If the place was a room with just a table and chair in it, it would be worth the admission simply because of its name, the MUSEUM OF TERROR. Terror committed by the Fascists and Soviet Communists. Real terror is that instigated by governments worldwide and today it is blamed on fanatics they create and arm. The 'enemy' of 'freedom' is men in dark suits who 'ask' you to vote for them every so often. And, if she survives long enough to be 'elected', the arch uber-rich satanist herself, Hillary Clinton will take it up a few notches.
In 2016, we are in danger of heading for the prison without bars world of Aldous Huxley. The Budapest museum shows how it was done then in the last century, when things were a little less sophisticated and needed thuggery and brutality to get results. Despite the files created by the secret police on show in the Museum of Terror appearing to be an anachronism, old technology in a distant country, yours exists now as electronic in a 'cloud' accessible from anywhere.
I felt the pain of the thousands murdered by the state, represented by hundreds of images on a very large wall.
Check out the torture cells, the endless video testimonies of regime survivors, the real artefacts from the head of the secret police and his henchmen, the smiling faces of the Soviet puppets, the Nazi uniforms, the tank, the limousine...
It could never happen here.
Coming back from this amazing, breathtaking and inspiring city [thank you my beautiful Vanessa] I still feel a little shaky. Like a somewhat fractured near-death experience, seeing how it was seventy plus years ago, shows what it could be like unless we have a global awakening.
Which we are having.
JS, September 2016.
Your phone has an electronic boarding pass. It tracks you. A bit bulky? How about using the voice dictation software? Or a device that converts thoughts into actions? One that you don't need to remember where you put it? Because it's under your skin. A microchip. Cool eh? Peter Gabor would have been proud. And no, his crime was not that he was Jewish. It was that he ordered the killing and torture of thousands of innocent Hungarians.