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Re: <nettime> Hungarian government chasing CEU
Brian Holmes on Sat, 1 Apr 2017 13:24:41 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Hungarian government chasing CEU

On 03/31/2017 11:26 AM, Morlock Elloi wrote:
The proposed evil-ness of the ruling party does not automatically make
its opponents angels.

The evilness is not just proposed but real: a tightly structured
political oligarchy distributing the profits of a highly repressive
state. The point of the opposition is not to be angels but to resist,
to get back into power and to make a better future.

Soros is the liberal answer to the Kochs, for sure. Like them, he
spends private money in ways that seek to change society. In a better
world (one without such huge concentrations of wealth) we would do
without such people. But today it's war, and in war you need allies.
There is no doubt that the "open society" is a more positive horizon
for social development than the updated fascism of the Orban clique,
or the libertarian fascism which is now resetting the agendas of the
American right-wing billionaires.

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