Your values are your interests. And autocracies don’t have values
Now that Orbán’s myth of invincibility is broken, people are suddenly starting to see his shortcomings as a politician.
It will be missed because of Orbán.
After the US has restarted Radio Free Europe’s Hungarian language edition, the German Deutsche Welle also announced to launch Hungarian news services, quoting concerns about media pluralism in the country.
The local authority of Terézváros, a Budapest district, shared data about the pandemic economic damage. 28% of the losses come from the disappearance of tourism and hospitality – 72% come from Orbán’s punishment of opposition cities.
Doctors are working in coats, patients are freezing as one hospital building gives in to the cold. Ministry reassures everyone that it only happens when it’s really cold, once a year.
Nothing says self respect like erecting a statue to the feudal owner of your ancestors on the last dime of your village. Maybe perhaps erecting the statue on debt.
Klubrádió has been the last radio that did not belong to the Orbánist media stable. It has been shut down.
One of the sickest things in Hungary is that people regard it as normal that politicians get rich, that they are rich, and that they become politicians exactly because they want to get rich.
They are just the spectacular tip of the authoritarian control iceberg
There’s nothing like nationalism to squander real resources for imaginary gains – and this case is no different.
Butthurt politicians realize that being silenced is bad. But only when private companies do it.
Steal a country and you get to preach about sovereignty and claim the moral high ground.
Steal a pen and you get busted.