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christa schneebauer on Sun, 2 Apr 2017 15:34:51 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Hungarian government chasing CEU


After a daytrip to Budapest yesterday and reading all your posts in the
Train in the evening: i went there to see how it feels like After all
the news coverage, and i must say i liked it (as i always did) i was
observing People sitting outside eating delicious food , there were a
lot of nice Events going on (dancing, craftmanship, collective beer
drinking and cycling) sometime in the afternoon i started to feel a
little bit uncomfortable, the whole scenery felt like "Food and Games"
(Brot und Spiele) like the grottenbahn in Linz, like a fair, a faire
tale, and then i asked myself isnt this the Same feeling in Vienna, the
town i live in, without being aware of and without recognizing it ???
this really made me feel incomfortable Greetings from sunny Vienna
Christa


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Am 31.03.17 um 10:31 schrieb Felix Stalder

> Hi Morlock,
> 
> the case is pretty straight forward here. Hungary has an increasingly
> totalitarian government. An "illiberal democracy" as Orban calls
> it. They are systematically dismantling the basis for independent
> thinking. First there was purge in cultural institutions, then tight
> control over media and now one of the last bases with a loosely
> internationalist outlook (as academia has always had) is attacked.
> 
> This is part of a remaking of the mental framework of society, which
> goes has far as removing statues of dead philosophers, simply because
> they were a) Jewish (aka not patriotic) and b) Marxist (aka not patriotic).
> 
> http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/228736/statue-of-gyorgy-lukacs-in-budapest-to-be-removed
> 
> The comparison between Soros and the Koch Brothers is a red herring.
> Multi-level bullshit scheme to justify the totalitarian power grab.
> 
> In this scheme, there always needs to an outside enemy: first it was the
> Roma, then the EU, then the refugees, now Soros. This logic inexorably
> leads to war. Hungary, at least, has only the means to make live
> miserable for its own people. The US, where similar dynamics are at
> play, has the means to make it miserable for everyone.
 <...>

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