They Came, They Saw…

…they said ‘No thanks. This isn’t for us’. And the progressives are stumped:

Aleks Szczerbiak, a professor of politics at the University of Sussex, said: “It was long assumed that young Poles would come to the west and become more secular, multicultural and liberal, and that they would re-export those things back to Poland. But instead their experience of the west seems to have reinforced their social conservatism and traditionalism in many ways.”

Oh noes! Who could have predicted that they’d look at the multicultural paradise that is Europe and fail to applaud it?

Who wouldn’t want to see enrichment improve their country?

Critics argued that the presence of people with a range of political views at last weekend’s march was precisely the problem, because it amounted to a tacit acceptance of far-right extremism.

“They may not all identify as nationalists, but they are being united by the language of nationalism” said Rafal Pankowski, a professor at Collegium Civitas in Warsaw and director of the Never Again association, an anti-racism campaign group.

“The fact there were families with children there doesn’t mean the march was OK, it means there is something wrong when people think there’s no problem with bringing their children to a far-right rally.”

Yes, there is indeed ‘something wrong’. But it’s not with the people that wacademics like you seem to think it is…

Observers argue it is hostility towards perceived western models of multiculturalism that binds the far right to the anti-immigrant populism represented by the ruling Law and Justice party – an alliance consummated each year by the March for Independence.

“The problem is not that there is a huge amount of support for far-right movements, the problem is that there is a lack of distinction between the conservative right and the far right, and that is very dangerous in a democratic society,” said Pankowski.

Seen this way, the March for Independence signals not a surge in support for far-right movements but the seeping of far-right ideas into Polish mainstream discourse. The far right is not leading from the front but being left behind.

Who said there were no consequences? Here they come, progressives. *orders more popcorn*

9 comments for “They Came, They Saw…

  1. John in cheshire
    November 27, 2017 at 10:17 am

    And in all of that diatribe I still don’t know what they define to be ‘far right ‘.

    • woodsy42
      November 27, 2017 at 11:01 am

      Anything they don’t like seems to fit.

    • Errol
      November 27, 2017 at 8:27 pm

      The Hard left describe ‘right wing’ as anything they disagree with.

  2. November 27, 2017 at 11:38 am

    This was one aspect I liked over there, their politics.

  3. Hereward Unbowed.
    November 27, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    I get to talk to a few Poles I went to school with them, their kids talk to Polish kids and the overall view is that Britain is falling apart and will end up as dustbin not much better than equivalent of Waziristan.

    Indeed, some second generation Poles who have lived here all their lives, are offshoring even back to their ‘home’ country such is their unhappiness with what the country (UK)has become.

    I am always sad to see them go but I never blame them, we are at one on that.

  4. Errol
    November 27, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    There’s a huge difference between the far right and the right. One is an invention of the Left to demonise people they disagree with, the other is an invention of the Left to demonise people they want to destroy – after disagreeing with them.

    There is no ‘far right’. There is only the Hard Left. The fascists. The ‘Liberals’ who want to shut down dissent and free speech. The self appointed righteous men who are opposed to basic common sense and, when challenged start shouting abuse because their own hypocritical cognitive dissonance cannot sustain cope with it.

  5. Pcar
    November 27, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    “The problem is not that there is a huge amount of support for far-right movements, the problem is that there is a lack of distinction between the conservative right and the far right, and that is very dangerous in a democratic society,” said Pankowski.

    Mr Pankowski, who has created this lack of distinction? Why, it is your fellow left-wing intolerants, supported by BBC/MSM, who shout Tory Scum, Fascist Tries, Fascist Daily Mail, Breitbart are Far-Right Fascist etc.

    You’ve dug your own grave, lie in it and reflect.

  6. November 28, 2017 at 7:14 am

    I have noticed that whichever shade of media are describing Poles, none ever use the one clear identifying feature apart from place and language.

    They are Catholic.

    The media is fearful of saying it.

  7. Mona
    November 28, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    There is a list of names of Polish fighter pilots based at the former fighter station near Gravesend, they fought for Britain in WW11, great people, the trouble with Poland they have Germany on one side Russia on the other.

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