"ORBAN HAS EARNED THE IRE OF THE MEDIA FOR HIS CRIME OF WRONG THINK, BY REJECTING THE LEFTWING ORTHODOXY WHICH DOMINATES POLITICAL DISCOURSE IN WESTERN NATIONS..."
THE MACHINATIONS OF GEORGE SOROS AND THE HYPOCRISY OF THE LEFT
PUBLISHED: 24th April, 2017 | By Richard Heathen
Maclean's recently published an article cheering on a student protest against Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Orban’s government has recently passed legislation which will effectively shut down the Central European University (CEU). This has spurred a backlash from the students of the University. The Hungarian government under Orban has waged war against the globalist leftwing elite and is one of a very few such holdouts in Europe – globalism and modern liberalism opposed by nationalism and tradition. Indeed, Orban has sworn to make Hungary into an “illiberal state”, built upon “national foundations”.
This law is just the latest battle in his war against the progressive globalist establishment. For this heresy, Orban has been demonized by the Western media. The Hungarian Prime Minister stands accused of ‘institutionalized xenophobia’ by the New York Times for his push back against the migrant crisis, and opposition to mass immigration from the third world. The New York Times laments:
New legislation came into force in July that allows for the summary expulsion of migrants intercepted within five miles of the border. As a result, from the end of August to Sept. 12, more than 600 migrants — including potential asylum seekers — were detained and escorted to the border. This may have deprived these people of their rights under international law to seek asylum.
Orban has earned the ire of the media for his crime of wrong think – rejecting the leftwing orthodoxy which dominates political discourse in Western nations. What are the contents of the law in question that has students protesting en masse, and threatens to shutdown a university? According to the Economist it’s a law that requires all foreign-accredited universities to have a campus in the country in which they are accredited:
“The legislation requires foreign-accredited universities in Hungary to have a base in their home country. CEU, which is accredited in Hungary and the United States, would have to open an American campus by February 2018, which university officials say would be onerous and prohibitively expensive.”
The impetus of this bill seems to be that the CEU is funded by globalist ideologue George Soros. Soros is infamous for using his vast wealth to fund groups which advocate and agitate for a progressive leftwing agenda. Soros has funded Black Lives Matter, militant leftwing activist groups in Canada, as well as given millions to groups opposed to the campaign of Donald Trump. He was also a top contributor for Hillary Clinton’s presidential run. Yet Maclean’s ignores his history of partisan political funding, asserting that any overarching political agenda, by Soros and his global network of foundations, is just a rightwing conspiracy theory. He even goes so far as to make a vague insinuation of anti-Semitism against those who are suspicious of the globalist billionaire.
“To Orban, and to far-right demagogues and conspiracy theorists throughout Europe and the United States, the Budapest-born Soros is a kind of totemic hate figure. Soros, whose Budapest-based Open Society Foundation sponsors hundreds of civil-society initiatives devoted to free speech, individual rights and democratic governance throughout the world, fled Hungary in his teens as a Jewish refugee.”
The examples cited so far don’t even scratch the surface of Soros' political intrigue. The Open Society Foundation, which is funded by Soros (with a nearly endless stream of money), funded activists, news networks and “youth groups” to agitate for the removal of Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze in 2003. All this, according to an article from the Globe and Mail (hardly a media organization that can be accused of right wing bias):
“[F]unds from [Soros’] Open Society Institute sent a 31-year-old Tbilisi activist named Giga Bokeria to Serbia to meet with members of the Otpor (Resistance) movement and learn how they used street demonstrations to topple dictator Slobodan Milosevic. Then, in the summer, Mr. Soros's foundation paid for a return trip to Georgia by Otpor activists, who ran three-day courses teaching more than 1,000 students how to stage a peaceful revolution…
"It's generally accepted public opinion here that Mr. Soros is the person who planned Shevardnadze's overthrow," said Zaza Gachechiladze, editor-in-chief of The Georgian Messenger, an English-language daily based in the capital.
Mr. Bokeria, whose Liberty Institute received money from both Open Society and the U.S. government-backed Eurasia Institute, says three other organizations played key roles in Mr. Shevardnadze's downfall: Mr. Saakashvili's National Movement party, the Rustavi-2 television station and Kmara! (Georgian for Enough!), a youth group that declared war on Mr. Shevardnadze last April and began a poster and graffiti campaign attacking government corruption.
All three have ties to Mr. Soros. According to Georgian press reports, Kmara received a $500,000 (U.S.) start-up grant in April, some of which may have been used during the three weeks of street protests when it bused demonstrators in from the countryside and set up loudspeakers and a giant television screen amid the crowds surrounding the parliament building.
Rustavi-2 got start-up money from Mr. Soros when it launched in 1995 and more funding a year ago when it began the anti-Shevardnadze newspaper 24 Hours.
