“We [Hungarians] are not a mixed race, and we do not want to become a mixed race either” -Prime Minister Viktor Orbán (23.07.2022).
The Hungarian history from the Huns to today is filled with mixing with neighbours and other tribes. The Hungarian legacies is far beyond the shores that is known as Hungary. This is just show that blind nationalism is forging history and the ethnic background of a people. Orbán should study his own people and how the state became an entity. Heck, the whole population should take reliable DNA tests for ethnicity and the results would shatter the minds of Fidesz. Because, it’s isn’t as he believes or anyone else.
I will therefore show you two texts, which shows how multi-ethnic Hungary is and how mixed it is. The historical accuracy and the knowledge of how Hungary became how it is today. Only proves that. The populist in Fidesz might dismiss that. Since that doesn’t fit their narrative or belief-system. However, like all Central European nations. They are mixed and filled with multiculturalism. That’s natural because of the borders, the wars and all the migration that happens over time.
Just read these two quotes from two different articles on the matter and they really settle it!
“Immigration to and emigration from Hungary, both temporary and permanent, have been a reality to reckon with since the birth of the country. Hungary is situated in a geographical and geopolitical zone deeply influenced by the economic, political, social and religious conflicts between East and West, North and South, and by efforts to equalise these differences. From early on, immigration created a sort of multiculturalism in Hungary. This became self-evidence in the Habsburg Empire, when Hungarians cohabited and mingled with Germans, various Slavic groups, Italians, Romanians and Jews for centuries” (Frank Tibor – ‘MIGRATIONS IN HUNGARIAN HISTORY – PART I’, 12.01.2016, Hungarian Review)
“To start with, the Magyars installed themselves in what is today Hungary, together with peoples who were already in the area. Others – from both east and west – joined them after the conquest and began to settle in the country in the 10th–11th centuries. This pattern continued with several settlement campaigns later on, for example in the 13th–14th centuries and in the 17th–19th centuries” (…) “Acting as the proverbial bridge between east and west secured Hungarian culture an eventful and colourful history and genetic mix, similar to the average European. Were you to set out to find a Hungarian without a mixed genetic background, it would be a challenge, to say the least. Most people, not just Hungarians, share a good part of their ancestors down the line. Sharing a common language and, via the language, its literature and sense of history, would fulfil the criteria of homogeneity for some cultures” (Zsuzsanna Ardó – ‘The paradox of ethnic homogeneity – a Hungarian example’ 13.03.2014, OpenDemocracy,net).
Some might say that the speech of Prime Minister Orbán is controversial. I beg to differ. I would say its delusional and utter garbage. The Hungarian Prime Minister might feel like this and say the Hungarian people isn’t mixed. However, that doesn’t make it true. By default, the ancestors and their actions in combination of the migration of both the Maygars and the other tribes are all collectively a part of how Hungary looks today.
That’s why its really foolish and lack of knowledge to come with a statement like this. This racial purity stuff is far-right nonsense, which isn’t based on facts and historical patterns. The PM can say these words, but it doesn’t make it true. It only shows his open ignorance and lack of concern of his own heritage and how multi-cultural Hungary is.
I shouldn’t have to write these things. As it is set in stone, but someone has to counter the stupidity and acknowledge the fact. Unless, Orbán and Fidesz will do mass DNA testing to prove a point, which he cannot win. Because, the DNA will not lie and Orbán knows this. Peace.