I wish you foreigners would stop philosophying about what Polish people think. He was a very poppular president for Polish patriots and looked after our interests, but not for ex-communists and guests like you who have no interest in BÓG, HONOR i OJCZYZNA. The fallen at Katyń stood for that. To you lefties it is an alien concept worthy of only ridicule and destruction.
Alright, do a test. Head over to the guys standing around drinking in front of the corner shop...ask them what they thought about Kaczynski, I'm sure you'll get glowing praise. Even a week ago.
We foreigners are making observations. I guess that's hard to swallow for people wrapped up in their politics. Anyway, yea, I'm a lefty, real far off to the left... There is a different between being a true conservative and being a populist nationalist. Huge difference. That is probably the reason for his approval ratings before he died, as well as why PiS lost the elections. God, honor, and homeland are all good, but fix the f*cking roads. How about making it easier to do business? NFZ reforms anyone?
Not saying that PO is doing any better of a job, but the race to the bottom isn't all that impressive.
Kaczynski would quickly get vicious when it came to politics, Lech was at least more reserved there compared to his brother. If you don't agree with someone politically, denounce them!
Anyway, for you and the 20% of Poles who still supported Kaczynski, I'm sorry for your loss. I think he was a good guy, believed in what he said, wasn't that great of a statesman and in the end didn't really get much done for the average Pole.
There is a reason the church attendance is on the decline. People are moving from the countryside to the cities and realizing that the Church isn't the only social club around, and their neighbors won't ostracize them for not being there. Politically, it's probably the wrong horse to hitch up to if you want to reflect the changing attitude here.
Anyway, I will keep blurting out what I think, even if you don't agree with it. Maybe if I changed my tone and supported your political position, you might not have an issue with me voicing my opinion?