The “totally successful” anti-Soros campaign comes to a sudden end

It was over the July 1-2 weekend that Hungary was plastered with thousands of posters showing a smiling George Soros. The accompanying text declared: “Don’t let Soros have the last laugh!” That is, the strong and proud Hungarians must stop Soros’s efforts to send millions of Middle Eastern and African migrants to Europe, some of whom may end up in Hungary. This latest campaign cost the taxpayers 5.6 billion forints, over and above the 11 billion that had already been spent on earlier anti-migrant campaigns.

Mazsihisz, the umbrella organization of religious Jewish communities, initially issued a bland statement about the unpleasant memories this poster campaign awakens in the Jewish community. A couple of days later, however, András Heisler, president of Mazsihisz, wrote a stronger letter to Viktor Orbán asking him to end the campaign and remove the posters. Although the poster is “not openly anti-Semitic, nevertheless it is capable of inducing anti-Semitic sentiments.” He pointed out that these fears are not unfounded because hateful inscriptions had already appeared on the Soros posters that recalled the darkest period of Hungarian history.

Hungarian and old German anti-Jewish poster from the 1930s, side by side

This letter couldn’t be ignored, and Orbán answered promptly. The bulk of the letter was devoted to the perils Hungary faces and the heroic efforts he and his government are undertaking for the safety of the homeland and Hungarian families. Illegal migration is clearly a national security question, and whoever threatens Hungary’s security will have to face the Hungarian state’s political and legal power regardless of ethnic origin or religious faith. He reminded Heisler that he is actually defending the Jewish community by opposing illegal migration, which is the hotbed of the growing anti-Semitism in Europe. “I don’t expect thanks or recognition for our struggle against illegal migration, but a little help from your community would be nice.” Orbán left Heisler’s request for the removal of the billboards unanswered. 24.hu called Orbán’s letter impertinent.

It was at that point that Yossi Amrani, Israel’s ambassador in Budapest, published the following statement both in English and Hungarian on the Israeli embassy’s Facebook page.

I call on those involved in the current billboard campaign and those responsible for it to reconsider the consequences.

No gain can come from such a campaign recalling the historic lesson.

At the moment beyond political criticism of a certain person, the campaign not only evokes sad memories but also sows hatred and fear.

It’s our moral responsibility to raise a voice and call on the relevant authorities to exert their power and put an end to this cycle.

Yossi Amrani
Ambassador of Israel
Budapest, Hungary

A day after the ambassador called on Orbán to remove the posters, however, on the instruction of the Israeli prime minister’s office the foreign ministry backtracked, criticizing George Soros, who “constantly undermines Israel’s governments.” The foreign ministry’s spokesman refrained from criticizing Viktor Orbán and strongly denounced George Soros. “Israel deplores any expression of anti-Semitism in any country and stands with Jewish communities everywhere in confronting this hatred. This was the sole purpose of the statement issued by Israel’s ambassador to Hungary,” he said. “In no way was the statement meant to delegitimize criticism of George Soros.”

This incident stirred quite a debate in Israel. Chemi Shalev, a Haaretz correspondent, wrote an opinion piece in which he didn’t mince words. According to him, the Israeli embassy in Budapest published an appropriate condemnation of the poster campaign against Soros “until Benjamin Netanyahu stuck a knife in their backs.” According to Shalev, “many Europeans, including Soros’ harshest critics, can clearly identify blatant anti-Semitism in these campaigns. Netanyahu apparently believes that his anti-Israeli position justifies throwing Soros to the anti-Semitic dogs.” He severely criticized Israel for its nationalistic, xenophobic, and insular policies which inevitably leads to “deepening ties and identification with similar countries that think and behave the same way.” Therefore, it is not at all surprising that Netanyahu and Orbán stand shoulder to shoulder despite Orbán’s recent praise of Miklós Horthy.

