: What's really happening in Poland behind all the high-sounding rhetoric
All the blather about protecting the constitution againt the threat of a totalitarian dictatorship is yet another clever smoke-screen designed to conceal the machinations of a power-holding group that has managed to preserve their privileges since the ostensible collapse of communist rule in 1989. Behind the scenes, this well connected powerful mafia-like group, managed to get hold of all the key resources of the country and to transform the justice system and media into an effective tool protecting their own hold on power.
This power-holding group consist of two divisions: Operators and Propagandists. The first devises an action plan, while the second implements it and manipulates the public opinion. The first group controls everybody, the second controls primarily the media. The key opposition leaders who are intimately familiar with this holding mafia (like Ziobro, Kaczyński and Macierewicz), have been portrayed by the propaganda group as the greatest enemies of the public. While the Civic Platform was about to prosecute them, it decided not to, out of fear that too much confidential information about their modus operendi would be exposed. Similar plans were pursued with respect to the CBA (Anti-Corruption Bureau) chief Mariusz Kaminski, but President Andrzej Duda through his swift pardon frustrated their plans.
protecting the constitution
Grzegorz Snitchyna, er, um I mean Schetyna has met MEPs to warn them of the alleged horrible threat to Poland's democracy posed by the country's democratically elected government. The ambitious poitician with visions of becoming the next PM has a lot to lose if PiS win the next election so everything must be done to terrorise the international pbulic wtih concocted political horror stories.
Another well-known snitch is Tomasz Lis who stands to lose his cushy public TV post which pays him a greatly inflated monthly salary at the Polish taxpayer's expense, as if his Newsweek editorship didn't provide more than enough cash for any person. Recently he complained to Germany's ARD TV that journalists are persecuted in today's Poland. The sad thing is that many Westerners have little knowledge of Polish affairs and readily believe such nonsense.