Thursday, January 12, 2012

Lech Walesa (1982)

January 19, 1982

(1982) Dry Bones cartoon: Walesa, Poland, Solidarity, 1982,  Prison, Democracy
Today's Golden Oldie cartoon is from January 1982. Lech Walesa, a leader of the "solidarity" movement was being held in prison by the Polish Communist government.

Here we are, exactly 30 years later, Lech Walesa is the former president of a free and Democratic Poland!

...and, according to a report published just yesterday:

Walesa is ‘angry with democracy’
10.01.2012 1
"Solidarity legend Lech Walesa has declared that he is “angry with democracy” and that Poles are not sufficiently “engaged” in politics. The former president made the remarks in an extensive interview with Polish commercial radio station Radio Zet."-more

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