Sunday, February 20, 2011

Kaczynski launches blog!

The timing is interesting. We here at Poland X start a blog and the next thing you know Law and Justice (PiS) leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski launches his own blog. Coincidence? I think not.

Kaczynski is by no means a natural blogger. As my partner Vasyloo noted recently, Kaczynski used to categorise all internet users as beer-drinking porn addicts (which, ahem, is totally and completely outrageous, how dare he…). He did not have a bank account until not too long ago due to the fear "someone" could just put money into it (Jaroslaw, I can honestly say you are right, this is a big problem). He doesn't drive. He lives with his mom and his cat.

But living with your mom and a cat makes you something of a nerd, and nerds these days -- ask Mark Zuckerberg -- are uber-cool. That, I guess, could explain Kaczynski's change of heart.

The launch has not gone without controversy. One veteran leftist blogger wrote that Kaczynski's conversion to the religion of blogging was not credible because of his prior "stupid comments" about the internet. A leading PO member also brought up the beer and porn comment (which I continue to be outraged by).

A former PiS member alleged Kaczynski was using a ghost writer and only wanted to be seen as "modern" and "cool." He added that Kaczynski did not have much experience using a computer and could not even surf the internet without help (I'm having difficulty imagining Kaczynski surfing at all).

In the event, Kaczynski's virgin post was a bit of a snoozer. In the shockingly entitled "Modern economic patriotism," it concluded that Polish capital is needed in Polish banks to develop Polish capitalism in order to invest in Polish roads and use Polish energy with the help of a strong Polish state run by you-know-who.

I don't know about you, but I'm dying for post number two. Maybe he'll tell us who's to blame for the Smolensk crash....

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