Simple facts contradict Angela Merkel’s supposed line of thought pursued by the author of the article. She was a member of the Communist youth organisation, a training ground for future Communist leaders. She joined to support, build and benefit from the Communist dictatorship.
Lots of Communists told lots of rubbish over the years how they loved western culture. This did not prevent them from loving the Communist party and their dictatorship even more. Gorbachev quoted Sinatra. Polish Communist banker boasted of knowing Jennifer Lopez. These are only simple rhetorical deceiving tricks.
It is much worse than you think. Members of totalitarian organisations, such as Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, a Communist Party member, former Polish PM, now member of the European Parliament, are firmly embedded in western institutions. Now they participate in setting the laws applying to the EU and other countries.
Mr Cimoszewicz’s father was a high-ranking member of the Communist military intelligence. There is a perfect continuity here. This is just an example.
Poland is an evolved Communist dictatorship. Its day-to-day operations are run in pretty much the same mode as before 1990. The so-called ‘transition to democracy’ of 1989-90 was a transition to a fake, simulated democracy.
The current ‘nationalist’ turn is fake as well. From 2008 to 2010, I was a member of the currently ruling PiS party. I could see from inside, how fake, dull, and controlled it was. Its meetings were scripted. There was no real activity.
This is virtual politics. Polit-soap opera.
I also observed how scripted, fake, and controlled was the life of the university, where I worked until 2015. Regardless of the type of government in power, it operated as under Communism 1.0. Now this was a newer, slightly more colourful version. Communism 2.0. Personnel decisions were seemingly illogical. As I gradually learned, decisions were logical, but following an unofficial, hidden logic. Explanations put forward were fake. Nobody was bothered with daily breaking of rules, law, or common sense.
I would like to remind The Times of a much bigger scandal.
When the Red Army Choir visited the Vatican to sing at the celebration of the 26th anniversary of John Paul II’s pontificate in 2004, some of the media did report it. However, no one in the media pointed out, that the last song of the evening was “Oka”, the anthem of the Communist Polish First Division formed in the Soviet Union in 1943.
The event was broadcast to Italy and Russia. The audience was packed. Yet, no one in the media, including The Times, seemed to notice the scandal. Metaphorically speaking, the pope showed his middle finger to the faithful that night. The message was clearly “You have been told lots of lies. This is who I really am.” You can find the concert’s video online.
Would The Times, please, correct this lapse of attention? This is really significant.
I think it is interesting in this context to remind the readers of the situation of e.g. black Americans in the United States at the time. I recommend reading “Black on Red: My Forty Four Years Inside the Soviet Union” by Robert Robinson.
“The author, a toolmaker who accepted a one-year contract to work in the Soviet Union in 1930 and lived there, mostly against his will, for the next forty-four years”
Robert Robinson was a well qualified technician but, due to racism, could not count on having a job in the US. He was a man of great personal integrity. The book is very interesting.
With a background of slavery, United States had its huge racial problem. Great Britain and other European powers had their colonies. Large number of people in Europe supported totalitarian ideologies. Quite often, those discriminated against in one area supported another state’s terror.
It is a non-issue. I am coming from a conservative, traditional Polish family and I can tell you that you are being told a fake narrative about Poland. The really important matters occur in a different domain.
My wife Małgorzata Głuchowska is a pianist and was a piano teacher at the State School of Music in Zielona Góra in Poland until 2015, when she was fired by the state authorities for allegedly being mentally unfit for the job. They threatened her with a job loss and forced to have two meaningless conversations with a psychologist and accused her of having an unspecified mental problem. We have published the transcripts of the psychologists speech and made full recordings of those conversations available on Youtube. She was the best piano pedagogue of the school with 23 years of experience. Her students won many awards at the national and international piano competitions. Her English CV is available on our website.
At the same time, I was also fired from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Our family has been targeted for years.
In reaction to the harassment and violation of law by the state representatives, we wrote many letters to top officials in Poland, exposing their violations of human rights and of the officially declared law. Law is a fiction in Poland. The state’s modus operandi is the same as pre-1990.
The entire Polish ‘transition to democracy’ in 1989-90 was a farce organised by the Communists themselves. You can call it Communism 2.0, or evolved Communism. The new ruling class is the same as the old ruling class. Decorations are changed from time to time.
Artificial controversies about someone sexuality are a very useful diversion for the Polish regime. The officially declared profile of a government is unimportant. It is the same old ruling class.
