Lewica Razem Aug 10, 2019 17:55:18 GMT 1
Post by pjotr on Aug 10, 2019 17:55:18 GMT 1
Dear Forum friends,
I post this message from a general and specific interest in parliamentary democracy and the belief that a certain balance, Communicating vessels (Naczynia połączone), and some sort of near 50-50 balance between government and opposition forces is important for a healty democracy. Often the (center) right or (center) left wins 55 or 60% of the votes and the oppositions stays with 45 or 40 percent of the votes in the left vs right distribution.
In Poland, the USA, Hungary, Austria and other European and Western nations that balance seems to be gone and Rightwing National Populist, National conservative, conservative and reactionairy forces seem to be dominant, in a new movement in which the rightwing wing of the centre right (Conservative Christian Democrats, rightwing liberals and conservatives) have merged with former far right Neo-Fascist, Neo-Nazi, Ultra-Nationalist, Peoples nationalist, Phalangist, Nativist and xenophobic rightwing political forces, movements and parties. In the German Alternative for Germany former Christian Democrats of the CDU and CSU parties sit next to former Neo-Nazi's of the NPD (National Democratic party). Poland is different than Germany, but in Poland you also have modern 21th rightwing and far right mergers and fusions in new parties in movements. The weakness of the Polish centre left, left and even far left worries me.
The dominance of the right is to large. It is a democratic right of Poles to vote that way, think that way, feel that way, and go into a national conservative, nationalist and rightwing Populist direction. But I do believe that the left did not had and does not have an answer to the people who vote for far right or reactionary right, where they voted leftwing or centrist liberal in the past. From the other hand the far right and the right also have their electoral losses and it is a fact that the leftist Greens made victories in Germany and the Netherlands. The left in Poland of course is different than in Germany and the Netherlands. Partia Zieloni is not the same as Bündnis 90/Die Grünen or GroenLinks (GreenLeft). Every European country has a different society, different heritage, different financial and economical situation, a different kind of left and thus national and regional circumstances with a different past and history. Therefor I post this leftwing post about leftwing politics in general and leftwing politics in Poland from the perspective of a Dutch layman who from far away abroad tries to understand the Polish situation.