The Polish government’s boasting about the patriotism of its youth is an attempt to put a good face on the matter, a Rossa Primavera News Agency’s observer Pyotr Nikolayev said on July 31.
The publicist commented on the words of Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who boasted about the successes in the cultivation of patriotism and pride in the Polish nation among the younger generation.
“Although the Polish authorities boast about the patriotism of their young people, the summer presidential election has shown that the youth has another kind of patriotism there, a pan-European one,” Nikolayev said. “The Polish government is cultivating traditionalism and Polish nationalism among young people, while young voters have chosen cosmopolitanism and European values by voting for liberal leader Rafał Trzaskowski. “
The observer said that the Polish society still has a consensus regarding modern Russia. The society does not protest when the Polish authorities praise the Soviet-Polish war as a struggle between the fighters for freedom and Bolshevism, or when they represent the beginning of World War II – Poland’s disappearance from the map of Europe – as an alliance of two totalitarianisms.
“Morawiecki said that the time of the race of nations is coming, but Polish youth is not interested in it. Polish young people along with Paris and Berlin are interested in accusing Russia of being undemocratic and retreating from the canons of radical feminism and LGBT ideology,” the publicist said. “The conservative government of Poland is still firmly in power because of the older generation, but Morawiecki‘s statements about the support of young people are an attempt to put a good face on this matter. “
In the second runoff of the Polish presidential election on 10 July, 70.3% of students gave their votes for the opposition liberal candidate, Warsaw mayor Rafał Trzaskowski, while 63.4% of pensioners voted for his opponent, current president Andrzej Duda.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency