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He sang it’s time the walls fell down

They say opposite attracts, my general sentiment of communism/socialism. Politically I stand far from both ideologies and still I spend many hours learning all about them. In the wait to see “Walesa. Man of Hope”, I took the time to watch a documentary (Polska Transformacja/The Polish Transition) about SolidarnoscWojciech Jaruzelski and the political transformation in Poland in the 1980s.

Particularly the idea of decommunization took an interest, the documentary talked about the challenges of decommunizing a population. And the element of a free democracy opening up for the return of communist political figures (who did not break any laws). The post title is taken from a song popular among the Solidarnosc trade union, Mury by Jacek Kaczmarski. While the physical wall was torn down in the late 1980s, the political wall needed more time to come down. It´s not just about tearing down walls, also finding the patience to work through the political issues. I found some images of socialist architecture from Poland and other countries.
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1. Tbilisi, Georgia 2. Minsk, Belarus 3. Most, Czech Republic 4. Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine 5. Pristina, Kosovo 6. Gdansk, Poland Images via: spiegel.de

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20 thoughts on “He sang it’s time the walls fell down

  1. Those buildings are incredible. Let me tell you those walls are still being torn down. Coming from a country like Canada to Poland has definitely been a culture shock…..
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    • Interesting to hear your thoughts, to hear it is a road ahead to work out more issues. Norway has had an easier route after World War Two compared to other European countries, I never thought until recent for some countries the war did not really end when WWII ended (talking about the countries falling into communist rule)

      • That’s exactly it. My husband still remembers when warsaw went under martial law in the early 80’s and the tanks rolled in… this was kind of an extension of that…. There’s still a lot of negativity here although it’s getting better!

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