Friday 5 June 2015

Viktor Orban: There is no way back from a multicultural Europe


Hungarians whom I trust, who are apolitical and not left-wing, tell me Viktor Orban the Prime Minister is a disaster for Hungary: corrupt and authoritarian. I assume they are right. However, bad people can say and do things that are very good and good people can do the reverse. It happens every day.

Viktor Orban has just refused to take an allocation of asylum seekers and said this, which is very true. I wish all European leaders were saying it.

There is no way back from a multicultural Europe. Neither to a Christian Europe, nor to a world of national cultures.
No doubt he is saying these things to win votes from Jobbik, a party further to the right than his, but he is stating the obvious, saying something which is the most important thing to be said about our age and something I never hear said. As always, people accept lies from politicians but are outraged by the truth.

After the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, everyone was horrified by the murders but few people drew the conclusion that (Muslim) immigration into Europe ought to be curtailed. Mr. Orban then was in trouble for saying:

We don't want to see significantly sized minorities with different cultural characteristics and backgrounds among us. We want to keep Hungary as Hungary.
Though this is something that Churchill and De Gaulle would strongly have agreed with, in respect of England and France.

The sad truth is that Europe, as a whole, must refuse to accept asylum seekers and instead pay for them to go elsewhere. Asylum seekers and migrants represent an invasion of Europe. 

The next question is how to persuade women to have more children and for this society needs to be rethought. While we have hideously expensive mortgages and people spend their lives working long hours to pay them women will not be able to afford children or stopping work. This housing shortage is exacerbated by immigration, of course.


  1. Despite what your friends say, I hardly think Orban is "corrupt" and a "disaster". If your friends are employed by the US regime-change machine I think you can view their remarks with skepticism.

    1. My friends are intelligent Hungarians with good jobs in business and I presume they are conservatives as most people one meets, especially in Eastern Europe, are.

  2. ^^ A lot of people feel that way about Orban. He's pulled a lot of dirty tricks. Are you a Victor Ponta fan, by any chance?

    Mr Wood, where do you think migrants should go? What are their -- and the West's -- best options?

  3. I can't work Orban out. He was brave against the Soviets - but what game is he playing with Putin now? For corruption, Gyurcsany and his appalling crew surely gave him a run for his money, (do not get me started on the injustices that took place in 2006, arising from the 1956 commemoration demonstration in Budapest). It is difficult to decipher how much Orban's regime is the victim of Western disapproval of people who say things that are meant to be left unsaid, how much he is playing a tricky balancing game to try to retain voters who might otherwise turn to Jobbik, (heaven help us), and how much he has gone completely batty, which the dalliance with Putin seems to suggest. There is also the question of Hungarian pride - is Orban's behaviour sometimes a tossing of the head in the face of what he and many Hungarians see as a patronising attitude to their great nation? Is it possible he is playing around with Putin purely as a way of saying, "If you don't treat us with respect, if you try to dictate to us, EU, we can play with other people, don't you know?"