In 1772, in Poland began what we call the “rozbiory” – that is, a division of its land between its three neighbours: Russia, Prussia and Austria. In 1795, Poland completely disappeared from the worldmap. It is a period that is called the “123 Years of Slavery”, where the Polish people were literally reduced to serving the foreign powers that have absorbed it.
It was only in 1918, after the First World War, that it obtained a puppet independence. Pilsudcki will be at the head of this 2nd Republic, and while presenting himself as being a socialist, will prove in his practice to be a capitalist in the service of foreign power like France. At the beginning of the second world war, Poland was invaded. Between 1939 and 1944 Poland was under Nazi occupation. In 1944, the Communists liberated Poland, hand in hand with the Red Army, and the Republic of Poland was founded (then it became the People’s Republic of Poland in 1952).
At its head, Boleslaw Bierut, was a real hero of the people who made Poland to rebuild itself in few years and paved the way for socialism. Unfortunately, his strong Marxist-Leninist convictions made him a threat for Khruschev’s plans on Eastern Europe, and shortly after he pronounced his “secret speech” to which Mao Zedong, Enver Hoxha and Boleslaw Bierut strongly opposed, he made Bierut killed (poisoned). In his place was put a puppet of Russian social-imperialism, Gomulka, who established capitalism in Poland. In 1989, happenned the so-called “liberation of Poland” that was actually a last blow to the semblance of “socialism” that was in Poland. The strong import of foreign products and the still more rapacious development of capitalism ruined our national industry, and condemned Poland to become a country dependent on imports and oriented towards export. 27 years later, it is still the same thing.
In fact, over the past 224 years, Poland has only known 12 years when its leaders were really working in the interest of the Polish people. It is not surprising that today 33% of our population lives outside Poland (20 million out of a total of 58.5 million Poles) – this is a consequence of our tragic history.
I think that today all Poles must not only say that they are patriots (to have a strong sense of love for their culture, language, traditions and history), but that they are nationalists : that they struggle to free Poland from the imperialism and bureaucratic capitalism.
Long live Poland, long live Communism, long live Marxism-Leninism-Maoism!