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The Hun­gar­i­an oppo­si­tion’s typ­i­cal, pre­dictable, tra­di­tion­al response to ‘Bewil­dered’ Joe Biden’s instal­la­tion in Penn­syl­va­nia Avenue.

Think, for a moment, about how many feet you have. Yes, in the vast major­i­ty of cas­es, giv­en that humans are bipeds, the chances are that you’ve got two, haven’t you? We all know that the vast major­i­ty of our body parts are mar­vels of mul­ti-task­ing, but the basic role for our feet is, sure­ly indis­putable: they’re there for us to stand on.

We learn to stand when we progress from crawl­ing about the place on the floor to suc­cess­ful­ly walk­ing upright. We learn, we are taught, we are not only encour­aged, but urged by soci­ety to stand on our own two feet. As we grow, as we mature, we learn to stand on our own two feet, both lit­er­al­ly and figuratively.

Most of us. Not all.

For­ev­er repeat­ing their mantra which declares that they are the ones who will ‘save Hun­gary from Orbán’ (and send us to the dark ages as a direct result of non­sen­si­cal pol­i­tics and eco­nom­ic poli­cies), the ‘oppo­si­tion’ are all too aware of their lack of pop­u­lar­i­ty. Whilst derid­ing oppo­nents for being ‘pop­ulist’, they miss the point: pol­i­tics is meant to be pop­ulist. Politi­cians are most effec­tive if a major­i­ty of peo­ple agree with what they are propos­ing to do. That the Left are unable to gain a true foothold in Hun­gar­i­an pol­i­tics is down to the fact that they have always turned their noses up at the elec­torate, being of the opin­ion that the pop­u­lace aren’t worthy.

These are the politi­cians who nod reas­sur­ing­ly with doe eyes when hear­ing tales of reduced means and pen­sions not stretch­ing to cov­er min­i­mal bud­gets, and then turn around and remove the 13th month­ly pen­sion. Lip-ser­vice, noth­ing more.

The Hun­gar­i­an Left have only ever stood on one leg. Their repeat­ed provoca­tive behav­iour, both with­in and with­out par­lia­ment, reveals all that we need to know: they have yet to mature to a lev­el of even want­i­ng to stand on their own two feet. The Leftwaffe’s imma­ture behav­iour pat­terns indi­cate that they’re hap­py to remain at nurs­ery-school lev­el. They’re just not inter­est­ed in a more mature lev­el of development.

There are con­se­quences to their fun­da­men­tal­ly lazy approach to all things in life. Extreme­ly dis­in­clined to do it them­selves, they’d always rather some­one else do the heavy lifting.

Think of the Hun­gar­i­an Sovi­et Repub­lic. Was that an exclu­sive­ly home-grown affair? Of course, it wasn’t. Béla Kun and the rab­ble that fol­lowed him couldn’t gar­ner enough sup­port on their own. The whole thing was organ­ised exter­nal­ly, using for­eign min­is­ter Kun as – hard to believe though it is – poster boy for the Hun­gar­i­an com­mu­nists. The Hun­gar­i­an Com­mu­nist Par­ty itself was set up in a Moscow hotel. Obvi­ous­ly Lenin, con­trol­ling every­thing from the Krem­lin via radio, thought that his new remote­ly con­trolled state would bear suc­cess if peo­ple thought a shifty-look­ing thug in a dodgy suit was in charge of the whole thing.

Béla Kun
Béla Kun For­rás: Wikipédia

That, if any more evi­dence were required, sure­ly proves that Lenin wasn’t just a nasty, ill-spir­it­ed bas­tard who caused more deaths than the plague, but that he was obvi­ous­ly com­plete­ly off his trol­ley, to boot.

But that’s the tac­tic that the Hun­gar­i­an ‘oppo­si­tion’ fall back on time and time again. Too lazy to stand on both of their feet, they pre­fer to mess about in the playpen and sand­pit, call­ing upon exter­nal forces to put their backs into it. The Hun­gar­i­an ‘oppo­si­tion’ dis­like the smell of elbow grease, and so, it’s always some­one else’s shoul­der that they exhort be put to the wheel.

