“White, Happy, and Dancing”: Participants of a Hungarian Competition Have Been Excluded for “Propagating a Christian Europe”
The brave new world continues to bring surprises. This time, Europe is condemning those who are too “white and happy”.
In 2023, one of Hungary’s cities will become the European Capital of Culture. Every year a European city is chosen in order for the city to draw attention to its cultural heritage. This tradition was started in Athens in 1985.
Now, a competition is being held in Hungary to pick the city. One of the competitors, the city of Székesfehervar, has already been excluded, due to the fact that its video propagates a “white and Christian Europe”.
In the video, young people dance and play on guitars, go for walks, play sports, a priest looks out of a church and smiles to passers-by, and a baker delivers bread to houses. Life is in full bloom and full of joy.
But the plan was not well received in Europe.
“This movie is propaganda for a white and Christian Europe, everyone is white, happy, and dancing in the street”, - as was cited by the mayor of Székesfehervar, Andras Cser-Palkovics. He gave the details at a press conference in Budapest.
Also the mayor emphasised that a lack of migrants in the video was also poorly received.
Cser-Palkovics went on to specify, that no expert council was sought. Nor were discussions held. The decision was taken exclusively on the basis of a political agenda and founded on the critique of values that sprung from Greek, Roman, and Christian culture.
Over 99 000 people live in Székesfehervar. From a historical point of view, this is one of the most important cities of Hungary as it is was the location of the royal residence. 37 kings were crowned and 15 rulers were buried in Székesfehervar. The town is the location of the famous Garden of Ruins (the remains of an old basilica), the Cathedral of Saint Istvan, the Chapel of Saint Anne and many other monuments. There are many Christian churches in the town.
It is interesting to note, that the name of the town itself is translated as “Royal white city”. Historians note, that during the Ottoman Empire, it was even called Belgrade. It is symbolical that now, the Hungarian ‘Belgrade’ is not up to the multicultural needs of Europe.
P.S. A little more on the jury’s accusation of there ‘not being any migrants’. Apart from the fact that Hungary is one of the few brave EU countries that have taken a strong-willed decision to refuse migrant quotas. The Middle-Eastern and African migrants themselves prefer to settle in Western Europe, in the wealthier countries. There are nearly no migrants in Hungary, especially in comparison to Sweden, France, and Germany. Just take a walk through Budapest and look around.
You can read our interview on migrants with the mayor of the Hungarian town of Asothalom, Laszlo Torockai: you will see many interesting things.
Translated from the Russian by V.A.V.
 Hungarian - "Ez a fehér keresztény Európa propagandafilmje, mindenki fehér, boldog, és az utcán táncol"