Slandering St. John Paul II’s reputation is a sign of the left’s hatred toward Poland

Pope John Paul II gestures towards the crowd as President Reagan stands by his side during an appearance on Wednesday, May 2, 1984 in Fairbanks, Alaska at the airport. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)
By Grzegorz Adamczyk
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Hatred blinds. Hatred takes away reason, including political reason, and very often leads to failure. It is a process that, once started, is difficult to end. Soon, the opposition in Poland will find out all about this reality.

The attack on St. John Paul II is born out of hatred. It is about the final destruction of this moral-historical structure, which, according to left-liberals, shapes patriotic Christian attitudes and, as a result, helps drive strong support for the independence camp.

Since it cannot be defeated in elections, the idea is to cut the roots and solve the problem once and for all.

This is a very dangerous process, but one that also requires time. The opposition media, operating in a specific political environment and generally recognizing the logic of the struggle for power, has miscalculated by assuming that they will bring about a fundamental change in the perception of John Paul II in such a short time.

They open a front that may bring them not brilliant victories, but serious defeats. They confirm that they do not understand Poles, do not know them, and that the moods and views dominant in narrow metropolitan “bubbles” are mistakenly extended to the whole society.

However, attacking John Paul II — a man who gave freedom to Poles, who helped defeat communism, and who was and is the pride of the entire nation — reveals how ruthless the opposition truly is.

By attacking the Polish pope, they attack the soul of the nation.

They want to take away from Poles everything that unites them. They are supposed to be a mass without values, without roots, without references, and easy to manipulate. Anyone who wants to destroy the good memory of John Paul II must truly hate Poland.

In the long term, Poles must fight, cannot give up, because what is at stake is their dignity and identity. In the short term, the opposition has taken a big step toward electoral defeat. They may have even already lost the election before the first vote was cast.

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