The Times presents GDR Communist Party member as victim

My comment on Heart of darkness: classified tapes offer a glimpse into inner workings of the Stasi by Oliver Moody and Sabine Schu in The Times, 15 July 2020.


So the woman on tape was an East German Communist Party member and she was teaching the Freie Deutsche Jugend, the youth wing of the SED, Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands, i.e. the party she was member of?

Being in that position she did not have to be recruited to inform. She had a highly ideological and important position. Informing was part and parcel of her social position and party membership. The description in the article does not strike as particularly realistic.

There is also a reference to Poland. In Poland, the Communists organised fake opposition groups. Some members of these fake opposition groups were members of elite Communist families and otherwise well privileged people.

You need to take a broader view and examine other evidence. Polish transformation of 1989-90 was fake.

@LechSBorkowski


The second short remark is a response to another reader’s comment, who wrote:

“However I did visit the museum of ‘The Russo-German War 1941-45″ on Unter den Linden and was surprised by the absence of Soviet propaganda. The portrayal of events, at least to my Western eyes, were accurate.”

“The portrayal of events […] was accurate”.

I am sorry, but your eyes are not the right benchmark, especially if you accept the museum’s exhibition title as adequate description of WWII.

There was nothing in the museum about imprisoning, deporting and killing Polish citizens under the Soviet occupation? About the killing of Polish resistance members?

@LechSBorkowski

Reports of demise through incompetence are exaggerated

My comments on Bumbling Stasi agents made up reports and put lovers on payroll by Oliver Moody and Sabine Schu in The Times, 11 July 2020.


Reports of demise through incompetence are exaggerated. Stasi papers as reputable source? You need more than that to make a case.

There is plenty of evidence that the ‘collapse of Communism’ was staged.

@LechSBorkowski


Where do we start? Maybe like this:

“Communist MP with 98.92 percent of the vote becomes the first non-Communist PM of Poland”.

@LechSBorkowski


“One young agent, codenamed Erich, told trainees in 1985 how he had been tasked with infiltrating groups of students in Berlin and Leipzig and monitoring them for signs of “state-destructive activities”. He felt intellectually out of his depth but his handlers went to great lengths to make him seem “interesting” to his classmates, even discussing whether to insert a subversive chapter into his thesis in order to attract attention.”

This does not ring true. I have also been a student during 1980, although in Poland, and have not seen any state-destructive activities. I studied at three different universities in three cities. There were plenty of eyes everywhere and to suggest that there was difficulty in obtaining information about people and their activities is laughable. Communists eliminated private life.

First you need to know that Communists did all they could to eliminate from universities people hostile to the dictatorship. This applies to both staff and potential students. Preferential treatment was given to children of the Communist class, policemen, the army people, etc.

The point of the story seems to stimulate the idea that there were secret groups plotting the overthrow of Communism.

Those pockets of ‘resistance’ were likely to have been organized by the Stasi, just like the entire Solidarity movement was manufactured in Poland by the Communists. The leading roles in the ‘opposition to Communism’ were played by the Communists themselves. Adam Michnik, celebrated in western universities, is a son of a Soviet agent, who was imprisoned in the 1930s for his activities against the Polish state. Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Catholic obediently serving the Communist state, was a three-time member of the Communist ‘Parliament’, each time ‘elected’ with more than 95 percent of the votes. He was hailed as Poland’s first non-Communist Prime Minister after WWII, which is complete nonsense. Hanna Suchocka, another PM in the 1990s, was also a member of the Communist Parliament.

“the Stasi was fretting about pockets of pro-democratic resistance that would ultimately bring down the Berlin Wall in 1989.”

This is disinformation.

@LechSBorkowski


These tapes are not a reflection of reality. They may have been fabricated with the intention to deceive. The intention to depict the Communist apparatus as powerless is a long-standing decption. Stalin, when asked by the Polish general Sikorski about the whereabouts of thousands of Polish officers missing in 1941, replied he didn’t know. They have been murdered by their Communist forces in 1940.

