On 23rd October

My dear Polish and Hungarian Friends,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Today, we will advance to Kossuth Square under a banner that reads “The two good friends – Protect Europe together!”
We will quietly demonstrate that the common fate of Poles and Hungarians has created a familial relationship between our peoples.

Our identical outlooks on life, which gain moral strength from Christian civilisation, are firmly planted in roots that cannot be torn out of the ground.

To us, the signs along the roads of our lives that read ‘God, Family, Country’ are messages from our guardian angels.

The Old Testament and now the Gospel of the New Testament are the rule books of Christianity.

The Visegrád Four read the will of the Creator. Jaroslaw Kaczynski and Viktor Orbán have learned that, if necessary, we have to fight to protect our sovereignty and identity. It is them, Jaroslaw and Viktor, who are fulfilling a mission. They protect our nations from being crucified, which although they have been injured many times, have always risen up again.

After World War 2, the Western powers threw us to the Soviet colonisers in a bid to protect their freedom and guarantee their well-being. However, the spirit of 1848 was still alive in Poles and Hungarians alike.

In 1956, the spark of our thirst for freedom set fire to the flame of revolution. The Communist oppressors first put a bloody end to the Poznan 1956 uprisings. The sympathy Hungarians felt for the Polish led to the beginning of the Hungarian revolution.

The Soviet tanks flattened the best of our youth. Blood flowed on the streets of Budapest, and our people, yearning for freedom, were surrounded with an iron curtain.

At the 60th anniversary of the Revolution, it seems it is up to us again. We cannot let today’s economic migrants take over our homeland.

The V4 countries are sticking to the original goal of those who dreamt up and created a union of equal nations. The misguided bureaucrats in Brussels cannot make our old continent a NO-GO zone. Our job as civilians is to tell Brussels that “Nothing about us without us!” Unlike in 1956, we do not need weapons this time, but we do need an active presence.

To make use of the historical significance of today’s ceremony, our Polish and Hungarian communities are announcing the organisation of a Council for Civil Cooperation in the European Union (EUCET). We will make sure the voices our citizens are heard in Brussels!

My dear friends!

I invite you to join us on this journey!

Thank you for your attention!

Laszlo Csizmadia

Open Letter to Mr. Pittella

Dear Mr. Pittella,

I have read your statement about the suspension of the Hungarian daily Népszabadság with great apprehension. In order to make myself clear, I would like to describe briefly the history of the newspaper you chose to defend.

The daily was established in November 1956 to serve the purposes of Dictator János Kádár. Those were the days when occupying Soviet Troops crushed the Hungarian uprising and freedom fight and, us a consequence when 200.000 Hungarians had to leave their country.

Népszabadság zealously served the interests of those in power for decades. This was the daily that reported the execution of Imre Nagy in 1958 and much later suppressed news of the nuclear disaster of the Chernobyl power plant for several days.

After the fall of communism in 1990 Népszabadság was privatized. However MSZP, the successor party of the communists maintained partial ownership through a foundation. There were no voices of the protest on your behalf at the time – maybe you did not think this violated the freedom of the press. You also failed to comment on the amount of money (more than 300.000 Euros) the party received for selling its share in the newspaper in 2015. Nevertheless you are protesting now, as the owner has decided to stop financing an enterprise sustaining huge loses (almost 17 million Euros in less than a decade).

It is a real pity you take part in this political witch-hunt. I am truly sorry you did not express your concerns when the Hungarian Right had practically no say in the press in the mid-1990s. Neither did you comment on the fact that the left-wing Prime Minister ordered leaders of state organizations and companies not to subscribe to right-wing newspapers in 2009.

You claim in your statement that the „Freedom of the press is in danger in Hungary”. In reality, freedom of the press in Hungary is alive and kicking not because but in spite of your politically motivated campaigns. Every single reader can find opinions to his or her liking and worldview in this country.

To say anything to the contrary is a great offence to Hungarians – even more so as the 60th anniversary of the uprising in 1956 is going nearer.

Your sincerely,

László Csizmadia
CÖF-CÖKA president


The Wrangling of the Opposition

There is a possibility that the highest form of democracy, the referendum, will work out in Hungary. The public has shown that they are capable of taking their fate into their own hands, or indeed continuously caring for their future if necessary. Meanwhile, the political parties have, deliberately or by accident, revealed their hands.

Active citizens and the voters who opt to sit back and “let others do the thinking” make it difficult to travel down a road that leads to greater cohesion in society.

