Mogyoród children military camp is getting more popular among Hungarian kids

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Mogyoród military camp for kids is getting more popular each year; this year organizers had to add extra sessions to the regular classes to meet the growing demands. During the one week session kids learn various military disciplines – for instance, they learn how to use guns and how to operate communication devices. They practice combat exercises, night raids and are instructed how to keep their environment clean and organized.

Coordinator of the military camp Zsolt Horvath said to MTI that he had started the training camp project eight years ago with eight children attending the first session. The following year the camp attracted 14 participants and the camp's popularity has been growing ever since.

This year's summer session attracted 420 kids. Training sessions are organized at the fall, winter and spring school breaks as well.

Kids are instructed by members of the Hungarian Armed Forces.

One of the aims of the training camp is to introduce kids to the era when military service was mandatory in Hungary.

The training camp is open to kids in age group of 11-18-years. Besides practicing basic military drills children also receive information about career opportunities in the Hungarian Armed Forces. Many of the former campers are already attending military high school, and one of them joined the Hungarian armed forces said the organizer of the camp.

Training sessions are conducted by officers of the Ludovica Battalion, officers of various correctional institutions and National Tax and Customs office staff.

The day in the camp starts with two-hour formal exercise, followed by workshops conducted in the morning and afternoon hours where kids receive basic health training as well; they also learn about weapons and practice trench digging.

Children are trained how to use gas masks and how to navigate in the field. They practice shooting by using sub-machine guns and blank ammunition. At the end of training session all attendees pass an exam, which include two parts, practical drills and theoretical tests.

The children military camp is extremely popular even among children of families living abroad. Participants are coming from Germany, Ireland, and this year one kid has come from Dubai.

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EU Advisors Advocate use of Military Against Strikes and Protests

Experts at a European Union (EU) think-tank are demanding that the EU prepare to put down strikes and protests with military force. Due to the deepening social inequality in a globalised economy and growing military conflicts within the EU’s borders, such outbursts will inevitably increase.

In the study by the European Union Institute for Security Studies, the authors bluntly state that in the face of these developments, the army will have to be used increasingly for policing duties to protect the rich from the anger of the poor.
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To illustrate these “vertically asymmetric tensions,” Ries presented a diagram of social inequality. At the top are the transnational corporations, the “global fortune 1,000,” or the 1,000 companies with the largest revenue. He calculated that as a percentage of the global population they amount to 0.1 percent, almost 7 million people. He sees a much larger contingent among the hundreds of millions of the global population starving. They are right at the bottom of his diagram.
For the inevitable social, economic and political conflicts which would emerge from this inequality, he recommended that the EU enter a “symbiosis” with the global corporations. The power of these companies “in the areas of technology and economy is constantly growing, while they are also winning influence in other areas. But they need the state and the state needs them.”

With the financial crisis, the state had already fulfilled its part in the “symbiosis.” The population had been burdened with the banks’ debts, and the living conditions of the working class had been attacked and undermined.
...By “functional defects,” Ries means the social consequences of the global profit system, just as much as the wars which are led to secure its maintenance. But these are both fundamental components of the capitalist system, forcing ever greater numbers of people into poverty or to become refugees. The shielding of the rich from the poor is described by Ries as a “loser’s strategy,” i.e. a strategy against the losers of the system. Although it was “highly morally questionable,” there would be “no way around it if we are not capable of overcoming the origins of this problem.”

Ries sums up the social outlook of the ruling class with his remarks. It is prepared to do anything to defend its privileges and riches against the opposition of the population.

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