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Lech Walesa's legacy

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Post 17 Nov 2015, 01:32
Absurd wrote:
To read about a man who, most likely, was a commie agent (snitching on his fellow trade union "Solidarity" komrades) on a forum dedicated to discussion of communism. Priceless
If he was a "commie agent" then it clearly backfired on the government. Walesa became a worldwide anti-communist symbol, traveled to the USA and UK urging workers in those countries not to strike against their governments, and when in power presided over the "de-communization" of Polish society and economy, including austerity measures which saw a rapid decline in living standards.
Post 28 Nov 2015, 23:50
Ismail wrote:
If he was a "commie agent" then it clearly backfired on the government. Walesa became a worldwide anti-communist symbol, traveled to the USA and UK urging workers in those countries not to strike against their governments, and when in power presided over the "de-communization" of Polish society and economy, including austerity measures which saw a rapid decline in living standards.


Lul. It sure did "backfire".

As for "urging workers in those countries not to strike against their governments", it is quite ironic for he is noted for urging and wanting to 'bombard' police stations with grenades. Proper terrorist turned mellow...

It is clear the intel you're wielding isn't quality intel.

Conscript wrote:
Why not join them while you wait? Are you polish btw?


I'm not sure I understood what you wrote. Technically, I already joined, by posting in this thread twice(?)
Post 11 Dec 2015, 16:51
Absurd wrote:
Lul. It sure did "backfire".
I don't get why you put "backfire" in quotation marks unless the goal of the PUWP leadership was to lose political power. If, as you say, Walesa was at one point an informant, it doesn't much matter (except to the other anti-communists he betrayed, I guess) since he still became a leading figure in the struggle to dismantle any pretense of "socialism" existing in Poland.
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