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Why is PiS hated?

The hatred with which the opposition and its supporters approach PiS is incomprehensible. Jan Galarowicz delves into the psychology of the government’s opponents, explaining where their anger stems from.

Their rage, hatred, disdain and aggression towards PiS and its supporters can be seen in parliament, in the media and street protests. For years they slandered Radio Maria and its sympathizers in the same manner. What can be easily seen, which is confirmed by research, the view that treating PiS in such a manner is irrational and wrong: the emotions of the enemies of that party have their specific sources.

One of them is the deformed by propaganda view on reality. The rage against PiS is also a reaction to lost goods: lost elections and deprivation of a monopoly on what’s right. Convinced that they are the embodiment of all intellectual and moral values, they cannot accept that the “worst sort” is in power. 

Convinced that they are the embodiment of all intellectual and moral values, they cannot accept that the “worst sort” is in power

They feel struck by criticism (destruction, according to them) of their authorities and their secular religion: WOŚP [charity action] and their media, which they see as the source of truth, wisdom and fairness. Their negative emotions are fueled by the fear that they might lose the next elections. 

Yet, they do not need to transform their negative feelings in to acts of aggression. Why are they doing so? They have one goal in mind: to retake power.

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