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Thursday, July 29, 2021

NYTimes attacks Poland's Solidarity. Does it have anything to do with UNESCO vote?

 If you ever had any doubts that the progressives, socialists, or simply the LEFT love influencing votes, that should take them away. 

Yesterday, there should be a vote on including the Gdańsk Shipyard in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Gdańsk Shipyard is the birthplace of Poland's Solidarity Workers Union that swept away the communism in Eastern Europe. 

So, what does the New York Times do? They run a huge article titled 'Solidarity, Once in Poland's Opposition, Now Aligned With Nationalists' (they already changed the title) on the best social movement in World's history on being now aligned with nationalists. And we all know what happens to someone accused of being a nationalist in today's America. You are immediately "canceled" whether or not you have anything to do with nationalists. I think that was the point of this title, never mind the garbage in the article. Such an allegation should kill any hope Poland had on including Gdansk on that list.

But, let's take a look at the article still there. Only the title has changed. The author went out of his way to make Solidarity look small and petty:

Solidarity, the independent Polish trade union that four decades ago started an avalanche of dissent that swept away Communism, has more modest ambitions these days. For a start, it wants its plywood boards back.

The thirty-something man or woman would say: WTF? They want plywood boards back? Can't they just go to Lowe's or Home Depot, or something like that to get more?

The boards, scrawled with demands for freedom and hoisted on a wall at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk in 1980, have been on display since 2014 at a museum built amid the ruins of a facility that laid off most of its workers years ago.

The museum, an oasis of shimmering modernity constructed with European Union funds, is dedicated to the ideals that drove Solidarity in 1980 when it was a diverse, Western-looking opposition movement with 10 million members. 

 Who would want to take some plywood boards back from such a wonderful "oasis of shimmering modernity" built with EU cash nevertheless?

What an author failed to mention here is that Solidarity has lent those "boards" to the museum and they simply want them back ever since the "oasis of modernity" has made a sharp turn LEFT. 

The last time I heard of the issue with the board was almost two years ago. Do they want to tell me that two years is not a long enough time to return 'insignificant' boards? Unless of course they could be used in politically motivated attacks.

Against my better judgement, I am providing a link to the article mentioned above.

(Not done yet.) Of course, if the nationalist sympathies are not good enough to "CANCEL" Solidarity there is also a mention of LGBT's plight in Poland. That should do the job. 

Again, what NYT fails to mention that those 'backward' members of Solidarity, or Poles, are not afraid to call out certain countries where throwing gay people of the roof of the tall building is a legal norm. Something NYT doesn't do. Not that I have seen.