Originally posted March 23, 2016.
In Hungary, refugees strike at the Keleti railway station in Budapest. Photo by Mstyslav Chernov
In The American Conservative, Rod Dreher warns readers, “Good luck pressing on with that open door to Middle East refugee migration, Chancellor Merkel. The future belongs to leaders like Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who gave a powerful speech a week ago today, on Hungary’s national holiday.”
The main danger to Europe’s future does not come from those who want to come here, but from Brussels’ fanatical internationalism. [Note: By “Brussels,” he means the European Union. — RD] We should not allow Brussels to place itself above the law. We shall not allow it to force upon us the bitter fruit of its cosmopolitan immigration policy. We shall not import to Hungary crime, terrorism, homophobia and synagogue-burning anti-Semitism. There shall be no urban districts beyond the reach of the law, there shall be no mass disorder. No immigrant riots here, and there shall be no gangs hunting down our women and daughters. We shall not allow others to tell us whom we can let into our home and country, whom we will live alongside, and with whom we will share our country.
Donald Trump has clearly captured the nationalism spirit and tenacity of Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has not, and she now is paying the price. Mr. Trump will continue to add to his delegate count by telling Americans that an “America comes first strategy” is the new order of business for the country. It is going to be a theme of nationalism, not a George Soros and moveon.org fanatical internationalism, that is going to govern America’s actions in the future.