More Misinformation from the Media
Ever since the Law and Justice Party [of Poland] won both the presidential and parliamentary elections in 2015, Poland has been undergoing a disturbing political transformation. . . . [T]he party bet that latching onto the refugee crisis would give it purchase on the necessary votes to win. . . . One of the first institutions the party hijacked was public television. It feeds viewers nonstop propaganda about the mounting threat to Poland’s sovereignty from the European Union. . . . Those refugees present a threat to our way of life, the government and the press insist. . . . Poland’s leaders have let an evil genie out of the bottle. What we’re witnessed on the streets of Warsaw represents a threat not only to liberal democracy in Poland but also the stability and welfare of the European Union. – Poles Cry for ‘Pure Blood’ Again, The New York Times, Jan Gross, 11/16/17
Fact Check: It’s bad enough when The New York Times wants to push virtual open borders and mass immigration on America, but it’s even more outrageous when this newspaper presumes authority to push the same agenda on other countries.
The article above makes reference to the recent Independence March in Warsaw, Poland, where 60,000 people paraded through the city to celebrate Polish heritage—and maintain it. The official slogan of the March was “We Want God.” According to the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the March was a predominately mainstream affair. Nevertheless, some fascists and neo-Nazis were among the marchers—and the Times writer focused on these.
The writer strongly suggests that Law and Justice Party is cynically taking advantage of popular sentiment against mass migration. But are politicians necessarily being cynical when they respond to the will of the people. Isn’t that what they’re supposed to do in a democratic society?
Supposedly it’s “non-stop propaganda” when the Polish media honestly point out the dangers that the European Union and mass migration pose to Poland and the other nations of Europe. But the Polish people don’t need the media to know about those dangers, particularly with respect to migration. All they have to do is look at neighboring Germany where the Merkel regime has flooded the country with so-called refugees.
That migration has brought high expense to German taxpayers, disrupted society, caused a considerable increase in crime. Nevertheless, the regime seems more inclined to harass citizens who protest the crimes rather than prosecute the criminals. The German media produce “non-stop propaganda” in favor of immigration—just as most of the American media, including the Times, do here.
If any evil genie has escaped it is the growing despotism of the European Union, with its unelected bureaucrats in Brussels trying to force mass immigration and other policies on the whole of Europe. According to the Times writer, Poland’s resistance to this agenda is a “threat to liberal democracy.” One must conclude that this variety of so-called democracy has little in common with rule by the people. It appears to be an arrangement where elites decide what the people should want.
If it is true that Poland’s stand is a threat to the stability and welfare of the European Union, one can only hope that this threat will increase, not only in Poland but throughout all of Europe.