What’s next? Expulsion of George Soros’s Open Society Foundation from Hungary?

A vicious media attack is underway in Hungary in the wake of the release of about 2,500 documents by hackers calling themselves DC Leaks. All of the documents are related to George Soros’s Open Society Foundation. The hackers describe Soros as “an architect and sponsor of almost every revolution and coup around the world for the last 25 years.” And, they continue, “the USA is thought to be a vampire due to him and his puppets…. His minions spill blood of millions and millions of people just to make him even more rich.” We may know nothing about the identity of the hackers, but we can say with confidence that whoever wrote this is not a native speaker of English.

The Hungarian right-wing media were ecstatic about this introduction to the leaked documents. And what a happy coincidence! George Soros has been a thorn in the side of the Hungarian government for some time over the refugee issue. Moreover, in the last few weeks the pro-government media has been having a heyday with stories about George Soros’s financial support of Hillary Clinton, whom the Orbán government does not want to see elected.

Journalists discovered a right-wing site called The Free Thought Project, which described “globalist Soros as Hillary Clinton’s Puppet Master.” The proof for this assertion is an e-mail from George Soros to Hillary Clinton dated January 23, 2011 in which Soros calls attention to political unrest in Albania that has produced fatalities. Soros thinks that the U.S. administration should convince Prime Minister Sali Berisha to appoint “a senior European official as mediator” and suggests three names, one of whom was actually chosen. Hence, claims the author of the article, Clinton is Soros’s puppet. Indirectly, U.S. foreign policy is being shaped by the billionaire financier.

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Source: The Free Thought Project

In addition to this one letter discovered by DC Leaks, the Hungarian sleuths found a list of the grant recipients under Open Society’s “European Elections 2014 Project.” 444.hu received a grant of $49,500 to monitor possible election fraud at the 106 precincts in the 2014 national election. After this revelation, the attacks from the pro-government right-wing media came fast and furious. Pesti Srácok, which a few months ago was discovered to have received 1.5 million forints from the ministry of agriculture for a series of articles informing the public about the government’s land auctions and writing anti-Simicska articles, had the gall to attack 444.hu. Magyar Idők’s editorial on the subject can only be described as savage. The journalists of 444.hu are accused of “professionally executed treason.” They are described as being “kept” by foreign powers, antagonistic to the government of their homeland. “They have been bought by the kilo.” A right-wing blog claimed that “Gyurka Soros bought half the [Hungarian] left for the price of half a dinner.”

Although the juiciest item on the list was 444.hu, Index.hu also received 7.7 million forints for its regular column EUrológus Online, which informs the public on the politics of the European Union. The pro-government, anti-EU media might find such information unnecessary, but actually EUrológus is a very informative site.

Also on the list are important civic organizations like the Hungarian Helsinki Commission, Transparency International, the Eötvös Károly Institute, TASZ (Társaság a Szabadságjogokért), Political Capital Intézet, Media Diversity Institute, and Prospekt Műhely Alapítvány. The list of recipients and the size of the grants can be found in 888.hu.

All in all, “Uncle Gyuri,” as Jobbik’s internet news site calls Soros, spent $8 million to keep a few civic organizations alive, without whom government corruption cases and human rights abuses wouldn’t have been uncovered. Without them the Orbán government could have pursued its illegal activities without the public being any the wiser. Even if Péter Polt, the chief prosecutor, makes sure that nothing happens to corrupt government officials, at least, thanks to these hard-working and upright individuals in the service of democracy, Hungarians can learn about these cases.

