This is How the Soros-Type “Civilian” Organizations Do It

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are portrayed in the media and by leftist politicians as neutral non-profit organizations whose volunteers organize charitable operations with the help of high-minded philanthropists.

The reality, of course, is somewhat different. The following report from Hungary discusses the justifications for classifying foreign-funded NGOs as lobbying organizations, and their employees as agents of foreign powers. Regarding the latter characteristic, I would suggest the recognition of a new class of potentially subversive lobbyists: those who act not in the interests of any one national power, but as agents for global governance, trans-national corporations, and international financial interests.

The article below from is a précis of the full monograph [pdf] about Soros’ operations. Many thanks to CrossWare for the translation.

This is how the Soros-type “civilian” organizations do it

By Balázs Bácskai
March 21, 2017

The Századvég (Century-End) Foundation [Significant conservative think tank in Hungary — translator] compiled a monograph about the influence-seeking techniques of NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and the qualms about that. These NGOs finance their activities using foreign financial sources and are inaccurately called “civilian organizations”, because the nature of their operations are emphatically different from the tens of thousands of domestically-funded NGOs.

The NGOs are active ideologically committed political actors

The NGOs have serious power to influence public opinion, and furthermore some NGOs have more international influence than some states or political organizations. They owe their influence and recognition to the fact that they have an advantage against openly political organizations to position themselves as civilians and independent. The important question is: How do the NGOs use the above-mentioned influence? According to the findings of Századvég, some organizations engage in distribution of a well-defined political ideology. Ideologically, these organizations are therefore are not at all independent.

In their activities they typically use human rights issues for political gain. But their political independence is made questionable by the fact that the NGOs actively intervene in the internal politics of a nation-state. In domestic political issues such as the migration crisis, same-sex marriage, and drug liberalization, they typically take the side of the foreign supporter’s opinion. In fact, they sometimes provide such powerful policy tools in the hands of the opposition, they can successfully cause the fall of the ruling government.

The organizations that use foreign resources struggle with a democratic deficit

In a representative democracies, the application of political ideologies and the shaping of domestic policy is the right of political parties who are given a mandate in public elections. However, the mandate of NGOs themselves is not measured by traditional elections, so the grounds for their activities are questionable. In addition, NGOs also raise some accountability questions. Political parties operate with the knowledge that the voters will give their opinions about their activities every four years, and when appropriate, this may lead to their political destruction. This cannot be said about NGOs, which do not participate in political competitions in a traditional sense. Their activities are completely independent of the electorate’s will, so they can continue to operate and develop their social reputation on political issues, even though they have absolutely no public support.

They create their legitimacy by networking

NGOs often emphasize their expertise when trying to substantiate the basis for their existence. NGOs try to authenticate their professionalism by referring to their high number of international and domestic citations, saying that if so many people cite them, then obviously they are professionally competent. But their high level of citations is due not to their high technical excellence, but rather to their networking. In practical terms, this means that are they enmeshed all around the world, operating branch organizations in almost every country, in addition co-operating with NGOs with similar profile. So their highly-quoted status (and hence also their professional credibility) is generated by themselves among themselves.

Foreign-funded organizations often represent the business and political interests of their supporters

The NGOs often emphasize that they are independent “from everything.” As noted above, ideological, political independence in their case is not possible. The Századvég study also points out that the NGOs are financially dependent on their supporting donors. As a consequence, the NGOs subordinate the professional aspects to the private economic interests of their donors. The post-Soviet countries provide a great example of the NGOs’ economic lobbying activities after the change of regime. In these countries, NGOs have seeped into the national legislatures, insisting on economic liberalization, privatization and free market legalization, when actually they are lobbying for the economic interests of their capital-rich western donor corporations. Part of the professional literature therefore considers a group of NGOs as quasi-lobbyists. But in public perception as well they appear more and more to be lobbyists. According to a 2013 European-wide study, 51% of respondents think that NGOs are lobbyists. In Estonia this number is 100%, in Finland 93%, in Latvia 80%, in the Netherlands 78% identify NGOs as lobbyists.

NGOs should be treated as lobbying firms

The study shows that although NGOs actually work as lobbyists, and showcase foreign interests, only civil law applies to them. Since 2013, however, Austria, for example, has enforced mandatory registration as a lobbyists on a certain category of NGOs. A fine is imposed on those who fail to do so. Thus, in Austria Amnesty International, Greenpeace and WWF are registered as lobbyists. Similar legislation exists in the United States, Germany and Israel. In these countries, NGOs — like parties and lobbying firms — are required to report their countries of origin and identity their donors. This is important because some NGOs are operating with barely verifiable financial sources.

Some domestic institutions are actually operate from foreign sources

According to the Századvég, while the operation of the NGOs is legitimate, regulations and laws should be more compatible with their relevant status as lobbyists, and it must be clarified before the voters who these players are, what interests they serve, and what financial sources they use. The means for this would be the registration of organizations and stricter regulation requiring public disclosure of their financial resources.

