There has been a lot of talk about Hungary’s prolonged shift towards authoritarian rule by Prime Minister Orbán, Hungary’s fledgling dictatorial regime, Hungarian fascist paratroopers roaming the streets while intimidating Jews and Gypsies, etc. A recent masterpiece documentary by the Swedish public TV channel sums the grim situation up well. (Its broadcasting was carefully timed on the 23rd of October, a Hungarian national holiday, which is the anniversary of the Hungarian anti-Communist revolution and freedom fighting of 1956 .) It’s really well worth watching this gem just a bit. I don’t speak Swedish and, I guess most of my readers don’t either, but it’s definitely fun to try to count the words “anti-Semitism”, “Fascists” and “Fascism”… though only if you’re good at big numbers.
However if this doesn’t entertain you enough then I suggest you should watch this video instead:
Or perhaps read about that how “unprecedented hard work and never before seen government support is proving the skeptics wrong“. In case you want to check out yourself if the Swedish public TV programme or the Japanese American blogger’s video is closer to truth, please do learn eleven things to know before visiting Hungary. Maybe they only forgot to list the 12th item though: you need a swastika tattooed on your forehead in order to survive Hungary.