We thought that the mainstream wing of the European Parliament – the socialists, the liberals, the People’s Party, (alas) the “Christian Democrats”, the Greens, and the radical left – were simply irresponsible and attacked us for the Child Protection Act because they had not read it. Unfortunately, the very bad news is that they did read it. And that’s the really big problem.
We thought we might have had differences of opinion with the mainstream, but there was be no doubt that they did not want to expose their children, either, to influences that would lead children to make irresponsible, hasty, and later irreversible decisions about their own gender. Well, we have to be disappointed in that assumption now, as well.
There are several quotes that could support this disappointment, but let us just use one: the statement of Spanish Socialist Juán Fernando López Aquilar, who I had the misfortune to get to know in February 2012, when the Commission held a hearing on the “terrible” conditions of Hungarian civil society, and where I spoke as a representative of the CÖF (a Hungarian NGO) as the only exponent of national, conservative value in the debate.
I can’t literally quote Aquilar’s words, but of course he told reporters that the law goes against European values (when did LGBT become a European “value”? I ask respectfully), so Hungary should be punished, etc., etc., ad infinitum.
Asked if he didn’t feel a problem with children being bombarded with homosexual propaganda by various NGOs, he answered: why would homosexual propaganda be a problem? Children should not be afraid of this, nothing bad comes from it, as there is nothing wrong with homosexuality.
And here’s the point. They are not bothered by something that does bother us.
The problem is that they no longer see homosexuality and other sexual uniqueness as merely a tolerable sexual otherness, but something that is natural – normal – that it doesn’t hurt children, and if children decide to change gender as a result of propaganda, there’s nothing wrong with that. Moreover, this is how the young generations can really find their identity.
They are already portraying transgenderism as a “European core value”.
Well, that’s why I say that our paths part here, because the two value sets are fundamentally opposed.
I am saying this for the hundredth time: an iron curtain of cultures and values has fallen again in the middle of Europe. But we aren’t the ones who pulled that curtain down.
Title image: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. (Francois Walschaerts, Pool Photo via AP)