here is a question
what would the policies of a non-racist, non-corrupt, but non-imperial
nation state government in central europe look like: especially concerning
the syrian refugee crisis ?
bearing in mind that such a government has to be popular with its citizens
and be working for the citizens best interests
heath, i take it that in your scenario any moral (or ethical) concerns that
are not "popular" with "citizens" would rank low?
it is my understanding that the government serves its citizens first
how would you define "the citizens best interests"?
all countries and cultures are different, but i would imagine the citizens
of Hungary would value social housing, jobs, health care, security and
justice, retirement benefits and so on
welcoming a small number of refugees could also be valued by Hungarian
and in that scenario, how would you evaluate those phonecalls dictating to
journalists which scare-messages to put in the newspaper (see janos' msg
which started this thread)?
my point is not to become distracted by perceived individual opposition
look at what the system [the government] is actually doing and if we have
a better way of doing it, then lets do it
my suspicion though, is that the Hungarian left can not better the
Hungarian government policy of confronting western imperialism [embodied
by EU or USA]
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