Surveillance and social sabotage in Poland continues

My comment on the article Piecing Together the History of Stasi Spying by Annalisa Quinn and Mustafah Abdulaziz in The New York Times 11 August 2021. It is highly significant that the comment coming from a person targeted by Communists for elimination has been rejected by the NY Times. Lech Borkowski, London, UK Methods used … Read more

Communist political technology

Comment on the editorial Krystsina Tsimanouskaya’s desperate escape highlights a shameful state of affairs in Belarus in The Telegraph 3 August 2021. Lech Borkowski 3 Aug 2021 8:13PM ‘President Lukashenko is often called Europe’s last Communist dictator. We now know how accurate a description that is’ Not really. Belarus, like any other Communist country is … Read more

Politics in provocation mode

Comment on the article A cultural Iron Curtain separating east and west threatens to tear the EU apart by Jonathan Saxty in The Telegraph, 21 July 2021. 22 Jul 2021 1:18PM The confusion about East European members of the EU stems from incorrect examination and interpretation of post-WWII history and politics in EE countries. The … Read more

Plurality of lies

Comments on article Poland stokes fears of EU exit as court defies bloc over reforms by James Rothwell in The Telegraph 14 July 2021. Lech Borkowski 15 Jul 2021 1:42AM These articles are written by people who don’t bother to ask critical questions and suffer from short attention span. Eastern Europe’s politics is a pyramid … Read more

Appropriation of names and ideas

Comment on the article Hungarian coffee shop idolises UK philosopher Sir Roger Scruton by Oliver Moody in The Times, 15 June 2021. Viktor Orban is a most loyal pupil of the Communist regime. He was the leader of the Communist Pioneers organisation in high school. Only the most trusted ones coming from a ‘proper’ background … Read more

Century of cognitive neglect

Comment on the editorial article Belarusians look to the West in vain for support in The Telegraph, 24 May 2021. The Belarussian ‘opposition’ tv channel Nexta uses the Telegram app provided by a group of Russians from Sankt Petersburg/Leningrad. Telegram is advertised as a safer, encrypted method of communication. They operate their company from Dubai … Read more

The Internet and the Russian state

Comment on the article Anger after Ryanair flight ‘hijacked’ by Lukashenko to arrest dissident by Marc Bennetts, The Times, May 24 2021. The Nexta channel is run on Telegram, service operated by a Russian team from Dubai, as the company’s website explains: “The Telegram development team is based in Dubai. Most of the developers behind … Read more

Kafkaesque hurdles

Comment on the article ‘Plunder,’ a Gripping Reflection on What the Nazis Took and What It Would Mean to Take It Back, review of Menachem Kaiser’s book. Dwight Garner in The New York Times, March 8, 2021. I hope Kaiser recovers his family property. I am very familiar with ‘Kafkaesque hurdles’ in Poland. You need … Read more

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. Polish version: Komedia International. … Read more

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. Polish version: Produkcja fałszywych narracji. [1] Lithuanian Ambassador to the UK [2] Polish Ambassador to the UK [3] Associate Director at the Royal … Read more

Western observers lost the plot in Eastern Europe

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. … Read more

You have been told the wrong story

Comment on the editorial article A reckoning is coming for Vladimir Putin in The Telegraph, 1 February 2021. It isn’t about the man in the Kremlin either. Russians and other East Europeans successfully trained West Europeans to follow the fake narrative. It is as if Communism has never existed and from extremes of collectivism Russia, … Read more

The uber-hyped narrative

Comment to the op-ed article Navalny’s brave battle should be ours too in The Sunday Times, 24 January 2021. Polish version: Hiper-rozdmuchana narracja. The Times’ articles devoted to protests are not particularly informative. There is really no information beyond a handful of keywords sprinkled throughout the text. One might think that there is new religion … Read more

Fake dissidents

Comment on the article Now is the moment for Berlin to show Russia some backbone by Mark Galeotti in The Telegraph, 18 January 2021. Polish version: Fałszywi dysydenci, czyli rosyjski projekt państwowy. Lech Borkowski   20 Jan 2021 8:30AM Navalny is Russia’s state-run project. Anti-corruption campaigns belong to the category of non-essential criticism. They do not … Read more

Collective protagonist

My comment on the article Belarus protests: Opponents of Lukashenko lose heating and water by Marc Bennetts in The Times, 18 November 2020. Polish version: Bohater kolektywny. Ah, the virtual politics of BeLaLand. “Residents said bio-toilets painted in the red and white of the opposition flag were delivered to the district on the morning that … Read more

Revolutionary dynamics

My comment on As Polish abortion laws tighten women fear an impossible choice by Kasia Strek and Peter Conradi in The Sunday Times, 8 November 2020, online on 7 November 2020. Polish version: Dynamika rewolucyjna. This affair is being played as a typical Communist polit-soap opera. Hyper-activism of thousands of ‘protesters’ in a country without … Read more

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