French ambassador fired because of his leaked pro-Orbán note

France’s ambassador to Hungary, Eric Fournier,  analysed the situation in Hungary (link in Hungarian on HVG, a leading left-liberal website)  in a diplomatic note addressed to his government a few days ago.  He was praising Mr. Orbán’s policies and he concluded that the attacks on Prime Minister Orbán are simply abuses by the anti-Hungarian global media. The diplomatic note was leaked by the French website  Mediapart (see link in French) and a journalist asked President Macron on a Friday  press conference what he thought about this. Macron answered (link in Hungarian to HVG) that “I don’t share his opinion in any way and I don’t accept Viktor Orbán’s political line in any way”.

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Eric Fournier and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán

Today Eric Fournier has been dismissed from his post. (link to the official announcement on a French government home page).

Mr. Orbán is a dangerous man … for the globalist elite. 🙂  It’ll be interesting to see what political waves this incident will create in France.

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BBC supports illegal migration into Europe

Just watch it. It’s not Hardtalk. It’s hard to believe.

A leftist tree-hugger story

The Orbán government, with the support of Fidesz-led Budapest city council and István Tarlós, Budapest’s Fidesz-nominated  chief mayor, has been rebuilding  “Liget”. As  BBC put it,  this is one of the oldest parks in Europe and I would add that it’s a bit like the Central Park for New York.   Leftist-liberal “environmentalist’ groups have been protesting against this grand project for a long time.   They were chaining themselves to caterpillars and trees in the usual way, etc.  They made good pictures to illustrate all those articles and reports in the global media about “Fascist Hungary”.

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A tree which couldn’t be saved even by a left-liberal freedom fighter.

The Liget project was short-listed  in Cannes last year among the “Oscard Awards of property development” in the category “Best Futura Mega Project”.   That didn’t bother these Soros-networked groups, of course.

Today’s news is that the “Liget’s Defenders”, as they called themselves, have abandoned their tents. Having closed the “Open Society Fund” office in Budapest, now I suppose Mr. Soros has pulled the plug on these tree-huggers, too.

To mark this cheerful event, let’s watch this “before and after” video:

Hungary punches above her weight

What is the significance of the Hungarian election for the world?

 

Five years ago, well before the so-called “refugee crisis” of 2015, I posted about the Orbanization of Europe and the “Hungarian disease”. That was  when it became obvious that the “Politically Correct liberal” status quo in the world is being threatened and  Hungary could be in the very epicentre of the global change which could destroy PC-liberalism.

Then came 2015 when, using the words of the left-liberal political site Politico,  which named PM Orban as Number One among those “who are shaping, shaking and stirring Europe”,  and Hungary really started “punching above her weight”, using their words again.

Foreign Policy, an influential American  neolib/con journal wrote this in 2016:

Orban’s populist intuition has enabled him to set the political agenda far beyond Hungary. Despite being one of the EU’s newer and poorer members, his country has punched above its weight.

Then this global political change reached the USA and President Trump was elected last year.  Viktor Orbán was the only Western leader who endorsed Donald Trump instead of Hillary Clinton.  If you look at the comment sections of  neolib-neocon media like The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Yahoo, The Economist, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Washington Post, etc. then you will see that a very significant number of their readers sharply reject the false picture their articles draw about Hungary and PM Orbán.  I would risk to say even that PM Orbán has reached a kind of political stardom in the West.

Look East“, suggested a leading French journalist and political thinker in the influential French newspaper Le Figaro a few days ago.

Orbán has invented the theory of illiberalism which he contrasted with liberalism but not with market economy. … This confrontation between liberalism and illiberalism, between ‘the rule of law’ and democracy, will be the main controversy in Europe. … The theory of illiberalism, which was born in Hungary, has spread all over Central Europe…  and this Hungarian theory may be the big chance for the French Right as well.

A popular British newspaper wrote that  “Hungary is a bigger threat to EU than Brexit. How Orbán’s victory could topple Brussels“.  Though I consider this more like a click-bait, I still think there’s a grain of truth in it.  The truth is that Orbán doesn’t want to dismantle the EU.  He wants to change Europe, and the European Union, for the better. He wants to destroy PC-liberalism which, as he said,  is suicide for the West.

