Viktor Orbán is a White Christian Nationalist.
He has condemned “trans” and race-mixing and secured his own borders. He is trying to get the birthrate up. He supports Christian marriage and the family. He sees both the short term and long term challenges facing Hungary and the West. He is trying defend the ethnocultural core of Hungary from globalists like Richard Spencer and George Soros. He presides over a White Christian Republic.
“Where the leninist left once hoped to accelerate history, the right’s political pilgrims aim to reverse it—restoring an idealized past of ethnic homogeneity, traditionalist ideas of family and religion, and pre-democratic social hierarchy. These conservatives are entranced by Orbán’s bombast about defending a “Christian nation” against a Muslim invasion from the Middle East and elsewhere. …
This is the guiding spirit of a new movement on the political right, the self-described national conservatives who first emerged in 2019 and enjoy funding from moguls such as Peter Thiel. Among other things, the “NatCons,” as they are known, seek to detach nationalism from fascism, a task that one of the group’s champions, Yoram Hazony, undertook in his specious book The Virtue of Nationalism. At a NatCon conference in Rome in 2020, Christopher DeMuth, the former president of the American Enterprise Institute, conducted a public interview with Orbán himself, introducing the Hungarian strongman as “boldly at the forefront. He is not only a political but an intellectual leader.” A NatCon 3 conference in Miami is scheduled for September, where Florida Governor Ron DeSantis—who is casting himself as an American Orbán with his culture-war crusade against woke liberals, LGBTQ topics in local schools, and freedom of speech at colleges and universities—will be among the main speakers.
America’s new national conservatives are looking to fulfill an old dream—of taking strength from an autocrat abroad to rule without restraint at home. As Orwell understood, when they see someone wielding the whip, they want to get their hands on it.”
There is nothing foreign about any of this.
Americans admire foreigners like Orbán because these values used to be a part of our own identity and history. We are living in what Orbán has aptly called the post-West. Whereas Orbán sees his mission as trying to conserve the Hungarians and their beautiful historic culture, the liberals who rule the post-West despise their own race, culture and civilization and are hellbent on destroying it.
For most of American history, there was a broad consensus that America was a White country in race, an Anglo-Saxon country in culture, a Protestant country in religion and a liberal and republican country in its political principles. There was a racial, ethnic, religious and cultural core to the country. It wasn’t until the mid-20th century in the JFK era that the Protestant pole was broadened to include Catholics and Jews. European immigrants came here and were Americanized by learning the English language and adopting American political principles. Immigration was restricted to keep the country White.
The meaning of the term “liberal” went through a metamorphosis between World War I and World War II. A liberal used to be someone who was a sort of an evangelist of small government, free market economics and the natural rights of life, liberty and property. Liberals once supported both racialism and nationalism. Liberals were once religious and even supported strict gender roles in the Victorian era. This older version of liberalism was always in tension with slavery, racial hierarchy and federalism throughout the 19th century, but it wasn’t interested in tearing down and repudiating American identity.
In the 20th century, the new liberalism became toxic as it gradually shifted away from its old focus on economics and political rights to cultural liberation and egalitarianism:
- It repudiated nationalism in favor of globalism
- It repudiated patriotism in favor of cosmopolitanism
- It repudiated racialism in favor of antiracism
- It repudiated patriarchy in favor of feminism
- It repudiated Christianity in favor of militant secularism
- It repudiated traditional morality in favor of Freudian -isms and -phobias
- It repudiated Anglo-Saxon culture in favor of multiculturalism
- It repudiated small government in favor of big government
- It repudiated laissez-faire capitalism in favor of wealth redistribution
- It repudiated the strict gender roles of Victorian America in favor of gender fluidity
- It repudiated traditional liberal values like free speech and tolerance in favor of political correctness and later Wokeism and censorship
- It repudiated the right to life (the most important of all natural rights) in favor of abortion
- It embraced modernism, an anti-traditional sensibility that romanticizes self-expression, and postmodernism which rejects any notion of objective truth and reality
- It rejected the White race in favor of championing non-Whites
- It rejected the republican ideal of self-government in favor of rule by professional experts and bureaucrats. See the Cult of Anthony Fauci
These are the hallmarks of the distinct and degenerate 20th century version of liberalism.
I would say the first phase of it or the vanguard phase evolved between World War I and World War II when antiracism, cosmopolitanism and modernism were assimilated into liberalism. The second phase was the peak when it went mainstream in the Rights Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s. The third and final phase has developed between the 1990s and 2020s in which these ideals have been taken to ludicrous extremes in the form of “trans,” open borders, wokeness and toppling monuments of the Founding Fathers. Over the last few years, it has simply become intolerable to cultural conservatives.
Viktor Orbán sees where this is going and has wisely rejected American liberalism in Hungary. Even most American conservatives now recognize this threat to our civilization which is why Orbán was invited to speak at CPAC. Just the other day, two law professors at Harvard and Yale penned an op-ed in the New York Times in which they called for getting rid of the Constitution. The “trans” craze and grooming children was the final proof that there is no line which modern liberals are unwilling cross.
Orbán isn’t a “fascist” or an “autocrat.” We live in a different time. This isn’t the 1930s and 1940s. We are reacting to all the garbage that liberals have embraced since that time and mainly in the post-World War II era because their toxic creed is a menace to both White survival and Western civilization.