I was reading today's Bitchpospolita, and on the right hand column on the
first page there is an article that El Pais, or at least one of its
columnists Pilar Rahola, who sounds a little bit like a fashionable menu item
in a fusion cuisine restaurant, was slagging Poland off for being a right
wing, reactionary and anti-semitic country.
Did anyone read about that?
She said that Poland was the only country to commit pogroms on holocaust
survivors, and also blames Poland for consenting to the carrying out of most
of the holocaust on its soil.
She said that the anti-semitism came from the Christian religion.
I would just have the following few comments:
1. Yes, there are too many people with anti-semitic views in Poland still, or
maybe it just appears that way as this is a country where it is still ok to
express non PC views, rather than bottle them up in silence, until there is a
total riot, as in the West.
2. That having been said, a neighbourhood of thugs in one or two rural
communities does not a nation make. Poland as a whole has apologised for the
events in Kielce and Jedwabne, and Israel does not remain at odds with Poland
over these issues. When Sharon warned against blossoming anti-Semitism in
Europe, he warned against France in particular, and against the Muslim
religion, not the Christian one.
3. The writer is a communist, and has it in for Poland not because of the
Jews, whom she has all deep and snugly in her arse, but because of all
countries Poland saw off the communist menace.
4. It transpires that she hasn't even been here. maybe we could have a
competition writing articles about the bad sides of parts of Spain we have
never visited, in honour of this anti-Polish junkalist moronette?