Well things do change, a while ago I would have told you that Germany has our backs, but as it turns out they rather be buddy-buddy with Russia, dictate us their policies on immigration, backstab us with gas deals and block Polish efforts to have American bases in Polish territory.JDE wrote:Faken Gola
Pretty hard to take you seriously when not too long ago you were crying about Poland's current military spending calling it a waste of money.
Hey motherfucker, guess what, if you want Poland to assert themselves as a leader in the proposed multinational alliance scheme, a strong and and modern military is the most vital element to that now altered Pilsudski intermarium dream you seem to champion.
So much for European solidarity, eh?
I don't like those military spending because it was not a wise investment. If we have neoliberal economic policies (because our government and people are in love with neoliberalism), I want to see the little public spending we do get be directed to infrastructure investments with long-term gains in economic and social development. The best investment in Polish security is American bases in Poland, not military spending. (Though I would welcome us getting our act together alongside the V4, when it comes to managing this migration crisis, and use that as a framework for further cooperation, like PolskaForever says last page)
What I would rather see are expansionary economic nationalist policies in all sectors to fuel growth of Polish economy. Military spending can be one part of this if the factories are built domestically. It was intensive, economic protectionist policies and public spending that allowed America, UK, France and Germany to initially build their strong developed Western economies in the first place, only after did they revert to neoliberalism and began preaching it to the world - largely to prevent any other economies from rising up to compete with them. (If you really want to read more on this, here is a good, relatively short start)
We are in a unique global geopolitical situation where we can, if we choose to, follow the same footsteps as the West without them stomping us or otherwise preventing us from climbing up that ladder.