|From Andrzej Wajda's film "The Wedding."|
And then someone comes along and makes a comment that is just so perfect in its ugly egregiousness that I can only laugh.
A United States *ambassador to Poland* called the new Holocaust speech law "Revenge of the peasants."
You can't make this stuff up, people. You just can't.
Christopher R. Hill is a former US ambassador to Poland. He is now with the University of Denver -- government and academia, both purveyors of the Bieganski stereotype.
Read more at the Washington Post here.
PS: I oppose the new speech law, and I broke it, and break it regularly, on this blog and in published writing. I also oppose stereotyping Poles as peasants, and stereotyping peasants as monsters.
I plan to write to University of Denver Chancellor Chopp and ask her to invite me to her campus to educate Mr Hill and others about the Bieganski stereotype. If you'd like to contact her as well, please do.