Hungary’s pro-family culture has resulted in a rising fertility rate for married women which is “winding back the clock” on demographic decline — a trend once deemed irreversible in Europe and used by globalists to justify mass migration from the third world.
“The country is not just experiencing a fertility spike; Hungary is winding back the clock on much of the fertility and family-structure transition that demographers have long considered inevitable,” writes the author of “Is Hungary Experiencing a Policy-Induced Baby Boom?” from the Institute for Family Studies website.
“That’s unusual,” author Lyman Stone wrote, “as most countries around the world are currently experiencing stable or falling fertility, especially in Europe.”
Mr Stone suggests that fiscal implications — such as subsidies for married couples buying houses, a change in tax deductions for children, and a growing economy — likely only played a small part on their own and estimates that those factors, coupled with cultural policies, were what had brought about the rise in fertility rate.
Stone points to Hungary’s pro-family constitution adopted in 2011 which stated that “We believe that our children and grandchildren will make Hungary great again,” and which defends “the institution of marriage as the union of a man and a woman… and the family as the basis of the nation’s survival.”
Stone also pointed to the Hungarian “marriage boom”, which “starting around 2012, but really taking off in 2015 and 2016″ saw women in Hungary becoming more likely to get married — particularly at a younger age which offers a wider window for natural fertility (which is below the age of 35).
“And marriage makes childbearing much more likely among the vast majority of women who desire to have kids,” he added.
In the United Kingdom, the average age for women to get married is 35, while in the United States it is significantly lower at 27. In other low-birthrate Western European countries like Sweden and Germany, that age is 33 and 31, respectively.
Mass migration alone now accounts for population growth in Germany and Sweden.
Hungary’s conservative and anti-mass migration Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has pledged to make the country more family-friendly and encourage Hungarians to have children rather than institutionalising migration from the Global South to address the declining population.
After winning his third consecutive term in office, Prime Minister Orbán pledged
that by 2030 Hungary will “become a country which is able to sustain its own population level, to reproduce itself. To put it plainly, we want a country where the number of children being born is at least as high as the number of people departing this life.”
Orbán then criticised the “liberal” system for the decay of the nuclear family, saying it
“doesn’t protect us in the sphere of families, because liberal democracy doesn’t strengthen families: it maintains that there are many varieties of family, there are many varieties of lifestyle, and we mustn’t make distinctions between them… One of the consequences of this is that we are living through a period of demographic decline.”
Recently, Hungary’s parliament approved a package of bills that criminalizes some help given to invading barbarians, defying the European Union and pro-invasion groups and narrowing the scope for action by non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been a vocal critic of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door invasion policy and has led eastern European opposition to EU quotas that aimed to distribute invading barbarians around the bloc.
Orban’s right-wing Fidesz party tightened its grip on parliament in an April election fought on a fiercely anti-invasion platform that demonized U.S. billionaire George Soros and Communist NGOs he backs. Orban accuses Soros of encouraging the barbarian invasion to undermine Europe, a charge Soros denies.
Under the new law, officially called “STOP Soros”, individuals or groups who help invading barbarians not entitled to protection to submit requests for asylum or who help invading barbarians gain status to stay in Hungary will be liable to prison terms, reports The Guardian.
“The Hungarian people rightfully expects the government to use all means necessary to combat illegal immigration and the activities that aid it,” Interior Minister Sandor Pinter wrote in a justification attached to the draft legislation.
“The STOP Soros package of bills serves that goal, making the organisation of illegal immigration a criminal offence. We want to use the bills to stop Hungary from becoming a country of immigrants,” he said.
Parliament, where Fidesz has a two-thirds majority, also passed on Wednesday a constitutional amendment to state that an “alien population” cannot be settled in Hungary – a swipe at Brussels over its quota plan.
TOUGH STANCE IS VOTE-WINNER
Invading barbarians has become a major concern for voters across the European Union, helping to propel anti-invasion populists to power in Italy and Austria and threatening to fracture Merkel’s three-month-old coalition in Germany.
Orban has drummed up support for his tough measures by exploiting Hungarians’ memories of the large numbers of mostly Muslim barbarians from the Middle East who surged into the country in the summer of 2015.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
July 12th, 2018