This article appeared in 2012. I forget if I blogged about it then.
Brendan O'Neill basically recapitulates many of the main points of Bieganski, the Brute Polak Stereotype.
Slavs are low class whites, and it is okay for anyone, right or left, to mock Slavs and other EE, like Lithuanians and Hungarians.
"Are Ukrainians Still Untermenschen?" by Brendan O'Neill, Spiked.
Excerpt below. Full text at the link above.
Once, it was the
ideology of racism that depicted the Slavs as an inferior people. Now the
ideology of ‘anti-racism’ does the same thing.
In the run-up to the
Euro 2012 football championships, which are taking place in Ukraine and Poland
this month, we Western Europeans have been bombarded with media stories about
how uncultured and uncouth Ukrainians in particular are. In that strange
Eastern land, ‘notorious for its extremist yobs’, stupid racial thinking is
‘socially endemic’, we are told, which isn’t surprising considering that, in
the words of one British academic, Ukraine lacks the ‘cosmopolitan atmospheres’
of Western Europe. Something fantastically ironic is taking place here: under
the banner of ‘anti-racism’, the presumed cultural superiority of Western
Europe over backward, brutal Slavs is being loudly asserted, just as the racial
superiority of Western Europe was asserted over the Slavs in the past.
For the past two
weeks, you couldn’t open a British newspaper or switch on the radio without
reading/hearing titillating tales about what a peculiar and prejudiced people
the Ukrainians are. Virtually every tabloid has sent a reporter to that wild
Eastern land, where they have encountered weird men in forests being ‘drilled
in unarmed combat, knife-fighting and use of rifles and pistols’ so that they
can ‘wreak havoc’ during Euro 2012. Under the headline ‘Anarchy in the
Ukraine’, the Sun, putting on its best Victorian colonialist voice, told us it
had found numerous ‘thugs’ amid the ‘ruined buildings and weed-covered parade
grounds’ of Ukraine, who are putting the finishing touches to their plans to
‘fight our fans’.