Fałszywi dysydenci, czyli rosyjski projekt państwowy

Komentarz do artykułu Now is the moment for Berlin to show Russia some backbone, Berlin powinien wreszcie pokazać Rosji, że ma kręgosłup, Mark Galeotti, The Telegraph, 18 stycznia 2021. Wersja angielska: Fake dissidents.

Lech S Borkowski comment in The Telegraph 18 January 2021
Lech S Borkowski komentarz w The Telegraph 18 stycznia 2021

20 Jan 2021 8:30AM

Nawalny jest rosyjskim projektem państwowym. Kampanie antykorupcyjne należą do kategorii krytyki nieistotnej. Nie ujawniają niczego naprawdę ważnego. To jest sposób Rosji na powiedzenie: “jesteśmy tacy jak wy, towarzysze, tylko po prostu u nas jest tego znacznie więcej”.

Rosja produkuje fałszywych dysydentów. Jest to ich sposób kontrolowania narracji. Zachodni korespondenci dostają opowieści gotowe do druku, niekończące się opery mydlane prowadzące donikąd.

Podobne metody stosuje się w innych częściach bloku wschodniego, także wśród obecnych członków UE i NATO.



EU Parliament ignores victims of Communist methods

Comment on the editorial The Times view on Russia sanctions: Punishing Putin, 23 February 2021.

Lech S Borlowski comment The Times 23 February 2021
Lech S Borlowski comment in The Times 23 February 2021

Polish authorities used the service of occupational medicine service against my wife in 2015. They manufactured fake medical statement to expel her from the job of pianist and piano teacher at the State School of Music in Zielona Góra. This was done with the approval of the government. We have detailed evidence, including sound recordings, which are now available on Youtube. My wife was accused by a psychologist of having unspecified delusions. She was forced to visit a psychologist twice as part of a routine occupational medicine checkup under threat of losing her job.

Earlier, we wrote many letters to state officials pointing out violations of law and human rights during an intense campaign against our family which went on for years. We have notified the members of the European Parliament several times. They ignored us. We have also contacted human rights organisations who have remained silent.

Europe likes declarations about human rights but hates to engage with the victims and actually do anything.

My family members, including my parents, all Polish citizens, were prisoners of Communist concentration camps in northern Russia after WWII. There is space at the European Parliament for members of Communist totalitarian organisations but there is no space for victims of Communist methods in a European Union country.



Work experience

Comment on the article The Uber ruling is meddlesome over-regulation – which will ultimately backfire by Morgan Schondelmeier in The Telegraph, 19 February 2021.

Lech S Borkowski comment The Telegraph 19 February 2021
Lech S Borkowski comment in The Telegraph 19 February 2021

19 Feb 2021 8:43PM
I doubt the author worked at the lowest rungs of the gig economy. She does not seem to have contacted the Uber workers themselves. She ‘thinks’ she can write on behalf of everyone else without actually trying to do this kind of job herself or without gathering opinions from Uber employees.

When I came to London in 2016 I needed a job quickly. I came because I was fired from a university in Poland where I was an associate professor of physics. My pianist wife was fired from her job at the state school of music. Our family has been targeted for political reasons for a very long time. We were in debt and at high risk of losing our flat in Poland, on which we still pay mortgage.

Although I do have high qualifications and a PhD from an American university, nobody was waiting for me at the Victoria bus terminal, where I arrived one June morning. There was no welcome committee and no red carpet. Even the room I reserved before leaving Poland was suddenly not available.

In my first job I was cleaning restaurants at night. I was employed by a Belgian restaurant chain with significant presence in central London. My basic rights were violated. I was not paid for transport between restaurants and for the time spent moving from one location to another. I read the law regulating workers pay in these circumstances and it was clear the company violated the law. No one, however, was willing to listen. My Lithuanian partner and I were eventually terminated after 99 nights of working continuously without a time off. We were offered a night off once a week or so, but not a week off after several weeks of continuous work. Our proposal made more sense because it would give us time to travel and visit family. One night off a week would only disrupt our body clock without providing any benefit. We received some of the money owed several months later after I sent an email detailing the amounts the company owed us and tbe basis of our calculation.

The overall experience was humiliating.

