About alt facts

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Just came back from Budapest, and I wanted to share something with all of you dear followers. While walking in the city center, we stumbled upon this memorial that is supposed to represent the invading Germany (the evil eagle) and the Hungarian people (represented by the archangel Michael) based on Germany’s invasion in 1944. For those that do not know or do not remember, Hungary was Germany’s ally and one of the first countries to organize the deportations of jews to the concentration camps. I did not take a picture but in front of this statue there are photos of Auschwitz prisoners, letters, and candles of people denouncing what they consider the government’s intention as wrong. This monument was built overnight in 2014 because the government KNEW what it was doing, and that was/is to rewrite history. 

The memorial is open to interpretation, people in favor of the current government will say otherwise.
However, what I wanted to share was that traveling should open our eyes, things are changing and we must be vigilant in order to not let alt facts modify the world.



Acabo de regresar de Budapest, una ciudad super bonita! Sin embargo, quiero compartir con ustedes algo que vi y que me hizo reflexionar bastante. Ibamos caminando y nos encontramos con este memorial sobre la invasion de Alemania a Hungria en 1944. El aguila malvada es Alemania y el arcangel Miguel el pueblo hungaro. Obviamente, el significado de este memorial esta abierto a miles de interpretaciones, pero la que mas sobresalio es aquella en la que el gobierno quiere cambiar la historia. Porque Hungria fue un aliado de Alemania y uno de los paises que deporto a miles de judios a los campos de concentracion… dicen que los soldados alemanes fueron recibidos con flores y no con balas. El gobierno construyo esta estatua bajo el mas grande secreto en el 2014, porque sabia lo que iba a provocar. Cuando viajamos no hay que cerrar los ojos y solo admirar lo bonito que es la ciudad: los invito a pararse, a leer, a investigar, porque ver otros paises nos permite ver al mundo, y en este mundo, hoy en el 2017, los alt facts y las mentiras quieren ganar. No los dejemos!

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