There was an "incident" last week where Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Foreign Minister, Peter Szijjártó, expressed some pretty clear thoughts to the American ambassador to that country.  But before we get to that incident, a bit of "backdrop" painting is in order, because there was quite a backdrop on the stage to set the context in which it occurred. Context in the case of this story is all-important, and I'm equally certain that the swamp rats in the Bai-Den Jo misadministration and their "opposition" counterparts across the aisle are all but clueless as to what it all means.

Leading the list of "other objects and events on the stage", we had of course the Chinese balloon hysteria. I for one still think is was more theater to distract everyone from the ongoing train wreck that is Swampington, DC. The Chinese certainly have better surveillance platforms than balloons, though I don't put it past them to use the latter just to increase the "irritation" factor for kicks and giggles. Another balloon supposedly appeared over Alaska and was promptly shot down, or so we're told, and after the planscamdemic and other ongoing media misrepresentations beginning with the JFK assassination, I'm not in a big hurry to accept the story and explanation at face value. Then there was the Green Laser event over Hawaii, where initially it was believed that some American satellite had fired off its (green) lasers, which were supposedly altitude determining instruments, but alas, the explanation quickly settled on those pesky Chinese once again, who appeared to be firing their lasers at Hawaii for - once again - kicks and giggles, and perhaps to send the message and to remind the USSA that it was not the only misbehaving banana republic with sophisticated "toys" in space orbit that have some nasty things pointing downward at the earth.

Then there was the earthquake in Turkey, and all its sad loss of life. Yes, I know much of Turkish Anatolia sits atop several active fault lines and that earthquakes are commonplaces in the region. Nevertheless, like many of you, the timing of the earthquake and aftershocks makes me suspicious that someone in the banana republic turned on the earthquake machine and sent another message: quit blocking Swedish and Finnish entry into NATO, rather like that unusual sequence of events involving Robert Gates and ..well... Japan, prior to the Fukushima tsunami and earthquakes. It shines and stinks like a mackerel on a moonlit beach.

In the middle of this context, we have the following story shared by V.T., about the Hungarian Foreign Minister's remarks, and his subsequent doubling down on those remarks (and then some):

Smack-Down! Hungary Pushes Back Against Obnoxious US Ambassador

Note first of all that the USSA's meddling in Hungarian affairs has been a Cold War staple. The Hungarian revolt against Soviet rule and occupation of 1955 was a mere two years before I was born. For those who know the story, the Hungarians were basically encouraged and goaded into doing so by Radio Free Europe, America's broadcast into Eastern Europe, and then, when the Hungarians actually did so, the USSA followed up and did... nothing. The Soviets, of course, crushed the revolt, and several Hungarians paid a very stiff price. Cardinal Mindzenty went into internal exile, only to reemerge later, clearly speaking under duress, and not his "normal self."

Against that backdrop, the Bai-Den Jo misadministration has rubbed salt in the open wound of Magyaro-American relations by sending a very unusual choice of Ambassador to the country:

Biden's Ambassador to Hungary, David Pressman, is a particularly odious specimen in a long line of obnoxious US residents of Szabadság tér since the end of Hungary's subjection to Soviet control in 1989.

Before him, Soap Opera producer and Obama glamor-queen moneybags Coleen Bell warned Hungarians in 2016 to get on board with the destruction of Syria or face the wrath of DC.

Secretary of State Tony Blinken's own father, Donald, did the Clinton Administration's bidding - which was to promote with the entire weight of the US government the return of the communists - when he was US Ambassador to Hungary in the 1990s. I remember it well as editorial page editor of the largest English language newspaper in Central Europe, in Budapest: fielding calls from the US Embassy demanding that I tone down criticisms of "former" communists in my weekly editorials.

The US wanted an obedient Hungary, not an independent and democratic Hungary. Kind of like what the Soviet Union wanted.


The State Department has repeatedly meddled in the Hungarian elections, trying without success to undermine and overthrow the popular Fidesz-led government. And Washington has  habitually interfered in Hungary's domestic media market, subsidizing all manner of anti-Fidesz outlets - in the name of "independent" media.

It's OK when we do it, but even a hoax cooked up by the Hillary campaign that Russia might be trying to influence the US elections led the US establishment to spend six-years-and-counting in paroxysms of panic over the "reds under our beds."

"Tin soldiers and Putin's coming..."

The whole thing was a dirty lie, but still it managed to cripple our country.

