Hungary under pressure NGOs and foundations thwart democratic development

Hungary under pressure

NGOs and foundations thwart democratic development

Since the Hungarian government has questioned the influence of foreign NGOs and foundations, media and politics apply an unimagineable pressure to the country. The Western mainstream media groups as well as some NGOs and EU politicians from the Western alliance are leading this.

“For decades, Soros by his foundations and NGOs has had a massive influence on the internal politics of various Eastern European countries. It is well known that he was significantly participating in the “colour revolutions” in Serbia, Georgia, Belarus and Ukraine. He is also in no small measure involved in the migration wave, which has been pouring out over Europe since 2015. In addition, he exerts influence on the future elites in different countries via his various institutes and universities.”

rt. If you only inform yourself by Western mainstream media, you may feel that Hungary is about to build a dictatorship. Downright hysterically, it was reported, that the fundamental freedoms would be suspended and dissidents persecuted. Is the country at a turning point to an illegitimate state?

Hungarian Government protects the population

What did the Hungarian government “illicitly” do, being reproached with by the West?

  • It follows a policy against uncontrolled migratory flows at its borders to protect its own population at the EU’s external border, which is consistent with the Schengen Dublin Agreement. Every asylum seeker is registered and investigated before entering the country.
  • It controls the influence of foreign foundations and NGOs in its own country by requiring disclosure of their financial dependencies and the usage of their funds.
  • It queries that companies from the EU sell food products of more inferior quality in Hungary.
  • It promotes indigenous cultural customs to strengthen its own identity and counteracts uprooting.
  • It continues to put the marriage of men and women at the centre of its family policy.
  • It carries an independent foreign policy out that does not unilaterally bind itself to the EU.

Precisely this policy does not fit the concept of Western politicians. They want the Hungarian government – and not only it – to follow their diktat. Among other things, open borders are required, unimpeded labour migration, an obedient government that also adheres to unspoken demands, a rigid gender policy and cultural multiculturalism. A way of implementing this agenda smoothly, are certain NGOs and foundations that are financed from abroad and drive, implement, control, or enforce this policy on site.

Foreign NGO thwart the policy

These NGOs and foundations, partly funded by tax money from other states, specifically influence the  policy, society and culture of a target country. And this happens also in countries like Hungary with a democratically elected government. Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orbán is democratically elected and represents the majority in the country. The people elected him as Prime Minister, in contrast to the NGOs and the EU-leaders, who were not even elected by the citizens of their own countries in a democratic manner, but who arrogate to determine Hungarian policy.

Soros’ terrific influence

Examining the influence of foreign foundations and NGOs in Hungary, one inevitably comes across the network of George Soros. For decades, Soros by his foundations and NGOs has had a massive influence on the internal politics of various Eastern European countries. It is well known that he was significantly participating in the “colour revolutions” in Serbia, Georgia, Belarus and Ukraine. He is also in no small measure involved in the migration wave, which has been pouring out over Europe since 2015. In addition, he exerts influence on the future elites in different countries via his various institutes and universities. The Hungarian government’s decision to keep a close eye on the influence of the US multibillionaire is equivalent to open a can of worms. It now apparently wants to force Soros to show his cards by prescribing foreign financiers to open their books. A very legitimate approach.

A higher education act calls for glasnost

Thus, a submittal of the Hungarian government has targeted universities that, directed from abroad, have a specific influence on the country. In the Central European University in Budapest, which was founded by Soros, capable young people, bright minds of the country – the future elite – can study with the prospect of a recognised university degree with connections to the wide Western world. What might be the price? In addition to the ideological influencing, the graduate will probably feel obliged to become active in the sense of his sponsor. For a relatively small country like Hungary, it goes without saying whether the future elite does not only have a good education, but also whether it will use its acquired skills in the sense of the country later on. But this is questionable when looking at the “coloured” revolutions. They were hardly set up to lead a country into independence and self-sufficiency. On the contrary, instead, they demanded privatisation, liberalisation and the sale of the country in the sense of a neo-liberal ideology instead. The Hungarian government some say in the university education of its youth.

Soros makes the EU shake...

A wave of official and media-led outrage spilled through the news channels and print media of Europe: the Hungarian government was misappropriating the freedom of research and teaching. Demonstrations were organized. EU politicians were outraged. New “movements” were suddenly founded in Hungary. Official admonishers from inside the country and from abroad were quoted. The entire western mainstream media apparatus was focused around the “demonstrations” in favour of the Soros University. Prime Minister Victor Orbán once again was made an evildoer in the ranking of Western media, just after Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
In response to this campaign, the Hungarian government disclosed Soros’ the political influence of  on Hungary – not to his advantage. In other countries of Eastern Europe, one started to investigate in depth about the influence of NGOs financed and controlled from abroad.
In return, a few weeks later a broad-based PR campaign started in the European mainstream media to improve Soros’ image and that of its Open-Society-Foundation. Major newspapers published uncritical, partly succinct reports on Soros and his work. Short articles on radio and TV put a “positive opinion carpet” in favour of the subversive hedge speculator.

... the EU is shaking

At the same time, political pressure via the EU has been increased. Hungary has been in the sights for years – more precisely since the socialist and extremely EU-friendly government of Ferenc Gyurcsány (2004–2009), taking the people for fools on the quiet (which was documented on tape), was voted out. Now the EU has called for “fundamental values”. As a final consequence of such an EU “procedure”, the state of Hungary can be deprived of its vote within the EU. Germany, in particular, was threatenening with the reduction of subsidies. Nevertheless, this hardly legal procedure will fail in the healthy resistance of other EU countries.

To respect the democratic will of other countries

Not only in Europe many citizens want a government that is committed to the interests of its people and tries to make far-sighted decisions. An important step in this is to maintain the sovereignty of one’s own country. Decisions of democratically elected governments and parliaments must be valid in their own country, not the decisions of not-elected NGOs and any persons behind. To focus on the well-being of one’s own people should remain the goal of every politician in each country. Generally, they are also sworn in.

NGOs need to take democracy seriously

Many NGO’s and foundations of foreign origin thwart a democratic policy by not declaring their background openly and do not comply to the requirements of the host country. It is also necessary to distribute carefully the financial funds flowing through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in the frame of the Cohesion Fund for the Eastern European countries. Which NGO and which projects are supported?
In particular, Switzerland, which wants to have its freedom rights respected, must stick seriously to respecting the rights of others, and must not be tempted to disregard, in the name of a supposedly “superior” instance, the EU or the UN, the valid legislation or the indigenous values.    •

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