lib­er­al media. Two years ago, Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump received Vik­tor Orban in the White House, but ahead of their meet­ing, most of the press’s ques­tions were addressed to the pres­i­dent. Our col­leagues in D.C. had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to ask things of Orban him­self, but once again it turned out that lib­er­al media is not real­ly inter­est­ed in facts. They have paint­ed a pic­ture of Orban and they wouldn’t let real­i­ty ruin it.

Lib­er­al com­men­ta­tors have gone crazy since Carl­son announced that he is in Budapest, and speak­ing to Vik­tor Orban. Sud­den­ly it seems that there are more Hun­gary experts in the Unit­ed States than Hun­gar­i­ans in Hun­gary. Most of the arti­cles and tweets have been exam­ples of slop­py jour­nal­ism, arro­gance, and enti­tle­ment. Fake news about Carlson’s vis­it was shared by main­stream out­lets proud of their strict fact-check­ing policies.

One of the most aston­ish­ing thing about these ridicu­lous arti­cles was the idea that U.S. con­ser­v­a­tives and Trump sup­port­ers can fol­low Hungary’s exam­ple. Here are a few reveal­ing exam­ples: “Author­i­tar­i­an Prime Min­is­ter Vik­tor Orban is every­thing Amer­i­can author­i­tar­i­ans wish Trump was,” Slate warns. “Tuck­er Carl­son is broad­cast­ing from Hun­gary because its author­i­tar­i­an, anti-immi­grant leader has set a mod­el for America’s far right,” Insid­er explained. “U.S. con­ser­v­a­tives yearn for Orban’s Hun­gary,” the Wash­ing­ton Post notes. “Tuck­er Carlson’s Orban Love­fest Is a Dark Glimpse of the Future MAGA Wants,” the Dai­ly Beast adds hysterically.

Well this is flat­ter­ing, isn’t it? We are a Cen­tral Euro­pean coun­try of 10 mil­lion and our Prime Min­is­ter can appar­ent­ly change the course of U.S. pol­i­tics. This is pret­ty cool.

Accord­ing to some tweets, the pos­si­bil­i­ty of Amer­i­can con­ser­v­a­tives fol­low­ing Hungary’s exam­ple is “chill­ing.” Lib­er­als are ter­ri­fied by the thought that more and more peo­ple real­ize there’s a suc­cess­ful con­ser­v­a­tive alter­na­tive to their open soci­eties. Ille­gal immi­gra­tion can be stopped. Your chil­dren don’t have to attend Drag Queen Sto­ry Hours. Your iden­ti­ty, your her­itage, your fam­i­ly can be pro­tect­ed. You won’t be can­celled if you dis­agree with lib­er­al dog­mas. Peo­ple can reg­u­lar­ly share their opin­ion via the nation­al con­sul­ta­tions and referan­da to ensure that the gov­ern­ment has the sup­port of the peo­ple in the ques­tions which deter­mine the country’s future for sev­er­al gen­er­a­tions. This is all possible!

But for lib­er­als this is “chill­ing.” Why are these so-called democ­rats afraid of the peo­ple? Seems like a para­dox, but actu­al­ly it’s not. Lib­er­als want to tell the peo­ple what to do because lib­er­als are con­vinced they know bet­ter than the peo­ple what’s good for them. They want to abol­ish nation states, iden­ti­ties, fam­i­lies and every obsta­cle in their way. They con­stant­ly talk about human rights but increas­ing­ly, peo­ple in West­ern Europe and in the U.S. start to feel like sec­ond-class cit­i­zens in their own coun­tries. They slam Orban but in fact they are the ones who take away free­dom of speech and even the free­dom of conscience.

Hun­gar­i­an con­ser­v­a­tives don’t want to tell any oth­er coun­try how they should live. Prime Min­is­ter Orban has always been clear about this. If West­ern Euro­pean coun­tries want to han­dle their demo­graph­ic and work­force prob­lems with mass immi­gra­tion, it’s up to them. But don’t force this upon us! And by the way, don’t force this upon your own peo­ple with­out ask­ing them.

Hun­gary leads the way by set­ting an exam­ple. The Hun­gar­i­an mod­el is suc­cess­ful. It is pos­si­ble to stop ille­gal migra­tion and it is pos­si­ble to sup­port fam­i­lies and have a grow­ing econ­o­my at the same time. Social­ists and lib­er­als in Hun­gary used to tell us to “dare to be small,” but we dare to be big.

This scares West­ern lib­er­als because they want us to “know our place.” West­ern lib­er­al elites have become used to dic­tat­ing the direc­tion of the E.U. and they are ter­ri­fied when their own cit­i­zens start­ed to ask ques­tions, such as: If Hun­gary can do that, why can’t we?

When I read the furi­ous tweets about Carlson’s vis­it to Hun­gary, they strong­ly remind­ed me of the atti­tude of Dutch Prime Min­is­ter Mark Rutte, who said that Hun­gary should with­draw its anti-LGBT-pro­pa­gan­da child pro­tec­tion law “and get on its knees.” Vik­tor Orban repeat­ed his com­ments which he said ear­li­er at a press con­fer­ence about the Hun­gar­i­an soc­cer team’s refusal to bend the knee before the Euro games: “Hun­gar­i­ans only kneel before God, the home­land, and the woman they love.”

This is not the atti­tude we are expect­ed to show by the lib­er­als. How does this lit­tle Cen­tral Euro­pean — or in their vocab­u­lary, East­ern Euro­pean — coun­try dare to over­come its own weight? Rutte’s demands, the furi­ous tweets about Tuck­er Carlson’s vis­it, that’s the same ener­gy. If we want to pro­tect our­selves against the aggre­sive lib­er­al coloni­sa­tion of minds — and mar­kets! — we real­ly have to believe that it is pos­si­ble to make it stop.

As Tuck­er Carl­son con­clud­ed after his vis­it to the bor­der, stop­ping ille­gal immi­gra­tion is not real­ly a mat­ter of mon­ey or tech­nol­o­gy, first and fore­most it’s a mat­ter of polit­i­cal will. Well we have this will. The polit­i­cal com­pe­ti­tion, as Orban said in his inter­view, is still open, even in West­ern Europe.

This fight is not over. And we shoot for the stars.

Mar­i­ann Őry is head of the for­eign desk at Hun­gar­i­an con­ser­v­a­tive dai­ly Mag­yar Hírlap.

Source: theam​er​i​can​con​ser​v​a​tive​.com