Capital Research Center senior Matthew Vadum has a column in today’s FrontPageMag. Here it is:
George Soros: National Borders Are The Enemy
The radical billionaire denounces his native Hungary for protecting its borders and culture
By Matthew Vadum
The preeminent funder of border-busting campaigns in the U.S. and overseas now openly admits his efforts in Europe are aimed at destroying national borders on that continent.
The unusually frank statement from frequent coup kingpin George Soros comes after Hungary’s prime minister accused him of helping to orchestrate the ongoing invasion of the landlocked nation and the rest of Europe by illegal aliens. Soros is arguably the biggest mass migration-promoting coyote on the planet. He is also an admitted Nazi collaborator, described by David Horowitz as a “deracinated Jew,” who argues that Muslims are treated so badly in the West that they are the new Jews. Soros doesn’t care that these migrants and Syrian war refugees are largely Muslim men and that intelligence agencies fear that many of the new arrivals have connections to Islamic terrorism.
Besieged Hungarian premier Viktor Orbán said the ongoing invasion of his country is “driven, on the one hand, by people smugglers, and on the other by those [human rights] activists who support everything that weakens the nation-state.”
“This Western mindset and this activist network is perhaps best represented by George Soros.”
“His name is perhaps the strongest example of those who support anything that weakens nation states, they support everything that changes the traditional European lifestyle,” Orbán said in a radio interview. “These activists who support immigrants inadvertently become part of this international human-smuggling network.”
Left-wing groups are relentlessly attacking the prime minister. Bloomberg News reports that human rights organizations have criticized Orbán “for building a razor-wire fence on the border, tightening asylum laws and boosting his support among voters with anti-immigrant rhetoric.”
But Orbán, who leads the conservative nationalist party known as the Fidesz–Hungarian Civic Alliance, shows no signs of backing down in his defense of his homeland. Last month he accused an array of Soros-funded groups of “drawing a living from the immigration crisis.”
Orbán spokesman János Lázár quipped that Soros “keeps bombarding the international public with his earth-shattering plans, quite obviously, in the name of true selflessness which he has manifested in so many ways in the countries where his activities have resulted in sovereign default in the past 30 years.”
Orbán also warned that immigration and multiculturalism are placing Europe’s “Christian roots” in jeopardy while creating “parallel societies.” Europeans have to “stick to our Christian values” and “Europe can be saved,” but only if they “take seriously the traditions, the Christian roots and all the values that are the basis of the civilization of Europe.”
Soros replied to Orbán in an email sent to Bloomberg reporters. He claims that a six-point plan promoted by his foundation helps “uphold European values” while Orbán’s actions “undermine those values.”
“His plan treats the protection of national borders as the objective and the refugees as an obstacle,” Soros, a naturalized American, said in the statement. “Our plan treats the protection of refugees as the objective and national borders as the obstacle.”
Of course it was Ronald Reagan who said, “A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.” Soros is proving Reagan right.
Soros blames the European Union, not the barbaric Islamofascist decapitators of Islamic State or those Muslims intent on hijra (i.e. conquest through immigration), for the crisis on the continent. In a preamble to his plan, which is more of an international power grab, Soros claims that EU countries have brought this crisis on themselves:
Each member state has selfishly focused on its own interests, often acting against the interests of others. This precipitated panic among asylum seekers, the general public, and the authorities responsible for law and order. Asylum seekers have been the main victims.
The EU needs a comprehensive plan to respond to the crisis, one that reasserts effective governance over the flows of asylum-seekers so that they take place in a safe, orderly way, and at a pace that reflects Europe’s capacity to absorb them. To be comprehensive, the plan has to extend beyond the borders of Europe. It is less disruptive and much less expensive to maintain potential asylum-seekers in or close to their present location.
This Soros blueprint for the fundamental transformation of Europe, parts of which were previously disclosed, calls for “a European plan [that] must be accompanied by a global response, under the authority of the United Nations and involving its member states.” Such a move “would distribute the burden of the Syrian crisis over a larger number of states, while also establishing global standards for dealing with the problems of forced migration more generally.”
The EU must create a single EU border agency and harmonize the 28 separate asylum systems now in place in its individual member states. “[S]afe channels” must be established to aid migrants in traveling wherever they want to go. “This is very urgent in order to calm the panic.” Whatever operational and financial arrangements come out of this “should be used to establish global standards for the treatment of asylum-seekers and migrants.”
The EU must take in “at least a million asylum-seekers annually for the foreseeable future” and ante up €15,000, or US$16,800, for each “asylum-seeker for each of the first two years to help cover housing, health care, and education costs – and to make accepting refugees more appealing to member states.”
The Hungarian-born billionaire hedge fund manager even snuck in a way to profit personally from the crisis.
The EU “can raise these funds by issuing long-term bonds using its largely untapped AAA borrowing capacity,” Soros says, “which will have the added benefit of providing a justified fiscal stimulus to the European economy.”
The EU must place the migrants “where they want to go – and where they are wanted” and must “lead the global effort to provide adequate funding to Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey to support the four million refugees currently living in those countries.” Providing for education, training and “other essential needs” would cost at least €5,000 per migrant annually, or €20 billion. The EU must also “create special economic zones with preferred trade status in the region, including in Tunisia and Morocco, to attract investment and generate jobs for both locals and refugees.”
The European Union needs to kick in at least €8 billion to €10 billion for frontline countries and the U.S. and the rest of the would make up the difference. This money, Soros says, would be added to the bond offering. The EU must also “mobilize” nongovernmental organizations, churches, and businesses to sponsor the new arrivals.
Soros criticizes Orbán’s six-point plan to address the massive migration as too focused on European interests. That plan “subordinates the human rights of asylum-seekers and migrants to the security of borders, threatens to divide and destroy the EU by renouncing the values on which it was built and violating the laws that are supposed to govern it.”
The octogenarian Soros, whose demeanor is that of a decrepit James Bond villain on sedatives, is profiled extensively at Discover The Networks.
Soros traffics in revolution and human misery. His devious business deals have brought the financial systems of the United Kingdom and Malaysia to their knees. Soros helped finance the Czech Republic’s 1989 “Velvet Revolution.” He acknowledged having orchestrated coups in Croatia, Georgia, Slovakia, and Yugoslavia. In the United States, he has financed the violent, politically destabilizing Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter movements.
Crippling his adopted homeland, which already admits a quarter million difficult-to-assimilate foreign Muslims every year, is also a favorite pastime of Soros.
Through his philanthropies Soros has given more than $100 million to U.S.-based groups that support “immigrant rights,” immigration amnesty, and open borders since 1997. The goal is to flood America with reliably Democratic future voters who will support Soros’s extreme left-wing policy agenda.
Soros makes little effort to conceal his contempt for this nation. He openly favors the collapse of the greenback and the decline of America in general. “The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States,” he has said. Soros praises Red China effusively and has said the totalitarian nation—which cuts babies in unauthorized pregnancies from the wombs of their mothers, tortures and kills religious dissenters such as Falun Gong members, and runs over eminent domain resisters with steam-rollers—has “a better-functioning government than the United States.”
Soros also holds Europe in contempt, which is why he is cheerleading the swamping-in-progress of the EU with Muslim immigrants who resent learning the languages of their new homelands and embracing their cultures.
And so far he is winning.