Gáspár Miklós Tamás (TGM) wrote a short thought-provoking essay in which he tries to define “modern anti-Semitism.” In his view it is not simply hostility toward a people or a religion but is an emotion that is against “universality.” Soros is an expression of that universality which the nationalistic, inward-looking far-right Orbán government finds unnatural. It considers it abnormal that someone identifies with others outside of his own people, religion, or sex. In that sense Benjamin Netanyahu’s government can be viewed as “anti-Semitic.” The Israeli prime minister will feel very much at home in Viktor Orbán’s company, he believes. “The boys will understand each other well.”

Meanwhile George Soros also raised his voice. “I am distressed by the current Hungarian regime’s use of anti-Semitic imagery as part of its deliberate disinformation campaign. Equally, I am heartened that together with countless fellow citizens the leadership of the Hungarian Jewish community has spoken out against the campaign.” In addition, Michael Vachon, director of communications for the Soros Fund Management and spokesman for George Soros himself, sent a letter around to explain what’s going on in Hungary. Apparently, the letter was written by Soros but appeared over the signature of Vachon. In Hungary it was published by 444.hu.

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

I am writing to alert you to deeply troubling developments in the heart of the European Union, in Hungary.

It is urgent that you help spread the news about what is happening.

Last week the Fidesz-led government launched a nationwide billboard and television advertising campaign reminiscent of Europe’s darkest hours.

The campaign uses an image of a grinning George Soros with the slogan “Let’s not allow Soros to have the last laugh!”

Thousands of these posters have been plastered around the country: on billboards, on the metro, on the floors of Budapest’s trams so that people cannot enter the tram without trampling on Soros’s face.

Understanding the government’s intent, some of the posters have been defaced with hateful graffiti such as “stinking Jew” scrawled across Soros’s face. The government has spent $12.9 million (5.7 billion HUF) on the campaign so far.

Because of its clearly anti-Semitic overtones, the campaign has created an outcry amongst Hungary’s Jews and others. The leader of the Federation of the Hungarian Jewish Communities has called for an immediate removal of the poster as has Israel’s ambassador in Budapest.

Fidesz rejects charges that the campaign is anti-Semitic in nature and claims that the Hungarian government’s goal is to stop Soros’s “migrant campaign,” which they claim is promoting the immigration of a million illegal immigrants into Europe.

The government has consistently and willfully misrepresented Soros’s views on migration and refugees.

As a survivor of the Holocaust who hid from the Nazis in Budapest and later was himself a refugee, Soros knows first-hand what it means to be in mortal peril. He carries the memory of the international community’s rejection of Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis. It is from the crucible of those experiences that his empathy for refugees from war-torn Syria and elsewhere was born.

Soros’s actual position on migration is that the international community should provide more support to the developing countries that today host 89% of refugees and that Europe should accept several hundred thousand fully screened refugees through an orderly process of vetting and resettlement. He believes that qualified asylum seekers should not have to risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean to reach safety.

He also believes that Europe needs a common asylum system that equitably shares responsibility for protecting legitimate refugees rather than placing that burden on only a few countries. Soros’s position is entirely consistent with mainstream European values. The Hungarian regime’s xenophobia and demonization of refugees are anti-European. The claim that Soros is promoting a scheme to import a million illegal immigrants into Europe is Victor Orban’s fantasy.

Please help us spread the word about this anti-Semitic and anti-refugee campaign in the heart of Europe.

At the end of this email I have included sample images of the Fidesz poster campaign. I have also provided links to recent news stories that attempt to explain why George has inspired the wrath of authoritarian rulers around the world.

Regards,
Michael Vachon

The following day ATV reported that, according to an influential Fidesz insider, the anti-Soros campaign is coming to an end. In Orbán’s opinion, the campaign was a “complete success” because it not only solidified the forces of the liberals and socialists but even Jobbik became a defender of Soros. They all showed their true anti-nationalist colors. And the real sign of the success of the campaign is Benjamin Netanyahu’s declaration that the anti-Soros campaign is not anti-Semitic. But Orbán wants to avoid a situation in which all those posters take attention away from the Aquatic World Championship. So, allegedly, the posters must come down because of this sporting event.

