The Hungarian opposition and the globalist left-liberal forces launched their latest international attack on Hungary, using methods pulled right from the Bolshevik playbook in order to divert attention from their political failures, said MEP Deutsch Tamás in an interview with demokrata.hu. According to the Fidesz MEP, the EU has been failed in dealing with the virus epidemic, and the Hungarian opposition has committed a never-before-seen public crime by utilising the epidemic as a political tool.
The globalist left liberal political forces and the international press serving them have, shockingly, launched a coordinated attack on Hungary, even in the current epidemic situation, accusing the Orbán government of building a dictatorship without any facts, citing Hungarian coronavirus protection act. Why are left-liberal EU politicians involved again by attacking the Hungarian government on the basis of lies and fiction?
Because these liberals and euro bureaucrats living in the Brussels bubble always ignore one of the most important things: that reality will sooner or later knock on the door for both them along with hundreds of millions of citizens of the EU. It will present the reality of the current situation which is radically different from what they have been lying to people about.
There is nothing to be surprised about, as it was also the case with mass illegal migration. For a while they were able to fight back and invent rose-hued theories, but in the end the European Union also had to change its attitude towards migration, as hundreds of millions of European citizens could see the crystal-clear danger of mass illegal immigration. Like the migration crisis, the current coronavirus epidemic has become a common, shared personal experience for Europeans.
In disaster scenarios, the protection of human lives is always paramount. That is why the series of provocative and vile political attacks against the Hungarian government in the middle of the tense fight against the epidemic is incomprehensible and unbearably sad. Especially in the situation when the European Union has not yet provided significant assistance to member states in combating the coronavirus epidemic. And the fact that those who attacked Hungary for ideological and partisan political reasons were even able to force an independent debate on Hungary in the European Parliament this week is a completely elusive, unworthy and unscrupulous process. A debate on [Hungary’s] coronavirus act, which the European Commission itself has said is no problem and not contrary to European standards, and act that has even served to control the epidemic in Hungary.
Is it possible that the main goal of international political attacks against the Hungarian coronavirus act without any basis is in fact to divert attention from the real but deliberately silenced problems of the EU?
One of the classic political foundations of dictatorial Bolshevik party state power was to accuse his political opponents of what he himself was doing in reality. And the current attacks of the left-liberals on the Hungarian government follow exactly this kind of Bolshevik political thinking, not by chance, as they are the spiritual heirs of Bolshevik political methods.
In Europe, these neo-liberal forces have been carrying out a relentless ideological, political struggle against the most basic human values, such as human dignity, religious belief, the traditional family model, natural gender identity, and national pride for decades. And this activity is carried out enthusiastically by a richly funded and well-organized system featuring ample media outlets, countless NGOs, and so-called political activist groups. An excellent example of this is the Soros-funded Freedom House, which has been publishing exclusively politically-biased opinions for many years and has already reached the point where it classifies Hungary not as a democracy, but as a hybrid system through what appears to be mysterious form of verbal hocus pocus.
According to a number of analyses, the crisis caused by the coronavirus epidemic has highlighted the existence of very serious problems in the functioning of the European Union which need to be addressed urgently in order to make the Union work. Are there any valid criticisms that the EU has failed in both the prevention of the spread of the coronavirus epidemic and the fight against the virus to protect human lives?
If we do not want to deny the point, we can only say that the institutions and key players in the European Union have not managed the crisis caused by the viral epidemic badly, but rather catastrophically. And the appropriate conclusions must be drawn from this as soon as possible. In the light of previous epidemics, the Union has set up an EU agency, funded by many tens of millions of euros and employing hundreds of professionals, to carry out epidemic prevention tasks.