As the possessors of power, the rule of the people carries with it a responsibility that is more valuable than anything else. It must be safeguarded and protected every day. This task is increasingly widespread in its scope since the majority of events transpiring in the world cannot leave us unaffected. We can feel these effects not only in issues regarding the fate of our nation, but also in how they influence the lives of our families.

The experience of a thousand years of history shows that people desire to overcome other people. In today’s fast-paced world, money is an efficient tool to this end. Financial giants have joined hands to take over the world. The fundamental role played by money is no longer limited to deriving earnings from capital investments or providing settlement for the production of goods and for commercial traffic: it has become a tool for ruling the world. These people think the citizens of the various nations have to be made into vulnerable global citizens by kneading them into one giant ball, weaning them off the need to think, stupefying them with a daily political circus, and hindering the ever more difficult process of making a living.

If someone who still has a house sticks his head out of that house and exercises his senses of sight and hearing, he cannot fail to notice that the history of the 21st Century is being made as we speak, and he is being left out of the script. It has become clear that these magnates treat citizens like they do industrial waste and merely intend to use them for slave labour. Back in the day, Columbus and his ship set off colonization; today, big business and the money manoeuvring carried out by banks are doing the same via the ether. Unknown continents no longer have to be conquered. The task today is to rule the entire world.

This can be referred to as the “global common bad”. If we provide no resistance, if the citizens of the nation don’t wake up, and we act like incapacitated idiots and succumb to having opportunist politicians and bureaucrats decide the questions of our fate, society will be ruled by yobbos.

Central and Eastern European countries consider the European Union to be their key to the future. However, national societies cannot be bought and sold as if they were goods.

The result of Hungary’s referendum is an open letter to Brussels and the people of Europe. The opinions of the voters is based on three pillars, and the order of importance of those is God, family, country. We Hungarians will not give an inch from our credo.

The criticism aimed at the results of the Hungarian referendum by politicians in Brussels, Luxembourg, or wherever are uttered by cowardly people. They limit the extent of true democracy in their own countries and are too scared to use a referendum to ask their own people for their opinion. The only way they would have the right to criticise Hungarians if the votes given by their respective pro-immigration parties would exceed 50 % of eligible voters and the percentage of yes votes would reach 98 %. They know such results are impossible to attain, and so they go against the will of the majority of their citizens. However, we Hungarians have a saying that cowards have no home: this also applies to any cowardly leaders.

We recommend that the chicken hearted pseudo-liberal opposition parties start analysing their 14-year disgraceful operations and start looking for who is responsible. They should close up shop and take inventory. We can be certain they will have missing stocks. After they reassess the facts, they should bravely call upon their leaders to resign: some have taken hope for the future with them, and some have taken the money. If they manage to find any party leaders who can show us 3 million yes votes for a constructive recommendation regarding the public good, then by all means victoriously declare him (or her) the party leader. But they should hurry: voters will again cast their ballots in 2018 and by then it will be too late.

To have them call for Viktor Orbán’s resignation is ludicrous. It is equal to disregarding the more than 3 million Hungarians who support him. The majority of citizens can only evaluate the opposition’s behaviour if it is logical and constructive. Neither of these traits are currently anywhere to be found. The majority of Hungarians feel that badmouthing the government and making promises to the people is counterproductive.

The only Hungarian adage gives a clear explanation for how voters who didn’t participate in the referendum feel. They are those voters who follow the will of the majority: “Silence implies consent.”

László Csizmadia


Civil Academy

After the massive success of the Civil Academy and the Intellectual Home Defence Symposium series, the Civil Union has started a new series of presentations, with the inaugural event held on 29 September 2016 at Saint Margaret High School.

The opening lecture will provide the public with an experience that not only discusses the situation of the Hungarian public regarding the various topics, but also offers an international outlook thanks to our Bavarian guests.

In his opening remarks, László Csizmadia, the Chairman of CÖF-CÖKA, discussed the importance of civilians within society and the significance of their level of activity. The EU should be based on the mutual interests of an alliance of nation states and it should also protect society with its Christian values. Since this spring, the CÖF has visited 135 venues to discuss the issue of migration. Lecturers not only gave speeches but also listened to their audiences and made note of the population’s opinions. Fear was encountered the most often.

Dr. Bence Rétvári, State Secretary for the Ministry of Human Capacities, talked about his views on the relationship between the Hungarian government and civilians. Regarding democratic representation, he explained that the work of elected representatives to represent the interests of their constituents against the EU majority is not always a grateful task: the results are contempt, angry rhetoric, and threats. The leaders in Brussels not only don’t want to be able to hear the voice of the people, they don’t even want the people to know what the current situation is.

