Billionaire investor and political activist George Soros’s Salvation Foundation (Fundacja Ocalenie), which has joined a network of radical left-wing organizations named “Abolish Frontex”, is now accusing the Polish government of inhumane treatment of migrants located on the Belarusian side of the Polish-Belarusian border.
The “Abolish Frontex” network have demanded the dismantling of EU borders, and some of its members have even attacked NATO for its stance on Russia and China. Soros has spoken about the need for Europe to abolish its borders in the past and actively spends millions every year to fund pro-migrant NGOs and lobbying groups. The billionaire has directed his ire at conservative governments such as those from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán that have been active in pushing for a secure European border and a reduction of migrants from outside the EU.
“[Orbán’s) plan treats the protection of national borders as the objective and the refugees as an obstacle. Our plan treats the protection of refugees as the objective and national borders as the obstacle,” said Soros in 2015. In the same year, he demanded that Europe accept 1 million asylum seekers per year into the “foreseeable future”.
The Salvation Foundation in Poland has ramped up its attacks against the Polish government following the migrant crisis at the Belarusian border. According to a report from Polish news outlet Gazeta Polska weekly, the foundation also claims that food, medication, and water have been denied to the migrants.
The Salvation Foundation has backed actions by opposition Polish MPs who tried to break the cordon of border guards protecting the border.
The foundation, whose activities overlap with the weaponizing of migrants carried out by the Lukashenko government, is now active in the “Abolish Frontex” network. The network calls for the abolishment of EU’s border Frontex agency, the stopping of all deportations and/or detention of migrants, full rights to welfare for migrants, and the demilitarization of borders.
One of the affiliated Dutch organizations actually calls for the burning down of migrant detention centers. Another opposes criminalizing the sex trade.
The “Abolish Frontex” network uses Marxist terminology accusing Europe of being founded on colonialism, slavery, and exploitation.
The Salvation Foundation has undergone a significant transformation during the years it has operated. Back in the 1990s, it concentrated on helping Chechen war refugees. In 2006, however, under the new leadership of Piotr Bystrianin, it began to attract funding from the Soros Open Society Foundation and to work with LGBT groups such as “Queer Tour”.
In 2020, the foundation campaigned for abortion on-demand and backed the “Abortion Dream Team” that facilitates the killing of unborn children. The foundation calls the present elected Polish government a dictatorship and claims people are fleeing Poland because of human rights abuses.
Title image: Poland has been reinforcing its border with Belarus – also part of the EU’s eastern border – after thousands of migrants from Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere tried to illegally enter the country. (AP images)