This explanation is questionable. The world championship begins with a lavish opening ceremony on July 14, so one assumes that visitors and athletes will be coming to town already tomorrow and all through Friday. Will it be possible to remove the thousands of posters by then? Or, as some people suspect, is the real reason for the removal of them by July 15 Netanyahu’s arrival on July 18? Perhaps Orbán fears that the sea of posters might change the Israeli prime minister’s opinion of the nature of this hate campaign. MSZP compared the Orbán government’s swift removal of the billboards and posters to the temporary disappearance of most of the anti-Jewish signs before the commencement of the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Historians well acquainted with Nazi propaganda methods find more and more common features between German anti-Semitic posters from the 1930s and the two anti-Soros posters that have appeared to date. Almost as if the propagandists hired by the Orbán government turned to the Third Reich for inspiration.

July 12, 2017
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petofi
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A small capsule of red die will cover a pool. Once it’s in, the effect remains.

dos929
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I am afraid that this is not the end of this shameful saga, just a pause….

LwiiH
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My favorite version graffitied over a few letters here and there and with a couple of well placed dots read, let beer have the last laugh.

exTor
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We lucked in this month missing Friday the 13th by one day. Reading the letter supposedly written by George Soros with the signature of his communications director Michael Vachon appended, I got a weird feeling. Did Soros write it in the first person, then did Vachon transcribe it to the third person? Or did Soros actually write it in the third person? Did Soros actually pen that letter? How do we know that to be true? Orbán Hitler’s reasons for removing the posters are plausibly varied. Firstly, he got a lot of bang for the EU buck in Hungary. The Fidesz constituency that is visibly bigoted will appreciate Orbán’s effort. There’s no need to overdo it (in terms of exposure time), never mind the overexposure. Perhaps as critical as anything are the FINA swimming championships. Having to constantly explain to the world press why the FINA WC is nested in visible antisemitism would be a lot even for Orbán to overcome. Notwithstanding Netanhayu, the Orbán government is probably taking a lot of world heat over the egregiousness of its supposedely nonantisemitic campaign, its just-about-Soros ‘kampány’. Time to bail out. Orbán Hitler will regret his act of palpable racist bigotry, hopefully.… Read more »
Jean P.
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Until now I have thought that the whole Fidesz top will be punished by a successor government. Now I am more inclined to think that they will face a Nürnberg style international tribunal.

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1935-11-6: “Anti-Jewish signs down for Olympics”

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Ferenc
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from The Budapest Beacon:comment image

T. Hopkins
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Rest assured that if it worked in the 1940’s it will work again. There were few more efficient campaigners in history than the Führer so apparently it’s not a shame to learn from the master. The campaign will continue the very next day the Aquatic Championship is over. TGM is totally wrong, he wants to be very philosophical when the situation is much simpler. Anti-Semitism these days – since the creation of Israel which is naturally the final arbiter in Jewish matters – is what the Israeli government says is anti-Semitism. If Netanyahu says Orban is legit then sure as shit Orban is legit. End of story. There can be no higher authority in Jewish matters than the prime minister of Israel who was elected democratically by the people of Israel. Also Netanyahu and the entire current Israeli right-wing discourse are extremely ambivalent about anti-Semitism especially about the Nazi variety. They naturally feel that anti-Semitism is wrong but also it and the Holocaust remind them of a singular defeat of the Jews of which many Jews nowadays are ashamed ie. because most European Jews not only didn’t resist many did not even escape even when they knew what awaited them.… Read more »
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Orban ordered the anti-Soros billboards to be taken down. He plans to resume the propaganda campaign after the Aquatic World Championship.