Source: 888.hu

Source: 888.hu

Most Hungarian businessmen are dependent on the benevolence of the Orbán government. They dare not support any of these organizations for fear of being dropped from the list of companies that receive government orders. As for the media, the government generously supports right-wing newspapers and internet sites via advertising and government subscriptions. It can easily happen that a municipality orders 20 copies of Magyar Idők and Magyar Hírlap and none of the opposition papers, which also receive no ad revenue from state companies. Thus, opposition media outlets are bled to death while pro-government rags like Pesti Srácok and 888.hu thrive. The English-language Hungary Today is, through a phony foundation, financed by the government. Most likely the same is true of CÖF (Civil Összefogás Fórum), which organized countless pro-government demonstrations that allegedly saved Viktor Orbán his job. Otherwise, “hidden forces” would have removed him from power. I assume, especially after all the Hillary Clinton bashing, that he suspects that one of those working toward his removal was Clinton herself, who was then U.S. Secretary of State.

I was taken aback when I read this afternoon that Béla Galló, a political scientist whom I always associated with the left wing of the Hungarian Socialist Party, agreed to a conversation about the newly released Soros documents on the state TV’s program “Ma Reggel.” In the course of the conversation Galló explained that Soros often gets involved in politics without paying attention to the possible consequences. He described Soros’s “politicking” as someone creating “theories that are arrived at a desk” but don’t work in the real world. Galló would have been wise to stop there. But Hiradó, the official government news, said that, according to Galló, “Soros’s political activities determine the future of the world; his money market speculations can shake the economic foundations of countries and thus [he] contributes to the destabilization of the world.” That’s exactly what the employers of the state television station wanted to hear. I will never understand why these people accept invitations to Magyar Televízió when it is obvious that whatever they say will be used for government propaganda.

After reading the articles about Soros’s grants to Hungarian newspapers and organizations, I became afraid that this is just the beginning of a process that might end with the expulsion of Soros’s Open Society Foundation from Hungary, taking a cue from Putin’s Russia. It is especially worrisome that 888.hu brought up the Central European University which, according to them, is financed by Soros for the sole purpose of pro-migration propaganda.

August 17, 2016
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I have a theory … Yes. Stop laughing.

Go Daddy is behind all this!! You know, the company that runs racy TV ads during the Super Bowl. They sell domain name registrations. I think they run a Goebbels special for propaganda ministries. Let me list here a small sample of the reputable news outlets that quickly ran the news about Mr. Soros. Folks, I’ve invested serious investigative journalism stuff into this … No. I’m lying. I just googled it. Haha. So here it is:

awarenessact.com
conservativefiringline.com
truthfeed.com
rightalertspolls.com
thefreethoughtproject.com
conservativedailypost.com
blaclistednews.com
therundownlive.com
crushthestreet.com
libertwritersnews.com
newzsentinel.com
mintpressnews.com
beforeitsnews.com
worthynews.com
abovetopsecret.com
theantimedia.com
thenewsstalkers.com
unclesamsmisguidedchildren.com
countercurrentnews.com
themysteryvault.com

and my personal favorite the

hangthebankers.com

I think I stick with New Your Times.

– Mutt (The Soros Puppet)

Observer
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Tnx for the list of sillies and let me add:
theduran.com
usapoliticsnow.com

Needless to say, they quote each other.

Tibor farkas
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The second picture is almost identical to one picture used on the cover of the protocols of the Elders of Zion. It seems that Soros is the monster of an international Jewish conspiracy to dominate the world

Guest

Now you’re talking, idiot!
Eva, please delete this nonsense – or should it stay as a sign that antisemitism is still alive and rampant in Hungary?

