Monday, October 30, 2017

Leon Wieseltier and Harvey Weinstein. An Anti-Polonist Faces Accusations

Bieganski the Brute Polak Stereotype shows that anti-Polonism is NOT limited to any ethnicity or religion, nor is dedication to the truth. There are plenty of Poles who do their part to spread nasty stereotypes of their fellow Poles. Just read the comments on the anti-Polonist "Notes from Poland" Facebook page. One poster with a Polish name after another depicts all Poles as ignorant, bigoted, drunken, worthless, Catholic primitives. And there are many Jews who have done more to resist the stereotype than many Poles.

There are some Jews, though, who have dedicated themselves to defaming Poles and Poland. One: Leon Wieseltier. I quote a few of his anti-Polonist quotes in Bieganski, but those few brief mentions do not begin to exhaust his output.

Leon Wieseltier is now accused of workplace sexual harassment of women.

One account, "Leon delighted in making young women sexually uncomfortable."

Another article, "Wieseltier was lecherous, objectifying, demeaning, and bullying. He leered at his female employees, groped and kissed them at work functions, left them thank-you notes for wearing miniskirts to the office, and humiliated them when they rejected his advances.

What does it mean that these men — and so many others liked them — held the power to literally shape America’s political narrative? What does it mean, as New York magazine’s Rebecca Traister noted on Twitter, that the story of, say, Hillary Clinton’s public career was told by these sorts of men?"

Sometimes we are shocked when a public figure is accused of being a monster. Bill Cosby was so genial in his public persona. I am not at all surprised that Leon Wieseltier was a pig to women.


  1. I didn't think I had ever heard of this (un)delightful gentleman -though clearly I must have read some quotes from him in "Bieganski" which I have on my shelf.

    So he has "dedicated himself to defaming Poles". Well, we are a safe target, as I am sure he is well aware. And presumably he has done his bit to make us so, and make sure we are on the "unter" page?

    An interesting legacy that, untering others.

    You say:
    "What does it mean that these men — and so many others like them — held the power to literally shape America’s political narrative? What does it mean, as New York magazine’s Rebecca Traister noted on Twitter, that the story of, say, Hillary Clinton’s public career was told by these sorts of men?"

    What it means is that everything that Jehovah, the God of Abraham, the true God, warns us about the present world system of things - its utter corrupt nature - is true. And he does not ask us to put it right. He will deal with it. Please please look at Daniel 2:44 for example.

    He asks us to stand clear, to be "no part" of it, not to let its attitudes and warped values corrupt us.

    The awful fruitage of the rebellion in Eden is becoming clearer every day. But a rescue is on the way. Truly.

  2. I judged the Poles by their enemies. And I found it was an almost unfailing truth that their enemies were the enemies of magnanimity and manhood. If a man loved slavery, if he loved usury, if he loved terrorism and all the trampled mire of materialistic politics, I have always found that he added to these affections the passion of a hatred of Poland. She could be judged in the light of that hatred; and the judgment has proved to be right. Every action of the Poles has confirmed the sympathy and confounded the prejudice, a prejudice once unfortunately very widespread in our own Press and public opinion. – G. K. Chesterton

    1. Did G.K Chesterton say that?!! Bless him, if so.

      And certainly it would have been very embarrassing if this Leon Wieseltier had liked and approved of us.

    2. You're welcome Dr Goska.

    3. Wow. And I don't know if he looked in the mirror ever, and saw an enemy of Poland.

      "And he added to these affections".

      And 80-90 years later this prejudice is still there.

    4. Hello Mrs. Knight,

      There is a book "Letters on Polish affairs" by Charles Sarolea. Chesterton wrote an introduction in that book. I just quoted few sentences.

    5. Thanks Lukasz - I had never heard of it.

    6. Lukasz Klimek, I agree. The people who hate Polish people are the people who hate magnanmity and manhood. On Nov 11, 2017...Polish people will be marching for Christian Poland/Europe. See the YouTube video "Polish people say, WE WANT GOD/Jesus - Annual Polish march for Poland". I'm sure a lot of Low Lives and Christian-Haters will hate Poland for that.

    7. Thank you, Mr. Harris, for bringing this YouTube video to light. It is very moving, in both a religious and patriotic sense.

      As for the November 17 march, be prepared. Groups of LEWACTWO, the allegedly George-Soros funded Polish equivalent of ANTIFA, will try to disrupt the march. Be ready for them.


    8. Thanks, Lukasz, for bringing the Chesterton/Sarolea book to public attention. I have just gotten it and finished reviewing it. It has excellent insights into Polish-Jewish relations.

      To see my just-posted review, please click on my name in this specific posting.

  3. Have you informed the readers about this text?

    1. Thank you for alerting me to this review. :-)

    2. Jerzy,

      so appreciated.

      The Times of Israel are a good paper which I have mixed feelings about.


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