„Ekstremiści, chuligani,politykierzy”. Obraz podziemnej „Solidarności” w propagandzie stanu wojennego
Author(s): Jan Olaszek
‘Extremists, Hooligans, Politicos’. Representations of Underground ‘Solidarność’ in the Martial Law Propaganda
Published by: Instytut Pamięci Narodowej
Keywords: Extremists; Hooligans; Solidarność; Martial Law; Propaganda
Summary/Abstract: Polish authorities not only arrested hiding activists of the underground „Solidarity” („Solidarność”) movement but also made an effort to discredit them in society’s eyes. The official press emphasized the weakness of the opposition simultaneously exaggerating threats connected with its functioning. Besides, the „extremists” – as the underground’s leaders were called – were presented as those, who aimed for a confrontation with the authorities in order to take over the leadership of the country. What is more, the opposition was accused of betraying Poland and of going over to the PRL’s overseas enemies. An alleged “Solidarity’s” dependence on those countries was supposed to result from financial support for its activity received from western governments and secret services. In addition to that, “Solidarity’s” members were reproached for popularizing terrorist methods of fighting with the authorities as well as for exploiting patriotic symbols.
Journal: Pamięć i Sprawiedliwość.
- Issue Year: 16/2010
- Issue No: 2
- Page Range: 105-138
- Page Count: 34
- Language: Polish