An open letter to Viktor Orbán/© London School of Economics

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Mr Prime Minister,
please allow me, first, to offer you my very enthusiastic compliments on your splendid success at the general elections.

But if I take the liberty to send you my congratulations, it is even more so because of your magnificent speech of March 15th. It will make history. It already belongs to it, as one of the most beautiful and powerful speeches ever pronounced. You said everything us poor Western Europeans, submitted defenceless, as we are, to invasion, colonization, foreign occupation and ethnic submersion, wanted and needed to hear. At the very heart of Europe Hungary became once again, thanks to your words, the living fortress of European Resistance.

This speech, your situation, the positions you have adopted during recent years, all this gives you, Mr Prime Minister, as I am sure you are well aware, an enormous responsibility You are not only the Prime Minister of Hungary, you are the very embodiment, for Europe as a whole, of courage, hope, resistance, and of a clear refusal: that of submission.

I, on my part, am a French writer, best known in recent years for having coined the expression Great Replacement, which you have recently used, to my great pleasure, in your own speeches. I am also the President and co-founder of the National Council of European Resistance (Conseil National de la Résistance Européenne), a would-be union of all those, party or movement’s leaders, opinion leaders, political or cultural figures, artists, intellectuals, who are determined to fight the invasion and the destruction of the Europeans of Europe. The Council is national because we think it is for each and every nation to decide who it might want or not want on its territory; and it is European because we think the present drama of invasion, colonization, and ethnic substitution is a European problem, a matter of common culture for the continent as a whole, a matter of life and death for European civilization, a major European crisis which can only have a European solution. No country will save itself alone.

Hungarians are very fortunate to have the words Great Replacement explained to them. For us in Western Europe it has been for years a daily sight, a daily experience and a daily suffering. To your own people you are, by your great wisdom and patriotic feeling, avoiding such nightmare. That is the reason we are looking to you as a model, and to Hungary as a flag-bearer.

We are asking for help. I am asking for your help. By doing so I am well aware that we, Western Europe, are asking from you, Central and Eastern Europe, the assistance you did not get from us when YOU were the occupied part of Europe, invaded, humiliated, conquered. Free Europe has changed sides, thanks to men like you. Soon you’ll see West Europeans flocking to the East as refugees. It has already started.

You could help in two ways.

First, by accepting, Mr Prime Minister, to be an eminent member of the Council of European Resistance, as did your neighbour, Mr Václav Klaus, former President of the Czech Republic. It would be a gesture of great emblematic significance.

Secondly, by sending a representative to a banquet and get-acquainted day of work and friendship I am organizing for members of the Council in early June, in France. This will be a private event, in a private location. If only for diplomatic reasons, I do not entertain the hope that you could be present yourself (which would be by far the best!). But if you were so kind as to send us a missus dominicus he or she would be our guest of honour and their presence amongst us would be a formidable encouragement for all the people in Europe who look up to you as the very emblem of resistance.

I would of course provide all details on the day or place. You can find all information on the Council on this very website, “Conseil National de la Résistance Européenne”. My book “Le Grand Replacement” — the most recent edition of which includes my speech at the founding of the Council near the resting place of Général de Gaulle on the anniversary of his death — has, unfortunately, yet to be translated into magyar.

In the hope you will give a favourable answer to my two requests, or calls for help, please allow me to extend to you, Mr Prime Minister, my utmost admiration,

Renaud Camus
President of the National Council of European Resistance


This article was first published in Hungarian in the Magyar Idők.