And, Delphi, during Communism Kaczynski never went for the career as a commie activist. He never belonged to the PZPR (Polish United Workers Party).
Unfortunately, his father provided much of the benefits for him. Or he simply wasn't there - I've never found a definitive answer to this question, but either he was protected by his father's activities in the PZPR (God only knows what he must have done to go from AK fighter to PZPR traitor) or he didn't do anything against the Communists. Lech was also suspiciously released rather quickly...
Delphi, I don't think it's the case. Kaczynski is still respected by many, in spite of the incredible smear campaign against him in the main media (which are post-commie) and elsewhere.
Smear campaign? He pretty much brought that all on himself - all the activities against journalists, all the hysteria against TVN/GW/etc - it's no surprise that he ended up absolutely despised by much of the mainstream media. His attempts to pack TVP with his men just made it all the worse - the opposition (as it was) media understandably savaged him for it.
If you care about Poland's good, you should vote PiS as, in spite of their shortcomings (which party doesn't have them?), it's the only serious and realistic alternative to the destructive rule of the PO.
I don't think PO are destructive. And yes, I care about Poland's well being - and for me, electing a bunch of Catholic-Socialists would be an absolute disaster. I don't want to live in a country where religion dictates social policies - it's that simple.
But you'd have to do it in absolute secret, because, as head of the English deparatment, your bosses are probably staunch PO or neo-communist, that is SLD or Ruch Palikota, supporters. Yes, in Polish universities and schools you've got to be very careful about your political views - they'd better not be pro-PiS.
I don't know where you're from, but in Poznan, there are plenty of openly PiS voting people in schools and universities. I know quite a few personally. Don't you remember the open scandal about how certain heads of departments were demanding that workers sign the documents for Jarek's candidacy? Despite what the opposition media would have you believe - there is no stigma against voting for PiS. Ask yourself who the foresters voted for en masse last time ;)
I don't remember where to find the list, but there's also a public list somewhere with lots of professors/etc in public universities who declared their support for PiS. There really is no issue with it - why would there be? It's not as if Komorowski is vetoing professorial appointments for revenge or anything...
Curious that you describe people as "neo-Communist" when Jarek is the product of a turncoat traitor, though.
Exactly. The people don't trust him and his shower in office.
The figures speak for themselves - PiS are absolutely unelectable in their current guise.
I do think however, that Ziobro will seize power at some point and bring PiS into being a normal, respectable Catholic-socialist party free of all the hysteria. I look forward to it.