Comment on the article A new ‘Iron Curtain’ is descending on the EU, and threatens to collapse the project by Jonathan Saxty in The Telegraph 24 November 2020.
25 Nov 2020 4:11PM
Western observers completely lost the plot in Eastern Europe. In Poland, for example, the ruling class remained exactly the same as before 1990. The alleged ‘nationalists’ as a political force are a fabrication. The pre-WWII fabric of the Polish society has been irrevocably destroyed. What you have got, is Communist ruling class doing virtual politics. Politics is completely fake in Poland.
Politics and the entire public life in Poland has not returned to authenticity. What you took for the democratic transition was merely a theatre play. Poland is an evolved Communist regime, where different fake political forces are manufactured, depending on circumstances.
The Catholic church got firmly under Communist control in the first years after WWII. The Polish pope John Paul II was a Communist delegate in the Vatican. You have been told lots of fairy tales.
The last song of the concert was Oka, the anthem of the Polish Communist 1st Division formed in the Soviet Union in 1943. Presented merely as a "Polish song", a gift for John Paul II from the Red Army Choir. Vatican 15 Oct 2004 pic.twitter.com/9Z43Xq4dzy
— Lech S. Borkowski (@LechSBorkowski) June 16, 2020
There has been too much magical thinking.
26 Nov 2020 7:37PM
My parents were long time prisoners of Communist concentration camps in northern Russia post-WWII. My father deserted from the Communist army in 1945 before the oath was taken. The Soviet Communists were killing members of the Polish WWII resistance.
My mother was imprisoned in the camps from 1949 to 1956 for resisting the Communist occupation of Eastern Poland and helping the Polish resistance. Her brother was very cruelly tortured.
I am very proud of my parents.
The fall of Communism in Poland was fake. It was a theatre play to fool people like you.