US sends humanitarian mission to Hungary to undermine Orban's social, political reforms

The Biden regime is engaging with "LGBTQI+ people in Hungary and their efforts to increase understanding, support marginalized groups, and improve the lives of LGBTQI+ people in Hungary."

Roberto Wakerell-Cruz Montreal QC

Biden regime grunt Samantha Power landed in Budapest, Hungary last week to discuss the adminitration's aspirations and perspectives on developments in Hungary. The main focus for the  US is on helping the "LGBTQI+" community and other "marginalized groups" in Hungary.

Hungarian President Viktor Orban, now in his fourth term leading Hungary, has espoused his plans to set up Budapest as the ideological center for global conservatism. His policies have bolstered families, have downplayed the progressive push for LGBTQ+ inclusion, and has been criticized as "illiberalism," by the New York Times. Orban has pushed back against Biden's policy to further arm Ukraine in their war against Russia, and said "President Joe Biden’s comments about Putin went too far. He said that Putin has to be overthrown, that he was a war criminal. A peace with Russia cannot be reached in this way."

A memo from USAID said that young people" have the power to advance positive change through their energy, capacity to innovate, and willingness to work across traditional divisions." Hungary has benefited directly or indirectly from more than $4.3 million in regional programs managed out of USAID’s Regional Services Center based in Budapest. USAID's focus is directly in opposition to many of Orban's plans.

Funding focuses on programs that tackle "challenges such as the integration of the Roma population and the sustainability of civil society organizations and partnerships that share Hungary’s transition experience throughout the region," the US Embassy website states.

A video posted by Power outlining her trip details the "new support for the Hungarian people," but also that the "US wants to work more closely with Hungary" by "making progress together by addressing some key challenges to democracy and helping secure rights and dignity for all people."

The US government will spend $20 million to "bolster civil society" in Hungary to "help independent media thrive and reach new audiences," and to help empower "local groups trying to make change." 

The US has spent hundreds of millions of dollars in Hungary since the fall of Communism in the late 80s. USAID gave over $240 million after 1991, and has been given $4.3 million to fund "regional programs managed out of USAID’s Regional Services Center based in Budapest."

Power visited a high school on her trip before meeting with Hungarian rights advocates "including representatives from the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, K-Monitor, Transparency International, and Eötvös Loránd University to discuss their work supporting democracy, transparency, and rights in Hungary."

A statement from USAID goes into detail about how the US will help the LGBTQI+ community in Hungary: "The Administrator highlighted USAID’s newly launched work to help support democracy in Central Europe, including by bolstering civil society and helping independent media thrive and build new audiences. Administrator Power also held a meeting with advocates for human rights and LGBTQI+ communities, where they discussed the experiences of LGBTQI+ people in Hungary and their efforts to increase understanding, support marginalized groups, and improve the lives of LGBTQI+ people in Hungary."

"The Administrator emphasized that the United States will continue to stand as an ally with LGBTQI+ people and all marginalized groups in their struggle for equality," it continued.

The statement goes on to outline how Power met with American and local staff at the embassy supporting USAID’s global humanitarian assistance work, and "Ukrainian staff who have been hosted by Embassy Budapest following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine."

"Power concluded her visit by meeting Hungarian Minister of Justice Judit Varga," the statement read, "Minister of Defense Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky, and Chair of the Hungarian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee Zsolt Németh. Administrator Power, U.S. Ambassador to Hungary David Pressman, and the officials from the Government of Hungary engaged in a candid conversation about opportunities and challenges in the bilateral relationship, as well as the importance and impact of the long friendship between the American and Hungarian people."

Hungary, a sovereign nation that has taken a stand against the European Union's culturally masochistic policies on Islamic immigration and refugees, has also recently banned the promotion of homosexuality in children's schools. The Biden regime responded by sending an openly gay lawyer, David Pressman, to Hungary alongside his husband to fill the role of US ambassador in Hungary.

As the New York Times reports: "Mr. Pressman has been accused of violating diplomatic conventions, meddling in the judiciary and trying to silence conservative voices. PestiSracok, a belligerent, pro-government news portal, denounced the appointment of a man it described as 'an expert on L.G.B.T. rights' as 'an obvious diplomatic provocation.' A guest on a government-controlled television talk show referred to him as 'Madame Ambassador.'"

Criticism from Pressman on Hungary denouncing western sanctions on Russia led to a response from Hungary Politician and Minister of Foreign Affairs Peter Szijjarto, who called the US ambassador's opinions "irrelevant."

"It's irrelevant what he or any other ambassador thinks about domestic political development in Hungary," Szijjarto said on February 3. "It has nothing to do with them. It is not for him to interfere in Hungary's affairs and if he wishes to use his stay in Hungary to criticize the actions of a government elected by a clear majority of the Hungarian people and legitimized by the Hungarian people, he will have a very difficult job in working effectively to improve cooperation between the two countries."

Hungary has made clear that it is a supporter of the Ukrainian people by taking in refugees by the hundreds of thousands and by providing aid to citizens, but has not moved to arm Ukraine, which has received ample weaponry from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, and several other western countries.


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