There were massive protests in Budapest last weekend (2018-04-14). The people were protesting the results of the election a week prior. They were asking for:
In a Facebook post before the rally, organisers called for a recount of ballots, free media, a new election law, as well as more efficient cooperation among opposition parties instead of the bickering seen in the run-up to the vote. (The Guardian)
The organisers of the anti-Orban protests have demanded a recount of all ballots, a new election law, a non-partisan public media, and better organised co-operation among parties opposed to the Fidesz government. (BBC World)
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A friend reminded me of a joke, a communist era classic. The conversation then evolved into trying to guess how many of the people who did not grow up under communism would be able to get it. Whether you can or can’t, here we go; I will explain later: Continue reading →
The following is an open letter to a truly respected friend:
My dear friend,
Let me start by formally congratulating you on your recent induction into the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. I’m sure it was well deserved.
Having that said, I must admit that I found our recent meeting rather disappointing. I would not necessarily share my disappointment with the world if it was not so very typical of conversations that I, and people like me, DO NOT have with you, and people like you. My problem is not the condescending arrogance of your attitude, so very typical of left-liberals, but how that prevents intelligent and decent discussions of any subject.
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Sehr geehrte Frau Merkel!
I am writing to you as a concerned citizen of the Union. I am somewhat puzzled by your actions and I would like to understand your motivations and the reasoning behind them.
Europe and its Union is in its gravest crisis of its existence. You are still not out of the financial one which seems trivial next to the one you created by inviting in possibly millions of ……. well, you don’t even know who. Continue reading →