George Soros becomes the Orbán regime’s boogeyman

What the highest ranking representatives of the Orbán government are doing by invoking the name of the 85 year old American-Hungarian billionaire philanthropist George Soros, as the secret source of all evil, is truly unbecoming of any EU member state and is an overall embarrassment. In an effort to distract public attention from the growing corruption scandals around the Central Bank of Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán himself and key ministers in his government, most notably János Lázár, have begun to disseminate conspiracy theories about Mr. Soros, a Holocaust survivor, and his alleged aims of global political and economic hegemony.

On Thursday, János Lázár–the Minister in charge of the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office, suggested that U.S. President Barack Obama and George Soros had a plan to dramatically increase the proportion of Muslims in Europe. Mr. Lázár remarked that Mr. Soros was trying to prepare the way for more migrants to arrive in Europe. “Obama’s standard bearer is George Soros”–commented Mr. Lázár. According to Mr. Lázár’s recollection, the American-Hungarian billionaire previously declared that he is “the primary opponent” of the Orbán government, and now aims to gain political influence in Eastern European capitals, mentioning Budapest and Kiev by name.

Mr. Lázár added that this year, Hungary granted refugee status to 221 asylum-seekers, but that anyone caught entering Hungary illegally must be kept within 8 km of the border and removed from the country as soon as possible.

John Earnest, a White House spokesman, was asked about Mr. Lázár’s accusations by an American journalist who noted that the Hungarian minister had claimed that the U.S. wanted to settle large numbers of Muslims in Europe.

‘I didn’t see those comments. I’m not sure they’re worthy of a response.”

On Friday, Prime Minister Orbán himself continued with his attacks on Mr. Soros, during his weekly morning interview on Kossuth Rádió. Mr. Orbán was reacting to passing criticism of Hungary (and Poland) by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Poland and Hungary, two countries that would not be free but for the United States and the long Cold War, have now decided this democracy is too much trouble. They want Putin-like leadership: Just give me an authoritarian dictatorship and keep the foreigners out,” said Mr. Clinton of the populist governments in Budapest and Warsaw.

Mr. Orbán’s response was swift and it involved Mr. Soros:

These are not accidental slips of the tongue. And [the number of] these slips or remarks have been multiplying since we are living in the era of the migrant crisis. And we all know that behind the leaders of the Democratic Party, we must see George Soros. George Soros published his six points supporting the Muslim migration to Europe, in which he announced that at least one million Muslims should be allowed [into Europe] each year, that they must be provided a safe path and that Europe should be happy to get such a chance and shouldn’t be defending against it. He also said that it will cost a lot of money, which he would loan. So, here, in Central Europe a shadow power exists, which is linked to George Soros, he is one of the most important sponsors of the Democratic Party, so I have to say that although the mouth belongs to Clinton, the voice belongs to George Soros.”

Viktor Orbán speaking on Kossuth Rádió on Friday morning. Photo: MTI

Viktor Orbán speaking on Kossuth Rádió on Friday morning. Photo: MTI

Mr. Orbán then added, specifically speaking about the migrant crisis:

“Nobody would want to hand over the keys of his apartment to a total stranger.” The prime minister also noted that if his government had agreed to the EU “quotas” on settling some refugees in Hungary and other member states, nobody would be able to recognize Budapest within 10 to 20 minutes, as it would be full of immigrants and Muslims.

Interestingly, while Mr. Orbán and his party (but especially his colleagues in the Christian Democratic People’s Party) have long sounded the alarm bells around Hungary’s low birth rate and have prioritized various pronatalist policies and rhetoric, the prime minister now declared that having a smaller and shrinking population is not necessarily a problem. “Why should we have to grow in terms of our population, at the same speed that other countries may be growing?”–asked Mr. Orbán.

Hungary is pressing ahead with its demagogic referendum on the “forced settlement” of migrants in Hungary. President János Áder will likely schedule the referendum for September 2016. Until then, it appears that Mr. Orbán and his government will continue stoking fears of the “shadow power” linked to George Soros.

