Let’s save in Europe what can be still saved! Part I.

This blog post is a translation of an interview by famous French writer philosopher and political thinker Renaud Camus,  made  by  the Hungarian conservative  portal Mandiner. Mr. Camus has also posted the interview on his Facebook page in French.


It’s long but it’s well worth reading. I’m going to publish it in several parts.  I’ve run the human translated Hungarian and the original French texts though Google Translate and this is an edited version, making use of my limited French reading skills and my native Hungarian.

You have invented the notion for “the Great Replacement”.  You insist that this is not a theory but it’s today’s most striking  actuality. How will you explain this phenomenon to our Hungarian readers?

The Hungarian readers don’t even know how lucky they are that they need an explanation for this! They should avoid it like the plague! This is horror! For the French, the English, the Swedes, even for the Italians now, the Great Replacement is a daily experience, it’s the bare reality: mass immigration, demographic decline, a change of people and civilization, an ethnic change, Islamization, Africanization, a genocide by replacement. There have lived people in a particular territory for centuries and, all of a sudden, there are others there in one or two generations.  This time indigenous people are not being eliminated, even though they are suffering from a lot of attacks and from crime,  but they are gradually submerged. They are being drowned, they are being erased from photos, they are being replaced.

You emphasize that the Great Replacement is not a conspiracy theory.  You said that “I’m usually blamed that I don’t clarify the the causes of the Great Replacement.  In fact I’m cautious about this indeed because I want to unite people, not to divide them”. However you also spoke of  “a cohesive beam of certain interests and taboos.” What are these interests and taboos?


This is what I call global replacementism (replacement ideology), or as “davocracy” more recently, or even “direct davocracy”: the management of the human park by Davos.  You know that little Swiss town where the world’s financial elite hold their annual Nuremberg Congress.

The Karl Marx for global replacementism is called  Frederick Winslow Taylor and  his major work, his “The Capital”,  is titled “The Principles of Scientific Management”. The interests are the same in economic terms as the two meanings of that word: in a purely economic sense, that is to say, in a financial world view, there is economics, the minimal cost, the drive to save up, having no-frills through equalization and standardization.  Cinematographically speaking, we could say  that global replacementism is “Modern times” plus “Metropolis” plus “Soylent Green”.  The hyper-rich, the financial elite disconnected from the world, want to impose a general proletarianization [on the world] through forced mixing of peoples, the grinding of human matter into an undifferentiated industrial pulp.

You often compare the Holocaust with replacementism. What do you think  the common features of these two phenomena are?

– First of all, it is industrialization, that is treating humans as matter. I don’t conflate the two things at all. The specific features of the Holocaust show up distinctly to me. However I do believe we can always compare everything to everything else, even if only to  distinguish things better. We always view the Holocaust as a crime against the Jews and of course we are right about that. But this was also a crime against man, against the humanity of man. I have had a great debate  about this topic with my friend Alain Finkielkraut who considers the Holocaust as a unique, an unparalleled horror story which nothing should be compared with.  I think on the contrary, in darker colours, that it was the epicentre of Evil, the very heart of darkness, the most appalling chapter of  history which began well before. It started probably with the Industrial Revolution and it’s not over.  Far from it! It’s about the dehumanization of man, it’s about reducing man to matter, to ashes, to lamp shades, to pasta. It’s about humans’ dwelling boxes in Asia’s megacities and elsewhere where workers pay real fortunes for rooms where they can’t even stand up only so they could be be close to their jobs where they earn barely enough to pay for their rent.  These are the successors to the barracks in Auschwitz.  They belong to the same story. We must never forget that the Ford factories in Germany were closely related to the death camps and they worked in close symbiosis with them. Hitler was a great admirer of Henry Ford, an ardent anti-Semite, whose photograph he had on his desk at the Chancery. Ford  was the man who  put Taylor’s tenets into practice in the best way. He had the brilliant idea of ​​selling his cars to the workers who had made them in order to make the manufacturer a consumer. Today’s global replacementism goes even further: It makes the consumer the product: see how the Gafa (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon)  works.

“Hungary and the other Visegrád countries are the citadel of our hopes” – you wrote in your response to my interview request. Do you think Central Europe is the last bastion in the fight against replacementism?

