Skip to comments.Poles honor Reagan, John Paul II with new statue
Posted on 07/14/2012 1:50:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
GDANSK, Poland (AP) Polish officials unveiled a statue of former President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II on Saturday, honoring two men widely credited in this Eastern European country with helping to topple communism 23 years ago.
The statue was unveiled in Gdansk, the birthplace of Lech Walesa's Solidarity movement, in the presence of about 120 former Solidarity activists, many of whom were imprisoned in the 1980s for their roles in organizing or taking part in strikes against the communist regime...
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The Poles have nailed it.
As should every state in our union!
As should every state in our union!
There are statues of President Reagan in London, Budapest, Tbilisi and Warsaw.
Obama will have statues all over muslim-land.
The hatred, ignorance, and historical revisionism on display in the comments to that story are truly depressing.
When I was a kid Polish jokes were common and always impugned the intelligence of Poles.
This article testifies to the uncomfortable truth that our citizenry is becoming increasingly ignorant compared to much of the rest of the world.
Germany and Eastern Europe clearly understand the significance of Ronald Reagan, while half our country still believes the narrative of studipity about Reagan spewed by the media and liberals.
It’s very saddening and frustrating.
Reagan, like every classy gentleman, knew when and with what clothes to wear brown shoes.
We simply must provide workable alternatives to government controlled education. The teachers' unions must be destroyed. The universities must collapse.
It's doable. Virtually nobody likes this system.
Let’s trade all of the people of Poland for all of our Leftist commies.
doubt that we would see a work of art like that here. on a
side note, the home page on bing today featured a photo of gdansk. maybe poland would be a good place to expatriate
to if/when the bottom falls out.
Reading and typing with tears in my eyes. Long live principled men and women who can confront evil and defeat it. May God bless them both eternally and may we always carry their spirit in our hearts and minds.
My sentiments exactly.
What? No Gorbachev?
God bless the Poles.
They need to add Waleska
Lech is still alive. When he’s gone, expect statues.
Coincidentally (maybe not), gorgeous Gdansk, Poland is the featured iamge today, in Bing’s spectacular daily picture series.
Check it out:
Coincidentally (maybe not), gorgeous Gdansk, Poland is the featured image today, in Bing’s spectacular daily picture series.
Check it out:
And President Narcissus says,
“Waaaaa, why don’t I get a statue of myself in Poland? Don’t they love me in Europe?”
I would even put Boris Yeltsin there, the Soviet Union might still very well be with us today, had he not stood on that tank during the attempted coup attempt.
The bodies are fine, but the heads and faces not so much, I wonder what the artist had in mind.
The Poles get it, baby!
From the article: “Reagan should have a statue in every city”, Walesa said.
The poles had defined literature, art, etc. in the prior years -- and the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth was the largest country in Europe for a long time until the rise of Muscowy.
the entire "dumb Poles" was planned propaganda by the Prussians to explain their destruction of their former overlords (Prussia had been a subordinate state to the Polish-Lithuanian union from the battle of Grunwald in 1410 and arguably started off as one in the 13th century) -- and the Prussians succeeded -- in trying to stereotype Poles as stupid oafs.
This was false -- we need no further proof than that the Polish language and culture survived when Poland was obliterated for 130 years. A strong culture, an educated one, survives even under strong Germanization/Russification (in the PRussian and Russian partitioned parts of Poland the Germans and Russians made it compulsory that learning etc. was to be in german/russian and aimed to destroy Poland as a concept... Hitler continued on the same track and the Soviets would have liked to do it as well)...
incidently, the English did the same to the Irish from the 1700s onwards -- prior to that Ireland was known as the land of the poets and where Roman culture was kept alive after the march of the Germanic barbarian hordes
LECH IS STILL ALIVE!
I will write that on the board one hundred times. lol
Well I bet your right on target....in fact I’d say its gonna be one hell of a statue, and he will have deserved every meter of it.
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