12 Comments

  1. Avatar Emery Kovacs says:

    Mr. Adam, first of all just to correct you Mr. George Soros is not a Holocaust Survivor he was in Hungary during the II world war, his father who was a lawyer in Hungary farmed all his family out to different Christian families in the countryside with false birth certificate including his wife George mother and that is how they survived the war I read this in his biography this is George own words, and yes Mr Soros is the American Democratic party specially president Obama and right now Hillary Clinton’s biggest financial supporter he believes in one world government he want to destroy every democratically elected government where based on Judeo – Christian values, he doesn’t support Israel he is a secular Jew doesn’t believe in God that is fine, but don’t try to force his philosophy on others, our ancestors are also Jews they went to Hungary from Persia 400 years ago my father & grandfather put in to in work camps in Hungary during the war where they survived I left Hungary in 1956 as a teenager because my family was classified as capitalists, I had no future there, here in Canada I become a successful General contractor for 50 years. I been back in Hungary many time visiting my two sons were teaching in Budapest at the Terezvaros bilingual high school in 1995 -96 I have many relatives in Hungary,they all say Mr. Victor Orban and his government doing a very good job, and right now most European countries are want to follow Hungary’s example because everyone are scared about Terrorism even in Germany, so please don’t spread false information you should know better specially if you know the more than 1000 years history of Hungary you should be happy that after all Hungary today have a free democratically elected government, thank you, Imre {Emery] Kovacs

    • Nice comment, yeah, something like that.
      “To call Soros a Holocaust survivor is an obscenity. The liberal media which is busy defending Soros as a victim of the Holocaust and a survivor should find the bare decency to remain silent for once. To call Soros a Holocaust survivor is an obscenity. Soros was not victimized by the Holocaust. He was never targeted by it. He was on the other side of the line. The side that was pulling the trigger, running the gas chambers and sorting the gold teeth………….George Soros made the wrong choice then. As he has made the wrong choice over and over again. And he has never regretted any of them.”

      http://canadafreepress.com/article/the-jewish-people-vs-george-soros

      “George Soros Says He Feels No Remorse For Collaborating With Nazis During WWII to Send His Fellow Jews to the Death Camps, Steal Their Property” Source: itmakessenseblog com By Vicki McClure Davidson

      When somebody wants to make a really serious destruction, at first they create a philanthropic foundation like Soros, Gates or Rockefeller (The Rockefeller Population Coucil/Foundation)and then there they go. Soros is not any better.

      As of Orban, yes, he is doing a very good thing keeping the barbarians out of Hungary, kicking out the Rothschild bank and IMF etc. but unfortunately, whatever brave he’s not doing it the good way.
      He kicked out the IMF and looted the pension found, (not only he but France, Japan, Bulgaria, Ireland etc all looted the pension found) but Orban managed to waste a big percent of it and didn’t have any idea how go ahead replacing the IMF with something better.

      He has built that fence but we still have tens of thousands of refugees in open refugee camps, (Hungarians don’t even know about it they believe Hungary is free from migrants thanks to Orban) simply because as they are kept at the fence they have no other choice than officially asking for asylum and such as Hungary has no other choice then let them in and accommodate in open refugee camps spending a fortune on them, and at the top of it Merkel is trying to force Orban to take more or pay a terrible financial penalty for each refused barbarian. Or take them. Take whom? Take the selected the filtered unemployable the outcast dregs.

      Admittedly, Orban is sensing correctly that the EU is a collection gangster politicians and is doomed and he is doing the very right thing, but not the right way. Frankly, I don’t trust him.

  2. Avatar Charlie London says:

    What Orban and his thugs fail to realise is that in joining the EU they signed up to certain responsibilities.

    In addition being part of NATO and being a signatory to the Geneva Convention brings further responsibilities.

    With regard to refugees with a genuine fear of death or persecution – Hungary is obliged to give them shelter.

    It’s what you signed your country up to, Orban.

    In refusing to give succour to refugees you are dishonouring your obligations and the people of Hungary.

    In short you are a war criminal – just like Putin and Bomber-Al Assad.

    Yes, a war criminal no less.

    Forget your stupid foregone-conclusion referendum with its leading questions.

    Prepare your case, Orban, for when you have to answer for your deeds at the International Criminal Court in the Hague. For your crimes against humanity.

    You better have a good lawyer.

    I hope I’ll be there to watch.

