Europe is entering its darkest hour. When this nightmare is over and her nations prevail over the sputtering but still dangerous European Union, will Hungary be credited at the continent’s savior? I believe so. At the very least, our posterity’s gratitude will belong to three men: a shrewd statesman, a charismatic mayor, and a cursing trucker.
Effective defense of Europe from Angela Merkel’s third world invasion begins with Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orbán. For a well-researched summary of his political background and the measures he put into place upon his election in 2010, read this article by Ryan Landry at “Social Matter.” Orbán’s best recognized achievement so far is having secured the Hungarian border, keeping migrants out of his country and forcing them to seek their ultimate destination in Germany and points north through neighboring Croatia.
Orbán was the first European head of state that made it clear to the Muslim and African migrants that Europe is not unanimously accommodating of their invasion and was firm with the European Union that the future of Hungary’s sons and daughters is not negotiable. His refusal to compromise for the chimera of more favorable treatment by the American press encouraged other European leaders to follow his example, setting off a virtuous cycle of border-protection measures. Orbán showed the world that immigration is not an inevitable force of nature like tides — the solution to this apparent juggernaut is merely political, spearheaded by one man’s courage.
On a local level, there is Laszlo Toroczkai, a young mayor of Ásotthalom, a southern Hungarian village on the Serbian border. In September, he created an impressive video featuring the show of force with which his town will repel any attempts to invade.
This week, he released a follow-up video. In it, he shows ways in which his village has become one of the safes places in Europe. He credits the help of fellow Visegrad alliance nations (Poland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia) in policing the Hungarian border, and contrasts the peaceful Hungary with the horror show of asylum-granting Western European states.
He understands the stakes. Making an appeal to the very survival of Europe, he invites all active Europeans (his words) to a two-day gathering in Ásotthalom on 19th – 20th December of this year to establish an informational network of Europeans.
The final message of the video is “we will win.” Mayor Toroczkai shows us how.
Try to watch that video only once. Not possible, it’s that addictive. It is high-definition footage from a tractor trailer’s dashboard-mounted camera, featuring migrants from a nearby refugee camp loitering on the highway in massive numbers and trying to intimidate truckers on the UK-bound highway in Calais, France. The video features the Hungarian truck driver’s color commentary, which is hilarious in its rich mélange of curses. Despite the fact that he is driving through a gauntlet of restless, zombie-like aliens, and despite the chill of despair suffused through the landscape, the man sounds like he’s quite enjoying himself. Just picture Mad Max cracking jokes as he speeds through road wreckage.
It’s the little things in a man’s attitude that comprise the difference between resigning to lose and resolving to win. Like for example, when an off-screen migrant climbs on his trailer and vandalizes the canvas. Rather than lamenting the damage, the driver says “If I go out I will stab him, I swear. I will stab that rat through with my tactical knife.”
Sweet move at the 5:00 mark.
The folk-techno music in the background was perfect.
That man is my hero. He isn’t extraordinary, as far as White men historically go. Neither are prime minister Orbán nor mayor Toroczkai, for that matter, despite their uncommon talents. They are doing something all of us are capable of when we know who we are and what we believe in.