reply to post by Skyfloating
As a hungarian I'd like to add some comments:
Even hungarian scientists don't really know the origins of the hungarian language, there are a lots of contradictions and misunderstandings. The
commonly accepted theory is, that we came from the east of the ural mountains, during a long exodus, and the language is originated there.
Some people say, the old hungarian writing system is similar to the sumerian. You can decide it for yourselves:
Old Hungarian script - Wikipedia
This was the official alphabet before the founding of the hungarian state, but then it was abandoned for the western latin alphabet, and all
documents written with the old one have been burned.
I know about people, who even tell, that the hungarians came from Sirius, but this, and the sumerian connection in my opinion is far fetched.
If you Google "Hungarian mythology" you'll find a lots of contradicting theories, but it's something worth to look at.
About life in today's Hungary:
People are extremely ignorant. Reasoning and common sense has been lost, there's rubbish and dirt on the streets, everything made in the last 20
years is falling apart, no day goes by without a corruption scandal or a cop participating some robbery or bribery, everything gets stolen, because
people think that the common property is only theirs. And the worst is, that nobody even cares. Of course, these problems exist in the western world
too, but it isn't tipical there. Probably you have heard about cargo cults in the pacific during WW2, when native islanders built wooden airplanes to
call the skypeople. Well, hungarians are those people with the makeshift plane imitation, trying to imitate the west. Arrogant, selfish, yet unable to
cooperate or trust, and confident about ther superiority. I say this as a hungarian. It's like all the smartness that's missing from the dumb
masses, has been stuffed into a few. To be honest, I don't like to live here, and will leave as soon as I can.
One of the reasons can be, that Hungary has been the passageway to Europe in the last 1000 years. Almost all the time there has been an occupying
force, so Hungary can be compared to a mix of Afghanistan and a 3rd world country in Africa, where the people have lost their capability to think in
perspectives, and only live for today. The last 20 years of this country without an occcupying force hasn't been a success story at all. Civilisation
has degraded as the former "servants" have got the power, and some of the "servants" are trying to be more equal than others. Like in
On the other hand there's Leó Szilárd
, Ányos Jedlik
among many other "martians"