While the British people have had to endure the nauseating rollercoaster nightmare Brexit has become, Hungarians are currently bracing themselves for the possibility of turbulence in the near future.
A few days ago, the European People’s Party suspended Fidesz, the Hungarian ruling party, from its ranks as retaliation for Orbán’s alleged illiberalism, flagrant flouting of “European values”, and staunch anti-mass migration stance. This latest rebuke of Orbán specifically and Hungary in general follows hard on the heels of the EU’s triggering of Article 7 proceedings against the country in September, 2018.
Hungary’s appearance of conflict has now met the European Union’s appearance of force. Anyone who understands the secret rules of engagement knows compromise under such circumstances is impossible, as the following quotes demonstrate,
“We cannot compromise on democracy, rule of law, freedom of press, academic freedom or minorities rights. And anti-EU rhetoric is unacceptable. The divergences between EPP and Fidesz must cease,” Joseph Daul, the president of that coalition (the European People’s Party) said Wednesday.
A Hungarian official offered the following prior to the EPP vote,
A Hungarian government official stressed before the vote to suspend the party that they would “under no circumstances be able to compromise on fundamental issues such as the defense of Christian culture or the rejection of immigration.”
With compromise seemingly out of the question, something must give. In my opinion, whatever “gives” will determine not only Hungary’s fate, but the long-term feasibility of the European Union as whole.
What are the stakes? Well, as the quote above demonstrates, on the one side you have the EU’s Babylonian vision of Europe - the establishment of a homogenized, bureaucratic, totalitarian state controlled under the banners of my favorite value delusions: freedom, democracy, and human rights. On the other side you have the struggle for the re-establishment of a Europe of sovereign nations.
What the forces of democracy, freedom, and human rights ultimately want is a continuation of the migrant crisis of 2015; the establishment of “safe and orderly” migration of millions of non-European people into Europe until the European people themselves drown within the borders of their own countries. Anyone who still has the audacity to claim the social-engineering war the EU, in cooperation with the UN, has waged against its own people is nothing more than a sinister conspiracy theory can, at this point, be neither trusted nor endorsed.
That the center-right European People’s Party, made up of so-called conservatives and Christian democrats, takes umbrage with Orbán’s rejection of immigration or defense of Christian culture should make us all pause for a moment. That this same European People’s Party adamantly encourages and supports the continued effort of importing millions of non-European people into Europe bleeds out past the oxymoronic into the realm of evil.
So which side will give? The coming months should provide the answer. Be prepared for both possibilities. In the meantime, get ready for the fireworks. It will likely be quite a show.