Many of us otherwise admiring the willingness of Fidesz to stand up for Hungary's own national interest in the face of incessant US manipulations have been slightly frustrated by the extreme patience and go-slow approach of Budapest toward its wannabe new overlords in DC.

But all of that has suddenly changed.

A Hungary that has openly embraced its 1,100 year old Christian values and has, similarly to Russia, banned the aggressive promotion of homosexuality to children in schools, unsurprisingly found itself in the cross-hairs of a Biden Administration that smirks approvingly at the open sexualization of children by men dressed as women.

So what better way to get back at Hungary than for Biden's handlers to send a man married to another man - with two children - to parade around Hungary as the face of America?

In other words, "be like us in the USSA or face consequences."

But if you've been following Hungary and its Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, lately, you'll have noted that he and his country are not inclined to follow suicidal edicts and policies, regardless of whether they emerge from Brussels EU-PU bureaucrats, or from Merkel mandates in Berlin, or Bai-Den Jo and his lackeys in the Swamp.

Now a bit more background is in order: after the Treaty of Trianon ended World War One between the Allied Powers and Hungary, Hungary was stripped of much of its territory within the old Austro-Hungarian Empire, and basically assumed its modern landlocked shape in central Europe, leaving many Hungarians as significant minority populations in Romania (largely in Transylvania), and in portions of Galicia, Ciscarpathia, and the western Ukraine.  With that background, Ambassador Pressman did what American ambassadors all-too-often do: he meddled, and bullied:

Since then, Ambassador Pressman has been endlessly hectoring Hungary to "get with the program" of the NATO/US war on Russia and has been relentless in attacking Hungary's attempts to remain neutral in the conflict.

No doubt the neoccon ideologue Pressman has no clue that hundreds of thousands of ethnic Hungarians were without consent placed outside the borders of Hungary in the lop-sided diktat after WWI and that those ethnic Hungarians have been aggressively pursued by Zelensky's regime to feed into the meat grinder of eastern Ukraine.

It's a win-win for Ukraine: how to get rid of your minorities "problem"? Send them immediately to the front lines to be slaughtered.

It should not be a surprise that Hungary disapproves of this policy of Ukraine ethnically-cleansing its territories of Hungarians, gypsies, and other "troublesome" minorities. So why would they endorse such a policy as laid out by Pressman and his masters in Washington?

But Pressman pressed on, demanding that Hungary abandon its own national interests in the service of neocon Washington and Brussels' interests.

Then it happened. Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó finally pushed back. Hard. Responding to Pressman's meddling in Hungarian internal affairs, he released a statement:

It's completely irrelevant what he or any other ambassador thinks about domestic political developments in Hungary, because they have nothing to do with it. So, we ask for more respect for Hungarians.

But the thick-headed Pressman didn't take the hint, responding:

Respectfully, we do not consider Russia’s attempt to unilaterally redraw the borders of Europe as just a 'domestic political development in Hungary.'

[That's rich coming from a US government that has repeatedly used military force in unprovoked wars throughout the Middle East and that has redrawn the borders of Serbia by force after illegally bombing the country to smithereens and salting the earth with depleted uranium munitions.]

Rich indeed. But Pressman, as the article demonstrates, was deaf to Foreign Minister Szijjártó's response, and continued pressing:

Pressman's snark led Szijjártó to lock and load, firing off a blistering rebuke to Washington's meddling flunky:

Regarding statements of the US Ambassador to Budapest I would like to say the following: It is irrelevant - absolutely irrelevant - what he or any other Ambassador thinks about domestic political developments in Hungary because it has nothing to do with him. It's not for him to interfere in Hungary's internal 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.

Because when we welcome ambassadors we mean it literally. We welcome Ambassadors, people who we believe are sent by their host country to work on improving and developing relations between the two countries on the basis of mutual respect.

We do not accept governors or procurators sent here to say how we should live our lives. That era is over.

Hungary is a sovereign country. No one from the outside can tell us how to live. It is therefore irrelevant what a citizen of another country - even an ambassador - thinks about the internal political processes in Hungary, and it is up to the Hungarian people to decide whether the government is working well or not, whether they are satisfied with it or not.

In the forthcoming Parliamentary elections, this will be expressed, as been expressed quite clearly in recent years, even though efforts have been made to inspire and even finance contrary decisions from other parts of the world. Perhaps even from where the Ambassador comes from.

So we ask for more respect for the Hungarians, even from the Ambassador.

This is a new era in Hungarian-US relations. And I would argue that it is healthy for both Hungary and the United States.

