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The Spirit of Poland

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If there ever is going to be a second Reconquista of Europe it will probably start in a place like Poland.

On November 11th, an estimated 60,000 people took part in Poland’s Independence Day Holiday in Warsaw, celebrating the nation’s 99th anniversary of freedom since its split from the Russian, Hapsburg, and German empires following World War I. From the perspective of many patriotic Poles and race-conscious whites across the globe, the march was a sign of the growing strength of nationalism, white nationalism in particular.

It also represents the stiffening backbone of Eastern Europe against the Islamic invasion currently afflicting their softer cousins in Western Europe as well as the expression of public skepticism towards Jews who are disproportionately among the European elite. For the time being, nations such as Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia, and other former Soviet Bloc countries have said “no” to the European Union when asked to take in migrants from North Africa or the Middle East. This puts them on the cutting edge of white identity. Only in these places can tens of thousands of white people march in the street and not face violent hostility or career-ending scrutiny simply for celebrating who they are and where they come from.

The march itself was an overwhelming success for the nationalists and is something that white advocates in Western nations should try to emulate. Unlike a similar rally in 2014 (in which over 275 people were arrested after clashes with the police), this one was orderly and peaceful with no arrests (of the people who attended the event, that is – forty-five people from a much smaller group of anti-fascist counter-protesters were arrested, however). Marchers held their Polish flags high and waved banners. They lit red flares, sang songs, and chanted mottos. White nationalists and anti-immigration activists from all across Europe attended, including English Defense League founder Tommy Robinson [2] and Roberto Fiore of Italy. Despite sharp criticism from conservative Polish President Andrzej Duda, the Polish Foreign Ministry described the event as “a great celebration of Poles, differing in their views, but united around the common values of freedom and loyalty to an independent homeland.” Mariusz Blaszczak, Poland’s interior minister said that the event “was a beautiful sight. We are proud that so many Poles have decided to take part in a celebration connected to the Independence Day holiday.” Jaroslaw Kaczynski, who leads the ruling Law and Justice party in Poland admitted there were a few “unfortunate incidents” during the event, but these he described as marginal. The event was organized in part by Right-wing activist groups such as the National-Radical Camp, the National Movement, and the All Polish Youth.

Although the event was Polish in nature, its significance reaches much farther than Poland. On display was a real truculence; a fierce willingness to draw racial lines in the sand and to fight to defend those lines. Such awareness is quite rare in the West, but whites in Western countries can now look east for inspiration and hope. The official motto of the event was “We Want God,” a line from an old Polish religious poem. However, more race-specific images and slogans also appeared during the march. Some harkened back to the Middle Ages, as with the Celtic Cross and the term “Deus Vult” (“God wills it”) which appeared on banners. The former has long been a symbol of white nationalist causes, and the latter was used as a war cry during the First Crusade in the eleventh century.

Demonstrators waved banners saying “White Europe,” “Clean Blood,” “White Europe of Brotherly Nations,” and “Mohammed Not Welcome!” Some marched while chanting “Pure Poland, white Poland!” and “Refugees get out!” Reportedly, some also chanted “Jews out!” and “Remove Jewry from power!” Over a bridge, one banner read: “Pray for Islamic Holocaust.”

These people don’t mess around.

In times of war, it makes sense to anathematize the enemy, and if anything, the people of Eastern Europe understand that whites are at war. This is a war to reclaim their own homelands in the face of hostile Islamic invaders and hostile Jewish elites who have done more to invite these invaders into Europe than anyone else. You pluck these two groups out of Europe and place them where they belong in their own homelands, and something close to normalcy among the European nations will eventually return. The leaders of nations must act on behalf of their people, and it helps if these leaders spring from the same gene pool as the people and share similar identities, temperaments, and outlooks. Of course, the French Revolution and similar events demonstrate the great rifts between elites and the people can exist even without the presence of foreigners. Racial homogeneity is not and will never be a perfect solution. However, it’s better than what we have now, and it is crucial that white Europeans return to it if they wish to survive as a race, let alone as distinct ethnic nationalities.

No, I don’t want an Islamic Holocaust. I would like to see this be resolved as peacefully as possible, with mass deportations, self-deportations, or, if necessary, with civil war in which human rights are observed across all sides. But if all this fails, and the choice looms for the whites of Europe to either initiate mass killings of Muslims in order to retrieve their own nations or to submit to Islam and yield to forces which will eventually exterminate them, I would hope they choose the former. Not an ideal situation, but since Western Europe is beginning to die, it would certainly be the lesser of two evils given that such a Holocaust would be an act of mass-self-defense for the Europeans. So “Pray for Islamic Holocaust” I can understand given the circumstances (although since I haven’t given up hope of a less bloody solution, I am quite glad that the majority of the slogans at the event were less violent).

Aside from causing whites of the West to look to the Poles for hope and inspiration, the recent Polish Independence Day rally serves another function which is almost as important. It shows white people who their enemies are. If you are opposed to white people assembling in their own nations and asserting their own racial identity for the sake of their own self-determination and survival, then you are probably an enemy of white people. Sure enough, in the days following the event, the usual suspects chimed in, smearing those Poles who have the temerity to keep Poland Polish (I’d use echo signaling here, but that would be too cute. We all know who they are).

