Today is Karl Marx‘s birthday (born 1818). Marx gave the world communism and in return I offer this postcard. It is from my trip to Budapest, Hungary.
After the fall of communism there, various statues and public artworks commemorating events and figures of communism were removed (sometimes violently by the public) from their original locations and moved outside of town. The statues can now be visited at Memento Park.
We got the following postcard from our visit there:
This was such a unique place and postcard that I wanted to keep it, so I sent it to our cat.
“Hello Commrade Tabitha. Greetings from Statue Park, Budapest. We spent today learning about Communist Hungary. Let me tell you, cats like you would not have been able to lounge about all day eating cat-treat bon-bons! No, they were forced into hard labour chasing away Capitalist Pigs and rooting out Rat Traitors! Disloyal layabouts like you were sent to communist North Korea – and you can imagine what happened there! Live and learn!”