And why am I pleased that Hungary has pushed back? American patriotism. I want the neocons, and all their works and all their pomps, to be smacked down and fully discredited forever. Washington's aggressive foreign policy does not serve America's interest, but rather the special interest of the military-industrial complex and all the cottage industries built up around it - including Congress, the media, and the think tanks/NGOs. It's all a racket that undermines our safety, destroys the economy, and rots our moral fiber.

Such language in diplomacy is rare, but when it occurs, it usually causes sane diplomats to sit up and take notice, and to at least tone down their rhetoric. But Swampington DC is tone deaf. It's no longer capable of listening. I have to agree with the author of the article, Daniel McAdams, in not only wanting the neocons, "and all their works and all their pomps, to be smacked down and fully discredited forever." I'll apply that same sentiment to American "wokery" and denial of the right of others to practice and observe any traditional virtues and ideas.

And that observation brings me, finally, to how all this - from Chinese balloons and lasers to Turkish earthquakes and a nutcase American ambassador deliberately chosen on the basis of identity politics to be as obnoxious to his host country and its cultural sentiments as possible - fits together. We might as well have invited the Saudi and Indian ambassadors to a state dinner and served them pork and roast beef.   What the Hungarian Foreign Minister is telling the Swamp is really to go away, and mind its own business.  To keep its "values" and "wokery" confined within its own otherwise porous and almost non-existent borders.  The Hungarians, after all, rose up and revolted against the Soviet occupation of their country. They were brutally crushed, but only after it became clear that the USSA was going to do absolutely nothing to help. They learned then that the vaunted military might of the western superpower was not all that it was cracked up to be, and that it was in no position to oppose the Russians... in 1955. Today, the USSA is pathetically pushing a narrative that a few specially built Abrams tanks - a battalion's worth at best - will help the Ukrainians stave off the inevitable a while longer, and at more loss of life and destruction. The Ukrainians are learning the hard way, as did the Hungarians decades ago, what it means to be a "friend" of the swamp.

Where all this will lead I do not know, but I strongly suspect that the next step will be for courageous countries like Hungary to deny the ambassadorial credentials of such creatures as Mr. Pressman, and in cases where they are already appointed and inherited from previous governments, to request their removal and replacement. Perhaps they will get together with other "small" countries to push back against Swampington's bullying.  But one way or another, pushback is inevitable.

See you on the flip side...


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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".

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  1. antimason on February 15, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    You have a similar situation with Croatia’s president Milanović. Allegedly he’s on Ukranian’s Mirotvorets hit list now.

  2. james11 on February 14, 2023 at 9:31 pm

    Black Rock = Black Eagle

  3. Robert Barricklow on February 14, 2023 at 12:12 pm

    I wonder if “they” can control those winds that high up?
    If so, was someone steering the balloon[s]?

  4. anakephalaiosis on February 14, 2023 at 12:03 pm

    Greater Scythia was defined, wherever the horse went, around the big bodies of water, above and below the Caucasian Mountains.

    Greater Hungary is the same, decided by the horse on the steppe. Hungary could well expand, beyond the Carpathian Mountains.

    The solution to the Ukrainian divide is in Budapest and Moscow.

    Big Chief Swamp doesn’t understand prairie life.

  5. Michael UK on February 14, 2023 at 5:31 am

    I should also add that the BBC News labelling of Hungary as an “illiberal democracy” has negative connotations and implications.
    Illiberal means opposed to liberal principles; restricting freedom of thought or behaviour. Not generous and mean. Uncultured.
    Why not use a positive term to describe Hungary such as a “conservative democracy”.
    Clear evidence that the BBC controls the narrative in the UK.

    • anakephalaiosis on February 14, 2023 at 12:26 pm

      I’ve got big ambitions, blowing up the steppe balloon, and the BBC – with the Treaty of Trianon – had better stay out of my way, because the Scythian steppe narrative pulls Thames Scramasax from the stone, proven and documented.

