Monday, July 30, 2012

Bieganski on Imus in the Morning

On the morning of Monday, July 30, 2012, I was listening to Imus in the Morning, a very popular rush-hour radio program.

Imus' guest, if I heard correctly, was Carl Jeffers.

Here's a description of Carl Jeffers from his website:


He's Your...

Voice. Insight. Guidance.

Carl Jeffers is a nationally renowned and respected Speaker featured regularly on television networks such as CNN, MSNBC, and FOX as a political analyst, radio talk show host, lecturer and consultant. Jeffers' energy, keen insight, and engaging style has (sic) made him a “show favorite” throughout the networks. 

Jeffers is also an editorial contributor to both the HUFFINGTON POST, and he has been an editorial contributor to The Seattle Times. Jeffers is a political analyst for KIRO radio, one of the top rated stations in the Seattle market and the CBS affiliate for that market. In addition to providing political analysis and commentary on various formats and shows on the KIRO line-up, Jeffers now appears weekly in the “Week in Review” segment of the top rated Dave Ross show. Jeffers has also provided political analysis and commentary for radio stations KABC in Los Angeles and KLSD in San Diego, and has “guest hosted” on KABC, the ABC affiliate in Los Angeles, one of the top two stations in the number two radio market in America today.

The above activity commitments establish Carl Jeffers as someone very much “keyed in” to the pulse of the nation, and that connection and broad reach provides a voice and geographic perspective that provides significant commentary balance from both an ideological and geographical perspective.


This morning, Jeffers brought up the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He said, and this is a paraphrase of what I remember him saying, "At the time of the 1936 Olympics, there were a lot of pogroms in Eastern Europe, but the Holocaust had not begun yet."

This is an example of Bieganski: the transference of responsibility for the Holocaust from Nazi Germany to Eastern Europe in general, Poland in particular, and Polish, Catholic peasants in the extreme.

We must correct this, and a good place to start would be for us to consider the suggestions in the blog post on the Crisis in Polonian Leadership, Organization, and Vision.

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