As most readers already know, the mainstream media have been targeting Sebastian Gorka, a national security adviser to President Donald Trump, as part of a disinformation campaign designed to throw sand in the gears of the Trump administration.
The latest smear against Mr. Gorka concerns an interview with him that aired on Hungarian TV ten years ago. Somehow it supposedly reveals his anti-Semitic opinions. But as Spengler reports today at PJM, the exact opposite is the case, and the radical left-wing Jewish org that did the hit piece on Mr. Gorka was using classical disinformation propaganda techniques to smear him:
The most outrageous tissue of lies I have seen in my forty-five years as a journalist appeared yesterday on the website of The Forward, a once-great Jewish publication long since absorbed into the echo chamber of liberal propaganda.
The Forward trumpeted an exclusive: It claimed to have found a 2007 Hungarian television interview with Dr. Sebastian Gorka, now a national security adviser to President Trump, in which Gorka endorsed a militia then proposed by anti-Semitic political parties. Embedded in the “exclusive” story is a clip of Dr. Gorka speaking on Hungarian television full of jarring cuts and jumps, and ending strangely in mid-sentence. The Forward may style itself Jewish, but it learned its journalism from classic anti-Semitism.
In fact, as David Reaboi shows at RedState, the Forward’s clip edits out Gorka’s denunciation of the anti-Semitic parties for exploiting popular fears in order to advance their own agenda. Gorka explicitly says that it is the ultra-right parties that are behind the proposal, and that his party, the New Democratic Coalition, is not behind it.
How does black turn into white, day into night, democracy into tyranny, friendship with the Jewish people into anti-Semitism?
There is a name for this sort of propaganda, and it is The Big Lie: as Hitler’s mouthpiece Joseph Goebbels liked to say, if you tell a lie often enough, people will believe it. I denounced the Forward’s campaign of defamation against Dr. Gorka last month in this space. Yesterday’s lie denotes a new low point.
With the help of our Hungarian correspondent CrossWare and Vlad the Video Man, we can now watch a subtitled version of the same clip, and see the entirety of what Sebastian Gorka had to say. To provide context for what is being discussed in the video, the translator sends the following background summary of the events of 2006-2007:
In 2002 the governing Fidesz party lost the election, and a socialist-liberal coalition took over with a Socialist majority and a Socialist prime minister.
The economic situation was getting worse year by year — the typical leftist-driven agenda, an “independent central bank” serving the bankers’ cartel instead of the country, debt, rising unemployment, the usual. Then in 2006 the Socialist prime minister gave a speech for his own comrades in the party, which was recorded and released to the public.
In that speech you could hear the fellow, half drunk, saying that they did “f***ing nothing” etc.
The speech caused outrage within the population. On October 23, 2006, which is a commemoration of the 1956 revolution, under Socialist direction the Hungarian police provoked the protesters, and with provocateurs successfully converted protests to riots. The rioting people even stole and started a T-34 tank from the museum.
The socialist government wanted to punish the people for revolting, and ordered police to handle the protesters brutally. There was a rally by Fidesz (Viktor Orbán’s party) nearby, and the police pushed the rioting ultras into that crowd. Thousands of peaceful citizens were trapped in there (police closed the streets up instead of providing escape routes for the people), and brutally shot up (with rubber bullets) and beat up (with expandable batons) a lot of people. Hundreds were injured, hundreds arrested (included people who were found in restaurants or other places in the route of the riots).
The outrage and desperation created the idea that the Hungarian people should have a citizens’ defense association. It was not a great idea, but it seemed that desperate times called for desperate measures. This idea was originally supported by both Jobbik and Fidesz. Later Fidesz slowly backed out as the leftist outrage grew louder. As soon as this “Hungarian Guard” or “National Guard” entered its organizational phase, the lefties and socialists started screaming, just as in the USA they call everybody who disagrees with them Hitler/fascists.
The discussion in this video occurred a year later than the events in 2006. Sebastian Gorka was an advisor to Viktor Orbán, but they had a falling out. Gorka tried to organize another conservative-leaning party, and the interview was conducted at that time. Not long afterwards this new party ceased to exist — it did not work out, and Gorka left Hungarian political life.
A note concerning the anti-Semitic slanders against Gorka:
In the interview he points out that calling someone anti-Semitic is a favorite weapon of a specific political group. That is absolutely true. In Hungary the leftist (80-90%) and socialist (60-80%) parties are stuffed with secular Marxist Jews (Soros-style), who are only known to be somehow Jewish in that every criticism they receive from the other side is silenced by calling everyone else an “anti-Semite”. This happens constantly.
The leftists are pro-Palestinian and against Israel — the usual cultural Marxist SJW types (mostly the young ones) I think the older ones just want power, and have no moral stance.
Obviously, Viktor Orbán is called an anti-Semite, and a “fascist”, despite the fact that Hungary has the second-largest Jewish community in Europe (after France, or now maybe the largest as the Jews are fleeing France), and by stopping the Muslim migrants at the border with the fence he is actually defending Hungarian Jews. The Orbán government currently has good relations with Israel.
But the left-wing media still have around 80% share of the market in Hungary (at the time of the recording in 2007 that percentage was more than 90%).
Note: The annoying robot voice-over in this clip was present in the original video file, and was put there by the unlicensed software that someone used to convert the old .WMV format to something that could be YouTubed.
Many thanks to CrossWare for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling: