European rights leader worried by judicial changes in Poland
A leading European human rights official expressed concerns Monday over planned changes to the Polish justice system. The law would allow parliament to appoint 15 of 25 members of Poland’s National Council of the Judiciary, a body of judges that nominates other judges. It would also allow for all current members to be dismissed. Human rights officials see the planned changes as part of a drive by the ruling Law and Justice party to cement power by weakening the constitutional system of checks and balances. Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks said in a letter to Poland’s parliament speaker, Marek Kuchcinski, that he worries the new changes planned for the judicial system would violate the separation of powers and the independence of the judiciary.
Forțele antinaționale folosesc peste tot aceleași metode. Domnia judecătorilor probabil constituie cea mai periculoasă metodă de ocupație externă și de control intern. Implacabilă, inumană, antidemocratică și suprem ipocrită.
Da. Iată, câteva citate din „Dune” legate de subiect și de viitorul nostru, ca specie:
1. „Control the coinage and the courts. Get the rabble have the rest,” Leto thought. Old Jacob Broom said it and Leto could hear the old man chortling within. „Things haven’t changed all that much, Jacob.”
2. „The worst potential competition for any organism can come from its own kind. The species consumes necessities. Growth is limited by that necessity which is present in the least amount. The least favorable condition controls the rate of growth. (Law of the Minimum)”
3. „Quite naturally, holders of power wish to suppress wild research. Unrestricted questing after knowledge has a long history of producing unwanted competition. The powerful want a „safe line of investigations,” which will develop only those products and ideas that can be controlled and, most important, that will allow the larger part of the benefits to be captured by inside investors. Unfortunately, a random universe full of relative variables does not insure such a „safe line of investigations.”
4. „Memory spewed up the data like a spigot suddenly opened full force. Hydraulic despotism: central control of an essential energy such as water, electricity, fuel, medicines, melange… Obey the central controlling power or the energy is shut off and you die!”
Taraza was talking once more: „There’s another useful concept that I’m sure your mother taught you – the key log.”
Odrade was very curious now. Taraza was headed somewhere important with this conversation. Key log: a truly ancient concept from the days before suspensors when lumbermen sent their fallen timber rushing down rivers to central mill sites. Sometimes the logs jammed up in the river and an expert was brought in to find the one log, the key log, which would free the jam when removed. Teg, she knew, would have an intellectual understanding of the term but she and Taraza could call up actual witnesses from Other Memories, see the explosion of broken bits of wood and water as a jam was released.”
5. „Moral purpose, Teg labeled it.
The Bene Gesserit moral purpose agreed completely with Teg’s principles. That those principles were Bene Gesserit-conditioned in him did not enter into the question. Rational thought, especially Mentat rationality, could make no other judgment.
Teg boiled it down to an essence: If only one person followed such guiding principles, this was a better universe. It was never a question of justice. Justice required one to resort to law and that could be a fickle mistress, subject always to the whims and prejudices of those who administered the laws. No, it was a question of fairness, a concept that went much deeper. The people upon whom judgment was passed must feel the fairness of it.
To Teg, statements such as „the letter of the law must be observed” were dangerous to his guiding principles. Being fair required agreement, predictable constancy and, above all else, loyalty upward and downward in the hierarchy. Leadership guided by such principles required no outside controls. You did your duty because it was right. And you did not obey because that was predictably correct. You did it because the rightness was a thing of this moment. Prediction and prescience had nothing whatsoever to do with it.”