In a radio interview given on 15 May, Viktor Orbán divided Hungarian society into “indigenous peoples and minorities” in an exclusionary manner from the nation in connection with the fact that the Curia had done justice to the afflicted Roma students. According to the reigning prime minister, “a minority can regularly impose their will on the majority”.
In a situation where mitigating the consequences of an unprecedented economic crisis is only possible through full social cohesion, the violent division of society is causing harm to the entire nation. The spread of poverty, economic decline, and the escalation of social conflicts cannot be stopped if our society is divided into “natives and minorities”.
The hate-based policy of the 1930s will also lead to tragedy in the 21st century, so it is in the national interest to create a democratic republic. We need to build a society in which control of power, the widest possible information, solidarity and responsibility for our natural environment prevail. We need to turn a profit-based system into a human-centred society.
The European Left calls for immediate action by the victims of the current system, organizations that give priority to the protection of human rights and life. They cannot divide us by reference to origin, skin color, or anything else.
Let us join forces for the sake of a democratic republic!
European Left – Workers’ Party of Hungary 2006