Saturday, 12 November 2016

Viktor Orban hails a victory for the counter-revolution

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Viktor Oran woke up delighted by Donald Trump's victory, as he told the Daily Telegraph. He sees another tectonic upheaval on the way, comparable with 1989 , of which he is a manifestation, not its leader.

“What has happened is that reality has broken through the ideology. We are moving back to reality, which means [respecting] the views of real people and what they think, how they approach these questions – not to educate them, but accept them as they are, because they are the basis of democracy.”

He sees Donald Trump's victory as a rejection of the Obama-Clinton worldview that “multi-culturalism and free movement of migrants is a good thing, by definition”.

“It’s not my idea. It’s not an elite-launched political movement. It’s going on in the minds of the people, because they don’t like what we’re living in now - that kind of liberal ‘non-democracy’ system.”

If the driving force of the Europe is “national, cultural or ethnic identity”, Leo Timmermans said last week, “then it will not survive.” Mr Orban, on the contrary, thinks that “national-cultural identity” is the only way for Europe to prosper.
“Otherwise we have no chance of surviving as Europe. We are not Europeans because we have ‘common European values’, this is a misunderstanding. We are Europeans because we have national, cultural heritage and values and we can harmonise those values in a common alliance.”

4 comments:

  1. "We are not Europeans because we have ‘common European values’, this is a misunderstanding. We are Europeans because we have national, cultural heritage and values and we can harmonise those values in a common alliance.”

    I can't argue with that.

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    1. Absolutely he is right about that, yet the Daily Telegraph (sic) describes him as 'far right'.

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    2. 'Far right" means "somebody I disagree with." Because people who disagree with us must be evil extremists. There can be no other explanation for the disturbing fact that some people don't agree with us on every topic.

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    3. The Daily Telegraph is supposed to be conservative - but scarcely is.

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