Istvan
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Soros has adopted a pretty complex new refugee policy he now calls the seven pillars. It does promote non-white immigration to the EU, but it is very contained in terms of total numbers. This is a summary of his argument http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/07/19/this-is-europes-last-chance-to-fix-its-refugee-policy-george-soros/ George Soros has been an opponent of the US war against terror and has consistently opposed the size and global reach of our armed forces. Soros has supported and funded the Poughshares Fund that supports US unilateral nuclear disarmament, a form of insanity with Putin running Russia. So I am not a supporter of Soros. The attacks in the Hungarian media on Soros are not policy disagreements with Soros, but rather a defense of the Hungarian Mafia state. Soros has had a rocky relationship with the US foreign policy establishment and Sec Clinton is no puppet of George Soros. Analytically the Fidesz media has no understanding of the dynamics of US foreign policy and the role of NGOs that Soros supports as part of the formation of US foreign policy. Clinton will continue our war of terror if elected regardless of the position of Mr Soros. But I do suspect Sec Clinton will listen to Mr Soros on the… Read more »
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This attack is typical of the racist, anti-Semitic websites that exist on the ‘alt-right’, including the ‘news’ site Breitbart. If you read the comment section on just about any article on that latter site, you will read vile, anti-Semitic attacks on Soros, similar to that of “DC Hacks”. This is fascist rhetoric pure and simple and it is being fuelled by various unsavoury individuals out for their own gain.

The Chairman of Breitbart, Stephen K. Bannon, has only just been appointed as Donald Trump’s campaign chief. The underlying ‘white nationalist’ tone of much of Trump’s campaign language will only get worse. Fascist, racist and anti-Semitic attacks on institutions and individuals will become more and more prominent . As we know Orbán has aligned himself to Trump. Fortunately Trump will not be elected President but the anti-semitism of much of his campaign will be continue in Hungary and the right in Hungary will feel even more emboldened to launch attacks such as are were seeing on NGOs. Truly frightening.

Guest

Yes, it is unbelievable that these fascists can act in the open, but the good news is:

At least now Fidesz and its “minions” (the media controlled by them – which means almost everything in Hungary) are now showing openly “wes Geistes Kind” they are and what illiberal democracy really means!

So no one can still use the defense:
We didn’t know about it …

i-2016
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Wolfi7777, same remarks. Do not rush with a judgement, because we all can be the victims of disinformations.

Soros did so many things, and some were great, some just the opposite, big mistakes.

I suspect that his Fund has been hijacked by not so brilliant managers.

Instead of sane views, we hear very Chomsky sounding messages from his people.

Let us focus on the Moscow disinformations, and appreciate the American freedom.

The Obamas and Clintons have been trapped, and a fresh leadership is needed for the Democrats.

In the meantime, I have to settle with Trump.

webber
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I-2016, Are you a US citizen?

Guest

If he is what I suspect – I also suspect that he’s gone crazy as a Trump supporter, I’m terribly sorry!

Constantly changing your nickname on a Blog like this is a real sign of – whatever you call it, no good!

webber
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Judging from what i-2016 has written above, he is not a native English speaker (I could be wrong – people make mistakes when typing).

What are his other nicknames?

Guest

Re: Orban aligning Trump

And in looking at the scene here I did see that a major business magazine noted that about 58% of top officers at major corporations lean to Clinton. 42% are for Trump. I would think the appeal or lack of focuses predominately on their economics. Just wonder where those officers put themselves when it comes to the politics. Will they worry more perhaps about their Cheerios and Fords etc with a Trump presidency or something else? Question of import could be : Will it be ‘Brands’ or Democracy?

petofi
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I wouldn’t be too sure about Trump not being elected.
The discussion in the campaign has moved on from Trumps unsuitability for any kind of political office. Apparently, the new media gang at Trump believe that the election will fall to the side who can make it–the election–about the other party’s candidate. Seeing the mad-dog attackers on the Trump side, it shouldn’t be too hard to guess who will eventually tilt the public attention…

Guest

Re: ‘I wouldn’t be too sure about Trump not being elected’

Yes, of course there is the chance. And perhaps from his point of view he is in a better place prior to the election than polls give him. Arguments have been given that Clinton being ahead in the polls now has to fear the possibility of her voters ‘staying home’ since it appears she’s in the White House seat already. As we know America loves the underdog. I believe Trump is very familiar with that tradition. And I’d say the old boy will play it to the hilt. Going to be fascinating in how Americans view their candidates as ‘presidential’ in the debate coming up.

