Comments on: RADIO FREE KRAKOW: The KoĹ›ciuszko Interview http://www.krakowpost.com/18650/2018/02/radio-free-krakow-kosciuszko-interview Tue, 22 May 2018 07:08:57 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 By: michal karski http://www.krakowpost.com/18650/2018/02/radio-free-krakow-kosciuszko-interview#comment-1855862 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:18:07 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=18650#comment-1855862 PS – Just in case the shouting people don’t understand what I’m saying – if you look like a fascist, if you march like a fascist, if you sound like a fascist, then don’t be surprised if people think that you actually are a fascist.

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By: michal karski http://www.krakowpost.com/18650/2018/02/radio-free-krakow-kosciuszko-interview#comment-1855836 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:53:07 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=18650#comment-1855836 Final comment – for all those exclusionists who don’t like to be called fascists:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck_test

Do widzenia

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By: michal karski http://www.krakowpost.com/18650/2018/02/radio-free-krakow-kosciuszko-interview#comment-1855762 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:07:55 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=18650#comment-1855762 How about “exclusionists” instead of extremists? Would that be more precise? Their views are certainly extreme, but the essence is that they would like to exclude anyone from Polish society who does not believe what they believe.

What are their views on the very many non-Catholic or even non-Christian soldiers who fought – and died – for Poland over the years?

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By: michal karski http://www.krakowpost.com/18650/2018/02/radio-free-krakow-kosciuszko-interview#comment-1855527 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:36:12 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=18650#comment-1855527 Actually, it was the extremists in Gdansk who looked more like the Mosleyites, whereas the extremists at Jasna Gora looked rather ordinary.

(I can’t believe I’m writing the phrase “extremists at Jasna Gora”)

Signing off. Over and out.

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By: michal karski http://www.krakowpost.com/18650/2018/02/radio-free-krakow-kosciuszko-interview#comment-1855435 Sun, 15 Apr 2018 21:12:04 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=18650#comment-1855435 Today – Sunday April 15 – we have the spectacle of far-right extremists, chanting and sloganeering like belligerent football supporters, waving flags and looking like Oswald Mosley’s blackshirts, at the sacred monastery of Jasna Gora in Czestochowa.

The monks of Jasna Gora, who in the 17th century famously withstood the siege by Swedish invaders, today have caved in to these people. I doubt if Saint John Paul II, if he had seen this sight – a torch-lit rally with anti-immigration slogans – would have been impressed.

Meanwhile, Mr Kaczynski and co seem to be blissfully ignoring this, just as they are ignoring the fallout from their ill-conceived ‘death camp’ law. Foreigners now feel they can slam Poland with impunity because they know this law cannot touch them. If PiS think this has been successful, then they should transpose their definitions of success and failure.

Meanwhile, Mr K is talking about his “island of freedom” again. Could this be the freedom to be seen as a government which does absolutely nothing to discourage xenophobia? The characteristic which PiS will be remembered for is severe political myopia.

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By: michal karski http://www.krakowpost.com/18650/2018/02/radio-free-krakow-kosciuszko-interview#comment-1855126 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 23:11:27 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=18650#comment-1855126 …but if the journalists were reporting on what was given them in a press handout from the office of the President himself…?

Whichever way this happened, it has rather overshadowed the fact that both presidents took part in the March of the Living.

PS – I wonder what German politicians think about a proposal by Professor Shlomo Avineri that the March should start in Germany?

I’ve commented enough.

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By: michal karski http://www.krakowpost.com/18650/2018/02/radio-free-krakow-kosciuszko-interview#comment-1855122 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 22:49:42 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=18650#comment-1855122 Do we have here an object lesson in how not to do journalism?

If a usually reliable and objective source is right, then the controversial phrase may have been uttered in a private conversation. What is the value of splashing it as a sensational headline, leading many to assume that the words were part of an official pronouncement? Are the journalists doing the Israeli president any favours?

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By: michal karski http://www.krakowpost.com/18650/2018/02/radio-free-krakow-kosciuszko-interview#comment-1855112 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 21:18:48 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=18650#comment-1855112 The report in Arutz Sheva confirms the Times of Israel version. Can two reports both be wrong?

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By: michal karski http://www.krakowpost.com/18650/2018/02/radio-free-krakow-kosciuszko-interview#comment-1855108 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 21:05:21 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=18650#comment-1855108 If it turns out that the Times of Israel reported this inaccurately, can we all expect a correction? Maybe even an apology?

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By: michal karski http://www.krakowpost.com/18650/2018/02/radio-free-krakow-kosciuszko-interview#comment-1855103 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:53:43 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=18650#comment-1855103 “According to the Times of Israel”. But did the Times of Israel report the president’s words correctly?

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