Zsuzsa Hegedűs has changed her mind, she is proud of Orbán and her resignation has now become redundant.
Hegedűs resigned two days ago
The sociologist was convinced by Orbán’s speech in Vienna. In her latest letter, she writes: “I am proud of you”, and “you can count on my help in the future, as you have for the past 20 years”, reports 168.hu.
As we reported two days ago, PM Orbán’s oldest ally, sociologist Zsuzsa Hegedűs, compared Orbán to Goebbels because of his racist speech in Tusnádfürdő and resigned. She had said he went beyond the limits of acceptability and that she believes that Orbán’s rhetoric, which could be described as pure Nazi, is something she cannot forgive the prime minister for, even given their friendship of almost 20 years.
The tables have turned
Orbán, who visited Vienna on Thursday, also referred to his speech in Tusnádfürdő at a joint press conference with Karl Nehammer, saying, “Sometimes I make ambiguous statements, that happens. But I asked the Chancellor to kindly put all this information into a cultural context, because in Hungary these expressions, phrases and the position I represent is a cultural, civilisational position. I would like to reiterate that I am proud of the results that Hungary has achieved in the fight against racism in recent years”.
Zsuzsa Hegedűs reacted to the Hungarian Prime Minister’s words in a new letter published in full by Mandiner on Thursday.
“Dear Viktor! I just read your statement today in Vienna […]. Nothing could have given me greater pleasure than that, because, as I wrote to you yesterday and said everywhere, in 20 years I have never once had the impression that any discrimination or ethnic prejudice could be in your mind.
I also know, from our 20 years of friendship and acquaintance, what this public correction has cost you, so I appreciate your action today even more than the subject itself warrants. So much so, that my first reaction was that by this speech of yours, my resignation was rendered pointless. But more importantly, I still think so, after some reflection, a few hours later, that is to say that I still consider it to be without cause.”
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Source: Mandiner, 168.hu, DNH
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