  6. Reka-Agota Kvalsund on February 14, 2023 at 5:24 am

    Dear Dr. Farrell, I have been a long time follower and admirerer of you and your work. I`m reading this last article of yours with tears in my eyes, pride in my soul and gratitude in my heart (while jumping high in my seat of great joy!) – you have summed up and described the modern history of Hungarians (in their original area) with depth, clarity, truth and respect. Cannot thank you enough for putting these words, facts, evenets down and publishing them. I am a “szekely” Hungarian from Transylvania, living in Norway (for the past 21 years), so this article coming from you, right now means the world to me. Thank you, thank you, and God bless. Of course, I`m praying and routing that not just Hungary but other “brave” countries, among them the real, people`s America!) not only manage to stay stong on their course, but come forward and stand up with real, human, life values.
    It`s time to clean up the swamps of the world… <3

  7. Michael UK on February 14, 2023 at 4:54 am

    In the UK we have the BBC who control the headlines and narrative.
    The BBC also has a department called BBC Monitoring which is the legacy of the Second World War and was set up in 1939 to monitor Nazi broadcasts. It was funded by the UK Government until 2010 and is now funded by BBC viewers (the UK public) through their TV Licence Fee payment. It has links to BBC News and also includes the Disinformation Unit.
    Anyway, the BBC News earlier this month reported on Hungary and what the BBC News terms its “illiberal democracy” and “for which his [Viktor Orban] opponents have no answer?”.
    Remember, the BBC is the voice of the UK and controls the narrative. So Hungary is an “illiberal democracy” !

  8. Michael UK on February 14, 2023 at 4:53 am

    Here in the UK we have the BBC who control the headlines and narrative.
    The BBC also has a department called BBC Monitoring which is the legacy of the Second World War and was set up in 1939 to monitor Nazi broadcasts. It was funded by the UK Government until 2010 and is now funded by BBC viewers (the UK public) through their TV Licence Fee payment. It has links to BBC News and also includes the Disinformation Unit.
    Anyway, the BBC News earlier this month reported on Hungary and what the BBC News terms its “illiberal democracy” and “for which his [Viktor Orban] opponents have no answer?”.
    Remember, the BBC is the voice of the UK and controls the narrative. So Hungary is an “illiberal democracy” !

    • Richard on February 15, 2023 at 10:42 pm

      In one’s view, the BBC may, as you say, . . . “control the headlines and narrative” in the UK but they also know how to control the translations into English, too. Stands out with some interviewers who know how to speak [real] English and ask real questions. Not surprising as English (Old & modern) are theirs to begin with. A former high ranking member of the military of the Party of the east by going west thought he’d have his way with this English interrogator, . . err,. . rather, interviewer from DW News (Deutsche Welle, German public broadcaster) in driving a flawed narrative of the Party. Not so! The only thing that that ex-Chinese officer got right and, probably away with, was saying that the world is in a “dangerous place,” or something to that effect. He might have spoken English well enough to understand it but not the nuances of its meaning.

      One can remember paying nearly £50 a year in 1982 for the color BBC license. The television was exceptionally good compared to stateside viewing. Colour dots (PAL) instead of lines (NTSC).

      Anyway, there’s no wonder that there are quite a few that aspire to be English speaking commentators. Even those non-UK media content producers use a hybrid translator to emulate English for their narrations with accompanying video file footage that loops. Accents and all. Pretty obvious that AI is in the mix, too. Its data base must be leap-frogging steadily to catch up to mainstream and all of its variants to include those thousands of languages that are spoken on the planet by this upright-simian type.

      They’re telling some very interesting stories, demonstrating on-scene-video & audio captures, and eye-witness accounts testifying that some presumptive [mainstream news] is little more than rubbish tossed onto monitoring screens and fumes of odiferous decay that offends the nostrils. Or simply ignoring it altogether. And that the war in The Ukraine is still going on after nearly a year’s worth of a few days (as was thought last year) to bring The Ukraine toward surrendering. Some Joker in Kyiv, Not!

      There’s even talk that those file video strips of the Kremlin elites are not telling the true story about what’s happening in the ranks or of their present state-of-health of the top down. President Putin is even said to have been ill and once on corticosteroids or similar Rx for an inflammatory process. One’s physical features can look changed as a result. The Russian’s who know Russians trend in that direction from their observances of the ruling class. From this side of the monitor that suggests that something is nicht ganz recht about a larger photoshopped-big-picture of events and that that potentially CGI version might be fading to what’s underneath.

      • Michael UK on February 17, 2023 at 10:05 am

        The BBC’s latest mission is promoting Zelensky’s request for figher aircraft from the UK and other allies. The subject has been given much airtime over various platforms including News, TV, Radio, and Social. There has been no counter argument presented by the BBC of the possible consequences of escalating the conflict with supplying fighter aircraft, nor has there ever been any interviews with opposers to the conflict or with those who wish a peace deal or truce. Again, the BBC sets and controls the narrative for the UK public and follows the UK Establishment line. The BBC’s latest coverage has been with the Leader of His Majesty’s Oppositon – Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer – ensuring continuity of the Ukraine narrative and support should he become the next UK Prime Minister.

