Polish President Andrzej Duda slams “imaginary community” of Brussels, says EU has little relevance regarding the internal affairs of Poland.
Good for Duda. More European nation states must challenge the EU’s attempt to expand its reach into affairs beyond its scope.
“When our affairs are resolved, we will deal with European affairs,” Duda said in a speech on Tuesday. “For now let them leave us alone and let us fix Poland, because this is the most important thing.”
In his speech to the southeast community of Lezajsk, Duda accused Europe of abandoning Poland to Soviet control after World War II.
Duda said because of that history, Poland has the right to have expectations of Europe and that above all, Poles “have the right to govern here and decide what kind of Poland we should have.”
* The opposition in Poland reacted with their typical bizarre comparisons. One even tried to claim the late Pope St. John Paul II would have somehow embrace the “values” of today’s EU, which clearly has distanced itself from Christianity.
Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz, the leader of the small agrarian Polish People’s Party, actually accused Duda, who is a practicing Catholic, of rejecting the teaching of Poland’s top authority, the late pope St. John Paul II, who advocated for EU membership.
Kosiniak-Kamysz may be somewhat confused about what constitutes the official teachings of the Church. We hardly believe that Duda’s salvation will be determined by his opinion of the EU. Or is Duda now expected to worship the “infallible” leaders of the EU?
We will not be so vain to try to speak for Saint John Paul II, but does one really believe he would be enthusiastic with the current direction of the EU, especially considering its beliefs on abortion, homosexuality, gender identity and a host of other issues?
** The show trial in the EU Parliament regarding Hungary was an abomination and revealed much about Brussels. The hatred and bitterness towards Hungarians (and how they voted) was evident, even with the shameless and theatrical appeals from Guy Verhofstadt that the EU was somehow “rescuing” Hungarians from a leader they overwhelmingly chose through free elections. Most Hungarians see right through this charade.
This was a preview of the forthcoming battle for the Soul of Europe that will pit those who worship the EU superstate against those who will fight to defend the integrity and independence of the European nation state.
Poles may favor membership, but not at the cost of selling their souls. Eventually, the EU may self-destruct as a result of its own actions.