https://mno.hu/belfold/kesobb-ujra-bevetik-majd-a-fidesz-csodafegyveret-2407601

wrfree
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Billboard ad space will be tight the next time around. It’s no doubt been reserved already. Curious what new prop ‘style’ will be in vogue as the new campaign season begins.
Perhaps a boon for ‘pest’ exterminators? You can already see it in the new far – right party. The country sadly has started to show it has lost its mind as its leadership stumbles to reckoning. It’s a dive getting faster and faster.

bimbi
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In line with the spirit that Orbán and his vicious anti-Soros campaign has whipped up among the Hungarian people, who would be surprised, when the call comes to round up and deport the Jews from Hungary (again) that the police, TEK and the armed forces would not be even more eager than last time under the “Great Statesman” Horthy to do their duty to gather in the harvest… Again, Hungarians would be driven from their homes, Hungarian-Jewish property stolen and houses ransacked – and all thanks to our Great Leader, Viktor Orbán.

He stands as a disgrace to his country, to the European Union and to every idea of modern Europe!

Guest

“…..and all thanks to our Great Leader, Viktor Orbán.”

But thanks also to the EU, for the bilions of Euros pourig into Hugary, which has paid for the billboards and all manner of Orbán’s propoganda machinery.

The fact that Brussels has wilfully turned a blind eye to the corruption and the hate campaigns within such a rogue country, has done irreperable damage to the credibility of the EU as a stronghold of democratic principles.

Observer
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Hear, hear.
EU is supposed to be a community and the common positive values are equally precious (with the common market). It’s the democratic mentality of the people/voters that checks the opportunists and evildoesrs.

Ferenc
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“He (and all his helpers) stand(s) as a disgrace to” simply each and every respectful human being!!

wrfree
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Re: ‘to gather in the harvest’

The more I look at the poster of Soros it is stunning to think that the laughing image is in abject juxtaposition to the memories elicited from viewing image and text. There is an underlying terror hanging subliminally in that image. You’d think the country would banish the cruel ghosts rather than revive them. But VO doesn’t seem to mind acting as a conjourer of terror as he lays laughing alongside death. This would seem to a man devoid of certain feeling.

exTor
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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/12/world/americas/brazil-lula-da-silva-corruption.html

LULA [Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva] was just sentenced to 10 years in prison for corruption and money laundering. What a comedown for the former president of Brazil. Can we Magyars be hopeful for something similar for the current prime minister of Hungarian, sooner rather than later?

MAGYARKOZÓ

Observer
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There are legal means to remove the Orbán mafia bidders, if there’s political will, a big if (as it would not be for tgr fainthearted).

Guest

The comparison between the Nazis’ and Fidesz’ activities leads me again to Marx’s famous saying:
History repeats itself – the first time as a tragedy, the second time around as a farce …

Did no one dare tell O what ugly comparisons this billboard campaign would produce?

A bit OT re Netanyahu, Erdogan, Putin, Trump, Orbán etc:

It’s funny in a way that the reactionary right wingers, whether Christian, Muslim or Jewish (other religions welcome …) all follow similar principles:
They hate outsiders, especially women, foreigners and LGBT people, they like to fight wars, they want the death penalty etc – the only essential difference is that they adore a different “Götze”!
I couldn’t write the English equivalent – because there is no real one …
And again I’m thinking of Marx: “Religion is opium for the masses” …

Istvan
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The larger quote from Karl Marx is actually more profound Wolfi. It reads: “Religious distress is at the same time the expression of real distress and the protest against real distress. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation. It is the opium of the people.”

Now as you know I am a somewhat practicing Catholic and I don’t share Marx’s atheism. But he does in the larger passage from his essay “A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right” get to the functionality of religion in the situation of capitalism where the market economy simply isn’t working for groups of people for a wide variety of reasons. But I also think interestingly Marx’s larger understanding of the functionality of religion applies to the situation people can find themselves in under a Stalinist system, or the more modern Mafia state in Russia or Hungary. Possibly even in the perverse vision President Trump may have for the USA.