The same tricks are being used today in Poland, the country of evolved Communism. The same Communist apparatus in disguise is running the state and pretends to be powerless when it suits them.

@LechSBorkowski

Reports of demise through incompetence are exaggerated

My comment on Bumbling Stasi agents made up reports and put lovers on payroll by Oliver Chu, Sabine Schu in The Times, 11 July 2020.


Reports of demise through incompetence are exaggerated. Stasi papers as reputable source?. You need more than that to make a case.

There is plenty of evidence that the ‘collapse of Communism’ was staged.

@LechSBorkowski


Where do we start? Maybe like this:

“Communist MP with 98.92 percent of the vote becomes the first non-Communist PM of Poland”.

@LechSBorkowski


“One young agent, codenamed Erich, told trainees in 1985 how he had been tasked with infiltrating groups of students in Berlin and Leipzig and monitoring them for signs of “state-destructive activities”. He felt intellectually out of his depth but his handlers went to great lengths to make him seem “interesting” to his classmates, even discussing whether to insert a subversive chapter into his thesis in order to attract attention.”

This does not ring true. I have also been a student during 1980, although in Poland, and have not seen any state-destructive activities. I studied at three different universities in three cities. There were plenty of eyes everywhere and to suggest that there was difficulty in obtaining information about people and their activities is laughable. Communists eliminated private life.

First you need to know that Communists did all they could to eliminate from universities people hostile to the dictatorship. This applies to both staff and potential students. Preferential treatment was given to children of the Communist class, policemen, the army people, etc.

The point of the story seems to stimulate the idea that there were secret groups plotting the overthrow of Communism.

Those pockets of ‘resistance’ were likely to have been organized by the Stasi, just like the entire Solidarity movement was manufactured in Poland by the Communists. The leading roles in the ‘opposition to Communism’ were played by the Communists themselves. Adam Michnik, celebrated in western universities, is a son of a Soviet agent, who was imprisoned in the 1930s for his activities against the Polish state. Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Catholic obediently serving the Communist state, was a three-time member of the Communist ‘Parliament’, each time ‘elected’ with more than 95 percent of the votes. He was hailed as Poland’s first non-Communist Prime Minister after WWII, which is complete nonsense. Hanna Suchocka, another PM in the 1990s, was also a member of the Communist Parliament.

“the Stasi was fretting about pockets of pro-democratic resistance that would ultimately bring down the Berlin Wall in 1989.”

This is disinformation.

@LechSBorkowski


These tapes are not a reflection of reality. They may have been fabricated with the intention to deceive. The intention to depict the Communist apparatus as powerless is a long-standing decption. Stalin, when asked by the Polish general Sikorski about the whereabouts of thousands of Polish officers missing in 1941, replied he didn’t know. They have been murdered by their Communist forces in 1940.

The same tricks are being used today in Poland, the country of evolved Communism. The same Communist apparatus in disguise is running the state and pretends to be powerless when it suits them.

@LechsBorkowski

Conservation of lawlessness in Poland

The third of my comments following Twilight of Democracy by Anne Applebaum, review: a querulous and flawed analysis of Europe by Philip Johnston in The Telegraph, 26 July 2020.


Lech Borkowski
31 Jul 2020 2:07AM

In September 2011, at the time when Anne Applebaum’s husband was Foreign Minister in the Donald Tusk government, Polish authorities launched an incredibly vicious operation against our family.

We have been targeted for years, but earlier provocations, although harmful, were not entirely successful. This time they decided to launch a very intense operation aimed initially at my wife, a pianist and piano teacher in the State School of Music in Zielona Góra. We monitored the operation’s progress and recorded its details in our letters to the authorities. This was state-sponsored lawlessness in full throttle. It contradicts Applebaum’s narrative about Poland.

As a result of this operation, we wrote many letters to the country’s top authorities. We pointed out numerous violations of law and our basic human rights. The government protected the immediate perpetrators and the associated lawlessness. In other words, the state and the criminal organisation is one and the same entity in Poland. Radek Sikorski served this criminal organisation for many, many years as well. He does this now as a Member of the European Parliament.

