In the sweet 90’s, condom producers were probably the only ones to talk about safety. These days, everybody does, and apparently, the more official the statement, the safer I should feel. Sadly, the recent attack in Istanbul hardly makes this message more trustworthy. It would be advisable to adopt a standard in this regard: let us stick to facts and keep security away from everyday political conflicts – President of Employers of Poland Andrzej Malinowski writes in “Rzeczpospolita”.
– Security is now one of the most in-demand aspects of propaganda. We hear a lot about, say, global safety. However, the vision of what it actually is tends to differ significantly depend on how is speaking and from whom they get money. The impact of the market, international organizations, Brexit, political programs and politicians’ character traits are mentioned as factors. I would like to hear a clear response. Am I safe? Let us be straightforward and honest – asks the President of Employers of Poland.
Malinowski believes that the information chaos causes people to go on holidays to places listed as dangerous by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. – What about Poles who stay in the country? Are we safe in times of open borders and an atmosphere of danger exacerbated by the media? Can we feel safe sitting in our offices in Warsaw or Cracow, go shopping while the NATO Summit or the World Youth Day take place in our country? – he wonders.
– I do not know, because security has become a political wholesale good. I do not think I can be accused of not being in favour of free markets and competition. However, I believe we would do well to take a break in this particular case. (…) After all we would like to enjoy life and leave security guarantees to those whose obligation it is to provide them – concludes the President of Employers of Poland.