Neither Europe nor Hungary can survive if it turns against itself and goes against everything vital, including its past and ancestors, if it breaks with the lifestyle based on the triple foundation of liberty, independence and Christian brotherhood which made Europe and Hungary in it the most successful continent in the world’s history, said Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban at the gala to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian revolution against Communist rule.
The Prime Minister stated that the Hungarian nation reclaimed its ancient right and wanted to decide freely on how to live on 23 October 1956. “And we wanted to live a Hungarian, a European, lifestyle back then. A free and independent Hungary in the Europe of nations. And there was no contradiction in that as Europe’s Western part was indeed the shared home of free nations at the time. If the Soviet world continued, the Hungarian life would not survive. Thousand years of history would disappear and ‘the red mud would eat everything up, including faith, culture, family and friends’, Orban said, reported the V4 news agency.
Hungarians fought a desperate battle against the Warsaw pact in the first of the revolutions which eventually collapsed the Communist bloc. Orban described the example set by the Hungarians as “we made a miracle. We rose to unforeseen heights, and we live from this miracle even today. We paid a high price, but the Hungarian miracle does not come cheap,” he added.
The Prime Minister issued a warning that neither Europe nor Hungary can survive if they turn against itself and go against everything that is vital, including their past and ancestors, if they “breaks with the lifestyle based on the triple foundation of liberty, independence and Christian brotherhood which made Europe and Hungary in it the most successful continent in the world’s history”.