The agreement, which came into force on 1 October 2021, was signed by Russian Gazprom and Hungarian MVM group during Alexey Miller’s visit to Hungary, and will guarantee Hungary’s energy supply for the next fifteen years.
The Holy Father’s visit was originally planned only to the Slovak Republic, but because of the close vicinity of the two capitals and the ongoing catholic event of paramount importance, he decided to take a short stop and attend the closing Mass in Hungary.
Thousands of years of socio-cultural evolution has made us instinctively inhabit religious thinking patterns, and where actual church dogmas fail to be appealing enough, people start to look elsewhere.
Modern societies that work well are conservative in that they have a strong sense of homeostasis. This is the sense of continually returning to a point of equilibrium. Upsets, changes, drives, and tensions occur along the way.
Boomers are commonly seen by more recent generations in a colder world as having lived lives of
perpetual indulgence—pampered as children by fond parents home from the war, indulged as rebellious students by liberal professors who praised them as ‘the most idealistic generation in history’, enabled to live a hippie lifestyle as employees, thanks to a tight US labour market in a world hungry for US goods.
Unlike the loud and bloody scandal of twentieth-century totalitarian ideologies, today the respect for tradition, continuity, and constancy is vanishing silently, while often attacked and put into the same box with dangerous, truly radical ideas.