Viktor Orbán “We Represent an Opinion Which is the Same as the Majority Opinion of European Citizens”
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
GOV : The following video is the first half of an appearance by Hungarian
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on the TV panel show “Daily Actual”, hosted
by Zsolt Bayer and Andrea Földi-Kovács. (Part 2 is currently being
translated, and will be along in due course.)
Mr. Orbán is impressive, as always. His remarks here are particularly
notable, because he isn’t reading a prepared text or working from notes
— he’s obviously adept at off-the-cuff discussions. Many thanks to CrossWare for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.
Note: The remark (at 1:04 in the transcript, ~ 0:40
in the video) about “whether we have a hat on or not” is a reference to
an old joke. CrossWare has kindly supplied a translation of the joke for
those who are interested; I’ve put it just below the video. As far as I
know it’s the first specifically Hungarian joke I’ve ever heard.
The Hat Joke
The fox and the wolf meet in the forest.
Hey wolf, let’s beat up the rabbit!
Well if he has a hat, that’s why; if he doesn’t, then that’s why!
This is what they do. They beat up the rabbit badly…
They meet again a week later.
Hey wolf, let’s beat up the rabbit again!
What will be the reason this time?
Well, we’ll ask for a cigarette, and if he gives us one
with a filter, that’s why; if he gives one without a filter, then
They find the rabbit:
Hey rabbit, give us a cigarette!
OK, what type do you want, with or without a filter?