Dictators love to adorn public (and not so public) places with their own image. They also tend to distribute in some form the leaders’ little thoughts. Orbán managed to combine the two.
Orbán chose the pandemic to suppress healthcare workers. Their deadline to succumb passed last midnight.
A punk band’s concert video was censored to remove all Orbán-critical content and a band member was allegedly beaten by unknown henchmen outside his home, days after the concert.
In 2020, Orbán seems to have completed the Orbanization of the courts
Orbán’s reaction to the 2019 local election defeat became clear early on: revenge and punishment of renitent cities. And the pandemic lent him an excuse. The worst hit city, and the one getting the full force of Orbán’s wrath, is Budapest.
A village of 3900 people received EU funds equivalent of half of Budapest’s annual budget (population 1.7 million) as a gift for loyalty to Orbán.
What was Janez Janša thinking?
The creepiest quote of the Szájer-scandal (so far)
So they believe their own propaganda and paranoia is now proudly admitted official policy
These two examples come from elementary school textbooks and making the rounds on social media – one more inexplicable than the next.