Reading lately news about Polish politics and it’s right wing government I came across a pattern with familiar aspects I have noticed all over the place in different countries. At first I said to myself: “Nah…. it must be my eyes doing a trick. I’m tired. This can’t be”. Over a time this started to be more and more clear and I was wondering whether there is some dirt in my eyes. The pattern I see is the warming up relationship with Chosen People – Jews to be more precise. Just couple of days ago President proposed annual Polish Jew Saver’s day. Couple of weeks before that leader of the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS)Jaroslaw Kaczynski gave speech on the event organized by From The Depths organization which preserve memory of the Holocaust.
This wouldn’t be done of course without praising of how our two nations coexisted in the past peacefully, without mentioning Holocaust and terrible genocide done to the Jews during Second World War. All focus as always is mostly on Jewish people. As some revisionist like Ernst Zundel question the Holocaust others question those 6 million killed.
Jews has been expelled from many countries in the past. This list will give good overview. So why Polish government is so enthusiastic towards them ? What is their purpose to reactivate this relationship ? As far as I have been able to find out Jews are not on the top of the Pyramid. They just play a role with granted privileges. They run Hollywood, banking system but take orders from higher people up.
The speech by Jaroslaw Kaczynski obviously mentions antisemitism. This is the first grain of the dirt I finally noticed in my eyes.
Law and Justice is a party of intellectual people. They represent good level of knowledge of history, law and general politics. It is hard to believe but they somehow make the mistake of narrowing word of anti-Semite. To understand what I mean let’s have a look at the word Semite and its meaning:
Semites, Semitic people or Semitic cultures (from the biblical "Shem", Hebrew: שם) was a term for an ethnic, cultural or racial group who speak or spoke the Semitic languages. The terminology was first used in the 1770s by members of the Göttingen School of History, who derived the name from Shem, one of the three sons of Noah in the Book of Genesis. The term "Semites", together with the parallel terms Hamites and Japhetites, is now largely obsolete outside linguistics. However, in archaeology, the term is sometimes used informally as "a kind of shorthand" for ancient Semitic-speaking peoples.
and the people who speaks Semitic languages are:
The Semitic languages are a branch of the Afroasiatic language family originating in the Middle East. Semitic languages are spoken by more than 330 million people across much of Western Asia, North Africa and the Horn of Africa, as well as in often large expatriate communities in North America and Europe, with smaller communities in the Caucasus and Central Asia. The terminology was first used in the 1780s by members of the Göttingen School of History, who derived the name from Shem, one of the three sons of Noah in the Book of Genesis. The most widely spoken Semitic languages today are (numbers given are for native speakers only) Arabic (300 million), Amharic (22 million), Tigrinya (7 million), Hebrew (unknown; 5 million native and non-native L1 speakers), Tigre (~1.05), Aramaic (575,000 to 1 million largely Assyrian fluent speakers) and Maltese (520,000 speakers).
Saying that we must discard this thinking in Poland and Europe is incorrect. If you are anti-Semite you are against all this 330 million people who speaks this group of languages. If anything you can say: You are anti-Jewish.
Second grain of the dirt in my eyes was the mentioning of the Star of David in this article.
I’m not an expert in symbols but I can tell that Star of David is not Jewish symbol. It was adopted by them some time ago. Good short description of this symbol is in the book “The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects” by Barbara G. Walker. It is under name of hexagram:
Hexagram – Though now widely accepted as the emblem of Judaism, and given such names as Magen David, Star of David and Solomon’s seal, the hexagram has been officially Jewish for only about a century. At the time that stories about David and Solomon were being written into the Bible, the hexagram had nothing to do with either of them. It was revered in India as a symbol of the perpetual sexual union between Kali (the downward-pointing triangle) and Shiva (the upward-pointing triangle) that was supposed to maintain life in the universe.
Meaning of the symbols has changed in the past for better or worse. Good example of this in current times is symbol of Isis used by Islamic State. In ancient past Isis was a goddess. Nowadays she is badly demonised.
We can see how small things can make a difference. I have stopped believing blindly in everything what is presented to me. As if this wasn’t enough I have come across another article in which they talking about regulating internet. One paragraph caught my eye:
"In the digital world that begins to embrace over our whole reality, it can be much more manipulation. It could be manipulation of definitions, it could be manipulation of the message, it could be manipulation of encyclopedic information. Finally, an attack could be organized causing distortion of mass message and mass reception of public opinion."
I couldn’t agree more but this manipulations didn’t started on the internet - it goes back long before that. That’s why I’m trying to relay on good books.
It would be much better if our politicians could do a little bit more of reading. I would recommend cup of camomile tea with it.
 Barbara G. Walker, The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects, p. 69
"In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is a king" - Desiderius Erasmus