Democracy is a method to decentralize and distribute control and regulation over the state and public matters. The primary efficiency advantage of an actual democracy results not from the freedom which it may occasionally give nor from the protection which it may provide to its citizens, but from the use of the vast pool of thought and knowledge involved into the democratic process of decision making.
Those countries that are democratic have the advantage of social wisdom that they may use for public benefit. Those countries that only claim to be democratic have the disadvantage of being centralized and controlled by small group of people who took power in some historical moment by sheer luck or by foreign help and keep it by all means the power of the state may provide. As a small group of people can not have the knowledge and the thinking potential of millions of minds, they have to concentrate on their vital problems that obviously and almost exclusively focus on their gain and well being. Sometimes such a group will accept new members if without them the group could not keep the power and position in the state which they captured.
Poland provides the excellent example of a captured and perverted state being some form of oligarchy in reality that is falsely presented as a democracy by members of the ruling cartel of political parties cooperating with judges and state clerks chosen carefully by these parties. Poland has a long democratic tradition broken by the loss of sovereignty for almost two hundred years but not destroyed. The tradition produced the historic Solidarity social movement in the last quarter of the twentieth century. The social movement of Solidarity had no political ambitions. It was aimed to create new policies. It was not meant as a tool to get political posts or to get personal political power. Now, in the first quarter of the twenty-first century, the tradition is the basis of the quest for the new political offer, for new politicians and new political parties. That quest cannot succeed because the current political system supported by financially the European Union has enough wealth to buy or to discredit every new political initiative. It may even forge such a political initiative and present it a new political offer created allegedly in opposition to the political system. What is though theoretically possible is the new political activity made again by a social movement without the political ambitions.
Undemocratic, communist Poland was a centralized state. The Poles knew exactly that the centralization is the main reason for the decline of the state and the economy. The political system could not achieve enough knowledge and power of thinking to govern a centralized state in the time of new technologies, international communication, competitive market economy, and globalization. The government was just too stupid. There were jokes about it.1
The CivilFreedom initiative aims to explain the possible new ways of establishing real democracy in Poland through the means of distributed control and regulation of state and public matters. It should help in the exposing of the unreasonable and perverse nature of a centralized government and provide the evidence that even small non-governmental organizations may make a key difference raising the level of knowledge and rationality in the process of decision making. There is an obvious need for public information and scrutiny. It was well understood in the times of the historic Solidarity movement: "For a conversation to be a conversation, one must speak the truth. So it is with work, for work to be work, it must achieve its truth. Bread must be bread, a word — a word, and a question and its answer must meet on the same plane. Faithfulness arises and grows where clarity reigns. In the darkness everything becomes suspicious. Man must know with whom he deals and what matters are at issue. He must be ready to reveal himself in the whole truth. The more man yearns for faithfulness, the more powerfully he must repeat, "more light!".2 We need more light for democracy. The centralized government will do everything it can do to hide its real nature behind all possible security and privacy concerns. Such excuses should be dismissed altogether.
The goals of the above-proposed community democracy should be achieved first and foremost in the most vital area of interests of every people: in the protection of families and children.
It is a great shame for the Polish people that for years the politicians in Poland organize trafficking in children from poor or troubled families. In Poland, almost every foreign adoption is a criminal act. Children taken away from their natural or foster families in Poland are sold abroad for adoption. In Europe and the European Union, Polish children are now treated as trading goods. They are picked and abducted for profit, because of the commercialization of child care, and for the public money supplied to caregivers by the member states which defend themselves at all costs against the demographic crisis.3
The Polish non-governmental organization Fundacja Wolne Spoleczenstwo (Free Society Foundation, FWS) urgently asks for protection for Polish children that are being illegally sent to the USA to be offered for sale into adoption4. The organization asks now for a thorough clarification, documenting and assessment of the situation of the children during their stay in the USA. The children come from state-funded foster care homes in Poland and involuntarily participate in US hosting programmes being a part of criminal adoption proceedings carried out without any independent control. There is a ground to be afraid that the children could be subjected to abuse. There is a possibility that the children are in danger of human trafficking as almost all of them have their families in Poland and no need to be adopted abroad. Even if their natural families are dysfunctional, the children mostly stay in emotional contact with their siblings and other relatives and get some protection in that way. The possibility of financial adoption frauds in the USA may be suspected as there is information available online about public the gathering of money in the USA for adoption proceedings of foreign children presented untrue to be orphans having no means for their living in their own country. The children living in state-funded foster care in Poland have however good living conditions formally accepted on the EU level.
The last known case is a flight to the USA of a group of children from the foster care home "Dom Dziecka w Grotnikach"5 in Grotniki near Zgierz. The departure of children from the Chopin Airport in Warsaw (Okęcie) was planned for Sat, December 15th, late night in Poland. The FWS informed the State Prosecutor’s Office6. The case has been on 12.15.2018 sent from there, marked as “very urgent” (“Bardzo pilne”), to the Regional Prosecutor’s Office7 in Warsaw and the police. Unfortunately, no more information was given to the FWS about the investigation and importantly about any protection measures. Similarly, the FWS got no information from the police station at Warsaw Chopin Airport8. It is a reason to be deeply concerned with the situation because the FWS has been refused all information about the case although the activists supporting the FWS have a profound experience in the legal protection of families in Poland and the European Union, also in legislative proceedings where they achieved amendments to the family law in Poland.
Do the "privacy concerns" justify the secrecy about the risk of exploitation of children? "Man must know with whom he deals and what matters are at issue".
Józef Tischner, (selected by D. Kot from) Etyka solidarności (The Ethics of Solidarity), Kraków 2005. Translation by A. Fraś with amendment: "clarity".↩
Federal Bureau of Investigation, 26 Federal Plaza, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10278-0004, (212) 384-1000; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigation, SAC New York, 601 W. 26th Street 7th Floor, New York, NY, 10001; Polaris, P.O. Box 65323, Washington, DC 20035.↩
Director: Ms Sylwia Kalista, 95-073 Grotniki, ul. Graniczna 1, Jedlicze; phone.: +48 42 717 91 82; e-mail: domdzieckawgrotnikach+wp-pl↩
Prokuratura Krajowa, ul. Rakowiecka 26/30, 02-528 Warszawa, e-mail: biuro.podawcze+pk-gov-pl; case no.: PK I Ko(1) 3897.2018.↩
Prokuratura Okręgowa w Warszawie, ul. Chocimska 28, 00-791 Warszawa, phone: +48 22 21 73 546, fax: +48 22 21 73 539.↩
Komisariat Policji Portu Lotniczego Warszawa - Okęcie, ul. Żwirki i Wigury 1, 02-148 Warszawa, fax: 22 650-25-69, fax: 22 603-62-52, e-mail: dyzurny-okecie+ksp-policja-gov-pl; Komendant Komisariatu Policji Portu Lotniczego: mł. insp. Sławomir Suchan.↩