The Fall of Saddam’s regime, WTC, Abu Ghraib and wars..on a playground. This could be the keywords of Serj Tankian’s video, called Empty Walls. Seriously, the above mentioned tragedies are traumas that have to be re-enacted from time to time to ease some kind of a general pain? Or – as they are more available in the Western part of the world -could they be seen as either the representations of shame (from the part of the anti-war protesters) or a radical and malignant message from the Others? (i.e People that are not us ,meaning not believing the same ideologies)
In Popular Culture, you might have noticed the manifestations of these happenings: think of Saddam’s appearance in South Park, just as the WTC has been depicted in the very same series.
So, maybe the Hungarian tragic happenings of 1956 is the core of the contemporary socio-political disturbances on the streets,as this trauma has not been processed by the Hungarian people. (I would say, this memory has more or less repressed)