The month of May was a great month for turning the Polish political scene upside down! To see the Shogun, the Cucumber and the Doctor all get spurned by a majority of the Polish electorate is certainly cause for rejoicing. The mandate against the status quo dished out to PO and affirmed by the over 20% earned by Pawel Kukiz and his nascent movement gives me renewed hope that the stranglehold that corrupt post communists and self-interested apparatchiks have held on the political debate for far too long may be coming to an end. Albeit admittedly there is much to do but a start is a start!
On Wall Street we call these moments “inflections” and they signal strong reversals in trend. Looking back to those who were never reformed and those who learned to engage government and political power from the poisoned legacy system of communism “we the people” all know it is time to bid them adieu for good. This is true for all of the three parties that are direct and indirect vestiges of the communist system; PO, PSL, and SLD. This is where the worst members of the political class since 1989- those who made the system work for them before AND after transformation- all have been hanging their hats. Of course these venal corrupt kleptocrats and bureaucrats will not just exit gracefully despite the people having spoken. So where will they go? With their host bodies dying there is a need to find a new host immediately to support the continued plunder and exploitation of the country.
Read the rest at wprost here.