Meanwhile, Mr. Saakashvili, the man expected to replace Mr. Shevardnadze, has a relationship with Mr. Soros that dates back to late 2000, when the financier paid the first of several visits to Tbilisi.”
There’s also been questioning of Soros’ level of involvement in the Eastern European countries of Albania and Macedonia. In a US diplomatic cable, leaked by WikiLeaks, it appears Soros was actually giving then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton marching orders.
What’s more, several Senators have signed a letter addressed to President Trump’s new Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, concerned that USAID funds have been funnelled to the Open Society Foundation, which are being used to promote Soros’ leftwing globalist agenda abroad.
"Unfortunately, we have received a credible report that, over the past few years, the U.S. Mission there has actively intervened in the party politics of Macedonia, as well as in the shaping of its media environment and civil society, often favoring left-leaning political groups over others. We find these reports discoraging and, if true, highly problematic.
Much of the concerning activity in Macedonia has been perpetuated through USAID funds awarded to implementing entities such as George Soros' Open Society Foundations. As the recipient of multiple grant awards and serving as a USAID contractor implementing projects in this small nation of 2.1 million people, our taxpayer funded foreign aid goes far, allowing Foundation Open Society - Macedonia (FOSM) to push a progressive agenda and invigorate the political left. Our foreign aid should only be used to promote a political agenda if it is in the security or economic interests of our country to do so, and even at that, we must be cautious and respectful in such an endeavor. We should be especially wary of promoting policies that remain controversial even in our own country and that have the potential to harm our relationship with the citizens of recipient countries."
These are only a few examples of George Soros’ history of political subterfuge, yet the author of this smear piece still laughingly refers to him as a philanthropist.
Is it any wonder, given the history of the shadowy political dealings of George Soros and his globalist leftwing politics, that Viktor Orban would be suspicious about his intentions? Is it really so sacrilegious to demand a University to have a campus in the country in which they are accredited? I mean if the intentions of a university founder are honest and fair then why wouldn’t they set up a campus in their home country?
Given Soros’ history of political agitation and funding hard left agitators, it’s obvious to all but the most biased observer why he’s choosing to fund the CEU, and why it’s located in Hungary – leftwing agitation and political change.
Orban knows Soros’ modus operandi and has repeatedly called him out on it:
“(Soros) pays several lobby organizations disguised as civil groups in order to assert his own interests,” Mr Orban says. “He maintains an actual network, with its own advocates, its own media, hundreds of people, and its own university.”
The author of this propaganda piece then parades failed leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Micheal Ignatieff, who has served as the CEU’s president since August, 2014, to swear up and down that Soros just provides the funds and has no influence at all on the University. Well, that settles it!
While I’m sure Soros doesn’t have any official position at the University, if the CEU didn’t serve his political purposes and indoctrinate the Hungarian youth into a worldview that he approves of, he wouldn’t be funding it. Leftists accuse their opponents and critics of being “conspiracy theorists”, yet have absolutely no shame in concocting the most ridiculous and elaborate conspiracy theories themselves to attack their opponents; the most obvious example being the oft-debunked claim that the Russian government somehow hacked the US election.
Russia has banned Soros’ foundation network, calling it:
“…a threat to the foundations of the constitutional system of the Russian Federation and the security of the state”
Yet, the leftists in the mainstream media will still disingenuously pretend that they don’t understand why anyone, i.e. the Russian and Hungarian governments, is hostile to Soros and his network of progressive globalist foundations – a network designed for subversion and regime change.
The mainstream media have piled on Orban for his supposed attacks on ‘civil society’. But, what is civil society? It’s a euphemism for the hundreds of government and foundation funded NGO’s that work to promote a global agenda, the end goal of which being an international system and a global state, based on radical egalitarianism. This system can only be brought in through the debasement of traditional values and the destruction of Western Civilization. Viktor Orban called out the true nature of the NGO networks in his midst.
“We’re not dealing with civil society members but paid political activists who are trying to help foreign interests here”.
Whether it’s promoting “sustainable development”, (UN Agenda 21) or “gender equality”, (Cultural Marxism) these ‘civil society’ organizations are supposed to represent organic grassroots movements, yet in practice governments and foundations fund organizations that already champion an agenda and policies that they want to implement. They then use these organizations to give the illusion that there is public demand for their agenda. The left then indoctrinates the population through the education system with one hand, and uses their foundations and NGO's to wind people up into a frenzy with the other.
These NGO’s, funded by tax exempt foundations, governments, and corporations, manufacture the appearance of an organic social movement, at the same time they ignore the other side of the debate or simply marginalize and demonize. This article by Maclean's is just another example of the latter part of this blueprint in action. What the liberal establishment doesn’t understand, yet, is to what depths their credibility has fallen outside of their echo chamber. If we’re lucky, they’ll be too arrogant to understand the shift in the social zeitgeist until the rug has already been pulled out from under them.
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