webber
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Petofi, for the umpteenth time – will you stop pontificating about American politics??!
You are so completely clueless about them that it’s painful to read your posts. Awful.

pappp
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People like Galló are vain beyond belief. They love the limelight because they can appear as experts and this feeling of being important for 2 minutes is probably the most joy in their sorry lives. Soros was already continuously attacked and vilified in Hungary by the state and Fidesz media before these DC Leaks email. Mind you it is not only Putin, but also Netanyahu too who is demolishing “foreign liberal agents”. And mind you Hillary Clinton is still going out of her way to suck up to Netanyahu who just hates the Democrats (Obama actually proposed for Israel more financial aid it ever received, yet it is not enough and Bibi is still offended). Soros, however, is nothing more than the embodiment of the figure of the scheming, speculating Jew. This is standard anti-semitism. As it was mentioned there is absolutely nothing Orban will refrain from in order to keep his power and ratchet up hatred. If he will turn against OSI or other foundations it will be only logical. The Hungarian Belügy (the intelligence establishment which is totally loyal to Fidesz and partially to Jobbik and its sophistication is at the level of Judit Jarai the correspondent of… Read more »
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@pappp Today 3:39 am You are absolutely right: Orbán and Netanyahu do indeed make a pretty pair of populist nationalists, true brothers in spirit. The big difference is that – whether in ways foolhardy or not – Netanyahu is reacting to existential danger to his people the best way he knows, whilst Orbán is doing his extreme nationalist gig only in order to cement his position as the Führer of Hungary and Godfather of the Hungarian Mafia State. As to Obama, what Netanyahu & Co. tried most ineptly to achieve was to drive Obama into smashing up the Persians on Israel’s behalf, and when Obama politely declined in light of the recent American disasters in Mesopotamia and Afghanistan, Netanyahu’s nose got out of joint, and he went off the deep end, huffing and puffing to no avail. Unfortunately for Netanyahu and Israel, notwithstanding any empty gestures of assurance by Hilary in the course of her election campaign, the honeymoon with the US is well and truly over regardless of who is occupying the White House, and not just due to absolutely tectonic movements in the geo-strategic national interests of the US and increasing public resentment of foreign entanglements, but also… Read more »
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Re: ‘…., but also because a seemingly unbridgeable chasm has opened up between the State of Israel and younger generation of the majority non-orthodox Jews in the US, the implication being that in a decade or so Israel would no longer be able to count on virtually automatic support among the critically important Jewish presence in the Democratic Party’

From the above Israel too just like Magyarorszag is dealing perhaps with a full-blown identity crisis. Both countries just don’t completely know who they are exactly anymore. To be ‘Jewish’ today arguably means something different to some Israelis. And to American Israelis brought up in a different atmosphere. And as we can see some in Magyarorszag believe in a firm definition of identity of which some cannot see any reality to at all. And it appears that these conflicts will seem to get more exacerbated and intractable as the ‘other’ gets more and more involved in that identity issue.

i-2016
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Michael Balint, wise words, but I am questioning your remark or geopolitical shifts. Nothing changed, America remains the prize, in Moscow’s dreams. Iran, Syria, Somalia, Yemen were weaponized to breach the defenses of the West.

We need Trump like innovators to disarm the disinformation, destabilization of Moscow.

webber
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Trump-like innovators to counter Moscow?
FYI: Trump is Moscow’s candidate. Look at what Putin has said about Trump. Better, look at what Trump has said about Putin. Look at Trump’s (now former) campaign chief, Paul Manafort, and how he worked for Putin in Ukraine. Look Trump’s current campaign chief, Steve Bannon, head of Breitbart. Now look at how Breitbart covers Russian issues. Look next at Trump’s real estate “deals” with Russian magnates.
Everything, everything shows that Trump is Putin’s candidate.