Eventually the authorities decided to remove us from our jobs. I was an associate professor of physics at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. We were both fired at the end of 2015. In case of my wife they manufactured fake medical statement, claiming that she suffered from unspecified ‘delusions’. The best piano teacher of the school was declared by the authorities unfit for work. A typical Communist method.

It was not a question of ‘if’ but ‘how’ we were to be liquidated.

I was the only faculty member at the University’s Department of Physics with a western PhD. The key distinction between me and the rest of the faculty is the fact of my parents’ staunch resistance to Communism and my full support of it. My father deserted from the Communist army with his entire company in 1945. My mother’s family provided food and shelter to Polish non-Communist resistance in the area occupied by the Soviet Union. I was possibly the only faculty member of a university in Poland, whose parents were prisoners of Communist concentration camps.

Applebaum’s narrative about the Law and Justice Party is false as well. I was a member of that Party from 2008-2010, when it was in ‘opposition’. I saw it from inside. It conducted no discussion and activities. For all practical purposes it was dead. There were party meetings and superficial discussions, but never anything real.

The Law and Justice provocative moves are grotesque and superficial. In reality, the lawlessness of the state has been invariant under the so-called ‘transition to democracy’ and is invariant under the change of governments. The overthrow of Communism was staged. Radek Sikorski’s legend of underground activity against Communism before he came to the UK is simply not true. It was fabricated.

Has Anne Applebaum ever told you that Adam Michnik, the leading ‘dissident’ in Poland during the 1970s and 1980s, is a son of a Communist convicted in the 1930s for acting against the Polish state on behalf of the Stalin’s Soviet Union? How did he transition from being part of the most privileged Communist youth to seemingly acting against the system? Or did he? Similarly, Tadeusz Mazowiecki, the allegedly first non-Communist PM in Poland in 1989, was earlier three-time member of the Communist ‘parliament, each time ‘elected’ with more than 95 percent of the vote.

Currently, I am working at a greengrocer’s in London. My wife is unemployed in Poland. Two professionals with the highest qualifications in their professions, who refused to lie, forge, and falsify, have been liquidated.

@LechSBorkowski

Research

You have been misinformed

My two comments on Twilight of Democracy by Anne Applebaum, review: a querulous and flawed analysis of Europe by Philip Johnston in The Telegraph, 26 July 2020.


Lech Borkowski
26 Jul 2020 7:04PM

Putting it mildly, you have been misinformed by both Anne Applebaum and her husband Radek Sikorski on Poland and the rest of Eastern Europe.

Radek Sikorski has been trained by Communist intelligence, probably the military branch, and secured a place at Oxford by Zbigniew Pelczynski, an Oxford professor on friendly terms with the Communists in Poland.

When I was about to leave the US at the end of my doctoral studies at the University of Florida, I was contacted by Radek Sikorski, who suggested that I participate in his team supporting the candidate in the upcoming presidential election in Poland. My initial response was positive, but I soon abandoned this idea without having met RS. Thank God.

Below I am including the letter my wife sent to Anne Applebaum on 22 May 2013. I collaborated in writing it. It tells you a completely different story to the one you are accustomed getting from your media outlets.

This is an English translation of the Polish original. You can also view it on our website at https://lsborkowski.com/pol/killing-the-soul-22-may-2013/ , where we present some of our texts associated with our project. The same text is available at at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330015944_Letter_to_the_Washington_Post_22_May_2013

I wrote the statement “Citizenship de jure and citizenship de facto” on 8 July 2014 and sent it to Radek Sikorski. It is available at

https://lsborkowski.com/pol/citizenship-de-jure-citizenship-de-facto-8-july-2014/ or at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329923338_Citizenship_De_Jure_and_Citizenship_De_Facto

He did not reply.

@LechSBorkowski

Research

22 May 2013

It is both interesting and disturbing that historians, sociologists, political scientists or journalists do not tell the truth about contemporary Poland. Even Poles themselves do not have the courage to face the truth. They do not have the courage to admit that they are flooded with lies.