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Thanks, Istvan – of course I know that not all Christians (or Muslims, Jews, …) are as rabid as …

Totally OT:

Here in Hungary we’ve had a Kánikula aka heatwave right now for the last week -between 32 and 38 Celsius, unbearable heat outside!
The poor people in their cheap housing, not really insulated, or even working outside …
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Istvan
Guest

By the way the fascist rally near the airport in the Budapest metro area discussed by some posters on the blog the other day made the US media, see https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/07/08/world/europe/ap-eu-hungary-extremists.html For those who read Hungarian there is an interesting analysis of the Identitesz movement’s leader Laszlo Balazs in Magyar Nemzet and how it relates to both the Jobbik and Fidesz see https://mno.hu/velemeny/magyar-magyarorszag-helyett-feher-europa-2407604 .

wrfree
Guest

Frankly I was amazed to see a piece on it here in Dixie. Things about Eastern Europe really are few and far to come by. So the ancestral ‘backwater’ is getting some time. In another way it’s kind of funny since I’m beginning to think people view me as a migrant from ‘off shore’. They keep asking me where did I get my name. I tell’em call me Mistah Smith’😎 They laugh their heads off.

wrfree
Guest

Re: the ‘totally successful campaign’

You know there was allegedly a joke going around when Goebbel’s ran his highly efficient propaganda department where he virtually single-handedly ordered and fashioned the thoughts and feelings of an entire nation. That fellow with the literature degree found his call in ‘writing’. With all that success it brought the witty remark that the German government was then a subdivision of the Propaganda Ministry. Magyarorszag has indications it could be following the Goebbel goose-step.

Guest

Sorry for the amaont of data – it was suposed to be a picture of Einstein re heatwave.
Eva, please delete it!

Istvan
Guest

I have noticed the heat wave, like Arizona without the pissed off rattle snakes.

Member

Orbán knows the typical Fidesz voter is a piece of homophobic, misognyist, racist, antisemitic filth with extremely limited brain power. His target market (ie the Jobbik voter base) are of the same ilk.
He might even capture a minority of the thicker type of MSZP supporter.

So…anybody who thinks the fascist dictator has reached the bottom with his present anti-semitic hate campaign needs to think again.

He is evil and he will stoop to anything evil which is required to maintain his power.

The EU? A defender of universal human rights? Don`t make me laugh…a fascist state has been sponsored on their largesse

Observer
Guest

D7Dem

Orban’s fascism is evil, once it gets traction it has its own dynamics and only a radical change of course by the regime can prevent worsening (but why would that happen?). This is what H.Arhend et al mean by mundane, every day, etc fascism, no evil monsters but one’s neighbours run the evil sys.

TGM discusses anti Semitism, but he doesnt draw out the general conclusion that dictators don’t tolerate any ideas, vales or anything that is beyond their control, e.g. international, universal, common for the e.g. EU etc. Remember WW2 “Asia for the Asians” pushed by the Japanese…

old 1956
Guest

I hope that many swimmers will boycott the championship in Hungary.
They have to realize the nastiness of Budapest which is closely attached to Moscow.

Joe Simon
Guest

While Soros is a financial predator expelled and banned from a number of countries, this public campaign against him in Hungary is rather childish and politically immature.
It is needless and Orbán is shooting himself in the foot.

aida
Guest

If he is shooting himself, maybe he should aim about 170cms higher?

Guest

Have some billboards been taken down yet?

Not here in Keszthely – just went to the Penny because they had a good price for Theodora (this mineral water is my German family’s favourite – so I bring as much to Germany as the car will take …) and besides the store there still was that picture of “the arch enemy” …

wrfree
Guest

You know I’d think Fidesz has got the ‘rural’ vote bagged already. The odds of all of the posters coming out of circulation there are sure less than in the cities. Really that campaign’s a bang for the forints as it will just might ‘run’ for a long time. It’ll be usually or perhaps always in somebody’s face at some time.

David North
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There were several posters on billboards beside Highway 10 too a couple of days ago..

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