Agnieszka Markiewicz, who directs the American Jewish Committee office in Warsaw, predictably fretted that the march “was seriously marred by hateful, far-right throngs that threaten the core values of Poland and its standing abroad.” AP describes the American Jewish Committee as a “global Jewish advocacy group” but neglected to explain why such groups are not hateful while white advocacy groups necessarily are.

Haaretz, in an editorial, used the Independence Day march as an excuse to chide the Poles for not performing enough mea culpas over the Holocaust. Apparently, in state propaganda there are plenty of stories which make the Holocaust-era Poles look heroic but insufficient mention of those Poles who aided the Nazis in destroying Polish Jewry. It’s as if the people living today should be punished by what their ancestors did or did not do seventy-three years ago after their nation was torn apart by both Germany and the Soviet Union with the space of a few years. Haaretz’s intention, apparently, is to henpeck Poland and depress its patriotic mood as much as possible. This is a proven strategy to defeat the Right, as evidenced by the bitter fruit it has born in Western Europe.

But how exactly does one link the recent Independence Day march with the Holocaust? The author’s tone deaf logic goes like this:

From Hitler’s “stab-in-the-back” WWI betrayal myth to Trump’s insistent ‘birtherism’ regarding Barack Obama, revisionist statements pave the way from the articulation of intentions to the enactment of odious agendas — up to and including the restriction of voting rights, deportations, or the closing of borders.

Is Haaretz not aware that Israel also limits the political rights of man of its non-Jewish citizens? Is Haaretz not aware that Israel closes its own borders to anyone who isn’t a Jew? Is Haaretz also not aware that Israel also deports people, especially black Jews from Africa? Are such actions considered ‘odious’ across the board? Or only when white people do them? This is an example of how Jews double dip on the international stage. They are committed ethno-nationalists when it suits them and they are committed globalists when it suits them. And they expect everyone else to just shut up and dance to this atonal and arrhythmic klezmeric mess. Is it anti-Semitic just to notice such things? Is it equally anti-Semitic to point out how stupid and offensive such arguments are?

According to the Times of Israel, [3] “Extremists from Sweden, Hungary, Slovakia and elsewhere now join Polish nationalists in a public display of xenophobic and white supremacist views since the event began on a much smaller scale in 2009.” Catch that? Poles standing up for the Polish in Poland is the same as xenophobia and white supremacy. The Times also referred to the marchers as neo-fascists and radicals and was quick to point out the anti-Semitic histories of the groups which organized the event. Although the article did mention economic hard times as a factor for the rise of the Right in Poland, nowhere did it express anything other than distrust or disapproval of the Poles who had taken part in the rally.

The article from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency [4] (JTA) is perhaps the worst of them all (despite being extremely informative). First, there was the link to President Donald Trump, who had visited Poland in July and encouraged the Polish in their resistance to globalism. He had read from the same poem that produced the rally’s motto “We Want God.” Rafal Pankowski, co-founder of the Polish anti-racism group Never Again claims that Trump’s victory last year created “a feeling of solidarity” among like-minded Poles. So if you voted for Trump, this was partially your fault.

The article also cites a 2013 Never Again survey which showed that that forty-four percent of high school-aged Poles do not wish to have Jewish neighbors and more than sixty percent of them would rather not date a Jew. Clearly, this is another attempt to smear Poles as xenophobic and closed-minded. Not that this has anything to do with the Independence Day rally or anything, but so what? Do the JTA editors lack so much self-awareness that they fail to see how Jews in Israel may very well have the same feelings about Palestinians or Christians? Do they want to encourage exogamy or miscegenation in Israel as well? Do the JTA editors not see how wanting to stay with your own kind might be an indication of health and spiritual strength?

The article then discusses how the Jews of Poland feel about all this, and, inconveniently for the JTA, the reaction is mixed. Jonny Daniels, founder of a Holocaust commemoration organization called From the Depths, filed a complaint “accusing marchers of incitement to hate and calling on the government to identify and punish them to the full extent of the law. Marchers found guilty could face up to three years in prison.” I’m sure it never dawned on Daniels that his complaint itself may also be an act of hate and intolerance against white people. Further, Leslaw Piszewski of the Union of Jewish Communities in Poland and Anna Chipczynska of the Warsaw Jewish community claimed that Polish Jews (all several thousand of them) “are increasingly fearful due to government inaction in the face of rising anti-Semitism.”

But the head of TSKZ, Poland’s largest Jewish cultural organization, one Artur Hofman, rejected the above concerns and accused Piszewski and Chipczynska of exaggerating anti-Semitism in Poland for political reasons. What followed was a nasty row in which Hofman was derisively labeled a ‘court Jew.’ Do these so-called progressive Jews realize that calling someone a ‘court Jew’ just because he respects the gentile’s rights to self-determination exhibits the very racism and anti-Semitism they decry every day?

