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Patriotism makes a comeback

Patriotism makes a comeback

Poland’s Independence Day falls on November 11, the same as Remembrance Day.

Which makes it easy for the journos of the world to remember to have another 24 Hour Hate of anyone anyone patriotic.

Independence Day means a hell of a lot to the Poles; they have truly suffered under foreign rulers for centuries and it was not until the John Paul II, the only Polish Pope, that the impetus to throw off Soviet domination got real impetus when he co-incided with Solidarity . And all that is still in living memory of Poles.

Patriotism today (journalists write) is for low-class, white-trash, far-right rednecks; regarded with a superior smirk, basically only for the likes of Trump and the skinheads, and Poland’s Independence Day is written up with the same perverted headlines – Far Right March, Europe Fears Far Right Resurgence, Right Emotions Run High and the like.

The slogan for the 2017 Independence Day March is “We Want God,” in 2016, it was “Poland, the Bastion of Europe,” – horrible right themes and bad enough; but in 2013 somebody burned the Gay’s Rainbow Arch at one of Warsaw’s most famous squares, Plac Zbawicela, and that tore it for the ABC and Fairfax and Guardian and NYT and the rest. Every year since, no matter what the Poles do on Independence Day the press brings out memories of this bonfire to purse their lips and pull their skirts away from Poland as an irredeemably homophobic, anti-semetic far-right country.

The fact that the arch celebrating anal sex was built by the Polish government in an effort to placate gays is ignored. As is the fact that they built the arch directly opposite the Church of the Holiest Saviour in a taunt to religious Poles, not to mention that Plac Zbawicela itself means “Saviour Square.”

Every year left wing groups organise to disrupt Independence Day and every year since the burning of the arch the crowds grow and bands play patriotic songs while western media has fits over ‘clashes’ and displays scorn for old-fashioned attitudes.

Last year, and this, the marches went ahead peacefully which meant news outlets had to go back to recalling and sniffing at right-winger attitudes and homophobia again.

November 11, 2017, marks 99 years of Polish independence after 123 years of being partitioned between Prussia, Russia and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. How they survived as a nation after so long is always a source of wonder to internationally minded journos ignorant of the deepest feelings of love of country. It took Ireland 800 years and the Irish are still not forgiven. If you look at the image above you will see it advertises a celebration of Polish independence this year – in Galway, Ireland!

As far as the media is concerned patriotism only provides skinheads an opportunity to display ‘hatred’.

What makes it worse for the secular press is that, as in Ireland, it was the Catholic Church that played a key role in preserving Poland’s sense of identity under the 19th-century partitions and later under communism. Father Jerzy Popiełuszko was a young Polish Roman Catholic priest who became associated with the opposition Solidarity trade union in communist Poland and was murdered in 1984 by three agents of Służba Bezpieczeństwa (Secret service, for want of a better translation) and the monument to striking Solidarity workers is a huge construction of two steel Christian crosses.

There is a despicable taint of anti-semitism everywhere in the world but any display in Poland and it is pounced on on by the media as something special, something to be remembered and condemned – as if they really give a shit for Judaism or Israel.

Poles have been taught for years that in order to be as successful as Western European nations, they needed to shed some of their cultural national identity and act more like the French and the British – nations with diminishing nationality, countries without borders and for a while Polish authority, generally enamored with the economic success of the Western model, went along.

But thanks to Mad Mother Merkel and her German bankers there was a simultaneous financial crisis, an invasion of Muslims, and unprecedented terrorist attacks. Many Poles to start questioning this EU model and began to assert that the feelings they had been reluctant to admit to publicly for years were regarded by most of their countrymen as just common sense opinions, and the same mood that inspired Lech Walensa returned.

If the left-soaked world media think it is bad this year, wait till 2018 – the 100th year of the restoration of Polish sovereignty.

When the national anthem is virtually a battle cry beginning with the defiant “Poland is not yet lost” you have to feel that the EU and world media can gnash their teeth if they want, but Poland will never fall again.

{ 9 comments… add one }
  • Xword 13/11/2017, 6:17 am

    In getting their lanyards crossed, I’ve often wondered how many Poles have inadvertently hoisted the Indonesian flag (and vice versa).

  • Rubyred 13/11/2017, 6:31 am

    Many of those expressing scorn at national pride have never lived in a country occupied by a brutal regime. The Polish people have and they have no intention of allowing communists to destroy their country from within. Fortunately for them their leaders feel the same way and are taking appropriate action.

    This applies to these “useful idiots” in the Australian Parliament and mainstream media who are trying to do the same here. There is no such thing as a Socialism utopia rather the complete opposite. Many European and Asian migrants who came to Australia after the war will feel the same way and will vote accordingly.

    • Peter Sandery 13/11/2017, 7:31 am

      Correct, Rubyr. I think that it is really only those that have actually lost the freedoms that we take every day for granted who understand what they really mean. Poland, Hungary, The Czech Republic etc all come under thus rubric for mine.

      • Joe Blogs 13/11/2017, 5:57 pm

        Yep. Up the Poles!

  • Jack Richards 13/11/2017, 11:13 am

    Yes, Nationalism is all out of favour with the Left and the media – and never, ever mention it on the ABC conglomerate without sneering and scorn at all those ignorant yokels.

    And yet, there has never been a conquered people who did not rise-up time after time after time to achieve a “monoculture” of one people with one common language, customs and traditions. Of course, the Left celebrate such things in non-white countries and would never dare criticise the Japanese, Koreans, Chinese, Vietnamese, Kenyans, Ugandans, Angolans, Algerians etc for wanting to be who they are without having to kiss the arse of foreigners and pretend that they like it.

    Ireland was under English rule for 800 years. There’s hardly a fly’s dicks worth of difference between the English and the Irish in appearance, culture, customs except that the Irish stuck with the Catholic Church and flatly refused to be transformed into Protestants. The religious issue was actually something of a façade and the endless “troubles” arose from the fact that the Irish wanted an Irish Ireland run by Irishmen for Irishmen – and eventually they got it. They were and are “Nationalists” … and even my grand-parents 6 generations ago ended up in Botany Bay; copped 7 years each for “taking an illegal oath” in that they joined the United Irishmen Uprising to stop the Act of Union of 1801.

    We now see independence movements in Scotland and Wales and even Cornwall. We also see Catalonia wanting to break away from Spain and the Basques wanting out of both Spain and France while the Dutch and French areas of Belgium want to dissolve the union just like the Czechs and Slovaks divorced while Yugoslavia broke up into Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Montenegro. And let’s not forget the Soviet Union and the way the Ukrainians, Latvians, Lithuanians, Estonians, Byelorussians, Kazakhs, Uzbeks et al all grabbed “nationalism” and self-rule at the first opportunity.

    It is a natural desire to be with your own to the exclusion of others despite what half-witted academics and pie-in-the-sky Marxists preach.

    Nationalism is on the rise again around the world and the fact that it is growing and becoming powerful can be gauged by the spittle-flecked fury with which it is denounced and condemned by the collective left.

    Bravo for the Poles and every other nationality that wants its own land and self-rule.

    As the great Labor Leader once observed “Nobody wants a chocolate Australia”.

    • aadje 13/11/2017, 12:38 pm

      Ah yes, and he also stated that two ‘wongs’ don’t make a ‘white!’

    • Neville 13/11/2017, 4:26 pm

      Well said, JR.

    • Joe Blogs 13/11/2017, 5:54 pm

      Splendid, Jack.

  • Bwana Neusi 13/11/2017, 2:39 pm

    The harder the left push their Global Utopianism the greater is the reaction and thrust to revert to tribalism.

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