Prime minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán calls Europe’s elites traitors and in so many words, calls their authority illegitimate. The video at the bottom of this post shows English subtitles, which I typed below:
Ladies and Gentlemen, what we face is nothing less than the challenge of finding ourselves at the gateway to the implementation of a deliberate conceptual project, which could be described as left-wing and which seeks to marginalize the nation-states of Europe. Where this project has failed to overcome Christianity and the identity of the nation-state — and the values and responsibility springing from it — in conventional political struggle, it will strive to eliminate it on ethnic grounds.
This is the sad truth. This is betrayal, Ladies and Gentlemen! Europe has been betrayed, and if we do not stand up for it, this Europe will be taken away from us. The remedy is the same as it has always been. We must ask this question, the number one question of democracy: by whom and on what authority were European leaders tasked with not only admitting but also transporting to the European continent hundreds of thousands of people from groups outside of European culture, so that little by little our European cultural identity will be called into question?
But the answer from us can only be in opposition to this conspiracy and treason, we must turn to the people. And we must succeed in enabling the people of Europe — as European people, or as citizens of nation-states — to somehow make their voices heard, we must make it possible for them to say that they do not want the things that are happening, that they see things differently that they interpret events in another way, and have the right, in a democratic manner, to say “yes” or “no” to everything that is happening now in Europe.
It was one of our great forefathers, Robert Schuman, who said that Europe shall be Christian, or shall cease to be.
The speech is diplomatically worded but makes the following things clear:
- Europe belongs to Europeans
- Europe belongs to Christians
- The ethnic nation-state is the most legitimate political system in Europe
- Implicitly, Islam does not belong in Europe
- Implicitly, non-Europeans do not belong in Europe
(Video hat-tip: SOBL1 on Twitter)