I've been following it on "Gazeta Wyborcza", listening to many people talking about the whole mess. What strikes me is that now they claim Polish universities should be in the third hundred of the ranking.
I still remember when the talking was about being in the first hundred.
But neither first nor third, of course...
Yes, that's a cynical comment. So many things changed since March and April, when I went to Warsaw with my resignation. I look back, even if looking back has been forbidden to Orpheus. And what remains is silence, exile and cunning.
At least they might have been brutally woken up from their triumphant dream; I'm not sure about this. Perhaps the students are the first to realise. But I do not really believe or expect that my colleagues might ever be woken. To stand up and see. So there is neither Orpheus nor Oedipus. We are not in a Greek theatre. No anagnorisis is going to happen. They will die and be buried blind, while life continues, as it always did, somewhere else.
And the law, the new "Constitution for Science"? I think the odds that, in the middle of chaos and mayhem, it will be introduced as planned are about 90%. I might be wrong. I wish I were wrong. But I'm glad for having resigned.