In Hungary, at a commemoration of a 1956 anti-Communist uprising, Hungary's current Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, said his country must stand up to Europe's “Sovietization” and defend its borders against mass migration. As a critic of the leftist nature of the European Union and an early opponent of the wave of Muslim migrants flooding Europe, Orban said freedom in Europe depended on the sovereignty of the nation state and the protection of Christian traditions.
“People who love their freedom must save Brussels from Sovietization, from people who want to tell us who we should live with in our countries,” the prime minister said to cheers from a crowd of several thousand.
“We want to be a European nation not a nationality within Europe,” he said.
The statism that Orban stands against has become a worldwide phenomenon, through the United Nations on the international stage, and the Democrat Party in the United States. Hungary, however, understands communism in a way that others may not. Hungary, after all, used to be a part of the Soviet Bloc. As an ex-Communist country in Eastern Europe, Hungary understands the dangers of the socialist policies being pushed by the European Union, and the diabolical nature of forcing all EU states to take in hundreds of thousands of Muslim migrants.
“As heirs to 1956 we cannot allow Europe to cut the roots that made it great and helped us survive the Soviet suppression. There is no free Europe without nation states and thousands of years of wisdom from Christianity,” he said.
“We must close the border to stop the mass migration that flows from the south.”
Polish President Andrzej Duda, the guest of honor at the commemoration, assured Hungarians of support from Warsaw.
“You can count on Poland, we march together in the toughest moments,” Duda told supporters waving Polish flags. “Two countries which were built on Christian foundations and are now free in the unified Europe.”