[…]

The Communists worked hard over the years to perfect their killing ways. From the murder of the body they evolved towards the murder of the soul.

[…]

The loyalty to the mob, the falsifications and the active participation in the process of liquidating a human being are all rewarded with money, advance on the professional ladder, special privileges and total impunity.

[…]

The Solidarity movement was a skillfully manufactured lie.

I can now say with full certainty that there is no democracy in Poland. There has been no democracy here since 1939. We have only Potemkin-style democratic decorations. I live in the country governed by junta, where dignity and the social function of the human being are murdered. It is only natural that the result of such action by organized liquidation groups is not only the death of the soul but often also the death of the victim’s body. The perpetrators remain unpunished.

Today Poland is a country without natural social activity. The entire public life remains firmly under control of junta, who simulate a democratic system, but in reality destroy everyone whom they classify as an inconvenient person. Those who might pose a threat to junta’s hegemony are identified at a very early stage. Their lives and careers are often destroyed before they even have a chance to spread their wings. The know-how of the Communist secret police has not gone to waste. The hunt continues. Anyone who raises his or her head will be silenced or liquidated. The totalitarian state silences its opponents, as Hannah Arendt described in her book Eichmann in Jerusalem.

The Polish junta is a far more advanced product of totalitarianism than e.g. the Argentinian junta of the second half of the 20th century. In Argentina people were kidnapped and murdered secretly in isolated locations. In Poland people’s souls are murdered “on-site”, in exactly the same location where they live and work. Observers have an excuse to claim that nothing evil is taking place. This technique is far more sophisticated than the relatively ancient methods of an average Latin American junta.

My country, to which I returned with a great joy after traveling in Europe or the United States, is subject to Bolshevik rules. Contemporary Poland is actually a Communist concentration camp, in which the Communist perpetrators donned democratic uniforms. Certainly, number of political scientists must have at least asked themselves a question, how was it possible, that the totalitarian regime so easily and simply withdrew in 1989-1990. Was it really so, that the guards of the Communist concentration camp Poland simply got up from their desks, opened the camp’s gates and went home to live ordinary lives? And the next day they became pious Catholics and democrats? Was this a miraculous conversion? After the murder and expulsion of millions? After several decades of increasingly more perfect cruelty?

No, this is not true. The Communism did not fall. It was transformed, modernized and adapted to the new times. The banner of Communism was taken down and hidden away. But the dictatorship remained in place. In many ways the actions of the junta are bolder than before 1990.

[…]

Małgorzata Głuchowska


Lech Borkowski
26 Jul 2020 10:55PM

Applebaum’s narrative is a Communist one. You can see this in larger texts as well as in single sentences. Here is one example from the back cover of the Penguin’s edition of Iron Curtain:

“At the end of the Second World War, the Soviet Union unexpectedly found itself in control of a huge swathe of territory in Eastern Europe.”

Try taking this sentence apart and try to understand what it tells you. A big red flashing light.

This sentence signals her allegiance to the Communist/Russian narrative. Superficially, she may criticize Russia and Communists for this or that, but the signs are clearly there. People and key facts are omitted when harmful to the Cause. Often, what is omitted is much more important than what is included in the text. You will notice it easily when browsing through the index of the Iron Curtain, an awful book written with an apparent intention to confuse the readers.

My parents, Polish citizens, were imprisoned for many years in Communist concentration camps in northern Russia in the Arkhangelsk region. My father deserted from the Communist army on 13 January 1945, one day before the military oath was taken. My mother was imprisoned in 1949. Both lived in eastern Poland, which was occupied by the Soviet Union in 1939-1941 and again after 1944. These are Communist taboo subjects and do not appear in her texts as well. Writing about it would harm Communist and Russian interests.

@LechSBorkowski

Research

Falsified death certificate issued by Polish state authorities

My comment on the article Spelling mistake exposes death certificate as a fake by Will Pavia in The Times, 24 July 2020.


When my mother died in Poland in 2014, the state issued a falsified death certificate. The maiden name of her mother, my grandmother, was falsified.

