Comments for The Krakow Post http://www.krakowpost.com Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:57:48 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Comment on Poles celebrate independence amid fears of ultranationalism by Michal Karski http://www.krakowpost.com/19779/2018/11/poland-100-independence-day-ultranationalism-march#comment-1860376 Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:57:48 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=19779#comment-1860376 “Journalist” would be more appropriate than just “reporter”. Acosta is CNN’s Chief White House correspondent.

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Comment on Poles celebrate independence amid fears of ultranationalism by Michal Karski http://www.krakowpost.com/19779/2018/11/poland-100-independence-day-ultranationalism-march#comment-1860375 Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:30:25 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=19779#comment-1860375 Meanwhile, changing the subject – (as the Prezes and co are now doing after their PR disaster)- an item has appeared in the Guardian which reads “Fox News backs CNN fight against White House over Jim Acosta’s press credentials”. So this is an interesting development. Rupert Murdoch shows solidarity with the reporter. The printer’s ink running through his veins outweighs any other consideration.

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Comment on Poles celebrate independence amid fears of ultranationalism by Michal Karski http://www.krakowpost.com/19779/2018/11/poland-100-independence-day-ultranationalism-march#comment-1860374 Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:54:46 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=19779#comment-1860374 @ yakamozka

Most of the march was peaceful and credit where credit is due: the police and the army. But you know as well as I do that some individuals marching displayed extremely unpleasant attitudes, and, unfortunately, these people usually get all the publicity.

What I can’t understand is why it was never a government-sponsored event in the first place. They’ve had all the time since they came into power a few years ago to prepare for this huge and important celebration. They must have known the world would be watching. Instead they cobbled together something at the very last minute which looked a bit shambolic when compared to how the day went in other European capitals.

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Comment on Poles celebrate independence amid fears of ultranationalism by Statler http://www.krakowpost.com/19779/2018/11/poland-100-independence-day-ultranationalism-march#comment-1860373 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 22:30:33 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=19779#comment-1860373 The fact is, the march was organized by rightwing groups and Polish governement did not take it over as they should have done. It may have been peaceful in Warsaw mostly except for burning of EU flag but not in Wroclaw. Kaczynski has paid tribute to his brother and now he should go.

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Comment on Poles celebrate independence amid fears of ultranationalism by Michal Karski http://www.krakowpost.com/19779/2018/11/poland-100-independence-day-ultranationalism-march#comment-1860372 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:20:46 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=19779#comment-1860372 “In one form or another”, of course.

Even during the 123 years of partition, Poland still existed in people’s hearts and minds.

Dowidzenia

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Comment on Poles celebrate independence amid fears of ultranationalism by Michal Karski http://www.krakowpost.com/19779/2018/11/poland-100-independence-day-ultranationalism-march#comment-1860371 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:51:37 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=19779#comment-1860371 About the international coverage: some foreign papers seemed to be expecting the worst from the Warsaw march after last year’s scenes. Admittedly, red flares may not be a particularly edifying spectacle to some observers, but on the whole, genuine and peaceful patriots outnumbered the troublemakers.

There is a lot wrong with extreme nationalism in Poland right now, and PiS do not seem to be getting a handle on it, but there also seems to be a measure of what can only be described as anti-Polishness cropping up here and there outside of Poland. Some Polish nationalists as well as some outside observers would do well to open the occasional history book. Poland – in form or another – did actually exist before 1918.

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Comment on Poles celebrate independence amid fears of ultranationalism by Michal Karski http://www.krakowpost.com/19779/2018/11/poland-100-independence-day-ultranationalism-march#comment-1860370 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:58:09 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=19779#comment-1860370 I thought I would do my commenting on Twitter, but the very day that I signed up and started posting comments, some relations of mine got a very strange anonymous phone call. Complete coincidence? Perhaps. But for their sake, I have de-activated my account.

About the international coverage: some foreign papers seemed to be expecting the worst after last year’s scenes. Admittedly, red flares may not be a particularly edifying spectacle to some observers, but on the whole, genuine and peaceful patriots outnumbered the troublemakers in Warsaw.
But even the Guardian, a paper which is usually a good and reliable source of impartial news, indulged in a bit of bias, in my opinion. The story about the South Africa-Poland connection may have been an important bit of reporting, but in journalism, timing is also important. Why did the editor choose to run it the day before the march? Couldn’t it have waited until this week, perhaps?

There is a lot wrong with extreme nationalism in Pollnd right now, and PiS do not seem to be getting a handle on it, but there also seem to be some real anti-Polish attitudes cropping up here and there. Some Polish nationalists as well as some outside observers would do well to open the occasional history book. Poland – in form or another – did actually exist before 1918.

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Comment on Poles celebrate independence amid fears of ultranationalism by Statler http://www.krakowpost.com/19779/2018/11/poland-100-independence-day-ultranationalism-march#comment-1860368 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:17:27 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=19779#comment-1860368 What sort of country permits people who call themselves patriots to threaten death to their political opponents. Wake up minitser Ziobro

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Comment on Poles celebrate independence amid fears of ultranationalism by Statler http://www.krakowpost.com/19779/2018/11/poland-100-independence-day-ultranationalism-march#comment-1860367 Mon, 12 Nov 2018 23:11:49 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=19779#comment-1860367 Ugly scenes in Wroclaw. This governement is completely useless.

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Comment on Poles celebrate independence amid fears of ultranationalism by yakamozka http://www.krakowpost.com/19779/2018/11/poland-100-independence-day-ultranationalism-march#comment-1860366 Mon, 12 Nov 2018 22:10:30 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=19779#comment-1860366 The march was a peaceful and family-friendly event. Please, don’t reverse facts. Polish people wanted to show their patriotism and celebrate independence. There is nothing wrong about it. The photo was taken 6 years ago. How can you even post it here as a main photo of the article? Don’t trust everything that media says. Think and do your research on your own, please.

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