It is sad to see how far the CSU (Bavaria) has fallen. It is not Viktor Orban who has changed.
While this article was full of Politico’s typical distortions and outright fabrications (especially the portion regarding Visegrad and Poland), they did point out one issue that the V4 Report has been saying for years: The CSU of Bavaria has changed and is no longer a Conservative party.
Beaten-down for years by Angela Merkel, the CSU abandoned its roots and compromised its principles in order to maintain their seats of power within the Grand Coalition. While they feared being “marginalized”, they meekly surrendered and enabled Merkel to carry-on. That’s no way to go through life.
The CSU has fallen so far that they were ready to accept a coalition with the radical Greens (Jamaica) until ‘another’ party called it off. They stand for nothing, but themselves. Since the end of 2015 (v4report.com), we have documented what is now known as the ‘CSU style’ – loud talk for the public, little action taken for the CDU.
The CDU and Angela Merkel love this type of “token” opposition in Germany. Moreover, they use the EPP – infiltrated with members of both “sister” parties in Germany – as a tool to push their agenda in Brussels, which always promotes ‘more EU’ (or more Berlin).
Things are only deteriorating within the CSU.
The new leader of the CSU – Markus Söder – from the new generation wants to moderate the party and seeks to usher in a new era of cooperation with Merkel and the CDU. We find the term “new” questionable, considering they have been ‘dancing’ with the CDU for years to insure they both remain in power.
Politico claims Söder’s harsh criticism of Orban over the Juncker campaign appears to have shocked Hungary. It did not shock us. The CSU, like it’s EPP leader Manfred Weber, are proven political opportunists who will do anything to retain their positions at the table.
* As we have said before, we believe Europe needs a true party of the mainstream right to battle the superstate forces of Brussels. Orban’s true and reliable allies are Matteo Salvini, the PiS of Poland and the FPO in Austria.
All four carry weight and either lead or are part of ruling governments, with Italy and Poland representing two of five biggest nations inside the EU.
The time is now to unite in battle. If not now, then when?