There is an important reason behind this forgery. My mother’s cousin, Witold Giriat, was the country’s leading physicist in the field of semiconductor physics and worked in the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. He prized his personal integrity above the demands of the functionaries of the Communist state. During the 1970s, he was driven out of the laboratory he created and led and left Poland to work abroad. He started anew in Venezuela, where he established a world class research laboratory again. This was before Venezuela descended into chaos.

The Polish authorities wanted to cover the link between Witold and my mother, because our family was also targeted. Post-WWII, my parents were imprisoned in Communist concentration camps in northern Russia for many years, as a result of the Soviet Union’s occupation of Eastern Poland.

I am also a physicist and both I and my pianist wife Małgorzata Głuchowska were fired from our workplaces, the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the State School of Music in Zielona Góra in 2015, because we value our integrity above the demands of the criminal state. Our daughter has also been targeted in her elementary school. This was a carefully planned and coordinated campaign.

So, the article describes a dog bites man type of story. I provided you with a man bites dog alternative: the state as a criminal organisation. The origins of this criminal organisation are Communist of course.

Over the years, we have dealt with many false documents issued by the state. There are blatantly false medical statements signed by physicians, false statements and documents signed by school directors, state inspectors, state prosecutors, university officials, government ministers, while the country’s subsequent Prime Ministers and Presidents protected the criminals at the lower rungs of the hierarchy. One of those PM’s became the President of the European Council.

@LechSBorkowski

Applebaum’s fake narrative

My two comments on book review Twilight of Democracy by Anne Applebaum review — how the right went rogue and wrong by Gerard De Groot in The Times, 17 July 2020.


Anne Applebaum works as a functionary of a fake narrative. She should rather write about herself and her husband. Radek Sikorski has been trained by the Communists. His public image is completely fake.

In Poland the entire public narrative is false. My pianist wife Małgorzata Głuchowska wrote her long letter in May 2013. There was no response. This letter is available on the Internet. We have since been expelled from our jobs. I was an associate professor of physics at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. My wife was a piano teacher at the State School of Music in Zielona Góra.

The authorities unleashed an absolutely vicious campaign against our family. Our story and our project directly contradict the narrative Anne Applebaum is part of.

@LechSBorkowski


I happen to be a child of Polish citizens imprisoned after WWII in Communist concentration camps in the Arkhangelsk region of northern Russia. I am not impressed by Anne Applebaum’s writings. Quite the opposite.

Anne Applebaum’s earlier book “Iron Curtain” is an example of how not to write history. A chaotic hodge-podge from East Germany, Hungary and Poland in the immediate aftermath of WWII. There is of course a method in this madness. Writing a book focused on a single country would put more pressure on producing a coherent narrative, whereas this jumping all over the map prevents the reader from gaining even a limited understanding. This book was written with an aim to obfuscate, not to explain anything. You will quickly notice it when browsing through the book’s index.

The first sentence of the blurb from the back cover, Penguin edition, says “At the end of the Second World War, the Soviet Union unexpectedly found itself in control of a huge swathe of territory in Eastern Europe.” This is precisely the element of the Communist narrative, a big red warning sign.

On the front page, there is a quote from Simon Sebag Montefiore, “Superb, brilliantly perceptive, totally gripping”. SSM praised the book in his Evening Standard review, supporting the view that Stalin simply took advantage of an unexpectedly convenient situation. Here is the first sentence of Montefiore’s review: “When Stalin’s armies liberated eastern Europe in 1944-45, the Soviet dictator realised that he would be able to impose his system on the countries he occupied.” The Communist narrative again.

Of course, these are my remarks on the margin of a review of a different book, but it helps to realize how much the narrative has already been distorted by the same author and her supporters earlier and that she did everything to defend the Communist narrative, while superficially pretending to shed light on the decade following the WWII.

Subsequent twists and turns and ideological contortions of the author should therefore not come as a surprise. Those twists and bends, however, show a remarkable consistency. Those transformations preserve the Communist narrative.