–  I think you mean anti-racism, don’t you? The resistance to replacement? Yes, I think that the countries of Central and Eastern Europe have been vaccinated by the horrors of the Communist occupation, of this totalitarianism, against this other totalitarianism, this coming totalitarianism which is already prevalent in Western Europe,  replacementism. To paraphrase Marx, we may say that a specter haunts Europe, it’s the specter of  replacementism. It’s  Western Europe and Brussels where its grip is the strongest. These countries, which used to be the free world, a deafening repression comes down on the opponents to global replacementism, on those who, like me, are driven from everywhere and they become undead. Freedom has turned in her bed. She has changed sides and blocks. If the Iron Curtain reinstall, God forbid,  then Western Europe’s dissidents will risk their lives to “go to the East”. I have more and more friends who  keep telling me that they are looking for an apartment in Budapest. And I recommend only half-jokingly that France should apply for a membership in the Visegrád alliance.
To be continued

Too many white people, too many crosses for EU

The city of Székesfehérvár was a  Hungarian royal residence and it played an important role in Hungary’s history:  our first kings were crowned and buried here.  Székesfehérvár  has recently applied to become “The European Capital of Culture” for 2023.

The city council had this promotional film made for the jury:


The application has been rejected.  As mayor  Dr. András Cser-Palkovics recalled on a press conference after the hearing that the jury objected on the grounds that “there were too many happy white people and crosses and not enough migrants” (in the film featuring Székesfehérvár) . Here is a link to the Hungarian language web page of Székesfehérvár and here is an English language summary from elsewhere.

So this is where we stand in 2018. The European Union has let the cat out of the bag. Their favoured cat is anything but white.

A reader’s comment on Orbán

The Financial Times has published some Orbán-bashing article again: “Viktor Orban: the rise of Europe’s troublemaker. ..The man who turned Hungary into a semi-authoritarian regime was once a democratic activist…” , etc.

This really wouldn’t be worth mentioning at all since the article itself is just  a collection of those old, tired clichés


which every left-liberal newspaper loves to spout about Viktor Orbán.

However a reader (no, it wasn’t me!) actually posted an excellent analysis in the comment section.  Hope it’s all right to republish the full post here without his/her permission.

The story of the “good guy goes bad” might have some artistic antecedents but is not an accurate portrayal of Orban since 1989. There is much more continuity between the Orban of 1989 and the Orban of 2018 than the article acknowledges. He has always been an implacable opponent of the left and its errors as he sees them. In 1989 this was the totalitarian communist left, in 2018 it’s the secular,internationalist, multiculturalist left. More recently, the left has so deeply infiltrated a decaying ‘liberalism’ that to attack it is to be portrayed as attacking the rule of law and democracy. Hence the ‘authoritarian’ label. He also remains a “nationalist” or “patriot” (depending on your view of these things) from telling the Russian Army to go home in 1989 to arguing against the EU imposed migrant quotas in recent times. Unashamed of putting his country and its people first (long before the Trumpster chanted “America first”) this has antagonised the EU, NGOs or even multinational firms (more recently) who have become a chorus of disapproval. He also remains, despite all the insinuations, a democrat and a very successful one at that. If the result of the next election is predictable it’s because Orban’s party machine is unbelievably more effective than the fragmented opposition that exists in the wake of the Socialists self-destruction in 2006-2010. The problem of the Hungarian opposition is not Orban – who presents an obvious and easy target, it is egos, fragmentation and some say possibly the comfort of foreign donations that find their way to a “professional liberal” opposition. Despite the scare-mongering in the international media, when I visited Hungary last year, I saw posters attacking Orbán for corruption (mentioned in the article – to its credit) . I also see a thriving domestic Hungarian language opposition media, online and in print. Hungary remains a place where you can think, say and write what you like, organise politically as you like and vote accordingly. Protests happen regularly and unlike in 2006 under the socialist / ‘liberal’ government the police are not beating up protestors. Interesting that those weren’t covered in the international media of the period nor was the socialist era corruption; how unlike today’s long form “exposés”. (Garton-Ash’s talk of a hybrid state is laughably off beam.) Orban is a conservative of the old school – which is why he has plenty of support in the EPP and in neighbouring Austria and Germany. His position is not a million from the old Christian Democrats, before the compromises Merkel made to hold on to power. He was a mentee of Kohl until the end and I speculate would’ve been an ally of Adenauer. Although he’s more religious, conservative and politically astute than in 1989, perhaps a by-product of aging and accumulated life experience, he is very much the same man as then. He retains his uncanny political instincts and a reassuringly Conservative detachment from too much ideology. He has proven unafraid of shaking up the ex-communist deep state (by then wearing ‘liberal’ garb) who promptly went shrieking to their western allies and fellow-travellers. He added to his enemies list by not kowtowing to ‘liberal’ shibboleths such as multiculturalism (the migrant controversy), political correctness (gay marriage will not be arriving in Hungary – 2011 constitution) and states whose ethical foundation is atheistic in practical terms (special recognition for religious communities in Hungary – 2011 constitution) . This unwillingness to kowtow has made him a lightening rod for an assortment of enemies, including Soros and his foundations (no long form exposés on them in the FT ! ). Being Orbán, this is a role he makes his own and on previous form will find a way to turn to his advantage – indeed a remarkable man.

