Hungarian Conservative

Eurovision 2024: Exorcism, Gender, Propaganda

Boycott Eurovision — Stop Pinkwashing Israel protest in Barcelona on 6 April 2024
Boycott Eurovision — Stop Pinkwashing Israel* protest in Barcelona on 6 April 2024
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‘Clearly, music in itself wasn’t “diverse” enough. The music, songs and dances of nearly fifty countries and even more ethnic groups, languages and cultures were not sufficiently diverse. No! Give us drag queens! Make it colourful, smelly, and sexualized, with a hint of antisemitism, and children will love it! Let’s brainwash them and shout to the world: this is Europe!’

Hungary made the decision of a lifetime when it quit the ‘gender jamboree’ known as the Eurovision Song Contest. Apart from unwarranted political propaganda, what is the freak show really about?

For starters, here’s a reminder of what this year’s ‘Irish Catholic’ entrant (whose performance was compared to ‘exorcism’) looked like:

PHOTO: SerbiaBased/X

First of all, let me nail down that the Eurovision Song Contest is a wonderful idea, older than the European Union. It is the first pan-European musical and cultural event since 1956. Unfortunately, however, it has become a typical EU story. It had a great purpose, which was about Europe, but over time it was turned—by unelected, stealthily acting lobbyists and far-left woke movements—into an incredibly weird, LGBTQ propaganda event that I am certain most who watch it all over the world look at with disapproval. The contest has just stopped being the platform for showcasing the rich and beautiful European contemporary pop music culture. It is about things entirely different.

Clearly, music in itself wasn’t ‘diverse’ enough. The music, songs and dances of nearly fifty countries and even more ethnic groups, languages and cultures were not sufficiently diverse. No! Give us drag queens! Make it colourful, smelly, and sexualized, with a hint of antisemitism, and children will love it! Let’s brainwash them and shout to the world: this is Europe!

A drag queen discusses the Middle East conflict as an ‘expert’ on BBC.  PHOTO: Cold957/X

But all that was still not enough. In addition to the pervasive neo-Bolshevik cultural revolution we are witnessing, the pan-European celebration of music has also been tainted by hard politics, as reflected in the online space, too.

Eli David for one said on X: ‘#Eurovision is now all about politics. Israel winning would be a slap in the face to this climate clown and all the Jihadists in Europe. To my European friends, please vote for Israel tomorrow, to send a clear message to the Jihadists! ’

Indeed. The pattern that has emerged is clear. Of course it was Ukraine to win the race in the first year of the Russo-Ukrainian war, while the festival this year was all psyched up by the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Let’s get this straight: green, left-liberal, pro-LGBT Western intellectuals protesting in support of Islamic extremist terrorists at a European song contest (God help them never to be left alone in a locked room with their Jihadist pals…) The devil must be dancing with joy…Why is it that the European Left is incapable of leaving anything out of its incessant politicization of things?

Don’t get me wrong, we conservatives would have no problem with a separate ‘Pride Song Contest’; we just think it’s unfair and undemocratic that a global PR event about the culture of our beloved continent should be hijacked and turned into a sexualized freakshow by a sick ideology that the vast majority of the continent doesn’t agree with.

I think this is a bigger problem than acknowledged. As a Hungarian European citizen, I follow and listen to the top lists of songs of countless countries in Europe. I personally like Swedish, Finnish and Estonian songs best, but Ukrainian and Russian pop-rock is also excellent. I would love to see these musical talents competing at a super European party. But that’s not what I get; that too has been taken away from us by the extreme left-wing lunatics who represent a few per cent of society. This is not right.

Hungary, fed up with the way things were going, left this circus in 2020, but fortunately, European countries like Australia are taking part instead…As opposed to that, this year Slovakia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Türkiye, North Macedonia and Romania did not take part either. It seems to me that it would be appropriate if the organizers renamed the contest ‘Western European + Palestine liberal song festival’.

I think we did the right thing when we turned our back on Eurovision, but I hope that one day, when Eurovision is about European music culture again, we can come back. Maybe as soon as next year, after the EP elections on 9 June…

*‘Pinkwashing is a term first used by the queer movement against Israel in the 2000s suggesting that Israel exploits its LGBTQ community to pose as more humane and accepting than the Arab world. 


Read more on Eurovision 2024:

The Eurovision: A Glittering Glimpse into the Soul of Modern Society
‘Clearly, music in itself wasn’t “diverse” enough. The music, songs and dances of nearly fifty countries and even more ethnic groups, languages and cultures were not sufficiently diverse. No! Give us drag queens! Make it colourful, smelly, and sexualized, with a hint of antisemitism, and children will love it! Let’s brainwash them and shout to the world: this is Europe!’

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