Poland: Political Swingers for the United States
“But I ask you, what is there that has changed? Has the danger diminished? No, only the intellectual blindness of the ruling classes of Europe has reached its zenith”. - Poland’s European Mission, Karl Marx 1867
In the United States, because Americans are generally uninformed about the factual causes as to why they and their armed forces must prepare for war, people are not inclined to study the history of the nations that their American regime invades. They are like immature children who see photos on the internet or on television showing Polish citizens welcoming American troops to the border of Poland and Russia, not knowing the deeper consequences of such an adventurous military movement. As one Russian friend of mine said to me so succulently: “Poland wants American money, wants to taunt Russia, and now the Polish women will have their American men”. When I heard her remark, I could only say: “Well, my Russian friend, in that case, then Poland is nothing but a prostitute for American interests”. She seemed amazed at my statement, because she said a Russian revolutionary had made a similar statement before the Russian Revolution.
In a more serious, political and historical interpretation of the question of Polish sovereignty and Poland’s slavish submission to United States foreign policy, there is the resonance of European reality that cannot be ignored.
As Engels wrote in his time which is relevant today: “The liberation of Germany cannot therefore take place without the liberation of Poland from German oppression. And because of this, Poland and Germany have a common interest, and because of this, Polish and German democrats can work together for the liberation of both nations”. In essence, Engels was confirming in his era, which can apply to our historical time, that American, European, and Polish reactionaries are interested in maintaining their grip over a capitalist economy in Poland. These oligarchs and neo-liberal ‘statesmen’ will attempt to ensure that the Polish people are placed in a servitude position towards NATO and the American imperialist “nation-station” fearing not only the strength of Russia, but also the full liberation of both Poland and Germany, which would destroy their hegemonic aspirations.
We should not forget that Krakow, in the middle of the 1840’s, left some European powers shaken, because after all they needed Poland enslaved to a monarchical state and bourgeois economy. This is no different than the goal of the reactionary regimes of Germany and America today, who still want to exercise tight control over the people of Poland and her economy. It was Marx who studied thoroughly the Polish need for liberation and who wrote in 1848 on the Krakow uprising: “So, in what respect, finally, was this Krakow revolution communistic? Perchance because it wanted to break the chains of feudalism, to liberate property from feudal obligations and to transform it into modern property?...Nobody will deny that in Poland the political question is tied up with the social one. For a long time they have been inseparable from each other”.
In present day Poland, there has been serious outcry from the Polish people against the behavior of their government’s leadership regarding workers’ wages and women’s rights. Now we shall see how much resistance the Poles have to endure the occupation of American troops and their allies along the Polish and Russian border.
We shall observe if they have the intelligence and courage to rid themselves of Andrzej Duda of the conservative party, the Eurosceptic Law and Justice Party, and his prime minister, Beata Szydlo, who are both political tools for NATO and the American government, because it benefits their class interests as well as the decadent Polish middle class.
It should be remembered that the Polish working class has a long history in Europe for its struggle against its past monarchies, fascists, and other government institutions. Therefore, we or the Polish people should not be surprised by the current Polish leadership, which is obedient to the needs of Washington. Szydlo betrayed her working class, coal miner background, while Duda, as a middle class lawyer, is merely allying himself with the current reactionary powers of the EU and America, because they abet his political ambitions. The Eurosceptic Law and Justice Party has its own hidden agenda of Polish expansionism which the leaders of the early Soviet Union well understood, and which the leaders of present day Russia also understand in terms of the Polish government’s insidious aspirations, which are fascist aspirations in the modern sense. Poland would not mind, with the assistance of an American military invasion of Russia, to help itself to Russian territory as it did during the Russian Civil War, which led Lenin to go to war against the Polish state. Also, this period of history is not the same as World War II, and in this epic period in which World War III has already commenced as an undeclared world war, thermo-nuclear weapons could eventually be used to destroy specific troop deployments, or they could be destroyed by bomber strikes amidst an asymmetrical conflict, not unlike what has occurred in Syria.
In The New York Times, an editorial work was printed in which it was admitted by the journalist Vladimir Isachenkov, who contributed to the report from Moscow: “Worries about the permanence of the new U.S. security commitments are rooted in a tragic national history in which Poland has often lost out in deals made by the great powers. Poles still feel betrayed by Obama's "reset" with Russia early on in his administration, which involved abandoning plans for a major U.S. missile defense system in Poland and replacing it with plans for a less ambitious system, still not in place”. What the reporter does not write about is which Poles have felt betrayed by the Obama regime, and particularly which economic classes in Poland benefit from the presence of American troops on Polish territory. The New York Times reporter goes on to reiterate the military strategy of NATO and say: “The armored brigade combat team arriving in Poland hails from Fort Carson, Colorado. The troops arrived last week in Germany and are gathering in Poland before units will fan out across seven countries from Estonia to Bulgaria. A headquarters unit will be stationed in Germany. After nine months they will be replaced by another unit”.
It is not surprising that the fanning out of American troops and armor units will take place among the various Eastern European nations that border with Russia. It is also a reality that certain American generals and their underling colonels are taunt and anxious to confront a supposed enemy with whom they may in the end, like the Nazi officers before them that they have studied so thoroughly, make the same mistakes. The people of Europe and Russia are at a zenith in deciding not only the fate of Poland, but also the stability and even the survival of Europe.