European “replacement theory” turned into supreme ideology

replacement theory

European replacement theory
European replacement theory

On the 16th of May only a few days after the mass shooting that killed a person at Buffalo, New
York, inspired by conspiracy fear of black Westerners’ “Great Replacement” by minorities,
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban endorsed the shooter’s beliefs in a nationally broadcast
speech.
“Part that makes up the image of the next decade of conflict that we are facing will be ongoing
crises of suicide throughout all of the Western world. One such suicide plan I observe is the
huge European population replacement program that seeks to replace disappearing European
Christian children with migrants who are adults who have come from other cultures,” Orban
said.
Orban is a keen observer of American political events; his speech contains a call to “make
Hungary great again.” It’s unlikely to say, according to the Guardian says that he did not know
about the resentment in Washington regarding the “Great Replacement” concept -which is a
conspiracy theory that suggests the possibility of a shady scheme to “replace” those of a
majority of the white Western population with immigrants and children of non-whites.
However, Orban has not adopted this language to respond to the events in America. The
language is a key element of his philosophy for a long time.

“I believe there are a lot of people who want to see the demise of Christian Europe,” he stated in
an interview on the radio in a representative 2018 interview. “They think that, if they can replace
the sub-culture, and by bringing in millions of new ethnic groups that aren’t that rooted in
Christian tradition They will change Europe in accordance with their vision.”
In the present day Hungary We see the country as one in which the “Great Replacing” theory
has a monopoly on not only the official discourse but also the policies. The treatment of
immigrants is brutal on the frontier as the state dismisses LGBTQ minorities as an affront in the
direction of Hungarian population growth and sends out a message to encourage women to
assume “traditional” tasks as mothers and homemakers. People who advocate for the rights of
immigrants and immigrants similar to those of the Hungarian American Jewish philanthropist
George Soros, are classified as opponents by the government and rebuked in a manner that is
sexist.
In the meantime, Republicans are increasingly seeing Orbanism as a model. Right now
Orbanism is the subject of a debate. The Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) will
be holding an important event in Budapest. Orban made a speech early on Thursday morning.
Both Tucker Carlson and Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows will be giving speeches
via videoconference. The speech is a confirmation of an issue I’ve written about for years as the
GOP’s transformation to an anti-liberal faction that closely resembles the Orban’s Fidesz party.
At the conference, My colleague Noel King met with Istvan Kiss, chief executive officer at the
Danube Institute, a government-sponsored think tank with ties to famous Western conservatism.
She was able to ask Kiss directly if his administration’s acceptance of the replacement theory
bothered him. He replied it did, but more or less that it wasn’t.
“If Hungary changes, then Hungary is no more,” he says. “If you live in a society or civilization
that is unable to reproduce itself is a sign that something isn’t right in our society. It’s a bit odd;
it’s sort of suicidal.”
These are the theories that are being spread across the globe from Budapest all the way to
Washington. The effects for America are not just a little scary.

How Orban changed the “Great Repeal” into the basis of a governing
idealism

Within the United States, replacement theory has been popular among the fringe of racists such
as the Buffalo shooter and the Charlottesville, Virginia, marchers for years. It was only recently
that it has gained traction in mainstream GOP more mainstream thanks in no way because of
the impact the Carlson show on Fox television show.
In Europe, The idea is popular among both neo-Nazis and the far-right political parties on the
continent including those of the Netherlands’ Freedom Party and Germany’s AfD. As these
parties grew in popularity following the events of the refugee crisis in 2015 These ideas began
to move closer to mainstream politics. During the 2022 French presidential election, Valerie

Pecresse — the candidate of the center-right Republican party — used the term “Great
Replacement” in a campaign speech railing against immigration.
However, nowhere has this idea had more impact than in Hungary the country where Orban
along with his ever-growing ultra-right Fidesz party has crafted its political structure to create a
control of power that is unmatched within other countries in the European Union. The Hungarian
premier has turned the fear of a demographic shift into a central ideology of governing which
serves as the basis for a policy that slams minorities and consolidates his power.


Orban’s vision of the future is this: Hungary is a small country of approximately 10 million
inhabitants, with individual culture and language, which has been repeatedly subjugated and
invaded throughout its time. The main threat to the future of Hungary is its low birthrate
“Hungarians are a species that is endangered,” as he once stated.
Migration into Europe via the Middle East and Africa is according to this view the main reason
behind being given this “endangered” classification. Because Orban believes that “
Hungarianness” is defined by ethnonational definitions it is impossible that children of
immigrants are ever going to become Hungarian.

By bringing in their own languages and
cultures He believes they pose a serious risk to the Hungarian country’s long-term future.
“We don’t require numbers, we need Hungarian children. For us, immigration is surrender,” as
the politician stated in a speech in 2019. “If we accept the truth that we’re not able to support
ourselves, even on a biological level, then by doing so, we accept that we aren’t important even
to our own sake.”
Only approximately 2.1 percent of the Hungarian population is born abroad, according to data
from 2020 (though it’s an increase from 1.6 percent in the year 2018). A majority are from other
European states, including Ukraine and Romania and 97 % of the populace is composed
predominantly of Hungarians. However, Orban continues to call migration an attempt to thwart
Hungary as a planned replacement orchestrated by bureaucrats from Brussels as well as
George Soros.
“What they are hoping for is that it becomes increasingly less us and our descendants living
here, but other people,” he said in an address to mark the nation’s revolution of 1848. “External
military and other international powerhouses are trying to impose all this on our country, and
with the assistance of their allies in our country.”


