There were three causes that accounted for the proclamation of martial law in Poland. First it was the progressing economic ruin of the country. Second, it was the decomposition of the functioning of the state. And third, a threat of a civil war.
Take it not amiss, O speech, that I borrow weighty words, and later try hard to make them seem light.
In our world of rampant ‘individualisation’, relationships are mixed blessings. They vacillate between a sweet dream and a nightmare, and there is no telling when one turns into the other.
You have nothing that the humblest worker has not a right to have also.
The window to the world can be covered by a newspaper.
Capitalism proceeds through creative destruction. What is created is capitalism in a ‘new and improved’ form – and what is destroyed is self-sustaining capacity, livelihood and dignity of its innumerable and multiplied ‘host organisms’ into which all of us are drawn/seduced one way or another.
I’m fighting against the bad poet who is prone to using too many words.
All the time our union was progressing very nicely. There were lectures to make us understand what trades unionism is and our real position in the labor movement.
I learned the business in about two months, and then made as much as the others, and was consequently doing quite well when the factory burned down, destroying all our machines – 150 of them. This was very hard on the girls who had paid for their machines.
I was leftwing, I am leftwing, and I will die leftwing.