Sunday, June 8, 2014

Simulated reality in Poland

16 April 2014
TVP Info tv channel, 9:43 AM CET

Piotr Niemczyk, former deputy chief of the Polish intelligence agency UOP (Urząd Ochrony Państwa, Polish governmental agency responsible for state security in the 1990s) said

The dominant view in Poland today is that freedom of speech is more valuable than the sense of security.
In Polish: Dziś w Polsce panuje przekonanie, że wolność słowa jest większą wartością niż poczucie bezpieczeństwa.

This is a completely empty slogan, typical of a simulated reality, i.e. a fake public life in Poland.

There is no freedom of speech in Poland. The functionaries of the junta in Poland carefully watch what they say, and more importantly, what you say. The pluralism is fully artificial. You can say almost anything, provided

(1) you belong to the junta,
(2) you have got their licence to say some things, and
(3) your speech remains within bounds of that license.

Translated into plain language this means junta functionaries do not represent themselves. They represent junta and they say whatever junta expects of them.

Junta's freedom of speech is the freedom of speech of the guards of the concentration camp.