March 4, 2006


Polish President Compares China to Poland: Offers encouragement for end of communism (Gary Feuerberg, Mar 04, 2006, Epoch Times)

President Lech Kaczynski had just paid his respects to President Bush at the White House on Feb. 9, when he gave a press conference outside on the White House lawn, and answered questions from reporters. One question came from a reporter for The Epoch Times who mentioned that eight million Chinese communists had recently withdrawn from the Party since the publication of the "Nine Commentaries of the Communist Party" in The Epoch Times.

The Epoch Times reporter then asked the newly elected president about the parallels between Poland and China and for him to share his wisdom on how Chinese people could be free from communist tyranny.

Presidents may get asked many questions that are intended to embarrass or force a response that they don't want to commit to, but it was clear that this president welcomed the question. His first thoughts were: "This process is something that has already happened to Europe, including Poland. I can only by comparison tell you that at the beginning of the 1980s in Poland, we had 3 million members of the Polish United Workers Party, [interrupted, "the Polish Communist Party"] …the Polish Communist Party. In autumn '81, it was one million less members. So, already that was before martial law was imposed on Poland. Now after martial law was declared [inaudible], even fewer people remained in the Party."

You could see the delight in him of ridding his country of communist power.

Hardly surprising that more primitive cultures have been slower to reach the End, but they'll all get there.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 4, 2006 1:29 PM

I have a soft spot for the Poles. To have suffered so much for so long and remain civilized and courteous, not bitter and vindictive. They're darn good looking people too.

The French could take a clue.

Posted by: erp at March 4, 2006 4:54 PM


In manners or personal hygiene?

Posted by: Bartman at March 5, 2006 8:30 AM

Both, actually.

Posted by: erp at March 5, 2006 1:07 PM