Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that those currently in power in Brussels wanted a German-controlled European state, “unlike us, who insist on the existence of nation states making up Europe”.
“Additionally, an increasing number of positions in the EU are taken over by politicians and Brussels bureaucrats who have certain ideals about the world, society and humans,” PM Orbán said in an interview published in Magyar Nemzet. He said the first appearance of this approach was represented by “Homo sovieticus”, referring to conformists during the time of the Soviet Union. They “wanted to make everyone forget the two-thousand-year endeavour for a Christ-like man, they considered respect for parents and family outdated junk, insisted that children should be raised only to promote the party and the class struggle, and that life exists only in the material world, without a spirit”.
PM Orbán said current ideals promoted in Brussels were “not far from this”, with bureaucrats wanting to transform societies. “They see migration as a way to resolve demographic problems and they believe that European Christian children can be replaced with Muslim adults,” he said. “However, the reality is that instead of a happy mix, the result is terrorism, crime, unemployment and no-go zones.” PM Orbán said the same applied to families. “They believe that our family ideals are outdated and oppressive and they insist that in line with a progressive approach, children should wear trousers for six months and skirts for another six months,” he said. “The people they want to involve in raising children are people we want to keep away from children.”
Hungary and Poland reject these ideals and “we bear great responsibility because we understand that these two countries don’t just represent their own citizens but also those millions of Europeans who are forced to keep their opinions to themselves in their home countries,” PM Orbán said. He also said that Brussels’ revenues were insignificant, arguing that “they only have money from us, from the payments made by member states”.
He said there were political accusations against Hungary in Brussels but they lacked any truth. Hungary will “certainly receive” all the EU money that the country is entitled to because “Brussels has no room for manoeuvre in this”.
Citing the government’s National Consultation surveys, he said there was no other country in the EU where the opinions of many millions of citizens were taken into consideration for making government decisions, like it had happened in Hungary. He said the main tasks of 2022 were the implementation of large economic measures, further successful protection against the virus and the referendum on protecting children. PM Orbán added that he wanted all Hungarians to realise that the country was pressing ahead and not reversing.
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