While Western European nations turn to massive immigration to keep their globalized economies going, unified culture be damned, Hungary boldly and unapologetically promotes the fruitful growth of its people. Creating more native Hungarians is not only an answer to labor shortages that come with low birth rates but also a way to preserve the unique way of life of a sovereign people.
Since the beginning of time, the family unit has been the rock upon which stable societies have been built. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban keenly recognizes this reality that has been lost to so many in the West, and his government is investing actively in preserving his nation’s most valuable asset. The highlight of Orban’s seven-point “Family Protection Action Plan” is a measure to eliminate income taxes for life for any woman who bears four children. Other facets of the plan include generous loan terms and other financial subsidies meant to support citizens with multiple children.
Money Well Spent
Orban’s attempts to cultivate the traditional family not only will help boost the birth rate in his nation but also will allow his country to raise a new generation of healthy, well-adjusted citizens. The benefits that come with stable families are too numerous to mention. Children from two-parent homes are better off emotionally and physically, with greater prospects for a successful life, than those raised by single parents. Jeff Johnston at Focus on the Family summarized a variety of studies that show all the ways a child benefits from a strong, two-parent family unit. He quotes sociologist Paul Amato, who found that children denied such stability fail to thrive in later life:
“Specifically, compared with children who grow up in stable, two-parent families, children born outside marriage reach adulthood with less education, earn less income, have lower occupational status, are more likely to be idle (that is, not employed and not in school), are more likely to have a non-marital birth (among daughters), have more troubled marriages, experience higher rates of divorce, and report more symptoms of depression.”
Just think of all the federal and state government money that is spent addressing the consequences of the unhappy outcomes Amato describes. Investing in strong families is a pre-emptive way to deal with costly negative social issues before they arise.
Large families in particular also add to the superior socialization skills that make for the flourishing, capable adult citizens that all nations should covet. Javier Fiz Perez at Aleteia detailed the important life skills children from large families learn simply through the give and take of living and interacting with their siblings. Perez says that when it comes to developing emotional maturity, “[f]amilies with more children have the advantage … because of the amount of effective, relational, and cognitive stimuli each member of the family experiences each day.”
…non-childbearing women are more desired than mothers by the corporations that run our society…
It is beyond tragic, then, that the United States today does not value traditional families. The U.S. birth rate in 2017 fell to its lowest in 30 years, and millennials are having fewer children. A big reason for this is a society that makes affording children impossible for young working Americans.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson tapped into a powerful vibe with his Jan. 2 oration on the crisis in middle- and working-class America. A growing number of citizens by now understand that something is terribly wrong. Carlson lamented that “increasingly, marriage is a luxury only the affluent in America can afford.” In a later monologue, Carlson explained how non-childbearing women are more desired than mothers by the corporations that run our society in “free-market” America today. He says abortion is sacrosanct in our materialist nation in large part because unencumbered workers are better for the corporate bottom line:
“In other words, abortion boosts markets …. It frees women from the tiresome demands of motherhood and allows them to fulfill their higher duty, which is to corporations. Childless women make more dutiful, obedient workers. They can work longer hours. They take less time off. They are loyal to company first. This is all great for GDP.”
Massive immigration also boosts gross domestic product, we are constantly told by those who stress how we need to tear apart the social fabric of this nation in order to assure continued corporate profits. In America today we are faced with the monstrous synchronicity of native-born Americans being encouraged not to reproduce and a Third World floodtide being ushered in to replace them. Kathy Tran, the Democratic Virginia state delegate who horrified the nation by championing of a bill to allow abortion up to the moment of birth, explicitly supports mass immigration on the grounds that native-born Americans aren’t having enough children.
In Hungary, Orban is saying no to this transparent push to introduce a one-world market order free of unique individual nations. He not only focuses on economic reasons to aid Hungarian families but also expressly declares that Hungarian blood itself is valued. “But we do not need numbers. We need Hungarian children,” he said while introducing his pro-family plan.
If seen all the way through, Hungary’s initiatives will, in fact, improve its economic condition. Stability and harmony are fertile societal grounds for sound economic health. But even more importantly Orban is tending to the vibrancy and strength of the Hungarian community. As Westerners become more atomized in their divided multicultural worker bee states, they will one day long to hear the happy shouts of large families in what once were charming neighborhoods.