Romania, 2018

“Should that [Szekler] flag fly in the wind, those responsible for it will hang next to it”

said Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose, a Social Democrat (link in Romanian)   in an interview with Romanian Realitatea TV, responding to a recent meeting of the Hungarian parties in Romania  held about their efforts towards establishing autonomy for the Szeklers.  The Seklers are ethnic Hungarians who live on the Eastern border of the Kingdom of Hungary… in a  land where they have lived for the last 1000 years and which now happens to be in the middle of a Balkanian country called Romania since 1920.  That was the year when the victors of World War One rewarded  the neighbouring countries with two thirds of Hungary’s territory.

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The Sekler flag with a Transylvanian landscape

So what have those very sensitive human rights activists said so far about this threat made by the prime minister of an EU country? Nada. Zilch. Nothing. The EU has been dead silent as well. The global media doesn’t carry the story either.   Not a single Romanian politician of any significance has denounced the Romanian prime minister’s words  so far.  This speaks volumes for the prevailing Romanian attitude…

Are you surprised in any way? You really shouldn’t be.   Though people with extreme power of conception may try to imagine what would have happened if somebody had said anything even remotely similar about, say, the so-called “refugees” or any other protected species of PC-liberalism.

Update as of January the 16th:

1/ The Romanian prime minister resigned yesterday. The Romanian government denied the resignation happened because of the above incident.  Not a single Romanian politician of any significance has denounced the Romanian prime minister’s words.

2/ This is EU Commission spokesman Alex Winterstein’s comment today:

we do not wish to make any comment in connection with the statement

Update on the 23rd of January:

The first significant Romanian politician, Romanian Social Democratic Party chairman  Liviu Dragnea has denounced (link in Hungarian) what the ex-prime minister said. Kind of.

We don’t agree with opening a debate about the death penalty. Concerning the ethnic Hungarians and some flags, Tudose wanted to say something else.

Update on the 1st of February:

Tudose was made to apologize publicly.  He did so… in a quite typical Balkanian way:


This was a lesson for me that one must form public statements with  rigour and paying attention so that one shouldn’t  create interpretations (of these statements)  unintentionally which I didn’t mean to.


Moving to Hungary?

I’ve been reading more and more posts on the Internet like this for years:

Seriously, I’m moving to Hungary!


At this rate going, Hungary may become the country of choice for Western Europeans by 2030 indeed (or even sooner?)

At the moment, properties are still pretty cheap here by Western European standards (though they are rising fast, especially in and around Budapest) , food and our wine is good, the climate is all right…  and Hungary’s culture has been, is and is going to be rooted in Western Christianity, that is Catholicism and Protestantism!  Concerning Islam, we do have lasting memories from the Middle Ages.

We certainly do expect immigrants to learn Hungarian, even if our language is said to be rather difficult.  Though this Irishman didn’t think so.  As a native speaker of Hungarian, I tend to agree with him:  English, or German, Dutch, French, Swedish, etc., speakers just need to approach learning Hungarian with a different mindset than what they grew up with. You do need to jump a mental barrier when your learn Hungarian.  BTW, we Hungarians must jump from the other direction. Hungarians must come to terms with concepts which you’d take for granted: prepositions, noun genders, infinitive clauses, the universal use of the existential verb (“This is a flower” as opposed to “ez virág”), complex verb tenses (perfect, continuous), a rather fixed word order in sentences, etc.  These are all alien things to the Hungarian language logic.  You need to come to terms with the complex Hungarian morphology, that is how words are formed and change in a sentence.  First of all, Hungarian is a very analytical language which builds up words from small parts, that is Hungarian is an agglutinative language.   Hungarian morphology is a lot more complex than  morphology in Indo-European languages, such as German, French, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Danish, Italian, Greek, etc. which are all inflective languages .   Read about “The Wonders of the Hungarian language” in an earlier post of mine.

But I digress! People who really do consider moving to Hungary  should come and have a look around first, of course.  This UK government page  will tell you some very basic stuff.  This is the English language home page of the Hungarian Immigration Office.

Also, it goes without saying that only traditionalist Europeans are welcome in Hungary.  “Open borders” globalists, “gender theory” lunatics, “multiculturalism” advocates should just keep away from Hungary and let them enjoy the coming semi civil war  in Western and Northern Europe.

Please feel free to ask me questions in the comments section concerning your possible move to Hungary.