We remem­ber André Goodfriend.

For­rás: Origo/Polyák Attila

When John Ker­ry was Sec­re­tary of State, there was no Unit­ed States Ambas­sador to Hun­gary. What we got was a mem­ber of the 3rd eleven. A can­di­date for fifth pos­si­ble sub­sti­tute, at best.

But the mem­bers of the Hun­gar­i­an ‘oppo­si­tion’ lapped him up. They court­ed him in a man­ner which would ren­der even the most secure of chasti­ty belts null and void. Why? Because they believe, as they always have, that the eas­i­est way for them to assume pow­er is with the assis­tance of an exter­nal pow­er source.

When Trump was pres­i­dent, they recog­nised that there was lit­tle point in try­ing, as far as they were con­cerned, Trump was like the deaf adder that stop­peth his ear. Bowed, but unbeat­en, they spent the Trump years con­tin­u­al­ly appeal­ing to the EU to inter­vene in nation­al pol­i­tics. The EU, hav­ing a bit of a stick up its arse when it comes to Hun­gary, repeat­ed­ly oblig­ed, but as the EU recur­rent­ly reveals itself to be a bro­ken reed in prac­ti­cal­ly every area of life, the Hun­gar­i­an ‘oppo­si­tion’ have been unable to cap­i­talise on the attempt­ed inter­ven­tions of the EU.

But now…Trump has gone, and a con­fused old man has tak­en his place. A bemused old dog fart of a politi­cian, use­ful as a draught exclud­er or a coat rack, but pre­cious lit­tle else.

And as sure as night fol­lows day, the reac­tions of the ‘oppo­si­tion’ revealed, once again, that matu­ri­ty is not their strong suit. Once again, we’re back to the same old game…that of get­ting some­one else to do the hard work. They can’t change things in their own coun­try, so they fawn on oth­ers to do the job for them, even if that means rely­ing on a bewil­dered old soul who lacks the cog­ni­tive skills to tie his own shoelaces.

“…democ­ra­cy will once again be able to stand up to the author­i­tar­i­an, far-right type of open­ly pop­ulist polit­i­cal tendencies.”

Ágnes Kun­hal­mi, MSZP.

“Truth secured a vic­to­ry over lies. And in the future it’ll secure a vic­to­ry in Hun­gary, too.”

András Fekete-Győr, Momen­tum Movement.

“I’m sure that soon Hun­gary will be able to thank them (Biden and Har­ris) in the name of a new peace-pro­claim­ing government!”

Tímea Szabó, Párbeszéd Magyarországért.

The eter­nal­ly unpop­u­lar polit­i­cal oppo­si­tion in Hun­gary are loath to ever try to stand on their own two feet. That’s always been the way – they pre­fer to take the easy route of invit­ing oth­ers in to lay a track to the seat of gov­ern­ment. As we can see from their show of danc­ing atten­dance on the new US admin­is­tra­tion, the tra­di­tion of util­is­ing out­side force to achieve their goals has not been abandoned.

The Hun­gar­i­an ‘oppo­si­tion’ need to grow up and learn to stand on their own two feet. Until that hap­pens, the only thing that we can expect of the ‘oppo­si­tion’ is unpop­u­lar politi­cians push­ing unpop­u­lar poli­cies, des­per­ate­ly keep­ing the pop­u­la­tion at at-least arm’s length, con­vinced that politi­cians are bet­ter than the peo­ple who elect them. That won’t ever work…not unless they con­vince out­siders to help, that is.

That should be avoid­ed at all costs. We’ve seen it before, and we know how it always ends.

For­rás: Dmitri Moor, Long Live the world-wide Red Octo­ber (1920)

It’s time for the ‘oppo­si­tion’ to grow up. It’s time for them to final­ly stand on their own two feet. That said, giv­en their past record I, for one, won’t be hold­ing my breath.

Source: kon​tra​.hu / Gav Duncan