Thursday, September 15, 2022

"Polish? No Wonder You Are So Stupid." Sid Rosenberg, WABC Morning Host

 On September 15, 2022, on his very popular WABC morning talk show, host Sid Rosenberg said to a man who self-identified as Polish, "You're Polish? No wonder you are so stupid." 


  1. If Poles had political power, he would not be saying that.

  2. WOW! And Jan I think had Poles been given PC protection or Woke Status (or whatever the expression is this week), he would not have dared say that in a million years. And isn't it the powerful who decide who is "uber" and who is "unter"?

    This Sid Rosenberg, who clearly has a powerful enough position within the world's media, is using it to make clear that I, as a Polonian, am on the "unter" page.

    In shining contrast, within the congregated people of the God of Abraham I feel so valued, so appreciated, so cared for. We all do. And Jehovah is inviting every one to come to him, and to be loved and valued and taught and helped too.

    Thanks for posting this Danusha.

    Do we have a contact for him and for his Station? I guess actually I could find it on Google.

  3. Rosenberg was fired from the Imus show after making crude remarks about Australian singer Kylie Minogue's breast cancer diagnosis (WIkipedia)

    1. Well that is what happens if you get careless and forget who is a safe target and who is not.

      In contrast, the right thing is to follow the Golden Rule, which teaches us to treat everyone with the same courtesy and kindness we would want for ourselves. That way you don't have to worry about who the world has put on the "unter" page!

  4. Post-WW2 criminality in Poland was extremely high. An academic book "Wielka trwoga. Polska 1944-1947" by Marcin Zaremba describes the terrible situation in post-war Poland, the book has not been translated into English. The Germans and Soviets either murdered or demoralized pre-war policemen, so both London and the Communists hated the Blue police, dissolved by the Communists and replaced by inept Milicja Obywatelska. One of popular crimes was attacking passenger trains, plundering and murdering their passengers, Some Jewish authors decibe the post-war criminality as anti-Semitic, but the prroblem was much bigger. Only recently crimes committed near Preworsk are being studied, two documentaries produced and a book will be published tomorrow.

  5. I may have referenced the article here In the Shadow of Empires:
    Post-colonialism in Central
    and Eastern Europe - Why Not? Author quotes an article by Claire Cavanagh, open access in Polish, paywall English.

    1. From the Jagiellonian University and its research arm?

      I know Ms Cavanagh - she was one of Szymborska's translators.

      That whole SHADOW OF EMPIRES concept has me think of Ryszard Kapuncinski [and his translator Artur D - or rather biographer].

      Got to the part about Poland's early and late colonial experience.

      [the bit where Poles were excluded from that binary First World - Third World analysis.

      I am always reminding people that Poland is NOT a Third World country - not now

      Third Republic since 1989, yes. Third World - no].

      Early - the coloniser

      Late - the colonised.

      [cutting through today].

      Adelaide Dupont

    2. Was Poland a coloniser? Ruthenia, now Ukraine, was a part of Grand Duchy of Lithuania and decided to join the Kingdom. It was obviously decision of the Ruthenian gentry, not of the peasants, but who cared about peasants at that time? The gentry Polonized, which produced ethnic division. I do not know Western history, but are Catalonia or Provence regarded as colonies? Scotland? Polish nobles in Russian Ukraine opressed poor nobles, so the division was social, not only etnic and religious. Polish nobles in whole Poland opressed all peasants, many of them Polish, which was one of the reasons of the division of Poland. The peasansts starved in Galicia under Austria and some of them were hungry in Poland 1918-1939. The peasants were the most poor and oppressed group in Poland, not the Jews.

  6. Edward Mosberg, a Holocaust survivor, one of the most Polish people, has died.

  7. It was written in 2018 but it is still there.

  8. The same writer. "I went to Copenhagen to find a Europe that didn't have death camps....I wanted to go to a country in Europe that did what Poland did not do — I came here, to Denmark." Denmark delegated volunteers do Waffen SS. Free Corps Denmark, 6000 men.

  9. Holocaust distortions according to the USHMM
    I believe that any distortions are wrong, including the ones by Jan Grabowski.

  10. Iran's President want to investigate the Holocaust He should read several books at the beginning. Any Holocaust research is welcome, but only highly educated historians are able to do it. How many Irani people read Yiddish? None?

  11. Pride versus Shame and Johnny Daniels

  12. How to stop the lies? Engelking and Grabowski have been sued by an old woman whose uncle had been defamed, not by the state. The IPN law has nott been used. "there is evidence of Jewish residents being ‘rounded up and killed mostly in public, with either silent or passive or even active collaboration’ from local populations." The words "by Germans" perished. New numbers - not 200 000, but 130 000 - 180 000, also unsupported by any research.

  13. Orli Vogt-Vincent won an Anne Frank contest in 2013, when she was 13. She was overloaded when she was 16 (The Guardian). Now she is 22, a fourth-year History and Modern Languages undergraduate at the University of Cambridge, with a focus on Holocaust Studies and she is unable to write several lines using reliable sources. Her anti-Polish diatribe is based on "Neighbors" by Gross and two texts by Jan Grabowski - "Hunt for the Jews" and the 55 minutes speach


Bieganski the Blog exists to further explore the themes of the book Bieganski the Brute Polak Stereotype, Its Role in Polish-Jewish Relations and American Popular Culture.
These themes include the false and damaging stereotype of Poles as brutes who are uniquely hateful and responsible for atrocity, and this stereotype's use in distorting WW II history and all accounts of atrocity.
This blog welcomes comments from readers that address those themes. Off-topic and anti-Semitic posts are likely to be deleted.
Your comment is more likely to be posted if:
Your comment includes a real first and last name.
Your comment uses Standard English spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Your comment uses I-statements rather than You-statements.
Your comment states a position based on facts, rather than on ad hominem material.
Your comment includes readily verifiable factual material, rather than speculation that veers wildly away from established facts.
T'he full meaning of your comment is clear to the comment moderator the first time he or she glances over it.
You comment is less likely to be posted if:
You do not include a first and last name.
Your comment is not in Standard English, with enough errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar to make the comment's meaning difficult to discern.
Your comment includes ad hominem statements, or You-statements.
You have previously posted, or attempted to post, in an inappropriate manner.
You keep repeating the same things over and over and over again.