The keynote speaker was Thomas Habermann, the parliamentary representative for the CSU (Christian Social Union in Bavaria) and the President in Rhön-Grabfeld. The Representative discussed the life of Bavarian citizens in detail, noting that it is important for a politician to hear the voice of the people from the people, which provides an opportunity to create a direct connection with constituents and as wide a scope of citizens as possible. He stressed that what is needed is not to analyse the crisis, but to seek out actual solutions. Not only is the crisis a burden in itself, it draws energy away from other problems to be solved. Since society is built on Christian values, everyone has to respect human dignity. That is why everyone who is truly in need can depend on Bavarian help. The Bavarian State was responsible for greeting the 10-30 thousand migrants who crossed into Bavaria from Austria every day. So when Angela Merkel said we’ll find a solution, that meant it was the Bavarians who had to do so. Mr. Habermann also noted that the issue of migration comes up daily in the Bavarian Parliament, since whatever Angela Merkel thinks up in Berlin, often without the authorization of the Parliament, affects Bavaria the most, as it is the most eastern of German states and is therefore the most affected by the migrant wave.

The protection of the constitutional state is important. Anyone who seeks asylum in Germany has to keep the laws of Germany. Bavarians reject multiculturalism. All countries have their own culture. If they don’t care for it and protect it, they will lose their identities. Bavaria intends to introduce an upper limit to the number of migrants they can accept, as that is the only way to guarantee social stability. The Bavarian representative said the Hungarian government sets an example in providing strong protection for the people by way of the referendum. He also noted that during its thousand-year history, Hungary has been one of the strongholds of Christian defence against the influx of peoples from the east, protecting not only Hungary, but all of Western Europe.

Europe is now facing a crisis that the individual countries cannot solve on their own. That includes Germany and France. And it also includes the Visegrád 4. The only way to solve this crisis is if all nations come to a consensus as equal partners.

At the end of the event, László Őry, the Chairman of the Kárpátaljai Magyar Kulturális Egyesület [Association for Hungarian Culture in the Zakarpattia Oblast] presented the his biography of Dr. Franz Szabad, a medical professor. The book deals with the family history and the main station of the Professor’s life, who lived in Bavaria and was of Hungarian origin.

The night was closed with the words of Franz Szabad.

Norbert Heizler
National Coordinator for the CÖF-CÖKA

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Official Statement

Fateful No Votes!

We welcome the overwhelming victory wrought by true democrats.

The crushing defeat of the “left-wing” pseudo-democratic government haters is a strong warning for both Hungary and Brussels.

Passivity cannot be the answer given to issues of national fortune. The active citizens who participated in the referendum made this fact clear to everyone.

The 92 % of Nos provides strong proof that Hungary does not want any terror democracy. It also rejects the behaviour shown by Brussels, which betrays Christian civilization.

Everybody is aware of how strongly facts speak for themselves. The facts show that even if 70 % of eligible voters would have participated in the referendum, the more than 3,200,000 NO votes would still have won. That’s what the math shows!

We support the decision of the Prime Minister, who first asked the people for their opinion and then, with the support of the vast majority, sets the political and legal work that will lead to the public good on its way.

The arithmetic is clear as day and can also be used to study the referendum: the parties of the pseudo-democrats have continued to weaken. Not even a coalition can help them now; in fact, it would just spoil their chances. They have made it obvious that they will not do what it takes for Hungary but will stop at nothing to gain power. They are even willing to throw their country to the dogs.

It is also sad to note that the leader of the Jobbik party strays from the path of representing the nation. He first put himself and his party on a diet by implementing a drastic change in ideology. Now he has joined the litany of the left-wing opposition. He insinuated that it was alright if his followers didn’t vote, once again proving that he will never be curious as to the opinion of the people. The only thing he cares about is his ego. The result of the tangible decrease in the number of supporters is that the coat he wears no longer fits him. He will soon have to show his true colours. Red, white, or green. Or all the colours of the nation, together. In a democracy, the will of the people, especially regarding issues regarding the fate of the nation, cannot be avoided, regardless of who is in power.

According to the CÖF-CÖKA, the referendum is first and foremost, followed by including it in the Constitution, if necessary.

