Central Europe has remained strikingly calm even as mass unrest breaks out in the multicultural West, where George Floyd protests and riots have left cities in the United States and Western Europe in chaos, led to billions of dollars in damage, and resulted in many police officer gravely injured and some even murdered.
Social media users who believe countries like Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, which have conservative-led governments that have rejected multiculturalism, demographic change, and liberal ideologies, have been touting the peace their countries enjoy as the West appears set for a meltdown.
Remember when you used to laugh at Central and Eastern Europe?
Who is laughing now? pic.twitter.com/2D6psKuPJk
— Based Hungary ?? (@BasedHungary) June 8, 2020
Although Black Lives Matter protests and violence targeted against police and businesses originated in the United States, Europe is now increasingly facing mass protests despite lockdown measures designed to keep coronavirus in check.
In Great Britain, Winston Churchill’s statute was defaced during a Black Lives Matter protest, and the left-wing BBC described protests as “largely peaceful” in the same social media description that noted 27 police were injured.
27 police officers injured during largely peaceful anti-racism protests in London https://t.co/vIq1VL1aiT
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) June 7, 2020
After protesters pelted a police horse, the horse was spooked, resulting in the officer’s horse bolting and a female officer slamming into a pole at high speed. She is currently recovering in hospital with shattered ribs, a collapsed lung, and a broken collarbone, with the crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters cheering as she suffered the nearly-fatal injury.
Listen to them celebrate as they knock an officer from his horse. The radical left, by making false comparisons between the US and the UK, has unleashed hell upon innocent British officers. Our officers get up each morning to keep us all safe, @pritipatel this cannot go on here. pic.twitter.com/OtQpwhI6UN
— Darren Grimes (@darrengrimes_) June 6, 2020
Videos of dazed and bloodied retreating British officers at George Floyd protests seemed to exemplify a complete loss of control.
WHITEHALL UK: Never seen anything like this. Police in full retreat, persued by the mob being pelted with objects pic.twitter.com/VuQOuuEiLB
— Ministry of Truth (@BanTheBBC) June 7, 2020
Britain was only one country in Europe that has seen mass protests, with Belgium, Sweden and France all seeing significant violence from Black Lives Matter protesters.
Huge riots and utter chaos in #Brussels, the capital city of the European Union, after today’s #BlackLivesMatter demonstration. Massive riots also in Sweden after a BLM protest. Western Europe is dying! pic.twitter.com/zTchK2AaDi
— BasedPoland (@BasedPoland) June 7, 2020
In contrast, countries in Central Europe, particularly Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic, have seen virtually no protests, and in the cases small numbers gathered, they have ended without incident.
As previously reported on Remix News, a Black Lives Matter Facebook event was planned for Budapest in Hungary, with only three white female U.S. expats expressing their interest in attending before they removed the event from Facebook. Eventually, a peaceful demonstration was held in the capital on Sunday.
Memes comparing the chaos in the West to the relative peace in Hungary highlighted the differences.
— Based Hungary ?? (@BasedHungary) June 5, 2020
The Visegard24 Twitter account, which highlights the Visegard alliance of Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, also noted the difference in how nationalists in Poland protest versus leftist protesters in countries like the United States and Great Britain.
Remember western media outrage at the Polish Independence Day March?
250.000 people came out peacefully to celebrate freedom and Polish Independence.
Burned Cars – 0
Burned Buildings – 0
Looted Stores – 0
Damages Store Fronts – 0
Rapes – 0
Injuries – 0
Deaths – 0
— Visegrad 24 ???????? (@visegrad24) June 7, 2020
István Kovács, strategic director for Budapest think tank the Center for Fundamental Human Rights, said that in the event Westerners start fleeing the breakdown in order in their own countries, he suggests they apply to migrate to Hungary through legal channels. Better yet, they should stay and fix the problem themselves.
I suggest the legal channels. You can submit your asylum requesta at the local embassies and consulates. Don’t come running to our border screaming “oh, no! Thugs and criminals are burning down our streets” a) we are not big on excuses and b) why don’t you do something? https://t.co/7W15zfevWz
— Koskovics Zoltán (@KoskovicsZ) June 8, 2020
The conservative politicians that lead Central Europe, particularly in Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic, have forcefully rejected the conditions which have led to the breakdown in order in other Western countries. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has frequently noted that the West is deteriorating under political correctness, identity politics, and changing demographics.
“If Europe is not going to be populated by Europeans in the future and we take this as given, then we are speaking about an exchange of populations, to replace the population of Europeans with others,” said Orbán at a demographic summit in 2019. “There are political forces in Europe who want a replacement of population for ideological or other reasons.”
Orbán has noted that political correctness will not protect people and that increasingly mixed cultures feature strife and tension that is not present in Hungary. The Hungarian leader saying that compared to other European countries, there are few “people with cultural backgrounds different from ours” in Hungary. He also said the few migrants the country have respect the laws of the country, work on their own, and want to find their place in Hungarian society. He continued that there no problems with minorities that currently live in Hungary and their numbers are not growing at a rate that would “give us a headache”
Recently, he criticized the European People’s Party, the center-right conservative party in the Euroepan Parliament that his Fidesz party belongs to, as not being conservative enough.