But now the issue was that those who should be protecting the government and also us were demonstrating against the government’s policies. The irritation of those working in the fire brigades, police and army has been growing since 2006. This is why the situation is worse now.
It is not our desire, and also we think that it would be the country’s tragedy if any democratically elected prime minister would need to get out of power just because of the crowd’s protestation, i.e.: if he was not let go on lawful basis.
We cannot forget the simple principle of politics, according to which there is no such system that only does good to everybody. There is no such society in which everybody feels good at all times, and in which every action will make everybody better off. The current government, and also many of the protestors, actually forgot about this simple principle. The prime minister believes because he wants to believe.
It is as if the prime minister believed that if he repeats himself many times and uses his words as a mantra, this will actually convince him and the people that nobody will be worse off even after sizeable austerity measures. On the contrary.
Now, it simply does not exist. And if there is no such policy – and there is not any! – that will leave everybody better off, then there is no such policy either, which is capable to govern a country for long if it conflicts with everybody. It did not work for Mr. Gyurcsány, and it will not work for Mr. Orbán either.
This is why Fidesz’s Hungarian „revolution” is viewed with growing dislike from abroad. And Mr. Orbán gets booed with „get lost!”, just like it happened yesterday. And if he goes, what is it then? We will be left with all the problems brought upon us.
Editorial, Népszabadság, May 7. 2011.
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