i proudly present that we moved in and don’t wanna leave the university building in budapest until the government starts listening to us! NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US!
the last week the government announced that in spite the previous promises they made, they want to include in the constitution the contract that students have to sign that obligates students to work in Hungary after graduation twice as long as they studied in high education. first of all this is against the EU laws that allows every EU citizen to work anywhere in the member countries. the so called reforms include the change of the whole application system, which is terribly unfair with the now graduating high-school students. the withdrawal of major financial supports causes the dismissal of high number of university employees as well. teachers, professors and students keep demonstrating together hoping that democracy will win at the end.
the aim of the demonstrator is to form a forum and commence the real dialogue with the decision makers and force them to consider our needs and will and make education available for even broader social classes . we want to live and work in our home land but not because we are forced to but because we can! we want the government to make us stay by providing employment and a way to use our skills and talents.
the forums we organise at the university day by day give an opportunity to everyone to practice our democratic rights to make our own and our country’s future better.
i personally hope that the government will change this attitude before we have to take desperate and more radical moves. wee want real democracy that is not only for the good of the members of the parliament but for each citizen. we want SOLIDARITY regardless of age, race, sex, level of education. these things make us culourful but not more or less important!
i couldn’t find any title that could describe this picture… nor the feelings that made me draw it. this is one of my professors and we just call him the Datk Lord behind his back. he is absolutely evil and absolutely genius.
he teaches British and American Political Systems… does it matter after all?!
The Garden Seat
Its former green is blue and thin,
And its once firm legs sink in and in;
Soon it will break down unaware,
Soon it will break down unaware.
At night when reddest flowers are black
Those who once sat thereon come back;
Quite a row of them sitting there,
Quite a row of them sitting there.
With them the seat does not break down,
Nor winter freeze them, nor floods drown,
For they are as light as upper air,
They are as light as upper air!
maybe this is a srtange topic from a young girl in her early 20s. but i kept thinking about this poem… how much it scares me – and maybe others too – to look at death. this is what this poem makes easier but it doesn’t let us forget that it is about us. it uses a distant picture, an old garden seat, that is broken and seems to be dying. but it is all about humans in the darkness crying for consolation that comes from the grave, comes from those who passed already away. it gives hope to men that our lives are not meant only for this few decades we spent on earth. we are created for more and this is what keeps us moving. a touch from the after-life, a glance at eternity.
actually i have no idea why is this connected to the topic in my head but i loved listening it during i wrote this post. so i thought someone might enjoy it as well…. or might not. i admit my taste in music is really WEIRD!
i cannot actually give a reason why. probably because it is associated with the feeling of looking upon something majestic. the feeling when everything else, everything ordinary loses importance and i’m gazing and gazing; it is no longer outside of me. i am the blue sky, i am the valley, i am the endless ocean. time stops and i become part of something eternal. this moment is going to be mine forever. no matter what i saw, a wonderful work of art or anything captivating in the nature, even if it is terrific, hideous.
so behold! here is the miracle, here are the wonders. not just your eyes but your soul connents to the sight. this deep yearning is satisfied now because there is always a need for the thing we call art. but what i call art is more than a painting or a poem. it is everything that holds beauty, that inspires the spirit, and tells mankind that life is magic.
as i was looking for an idea or topic for today’s photo i couldn’t come up with anything good. finally i took my Serbian dictionary opened up and pointed at a random word. it was izaci – изаћи – it means to exit or rise (Sun, Moon)
so i decided to try shooting some nice pictures in the sunrise. this was early dawn so i looked up the time of the sunrise – 7:29am – and headed to the nearby train station. unfortunately the sun was invisible all day long because of the thick fog. so i tried something else.
i guess now it is obvious why i wait so desperately for the summer. though i live in Hungary i have mediterranean blood and cannot wait for the summer.
but should really small things like cold wind and darkness upset me this much? or i can just make up my mind and start doing what i can until the summer comes with its brightness and joy.
i don’t know if this has ever happened in the history ever. the hungarian students gave an ultimatum to the government. the prime minister, the minister of education and other politicians were invited to the forum today but they other – probably more important – things to do. for example to participate the golden ball awards in Zürich, Switzerland.
today the hungarian universities opend again. they were closed in the last two weeks, this was the so called “coal holiday” that older generation might know from the Rákossi era, the darkest hours of communism in the 1950s. and the reason is the lack of money for the heating of the buildings.
none of the students’ claims were fulfilled since the middle of december when the demonstrations started; contrary the answer of the government was to abolish the state scolarships at the university of economics and law. this act includes 16 subjects which are the most popular ones and lst year 48% of the graduated high school students applied for one of these!
today Rózsa Hoffmann state secretary for education came up with one great idea. let’s make latin language a mandatory subject in high scools!
the deadline is 8th of february. if there aren’t gonna be any radical and positive changes the demonstrations will continue.