October 23 Remembering

At Kossuth-tér (in front of the parliament) not many people heard the speech of Orbán Viktor (prime minister).
Fidesz has always tried to give bigger numbers than reality. Some talked about 250.000 people. That seems a lot. Opposition gatherings had about 20.000 people.

Well, I don’t know. What I can say is this: I wasn’t there.
There you go, says it all.

I have no interest in political gatherings. I would gladly remember Oct 23 but only that (without any political agenda).

Here is what happened according to wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_Revolution_of_1956

The Hungarian Revolution or Uprising[5] of 1956 (Hungarian1956-os forradalom or felkelés) was a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the government of the People’s Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies, lasting from 23 October until 10 November 1956. It was the first serious blow to Soviet control since the U.S.S.R. forces drove out the Nazis at the end of World War II. Despite the fact that the uprising was not successful, it had a large impact and would come to play a role in the downfall of the Soviet Union decades later.[6]

In a small country like this it is absurd and pathetic that we do not (cannot) celebrate together but rather separated (Fidesz, Milla, Jobbik, Mszp, etc…).

How hard is it to celebrate things together?

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About the Author: Chris Kovacs

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P.S.: some of articles are edited and co-written by a mysterious person called Tatjana. But I take all the credit.

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