Michnik, Konrad, and the fake opposition to Communism

Comment to Gyorgy Konrad’s obituary in The Telegraph. The comment was submitted in the morning of 18 September 2019 among in the digital edition of the paper but was blocked.

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Adam Michnik is a son of a Soviet agent convicted for his activities against the Polish state in the 1930s. His mother was a Communist as well. He led a highly privileged life. He was one of the key figures in the fake opposition movement created by the Communist authorities. The key roles in this “movement” were played by the children from the Communist hard core.

Communists understood very well that a full control of the past, the present, and the future requires a presence of a phony opposition as well. This trick allows to fool the observers as to the real workings of the system and enables easy maneuvering of the situation in a desirable direction. Also, it allows to execute long-term plans which are more difficult to detect and predict.

The first Communist large scale operation of this type was the Soviet Trust in the 1920s. The Soviets pretended that there is an active internal anti-Soviet opposition. Few years later, they called it off after fooling a large number of people as well as international observers.

Creating a fake opposition is a bread-and-butter Communist technique.

The entire Solidarity movement of the 1970s and 1980s was completely fake and fully controlled by the Communists.

This so-called opposition did not reveal any essential organisational details of the regime or its techniques. The Communist devil is in the details.

The official story line says that the Communist dictatorship collapsed like a house of cards. I am sorry to tell you that this is not true.

My wife and I were expelled from our jobs in state institution, school of music and university, respectively, for political reasons in 2015. We have been under harassment since we have been married more than 20 years ago.

My wife was forced to visit a psychologist under the threat of losing her job. The psychologist was supposedly testing her ability to continue her job of a pianist and piano teacher. There is of course no such thing in psychology as a way to determine during two 40-45 minutes conversations your ability to teach piano. My wife’s cv testifies to her excellent performance in her job. The psychologist issued a report which condemned her mental facilities. A typical Communist method.

The transcripts of the two conversations with the psychologist are available online on our website https://lsborkowski.com/pol/.

We wrote many critical texts about the situation in Poland and distributed it widely via fax, email, and letters. They are available at the aforementioned website. Some of them are also available at https://www.researchgate.net/project/Critical-Narrative-Analysis-Organized-Social-Violence-Criminal-State/ .

Here you can view our short video statement recorded in May 2016:

The Communist techniques are in continuous use in Poland. What we know and what we analyse and describe has not been published by any of the so-called “dissidents” from the Communist countries.

As to Mr. Konrad, I suppose he was a fake “opposition” figure.

@LechSBorkowski

Coercive control in Poland

The next comment under the same article as the last one in this blog.


Lech Borkowski 20 Aug 2019 11:04PM

I should add that if you would like to know more, you can get in touch me via Twitter at @LechSBorkowski.

If you want I can do a lecture or a seminar on the subject of coercive control in Poland. Free of charge.

Coercive control is a concept popularised in the area of domestic violence by Evan Stark (2007). In England, this concept has been used tin the criminal law in 2015.

The social violence implemented by the Communists is a variant of coercive control and is in continued use in Poland. Britain could remain in the same union with Poland only through ignorance.

In Poland the de facto system has norhing to do with the de jure declarations.

The plurality of lies

On 19 August 2019 The Daily 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.

I made a number of comments in a discussion following the article. I already included two of those comments in this blog earlier. Here is another one.

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Lech Borkowski 20 Aug 2019 10:48PM

Some of the comments seem to suggest that the same basic methodology can be used to describe reality in both Britain and Poland.

As I stated in an earlier comment there is no such thing as political pluralism in Poland.There is plurality of lies, of course, but it is not the same as political pluralism.

The transition to democracy and pluralism was a fake one. There are certain empty rituals but it is easy to find out whether words regained their true meaning or not. They have not.

The deception runs deep and is a permanent feature of the system in Poland. The pluralism is a simulated one, not real.

Take for example the Labour Code. The current Labour Code has been introduced in 1974 as a sort of “Constitution” for the working class. The same Labour Code, with amendments, is in force today. The same punitive measures designed to punish dissidents are in force. In 1996 it was even extended by the Minister of Health ordinance by giving greater freedom to subject a person to arbitrary health checks on a whim. Not out of concern for the health of the employees but to provide excuse for dismissal for political reasons.

This ordinance has been used against my wife in 2015, when she was forced to visit a psychologist on order issued by the Occupational Health Service. Occupational Health Service is an idea from Nazi and Communist camps. Physicians in Auschwitz decided who would continue to work and to live and who should be terminated. Just like someone in the Soviet Union, she has been declared as suffering from unspecified delusions and on that basis dismissed from her job of a pianist and piano teacher.

All the political class in Poland know about this. We have written dozens of letters to top officials in several recent governments. Result? Nothing. Business as usual.

Social terror in Poland

Another comment I wrote under the same article in the Telegraph as mentioned in my previous blog post.

“Lech Borkowski

After many years of bullying and all kinds of harassment of our family, my wife and I were expelled from our state jobs for political reasons in 2015. I worked as an associate professor of Physics at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan My wife Malgorzata Gluchowska is a pianist and she worked as a piano teacher in the State School of Music in Zielona Góra.

Whenever we objected to the violations of law or violations of our rights, we were threatened with the job loss either explicitly or implicitly.

Our family has been subjected to an extremely vicious campaign of bullying and harassment. Our daughter was attacked in her elementary school as well. You can read about it online at lsborkowski.com/pol/

My wife was eventually dismissed as psychologically unfit for her job despite being the best, the most successful piano teacher in the school.

These are mechanisms of social terror employed by the Communist regime. Nothing changed, except for superficial, meaningless symbolism. Crosses displayed in public places should be viewed more through the prism of the Red Army Choir’s triumphant visit to the Vatican in 2004, where they celebrated the 26th anniversary of pope John Paul’s pontificate. You can find this concert on youtube. The last song that evening was “Oka”, a hymn of the Polish Communist army organised in the Soviet Union in 1943.”

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