Hungary To Launch Crackdown On All George Soros-Funded Organizations

Tyler Durden's picture

In a dramatic example of blowback against the establishment in the post-Trumpian world, Hungary announced it plans to crack down on non-governmental organizations linked to billionaire George Soros now that Donald Trump will occupy the White House, according to the deputy head of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s party, cited by Bloomberg.

The European Union member, and native country of Soros, will use "all the tools at its disposal" to “sweep out” NGOs funded by the Hungarian-born financier, which “serve global capitalists and back political correctness over national governments,” Szilard Nemeth, a vice president of the ruling Fidesz party, told reporters on Tuesday. No one answered the phone at the Open Society Institute in Budapest when Bloomberg News called outside business hours.

“I feel that there is an opportunity for this, internationally,” because of Trump’s election, state news service MTI reported Nemeth as saying. Lawmakers will start debating a bill to let authorities audit NGO executives, according to parliament’s legislative agenda.

As a reminder, Orban was the first European leader to publicly back Trump’s campaign, and was reportedly invited by Trump to visit the US; he has ignored criticism from the European Commission and U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration for building a self-described “illiberal state” modeled on authoritarian regimes including Russia, China and Turkey. In 2014, Orban personally ordered the state audit agency to probe foundations financed by Norway and said that civil society groups financed from abroad were covers for “paid political activists.” As a result of Trump's victory, Orban has felt empowered to further last out against Europe's established structures, and its core supporters.

As Bloomberg notes, Orban and his administration have repeatedly singled out NGOs supported by Soros, a prominent Hillary Clinton and Democratic Party supporter, with a wide network of organizations that promote democracy in formerly communist eastern Europe.

Orban is not alone: Trump has also accused the 86-year-old billionaire of being part of “a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth and put that money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities.” In a pre-election commercial, he showed images of Soros along with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. CEO Lloyd Blankfein, all of whom are Jewish. The Anti-Defamation League criticized the ad for touching on “subjects that anti-Semites have used for ages.”

Since then things have changed, however, and Trump has retained the services of two prominent Goldman alumni, Steven Mnuchin and Gary Cohn, to serve on his administration. His current thinking on George Soros is unknown.

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Kirk2NCC1701's picture

This Crackdown cracks me UP.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Germans by the day grow envious of competent political leadership.

BTFDemocracy's picture

Donald Trump, if you read Zerohedge- give ZeroHedge a shout-out on national news.

GadExp's picture

Yeah!  Kick his ass!!! (Soros, that is)

beemasters's picture

Donald Trump fears Soros. No question about it.

Handful of Dust's picture

if Hungry decides to send assassins to neutralize soros-funded terrorism in the usa I wish them all the luck in the world!


Soros and Hillary are two of the biggest threats to American Democracy in the world.

Motasaurus's picture

I say bring back the Austro-Hungarian Empire to save Europe from itself. There are few with a longer, more successful history of fighting off the invading Muslim hordes than the Hungarians.

Manthong's picture

Hungarians.. doing God’s work.

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) Manthong Jan 10, 2017 10:41 PM

The liberals started to Crush and Burn. YEEEY

With Soros leading the lemmings squadron. MOAR SNOWFLAKE TEARS. MOAR !!!

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Romanians, don't forget that till these days the simbol of terror for turks is a pole and the most hated name by them is Vlad :)

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Motasaurus Jan 11, 2017 10:24 PM

Trump should deport Soros to his native country now.


cheka's picture

hungary just joined russia in skype crosshairs

Giant Meteor's picture

Seems the natives are restless and shit's unraveling fast ...

Time to re-read "tullett prebon, Strategy Insights, A perfect Storm" great read from their website, in .pdf

meh. should have labeled this as off topic, with caveats etc. written in 2013, the above is number 9 in the  9 part armageddon series, authored by Dr. Tim Morgan. Have no affiliation with either tullet prebon, or the author. All 9 parts are available for free, and makes interesting reading for insomniacs.

Although off topic to this thread, in the sense that Soros, NGO's, Turkey and the like are not the focus of this research series, the reality, i believe, in as much as recent developments, upset elections, infighting, accusations, fake news, fake statistics, general chaos, memes, and global shit storm -- all have common root in the massive debt and dislocations of globalism, now unmasked or as some may put it, the ending of the credit super cycle. Likely won't be new to anyone here.

Your last sentence got me to thinking about the longer game ..

Good night, and good luck!


secretonfire's picture

The Donald fears no one, and certainly not scumsucking Soros!

waspwench's picture

I do too. I understand Soros is a wanted man in Russia. Perhaps Trump could repay Putin for his assistance during the election by having Soros extradited.

BTW check the photograph, did you ever see such a smug, arrogant little twerp?

MEFOBILLS's picture

Germans by the day grow envious of competent political leadership


Then they should be envious of the Russian's too.  NGO's that engage in subversive acts as spy fronts, or engender social unrest, run afoul of the law in Russia.

MarsInScorpio's picture

Tyler wrote:

Orban and his administration have repeatedly singled out NGOs supported by Soros, a prominent Hillary Clinton and Democratic Party supporter, with a wide network of organizations that ** promote democracy in formerly communist eastern Europe. **


The final seven words are fake news. They should read:

"promote totalitarian leftist dictatorships in formerly communist eastern Europe."


