The SOCIALIST billionaire speculator George Soros has said he will ‘fight back’ against the “dominant ideology” of nationalism, whilst admitting that favored socialist project the European Union is “on the verge of a breakdown”.
Karl Marx Would Be Proud!!
Wistfully writing that Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF) once ‘epitomised the optimism about the spread of Western-style democracy’ after the fall of the Soviet Union, the Financial Times described the scrutiny the global progressive body is experiencing amidst a wave of patriotism and populism and the ‘wilting’ attraction of the leftist agenda.
Soros, alluding to the collapse of the USSR, told the left-liberal newspaper: “It’s déjà vu all over again with one big change — the dominant ideology in the world now is nationalism… It’s the EU that’s the institution that’s on the verge of a breakdown.
“And Russia is now the resurgent power, based on nationalism,” Soros said.
The open borders financier blames Russian hackers for attacks against him in 2016, and the country’s government blacklisted the OSF in 2015 for allegedly “endangering Russia’s constitutional system and national security”.
The 87-year-old had considered winding down the OSF before his death but seeing the rise of the world’s citizenry against globalism and progressive interests, transferred $18 billion of his own wealth into the fund in October 2017 and pledges to stay on as chairman for another five years – or longer.
“I think you can say I’m quite lucky with my enemies,” Soros said. “It makes me feel more than ready to fight back and stand up for what is right.”
The dominant ideology in the world now is nationalism, as shown by attacks against open society in central and eastern Europe. https://t.co/RY7a8teuF3
— George Soros (@georgesoros) January 16, 2018
The concept of “what is right” is fluid for the billionaire, depending on his financial stake. The speculator, who ‘broke the Bank of England’ by short selling sterling in 1992, described himself as “one person who at one time engages in amoral activity and the rest of the time tries to be moral” in a 1998 60 Minutes interview where he attempted to rationalise his waves of destruction on sovereign nations through his speculating with his ‘philanthropy’.
Soros has denied accusations his organisations were directly involved in toppling governments in Ukraine, Macedonia, and Georgia, though admitted to the Financial Times that his grantees were involved in the 2014 Maidan protests in Ukraine, saying: “We were not involved in the actual fighting — that’s against our guidelines and principles. But we were supporters of the fighters and that was also during Maidan.”
In Macedonia, vice president of the Stop Operation Soros organisation Cvetin Chilimanov accused OSF of organising protests in the Balkans.
— EU Court of Justice (@EUCourtPress) September 6, 2017
Central European nations have been vocal opponents of Soros’s interventions, and the billionaire is believed by the Hungarian government to be behind the EU’s plans to open the bloc’s borders to millions of Middle Eastern and African people through the institutionalisation of mass migration.
Last week at a European Parliament hearing, Soros–backed migrant rights group the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights in Poland urged the European Parliament to establish a “European Values Instrument” which would financially support NGOs that are ‘protecting European values’ in member states.
The hearing was organised by European lawmakers Sophie in’t Veld and Frank Engel – both of whom are named as two of the 226 “reliable allies” of Soros’s Open Society European Policy Institute in the European Parliament.
#Fidesz loses the mayoral bi-election in its important stronghold, #Hodmezovasarhely – the independent candidate supported by all opposition parties gets 57,54% of the votes. #HungaryElectionhttps://t.co/Hs90cWfsdm
— Hungary Journal (@hungary_journal) February 25, 2018
“A new era has begun today,” he said, adding that public opinion polls showing a dominant Fidesz lead “could be thrown into the garbage bin.”
With six weeks left before a parliamentary election, the outcome is an embarrassment for Orbán’s Fidesz party and Hódmezővásárhely native János Lázár, Orbán’s chief of staff, who had personally campaigned in favour of Hegedus.
Orbán’s Fidesz is still a strong favourite at the 8 April election, but a political analyst said Sunday’s result could change dynamics within the opposition, which had thus far struggled to mount any serious challenge.
Marki-Zay ran as an independent, but was backed by the Socialists, radical nationalist Jobbik, the main opposition party, as well as LMP, a small liberal party.
“This (result) has a sweeping psychological significance,” said political analyst Robert Laszlo at think tank Political Capital.
“It shows that Fidesz is beatable even in a place like this and the result could jolt opposition parties into action and rethinking their strategies.”
At 62.4%, turnout was higher than expected, surpassing even the 58.8% at the previous parliamentary election four years ago.
Big win for the candidate of the united opposition in the mayoral election in #hodmezővasarhely. This is a city which has been voted for #Fidesz since the 1990s. It is the home city of #Orban’s powerful cabinet minister János #Lázár.
— Katalin Halmai (@eublogo) February 25, 2018