Amid Hungary and Poland’s joining forces to block a controversial EU budget that conditions who gets funds based on whether they adhere to what Brussels deems as “democratic standards”, European leaders are outraged over a Hungarian official’s comparison of billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros to Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.
Szilard Demeter, ministerial commissioner and head of the Petofi Literary Museum in Budapest, on Sunday published an op-ed in the popular news site Origo which draws on the reference. Origo is seen as staunchly pro-government to the point that it’s often accused of being state propaganda. “Europe is George Soros’ gas chamber,” Demeter wrote.
He was lashing out at Soros’ and EU technocrats’ attempts to destroy national culture in the name of ‘open borders multiculturalism’ – a constant criticism of right-wing European political movements. He charged that “Soros is the liberal Führer”...
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