One of the clearest indications that you’re doing something right is when the official voice of godless materialism starts to sound like Lost in Space’s Dr Smith being chased by a spider. Polska, Poland, has been causing the New York Times to squeal like a teen-aged girl told she can’t have the newest cell phone. It’s a pretty thing to see.
In mid-December the oh-so-manly voices at the NYT ran the story “As Poland Lurches to Right, Many in Europe Look On in Alarm“. Who are the alarmed? Realityphobes. The opening salvo, if that’s the right word for such a limp stick, was this:
In the few weeks since Poland’s new right-wing government took over, its leaders have alarmed the domestic opposition and moderate parties throughout Europe by taking a series of unilateral actions that one critic labeled “Putinist.”
I realize it’s difficult to imagine, but we are meant to gather “Putinist” is insulting. O rhetoric, where is thy sting!
Seems the main thing wrong with Poland was that the new government said “repeatedly and emphatically, that they would overrule the previous government’s promise to accept refugees pouring into Europe.” Pouring. Wanting to preserve its culture and national heritage became so onerous that “antigovernment protesters” felt forced to march “peacefully through central Warsaw chanting for” demokracja, which is Polish for suicide.
Incidentally, Poland has not only refused to jump on the “migrant” bandwagon, they played a clever trick on pro-“migrant” Europe. Seems the former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and now EU Council chief called a “migrant” meeting early last November, an event Poland was expected to attend. But according to one report, “President Andrzej Duda, backed by the Eurosceptic Law and Justice (PiS) party, set the first sitting of Poland’s new parliament for the same day, precluding both the old and new Prime Ministers, as well himself from attending the EU summit.”
Back to that bit about suicide? Last week, the NYT’s brave Editorial Board cried “Poland Deviates From Democracy,” a piece which began plaintively. “It has been distressing these past weeks to watch Poland”, whimpered the editors. “[I]t should be made clear to the Polish government that its retreat from the fundamental values of liberal democracy is reprehensible and foolish.”
Why, we wonder, is the NYT so keen on another country adopting this poor, and ultimately self-destructive political system? Is it as simple as misery loves company? Or is it the manic desire for Equality? Aristotle said, “Democracy arose from men’s thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.” Democracy is thus premised on egalitarianism, which is partly the pernicious belief that everybody’s opinion counts on everything, and partly the ridiculous idea that no distinctions between men should be recognized. Right, Caitlyn?
Famously, the United States Supreme Court is staffed by strict egalitarian principles (we call quotas “Affirmative Action”), so it’s amusing the NYT complains Poland is “packing [its] highest court” with “conservatives.” Just as it’s odd that in the land of government-funded off-the-leftist-cliff NPR the NYT isn’t happy that Poland is reining in its “state-owned media.”
It’s not all bad news. The Times admits, “Liberal democracy and its institutions elsewhere in Europe (and even, to some extent, in the United States) have been threatened by people frightened by the influx of large numbers of refugees and by economic uncertainty.” It’s far from clear this concern will lead to derailing egalitarian democracy, especially since Poland is making eyes both at NATO and Russaia. They’ll be forced to choose eventually.
Meanwhile, there’s this inspiring video (below) from a Polish priest who spoke to throng of citizens at a “March for Independence”. The video opens with the priest, Fr Miedlar, saying, “Praise be our Lord Jesus Christ” to which the crowd responds, unprompted, “Forever and ever, Amen!” Fr Meidlar continues, “the foes of our homeland and the foes of the Church must be going mad seeing this huge army of patriots, the army of our nation.”
It’s not difficult to imagine a NYT writer having what’s left of his meager cojones shrink to the size of desiccated peas when he hears the crowd respond lustily, “God! Honor! Homeland!” President Duda, it’s easy to think, is right there with them.
If that’s not enough inspiration, contrast Poland with, say, Sweden, which is doing its best to cut its own throat in an attempt to maintain progressive values. Things are so bad there that last week a headline ran “Swedish police banned from describing criminals anymore in case they sound racist.”