@LechSBorkowski

BTL dictatorship

My comment on the editorial article The Times view on Andrzej Duda’s re-election: Divided Poland in The Times, 14 July 2020. BTL stands for “below the line” and is a phrase borrowed from marketing practices. It refers to non-traditional forms of advertising. I used it for the first time in January 2010 in my Klient Nasz Pan blog.


15 July 2020

You are describing an empty political spectacle scripted by political technologists. These are signatures of Communists pretending to be democrats. There is no difference between Duda and Trzaskowski. Both were earlier associated with the same group of people. These are merely actors trained by the same school of acting.

Some of the issues you mentioned are completely fake and made up just to stir up emotions.

No candidate and no political party post-1990 ever backed the return of property stolen by the Communists.

The real issues are those not spoken about. They were taboos before 1990 and they remain taboos now.

Poland is a BTL, below-the-line, dictatorship, with the same Communist class running the show. Scenography changes from one scene to next, but this is the same empty spectacle.

@LechSBorkowski

The real vs the virtual story from Poland

My comment on the article Duda vs Trzaskowski: Poland heads to polls in close-run presidential election by Maria Wilczek in The Sunday Times, July 12 2020.


Typical false story.

Both candidates come from the same background, the same group.

The readers are fed fake stories about Poland. There is no real difference between the candidates. It is a difference of appearance only between two actors playing in the same show. The political story in Poland is not the story of competing political and social forces.

The real story in Poland is the story of organised social violence, which was established in the decades post-WWII and continues today. The ‘transition to democracy’ was completely fake. The Communists pretended to give up power. This was only an engineered change in appearances.

It is a folly to think that the most advanced form of dictatorship known in history simply collapsed like a house of cards. The dictatorship continues in a new form.

I am currently working as a shop assistant at a West London greengrocer’s as a result of this continued social violence in Poland. I have a PhD in Physics from a well-known American university and a habilitation.

My parents were long-time prisoners of Communist concentration camps in the Soviet Union following WWII and the Yalta agreement. I share my parents views. Hence there is no place for me at a Polish university. I was fired from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan in 2015. The letter of dismissal did not state the reason behind the decision expelling me from academia in Poland. However, the reason is abundantly obvious.

Małgorzata Głuchowska, my pianist wife was likewise fired from her job at the State School of Music in Zielona Góra in 2015. The authorities conducted a very long and very vicious campaign against our family. Our daughter has been targeted as well, especially when she was in her elementary school. Those criminal activities were carefully planned and coordinated.

Following our submitting of evidence and documents to the prosecutor office, the juridical process has been falsified.

My wife has been fired on the basis of a falsified medical statement, which claimed that she suffered from unspecified delusions and could not continue working as the teacher of piano. She was the most successful piano teacher in her school. We have published our evidence on our website and provided it to the authorities. We also have sound recording of two conversations with an appointed psychologist, to which my wife was subjected under the threat of losing her job in case she did not comply. We have provided the top authorities with the transcripts of the conversations.

The campaign against us has been carried out regardless of the parties in power.

This is the real story of Poland. Elections are completely fake.

@LechSBorkowski

Another obituary of Sergei Khrushchev

Another Sergei Khrushchev obituary. The Times, July 1, 2020. I posted nearly identical comment as under his obituary in The Telegraph. I added the first sentence

Sergei Khrushchev clearly continued to serve Soviet Russia during his years in the US.

I also posted another comment in response to a reader’s remark.


Someone in a comment below suggested that Solzhenitsyn should be in every western high school syllabus. No, he shouldn’t be. He was iconized undeservedly. There are reasons to doubt his whole legend.

You should read “Alexander Dolgun’s Story. An American in the Gulag” by Alexander Dolgun (1975), written by an American Embassy employee kidnapped from the street in Moscow by the Soviet secret service. Interestingly, Solzhenitsyn appears at the end of the book. Khrushchev’s name appears in the book as well.

The prosecutor who signed the fake accusations against Dolgun was Roman Rudenko, head of the Soviet delegation at the Nuremberg trials.

@LechSBorkowski

Page 1 of 12
1 2 3 12