The Leadership of the CÖF-CÖKA



John Lukacs provided a foreword to Sir Bryan Cartledge’s The Will to Survive: A History of Hungary, which provides a comprehensive overview of the history of Hungary. The foreword starts: “It is difficult for an outsider to write the history of a nation, especially if the language of that nation is special and its history is an endless series of battles for self-defence and independence.” And how right he is. On 2 October 2016, three and a half million of the nation’s registered voters proved that they feel responsible for their country’s destiny and that self-defence can and should be given a voice in the 21st Century as well. However, it is indisputable that four and a half million citizens did not participate in the referendum. Almost four and a half million people did not accept responsibility for their nation. They acted like outsiders. I am afraid that our outsider brethren might not understand, or don’t want to understand, what the essence of democracy is. They don’t understand that the highest and most direct degree of democracy is the referendum, which provides everyone who is registered to vote an opportunity to decide what kind of future they want. On 2 October, voters could choose between yes and no; they could also choose to invalidate their ballots. But to not participate is a sin. Those who didn’t go vote should no longer expect the state to build roads, maintain schools, pay pensions, provide protection from terrorists, serve justice against criminals, or perform any public services. We not only have rights towards the state; we also have obligations. And if someone doesn’t acknowledge this fact, they shouldn’t voice their rights, either. Our obligation in this difficult, unprecedented situation was to tell the state what we expect from it and from the representatives of the state. After 3 October, those who didn’t vote lost their moral basis to voice their opinions regarding or to question any state measures, or lack thereof, pertaining to migration. I believe that four and a half million registered voters are sadly not interested in their own country and irresponsibly view the nation as actual outsiders. Of course the high number of invalid votes doesn’t exactly tell of having a feeling of responsibility, either. Maybe it was simply fun to deface the ballot. However, we know their intent was obviously to make the referendum unsuccessful. But at least they took the trouble of going to the voting booths. But yes, the outsider thinking and the bad intent towards the government melted together and the referendum ended up being legally invalid and unsuccessful. And yet, the decision that was made could be revolutionary in the history of the EU. It is revolutionary, despite the repugnance shown in Hungary and by all those EU leaders. It might even help better the Union. After all, we are members of the EU, and we are here to stay. Anyhow, it will be crucial regarding migration, since it upsets the notion for introducing the crazy, misanthropic, compulsory quota. Yes, Hungary was again forced to take steps in its self-defence, with which it is protecting not only itself, but all of Europe, just like it did so many times over the course of its history. And the outsiders don’t understand what that strength is in this little country, in one third of its population. When Hungary has been on the edge of ruin and trampled upon so many times, where does that strength come from? If we look back at just the past one hundred years: we have suffered through the Treaty of Trianon, through Soviet and communist oppression, through privatization, and now the quota. The outsiders both inside and outside our country’s borders don’t understand the basis of self-defence. They don’t understand, or they never experienced the true nature of communism; or, to the contrary, they experienced it first-hand are still reaping its benefits. Either they didn’t live through the 150 or 45 year oppression of foreign powers, peoples, and cultures, or they did but yearn for that 45-year period in history. But these people still remember the horridness of co-tenancy. The type of co-tenancy where the families of strangers were forced to move into the apartments of the bourgeois and to use the same bathrooms and kitchens. They remember co-tenancy, where tens of thousands of intellectual families were broken up and ruined by forceful relocations, only to be ousted by the original owner and to have their valuables, which they had worked for, taken away by the people forced to live with them. Let’s not forget that some people still live in these types of villas, and now they urged others not to participate in the referendum. Well it is these people that I refer to as outsiders within the country: they will never understand the spirit and will to survive in Hungarians who are not outsiders. Those people who quickly organized the migrant move from Belgrade towards the Hungarian border after the referendum are also outsiders. Information has it that the No Borders organisation is behind this new wave of people, which is sure to result in yet more controversy. The founder of this organisation was once a Hungarian, and now he lives is Australia. Who knows how many people there are both within and outside our borders who have a material, moral, or political interest in seeing Hungary’s policy of protecting the nation and Europe fail. But it won’t. Because patriotism, protection of the nation, legality, the love of order, and actual humanitarianism will overcome all outsiderism driven by other factors. So it might be difficult for an outsider to write a history of Hungary, but we will no longer allow outsiders to define the country’s history. We have had enough of co-tenancies forced upon us by outside powers. Hungary will never again have a communist attitude, despite the endeavours of any hopeful outsiders. And have no doubt, globalism-touting liberalism and communism feed from the same source. Believers in these concepts are forced to be outsiders when they face the notions of nation states, national identity, and the protection of the nation. Too bad. Hungary is a beautiful country. We have to protect it. Thank you to those who thought so on 2 October.

Izabella Bencze
CÖF founder