Holding fast

A guest post

If you are attacked savagely by Hilary Clinton, George Soros and Angela Merkel you must be doing something right. It is the lot of Victor Orban, prime minster of Hungary, and all because he flatly refuses to take hordes of Muslim immigrants into Hungary.

The Huffington Post, a scurrilous leftie rag, reckons Orban is bigoted and leading his country in a dangerous ultra-right wing direction. Hungarians disagreed. They re-elected him. They gave Orban and his Fidesz party a third term with a resounding win in last week?s elections.

It was a smack in the face for George Soros who delights in using his wealth to fund socialist activities all over the world. Soros is Hungarian born and he poured millions into trying to defeat Orban. Soros organised a huge team of activists to try to change the result but failed spectacularly.? ?

Orban is now naming what he calls ?Soros mercenaries?.? He is going to tax foreign donations to pressure groups in an endeavour to stop Soros-type interventions. Orban claims he will name up to 2,000 Soros-paid disrupters. The list includes the names of:

  • Numerous academics who teach at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, which is largely financed by Soros’ Open Society Foundation.
  • The entire staff of several NGOs, among them the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union and Amnesty International’s Hungarian section. Many receive Soros funds.
  • Several journalists, including the editorial staff of investigative platform Direkt36, who over the previous three years reported on many corruption cases involving individuals close to Orban and his Fidesz party, leading to a range of investigations by the European Anti-Fraud Office.
  • A?number of formerly liberal-leaning and conservative politicians and economists who once were sympathetic to Fidesz policies.

Left-wing groups and European left-leaning media have poured scorn on the Orban claims but now various groups in Hungary are admitting having received Soros money.? Seems Orban uncovered a viper?s nest.

In February another leftleaning newspaper, the New York Times, said of Orb?n’s tenure that “Hungary is now considered a democracy in sharp, worrisome decline. Through legislative fiat and force of will, Mr. Orban has transformed the country into a political greenhouse for an odd kind of soft autocracy, combining crony capitalism and far-right rhetoric with a single-party political culture.” End of quote.

Meanwhile a Breitbart headline announced ?Bloody Nose for Brussels: Landslide Triumph as Anti-Globalist, Anti-Soros Orban Wins Third Term in Hungary.?? That sounds more accurate and more apt.

In keeping with the left?s disdain for democracy, several thousand of them were on the streets decrying the win for Orban and his Fidesz party and demanding another election.? This, despite Orban controlling 134 of the 199 seats in the parliament. Now that is a definitive electoral statement.

The Green party managed only eight seats confirming that green policies have generally become less popular in Europe. Voters have recognised the greens for what they are ? anti real progress, socialistic and dangerous idealists. Most of their few, better ideas on the environment have now been taken up by mainstream parties.

The problem for Soros and the left is that Orban?s policies are working. Foreign investment is increasing, and salaries have been rising as Hungary recovers from the global economic crisis. Walking around Budapest or municipal capitals, one can feel that the economy is booming by looking at the hipper-than-Brooklyn bar scene, the packed restaurants, the newly built apartment complexes that pop up on every corner, or the sheer number of tourists descending on Hungary.

But, the telling element of the election was Orban?s clear message to Brussels, to the rest of Europe?s voters, and to the rest of the world: ?No more unfettered immigration?.? Hungarians responded with relief and with their votes. In the election campaign huge billboards showed Soros leading hordes of Muslims across the border. Hungarians have witnessed what has happened in other parts of Europe where Muslims now control parts of cities and are wrecking the European way of life. They saw weak leadership and fawning left-wing politicians selling out their culture.

Not for Hungary. They are holding fast.