Quite surprisingly, this agency was not able to issue a warning of the danger of the epidemic in time, and in February, a few days before the explosive emergence of the new coronavirus epidemic in Europe, it published a detailed study stating that the new type of pathogen would not pose a threat to EU member states. And when the epidemic spread uncontrollably in Europe, the European Commission completely froze and was unable to react in any way to the increasingly serious epidemic for weeks. But unfortunately, even after a period of total paralysis, the Union’s crisis management performance did not improve…
It is therefore no exaggeration to say that hundreds of millions of European citizens, who have good reason and right to fear for their health, life, safety and workplace due the coronavirus epidemic, have not received the help, support and protection they deserve from Brussels at all. People have only received real protection from the governments and municipalities of the member states. The European Union has completely failed to deal with the epidemic, and this, unfortunately, is not an exceptional thing, because, in general, it is this performance and pace that characterizes the way Brussels operates.
Has the EU decided on specific financial assistance that member states can already use to cover the costs of an epidemiological emergency?
Apart from Socialist MEP István Ujhelyi, no one in the European Union claims that the EU has so far provided any serious financial assistance to member states to recover from the economic crisis caused by epidemiological constraints. At present, more than 90 percent of Brussels’ aid is limited to allowing administrative simplification in excessive bureaucratic procedures for the use of development funds already allocated to member states.
However, so far no member state has received a single euro of additional funding from the EU for the costs of controlling the virus and rebuilding the economy. What has already been decided in Brussels only affects the countries of the eurozone and concerns the fact that these member states can receive loans from the European Commission totaling €540 billion. We are not affected at all. In addition, it has recently been on the agenda that the EU could provide other forms of assistance by setting up a so-called European Recovery Fund for Member States, but this have not been implemented at all within the new seven-year framework budget (MFF) and it is not at all clear how big it would be or how the member states will be able to access the money.
In a recent ruling, the German Constitutional Court overturned an earlier ruling by the EU Court of Justice and found that the European Central Bank had exceeded its authority. Can the decision by a German constitutional court that puts the interests of the nation-state above the EU be interpreted as the German constitutional judges have hit at the heart of how the EU works?
This decision by the German Constitutional Court will have serious consequences, as it has put a nail into the coffin of the imperial idea loved by the political, intellectual and journalistic elites belonging to the European mainstream. So far, one of the main activities of the forces that want to transform Europe on the basis of a supranational vision of nations has been the systematic abolition of the constitutional sovereignty of the member states. But this decision of the Constitutional Court has now made it clear that this idea has gone far enough and no farther!
The constitutional sovereignty of the nation-states cannot be further undermined by the stealthy withdrawal of powers. Although the consequences of the decision still need to be analyzed precisely, it is already certain that this decision will be extremely important in the short-, medium- and long=term, which may even have an impact on the debates and processes currently under way. This decision clearly indicates that forces that want to transform Europe along imperial logic are not strengthening, but in fact, they are in a defensive fight against the ideas that call for an EU based on the successful cooperation of strong and sovereign nations.
Soon after the crisis caused by the global virus epidemic, a new world will definitely come. What can we expect as a Hungarian and a European from the many changes that are still considered possible?
There is no doubt that with the end of the epidemic threat, we can expect a global economic crisis with an extent of which we cannot even predict now. Hungary was prepared in time to restart the country’s economy, based on a proven Hungarian recipe in the management of previous economic crises.
Instead of correcting negative changes in economic processes with post-factum decisions, the government intends to remedy the crisis by implementing a proactive economic protection action plan. We have a clear idea of how to get out of trouble by using previously developed best practices. Thanks to economic protection measures, Hungary will hopefully avoid realizing the most pessimistic predictions of a large-scale economic downturn. At the same time, I am convinced that just as Brussels has failed completely in dealing with the coronavirus epidemic due to its paralyzed and helpless reaction to the crisis, the forces who want to create an empire out of the EU at all costs will also weaken.
However, the concept of an EU based on strong nation-states has performed well in dealing with the crisis caused by the epidemic. It has been shown that only the institutions of the member states have been able to function effectively and quickly to curb the epidemic and protect people’s lives and health.