In my next job I was a self-employed leaflet distributor. Theoretically, I was a subcontractor to a leaflet distribution company. However in reality we were employees. Each day we had to show up at a specific location somewhere in London at a specific time and we had nothing to say about it. You either accepted it or you didn’t get the job. Starting time was not negotiable even if you were to appear on the outskirts of London at, say, 6 a.m. because the job was far outside London and the supervisor was not willing to delay starting time. It takes couple of hours to get through London in those circumstances. We worked under strict supervision. Each shift supervisor was also self-employed. He/she was telling us what the company wanted from us. Ridiculous, isn’t it? Although he or she was representing the company, he/she was not a company employee.

I was forced to come to work in a sporting outfit although it was not making me work any better or faster. It was actually less convenient. At some point we were filmed jogging while delivering leaflets. I did not express my consent to be filmed. This was apparently done to impress some customers. Both being filmed and forced to jog was humiliating. There was not much choice, however. Expressing a critical view resulted in being summoned to the office in west London, where they made you wait for half an hour before being reprimanded. To show you how insignificant you are. Totally humiliating and a huge waste of time.

The company wanted to project the image of people doing the job for fun and making some money at the same time. Their logo pictured a jogger. They were viewed very positively during the company predentation in a tv program a few years back. The reality is different.

Then there was bullying and other inconveniences. So I was sometimes bullied on behalf of the company by another self-employed contractor. Ridiculous. There were also slave-like situations, when we were sitting in a car somewhere outside London and nobody could say how long the situation would last. This was a resulf of someone’s poor planning and we were not paid for the time spent waiting.

The company did nothing to help you with your physiological needs. In this job you walk continuously for 6-8 hours. What if you have a physiological need? It is your problem. You start and finish by a predetermined time. Toilet breaks are not part of the schedule and it is entirely up to you how you solve the problem.

How many jobs of this kind has the article’s author done herself?

You can contact me via Twitter, if you need more information.



Rees, Navalny, Colston, Dzerzhinsky

Comment on the article Marvin Rees: ‘When my pal Alexei Navalny is free, I’ll give him a grand tour of Bristol’ by Matthew Campbell in The Sunday Times, 14 February 2021.

Lech S Borkowski comment The Sunday Times 14 February 2021
Lech S Borkowski comment in The Sunday Times 14 February 2021

In the June 8, 2020 article in the Evening Standard Marvin J Rees was quoted to have said

“My concern though is that racism is tackled not just by pulling down statues in symbolic moments – it’s stitched into the system. It’s the systematic exclusion of people from opportunity and power.”

This was after the statue of Colston the slave trader was toppled in Bristol.

This systematic exclusion of people from opportunity and power is a fact in Eastern Europe. The statues of Dzerzhinsky are standing in Russian cities, some erected recently. Contemporary Russia is built on terror and genocide. Navalny has no problem with that. Corruption is a nonessential issue in Russia. It is an ersatz story.

Mr Rees, you can meet me. I have a PhD in Physics from an American university and I will tell you how the systematic exclusion from opportunity and power is carried out in Eastern Europe. I will also tell you how my pianist wife and I were expelled from our jobs in Polish state educational institutions for our beliefs and simply for who we are.



Fake political conflict

Comment on the article Polish media stage blackout over advertising tax they say will harm press freedom by Maria Wilczek in The Times, 10 February 2021.

Lech S Borkowski comment in The Times 10 February 2021
Lech S Borkowski comment in The Times 10 February 2021

This is a fake, staged conflict. Both the media and the government are the same ruling class and both recruit from the same Communist ruling class. Neither has Communism collapsed in Poland nor has there been a return to authenticity in public life.

The westerners can’t wrap their heads around the concept of a fake political conflict played out in public with the aim to control the narrative. It is like a fixed match in sports. Competition can also be fake in business.

Keyword: provocation.



Media footprint

Comment on the article Kremlin plans new law to block Alexei Navalny’s wife from running in Russia’s election in September by Marc Bennetts in The Times, 10 February 2021.

Lech S Borkowski comment The Times 10 February 2021
Lech S Borkowski comment in The Times 10 February 2021

The story is laughable. The Russian regime does not need any laws to act and get things done. The talk about a special law to prevent someone from running for office means that person is part of the regime. If the regime considers you a threat in any way, they eliminate you with the smallest legal and media footprint possible, preferably none. The whole Navalny affair is a comedy played mainly for external consumption. The polit-soap opera fills journalistic quotas nicely without providing anything useful.

Production of fake opposition is a very old concept in Eastern Europe but for some reason the media fail to report it.

The modus operandi of the state is different and I would not expect to read about it on the pages of The Times.



Comedy International

My comment on the article Alexei Navalny has prisoner of conscience status revoked by human rights group Amnesty International by Marc Bennetts in The Times, 24 February 2021. I posted the text in the readers comments under the article on the newspaper website, where it was immediately blocked and later deleted.

