March 08, 2012

Or in modern America. Why would the rulers of today’s world care about public Christianity, heterosexual marriage, and freedom from infanticide in one small European backwater? Because they always fear a return of the ancien régime, no matter how inconspicuous it may appear. And given the Hungarian government’s two-thirds majority, it apparently represents the views of their countrymen.

While Hungarians have a tortured historical relationship with their neighbors, they resemble them in many ways. There are many”€”perhaps a majority of”€”Slovaks, Poles, Slovenes, Croats, and others who would agree with the constitution’s social provisions. Therein lies the danger for the moral munchkins in Brussels and Washington. Eastern European national identities are supposed to be slowly eroded through EU membership. But what if Hungary succeeds in saving herself culturally and demographically and her neighbors follow her lead? What if she ceases to be a bugbear to her former subjects and becomes an inspiration?

The results could be terrible. Success of such a project could inspire similarly inclined minorities in every country of Europe. Such a Europe would annoy the current leaders in Brussels and Washington to no end.

Upsetting as all this may be to our rulership, it is by far the best possible outcome for us. If the nations of Europe do not reclaim their past and safeguard their future”€”which is what the Hungarian Constitution and the views of likeminded Europeans around the continent is about”€”then only two futures remain. Either”€”as Pat Buchanan and sundry others have predicted”€”our nations of origin will be under sharia law in a century or less, or else their desperate denizens will turn for protection to new leadership with the will to resist creeping Islamization. Such leadership will inevitably be what our pundits are pleased to call neofascists. Neither Islam nor neofascism would bode well for the USA.



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