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Disappointment

Lately there have been a few things on my mind that have caused me some pretty far-reaching disappointment and dismay.

It started with the October parliamentary elections in Poland where a bunch of nutcases and bigots were given the mandate to run the country with a majority in the house (thank FUCK not a constitutional majority!) and in cahoots with the new president elected earlier this year.

So far the new president has managed to create a shitstorm by pardoning a minister candidate for the new govt who has an ongoing trial for fraud. The law does not allow for giving pardon to anyone with an ongoing case.

Furthermore, the new government will pretty much run the country bankrupt if given enough time, trying to make do with all the promises they've made to the electorate. Worst of all, the party that won (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość) are known for being xenophobic, quarrelsome, homophobic and very strict on preserving the heavy influence of the Catholic Church over politics in Poland.

The absolute nail to coffin for me is electing several nationalists and outright fascist-leaning pricks who are now allowed to spew their hatred lounder than ever and spread intolerance in a country that had the unfortunate experience of being ransacked and run to ground by the Nazis.

Fucking Poles should know better than that. That's my biggest disappointment here, half of the country where I was born is just plainly dumb and opted for giving power to the bunch that deserves it least, and certainly has no good in mind for the country and its people regardless of their skin color, religion or sexual orientation.

The disappointment with so many of my countrymen has reached such depths that I don't even wish to read any related news from the place. I don't want to go there either but I will for the sake of family and friends. Hugely let down by all the rest that has happend.

One other huge let-down was served by someone who I thought was a friend but turned out the opposite, with the addition of being an apparent manipulator. I don't need to get into detail with his actions but least to say rejection and backstabbing feels pretty bad. But it's his call, I certainly don't need someone like that in my life.

I suppose everyone has had a shiver sent down their spine after the Paris attack. I honestly don't know where the fuck is this world going to or where I stand amid the turmoil. It's just been pretty bitter on many fronts lately, although I couldn't be thankful enough for those who I have around me and who have been there when needed. You know who you are and always remember that you can count on reciprocity. Thanks.

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I keep feeling that fascism isn't far beneath the surface of a lot of civilisations, even ignoring authoritarian states where that's already the norm, such as Saudi Arabia and Iran. Indeed, just look at the US, with hordes clamoring to hear Trump declare how he can "make American great again" (doesn't that sound grimly familiar from somewhere..), even as he shouts out his plan to deport every single Mexican back to Mexico, and enact a registration scheme for Muslims. He can do all that, and more, and people are lapping it up in their millions.

For whatever reasons, in times of stress, there seems to be an instinctive reaction from a lot of people to retrench, giving the forces of darkness precisely what they sought to begin with.

I'm very sorry to hear about the pseudo-friend. Myself, I'd probably not think too much further on that, just in case there's any scope for misinterpretation, or them simply not understanding what they've done. (FSM knows, I can certainly be quite oblivious at times)
It's pretty worrying looking at all these recent developments in politics, the rise of such populist figures, often fired by hate speak and hostility towards minorities. Caving into that fear is exactly what said politicians want, as well as those who cause chaos. A frightened population is easier to manipulate. We've been there before, we should know better. I still have family around who witnessed what that can do.

As for that former friend, I've forgotten about it and spare him no more of my thought. It's his choice, and if he chooses to be a dick then so be it, it isn't going to consume any more of my precious time :P
It's a shame that civil liberties have taken such a hit in your homeland.

I still greatly admire what it has accomplished since the fall of the USSR.

My ancestors are from Saxony. Y'all are great neighbors. :)
Well, as of yet nothing drastic has happend because they aren't able to pass any restrictive legislation, owing to the fact that the Constitutional Tribunal is still there to guard these liberties. They're trying to revoke a portion of nominations for judges appointed by the previous government but they can't as that's unconstitutional.

Interesting times, and while it sucks that people like that have taken power, it could have been a lot worse. They don't hold a constitutional majority, thank fuck. If they did then we could kiss most of these post-communist accomplishments goodbye :P