Friday, January 31, 2014

Quote of the day

"The workers did not believe in anything the communists promised them, because the communists had cheated their promises so often. Under Communism, we should have a share in governing Hungary, but instead we're the poorest people in the country. We're just regarded as factory fodder. The Communists nationalized all the factories and similar enterprises, proclaiming the slogan, 'the factory is yours - you work for yourself.' Exactly the opposite of this was true."

Quoted from a Hungarian worker of the Red Star Tractor factory in 1953. The communist regime was hated so much in Hungary by 1953, that workers' cynicism spread outside the workplace. By this time, workers were ready to destroy the regime and all that it stood for.