It is truely amazing to observe how pertinaciously and forcefully some of the international media can repeat certain allegations – partly or entirely incorrect or false – ad nauseam. Their authors have a propensity for picking and focusing on conservative governments and countries, condemning them for „restricting political rights”, „stifling the freedom of speech”, „subverting democracy” and the like, parroting the same accusations over and over again, often without a solid idea of what really goes on in the country in question.
International financier George Soros has been meddling in Hungarian politics, domestic and foreign, for some time. (He has done and is increasingly doing the same thing worldwide in a number of other countries, which puts the issue in a much wider perspective, but the case in point is Hungary here.) Initially, he acted mainly in humanitarian disguise (grants, scolarships, other assistance), all with the same ultimate purpose, as it turned out: political influence. Then he finances various NGOs, or so called, involved in secretly and later openly in subversive political activities aimed ultimately at toppling the government. Finally, as an extreme globalist, who hates the nation and the national cause, he finds his best field of activities: the supporting and actively encouraging illegal migration from Africa and Asia, to weaken and break up the ethnic, cultural and political unity of the nation, seriously threatening the security of the people, and jeopardizing national sovereignty.
In reply to zerohedge.com -EU Sues Poland, Hungary And Czech Republic For Refusing To Accept Refugees
Thank you for a substantive and well written article on refugees and the European Union by Tyler Durden (EU Sues Poland, Hungary, and Czech Republic for Refusing to Accept Refugees. Zero Hedge, June 14, 20.17.)
Reply to an Article by Global Research: Post World War II History of Central Europe, from Yalta to Donald Trump, December, 2016
Although your recent piece of writing on central Europe is clearly based on good professional intention and has some good points in it, the article fundamentally lacks a sound knowledge and understanding of the region.
Your recent article on Hungarian NGOs (https://www.yahoo.com/news/hungary-may-force-ngos-report-foreign-funding-173724961.html) is in my view, as a Hungarian, misleading. Whilst you do quote the relevant communication by the Fidesz party, accurately, saying that NGOs will have to declare foreign funding or force suspension under a proposal to be submitted to Parliament, the article on the whole is a misrepresentation of facts.
Civil society is well appreciated in Hungary, enjoying the support of Hungarians, and of the government. We have thousands of non-governmental organizations, and they add value in a wide range of fields, including culture and arts to education, health, agruculture, charitable activities, and so on. They have clear regulations and a membership, a chosen or elected leadership, and are transparent, both in their financing and their stated goals.
However, there are organizations, listed as NGOs but financed by foreign interests. Irrespective of what they claim in their PR, they are by definition not independent, they are dependent on foreign political interests, whose activities and goals are political disruption – working against the choice of tha vast majoarity of the electorate, and against the government. They are the Hungarian branches and local offices of international organizations, with centers outside of the country and with direct political aims. They ultimate goal is toppling the freely elected government. No electorate and no government likes such activities, and very few will tolerate them for long. It is the responsibility of the government to ensure, and of the electorate to demand, the transparency of political actors, including organizations that call themselves NGOs.
Furthermore for your article to give a fair picture of the situation in Hungary, it would be crucial to underscore that all NGOs that are quoted and financed by „political philantropist” George Soros and other foreign political interests. The opinion of Hungarian people, of Hungarian Non-governmental Organizations are absent from your article.
Talking about „a clampdown on civil society”, as former President Barack Obama was quoted to have said, shows a lack of understanding the situation and is a misunderstanding of the intensions of the Hungarian government.
Dr. L. Pordany