For Viktor Orbán, the next decade will be a decade of danger, uncertainty and war, as the pillars of Western civilization, once believed to be unshakable, crack. The Prime Minister spoke of three changes in Western civilization. In the past we thought we were safe from science, then the Covid came, we thought war could not come back to Europe, but there is war in the neighborhood of Hungary, and we thought that the cold war may never return, yet some world leaders are now working to reorganize our lives into geopolitical blocs, the prime minister has said.
The influence of the West is fading
The Hungarian Prime Minister spoke about the general mood in Europe which he said is on a downward trajectory as the strength, power, authority and agency of Western civilization are on the decline. Most painful of all in the loss of power and material space is the West’s loss of control over energy resources, Orbán pointed out. The West no longer possesses most of the raw materials and energy resources. “Our situation, Europe’s situation, is doubly difficult: the reason is that Washington behaves as it does. Nobody raised their eyebrows when America started extracting energy through fracking, although America made no secret of the fact that it will use its energy policy as a weapon of foreign policy, said Orbán, adding that Americans are able to impose their will because they do not depend on others for their energy supply.
The loss of energy resources
The Europeans reacted by resisting dependence on the Americans, and until now the EU tried to protect the German-Russian energy axis, which is currently being torn apart. “The latest proposal from the European Commission is that everyone should be forced to reduce their gas consumption by 15%, and if that doesn’t work, it will be taken away from those who have it,” warned Viktor Orbán.
The challenges ahead for Hungary
Speaking about the situation of the Hungarian people, the Prime Minister said that the most important challenge is the population decline. There are still more funerals than baptisms, he noted. The peoples of the world can be divided into two groups: some are able to reproduce biologically, others are not. Referring to the family policies of the Fidesz government, he said that the situation in the country has improved, but there has been no recovery yet.
Until there is a turnaround, sooner or later Hungary and the Carpathian Basin will be “stolen” from us, the Hungarian politician said.
Orbán said the second challenge we face is migration, which has split Europe in two. “A half is a world where European and non-European peoples live together. These countries are no longer nations, but conglomerates of peoples. There is the other half of the West, Central Europe. The West, in an intellectual sense, has moved to Central Europe, and in the rest of Europe only the post-West remains, warns Orbán, who said the post-West is currently trying to force Central Europe to become like them. .
In the eyes of the Prime Minister, Brussels, with the network of George Soros, wants to impose migration on Hungary. Referring to some previous rule of law proceedings against Hungary, he said: “We have been brought to justice and convicted. And if it hadn’t been for the refugee crisis in Ukraine, they would have started to serve the sentence against us. Now they’ve put that aside. They didn’t take it off the agenda, they just pushed it aside.
He called it an “ideological disguise of the internationalist left” when they try to claim that Europe is inherently mixed race. It is a historical and semantic fraud. The peoples who live in Europe move around, they work, but they are not mixed peoples. We are ready to mix, but we don’t want to become mestizos,” Orbán said. According to him, today, the Islamic civilization, which is gradually moving towards Europe, has realized that Hungary will not be the launching pad for its expansion in Europe because of the Hungarian tradition of fighting the Ottoman Islamic Empire. in the past.
The question of gender
The next threat is gender ideology, against which the government has introduced its child protection law, and for which Hungary has been sued by the mainstream European left. “We don’t want to tell them how to live, we just want them to understand that in our country the father is a man and the mother is a woman – and they should accept that with Soros’ strengths,” Ms. Orbán. , adding that this “Western-style craziness” will never become the majority opinion in this part of the world.
The importance of alliances and the Visegrad Four
According to the Prime Minister, the key to victory is both determination and finding allies. This is why the post-westerners have done everything to disrupt the V4. The strategic interests of Poles and Hungarians in the war coincide: we want Russia to stay away, we want Ukraine to stay independent. “But in Hungarian-Polish relations, the problem is heart: we see this as a war between two Slavic peoples, and the Poles see it as a war of which they are a part. Our Slovak and Czech friends in the elections preferred the post-Western world,” he said with a hint of sarcasm.
Viktor Orbán said that the main aspect of any war is that mothers mourn their children and children lose their parents. This notion must take precedence over everything else, even in politics. The Prime Minister pointed out that so far 86 Hungarians have died in the fighting in Ukraine. He therefore maintained his earlier position that this is not the Hungarians’ war. The Prime Minister also noted that
there are countries that criticize Hungary because they think it is not committed enough to the Ukrainians, but many of these countries are far from this conflict and at most provide financial or armed support.
The American assertion that everyone should just be on the right side of history and the rest of the world will obey is no longer valid, said Viktor Orbán. Most people ignore this call. This war could well be the end of Western supremacy, a multipolar world order is knocking at our door,” the Prime Minister said. He suggested that the West should develop a new strategy instead of empty victory reports, to focus not on winning the war but on good peace negotiations and a good peace offer. The EU’s job is not to side with the Ukrainians against the Russians, but to stand between the Russians and the Ukrainians, Orbán stressed.
Abolition of the EU’s right of veto
The prime minister said Brussels’ proposal to abolish consensual decision-making in EU foreign policy is dangerous. “Europe cannot become a global political player because it cannot even maintain peace at home,” the prime minister stressed, calling Europe’s unified foreign policy decision-making “imperialism.” EU. It is also a big problem that the EU cannot defend its own borders. The EU should not invent a central role for itself in world politics, but should first do its job at home, he stressed.
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Energy supply is essential
The fundamental question is who benefits from this war, the prime minister said. “The Russians are the main beneficiaries, because they have the energy resources. Today, the Russians sell less energy but at a much higher price, so they took advantage of that. But it has also benefited the Chinese, who were once at the mercy of the Arabs in terms of energy dependence, but can now buy Russian energy. And American companies are doing well too. However, the EU is doing badly because its energy imports are in the red,” he said.
Europe faces a major recession
Mr Orbán said that Europe is in the grip of the prospect of a recession and that the situation in Hungary is also made more difficult by the fact that the strengthening of the dollar against the euro automatically leads to a weakening of the forint . Hungary has set itself a goal for the next two years, which is to get out of the global recession, he said. But in the opinion of the Prime Minister
only the next US presidential elections could bring peace to the world.
“We can maintain our success in economic terms if we stay away from war, gender stupidity, global taxes, migration, general recession in Europe. The good news is that we managed to do this in 2010 and 2020. In 2020, Hungary was ‘ahead of the curve’ in the crisis,” the Hungarian leader said.
Hungary will become a net contributor to the EU
According to the Prime Minister, Hungary will be a net contributor to the EU by 2030, which will also create a new situation for Hungary. “At that time, we must be in top diplomatic, military and economic form,” Orbán stressed.
Feature photo: MTI/Miniszterelnöki Sajtóiroda/Benko Vivien Cher