cjareck wrote:If you say that "our" leftists are "moderate" compared to the west, I am a little shocked.
It depends on what you mean by "leftists". Adrian Zandberg is probably to the left of Bernie Sanders and more or less at the same point as Jeremy Corbyn, whereas Robert Biedroń is to the right of all of them. Obviously actual anarchists and communists are just as left-wing in Poland as anywhere else, and they're probably more marginal than in most of the rest of the EU.
If by "leftists" you mean supporters of PO and Nowoczesna, and people without party affiliation but somewhat to the left of PiS, then yes they're on the whole more right-wing than most comparable people in Western Europe and the bluer parts of the US.
cjareck wrote:Remember that PiS is not on the right-wing of the political scene.
I know this is all somewhat arbitrary and relative, but conventionally PiS is right-wing. If PiS is left, where does that leave PO? And where does that leave Razem, to the left of not only PO, but also to its coalition partners within Lewica? And where does that leave extraparliamentary groups like Rozbrat, Związek Syndykalistów Polski and Czerwony Front, who are substantially to the left of Razem?
They are rather like NSDAP - national-socialists.
PiS are not national socialists. They're just illiberal conservatives (i.e. conservatives, but not liberal conservatives). Raising taxes a bit and giving people 500 złoty for having kids doesn't make you a nazi (nor does it make you a social democrat for that matter; social democracy is mostly predicated on universal programmes funded by the state, not cash-in-hand payouts to the citizens themselves).
drp9341 wrote:but then prioritizes welfare
In what instances?
overscore wrote:That is also true of the west, even more so probably. Last year alone Canada saw 300,000 new residents - mostly from Asia -- that's equivalent to an entire Kashubia. The French language and catholic culture will probably die or become marginal within my lifetime.
TIL Asians are genetically incapable of learning French.