In the final summary of the Századvég’s study, the Institute examined a list of [Hungarian] organizations that work with foreign sources and engage in political or lobbying activities in Hungary. It is important to point out that the political activities are not problematic in themselves, but the exact inventory of financial resources. Among the organizations surveyed by Századvég:

  • The Eötvös Károly Intézet ?(Károly Eötvös Institute)
  • The K-monitor
  • The Ökotárs Alapítvány (Environmental Partnership Foundation)
  • Amnesty International Magyarország
  • The Társaság a Szabadságjogokért (Association for Human Rights)

[These organizations — and many others -, are full blown Soros-founded NGOs, all spewing the liberal agenda: no borders, unlimited migration, more Brussels influence and no national borders. — translator]

The report raised the justification for indicating the foreign origin of funds and their use in the organizations’ work more clearly and more often than is presently done. Nevertheless, as in other countries, it may be considered that their asset management operations should be subject to more stringent administrative conditions (registration).

9 thoughts on “This is How the Soros-Type “Civilian” Organizations Do It

  1. Disgusting, if it is Soros but also disgusting if it is funded by certain organizations. Some people just can’t leave other people alone to do their own thinking and judgment — no, they must be helped.

    I can’t help myself because once again I have to point out that Soros is EVIL personified. I have read up on him, I know his history and I would like to know how he made all that money, but I will never know because it is most likely well hidden.

    It also shames me that he is a Hungarian, but there is good and evil in all people. He is evil. I am good. Sorry, I am almost good because I do have my faults. Possibly hating George Soros is one of my faults (but I don’t really believe that).

  2. Europe is full of these front orgs losing as ngo,s run and operated by arrogant
    [deceptive] feminists, leftie socialist traitors, all selling us and our countrys Nd our cultures down the river, and replacing us with aficans, muslims, whole 3rd world, i had german girlfriend who was one of these ngo types, i dumped her out!!! I mafe right choice. Never regretted it one bit!

    Any person whos working as ngo, advocating the importation of muslims and 3rd worlders, fake refugees, etc, and givingbthem rights over us, and directing them in how to steal our tax money, abuse our schools and health care systems, spit on them! Spit in there faces!

    Its not the responsibility of any western countries to support africa. Muslims or whoever, we are not the sk ial worker of the world, our hospitals and social systems were set up to provide for our own native europeans, who have paid into the system.

    These “wanna feel good freaks, ” mostly from well off familys, who are operating in these ngos, afe complicit in the destruction of our nations, they are worse than the actual invaders, we need to out these ngo leftie freaks,
    There ought be a website, to put up there photos, details. And home addresses,
    And list the crimes they committing against the rest of us.

    These ngos are same as NaZis, they are the foot soldiers employed in opening the flood gates of mass 3rd world invasion, into europe and usa,min order to undermine and overwealm us, our systems, culture, people, a genocide against us.

    Find these ngo operators, and start outing them now!

    • I think one of the effort Hungary is doing now, is to shine a light to the crimes of Communist regime(s). If we could criminalize the second deadliest totalitarian ideology, then partly would eliminate this SJW traitors and would open the door to attack the largest and deadliest totalitarian political ideology ever conceived: ISLAM.

  3. Many thanks, again, to Cross Ware (and all her kind) that take their time to inform the larger audience. Is there anything that isn’t just “right on target” coming out of Hungary these days?

    The more the light shines on the related cancers called globalism and multiculturalism the better off human kind will be. NGOs are enablers of those clandestine and nefarious (cancerous) activities called variously by the monikers (1) the long march, (2) ideological subversion, and (3) stealth jihad (there are others, I’m sure).

    Here in America you can add the VOLAGs to the pot containing the NGOs. They need to be defunded, NOW.

  4. I would like to bring your attention to the part of the article, which talks about how this organizations gathering credibility by citing each other…
    This is exactly what is happening in the media. The recipe is the same, but with a slight difference. They amplify the message while handing it from hand to hand.
    How is this works:

    Let’s say a leftist lunatic writes a piece out of thin air (and her disturbed mind): “President Trump is a Russian agent and the love child of Putin and Elvis”…
    She writes it into her blog, which then get picked up by a small liberal Middle-European web portal (paid by Soros of course). Then the article from web portal got cited and referenced from medium sized liberal British portal sourcing not the original lunatic, but the Middle-European web portal as a trusted source. Then the medium sized liberal British portal got echoed by a large liberal web portal in Germany, then crosses the pond and get referenced by a small printed media and a couple of more bounces until CNN and others screaming it from the top of their lungs, referencing the last couple of elements in chain as reliable sources.
    Anyone else thinking, where else I heard this method?
    Yes this is how the mob launders money…

  5. They must be unbelievably lacking in world domination foresight, because in Romania they sponsored the translation and publication of seminal freedom works such as The Road to Serfdom or Anarchy, State, and Utopia…

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