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Poland, EU, Brexit

On 19 August 2019 The Telegraph (London) published an article by Madeline Grant My trip to Poland left me more convinced than ever that we are right to leave the EU to fulfil its superstate ambitions.

The author wrote about her experience during the literary festival in Sopot in Poland.

I participated in the discussion following the article, making a series of comments. Here is the first of them.

“Lech Borkowski 20 Aug 2019 12:01PM

First, I think one should get a grip on the basics. Much has been written about the so-called “velvet” revolution in Eastern Europe, the mythical rise of “the people”. In truth the reorganisation of the 1980s and 1990s was simply a remodelling of the old prison. The camp is now beautified with money pouring in from the EU.

The outside observers have been confused by the cacophony, the noise, and the supposed magic rebirth of pre-WWII parties, political views, and dangerous organisations. Religious sceptics, the non-believers, believed in a miracle: the most sinister, the most perfidious and the most advanced dictatorship ever known simply collapsed under its own weight.

The first allegedly non-communist prime minister of Poland in 1989, Tadeusz Mazowiecki, was a three-time member of the Communist parliament. Each time he was “elected” with about 97 to 99 percent of the vote. While he was formally not a Communist party member, there is no higher Comunist distinction than 99 percent of the vote.

Another “hero” of the “opposition” was Adam Michnik, son of a convicted spy of the Soviet Russia in the 1930s.

The current supposedly nationalist and populist leader of the ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, is a son of a Communist party member. His mother had a highly privileged job in the Institute of Literary Studies in Warsaw.

Former allegedly center-right president (2010-2015) Bronisław Komorowski comes from a family most faithfully and obediently serving the Communist regime. His parents worked in one editorial office with the top ideologues of the Communist party in the 1960s.

The “architect” of the big-bang transition to capitalism was Leszek Balcerowicz, a former Communist party member and an employee of the Institute for Basic Problems of Marxism-Leninism in Warsaw.

Lecturers in Oxford and Cambridge continue to peddle the drugs of the velvet revolution and the “transition to democracy”.

E. European countries are now part of the EU.

Do you believe in miracles?

@LechSBorkowski

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Comment to an article on bullying

The Sunday Times (London), 25 August 2019, published an article about bullying:

Fresh complaints over ‘toxic’ workplace culture at Edinburgh University vet school

This is a follow-up on an article published earlier this month Edinburgh University vet school ‘run like the Stasi’, in which Andrew Brown, a senior lecturer, was quoted to have written in his letter to the head of the University’s College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, “I have worked at several universities in my career, and never have I encountered the degree of bullying, harassment, intimidation, and discrimination that I have here. The atmosphere is utterly toxic, and everyone is scared to say anything in case it is heard and reported . . . it is like working with the East German Stasi.”

One person quoted in last Sunday’s article said “Bullying and harassment are threats to basic health and safety and cannot be tolerated.”

Here is the comment I published under the latest article.

“This is a very important problem that does not receive enough attention.

In my case, my entire family was targeted in a coordinated bullying across different institutions in Poland. I guess you can call it state-sponsored bullying. In this case the state looks less like the the word “the state” suggests and instead functions more like a criminal organisation based on threats and coercion. Losing one’s job is a powerful threat.

The law was being violated openly and nobody cared. Among many things, examination grades were falsified at the university, where I worked and at the school of music, where my wife worked. When we notified the prosecutor’s office for the first time our daughter was attacked immediately in her elementary school.

There was a whole campaign of social violence against us. It was always there but it became extremely intense in 2011 and continues to this day. We were both fired in 2015. In my wife’s case a false medical statement was fabricated claiming she could not continue in her job of a pianist and piano teacher. She was the most successful member of the 18-member piano section in her school.

The top authorities, including four prime ministers, two presidents, numerous [government] ministers and MPs have received very detailed information. Also many media received information from us but remained silent.

Bullying is a form of coercive control. It may be perpetrated not only by more powerful and privileged individuals but also by well organised groups, thus becoming a form of organised crime.

@LechSBorkowski”

There is, of course, a huge difference between the UK and Poland. In the UK, like in most western countries, bullying is usually a local affair. In Poland, bullying and harassment is highly organised and is an indispensable part of the system.

I went twice to the Poznań office of Gazeta Wyborcza, the daily with the largest circulation in Poland in 2012. I told them about my experience at the Adam Mickiewicz University. They completely ignored what I told them. This is perfectly logical, as media in Poland are part of the oppressive system.

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EC President’s Fake Biography

I sent the following comment to the webmaster of the European Council. Their website contains a biography of D. Tusk, former Poland’s prime minister, currently president of the EC.

London, UK, 5 October 2018

Sir,

This official Donald Tusks’s biography is fake. The “opposition” to communist dictatorship was set up by the communist dictatorship itself. He was trained by the communists to be one of future leaders, who would pretend to be against communism, while protecting communists and representing their interests. There was no such thing as authentic underground opposition movement in Poland in the 1970s and 1980s.

My wife and I were persecuted for political reasons during his term in office as prime minister of Poland. We were both expelled from our jobs in the autumn of 2015.

He was fully informed about actions against our family and fully approved the persecution. He is guilty of severe violations of human rights and constitutional rights.

You can read more about it at lsborkowski.com/pol/

I am publishing this comment on the aforementioned website. I am also mailing it to the European Parliament.

Lech Borkowski, Ph. D. (Physics, University of Florida 1995)

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Physics Today article on Hans Hellmann

Physics Today published the article “The tragic story of Hans Hellmann” on 28 September 2018.

Hans Hellmann, born in 1903, was a German quantum chemist, who lost his university job in Nazi Germany in 1934. He then moved with his wife and son to the Soviet Union where he was employed in the Karpov Institute of Physical Chemistry in Moscow. On 9 March 1938 he was arrested by NKVD, falsely accused of espionage and executed on 29 May 1938.

“Despite his success, or perhaps partly because of the jealousy his success may have wrought, Hellmann seemed to recognize that he was under suspicion.”

The standard method to liquidate a person in Communist dictatorships is to use relatives, acquaintances, people possibly nearest to him/her at the workplace. The Communist dictatorship fully subordinates the personal sphere to the state. Science is no exception. The abandonment of any ethical and moral qualms and full surrender to the demands of the criminal collective of the state was the surest way to social and professional advance.

“She spotted a notice on the wall denouncing her husband, which was signed by two of his colleagues. One of them took over Hellmann’s research group after the arrest.”

There is no need to protect the perpetrators.

Similar scenarios were commonly applied throughout Communist countries.

It is also very important to understand that the mechanisms and methods of organized social violence are not things of the past.

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Project at ResearchGate

4 June 2018

I opened project Narrative Analysis, Organized Social Violence, Criminal State at researchgate.net.

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