Intervju: G. M. Tamás

SkriptaTV donosi intervju s mađarskim teoretičarom G. M. Tamásem, koji je bio gost na nedavno održanoj konferenciji “Kolaps neoliberalizma i ideja socijalizma danas” na Subversive film festivalu u Zagrebu. S Tamásem smo razgovarali o ekonomskoj krizi, tranziciji, političkoj situaciji u Mađarskoj i Europi, EU, realsocijalizmu itd.




There’s been a vote in Parliament about the Lisbon Treaty. What happened? There was an unanimous ‘Yes’ vote, without debate. Without debate! I mean, this is more important than the Hungarian Constitution, it has more influence on actual legislation, than the Constitution does. And the whole vote took seven minutes. It …was not mentioned in the press the next day. So, most people in Hungary have not heard of the Lisbon Treaty, most citizens don’t know. And for example, the voters of the Right, suppose that their party, their favourite party, is slightly anti-European, anti-EU. They don’t know, they have voted unanimously in favor of the Lisbon Treaty, giving up Hungarian sovereignty completely. And nobody gives a toss about it. You know, it’s really… So, that’s very characteristic of European affairs. Why debate it, when you don’t have a voice in it, anyway? You can’t change it anyway. So that leads to apoliticism, to depoliticization of the masses, which is very bad indeed. So when people feel that they have no say in public affairs, that can result in their indifference towards anti-democratic developments. So that’s a great risk in the European Union, even if you judge things from the very traditional point of view of bourgeois democracy and bourgeois liberalism, even from that point of view, which is not mine, it’s a dangerous thing.


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