Note to "Poland and Falsifications of Polish History"
by Else Löser
The reason no translator name appears on this translation is because I am sick of having Löser's opinions attributed to me personally by a load of crazy Poles. It is a translation. You got that, Polack?
What I love about the Poles is that if you accuse them of expelling and murdering millions of old people, women and children in the dead of winter in 1945-46, they immediately start a huge argument about obscure historical events alleged to have occurred in the 10th century [!]: whether Miesko I was a "Pole"; whether "Slavs" are "Poles" (there are dozens of Slavic ethnic groups, they' re not necessarily Poles at all); whether "sclavus" is correct medieval Latin; etc. etc. (nobody knows what correct medieval Latin was; it wasn't standardized), etc. etc. etc.. This is like committing a murder at age 50 and basing your defense on whether or not you stole a cookie at the age of 5. An ordinary person who did this would be considered feeble-minded and probably not fully responsible for his actions, but on the other hand, nobody would pay attention to his opinions.
To some extent Löser falls into this trap by making arcane assertions that cannot be proven in discussions that nobody cares about. It appears to me beyond doubt that Miesko I was a Danish or Norwegian Viking (the Vikings also settled large areas of Russia); that "Slav" is not synonymous with "Pole"; that Poles and Germans are very closely related racially, with a bit of Turkish-Mongel inmixture on the Polish side. And so on.
It appears to me that nothing can be gained by arguing about the etymological relationships between similar-sounding words, such as "slav" and "slave", etc. There is some etymological relationship between the two, but nobody seems to know what it is. Machiavelli, in his HISTORY OF FLORENCE, mentions the "sclavi" twice, calling them a "Northern tribe"; but "slave" in Italian is "schiavo", not "sclavo". Edward Gibbon, in his DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, mentions the "sclavi" as a tribe speaking a "Germanic tongue" and inhabiting the regions between the Danube and Bulgaria. And so on.
These arguments simply distract from the real issue, which is the expulsion of 13-15 million ethnic Germans, almost all of them women, children, and old men, in the dead of winter, the coldest winter in over a century, robbing them of everything they owned, and murdering 1.5-2 million of them, AFTER THE WAR, with the tacit or even express approval of all the so-called "Western democracies". This is an act which the Poles never even attempt to minimize or deny; they simply take refuge in all these obscure historical questions -- one thousand years out of date -- accompanied by all sorts of hysteria.
A secondary problem is the question of the degree to which Polish provocations and oppression of minorities -- mainly Germans, Ukrainians and Jews -- helped cause the war. This is most effectively discussed in a new book called
also available on two very listenable CDs entitled 1939 - Der Krieg, der viele Väter hatte. 2 CDs . Die letzten Wochen vor dem Krieg von Gerd Schultze-Rhonhof, Gerd Schultze- Rhonhof, Matthias Ponnier, und Hans-Peter Goldbeck, produced by Polar Film, also available from www.amazon.de, and a DVD called KRIEGSURSACHEN 1939/41: WOLLTE HITLER DEN KRIEG? (not to be confused with a book by the same name by Jacques Benoist-Méchin von Schütz). The DVD is available from EDITION DEUTSCHE GESCHICHTE, Landsberger Strasse 57, D-82266 Inning; NATION-EUROPA, Postfach 2554, D-96414 Coburg; and ARNDT BUCHDIENST, Postfach 3603, D-24035 Kiel, featuring an hour-long talk by the author, who presents his ideas very clearly and concisely; he is an excellent speaker, a retired Major General.
Now available in English translation:
A recent, readable and reasonably authoritative book on the racial history of the Slavs is Germanen - Slawen: Vor- und Frühgeschichte des ostgermanischen Raumes von Helmut Schröcke, an excellent writer and an intelligent man,
also the author of
Indogermanen, Germanen, Slawen. Ihre Wurzeln im mittel-osteuropäischen Raum
and Kriegsursachen - Kriegsschuld des zweiten Weltkrieges, both available von www.amazon.de, and a new book, Der Jahrhundertkrieg 1939-1945: Ursachen - Kriegsschuld - Folgen.
It also appears to me that the Polish language is "artificial" only in the sense that Ukrainian or Luxembourgish are "artificial"; they were spoken languages, but were not written until official orthographies were invented, more or less exclusively on pseudo-nationalistic grounds. Luxembourgish only became an official language, with an official orthorgraphy, in the mid-1980s. But it is not an "artificial language" comparable to Esperanto.
It appears to me that a very basic feature of any ethical system is to look at oneself and admit (at least privately) that one's enemies are not the only ones that have done wrong. All other races, nationalities and ethnic groups appear able to do this to some extent (although this is fairly rare among some ethnic groups). No Englishman would feel compelled to indulge in hysterical justifications of every single crime ever committed in the name of British imperialism; nor does every American feel compelled to defend everything the Americans ever did, absolutely without exception.
The Poles are unique only in that they appear absolutely incapable of understanding this very simple ethical concept of ordinary adult life. It is time to grow up a little bit.
27 March 2008
Poland and Falsifications of Polish History by Else Löser
The Image of the Germans in Polish Literature by Else Löser (translated by C. W. Porter)
The situation today is indeed an exact mirror image of the situation in the 1930s, but not in the way constantly alleged by neocon Jews and Zionists. The whole pattern is the same.
Obvious situations of injustice (Czechoslovakia, Poland, Israel) are created at the expense of helpless "minorities" whose opinions are never consulted (ethnic Germans, Slovaks, Ruthenians, Hungarians, Palestinians, Lebanese, Arabs, etc. etc. etc.), which must then be maintained and propped up at all costs, after which blank-check guarantees are extended to unviable rogue states in violation of all their agreements (Poland, Israel), leading to war against nations which have no quarrel with us whatsoever (Germany, Irak, Iran, etc.), and now, with this idiotic "Georgia-Ossetia" question, perhaps the Soviet Union?
The end result of another world war can only be global destruction.
Is that what "white nationalists" really want when they say I should quit criticizing the Poles in the name of "white unity"?
The Poles are not the only ones who have done wrong, you know. That is why it matters.
19 AUGUST 2008
"Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we fry".
P.S. One Pole in a "stormfront" discussion group called me a "bitter, hate-driven man". If that's what I am, what does that make the Poles?
Portrait of the translator as a young man (left); today (right).