Hungary 'Incubator' for Conservative Politics, Orbán Tells CPAC


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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held Hungary up as an "incubator" for fostering conservative politics in a speech delivered at CPAC Hungary, a gathering of conservative activists and elected officials from the United States and beyond, in Budapest on Thursday, according to a report by news agency MTI.

"Hungary is an incubator where the conservative politics of the future are being experimented on. Hungary is the place where they don't only talk about defeating progressive liberals and don't only talk about a conservative Christian political pivot, but they actually do it," Orbán said.

Conservative politics are the "only remedy" for a country "destroyed by liberal leftists", he claimed

Orbán warned of an attack using a "virus developed in progressive liberal laboratories" that targets "the most vulnerable point of the Western world: the nation".

This "anti-nation virus" aims to "deconstruct and pulverize" nations, he said. "If nations disintegrate, disappear, or go into decay, then we will lose the possibility of a free life and the West will fail," he added. 

He said "variants" of the virus are migration, gender and wokeness. 

He claimed that the "essence of illegal migration is the destruction of the national community". It serves to "deconstruct the cultural basis required for the functioning of the nation state", to "create marginalized, atomized, co-existing but otherwise hostile groups which will never create a community and ...will never constitute a state", he added. 

"This is the same objective that the woke movement and gender propaganda has," he argued, drawing a comparison to communism and Marxism in that "they want to artificially break up the nation into minorities so that they can create strife among these groups".

Orbán said another "virus variant" is "progressive foreign policy", which "always leads us into war". Progressives' latest "imperial foreign policy objective" is to "strip EU member states of the right to shape their own foreign policy", he said. This will be the "greatest battle in coming months" in Brussels, he added.

The Hungarian PM said the "antidote to the progressive virus" is "readily available" in Hungary. "All you need is a little bit of local fine-tuning and it will work anywhere...without side effects," he added.


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