I’m so sick of the current situation in Poland. President Andrzej Duda has been reelected - the same man who says that he cares about all Poles but in reality, if you are not a cis white man, he has barely any respect for you. He says that a family should include a man, a woman and their children. It’s harmful for both single parents and lgbt+ people. Speaking of the latter, he calls them ideology, not people. There are literally lgbt+ free zones all around Poland. Also, abortion is going to be illegal in all cases.
There are serious reasons to believe that the vote rigging took place during the elections. The majority of the people who voted for Duda are old people and parents who do not work but get the money from the government. They seem not to understand that the money is taken from elsewhere - from people who work hard every single day, from products that are becoming more and more expensive. Poles lose more money that they get and yet, half of the country does not see the problem.
In the first round of elections, we had a left-winged candidate who was a gay man with respect for everyone, regardless sex, race, social status etc. He wouldn’t tolerate any exclusions, he wanted women to have better opportunities and have a chance to decide about their own bodies. We had another candidate who was not connected with any party, who was really passionate about introducting positive changes. And finally we had a candidate who fought in the second round with our current president. A man who was chosen by almost half - or more if not for the forged elections - of the Poles but still, not enough.
Now one half of the country loves our president, the other hates him. This is a man who is openly homophobic, anti-german and anti-jewish. Who pardoned a paedophile. Who signs everything that the leading party puts under his nose. Who is very close to becoming as bad as Donald Trump.
Poland is not a safe place for many groups of people and it won’t be for the next 5 years. At least.