Pro-Fidesz print weekly, Figyelő, publishes list of Soros “mercenaries”

April 12, 2018

Pro-Fidesz print weekly, Figyelő, publishes list of Soros "mercenaries"

Translation of “Mária Schmidt and company give birth to the Soros mercenary list: there are even deceased individuals on it” appearing in online daily 24.hu.

(Fidesz court historian-tran.) Mária Schmidt’s paper, the pro-governing party Figyelő, lists two pages worth of George Soros “mercenaries.” These are the ones whose numbers Prime Minister Viktor Orbán twice tried to estimate.

So one more time:

A former very prestigious print weekly has listed the names of “mercenaries” (Definition: A soldier that gets money to fight against somebody) in front of a black background, like some monument to the heroic dead carved in black marble.

The name of the author of the “article”’can be found here too: András Csanády

“We tried to investigate exactly who we are dealing with,” writes Csanády. “So we looked through the names of the people working directly or indirectly for the billionaire, where these can be found at all. It is hardly possible to uncover all of them, just as it is not possible to say about somebody that they are aware of who they work for, or whose mission they are fulfilling,” he complains regarding the difficulties he encountered with his piece of investigative journalism.

Well, then.

There is this word of the government, that it is necessary to render transparent the opaque civil organizations. Csanády chimes with this when he complains about not being able to find every list of names. For example, they could not find the names of those working at the Budapest office of the Open Society Foundation.  It takes two clicks on their website. There is nothing to it.

Because the article consists of only that: lists of employees of those organizations that receive some kind of support from Soros’s various foundations, without any sorting. They are the fortunate chosen ones. People like the following can count on a good little bit of harassment:

  • Central European University educators
  • Hungarian Helsinki Committee workers
  • Amnesty International colleagues
  • Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (TASZ) colleagues
  • Transparency International workers
  • Eötvös Károly Institute workers
  • The Asylum employees
  • K-Monitor and Direkt36 journalists
  • Romaversitas
  • Márton Gulyás

And then three culminations.

Whenever possible, the article notes which individuals are former SzDSz (Alliance of Free Democrats) politicians (i.e. Jews-tran.).

“Attila Chikan, economist, the big critic of the Orbán government,” writes the prepared Csanády colleague, neglecting to add that the big critic Chikán served the first Orbán government (1998-2002) as Minister for Economics.

The names of two deceased individuals also appear on the list: Ernest Gellner, philosopher, who died in 1995, and Yehuda Elkana, historian, who died in 2012.