    • Avatar Charlie London says:

      And of course for the institutionalised antisemitism that Orban and his thugs permeate throughout the whole of Hungarian culture.

      As if knocking off 400,000 Jews wasn’t criminal enough.

      This nasty, evil dictatorial administration is a disgrace to humanity.

      And with the collusion of most of its electorate.

  3. “George Soros, as the secret source of all evil, is truly unbecoming of any EU member state and is an overall embarrassment.”
    True but where is the secret? It’s common knowledge.
    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/11/02/soros-admits-involvement-in-migrant-crisis-national-borders-are-the-obstacle/

    “George Soros had a plan to dramatically increase the proportion of Muslims in Europe.”
    True, the plan is well financed and terribly destructive. And it’s not his plan he is only the implementer.
    “EUROPEAN Union supporter George Soros has claimed Europe should take “at least a million” refugees every year and let them choose where they want to live. Source: express co uk by Jake Burman

    “They want Putin-like leadership”
    True, but not necessarily Putin like. Orban knows he can’t do it that way, he’s not enough for that, not mentioning he is will not be accepted by a power group of his own choice that would make it possible for him. Demonizing the Russians in such a childish way is not more than a cheap trolling. Much to easy to see that through.

    “And we all know that behind the leaders of the Democratic Party, we must see George Soros.
    True, but does Orban have a plan and the power to speak out and fight Soros in such a ostentatious and ineffective way?

    “it appears that Mr.Orbán and his government will continue stoking fears of the “shadow power” linked to George Soros.”

    🙂 Yes, it appears but it isn’t what it looks like. It’s not the name of the game. He’s betting on a winner. And he doesn’t appear to be a stupid gambler at this time. Watch what he does. 🙂

    • Some correction:
      “he knows he won’t necessarily be accepted by a power group of his choice”

      “Much too easy to see that through.”

  4. Avatar Robert Szucs says:

    Charlie London you sound like an escaped mental patient.
    “With regard to refugees with a genuine fear of death or persecution – Hungary is obliged to give them shelter.”—who have a genuine fear of death? The refugees are all economic refugees. They stopped being in danger as soon as they left their worn torn country.
    “It’s what you signed your country up to, Orban.”—–It is Mr. Orban to you, and nobody signed up his country to be overrun, by millions of refugees who fundamentally will change the country for the worst.
    “In short you are a war criminal”—- and you are simply just an idiot.

    • Avatar Charlie London says:

      If you are Hungarian I appreciate that many Hungarians think that a signed contract can be changed unilaterally. It has happened to me in Hungary on three different occasions.

      Orban – and you obviously – doesn’t understand contract law.

      In fact Hungary doesn’t understand the rule of law.

      In fact Hungary doesn’t understand democracy.

      In short Hungary should be thrown out of the EU.

      • Avatar Charlie London says:

        As an observation, Szucs – your limited intelligence doesn’t allow you to understand, along with many of your compatriots that, as a member of the EU, Hungary has to work with 27 other countries to solve the refugee crisis.

        Your dear leader Orban’s mate – Putin – has made things worse.

        The EU needs to act together and spread the refugees around.

        ‘Together’ geddit.

        Who needs Hungary to go it alone and refuse your obligations?

        Don’t worry you’ll pay €250,000 per refugee refused.

        You won’t miss that money – it would have been embezzled by Orban.

        And no refugee wants to stay in Hungary anyway.

        Those trapped want to leave as quick as possible.

        As a pariah in Europe your Hungarian workers are ashamed to admit to being Hungarian – so keep quiet.

        Some in England keep quiet too for the same reason.

        Imagine that? Too ashamed of your mother country.

  5. @Charlie

    Why feed the trolls? They get their crumbs on payday.

    There are three types that praise this slightly educated, half gypsy character from Felcsút, (félművelt felszúti félcigány)
    – the looting mafia – easy to understand,
    – the dummies/ignoramuses – a lot of them, news fabrication helps, and
    – the damaged souls burdened with complexes they want to live out, the little losers who want “to be great again”.

  6. Avatar Nathan Barley-Akerman says:

    George Soros lives in the comfort of his Manhatten skyriser in no close contact with muslim rapefugees and islamic paedo`s – his billions would be better spent helping Vik beef up his fence to or buying some gunboats for the Aegean.

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