Öcsi observed that in the short paragraph I quoted Orbán used the word "I" or "me" seventeen times. This paragraph was especially laden with Orbán's self-references, but considering that the whole speech was rather short (750 words) the first person singular appeared quite frequently. Those of you who are familiar with the Hungarian language know that because of the nature of Hungarian grammar one rarely uses pronouns in Hungarian. Therefore counting instances of the first person singular wasn't as simple as searching for the word "én."
The result is that Orbán used the first person singular 28 times in six paragraphs. In the fourth paragraph he switched to the first person plural in reference to members of parliament. For example, "People expect us to conquer the inheritance of the regime that was just replaced. So, we will conquer it. We will conquer crime, we will conquer unemployment, we will conquer the hopelessness of youth, the defenselessness of the old. We will conquer the mentality of 'let us dare to be small,'* we will conquer the politics of divida et impera, we will conquer the kind of arrogance that declares that one can leave the country if he doesn't like it.** We will conquer the real estate frauds and the running away from responsibility. We will conquer the practices of off-shore knights*** and payment for work not performed. We will conquer the corruption and waste that ruined the nation's capital. We will conquer the past because Hungary undivided decided that these things must be conquered (huge applause)."
By the way, the old regime according to Orbán is being replaced by the "regime of national collaboration." One can laugh about all this, but unfortunately it is a deadly serious business. In a democratic regime there are divergent opinions that are represented by parties and in parliament by the representatives of these parties. There are those who govern and those who are in opposition. If we try to replace this by a "regime of national collaboration" we are no longer talking about democracy but some kind corporative system similar to the regime of Mussolini.
We will see how much of this "regime change" materializes. I guess a lot will depend on whether the "revolutionary" Fidesz government is able to conquer all those evil things Orbán inherited.
*"Let us dare to be small" is allegedly a reference to something László Kovács said, but I can't find the origin of the saying.
**"One can leave the country if he doesn't like it." There was a discussion about tax cuts between Ferenc Gyurcsány and some very wealthy Hungarian businessmen who threatened to leave the country because in Slovakia the tax rate is lower. Gyurcsány lost his cool and said that if their patriotism extends only that far, please go.
*** The phrase "off-shore knight" was used by Viktor Orbán in connection with András Simor, chairman of the Hungarian National Bank, who at one point had a business registered in Cypress.