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Oct 23, 2006 15:02 # 43531

yoshi314 * isn't happy...

My country's representatives in the eu

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I have to tell you - i've never been more ashamed of my country than now.

for non-polish folks - a brief intro into our political affairs.

~year ago the right-wing party called PiS won the elections. along with ultra-right-wing parties SO and LPR it gathered a significant majority in our parlament (so that they have enought votes to push anything through) . (i'll stay with the abbreviations). the last of them is an ultraconservatic, xenophobic, populistic, nationalistic party. they have a youth-party consisting of people who behave like skin-heads : when there was a gay manifestation, they threw rocks at them. they believe gay people should be "cured of this disease".

the situation is - those three keep a delicate balance, as they combined have a majority in the goverment. father of the leader of LPR, genetics professor maciej giertych (also a post-commie) has been striving for years to overthrow darwin's evolution theory.

he based his reasoning on facts from faerie tales, legends. also he mentioned that there are neanderthals among us nowadays : "look at the boxers, or some physical workers, they have similar physical features"

what's worse - they (him and LPR) want evolution theory out of the schools. the other ruling parties cannot protest, since they would lose the majority. :/ (only the opposition has the courage to talk about it).

this really sucks, and i'm really sorry. especially since he got into EU parlament as a poland representative, he is a professor of genetics. and he requested that in the european parlament meeting that evolution theory is removed from schools.

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i wanted to apologize on behalf on my country for his actions. we are all deeply ashamed for what he did. we are already ashamed of our government, which does not really represent our interests anymore, now we are ashamed of our eu representatives (and it's not the first time, though).

oh did i mention that all three parties were closely involved with antisemitist "catholic" radio?

i guess i live in one hell of a ... hell? if you're non-caucasian, non-hetero, non-catholic or jewish - tread carefully.

no wonder so many poles escape from poland to live and work abroad right now. i think i'll join them soon.

"Life is a queue. You come in, hang around for a bit, get some service, then depart."

This post was edited by yoshi314 on Oct 23, 2006.

Jan 04, 2007 01:19 # 43783

yoshi314 * replies...

Re: My country's representatives in the eu

You know, somebody just issued a perfect rollup of situation in my country. In case you're interested why 3 millions (and counting) young people left poland to work and live abroad - here's your answer. [Link points to english version]

http://Www.Globalvoicesonline.Org/2007/01/01/polands-pulse-this-year-was/

i think i'll be also going abroad soon. Ireland perhaps. *Sigh*

"Life is a queue. You come in, hang around for a bit, get some service, then depart."

This post was edited by yoshi314 on Jan 04, 2007.

Jan 06, 2007 11:54 # 43792

Hawkeye *** replies...

Re: My country's representatives in the eu

Well the point of the modern government was to represent the people, and I hate to say it, but I think they've been quite successful at it. I'm more of a believer of a Republican type government, or one in which a select elites rule the country. Though, the irony of this, of course, is the imbalance of power. And unfortunately, the disease called 'power' is quite strong.

A person who will do what he thinks is in the best interests of his people and his country without any sense of self-preservation in office is truly rare indeed. I'd like to say I'd be one, but more than likely I wouldn't be based on mere statistics.

Instead, perhaps some rules should be put in place that not even politicians can overrule such as: "There will never be censorship or any other attempts to hide information from the general public." This would fix the problem with ignoramuses who expressly wish to see a commonly accepted scientific theory erased from schools because it conflicts with their own ideas.

As for the 'boxer'-hater politicians, well I just pray some of the smarter voters (boxers included) make their way to the voting polls next election.

If the world should blow itself up,the last audible voice would be an expert saying it can't be done

Jan 10, 2007 17:56 # 43815

yoshi314 * replies...

Re: My country's representatives in the eu

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A person who will do what he thinks is in the best interests of his people and his country without any sense of self-preservation in office is truly rare indeed. I'd like to say i'd be one, but more than likely i wouldn't be based on mere statistics.

Oh, we already go used to it. "Fellow voters - thanks, and f**k you!" Is the impression politics gives us.

But the embarrasment they give us is even worse. Really i think our current president is a copy of bush. He just doesn't know what's he talking about, and will meet his political death pretty soon.

Instead, perhaps some rules should be put in place that not even politicians can overrule such as: "There will never be censorship or any other attempts to hide information from the general public." This would fix the problem with ignoramuses who expressly wish to see a commonly accepted scientific theory erased from schools because it conflicts with their own ideas.

The problem with our country is - there are less and less young people. And the old ones, usually very catholic (nearly zealots), are constantly brainwashed by antisemitist pseudo-catholic radio, that even vatican cannot cope with.

As for the quoted sentence - there is already a lot of covering up going on. Everything our current givernment do is to hunt for the "system" which is said to be an organization post-commies and some evil-doers which has major influence in various areas of life (economics, politics, media). It's a very convenient smoke screen for every screw-up. They nearly always say "the 'system' is to blame'. But they never say who does belong to it.

Btw also there are prognoses that in 20 years there will not be enough young people to keep the retirement fund in balance. So we may end up as a country of old zealot-farts.

"Life is a queue. You come in, hang around for a bit, get some service, then depart."

This post was edited by yoshi314 on Jan 10, 2007.

Feb 16, 2007 16:54 # 43972

yoshi314 * replies...

Re: My country's representatives in the eu

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You know. i almost forgot about it.

but i read today that the very same genetics professor i mentioned in the 1st post of this topic (the anti-darwin theorist) just published the book. it's full of racism and hatred against jewish people. and it's been funded by the EU, because he published it as an valid EU publication. (EU is considering a lawsuit, becauso of getting unknowingly involved in this mess).

more details - french Liberation newspaper, or problably more european news sites.

actually i noticed that more and more people who blog about politics daily in poland, are feeling ashamed of his actions. but that does not explain us. we (as a nation) elected this ... ehh ... moron (?) to be our representative. now we get to face the consequences. *sigh*

are there politicians you personally feel ashamed for in your countries? if i had to go to another EU country and admit i'm from poland, i'd really burn down with shame.

i wonder what tomorrow brings.

"Life is a queue. You come in, hang around for a bit, get some service, then depart."


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