OK, Tylers, when do I get the call to be an editor?

Watch Bird 1's picture

Please read more carefully, it's a quote from the BBG article. Perhaps before your new career in editing, a little reading comprehension?

HalinCA's picture

Great Avatar!


BZ fighting 31!

Resistance Is Hope's picture

We don't know that, yet. Always keep up hope. The big one could hit California, which would cripple them and they wouldn't be able to rebuild because they are broke. In a few minutes, everything would change. Los Angeles and San Francisco would become the world's largest leper colonies for a decade. And the nationalists, the patriots, the backbone of this nation would be rid of two spiritual leeches. Always keep up hope. Always be working to improve the power of the resistance individually and collectively. We are destined to win; the human spirit demands it, the hopes of our ancestors demand it, the promise of tomorrows youth demands it. We must find a way, by the power of God, through this mess. I believe in the God whose servant David slew Goliath, whose son Jesus rose from the dead, and who has power and authority over the liar. We need a miracle, so pray, educate, organize, and act. Come back to the stronghold of Christianity that empowered and stabilized Civilization all these years. Make Christianity manly again.

Captain Chlamydia's picture

I hope they Soromise his Ass. 

land_of_the_few's picture

They can sell off his motorised Dalek-built bottom-half. "Davros" isn't a more fictional name than "Soros", why did he change it? :P

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

Well..., all I can say is that I hope this particular trend is "catchy" in other countries. What irony if the only place George Soros could find sanctuary would be Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea.

treefeller's picture

North Korea. Now that's funny. Hed have to get that fucked up hair cut and have his eyes pulled back so that they are not so round and he could be the other fat guy in Korea with the cheap suits.

shovelhead's picture


must suck to be voted out of your old home town.

They didn't even do that to Jimmy Winston when he got caught humping the pony after the 4th of July Parade.

Implied Violins's picture

Let the Hungary games begin!

land_of_the_few's picture

Put kevlar full-body stocking on or you'll cut yourself ;)


Lumberjack's picture

Macedonia has also joined in:


SDSM outraged: Financial Police is investigating 22 Soros funded NGOs

chunga's picture

Leave it to the "anti-defamation league" to come out in support of a villain like Soros. It's things like that that make people not like them, not their "anti-semitism" bullshit.

HowdyDoody's picture

So it begins. First a trickle .... How long before Georgy 'Schwarzy' Soros does a runner to Israel?


Raffie's picture

Hang him till he is proved innocent.

I think it is very fair.

gladih8r's picture

Dude, he'll end up hanging there until the second wait, even longer.

1980XLS's picture

Hope Trumps gets 'im.

End Soros now.

WestVillageIdiot's picture

On one hand I hate George Soros, because I think he is a truly awful motherfucker.  On the other hand, I like George Soros because his crazy ideas have helped destroy the Democrat Party.  Hmmm, conflicted, but I still hate his guts. 

WillyGroper's picture

guess one could call that a silver lining.

land_of_the_few's picture

Google really helped to bring the Dems down too, by "hacking" them - i.e. providing them with a dubious Ada-programming-language-based AI-like software system (with the usual "genius"  from the land that time forgot in the 1950s) that told Hillary not to bother campaigning in some states and other nonsense that was easily outfoxed by Trump's rather fetching campaign lady ;)

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

How is a Global Parasite to rake in billions, if entire nations are no longer being trashed for his fire sales?

peddling-fiction's picture

Sadly Poland may follow Ukraine's footsteps. Maybe very soon.

They are deeply polarized. Lotsa tanks moving in.

knukles's picture

Why?  They got gold and oil or gas, too?

peddling-fiction's picture

They have some resources, but mainly it would be to tighten the grip on Russia, and inch closer.

CrankyCurmudgeon's picture

After all Poland only has a thousand years of grudge against Russia. Why would the Pole in the street want to be sure that Russian tanks can never come again?

tbd108's picture

A grudge that deep may excuse their conduct but since virtually all their energy comes from Russia they may soon find themselves in a very difficult position. The whole thing reminds me of their WWII position on "Western Poland" which had been part of German lands for hundreds of years and were settled completely by Germanic people but had seen sliced out of Germany by the Allies at the end of WWI. Their position was "screw you Germany, it's ours now." How did that work out? It's true that after the war (WWII) they ran off all the German people but to say the least, Poland paid a heavy price for annoying much more powerful neighbor.

An extra note: I grew up in Chicago, which was and I believe still is, the second largest Polish city in the world. They made great neighbors ... decent and fun-loving. However prudence was never their strong point (spoken by an Irishman).

Retired Guy's picture

Poland paid a heavy price for annoying much more powerful neighbor

Poland has always paid a heavy price for being located between two agressive powerful neighbors.

Fixed it for you. I wouldn't attach blame to Poland.

tbd108's picture

I largely agree with you, however going out of your way to annoy people who are bigger and meaner than you are is always a mistake. Do zobaczenia.

HowdyDoody's picture

A willingness to sell your country out for the benefit of another country seems to be built-in to the selection process for western politicians.