Poland Just Embraced Fascism After Its Leader Said That Russophobia Is Now Mainstream

What’s especially shocking about the Polish state’s shameless embrace of Russophobic fascism, which might not actually be shared by the majority of Poles since many are pressured to at least passively support it under threat of potential political persecution, is that approximately a fifth of its population (6 million) was exterminated by the Nazis during World War II. What PiS has just done is spit on the graves of these people by taking up the torch that Hitler’s descendants just passed along to them

The ethno-racial dimension of fascism is universally recognized as the belief that one group is supposedly superior to another that its adherents regard as inferior so it can be objectively concluded that Poland just embraced this ideology after Prime Minister Morawiecki declared that Russophobia is now mainstream. In his own words that were shamelessly shared during a press conference on Wednesday, “Ladies and Gentlemen, in the context of this terrible event which is the war in Ukraine, Poland sets some standards, and what was previously called Russophobia is now mainstream, it is already accepted as a reality.”

Everyone is entitled to their own views about Russia’s ongoing special military operation in Ukraine but nobody should ever regard themselves as ethno-racially superior to Russians like Morawiecki just said is nowadays the norm. As a proud America-Pole with Ukrainian ancestry who’s lived in Russia for the past 8,5 years, I strongly condemn this trend and the Prime Minister’s support of it. It’s indisputably fascist to the core considering the universally recognized definition of this ideology’s ethno-racial dimension. For this reason, Russia must draw global attention to it as soon as possible and especially during its upcoming International Anti-Fascist Congress in August.

In hindsight, it was inevitable that this aspiring Central & Eastern European (CEE) leader’s government would embrace the Russophobic variant of fascism. I just explained earlier this week how “Poland’s Ruling Party Helped Provoke The Worst Security Crisis Since WWII” in a purely self-interested ploy to remain in power by meddling in Ukrainian affairs so as to facilitate the return to power of its anti-Russian allies in its American patron’s permanent military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies (“deep state”). Upon doing so, the hypocritically named “Law & Justice” (PiS per its Polish abbreviation) ruling party irreversibly set into motion the sequence of events that soon followed.

Poland then became the US’ top anti-Russian vanguard and subsequently sacrificed its conservative-nationalist principles by absorbing literally millions of Ukrainian refugees despite previously being resolutely against any such people entering its territory when they tried to do so from Belarus across the past year. This appealed to America and Germany respectively, both of which had hitherto been waging a fierce Hybrid War against PiS for ideological reasons related to their liberal-globalist leaderships’ opposition to PiS’ supposed conservative-nationalist principles that the ruling party since abandoned as part of its “compromise” to relieve the unprecedented pressure put upon it by these two “frenemies”.

What’s especially shocking about the Polish state’s shameless embrace of Russophobic fascism, which might not actually be shared by the majority of Poles since many are pressured to at least passively support it under threat of potential political persecution, is that approximately a fifth of its population (6 million) was exterminated by the Nazis during World War II. What PiS has just done is spit on the graves of these people by taking up the torch that Hitler’s descendants just passed along to them. Supremacist views are absolutely unacceptable under any circumstances, but are particularly shameful when so many Poles were exterminated due to the Nazis’ supremacist views about Slavs.

Observers should now expect Poland to export its Russophobic fascism to those CEE countries over which it plans to exert influence through its “Three Seas Initiative” (3SI) by exploiting the Ukrainian Conflict to this end. This “Evolving Ideological Dimension Of The New Cold War’s Western Eurasian Theater” suggests that Poland might soon wield more regional influence than even the EU’s de facto German leader since Berlin is reluctant to so openly embrace this ideology for historical reasons even though that’s rapidly changing after two German states equated the Russian “Z” with the Nazi swastika. All of Europe is therefore actually experiencing a continental-wide revival of fascism in the present day.

That being the case, observers should also remember that all fascist societies in the past had their fair share of heroic dissidents who refused to go along with their countries’ embrace of such a hateful ideology. They might be laying low for the time being in order to avoid political persecution but presumably still exist in the present day. These folks will clandestinely work to push back against this trend in their own way though it’ll still likely take some time for there to be any tangible progress. Nevertheless, those sincere anti-fascists outside of Europe would do well not to assume that everyone from the continent – let alone every Pole – is fascist since that would be fascist in and of itself.

By Andrew Korybko Via https://oneworld.press/?module=articles&action=view&id=2662