Guest
Soros is an anti-capitalist capitalist, a native speaker of Esperanto, and an anti-nationalist one-world idealist who truly believes in the liberal democratic ideals of open society, equity, fairness and transparency, and is willing to put his money where his mouth is. As an anti-capitalist capitalist, he made his money and continues to make his money by anti-cyclic gambling against the herd in the world of finance, while being devastatingly critical of the very system that made possible the accumulation of his wealth over the past five decades or so. He is a very good and very decent person, and a well-intentioned idealist of high moral principles. Over the years he has sunk enormous amounts of his own capital into the socio-political causes he espouses, especially in countries of the former Soviet Block, unfortunately however without ever coming within even a cooee of any of the outcomes he idealistically envisaged. That he would be part of some Jewish world conspiracy is an utterly ludicrous proposition, since on the one hand he has disavowed his own Jewish identity a long, long time ago, and on the other hand he is one of the chief financiers of extreme anti-Israel initiatives and NGOs both… Read more »
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Re: ‘….. to achieve that end, and it would be a miracle if the CEU could survive this sort of brutal assault and siege for any length of time’ No doubt. Looks like Soros and the horses he rides on gets on Fideszian nerves real bad. As the rightist rhetoric rises it appears anything that has the appellation hinting of something like ‘lib’ or ‘prog’ is destined for the Fidesz dust bin. These are bad days at Magyar Black Rock. The country if that rightist blabbering keeps on will move so far to the right that they’ll curl back on themselves as they attack the West and its wretched symbols so much that they’d probably see nothing wrong in having the lyrics to the national anthem sung in Russian….;-)….An exaggeration but in any case we can see already the obsequious obeisance and approval to the way of wielding of power and its control in the 21st. If anything the country looks one of the vanguard on that. Pretty soon if things keep on with media it will get real harder for some ‘opinions’ to get a word in edgewise. Maps then should show tape sticking over the entire country.
pappp
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Legally I don’t think that the foundation can be expelled unless Orban held a show trial of an infiltrated belügyes employee of the foundation (I am sure there are a few of those) who will tell at the trial how at the foundation everybody is a spy, trying to bring down the government etc. and then the court orders the winding up of the foundation. Just like in the 1950’s. I’m certain that these foundations have been penetrated by the Belügy and have been under constant surveillance. Will Orban revive the campaign against the Norwegian Fund? Good question. He just loves a good fight and tormenting “liberals” and if he eventually drops the cases he will be treated as very generous.

Certainly there’s nothing Orban would gain more enjoyment from than seeing “liberals” (ie. everybody who is not a loyal Fidesz/Jobbik supporter) scream.

bimbi
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Orban plays a new tune on his propaganda cimbalom (they have a lot of strings, doncha know). Now it is the Soros tune or the Hillary Clinton tune, yesterday the Norwegian Fund tune, the Ferenc Gyurcsany tune or the Simicska tune –and at once and always, the rest of the mighty propaganda machine goes into action taking up the chorus of fear. You want puppetry? Look at the Hungarian media for puppetry in action.

Meanwhile the money laundering and theft from the Hungarian population continues apace.

Observer
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As usual the gov mouthpieces articles are speculative and misleading. In the case of MI stupidly (http://magyaridok.hu/belfold/gurulo-dollarok-nyilvanos-soros-lista-921616/) self contradicting: beginning with the catchy “Another veil has been pull down” they practically admit there was no veil saying that “in June [they] processed the 2015 financial statements of the anti-government “civil society” organizations. From these it was clear ..”. who received what from whom.
The parenthesis of “civil society”, the adjective “anti government” and the use of “treason” all indicate a conditioning for the next “struggle” against internal enemies.

The Orban regime will move/is moving to tighten the crews in preparation for the referendum, and probably in anticipation of larger demonstrations in the autumn and looming economic problems.
NB Dictatorships naturally stifle their societies and economies and these decline, wither in the absence of any special source of revenue like oil, minerals or aid to keep them afloat.

The DC Leaks site has been analyzed by security firms and everything points to Russia
http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/investigation/tracking-russian-hackers-638295?_ga=1.236396225.157604306.1471507736
https://www.threatconnect.com/blog/does-a-bear-leak-in-the-woods/

Istvan
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Eva this off topic but relevant to both of us and other American Hungarians who oppose the Hungarian Mafia State controlled by PM Orban. This article appears today http://nol.hu/belfold/az-amerikai-katonak-mentik-meg-orbant-a-hatalmas-blamazstol-1628199 in Népszabadság. From the article we learn that a 60th anniversary conference on the 1956 revolution that PM Orban may attend will be held in the USA. From the article we learn that the Wilson Center declined to host the conference because they did not want to be associated with the Hungarian government’s understanding of history since it is being promoted by the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade along with the Hungarian Embassy in Washington DC.

So now we learn that our National Defense University, which both my daughter and I attended, will host this conference. Needless to say I find this development disturbing. Eva do you have more information about this development?

kvakuska
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Orban is putting together a 10-year plan, for 2018-2028. He is planning ahead as smart politicians should (of course most of the plan is probably bullshit, but still).

Does any of the left-wing parties have any plan? Any ideas?

Btw Andras Keszthelyi has a rather wise op-ed in this week’s Magyar Narancs. Not too optimistic about the prospects of the so-called democratic opposition, to say the least.

http://hvg.hu/itthon/20160818_Folytatnak_10_eves_tervet_igert_Lazar

Observer
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The only systematic processes, seemingly planned, in the Orbán regime have been power and money grabbing. Few other ideas, perhaps re-paving and monuments.
Great way to go down, as we can observe.

kvakuska
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OT: It’s not just Katinka Hosszú v. the moribund Hungarian Swimming Association but it’s women vs. men.

The idiotic commentator Jenő Knézy, Jr – I guess he does it just to bully women (he was convicted for beating up his wife) – repeatedly says “férfimunka volt” (an old saying literally meaning men’s work signifying the heaviness of the task) when women win gold medals.

It seems however men aren’t so good at men’s work these days: out of the seven gold medals so far, six were won by women and lately even the men’s water polo team is behind the women’s team.

http://index.hu/sport/2016/rio/2016/08/18/ujabb_eremeso_johet/ez_ferfi_munka_volt_-_mondta_kozak_danuta_tortenelmi_sikerere_knezy_jeno/

Guest

And many Hungarian women prefer foreigners as lovers/partners/husbands … 🙂

PALIKA
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If I was looking for a lover or business partner or a member of staff, a friend or just a companion I would chose a Hungarian woman in preference to a Hungarian man. The country has the wrong people in charge

Member

I do not think it is OT . I literally got sick to my stomach when I read this news. I thought first that to is mistake.
Zsolt Bayer the openly anti-semite “journalist” received The Knight’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit from Janos Lazar.
Let us revisit that almost every single article Bayer publishes is filled with hate, anti-tolarence. His most common words while describing or talking to his political opponents or to people of there religion: motherfucker, cum, fuck your bitch mother, shit, shit covered, dick.

So this dickhead Zsolt Bayer, received one of the highest honours in Hungary from the fuck face Janos Lazar. Do you need to censor me? No. You should not, as in Hungary this is the going standard from now, I assume. Here is the new Hungarian role model for Janos Lazar’s kids, and to Orban’s youngest daughter! I hope his language will be required learning in Hungarian schools.

Guest

That’s Hungary!

I got used to my neighbours using this kind of language – I still remember the first time the owner of our local garage had some hardware problems and used all those words – which I later found in my “dictionary of Hungarian slang” …

willibald
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MSZP etc. should’ve jumped immediately promising that should they ever be able to form a government (that will never happen, but they should at least pretend) they would take the decoration back.

Believe me Fidesz would’ve in a similar situation.