A stinky cloud of cognitive dissonance also wafts from the JTA article and was fascinating to behold:

Though there were certainly racists at Saturday’s march, there were also “ordinary people, families who just wanted to do a patriotic act, which to them is just to march with the Polish flag,” said Piotr Kadlcik, the former president of the Union of Jewish Religious Communities in Poland.

And while some shouted offensive slogans about Jews, there were no known anti-Semitic banners on display, nor was there rioting or violence.

“In a way this is scary, too, because it shows the far right have their act together and can demonstrate the discipline of a political movement rather than a bunch of hooligans,” Kadlcik said. “But there was very little intimidation.”

So, without realizing it, the JTA puts right-wing Poles in a lose-lose situation. If they get violent, they are scary. And if they don’t get violent, guess what! They are still scary. This is so obviously unreasonable that there can be only two explanations why this ever saw print. Either the JTA editors and this article’s author are completely undisciplined when it comes to journalism or they maliciously hate people who identify as white. Given the adroitness Jews show in the media everywhere they go, I’m leaning towards the latter explanation.

Then again, the article does go on to exonerate Poles somewhat. It admits that anti-Semitism is not really a central theme of the far Right in Poland. It also goes on to say that [emphasis mine]:

Polish Jews agree that racist violence in their country is relatively rare. Only a few dozen anti-Semitic incidents are recorded annually, most of them verbal, though several anti-Semitic statements were made by Polish politicians.

“Most of them verbal.” Such an admission undermines the rest of the article and makes all this Jewish hand-wringing seem so silly. Maybe in this case it’s lack of discipline after all? Who knows?

Perhaps the most hysterical Jewish response to the 2017 Polish Independence Day rally came from Fulbright Research Fellow scholar Sam Rubin, who, at the time of the rally, was living in Warsaw as an ‘out’ Jew. His piece, published by Forward.com, is entitled “I Hid In My Bathroom From Anti-Semitic Marchers in Poland — In 2017.” Spoiler alert: nothing happened to him. He was living in a Jewish enclave, about two miles from the center of the rally, when some marchers marched by on the street below. He claims he heard small-scale explosions but his was the only account I could find that mentioned them. He expresses concern because the marchers were wearing (gasp!) boots—I guess flip flops would have suited him better. He then mentions how he had heard marchers on television chanting about how they wanted to remove Jews from power. This, naturally, offended him because the post-racial Israelis are just so darn respectful to all the Poles and other goyim currently occupying positions of high power in Israel, obviously. He then decides to honor the memory of his co-religionists who suffered and died in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II by unplugging (!) his lights, diving into his bathroom, and cowering in fear.

Sorry for the snark, but such a hair-brained article deserves it. James Kirkpatrick of VDARE [5] does a good job of picking apart Rubin’s neuroses and defending the Independence Day march from the slanderous mainstream press.

While all of the above responses concerned themselves with how the Warsaw rally may affect Jews (and showed either no concern or contempt for how it may effect white people), the one response that rose above such obsessive solipsism, even for a little bit, came from Israel itself. On one hand, Emmanuel Nahshon, spokesman of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, derided the “racist elements” of the march and then sniffed: “We hope that the Polish authorities will act against the organizers. History teaches us that expressions of racist hatred must be dealt with quickly and decisively.”

On the other hand, according to the JTA:

Ultimately, however, Israel’s attitude seems to be guided by comments Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made in 2013 during the visit by Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski to Jerusalem. Noting the suffering of non-Jewish Poles and Jews under Nazi occupation, Netanyahu observed that “Poland and Israel have to support each other.”

I’m reminded of Dom DeLuise as Nero reacting to an alabaster bathtub given to him by one of his conquering generals in History of the World Part 1: “Nice. Nice. Not thrilling. But nice.”

In all, the 2017 Polish Independence Day rally demonstrates that white people still have what the Ancient Greeks called thumos, or spirit. They can still stand up for themselves and be proud of who they are. They still know how to say no to the foreigners and invaders who don’t belong in their nation and whose long-term goal is to destroy Europe and ultimately eradicate the white race. Spirit has its ugly and violent sides, to be sure. But above all else it encapsulates the strength, honor, and drive of Man at his best. Man cannot be great without the soul demonstrated in Warsaw this month. Such a critical reawakening is happening in the east where white identity is rising like the Sun. Today its brilliance is beginning to reach westward across the sky, slowly banishing the oppressive gloom of night.

Sources:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/polish-far-right-march-goes-global-drawing-people-from-afar/ [3]

https://www.yahoo.com/news/israel-expresses-concern-racist-march-poland-092341382.html [6]

https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/1.822484 [7]

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/poland-far-right-marchers-racist-signs-islamic-holocaust-white-europe-neo-nazis-supremacists-a8052256.html [8]

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/tommy-robinson-poland-edl-right-rally-anti-semitism-islam-signs-holocaust-attendance-a8053356.html [2]

http://forward.com/opinion/387504/i-hid-in-my-bathroom-from-anti-semitic-marchers-in-poland-in-2017/ [9]

http://www.blazenews.org/israel-is-worried-about-the-racist-march-in-poland/ [10]