Polish government officials have agreed to conduct a joint march with far-Right groups to celebrate Poland’s independence, making it the largest such event in the world:
Government officials have agreed to conduct a joint march with far-right groups on Poland’s Independence Day, raising concerns about the legalization of fascist views in Poland. The march has drawn hundreds of thousands.
Since 2009, the celebration of Polish Independence Day has become a rallying point for far-right organizations from all over Europe, some of which openly describe themselves as fascists or Nazis.
This year’s event, marking the centenary of Poland’s independence, attracted some 200,000 people – more than three times the numbers at last year’s march that was dubbed the largest far-right gathering in the world.
The event included explicitly white supremacist symbols and banners with slogans such as “White Europe” and “Refugees get out!” The rally was cited in a European Parliament resolution that encouraged member states to crack down on far-right groups, but the leadership of Poland seem to have other plans.
There was a last-minute attempt by the mayor of Warsaw to ban the march, but a court overturned his decision and allowed the event to go ahead – despite the fact that months of negotiations had failed to result in any agreement on key arguments between the state and representatives of the rally.
The final negotiations took place late on Friday night. The demonstrators were represented by Robert Bakiewicz of the National Radical Camp, an anti-Semitic group that traces its roots to an organization from the 1930s founded on the principles of Italian fascism.
The Polish leadership not only backtracked on its earlier position that the march could only take place if no banners were displayed, but now both the president and prime minister agreed to actually participate in the march.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki was recently involved in a scandal after secret recordings from 2013 were released, featuring him making anti-Semitic remarks.
If this was not enough to worry the citizens of Warsaw, the Polish police are currently on strike, and have stated that they will not be able to provide security for the event.
While the Polish government has struggled with these groups in the past, the country has become a crucible for the European far-right in recent years, and Friday’s unprecedented agreements are sure to stoke the flames even more.
Apparently, Poland, unlike the western “democracies”, still believes in freedom of speech and doesn’t feel it necessary to censor groups and individuals simply because they don’t spout the communist antifa party line. In Poland, it is not considered a “radical” or “extremist” position to want Poland to remain White and Christian, and both the government and the Catholic church supports this point of view. As western Europe is engulfed in racial violence and terrorism, Poland remains White and safe — actually the safest country in Europe, so what could possibly motivate the Poles to open up their borders to “diversity”?
And, of course, any country that wants to remain White and Christian will be smeared as “antisemitic”, a term that has become virtually meaningless because of overuse. But if you want to remain White and Christian, you are, by definition, “antisemitic”, so you better get used to that label. Western Europe is judaized and therefore is dying in “diversity”. Is this really a choice that’s hard to make?