The attempt to forcibly rewrite our common past evokes communist times

2020. 06. 19.

The case of George Floyd, who died as a result of police abuse in the United States, was discussed in the plenary session of the European Parliament, and a resolution was adopted. The resolution, drawn up by left-wing and liberal groups in the European Parliament, unfortunately and unacceptably advocates extreme and violent actions that wrongly take advantage of the incident and seeks to forcibly rewrite our common past.

The Fidesz-KDNP Delegation to the European Parliament deplores the police excess that led to the sad death and trusts that the perpetrators will be brought to justice in accordance with the law.

We believe that all forms of racism must be resolutely opposed.

At the same time, we condemn all forms of violence and vandalism. We find the vandalism and aggressive worldview of extreme leftist movements unacceptable. These movements’ forces are using the unfortunate incident as an excuse to justify their vandalism, looting, violent actions against statues, and attacks on police forces.

Violent events in American and European cities are a threat to democracy and deliberately create new social tensions. Attempts by extreme leftist movements to simplify history and forcibly rewrite our common past by breaking and destroying statues evokes communist times.

It is sad to see that the European People’s Party Group has once again succumbed to left-wing pressure and supported a decidedly one-sided decision based on far-left logic and arguments. We are convinced that, as a political family representing the values of law and order, the European People’s Party (EPP) should take a sober and determined, independent position on the issue. The EPP strongly condemns all forms of racism, but it cannot justify violence and the violent, ideological denial of our common historical past. It is unfortunate that the EPP did not represent its own values when voting on the resolution but came under pressure from left-wing and liberal factions to push for a violent worldview of extreme left-wing movements based on a misinterpretation of police excesses.