By: Janja Strah
“Brussels is already experimenting with Hungary. With its stupid demands and false accusations against the government of Viktor Orban, it is experimenting with where it can go and how Hungary will react. As Hungarians are smart and normal people, I am convinced that Orban’s conservative Fidesz will get a new mandate to form a government after the elections,” said Jože Biščak, editor of the magazine Demokracija, for Polish national television.
Last weekend, there was a show on Polish national television about the upcoming elections in Hungary (April 3rd) and Brussels’ attitude to Viktor Orban’s government. The show “Co dalej?” hosted political scientist and sociologist Dr Tomasz Grzegorz Grosse, diplomat, journalist, and director of the Institute for Polish-Hungarian Cooperation prof. Maciej Szymanowski, professor of political philosophy and director of the Centre for European Studies at the University of Paris Marne-la-Vallée Chantal Delsol, and editor-in-chief of the magazine Demokracija Jože Biščak.
Biščak said that Hungarians, who mostly swear by traditional values and are family people, would not allow leftists in the elections to turn the country into a retarded and immoral community in connection with Brussels. “In my opinion, the left in Hungary can only win by electoral fraud. And if that were to happen, then the leftists would probably start a pogrom like the one they last saw under communism. They would forcibly introduce liberal democracy with all the crazy ideas about gender theory and internationalism, they would carry out a new socialist revolution, they would close or simply liquidate anyone who disagreed. This is the only thing the communists disguised as democrats know today,” Biščak said.
According to the editor of Demokracija, the European Union has never been meant as a federal community, but as a community of sovereign states with the free movement of goods and services. “This means that Brussels has no right to interfere or has no authority to punish Poland for retiring judges, Hungary for family law or Slovenia for the state news agency. These are things that fall within the exclusive competence of sovereign states, this has absolutely nothing to do with the acquis communautaire, something like that is not written in any accession treaty. Besides, is this order above the constitutions of individual Member States? In my opinion, it is not. Something that is in the minds and imaginations of the Brussels elite, already completely influenced by Soros’ liberal democracy, cannot be imposed on the Member States. I am concerned that today the Union is accelerating towards federalisation and that it is trying to limit the sovereignty of its members as much as possible. Brussels’ left-wing vampirism will either have to be stopped or it will simply have to leave the European Union,” he added.
Professor Tomasz Grzegorz Grosse said Brussels’ support for the Hungarian opposition was a violation of democratic standards. “The international organisation and technocratic institutions, which do not really have a democratic mandate, should not interfere in the democratic process in other countries, because the program chosen by the Hungarians so far does not like these international institutions. This is something very outrageous. Moreover, it is not only a violation of the standards of liberal democracy, but also a violation of the European treaties,” said Grosse.
Professor Grosse pointed out that the disbursement of money to Hungary under the National Reconstruction Plan had been suspended due to reforms in the education system introduced by the Budapest authorities, which officials in Brussels claim discriminated against sexual minorities. However, the Hungarian education system and the young generation education process are, in accordance with the treaties, in the exclusive domain of the Member States, not the EU bodies in Brussels. “In this way, the European Commission is pressuring the Orbán government on the one hand and the voters on the other to support the opposition. The argument is simple: until you change the government, you will not get European funding. This is something that was previously unimaginable when it comes to integration processes,” Grosse was outraged.
Maciej Szymanowski believed that since the beginning of its existence, Hungary has applied laws called by Hungarians organic laws. This type of law has existed since 1989. “Viktor Orbán, when he took power again in 2010, drafted a number of laws in general, including a number of new constitutional ones that would be difficult to repeal by simple majority and without a referendum, as they were voted by a two-thirds majority in parliament. I cannot imagine such a situation,” said Szymanowski, who noted that the number of supporters of conservative values in Hungary had increased significantly, not only among the elderly but also among young Hungarians.
Chantal Delsol emphasised that Europe was at a turning point and that Viktor Orbán had the opportunity to resolve Christian values in a huge civilisational conflict with the global left.