As far as Hungarian domestic politics is concerned, with his third landslide election victory, Orbán has become the most successful Hungarian politician of all times. Only the political record of PM István Tisza from the early 20th century comes close  but  Tisza certainly didn’t make an impact in international politics.

One could definitely conclude almost five years after that blog post that  Europe is being “Orbanized” undoubtedly and the “Hungarian disease” is spreading indeed.  Actually it’s spreading even outside Europe. 🙂

What is even more encouraging is that the Orbán’s reply to his spectacular political success was  Soli Deo gloria.

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A week after Hungary’s election

All votes have been counted and these are the (non-final) official election results :

Fidesz-KDNP 2 824 206 votes 134 seats
Jobbik 1 092 669 votes 26 seats
Hungarian Socialist Party  682 602 20 seats
LMP (leftist greens) 404 425 8 seats
DK (ex-PM Gyurcsány’s extremist left-liberals) 308 068 9 seats
John O’Sullivan, the president of the Budapest-base conservative-classical liberal Danube Institute and a director of the Washington think-tank, 21st Century Initiatives,  analysed very well  why Fidesz-KDNP could achieve what hardly anybody had expected: a third landslide victory, that is yet another super-majority.
  1.  the economic success of Orbán’s government
  2.  the voters’ agreement with Orban’s opposition to mass migration
  3. their admiration for Orbán’s personal leadership qualities
  4. a badly divided opposition
 I highly recommend that you should read his article Hungary Embraces National Conservatism  in full.
So what happened since last Sunday?  Well, with the exception of loony ex-Socialist PM  Ferenc Gyurcsány who drove Hungary’s economy into the ground in 2008, every opposition party leader has resigned.
Then there was a rather big demonstration in Budapest yesterday evening.   Protesting the results of a high turnout, free parliamentary election, Jobbik’s activists walked hand-in-hand with rainbow-coloured mental cases, George Soros’ sympathizers, with all those who used to refer to Jobbik as “Nazi” in every sentence they said about them, with those left-liberals who never fail to call themselves “democrats” .  The organizers promised more demonstrations demanding a “fair election system” and new elections. So there will be at least yet another one next week.  Incidentally, there had  been serious worries that the Antifa thugs, who set Hamburg on fire last summer, would turn up at this rally and the Hungarian police and secret services took all sort of measures to protect the country.
The global media (BBC, The Washington Post, etc. , practically all the usual suspects!) were very excited, of course, and they devoted a lot of space to yesterday’s anti-Orbán rally.  Certainly there wasn’t so much global media attention on the  pro-Orbán rally before the elections which was actually much bigger.

 

George Soros, Senator Palpatine (Darth Sidious, the Emperor) of our times, is going to have talks with top EU officials  in Brussels on Monday, the globalist media is going to keep trying to de-legitimize the fourth Orbán government and there will be a couple of more demonstrations against the will of the Hungarian people as well.  All in all, Hungary  won a very important battle on the 8th of April but the war is far from being over.

Orbán’s victory speech and first interview

 

I never thought this would be possible but it seems PM Orban’s Fidesz-KDNP has won the third supermajority (two thirds of the seats)!  It’s a huge victory indeed.

Orbán’s victory speech was succinct. He simply thanked the Hungarian voters for the very high turnout, he thanked his supporters, the party activists’ work and his wife personally. Then he said “Soli Deo gloria” (“Glory to God alone” in Latin).   (Yes, he is Protestant).

 

 

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He gave an interview to Echo TV shortly after the speech:

We’re not against Europe and the European Union. We do want Europe and we do want the European Union. We want a successful and strong European Union.  To this end, we must speak up first and we must tell everything frankly what we don’t like.. …

Hungary doesn’t want to commit those mistakes which other countries, richer and more powerful than us, have committed.  We don’t want Europe to be ruined because of these mistakes. We want to rectify these mistakes.  Hungary, with her full weight, is ready to take part in this common European work.”

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.

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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

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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.

 

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