Danusha,Thanks for providing a broader context and more accurate picture of the march in Warsaw, which is in stark contrast to the reporting I’ve seen in the American media. The reporting often portrays the march as a large contingent of far-right demonstrators joined by curious onlookers and there is considerable focus on the National Radical Camp and the All Polish Youth, which depicts them as modern-day, anti-Semitic equivalents of their namesakes of the 1920s and 1930s. As a result, it looks like Poland has a bit of an image problem.
Dear Professor GoskaHere are some patriots from Wroclaw. Will Peczkis say that this film was manipulated by the LEWACTWO?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_b-wlJu2tYHere also is a page about Polish patriot Stanislaw Bieganski:https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanis%C5%82aw_Biega%C5%84ski_(historyk)If this had been my ancestor, then I would be having some ambivalent thoughts about your blog. I would probably not have objected to my surname being used in your excellent and impartial book, since you were not the first to choose my name as an illustration of Polish bigotry, but rather it was chosen for a character in the fiction of US author William Styron in his book “Sophie’s Choice”. However, since you value the principle of free speech, you seem to be reluctant to block the extremist Peczkis. If I were called Bieganski, I would not be happy about my name being associated with his views. Yours sincerelyCharles
As predictable as sunrise and sunset:Whenever the LEWACTWO sees something that they do not like, they do what they do best--attempted censorship.Thank you, Dr. Goska, for your willingness to air differing viewpoints, and for refusing to be bullied into engaging in censorship.P. S. Me refuted in comments under my reviews? Yeah, right. In someone's dreamland.
Charles my book has been read by about twenty people. It exercises zero influence. No one named Bieganski has anything to complain about to me. Those who want to complain should actually read my book. If they do so, they will realize how foolish and petty any such complaints would be. Now, I have a complaint, Charles, How dare you talk about blocking *anyone*? Do you not realize that blocking people is the behavior of totalitarians? For heaven's sake. Don't like what Jan Peczkis writes? REFUTE HIM. Don't be a lazy whiner who sits on the sidelines and whimpers that bad things are being said. Do what I have done, hundreds of times, thousands of times, at great expense to myself, step up to the plate, and offer an alternative to bad ideas.
Many people have refuted Peczkis on his book review page. Does it make any difference to him? You might as well try to convince O. Rydzyk to abandon Catholicism.RegardsCharles
Excuses, excuses. Again, if you don't like something you read here, it is your responsibility to address it in a civil manner. If you are too lazy or afraid to do that, don't come crying to me.
You cannot accuse me of being impolite so why the harsh words?Charles Biegalski
If you see something here or anywhere else that you don't like, address it.
Professor Gross has decided to add his two cents. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/16/opinion/poland-pure-blood-march.htmlChris Helinsky
Gross mentions a quote by the interior minister about the march as a beautiful sight. The way Gross brings it up is misleading. Hear is an article with the full quote.http://thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/334709,Polish-Independence-Day-events-peaceful-and-safe-interior-ministerThat being said, some of what has been reported is true.Chris Helinsky
Chris thanks for posting about the Gross piece. I blogged about it. Thanks again.
Here is something from Marcin Makowski on the march. https://opinie.wp.pl/marcin-makowski-czarnoskory-nie-moze-byc-polakiem-to-rasizm-i-idea-ktora-jest-prawicy-obca-6187290827921537aChris Helinsky
Polonized Germans, Tartars, Armenians, Gypsies, Jews belong to the Polish nation, if they live for the shared ideal of Poland. The Black or the redskin can become a real Pole, if he accepts the spiritual legacy of the Polish nation contained in it's literature, art, politics, customs, if he has an indomitable willpower to contribute to the development of the national existence of Poles.Wincenty Lutosławski (1863–1954)
Erwin Rabarijoelyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pKwJoZZYf8Dr. Bawer Aondo-Akaahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy2AZh1IdC4
Lukasz thank you for that quote which I like a lot.
You're welcome Dr. Goska. I've watched a lecture by professor Marek Chodakiewicz on YouTube. He quoted those words. And I liked that quote. It sounded so true. It seemed appropriate to repeat it now.
Once again it will be necessary to open our own closets and to invite Jewish friends, acquaintances and strangers to hide - in Poland.Prof. Marek Chodakiewicz
Hello,Many of those Antifa activists came from Germany. When I've watched that movie for the first time I noticed that some of those black-clad a**holes have strange accents. I could swear that those were Germans. So I did some checking. Yep, Krauts came in buses, invited by our homegrown lewaks.No wonder that they cover their faces. Shameless bastards.
Lukasz: An excellent observation.In previous years, German Antifa members have also been brought in by Polish leftists. The Germans said that they were there to "unteach the Poles fascism". Some of the Germans did violence to Poles.This old leftist bring-in-outsiders technique goes back at least to the 1960s USA. It is called Rent-a-Mob. In it, operatives pay people to take part in left-wing marches in order to make them seem much more popularly-supported than they really are. Of course, a compliant media additionally makes the leftist marches seem much larger than they really are.
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