Tag: Hungary

Central and Eastern Europe’s Growing Borderlands

Kevin Doremus | @k_doremus

Friends from Slovakia, Romania, Slovenia, and Croatia talk about how in the West they are viewed as “eastern,” but in the East, they are considered western. There is a growing sense in Central and Eastern Europe of people who caught between two different worlds. Today, some migrants who left the region for better opportunities now want to return to what they call “home.” One common variable repeated by ex-expats was that they could not fully identify with the country they migrated to because of differences in historical experience.

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Communism Was Never a Proletarian Revolution

Rafael Augusto B.L. de Oliveira@ancient_scrolls

History has repeatedly shown us that human greed, ambition, and selfishness will never let Karl Marx’s ideas properly work in the real world. When Karl Marx wrote his ideology of communism, he envisioned a world of near-total equality. In other words, this would be a world without any division of classes or inequality. While his ideas looked promising on paper, they did not properly function in the real world. Instead, totalitarian states formed, under which the working class had even fewer rights than before. Unlike capitalism, the workers didn’t even have a slight chance of eventually joining the upper class. Continue reading “Communism Was Never a Proletarian Revolution”

U.S. State Department Admits Plans to Interfere in Hungary’s Democracy

By Owen Heimsoth | USA

Just a few months after U.S. politicians attacked Russia for their alleged interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, the State Department is investing $700,000 in Hungarian media in attack of Viktor Orban. Orban is the current Prime Minister of Hungary.

This funding has been announced by David Kostelancik, the U.S. Chargé d‘Affaires in Hungary. He currently works in the United States Hungarian Embassy in Budapest. On October 18, he was summoned to Hungarian foreign ministry after a speech criticizing Hungarian media policies. He said, “Government allies have steadily acquired control and influence over the media market, without objection from the regulatory body designed to prevent monopolies. Most recently, companies affiliated with pro-government figures acquired control of the last remaining independent regional newspapers.”

Kostelancik also appears to be an open critic of President Trump, attacking “apparent inconsistencies in [US] foreign policy” and remarking that “not every criticism of the government is ‘fake news’.”

According to TheGatewayPundit.com, this could be the work of the so-called “deep state” and George Soros, a Hungarian-American. They say that “Deep state operatives in the State Department despise Orban for his pro-democracy, anti-immigrant positions.”

Orban is the president of the conservative Fidesz party in Hungary. The party is likely to win come the springtime parliamentary elections. Major opposition includes the Hungarian Socialist Party and nationalist far-right party Jobbik.