My optimism is legendary, and when I read this afternoon that Viktor Orbán and his friends are building a barricade around the parliament building I felt certain that Viktor Orbán will not be the prime minister of Hungary for long.
Sometimes they destroy barricades, sometimes they build them. Now they are in the building phase. Because they are afraid. Afraid even of those peaceful demonstrators who have been out on the streets with growing frequency.
But barricades don’t help if the trust of the population and the world has been lost. Therefore the coming year will be an important one for the future of Hungary and the Hungarians.
Happy New Year to All of You
Demonstration on Kossuth Square, December 31, 2011
A new beginning
It will be an eventful year, I’m sure, and an exciting one. So, cheer up everybody!