Mr Morawiecki has been formed by the Communist political technologists and is every bit one of them. He was equipped with a false story of his father ‘opposing’ the communist regime in Poland in the 1980s. His life is a lie just like that of his PM predecessors.
In 1989-90, Polish Communists organised a transition to a BTL dictatorship, presented as a ‘transition do democracy’. The idea was to simulate democracy, pretending there are different movements and parties at play. BTL dictatorship stands for dictatorship below the line, i.e. a camouflaged one.
The Polish state’s modus operandi remained unchanged. It is a criminal state run by the same ruling class as before 1990, and this statement includes Mr Morawiecki.
My wife and I sent him a letter in December 2017, to which we received no reply. In May 2019 we sent another letter. There was no reply again.
Our family has been targeted by thugs in the Polish state apparatus for years. My wife and I were both fired in 2015, from the state school of music and from a university, respectively. The regime declared that my wife Małgorzata Głuchowska is mentally unable to continue to work as a pianist and piano teacher, despite her being the most successful piano teacher of the Zielona Góra State School of Music. This is Communist dictatorship at work.
My parents were imprisoned in Communist concentration camps after WWII. My wife and I were fired, because we stand for the same values as my parents. We wrote many letters to the Polish authorities exposing their lies and violation of law. Being the target of state organised crime gives you a unique perspective and unique knowledge. Mr Morawiecki’s political persona is completely fake, just like the entire political ecosystem he is part of.
Poland is an evolved Communist dictatorship.
“Zbigniew Ziobro, the Polish justice minister and a member of the hardline right-wing United Poland party.”
Mr Ziobro is a member of a hardline ruling class in Poland. His father had a privileged position under the Communist dictatorship. He is now himself in a position of power in this evolved Communist dictatorship.
“Hardline right-wing” is only an empty label. It is based on noisy and meaningless gestures. Most people don’t expect the lie to be so bold.
Communists began producing fake parties and fake movements from their early days in power.
“Residents said bio-toilets painted in the red and white of the opposition flag were delivered to the district on the morning that the taps went dry. It is unclear who was responsible but some locals suspect the move was a deliberate act of mockery by pro-Lukashenko officials.”
The whole thing is a mockery. The regime and its ‘opposition’ perfectly agree on the white-red-white flags and symbolism associated with the Grand Duchy Lithuania, Pogoń/Pahonia coat of arms and its flags, during its union with Poland in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Now the regime tries to appropriate that history as their own, pretending it is done by an opposition. Belarus does not have any state history to speak of. This is a long-term historic thinking at work here.
Someone has to pay for and produce all that gadgetry on display during the ‘protests’. As is typical in Communist countries, the hero is a collective and the fake story is put forward as an explanation.
Mass ‘protests’ and displays of some kind of disapproval are nothing new. It has been done many times before. Condemned were capitalists, wealthier farmers, people of independent mind, disgraced Communist officials. What we are seeing today is absolutely nothing new.
They are living and practicing lies in their daily lives.
My comment on the article […] abuse scandal tarnishes John Paul II’s sainthood by Philip Willan in The Times, 16 November 2020. I posted the text around 1 am. It was held until late morning when it was finally allowed to appear. Top picture, full text of the comment.
There are also other problems with John Paul II, which are outside the scope of this article and which have never received any scrutiny.
The article mentions George Weigel, the hagiographer of John Paul II. In the article Pope John Paul II’s Soviet Spy in the Wall Street Journal on 14 May 2020 he claimed:
“Students of the Cold War’s dark arts know that Communist intelligence services deeply penetrated the Vatican in the 1970s. Yet few know that Pope John Paul II, whose centenary will be marked on May 18, had his own secret agent in the Soviet Union during the 1980s.”
John Paul II celebrated the 26th anniversary of his pontificate in 2004. There was only one event devoted to this celebration: the Red Army Choir’s concert in the Vatican on 15 October 2004, broadcast on Russian and Italian tv. The last song of the evening was “Oka”, the anthem of the First Division of the future Polish Communist army, formed in the Soviet Union in 1943. Curiously enough, no one in the media commented on the “Oka” song.
The keywords of that article’s title: “pope John Paul II” and “Soviet spy” indeed seem to be accurate, but not in the way most people would expect.
The speed with which JPII was canonised was more likely due to an intervention of quite an earthly force and the problems described in the article, while very bad indeed, are not the only ones.