The National Question and the War on Poland

James Kirkpatrick — The Unz Review Nov 16, 2017

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I hid in my bathroom from anti-Semitic marchers in Poland – in 2017 screamed Sam Rubin in The Forward, (November 13, 2017) triggered by the sight of tens of thousands of Polish patriots honoring their country’s independence in a march last Saturday November 13. Needless to say, despite the clickbait headline and ritualisticinvocation of The Current Year, Rubin wasn’t chased into his bathrooms by Nazis. In fact, even though he was pretending to be a reporter, he couldn’t actually report on what he saw because “I was too afraid to look out the window.” He even shuttered his windows, unplugged “every light producing appliance” and retreated to the “windowless bathroom.”

Thus, Rubin’s article really wasn’t about a Polish nationalist march at all, but simply an unintentionally comic report on his own neuroses. But he wasn’t alone. Polish patriots need to act swiftly to defend their independence from what may be an even greater threat than the innumerable foreign armies they have outlasted in the past.

The international Main Stream Media, in that curiously coordinated way it has, has exploded in outrage over the country celebrating its existence. This reaction shows hatred is indeed on the rise—not among Poles, directed against Jews or minorities, but among journalists determined to ensure not one functional Western nation-state will survive the 21st century.

In just about any other country in the world, a march to celebrate national independence would be taken for granted. And Poland poses no threat to its neighbors and is not engaged in territorial revanchism. Given the Anglosphere MSM’s insane bigotry against Russia, one would think Polish nationalism would be celebrated the same way Ukrainian nationalism (also often aligned with “far-right” elements) was mostly hailed after the Maidan. But the Polish march drew a remarkable amount of criticism and scorn from foreign journalists—showing them to be heirs in spirit to those Communist commissars who oppressed the Polish nation for so many years:

There was also a great deal of Narrative Confusion regarding the event. CNN absurdly claimed “tens of thousands of nationalist protesters disrupted Poland’s independence day events,” as if the nationalists were somehow trying to sabotage the celebrations instead of hosting them [Nationalist protesters disrupt Poland independence day events, by Matthew Day, November 13, 2017].

In reality, the only people who seemed to want to halt the events were antifa, who protested the march. One protester, an “Andy Eddles,” demanded to know why nationalists were “allowed to demonstrate on this day,” a presumptuous question considering Eddles is apparently not even Polish, but a British man living in someone else’s country [Poland marks independence day with rallies, Gulf Times, November 12, 2017].

Most reporters acknowledged that most of those marching were not “Nazis.” However, they still hyperventilated about the occasional sign or slogan they did not like. But even those regarded as “offensive” are only so to those who hate the idea of Europeans retaining control of their homelands. For example, innumerable articles referenced a slogan reading a “White Europe of brotherly nations” [Declaring ‘White Europe’ and ‘We Want God,’ 60,000 join far-right march on Poland’s Independence Day, by Vanessa Gera, Associated Press, November 12, 2017]. Yet this would have been regarded as an idealistic, internationalist sentiment in 1939, with the “White Europe” being redundant, just as “White American” was to the founding generation that wrote the Naturalization Act of 1790.

But there was a more specific agenda behind the MSM reaction. As the viscerally anti-whiteAnne Applebaum and many others argued, it’s not that every one of the marchers was “far right,” it was that the Law & Justice Party, a National Conservative party by orientation, “welcomed and encouraged Saturday’s march as a ‘patriotic’ action, though the party knew who was behind it” . [Anne Applebaum: Neo-fascists in Poland suddenly feel enabled and encouraged, The Salt Lake Tribune, November 13, 2017]

Thus, this international media campaign is a vast exercise in concern trolling, trying to get the Polish government to punch right and undermine its own coalition. The endgame, of course, is to force Poland to accept mass Muslim immigration, break Eastern European resistance to the policies being set by Germany and other anti-white Western European governments, and reduce Poland to simply a province of the EU, rather than an independent nation-state.

And the campaign is working. After a few days of media hysteria, President Andrzej Duda was sufficiently broken and dutifully repeated the tired slogans about how “there is no place in Poland” for xenophobia. He also seemingly endorsed Poland as a proposition nation, proclaiming it didn’t matter what a person’s origin was [Polish president sharply condemns weekend nationalist march, by Vanessa Gera, Associated Press, November 13, 2017].

But if that’s true, then why bother resisting Muslim immigration, if they can somehow become just as Polish as everyone else? For that matter, why bother celebrating independence at all, if Poland is just a spot of dirt rather than homeland for a particular people?

One Narrative widely deployed by reporters is that Poland, as a country conquered by the Wehrmacht during World War II, has no right to be nationalist.

Martin Sandbu moans:

That this [the march] should happen in Poland is particularly saddening. It is a country that has benefited enormously from its return to the western family after four decades behind the Iron Curtain. And it is a country whose size means it could, in time, take its rightful place among Europe’s chief powers if it stayed on a European course.

[Poland leads the way in normalizing the far right, Financial Times, November 13, 2017]

But it’s precisely because Poland wants to remain European that is so hated by the MSM and the EU’s anti-European leadership. Indeed, it’s a step beyond Orwell that the word “European” is now used by reporters to refer to a deliberate policy of replacing the Continent’s indigenous population with the Third World and facilitating the Islamization of what was once Christendom. And to appeal to Poland’s history of foreign occupationas a way of shaming it into surrendering independence is nothing less than obscene.

Poland, like every other nation, must decide whether to resist or die. There is no other choice: the globalist elite and its servants in the press will not permit it. The National Question will dominate Western politics for the decades to come. And how each nation answers will determine whether that nation and people continues to exist. Indeed, it will determine whether Western Civilization will continue to exist.

The hateful maniacs of the global media are demanding we pretend a country’s culture and identity be considered as something entirely separate from the people who make it up. Poland’s president has already shown weakness in defying this absurd commandment.

He had better find his courage. For if he loses this ideological battle, in far less than time he could expect, it will mean the end of Poland’s national sovereignty and European identity.

The same goes for every leader of every Western nation, including President Donald Trump  and the United States of America.

James Kirkpatrick [Email him] is a Beltway veteran and a refugee from Conservatism Inc.

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