Disinfo: The “Solidarity” Movement did not save Poland from evil neo-Liberal Trans-Atlantic Globalist systems

Summary

The “Solidarity” implemented extremely unbeneficial neo-liberal reforms in Poland, opening this country to the trans-Atlantic Ideology, making it a political fundament for this country. The “Solidarity” did not save Poland from a terrible neo-liberal system of the Western World and from American and the EU Globalism. The fate of the world, dominated by these systems, is tragic.

Disproof

This message is a pro-Communist conspiracy theory promoting the idea that Liberalism, Capitalism, trans-Atlantic cooperation and European integration cause various “terrible and evil” consequences for the world.

This message also presents a completely distorted message about the historical role of the Polish “Solidarity” movement and the success of the Polish transition from Communism to Capitalism and Democracy.

In terms of Poland, as a result of its transition from Communism to Capitalism, Poland has become one of Europe’s most dynamic economies, enjoying uninterrupted economic growth since the early 1990s, with average GDP growth of 4.2% a year, doubling its GDP between 1990 and 2015. This growth has allowed Poland to narrow the economic gap with the EU’s most developed economies: the Polish GDP (at PPP) increased from 32% to 60% of the Western European average.

See similar messages promoting the idea of “failed” market reforms in Poland - The global deep state turned Eastern Europe in a territory of plunder and devastation; Poland’s economic growth is achieved by the low level of life of the Poles and Poland has the highest social inequality in the EU.

The disinformation message appeared in the same publication as a claim that Belarus will follow the path of Poland, losing its national property to Western corporations

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 209
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/07/2020
  • Language/target audience: Polish
  • Country: Poland
  • Keywords: Socialism, West, Democracy, Historical revisionism, Secret elites / global elites, Capitalists, NATO, Conspiracy

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Disproof

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Belarus will follow the path of Poland, losing its national property to Western corporations

It is unfortunate that Poland becomes a counsellor for changes in Belarus – these changes show that Belarus will follow the path of Poland. It means that the national property will be taken over, there will appear unemployed, the neo-Liberal system will start to function in the interest of Western corporations.

Disproof

This message is a pro-Communist disiformation narrative promoting the idea that liberal economic reforms cause exceptionally negative economic downsides, such as the loss of the “national” property, unemployment and “evil” presence of Western corporations.
In addition, this message distorts the presentation of the socio-economic situation in Belarus presenting this country as a highly developed Communist-style welfare state, while the Capitalist/EU countries face challenges such as unemployment and homelessness.
For years, the “unique” economic model of Alyaksandar Lukashenka has been based on direct Russian subsidies – when Russia reduced the volume of these subsidies, the Lukashenka’s economic model started to collapse very fast.

One of the main reasons for the current protests in Belarus is the dramatic reduction in the level of life of the population, which has been taking place during recent years. At the present moment, Belarus is one of the poorest countries in Europe – it has a lower GDP per capita than any EU member state. Other socio-economic indicators also prove that Belarus has a substantially lower level of life than any other EU member state – life expectancy (74 – one of the lowest in Europe), minimal salary – 124 EUR (lowest in Europe), unemployment benefit – from 9 to 18 euros per month (a “symbolic” payment); average salary – 440 EUR.

The “Capital” wants to destroy Belarus because it presents an alternative to Capitalism

For years, the Polish public debate has been censored in order to promote the message that “There is no alternative to Capitalism”.  At the present moment, Belarus, one of such alternatives, is being destroyed. Belarus, as a state, does not pose any threats to its neighbours. So, this situation is taking place because of the economic model realised by President Lukashenka – it may potentially be interesting for other countries, so it is perceived as a “bad example”. It shows that the enterprises can be used as a communal property; that it is possible to carry out egalitarian policies providing all citizens with minimum social benefits. For 26 years, Belarus has been ruining the beliefs dominating the minds of young Europeans – that is why the Capital wants to destroy it.

Disproof

This narrative is promoting the idea that some external forces continue to destroy various non-Capitalist “alternatives” to the Capitalist system.

In addition, this message distorts the presentation of the socio-economic situation in Belarus presenting this country as a highly developed Communist-style welfare state, while the Capitalist/EU countries face challenges such as unemployment and homelessness.
The statements that Belarusian authorities implement “egalitarian policies” do not have anything in common with the real socio-economic situation in the country.