Lech S Borkowski comment in The Times 24 February 2021
Lech S Borkowski comment in The Times 24 February 2021
Lech S Borkowski comment in The Times 24 February 2021 blocked
Lech S Borkowski comment in The Times 24 February 2021 was immediately blocked

The comedy continues. Amnesty International has also failed to discover Dzerzhinsky statues in Russia, as well as streets and
cities named after him. I haven’t noticed Navalny or anyone else
in Russia protest against their presence. Did Amnesty ask why
Russian ‘dissidents’ keep their mouths shut when it comes to the
issue of Communist crimes?

Navalny is a state-run project. Promoting corruption as the main
issue in a state formed on Communist genocide is an obvious
diversion. The genocide is obviously a taboo both inside Russia
and among Amnesty activists.

Also, I would like to remind Amnesty, that we informed them
about the case of Małgorzata Głuchowska in Poland, pianist and
piano teacher, who was removed from her job in 2015. During a
routine checkup by the service of occupational medicine, Polish
authorities subjected her to two humiliating visits to a
psychologist under the threat of losing the job at a state
institution. They fabricated a fake statement signed by the
psychologist and physicians of occupational medicine, claiming
that she was unable to do her job anymore. She was the best
piano teacher in the State School of Music in Zielona Góra. Her
students had won most prizes at national and international piano
competitions. Earlier, we wrote many letters to state authorities
in Poland, exposing their violations of law and human rights.
We have published on Youtube the sound recordings of my wife’s
conversations with the psychologist. Firstly, the very idea of the
state forcibly subjecting someone to a visit to psychologist is
clearly totalitarian. Secondly, if someone is unfit for continuing in
their job it is the psychologist, the occupational medicine
physicians participating in this operation, as well as authorities in
the government and in the prosecuting office who covered up and
protected the immediate perpetrators.

I invite Amnesty and other human rights organisations to get
enganged with our case. Step out of your artificial bubble and see
the real world.

The campaign against our family went on for years. We informed
many people in different countries but so far no one in the media
or the aforementioned organisations came forward with a request
for contact and more information.



Polska Wikipedia i wywiad komunistyczny

Komentarz do artykułu Wikipedia has transformed knowledge – so why is it still looked down on?, Wikipedia dokonała transformacji wiedzy – dlaczego zatem wciąż patrzy się na nią z góry?, Simon Ings, The Telegraph, 10 stycznia 2021. Wersja angielska: Polish Wikipedia and Communist intelligence.

Lech S Borkowski comment The Telegraph 10 January 2021
Lech S Borkowski, komentarz w The Telegraph 10 stycznia 2021

Autor artykułu reprezentuje entuzjastyczne podejście do Wikipedii.

Cytat z artykułu:

Dariusz Jemielniak (autor pierwszej etnografii Wikipedii, Common Knowledge?, w 2014 r.) podkreśla stronę zabawową całego przedsięwzięcia. To chyba jedyny powód, dla którego naukowcy jej unikają. “Kiedy jesteś żołnierzem, niekoniecznie spędzasz wolny czas grając w paintball z kolegami.”

Na swojej stronie internetowej Jemielniak z dumą cytuje słowa pochwały, które otrzymał od Zygmunta Baumana, zmarłego socjologa, byłego oficera politycznego (politruka) w armii komunistycznej i członka Polskiej Partii Komunistycznej i komunistycznego wywiadu wojskowego. Bauman sam używał tekstów Wikipedii, nie podając źródła, co zostało opisane w artykule “Problematic elements…”, PW Walsh i D Lehmann (2015). W tym kontekście porównanie naukowców do żołnierzy nie jest takie dziwne.

Pewnego dnia w 2015 roku ktoś, kogo nie znałem, przysłał mi e-mail z informacją, że właśnie powstała strona Wikipedii z moim imieniem i nazwiskiem. Wyraziłem sprzeciw. Pomimo to strona została utworzona. Było to 28 października 2015 roku. Następnego dnia otrzymałem pismo kończące moje zatrudnienie na Wydziale Fizyki Uniwersytetu Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu.

Jak się okazało, strony Wikipedii wszystkich tzw. samodzielnych pracowników naukowych na Wydziale Fizyki zostały utworzone w tym samym czasie. Było to niezwykłe z co najmniej kilku powodów. Informacje zamieszczone na tych stronach były trywialne i na ogół kopiowały to, co może pojawić się na stronach wydziałów akademickich. Było również jasne, że niektóre zdania użyte w opisach zostały wybrane nie w celu przedstawienia osoby, ale dla podkreślenia, że jest “jedną z wielu”.

Sprawdziłem, że inne wydziały uniwersyteckie i wydziały fizyki innych uczelni w Polsce nie zostały potraktowane w ten sposób. Coś znaczącego wydarzyło się zatem tego dnia w polskiej Wikipedii. Kiedy w 2019 roku poinformowałem o tym osobę z zarządu Wikipedii, zostało to zignorowane.

Moja osoba i fakt, że zostałem zwolniony z Wydziału Fizyki Uniwersytetu Adama Mickiewicza, były jedynymi powodami utworzenia prawie stu stron Wikipedii dla osób z Wydziału Fizyki.

Niedługo potem moja żona pianistka została zwolniona z pracy nauczyciela fortepianu w Państwowej Szkole Muzycznej w Zielonej Górze na podstawie fałszywego dokumentu sfabrykowanego przez państwową służbę medycyny pracy. Władze od lat prowadzą intensywną kampanię nękania i nękania naszej rodziny. Teraz postanowiły wyeliminować nas z pracy.

Trzeba pamiętać, że strony Wikipedii znajdują się wysoko w wynikach wyszukiwań internetowych. Gdyby ktoś gdzieś szukał Lecha Borkowskiego fizyka, to z pewnością wyszukiwanie to zostałoby odnotowane przez odpowiednie oprogramowanie wyszukiwarki. I rzeczywiście, jakiś czas później mogłem zaobserwować, jak rosły statystyki oglądalności strony Wikipedii z moim nazwiskiem, kiedy tylko byłem bardziej aktywny w kontaktach z innymi ludźmi. Wikipedia służy po prostu jako gigantyczne urządzenie do prowadzenia nasłuchu. Gromadzone przez nią informacje umożliwiają identyfikację osób poszukujących określonych słów kluczowych i miejsc, w których te osoby się znajdują.

Polska Wikipedia nie ma nic wspólnego ze swoim angielskim odpowiednikiem, pomimo wspólnej nazwy. Jest ona używana do celów sprzecznych z głoszonymi oficjalnie. Jest to medium społeczne i doskonałe narzędzie sprawowania władzy. Kontrola informacji i opowiadania historii (w sensie ogólnym) należą do najbardziej podstawowych instrumentów władzy. Osoby kontrolujące polską Wikipedię są dobrze zorganizowane. Istnieje duże podobieństwo do działań komunistycznego wywiadu, zarówno w kraju, jak i poza nim.

To nie przypadek, że wojskowy komunistyczny oficer polityczny i wywiadowczy Bauman pochwalił entuzjastyczną książkę Jemielniaka o Wikipedii. To również nie przypadek, że (1) zostałem zwolniony z Uniwersytetu, (2) Strona Wikipedii została stworzona w celu kontroli i sabotowania mojej narracji. Po II wojnie światowej moi rodzice byli w komunistycznych obozach koncentracyjnych, gdzie zostali wysłani przez takich jak Bauman.

Podkreślam jeszcze raz, że mocno sprzeciwiam się istnieniu strony Wikipedii z moim nazwiskiem.


Dr hab., pracownik sklepu warzywnego w zachodnim Londynie


Production of fake narratives

Comment on the article We must support the citizens of Belarus during this brutal state crackdown by Renatas Norkus, Arkady Rzegocki, and Dr Jonathan Eyal in The Sunday Telegraph 7 February 2021.

Lech S Borkowski comment in The Sunday Telegraph 8 February 2021

Lech S Borkowski, comment in The Sunday Telegraph 8 February 2021

8 Feb 2021 12:21AM

“Just like Poland, whose solidarity movement four decades ago sparked a series of revolutions ending Soviet rule in Central and Eastern Europe and paved the way for a peaceful transition to democracy in the region at the end of the 1980s”

This is a false statement and a key element of recent mythology. The Solidarity movement was organised by the Communist regime in order to create excuse for moving to the next stage of dictatorship, dictatorship ‘below-the-line’. In this next phase, the repressive acts are more carefully hidden and masked. There is, however, a clear evidence of continued abuse, if you know where to look.

Leading members of the Polish ‘opposition’ came from within the regime itself.

The West failed disastrously to decode even the most basic elements of this comedy.