The conclusion of this idea is that Orban and his comrades in Fidesz are entitled to do almost
anything — no matter how cruel and oppressive — to prevent immigration. They’ve built an
enclosure along their border with Serbia to prevent immigrants from crossing and when I was at
the border during the year 2018, I was able to see the detention center, which had many
migrants confined to an inhumane processing facility and others sleeping in shelters located at
one side. Hungarian side.
In the year 2000, the government passed”Stop Soros,” a law that was passed by the
government “Stop Soros” law, a measure that slaps Hungarian individuals and groups for

“promoting and facilitating illegal migration,” with provisions so broadly drafted that, theoretically,
the government could even arrest anyone who feeds immigrants who are undocumented in the
street or who attends a rally for political reasons in support of their rights.
The influence of replacement theory extends far beyond the policy of immigration. Orban’s
anti-LGBTQ rhetoric is based on the notion that “gender ideologies” is an affront to Hungarian
continuity, allegedly by hindering heterosexual families (and hindering reproduction). This idea is
so fundamental to Fidesz’s stance that in 2021, the government was codified as an amendment
to the constitution.
“Hungary will protect the marriage institution in the form of a union between one person and one
woman, based on a voluntarism, and protect families as the basis for the existence for the
country,” the amendment says. “Family bonds must be founded on marriage or the bond
between parents and their children. The mother should be female, and the father should be a
male.”


Certain of Hungary’s birth rate-related laws are not as alarming. Subsidies for families with
children specifically are completely legal and a sensible social policy. However, they occur within
an overall political context and decision-making that considers women obliged to serve their
country by becoming mothers and household workers.
“I’d prefer to reach an understanding with Hungarian ladies and their contribution to the future of
our nation,” the prime minister once stated. “Childbearing is a private issue however, it is also a
visible one.”

The theory of replacement that goes from Budapest to Washington

It’s not clear to what extent Orban is actually believing in that “Great Replacement” theory.
Through the 80s and 1990s, Orban portrayed himself as a committed liberal, before taking a
sudden right turn. Hungary is a conservative social country according to European standards,
which is why certain of his policies in this area are truly well-liked. Many of the policies defended
by the replacement rhetoric happen to make his enemies weaker and increase state power to
suppress discontent which furthers the undemocratic goals of remaining in control.
In spite of his true convictions, Orban is now very dedicated to the cause of replacing and has
invested in exporting it.

He is trying to form an alliance with extreme right Western politicians,
inviting prominent right-wing intellectuals with Orban in Budapest and even funding journals and
institutes that promote the principles of Orban philosophy in English.
He has apparently achieved his greatest popularity in the United States, where the top figures
within the Republican Party are seeing him as a role model.
In the month of January, Donald Trump endorsed Orban during his run for reelection, describing
him as a “strong politician” who “truly is a lover of his country and seeks to ensure security for
the people of his country.” In the same month, the main party media friend Tucker Carlson

released a special entitled Hungary against. Soros attempted to dispel the Orban’s “Great
Replacement” mythology to an American audience.
In the show, Carlson argues that migration to Hungary is similar to an actual military incursion,
that is, one in which the migrants are attempting to conquer Hungary and replace the population
with their own children.
“Unlike the threats posed by those of the Soviets or the Ottoman Empire the threat that is posed
by George Soros and his nonprofit organizations is more subtle and difficult to discern,” Carlson
says. It is not surprising that Carlson has been the leading proponent of the notion that a similar
scenario is taking place in America and claiming that Democrats use immigration policies to
facilitate “the replacing of old Americans with more conscientious foreigners.”
In Florida Governor. Ron DeSantis — a prominent actor within the GOP and a potential
candidate for 2024 is setting the standard for a type that is akin to American Urbanism. Although
DeSantis hasn’t publicly endorsed Orban’s rhetoric of replacement like Carlson does He has
taken note of the practice of using social conservative views to justify policies that target
opponents in politics. It is an indication that his controversial “Don’t say”I’m Gay” law was
obviously inspired by Hungary’s recently passed limitations regarding LGBTQ speech.


This brings us back to the topic of CPAC held in Budapest. CPAC has hosted international
conferences before, in an effort to create cross-national connections for conservatives however
this is the first time it has held a gathering that is in Europe. While only a handful of prominent
Republican lawmakers are present personally, the importance of how the movement will
develop is not lost on everyone.
The transatlantic widespread nation of “Great Replacement” rhetoric is particularly troubling
because it has been the source of the white supremacist attack at mosques throughout New
Zealand, Latinos in El Paso, and, more recently, Black shoppers at a Buffalo supermarket. It’s a
way of thinking that isn’t just conspiratorial, but also capable of justifying violence and
repression. It suggests that the very existence of non-whites in a nation poses a threat to body
politics.


We’ve witnessed how this has led to the growth of an illegal authoritarian state in Hungary and it
appears that it is the case that the Republican Party has no qualms in following the same route.
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) is the number. 3 most popular Republican of the House Rep. Elise
Stefanik (R-NY), has displayed no remorse for her previous comments defending the idea of
substitute theory. And there is no sign she’s going to be punished.


In Orban’s speech during his speech at CPAC Budapest, he outlined the 12 points of his
“recipe” to be successful in politics which the American right could learn from. The first he
mentioned “is that we have to live within your own guidelines” which means conservatism “must
never be discouraged from being yelled at, or being branded inadmissible, or dismissed as
troublemakers.”

In the context of current events, This advice doesn’t sound like friendly hints but more like those
of an enabler. It’s evident that this is the case. The Republican Party is taking the concept
seriously.