We must defend Christian culture



An excerpt from Prime Minister Orbán’s 2017 Christmas greeting:

When we draw the boundaries of our identity, we mark out Christian culture as the source of our pride and sustaining strength. Christianity is a culture and a civilisation. It is within this that we live. The essence is not how many people go to church, or how many pray with true devotion. Culture is the reality of everyday life: how we speak and behave towards one another; the distance we keep from one another and how we approach one another; how we enter this world, and how we leave it. For European people, Christian culture determines the morals of our daily lives. In borderline situations, this gives us a benchmark and a compass. Amidst the contradictions of life, Christian culture shows us the way. It determines our understanding of justice and injustice, the relationship between men and women, family, success, work and honour.

The fundamental elements of European life are now under attack. There is now a threat to the self-evident nature of European life: those things one should not need to think deeply about, but on which one only has to act. The essence of culture is that if it is not self-evident, we the people will lose our reference points: one will have no footholds, and one will have nothing against which to check one’s clock or one’s compass. Regardless of whether or not we attend church – or if so, which one we attend – we do not want to be forced to celebrate Christmas behind drawn curtains in order to avoid hurting the feelings of others.

We do not want our Christmas markets to be re-branded and we definitely do not want to have to retreat behind concrete barriers. We do not want our children to be deprived of the joys of Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus and the Christmas angels. We do not want to be robbed of the Feast of the Resurrection. We do not want our religious festivals and ceremonies to be haunted by anxiety and fear. We do not want our women and daughters to be molested in crowds of New Year’s Eve revellers.

We, Europeans are Christians. All this is ours, and this is how we live…

Please note that the above text violated the “Community Standards” of the British left-liberal The Guardian and it was censored.


Boldog Karácsonyt! Merry Christmas! Frohe Weihnachten! Wesołych Świąt! ¡Feliz Navidad! God Jul! Glædelig Jul! Hyvää joulua! Joyeux Noël! Veselé Vianoce! C рождеством!

Hypocrisy: USA Meddling In Hungarian Elections

The USA has been behaving like an “overlord”, reminiscent of the Soviet Union, towards Hungary for a good while.   Earlier I posted about several examples for this attitude, the latest blog post was titled “An exercise in deep hypocrisy and imperial arrogance”,

Apparently this trend hasn’t changed in the US Embassy in Budapest or in the State Department in Washington DC at all since Donald Trump took office this January.   Libertarian former US Congressman Ron Paul and his Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity , directed by Daniel McAdams, are doing an absolutely great job to counteract the anti-American sentiments that such an attitude inevitably creates in Hungary.  Their latest Liberty Report discusses the latest encroachment on Hungary’s sovereignty, committed  by the “Deep State”.  Please do watch it because it’s really well worth your time.

At at time when many in the US are obsessed with the idea that Russia might have meddled in our elections last year, the US State Department has announced a new program to overtly meddle in the election of Hungary — a fellow NATO member country. Is this another case of “do as we say, not as we do”? Tune in to today’s Liberty Report:


The Hungarian October which shook the Communist world

We commemorated the 61st anniversary of the Hungarian anti-Communist revolution and freedom fight against the occupying Soviet troops.

The weather wasn’t particularly nice since it was raining and coldish. Still, a large crowd gathered to listen to PM Orbán’s speech. The post-communist left-liberals, who  love to call themselves “democratic opposition”, cancelled their planned rally  “against Orbán’s dictatorship”  (no kidding, that’s how they speak indeed!) “because of the adverse weather conditions”.  In plain English: because of a lack of interest.


In the middle of the crowd….  I couldn’t see the speaker, or a screen, but at least I could hear him well.


Just like on the 15th of March, some “democrats” were blowing their whistles to disturb Orbán’s speech this time, too, but at least not inside the crowd.

You may watch the full speech, with English subtitles, here:

Orban: Western liberalism is suicide

“We have to turn against the Soros plan which would turn Central European countries into immigrant countries with mixed cultures and populations”, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said at the 11th Congress of the Alliance of Christian Intellectuals (KESZ) in the parliament.

via Orban: Western liberalism is suicide — Hungary Journal

The supreme function of statesmanship is to provide against preventable evils. In seeking to do so, it encounters obstacles which are deeply rooted in human nature. One is that by the very order of things such evils are not demonstrable until they have occurred: at each stage in their onset there is room for doubt and for dispute whether they be real or imaginary. By the same token, they attract little attention in comparison with current troubles, which are both indisputable and pressing: whence the besetting temptation of all politics to concern itself with the immediate present at the expense of the future.

At all events, the discussion of future grave but, with effort now, avoidable evils is the most unpopular and at the same time the most necessary occupation for the politician. Those who knowingly shirk it deserve, and not infrequently receive, the curses of those who come after.

Enoch Powell, the 20th of April, 1968

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