“Just hand in the papers and see what happens!”

Helplessness induced by Byzantine regulations and hostile authorities game-hunting entrepreneurs and struggling citizens. Continue reading ““Just hand in the papers and see what happens!””

You only hear the advice you don’t need

We were in the middle of a translation and the word ‘Izland’ came up. As a native Hungarian I knew it meant the country ‘Iceland’ and moved on without a second thought. Continue reading “You only hear the advice you don’t need”

Love Is For Poor People

“Love is a concept invented by poor people” – wrote Brandon Wade, founder of several sugar daddy websites such as SeekingArrangement.com, WhatsYourPrice.com, MissTravel.com, and SeekingMillionaire.com. But his Hungarian counterpart upped the game describing how rich men keeping young women outside of their marriage is the Christian norm – and it has been for centuries. Continue reading “Love Is For Poor People”

Your Well-Meaning Defense of Scapegoats Actually Helps the Dictator

Scapegoating is a distraction tool. By pouncing on the bait and passionately defending the scapegoats, well-meaning westerners assist the dictators achieving their goal: to distract attention from power grab, the erosion of rights and wholesale corruption.

Scapegoating is not the goal but only a symptom of a predatory regime. You can’t achieve success against these regimes by defending the scapegoats. You need to address the underlying problem the political elite wants to distract attention from.

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Source: ArtPorn Magazine

Just three examples:
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The Men Who Buy Mail Order Brides

In our previous post on the mail order bride (MOB) industry we saw how a country’s EU-membership gives more opportunities to citizens – so they don’t have to sell themselves in such undignified ways.

Now we turn our attention to the beneficiaries of borders: the rent-seeking men who seek to exchange their birth status for mates who would be out of their league in a dating scene of legal equals.   Continue reading “The Men Who Buy Mail Order Brides”

Mail Order Brides Without Borders

Hungarian Women

Country: Hungary
Population: 9,939,470
Ethnicity: Hungarian 92.3%, Roma 1.9%, other or unknown 5.8%
Languages:Hungarian 93.6%, other or unspecified 6.4%
Contraceptive prevalence rate: 80.6%
Obesity – adult prevalence rate: 27.6%
GDP – per capita (PPP): $20,000
Mail Order Brides suitability rating: 2-star mail order brides

“Hungary is a member of the European Union and has a thriving economy. There are few Hungarian mail order brides. Hungary is not recommended as a top country to search for a mail order bride, although it is a country of interest for many foreign women from poor countries who wish to immigrate to a more prosperous country.

We recommend that you consider countries with a 3-star rating or higher to find the international woman of your dreams, for romance, love, and marriage, as these countries will provide more of an abundance of beautiful young women that wish to meet you.”

–recommendation about potential mail order brides from Hungary

The mail order bride industry is not a Hungarian issue but it makes you, the individual, appreciate the opening of borders. It should make you think before bashing the EU.
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