The Polish state continues to use Communist methods and violate human rights. In 2015, the state authorities issued a fake statement that my pianist wife Małgorzata Głuchowska cannot continue as a piano teacher in a state school of music and must be fired. The documents fabricated by the Regional Centre for Occupational Medicine in Zielona Góra in what is now western Poland, contain a a Soviet-style statement by a psychologist accusing my wife of unspecified delusions. These are Communist methods which the West chooses not to see and not to report. The sound recordings of two conversations with the psychologist, to which my wife was subjected under the threat of losing her job, are available on Youtube. The top Polish authorities received detailed information about our case, but chose to protect the perpetrators.

Our family is targeted because my parents were prisoners of Communist concentration camps in northern Russia and I have always supported the hard choices they made. I was expelled from the Physics Dept. of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan in 2015 after two decades of harassment, bullying, and mistreatment. I have a PhD from an American university. You can read more here:

Lies, falsifications, and production of fake narratives, the entire mythology of a heroic ‘opposition’ are well rehearsed in Eastern Europe. There was no transition to honesty and authenticity. People are so used to lies and falsifications in everyday life that violating the laws does not bother anyone.

Similar comedy is being played in Belarus now. Those coming on the streets in Belarus fulfil regime’s wish.

The current article is also subordinated to the Communist/Russian narrative, from which the occupation of Eastern Poland by the Soviet Union since 1939 and the subsequent genocidal treatment of the Polish population and anyone resisting Communism is absent.

Belarus known today is a Communist creation. It has nothing to do with the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The ambassadors of Lithuania and Poland commit an act of historical forgery here.

My parents lived in Eastern Poland, which was later divided into Ukrainian, Belarussian and Lithuanian Soviet ‘Republics’. They were stripped of their Polish citizenship as a result of the illegal Yalta deal, conducted behind the back of the Polish government. Unfortunately, the governments of Great Britain and United States participated in this act, against the will of the people, although they had neither the moral nor legal right to do so.


Zagubieni zachodni obserwatorzy Europy Wschodniej

Komentarz do artykułu A new ‘Iron Curtain’ is descending on the EU, and threatens to collapse the project, Jonathan Saxty, The Telegraph, 24 listopada 2020. Wersja angielska: Western observers lost the plot in Eastern Europe.

Lech S Borkowski comment The Telegraph 25 November 2020
Lech S Borkowski, komentarz w The Telegraph 25 listopada 2020

25 Nov 2020 4:11PM

Zachodni obserwatorzy całkowicie stracili orientację w Europie Wschodniej. Na przykład w Polsce klasa rządząca pozostała dokładnie taka sama jak przed 1990 rokiem. Rzekomi “nacjonaliści” jako siła polityczna to fabrykacja. Tkanka polskiego społeczeństwa sprzed II wojny światowej została nieodwracalnie zniszczona. Mamy teraz komunistyczną klasę rządzącą uprawiającą politykę wirtualną. Polityka w Polsce jest całkowicie sfałszowana.

Polityka i całe życie publiczne w Polsce nie wróciły do autentyczności. To, co postrzegano jako przemiany demokratyczne, było jedynie spektaklem teatralną. Polska jest wyewoluowanym reżimem komunistycznym, gdzie zależnie od okoliczności wytwarzane są różne fałszywe siły polityczne.

Kościół katolicki został w pełni podporządkowany kontroli komunistycznej w pierwszych latach po II wojnie światowej. Polski papież Jan Paweł II był delegatem komunistów w Watykanie. Wmówiono wam wiele bajek.

Było zbyt wiele myślenia magicznego.

Lech S Borkowski comment The Telegraph 26 November 2020
Lech S Borkowski, komentarz w The Telegraph 26 listopada 2020

26 Nov 2020 7:37PM

Po drugiej wojnie światowej moi rodzice byli wieloletnimi więźniami komunistycznych obozów koncentracyjnych w północnej Rosji. Mój ojciec zdezerterował z komunistycznej armii w 1945 roku, zanim doszło do złożenia przysięgi. Sowieccy komuniści zabijali członków polskiego ruchu oporu z czasu II wojny światowej.

Moja matka była więziona w obozach od 1949 do 1956 r. za stawianie oporu komunistycznej okupacji wschodniej Polski i pomoc polskiemu ruchowi oporu. Jej brat [Klemens Ostrowski] był bardzo okrutnie torturowany.

Jestem bardzo dumny z moich rodziców.

Upadek komunizmu w Polsce był fałszywy. To była sztuka teatralna wystawiona w celu ogłupienia ludzi takich jak wy.


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