No, I am not talking about the ex-communist SLD. I’m talking about the Polish Communist Party.
There still is one, you know. And it’s envoi, Comrade Marcin Popiuk, was in Cuba this week giving support to the ailing Comrade Castro, who appears to be very ill indeed.
(Here is Castro, btw, a few months ago getting rather intimate with Comrade Chavez.)
‘…[The Polish Communist] group condemns the US economic, commercial, and financial blockade against Cuba.
...Popiuk also expressed his solidarity with the five Cubans unfairly imprisoned in the US since 1998 for infiltrating Miami organizations responsible for numerous terrorist acts against Cuba.
The Polish communist leader [?] praised the opportunity of learning while here that "Cuban people s health and education have another dimension."
I must say I agree with him being against the US blockade – all sanctions are morally wrong and are harming ordinary people, not their anti-democratic leaders.
But the article gives us another insight into the current state of Polish communist thinking (a minority sport in Poland, but still…).
‘Questioned on Poland s inclusion in the European Union, he pointed out there are more disadvantages than advantages.
"Now we are politically dependent on that block and also economically, since we have opened our country to capitalism. There are no limits for foreign investors to acquire our land or industries," Popiuk explained.
“…limits for foreign investors…” is exactly the stance on this issue we get from Polish nationalists. And that’s always been the way with Polish communists – Red Nationalism. Maybe Popiuk really should seek out an alliance with the League of Polish Families and comrades at Radio Maryja?
The Communist Party of Poland (not to be confused with the Polish United Workers Party, which ruled in Poland from 1948 until 1989)) sounds like an old party, which existed from 1918 to 1938 when Stalin shut them down after the inevitable purges, etc. Another (illegal) Communist Party was formed by Stalinist Kazimierz Mijal in 1965. After his emigration to Albania [?] in 1966, the party was based for some time in Tirana.
The new Communist Party is actually only four years old. They describe themselves as ‘neo-communist’ – whatever that means…
Due to its very small size (actually almost non-existant membership) I imagine they regard themselves as ‘vangaardist’ waiting for the right moment to ‘go to the class’ and lead us into revolution. Or not.
But as you can see by the photos of the last Polish Communist Party Congress (December 2006), its membership appears to be rather elderly.