  9. Robert Barricklow on February 13, 2023 at 8:26 pm

    The only job the Samantha Powers have; ironically,
    is to: Disconnect Power from Responsibility.

  10. marcos toledo on February 13, 2023 at 7:42 pm

    The US of Janissaries is at it again doing the bidding of its masters in London whoever they really are. But then we have a nation with a written Constitution which is not taught in its schools except to those whose mission is to distort or deny its proper meaning welcome to Oceania.

  11. The Son of David on February 13, 2023 at 5:53 pm

    Samantha Power is now in Hungary preparing a regime change operation, though color revolution by funding far left media outlets AKA “independent media”

    hopefully Hungary kicks her and all the US-backed NGOs out before it’s too late

    • kalamona on February 13, 2023 at 6:16 pm

      u know what’s funny Son of David?
      we just do not listen to them anymore.
      Samantha may come and go. the coffee got cooked. no place for sugar.

      • Reka-Agota Kvalsund on February 14, 2023 at 7:39 am

        ” no place for sugar” hahaha, good one! We have some really hot chilly pepper organically grown in Hungary, to put in her coffee. 🙂 😀

  12. Laura on February 13, 2023 at 5:51 pm

    I knew something was up when I saw several clever retreats of Samantha Power’s PR on Twitter.

    “Hungary is the naughty kid in the European classroom.
    Ursula von der Lying can’t enforce ‘discipline’, so the Americans are coming to spread ‘democracy’ there.

    US NGOs in a country are usually the precursor to a coup, aka a ‘color revolution’.

    #Hungary be careful!”

    Good blog Joseph!

  13. Richard on February 13, 2023 at 5:50 pm

    More noise of discontent with well planted political positions taken up by useful idiots. One way to instigate emotive responses while tacking on more noisy megaphones because they made the media sound bites and video designs catch an adrenaline surge or two by unsuspecting folk less informed. A typical and noisy distraction meant to derail anyone paying attention to that ill intended impingement of a sovereign nation by a known aggressor – Again! Infiltration is widespread and interpretations need much work.

    Thus far, it seems the guess work of the politics of that Eurasian continent and its membership is sorely lacking accuracy. Probably by design – Again.

    As for the balloon baloney, it’s probably in the programming. Due to the sensitivity of NORAD instrumentation there likely needed to be tweaking of the programs for what they should alert on and what can be ignored in the skies. In some ways it was almost reminiscent of that Quinn Martin production of “The Invaders,” episode 18 called, “Red Alert.” And how a simple change on reel 9 was meant to alter NORAD’s alert status of an inbound fleet of Invader craft, at such’n’such altitude, at such’n’such velocity, approaching from such’n’such coordinates, at such’n’such times. Might even have been why the [Hollywood] slur from the mainland of the Party of the east by going west.

    Considering how old some of those Cold War tactics and instruments are the sudden increase of military awareness of errant fly-bys might just have been a programming glitch on [reel nine] or something similar. Can’t be scrambling interceptors for every densely packed flock of geese, can they. And then again, not all matters secretive are known by us armchair commandos and politicos to suggest far worse scenarios of current events. No matter how well informed, silence, is certainly noisy and irritating at times.

    Such loudness of narratives these days. It’s better to tame Broca, Wernicke, and the one in the middle of mind to behave for the peacefulness of better. Better than pounding on keyboards with knuckles and elbows, anyway, They’ve gotten more expensive, somehow, to replace out of rage..

  14. kalamona on February 13, 2023 at 3:35 pm

    and of course:
    be a lover and be loved. all that matters.

  15. kalamona on February 13, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    dear Doc!

    it was in 1956. the 1st Ukrainan Front was sent to demolish the Hungarian uprising. do not forget this was the time for the Suez-canal ‘problem’. we got ditched in a very hard manner. they were cruel motherfluxin’ bastards. raped a few tenthousands of ladies thereby. and of course we got our national intelligentsia ‘cured’ of being alive, again. third time in the century.
    we learnt. we fought. we endured. we are here. my grandmother who was born in 1907 told a lot of stories of the last century… and no USSA will make that different.
    and now: we KNOW that. bruised and battered, but we know now. and if it takes the whole country to get awake and be very-very angry: so be it.
    happy to be heard!
    God bless all!

  16. FiatLux on February 13, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    Looks like more battle lines are being drawn up for the War of the League of Cambrai 2.0.

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