The recent deterioration of George Soros’s public image has been astonishing. Following coverage of his subversive operations across the world – including his efforts to destabilise Poland – now even the establishment media have picked up on his destructive activities, with Bloomberg recently covering his plan to marginalise Israel.
Similarly, the list of Soros’s safe havens has also been shrinking dramatically.
Until recently, out of all the EU countries, only his native Hungary had the courage to suggest his carefully crafted image of ‘global philanthropist’ may be a smoke screen. The country’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban pointed out that Soros is acting to destabilise Europe by supporting illegal migrants from the Middle East. Now his hold over Eastern Europe seems to be waning even further with Polish politicians also picking up on his suspicious activity.
Soros has really entrenched himself in Poland over the last three decades, having established the Stefan Batory Foundation (an off shoot of the Open Society Foundation) in Warsaw in 1988, which admittedly initially had some positive input in helping the Polish society out of the Communist sphere of influence.
Even though the more conservative element has always been suspicious of his real intentions, the ruling class has typically come out in his support, culminating in the former President awarding George Soros the highest Polish decoration available to foreigners.
No Polish politician dared publicly criticised Soros until last recently, when the eurosceptic MP Krystyna Pawłowicz levied a number of direct accusations at him.
Professor Pawłowicz is recognised as a close aide of Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of the ruling PiS (Law and Justice) party. Ms. Pawłowicz branded Soros a “supra-national lefty troublemaker” who is “openly and brazenly financing the anti-democratic and anti-Polish element with a view to fight Polish sovereignty and indigenous Christian culture”. She further described his activity as “anti-Polish and violating the principles of the Polish constitution”.
Stressing the covert, revolutionary activities of the global speculator, Prof. Pawłowicz went on to accuse Mr. Soros of promoting “unconstitutional and immoral derailment of the society” and of “financing of any initiatives directed against the current democratically elected Polish authorities”.
Having had a distinguished legal career prior to entering the Polish parliament, inclusive of being a former Constitutional Tribunal judge, Prof. Pawłowicz has been particularly focused on the compatibility of Mr. Soros’s operations with the Polish constitution, and questioned whether his activities are in fact altogether illegal in Poland.
Convinced of George Soros’s negative influence on her country, Krystyna Pawłowicz recently called for the relevant authorities to assess the legality of the Polish activities of, as she phrased it, “this pest”.
She has further demanded that he is stripped of the Commandery with Star of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (one of highest Polish honours, awarded typically to foreigners who have rendered great service to Poland) which was awarded to him in 2012 by the former Polish President Komorowski.
This marks a 180-degree turn in the sentiment towards George Soros in one of the historically most sympathetic countries.