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Zybertowicz: divisions in Poland are "a second Smolensk crash"

Foreign powers from the West and the East are actively participating in the division of Polish society after the Smoleńsk catastrophe, claims presidential advisor Andrzej Zybertowicz.

According to Zybertowicz, nine years after the catastrophe one can observe an “emotional, psychological and also unfortunately intellectual breaking of Polish society.” The advisor called this division a “second Smoleńsk catastrophy”, so deep that it made healing after the first impossible.

“Despite the passage of nine years since the Smoleńsk Catastrophe, many Poles are lost in relation to the tragedy itself, and on the canvas of its motives there has been a loss of the ability of conversation between many environments. New meaningless and hysterical tribalism has appeared,” Zybertowicz argued in an interview for Polskie Radio.

The presidential adviser believes that “foreign powers from the West and the East are actively taking part” in the division of Polish society and that “the Smoleńsk catastrophe itself is the object of games between external partners who want to make sure, that the subject option will win. Only then can Poland be played with.”

Zybertowicz further explained that Poland’s two different ways of development are in conflict, both having their roots in history and religion.

“One part when thinking about Poland feel enrooted in those elements of our tradition, which point to our ability to self-determine, to fight for our interests and that a modern state can be created based on our tradition and religion,” Zybertowicz claimed.

The other half is meant to see history as a ballast and that the best pathway to modernization is “a form of de-Christianization.”

“When PiS formulates its vision of a sovereign Poland, they clearly present their point of view. The Civic Platform due to election economic reasons cannot clearly state: we are for an imitational model of development,” the presidential advisor concluded.

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