Thursday, 24 November 2011 12:21
All is well that ends well. If we are lucky, the paratroopers will land just in time to take over and György Matolcsy will be barred from all kinds of economic activity. It is not good news if a country needs foreign supervision, but it is more than welcome if one’s own elected government cannot even be trusted to run a buffet. The intervention of the IMF is not at all aggressive. It merely stipulates that, if we are to receive any loans, we had better change our lamebrain economic policy. Of course, if you think that the secret of our economy rests on our huge oil wealth and brandy distillation, you don’t have to meet the IMF. It is very hard to get to know the truth if you are up against a bunch of guys who tell lies for living. It turns out that everything, including the alleged negotiation and agreement with the monetary fund, was a lie. We had a few happy hours, but that came to an abrupt end when the IMF admitted having heard of a certain Mr. Matolcsy. I hope that, from now on, the Government of National Affairs will be modest enough in its criticism and will stop talking about redeeming our country. In a short time, our precious leader managed to plunder the savings of our pensioners, scare away foreign investors by levying surcharges, and, last but not least, he managed to send the Forint into unseen depths. And this is what they call unorthodox policy! In order to achieve their ambition to discredit the country, the boys created a deeply centralized power structure, at the top of which Viktor Orbán is enjoying the absolute powers of a king. Of course, this is all happening for our sakes, so that we can avoid the cuts. I’m afraid we are back to square one. As if starting from scratch again would not be bad enough, we have a clown with dictatorial tendencies as our prime minister, who managed to destroy everything in his path. I think that it is safe to say that we would have been a lot better off with Gordon Bajnai remaining in charge of the economy. This is not what the people empowered Viktor Orbán to do, and I hope that we will draw the necessary consequences. While we are at it, I have to say that I fully share the sentiments of the prime minister about the misuse of power. Engaging in the practice of illegal land swaps that are not advantageous for the state is clearly a crime which should not be left unpunished. I am just curious whether one and a half years of continual malfeasance would merit two million years behind bars?