The Project Syndicate website, linked to US stock market speculator George Soros, did not publish Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's response article.
Although George Soros goes out of his way to appear fully committed to the cause of press freedom and freedom of speech, it seems the tycoon does not shy away from censorship.
Project Syndicate's website functions as George Soros's propaganda platform, where the stock market speculator can regularly express his opinion. Mr Soros published his plans on migration on this website and discussed the issue of perpetual bonds here, and last week he also used this platform to call on the EU to punish Hungary and Poland.
According to the website of George Soros's Open Society Foundations (OSF), 25,8 million dollars will be spent on "independent journalism" in 2020. However, within the realm of the sock market speculator's network, writings that could mar the personal cult of George Soros appear to fall into another category of articles to be banned.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's article has been banned from appearing on Project Syndicate's website.
In his article titled "Europe must not succumb to the Soros network", Viktor Orban begins by pointing out that "many believe that the prime minister of a country should not enter into an argument with George Soros. Their reasoning is that Soros is an economic criminal, because he made his money through speculation, ruining the lives of millions of people, and even blackmailing entire national economies. Just as governments must not negotiate with terrorists, they say, prime ministers must likewise not debate with economic criminals."
"Yet now I am compelled to do so, because in an article appearing on the Project Siyndicate website on 18 November, the Hungarian-born speculator and billionaire George Soros issued open commands to the leaders of the European Union. In his article he instructs them to severely punish those Member States that do not want to become part of a unifying European empire under the banner of a global 'open society'," Viktor Orban wrote.
The Hungarian premier pointed out that "throughout history, Europe's strength has always been derived from its nations". In his opinion, "every attempt to unify Europe under the aegis of empire has failed," and added that "Great forces are once again moving to eradicate the nations of Europe and unify the continent under the aegis of a global empire".
"The Soros network, which has woven itself through Europe's bureaucracy and its political elite, has for years been working to make Europe an immigrant continent. Today the Soros network, which promotes a global open society and seeks to abolish national frameworks, is the greatest threat faced by the states of the European Union. The goals of the network are obvious: to create multi-ethnic, multicultural open societies by accelerating migration, and to dismantle national decision-making, placing it in the hands of the global elite," Viktor Orban wrote.
The Hungarian premier pointed out that the European Union is suffering from multiple afflictions. Mr Orban underlined that during all these crises, this speculator – who calls himself a philanthropist – did not consider the interests of the people of Europe, but acted to his own advantage.
"On the payroll of George Soros are a long list of politicians, journalists, judges, bureaucrats and political agitators masquerading as members of civil society organizations. And although the billionaire accuses all his enemies of corruption, he himself is the most corrupt man in the world. He pays off and buys whoever he can – and those whom he cannot bribe will be slandered, humiliated, intimidated and destroyed by the network through its formidable weapon: the left-wing media battalions," he wrote.
According to Orban, many high-ranking EU bureaucrats are working with the Soros network to create a unified empire. They want to build an institutional system that, under the aegis of the open society, seeks to force a unified way of thinking, a unified culture and a unified social model on Europe's free and independent nations. They seek to rescind the right of every people to decide its own destiny.
"This is also the purpose of their 'rule of law' proposal – which does not, in fact, recognize the rule of law, but of strength. It would be more honest to call it the 'rule of the majority,'" the Hungarian PM wrote.
Mr Orban also discussed the differences between Soros and the Hungarian government.
"Soros wants an open society, while we want a safe society. According to him, democracy can only be liberal, while we think it can be Christian. According to him, freedom can only serve self-realisation, while we believe that freedom can also be used to follow the teachings of Christ, to serve one's country, and to protect our families. The basis of Christian freedom is the freedom to decide," he wrote, adding that this was now in jeopardy.
PM Orban stressed that people living in the eastern part of the EU knew very well what it meant to be free. "We have bitter first-hand experience that every imperial endeavor brings enslavement," he said.
According to Mr Orban, Western leaders who have lived their whole lives in a world of inherited freedom and the rule of law should now listen to those who have fought for freedom and who – based on their personal life experiences – can distinguish between the rule of law and tyranny, or the rule of man.
"The battle for and against the new Brussels empire has not yet been decided. Brussels seems to be surrendering, but many nation states continue to resist. If we want to preserve our freedom, Europe must not succumb to the Soros network," the Hungarian prime minister wrote, concluding his letter.