‘I hope populism is in a declining phase’: expert

Source: eNewsroom

The modern world has not yet learned to speak, converse, discuss, and define goals in a rational, expert, and in-depth manner. With communication methods such as the internet, mobile phones, and modern social media platforms still not fully mastered, societies are at a stage of feverishness resulting from the haste and acceleration of information circulation. The result of fear and exhaustion from this speed of technological transformation is also a retreat towards slogans such as state care and a strong central government that will solve all problems and even send checks or transfers. 

"I see this populism, this competition of populist slogans, as a disease we are going through. It's a kind of pandemic. It has its roots in technological transformation," Grzegorz Cydejko, an economic commentator, to eNewsroom.pl, said.

"I believe that we will return to rational sources of politics, we will consider wise arguments, not those formulated at this moment. I hope that this is the last phase of the populist disease we are experiencing in Poland. This can already be seen in other countries that have rejected very populist solutions, and we are seeing a return to rational politics there. I am also referring to countries such as Italy. Societies are gradually coming to new convictions and are not being lured by idiotic slogans about everyone getting a lot of money and living happily. It is simply unrealistic," Cydejko explained.


grzegorz cydejko

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