Articles by: György Lázár

Orbán attacks “race mixing” of the West, preaches Hungarian version of racial purity

Orbán attacks “race mixing” of the West, preaches Hungarian version of racial purity

Viktor Orbán’s annual speech in Romania, at the resort Băile Tuşnad included a lengthy discussion about race. The Prime Minister claimed that Hungarians “are not a mixed race” and explained that countries where different races mix, e.g., European and non-Europeans, are “no longer nations.”  He continued that Hungary under his leadership will fight race mixing because “we do not want […]

by · July 31, 2022 · Politics
President Biden nominates David Pressman as US Ambassador to Budapest

President Biden nominates David Pressman as US Ambassador to Budapest

On Friday, May 13, 2022 President Biden announced his intent to nominate David Pressman, Nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Hungary. The official announcement reads:  “David Pressman is the former United States Ambassador to the United Nations for Special Political Affairs.  At the United Nations, Pressman represented the United States on the United Nations Security Council and led U.S. […]

by · May 16, 2022 · Politics
President Trump and Hungarian swimmer, Réka György attack trans University of Pennsylvania swimmer, Lia Thomas

President Trump and Hungarian swimmer, Réka György attack trans University of Pennsylvania swimmer, Lia Thomas

In January 2022, former President Donald Trump said he would ban transgender women from participating in women’s sports nationwide if he were re-elected president.  “We will ban men from participating in women’s sports,” during a rally in Conroe, Texas. “So ridiculous.” Trump specifically criticized Lia Thomas the trans University of Pennsylvania swimmer.  Trump misgendered Thomas, referring to her by the wrong […]

by · April 25, 2022 · Politics
Zsolt Bayer and Viktor Orbán

Orbán’s propaganda calls Ukraine’s President Zelensky a “Jewish comedian”

Viktor Orbán’s vicious propaganda machine is in overdrive.  Lately, it surprised me again. The recent attack on Ukraine’s hero President Zelensky is a new low.  Pro-Orbán media calls him a “Jewish comedian” and the ongoing anti-Ukraine propaganda, mixed with a healthy dose of anti-Semitism, is well received by Orbán supporters. The Hungarian Prime Minister never made it secret that he admires […]

by · April 9, 2022 · Antisemitism
Putin, Orbán, Le Pen and Mészáros – Hungary’s pipe-fitter turned oligarch

Putin, Orbán, Le Pen and Mészáros – Hungary’s pipe-fitter turned oligarch

I wonder if anyone ever heard about Hungarian oligarch Mr. Lőrinc Mészáros in France?  The billionaire is playing an important role in the upcoming French election, Mészáros is bankrolling Marine Le Pen’s election campaign. Here is the story. Mészáros is Viktor Orbán’s childhood friend who started out as a pipe-fitter and within a couple of years miraculously he became one […]

by · March 13, 2022 · Politics
Orbán’s pro-Putin propaganda is working, Hungarians blame Zelensky for Russia’s attack

Orbán’s pro-Putin propaganda is working, Hungarians blame Zelensky for Russia’s attack

For over a decade, Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán has been waging a war against the country’s free press and he is succeeding.  Most of Hungary’s 10-million people do not speak another language. Orbán’s fake-news factories, trolls and misleading “political analysts” dominate the media and the result is that today the Hungarian public seems to be one of the most […]

by · March 5, 2022 · Politics
Wass Albert

Stop Hungarian glorification of WWII-era fascists in the US – a letter to Congressman Deutch

Congressman Theodore Eliot Deutch is representing Florida’s 22nd Congressional District since 2010.  His district is the home of many Americans of Hungarian origin in the State of Florida.  I called on the Congressman to condemn recent efforts of the Hungarian Government to promote WWII-era fascists in the United States. *** Dear Congressman Deutch, In 2015 you wrote a letter to Prime […]

by · February 16, 2022 · Politics
Cziffra and his wife Soleika

The Orbán-regime rewrites the memoirs of pianist Georges Cziffra

Viktor Orbán and most of his Fidesz party leaders started their careers as promising young Communist leaders.  Today they are staunch anti-Communists and have rewritten their life stories.  Now they have also rewritten the life story of pianist Georges (György) Cziffra. The piano virtuoso was born one hundred years ago in Budapest.  Hungary allocated 500 million forints (EUR 1.4m) celebrating […]

by · November 17, 2021 · Culture
From left Hungary’s Ambassador to Washington Szabolcs Takács, Balázs Orbán with his book, Daniel McCarthy, Helen Andrews and Sohrab Ahmari

Orbán brings his anti-West campaign to the United States

Hungary started an unprecedented campaign in the United States to bring Orbán’s xenophobic, homophobic, racist and anti-Semitic message to US audiences.  His government is isolated in the US due to Orbán’s pro-Putin and pro-China stand.  No active American politician (republican or democrat) would support him publicly. Budapest now relies on a small, “fringe” group of conservative individuals and organizations to deliver […]

by · October 31, 2021 · Politics
The failed 1956 Hungarian Revolution – the Soviets blamed the West just like Orbán does today

The failed 1956 Hungarian Revolution – the Soviets blamed the West just like Orbán does today

Sixty-five years ago Soviet troops crushed the Hungarian Revolution. The Soviet Union started a propaganda campaign blaming the West for the uprising and the bloodshed.  Howard Norton, a journalist with the Baltimore Sun reported from Moscow that the Soviets had spread their version why Russian troops were fighting in Hungary.  Not surprisingly, they put the blame unequivocally on the West […]

by · October 23, 2021 · Politics