Sociologist and political scientist prof. Małgorzata Molęda-Zdziech says that the legal chaos that has arisen in Poland in connection with the case of Kamiński and Wąsik will bring social and political consequences. According to her, trust in public institutions may decrease. She stated that PiS is trying to create “a character that voters will not like.” – In my opinion, creating an atmosphere of chaos, changing meanings and turning convicted people into heroes or political prisoners is a logic aimed at polarization, not at extinguishing conflicts – said Prof. Molęda-Zdziech.
Prof. Małgorzata Molęda-Zdziech, sociologist, political scientist, head of the Department of Political Studies at the Warsaw School of Economics, spoke on TVN24 about the social and political consequences of the legal chaos that can be observed in the case Mariusz Kamiński and Maciej Wąsik.
– PiS uses a different logic in communicating with its voters. It has a great impact on the sphere of emotions, i.e. emotional logic. He wants to build an enemy and a character that voters will not like or even hate. This hate speech has become part of the language of this group – said the TVN24 guest.
Molęda-Zdziech: we see the devastation of the law
Molęda-Zdziech explained that in addition to the negative political consequences related to the confusion over Wąsik and Kamiński, there are also social and political consequences. – We see the devastation of the law. This is associated with reduced trust in institutions that have become politicized and partisan, he claims.
She also noticed that funding for institutions that inspired social trust was gradually decreasing in favor of partisan institutions.
“Logic aimed at polarization, not reconciliation, extinguishing conflicts”
The TVN24 guest explained that the introduction of ambiguities in legal matters may be related to the desire to rebuild the political position of Law and Justice. – We are facing an election year cycle, because we have it elections local government and to the European Parliament. PiS wants to strengthen divisions because it needs to rebuild its position, said Molęda-Zdziech.
– In my opinion, creating an atmosphere of chaos, changing meanings and turning convicted people into heroes or political prisoners is a logic aimed at polarization, not reconciliation, extinguishing conflicts and building an efficient, good state – she added.
Molęda-Zdziech: we need more positivism than romanticism
The professor also claims that trust and patience are needed for the new government, which is trying to quickly introduce good changes. – We have had a new government since December 13, and so many good things have happened, including an advance payment from the KPO, and Poland’s image in the world is changing – she said.
– We need more positivism than romanticism – she added at the end of the conversation.
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