Mugabe is a nutbag in land were dictators are the norm, he was a hero prior to 1980's and for many throughout the 90's and then turned out to be narcissistic spineless bloodthirsty thug. In a European context Walesa was a hero and then turned out to be a pr1ck, sort of like Joe the Plummer becoming president
All they have in common, is their coming from something that was initially good and then....
The usual cycle, that's why I showed the footage.
That was meant sarcastically.
Try explaining that to an African, it sounded like a racist rant to me.
Also Walese was a big admirer of Thatcher, the one who backed a Chilean who was a narcissistic spineless bloodthirsty thug so....
I'm not saying that you are the only one who makes the reading of this forum an increasingly boring exercise.
so who else?
so who is this thread directly involved with?
oh!! and the rest of the fine article
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Poland's leftwing voices are being silenced
The sacking of Przekrój's left-leaning editors is the latest in a narrowing of public debate to the neoliberal viewpoint
guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 24 October 2012 17.00 BST
Solidarity trade union demontsration in the centre of Wroclaw
Solidarity members dressed as prisoners demonstrate in Wroclaw, Poland, last year. Photograph: Agencja Gazeta/Reuters
After 1989, eastern Europe was supposed to join the club of so-called "normal countries". From now on, we were told, there would be free speech, a free press and free debate, all prevented during the years of communist oppression. But in practice, this free liberal debate is anything but.
These days, whenever someone in the post-communist countries of eastern Europe tries to criticise the changes that their country have undergone, the tendency is to ridicule, or worse, silence them. We're all middle class now, we are told. Start your own little enterprises, consume and shut up. Those trying to discuss a solution to the current crisis other than the orthodox austerity measures is quickly dismissed.