I have watched the video. Why is it surprising that there is so much street-level disrespect for Poles when there is so much Holocaust-related disrespect for Poland in academia and media? And it goes on and on and on.If "hate speech" and "hate crime" laws were evenly enforced, they would not only encompass the profane assailant in this video. They would also encompass a large fraction of so-called Holocaust studies.
I don't think this is about Holocaust studies. I think this is about England being pushed past a tipping point when it comes to immigration.
Yes and no. A recent well-promoted Polonophobic Holocaust theme has been that of the villainous Catholic Pole who just cannot wait to get the belongings of a murdered Jew. Never mind the fact that such conduct occurred in wartime, and was done by people of every nationality.The constant demonization of Poles that occurs in academia and media is bound to eventually filter down to the man in the street. How could it not?
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