Bayer is not just an anti-semite, but he has a sick mind, and he is a bully. He is absolutely repulsive and totally unworthy of any state recognition.

These are the four events of the day (see below) and no opposition party had anything to say.

They are lazy and hopeless and totally corrupt being on Fidesz’s payroll. Voters know that and they will not vote for this lazy bunch. Get used to the idea that Fidesz and Jobbik are here to stay.

http://444.hu/2016/08/18/a-nap-amikor-bolondgomba-vegleg-a-magyar-politika-rendezoje-lett

Guest

What about the other opposition parties?

Imho MSZP is dead and should be buried …

PALIKA
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If only it was so simple. The MSZP, whilst compromised by being a part sanitised update of the MSZMP is the party which is the repository of the social democratic ambitions of the political left. Unfortunately it could not break away from the continuing power of the “comrades” in the new Hungary. They needed the experience and conections of the old guard. What they did not need was the ongoing mindset of the Kadar regime which lead them to electoral disaster both for the party and for the country. They remain the most likely focal point around which a new European style order may grow to replace OV. But they have a credibility problem in that they are also corrupt and they have little to offer that inspires anyone.
I am sorry, but Hungary has so many problems that it makes my head spin just to think out what they are before I can begin to start on solutions. And then, is it worth the effort? Clearly Soros thinks that it is. He is bound to meet opposition but he Is man we all have much to thank him.

Member

Well, Where is Mazsahisz? Where is the Ambassador for Israel? Where are the human rights watch people? This scumbag called the gypsies by all sorts of names too. He called Jews by all sorts of names. He is one big pile of shit that even flies would avoid because of the stench. On an other note, that explains why Orban and Lazar found him worthy. It is their standard let’s face it.

petofi
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Bayer is nothing more than a tool in the tricky hands of Orban, used to legitimize hatred in whatever direction the government chooses to aim. Hatred–fully expressed–is cathartic, as Hitler
showed the world in the 1930’s. The German people were fully dizzied with the pleasure of expressing their hatred for the enemies of the state, and pleasure for all things Hitlerian.

petofi
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To continue….so then what need for social programs?
Trump belongs to this kind of politician who knows that
inflaming the populace is the best way of activating them
to his own needs.

Observer
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Mad dogs with Knight Crosses – imaginary Kafka novel illustrated by Heroninus Bosch.

Doy
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The
Orban government is disgustingly coward. V. Klaus kicked out CEU quickly and unceremoniously from Prague in 1992.

PALIKA
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The decoration awarded to Bayer is a game changer. Hungary is no longer a safe country for Jews, those of you who can leave now.
The reason is obvious. OV no longer cares that his country is patently racist( see migrants) and specifically anti Semitic. No Jew if attacked can rely on the protection of the state, but next they will take on the persecution of the Jewish population.

Observer
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Palika,
Orban is not particularly antisemitic – he is evil and anti anybody and anything impeding his grab for power and money. While no Jewish person has been persecuted, dozens of political adversaries, from PM Guyrcsany to second rank civil servants have been harassed, kept in preliminarily detention for months and years and charged frivolously.
Orban is however guilty of hate talk and racial / anti Semitic incitement as he not only tolerates the vitriolics of the hate mongers like ZsB , but finances and decorated them.

PALIKA
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The Bayer award is a watershed. If you do not see it, I cannot help you. The state’s approval of a racial hate preacher might release forces that are similar to the race hate the Brexit vote released in UK.
I do not know where this will all end, but Hungary is not a safe country for Jews. My advice to my Jewish brothers and sisters is LEAVE before the Hungarians hurt you. You know for history that Hungarians cannot be trusted when it comes to Jews. I have emailed two of my friends in Hungary. They agree.

Doy
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You are absolut egy right. Hungarians would be overwhelmed by joy seeing Jews leave.

Doy
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Sorra. This predictive horror. You are absolutely right, etc.

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