ATTACKS, DEFENSES , COUNTERATTACKS
After the „regime change”, under overwhelming pressure from the West, the weak governments sold out - „privatized” - about 90 % of the national revenue producing wealth of Hungary.
The Communist leaders of commerce and industry picked up everything in sight at rock bottom prices. They then sold most of their aquisitions to foreign firms and stashed away the proceeds in offshore banks. According to John Christensen (Tax Justice Network) about 242 milliard dollars ended up in tax havens. This is two and a half times more than Hungary’s total debt.
When the centrist Fidesz party won the election in 2010, the country was close to bankruptcy. The new government took desperate measures to balance the budget, without further lowering the already very low standard of living. It cut expenses, taxed the banks and large corporations, and introduced a new constitution.
These reforms provoked countles media and diplomatic attacks on the Orbán government, led and inspired by the Hungarian Left and emigres in western Europe and in the USA. Their influence on the leftist governments, EU officials and representatives, USA government, the World Bank, and the IMF resulted in monetary and political restrictions, usually based on double standard practices.
Case in point is the new media law. Notwithstanding the fact, that about 80% of the Hungarian media is owned by westerners and the leftist parties, they are totally free to publish anything they want, the western media and the politicians started to worry about the freedom of the press.
The new Constitution caused another turmoil, because there were some references to the thousand-year-old pre-war constitution, christian ideals and the Hungarian Holy Crown. It was really idiotic since some countries in the European Union are kingdoms with old constitutions and crowned monarchs.
The WB and the IMF is still playing cat and mouse games, setting up newer and newer obstacles to granting Hungary emergency drawing rights in case of financial crises. It seems the US and European leftist governments are hell bent on destroying the Orban government and replacing it with the likes of Gordon Bajnai, a post-communist socialist apparatchick
The citizens of Hungary are getting more and more discouraged and disillusioned by this rough and unwarranted „hate Hungary” action. There is a sentiment expressed their stand: „The Soviets oppressed us by tanks, Europe does it with banks”.
This war is going on relentlessly. Below are a few pro and con letters to shed some lights on the problems:
Gregorz Gorny-Budapest today, Prague tomorrow…
Open letter to Mr. David Kramer, President of Freedom House
S.J. Magyaródy: GUILTY NATION?
Canadians: Justice for Hungary!
Cs. Kenessey: To Herr Köster
Revue Critique: Pour La Hongrie
Letter to Scheppele
Peter CSERMELY to the Globe and Mail\
Ronald L. Ray: Hungary sheds the IMF
Prof. Ludányi: To New York Times
The Guardian: What on earth ..
The Scotsman: Second Hungarian uprising
To Prof. David
KOVÁCS Zoltán: To the Wall Street Journal
Still Report 95
Szájer, József:: Testimony
Tyler Durden: Hungary the
Wall Street Journal: Hungary Premier...
Cey-Bert, Robert Dr.: EASTERN PERIL