Thursday, October 26, 2023
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Monday, October 23, 2023
What Is the Reaction in Poland to the October 7, 2023 Pogrom in Israel? A Norwegian Medical Student Misrepresents Poland (Allegedly)
I've been wondering what the reaction is in Poland to the pogrom in Israel on October 7, 2023. Arab Muslims murdered and tortured more Jewish civilians in one day than anyone else since the Holocaust.
How have Poles and Polish American responded?
I don't know. I have not seen polls.
The above photos appeared on the web. One site claims that the woman is a Norwegian medical student named Marie Andersen.
Sunday, October 15, 2023
My thoughts about the Polish election.
I have no thoughts to share publicly.
Of course I have thoughts, but this blog is not the place for those thoughts.
This blog is dedicated to coverage of Bieganski, the Brute Polak stereotype. This blog, like my book of the same title, covers stereotypes of Poles and other Bohunks as they appear in Western culture.
The election per se has little to do with that. How the election is covered in the press does have something to do with that. When I have time, I address how Poland is often depicted as a backward country of wicked Catholics who aren't ready for the 21st century. In contrast to Poland, there is the modern Western left, with its salvific Christophobia and contempt for anyone who isn't a Woke millennial.
I haven't had time for that lately and so I haven't been posting that, but if you read the book and the blog and apply the templates therein to current events, you will get the idea.
I'm an American. I live in America. I speak English. During our last presidential election, I found both candidates so inexcusable that I threw my vote away and voted for someone who could never win. It was a protest vote. If Trump and Biden are the candidates in 2024, and I hope that they are not, I do not know what I will do. I think they both are unworthy of the presidency.
My thoughts about Trump and Biden extend to the wider right and left as they exist today. I think they both are so flawed as to be unworthy of a good person's vote.
For myself, I believe that the best route is to support institutions that advance causes I care about I donate to those causes.
Hoping for the best for Poland and the world, and whatever that best is, it's not going to come from the current political left or the political right. It's going to come from good people doing good things, which all of us can choose to do and be every day.
Sunday, October 8, 2023
carried out the Holocaust, largely, in Nazi-occupied Poland. Auschwitz,
Birkenau, Treblinka, Majdanek, Belzec, Chlemno, Sobibor, The Warsaw and Lodz
Ghettos were all in Nazi-occupied Poland.
"The German Nazis deported to Auschwitz at least 1.3 million people of more than 20 nationalities. Of that amount, 400 thousand were registered and incarcerated in the concentration camp as prisoners while 900 thousand were murdered in the gas chambers on arrival. Jews constituted 85% of all deportees and 90% of those who were murdered." source
Poland did not do this; Nazi Germany did
this. But this happened on Polish soil.
We Poles and Polonians can respond to
this heavy burden of history by doing whatever we can to resist genocidal
murderers, especially genocidal murderers of Jews.
As an American, I support my country's
significant support of Israel. I vote for candidates who support Israel. I
As an individual, I have little power. I
can use my pip-squeak voice to speak big truths.
There is a right side and a wrong side
when it comes to conflict between Israel and Arab Muslims. Israel is the right
side. Arab Muslims who attack Israel, and who commit the atrocities we see now,
are on the wrong side.
Please note that your news sources may
not be covering the atrocities Arab Muslims are committing. Please do some
research and discover what's really going on. This is a war carried out through
the torture, murder, and desecration of the elderly, women, and children.
Israel has a right to exist. See my
piece "Coming Out as Pro-Israel on Faceook" here.
Israel's Arab Muslim opponents are not
reasonable people seeking solutions to limited points of contention. They are
genocidal and they are profoundly anti-Semitic. The Hamas Covenant calls for
the "obliteration" of Israel and for Islam to dominate the world. See
It is not anti-Arab or anti-Muslim to
state these basic facts. It is anti-Arab and anti-Muslim to avoid these basic
facts. Israel is not a serious threat to Muslims or to Arabs. See for example this
chart Muslims nations pose a far greater threat to their neighbors and to
their own populations than Israel poses to them. Iran and Iraq, Civil War in
Yemen and Syria, genocide in Darfur, have all taken far more Arab Muslim lives
than Israel has in defending herself.
There are more Muslims and / or Arabs on
the street today celebrating the attack on Israel than took to the streets to
protest the allegedly genocidal actions of China against Uighurs.
Why? Because attacks on Israel are not
about Arab rights or Muslim rights. They are about genocidal anti-Semitism.
For all these reasons this Polish
American and all decent people worldwide hope and pray for a rapid and complete
victory for Israel, and security and peace for Israel.
Am Yisrael Chai!