So, just as you know, I continue to move around. Greetings from Budapest
this time! One week in advance I was already worried: I'll be
travelling with lots of things, including books, notes in a rare
language, and so on. I had heard legends of Israeli border controls, and
experienced some of the hell they often give to tourists myself as I
was going to Lithuania for holiday.
A very meaningful step not to allow the neo-Nazis to capitalise on the Church's authority (see the link). But look at this quote: "One should not exaggerate the division between church and state, Novák remarked."
What's this? We've seen priests go political, but when politicians claim to perform 'religious acts' and claim any religious authority, that's more than dangerous.
There is a new gallery opened in Budapest - Prater u. 28. I really recommend to check it out if you are interested in places in the making, which aim at bringing people together and producing trust in a very interesting way. The gallery is in the 8th district, which is known in Budapest as the Roma district. It is very centrally located, but many houses are in a poor condition.
The reason why I was inspired to write about this is in the entry of last week. It seems like I caught a cold, so I'll be breaf, but there is one point that really interests me as a wannabe gender researcher. My colleague Krisztian sent this link as a backgrounder on Magyar Garda.
On July 3rd the Supreme Court of Hungary the Court of Appeal ruled that the neo-nationalist para-military organisation "Magyar Garda"
(Hungarian guard) must be dissolved, as the activities of the
organisation violate the constitution of Hungary. Magyar Garda (further
MG) applied to make a demonstration against the ruling, but the
permission was not given.
I'm in Budapest, and it's really enjoyable to be here in summer and have my very limited knowledge of the Hugarian language rushing back to me. The crisis landscape is the same as in Lithuania - every fourth window or so says "kiado" (for rent).