My comment to the obituary of Laszlo Rajk junior in The Telegraph, Laszlo Rajk, Hungarian architect, set designer and dissident whose father had been a prominent victim of the Stalin-era show trials – obituary, 26 November 2019.
Lech Borkowski 5 Dec 2019 9:27AM
Ridiculous. Rajk senior was a criminal. Period.
Rajk junior led a privileged life. Fake dissident. Published books by T. G. Ash, a great friend of Communists and of an evolving Communism? Timothy Garton Ash is basically an agent of disinformation.
Children of top Communists playing the role of dissidents? Ha ha.
This obituary is indicative of a complete cognitive catastrophe. This is part of a wider approach to the subject of the Communist regimes of Eastern Europe, in which the real victims of Communism are eliminated, with children of top Communists presented as dissidents.
Communism has not collapsed. The most advanced form of dictatorship in history was reformed but not overturned.
Communist organisation of the state is alive and well. My wife Małgorzata Głuchowska, a pianist and piano teacher, was expelled from her job at the State School of Music in Zielona Góra (Państwowa Szkoła Muzyczna w Zielonej Górze, Poland, for political reasons in 2015. The authorities used the Occupational Medical Service to issue a fake medical statement prohibiting her from working in the school, the job she performed so successfully for twenty years. Same as in the Soviet Union.
I was similarly expelled from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań in 2015 for political reasons as well, where I was an Associate Professor of Physics. I was the only faculty member with a western PhD (University of Florida 1995).
My parents were prisoners of Communist concentration camps in the area of Arkhangelsk in northern Russia after WWII. My father deserted from the Communist army under Soviet control on 13 January 1945.
Our family has been targeted and harassed for many years. Changes of government had no effect. Our daughter was targeted in her elementary school as well, in an action parallel to those carried out in our workplaces.