Tuesday, 28 April 2009

The triumph of ignorance...

I beg you, put me out of misery, do me that one favour… What drove me insane? The ignorance from the title, the ignorance I encounter almost every day, the ignorance proved by the ones who have pretensions to being the young elite of this country. Firstly the young PhD and Head of Department in Institute of National Remembrance, secondly the young commentator in today’s issue of “Dziennik” (Polish daily newspaper, categorised as quality paper, in fact getting more and more gutter press), both made the same mistake, both made fun of the Russians, outstandingly stupid nation, so dense that they celebrated the anniversary of October Revolution in November – in the opinion of both highbrows if the revolution broke out in November, Soviet Union’s Leaders must have pooled wool over comrades’ eyes. Is there any other explanation? For the averagely educated man there’s one, but convincing – in that time Russia used Julian Calendar, the rest of Europe – Gregorian one. Thus, the day of outbreak, which fell in Russia on 25th October, was in the rest of the Europe 7th November. Both Mr Witty Journalist and Mr IPN’s Brainwasher seem to prove they're too dull to know it… (?) Sorry, if I misinterpret their reasoning but the conclusion seems to me quite clear – they’re undereducated! That casts lights on the intellectual predispositions of the elite which tries to undermine accomplishments of the previous generation of intellectuals. The new elite, new generation of IPN’s revengeful historians trying to rewrite the history, as well as journalists advocating the ideas of “IV Rzeczpospolita”, tracking down “Michnikowszczyzna” and looking of an “Układ”… Hopefully Polish society is getting wiser and more often they assess their drivelling and openly criticises pulp their produce and then publish in the newspapers…

PS. I’m looking for the translation of word “Układ” (by J. Kaczyński) into English – all the suggestions are welcome. My own proposal is set-up

2 comments:

Michael Dembinski said...

układ = arrangement

I think in 20 years time it will be:

układ = uklad (pron. OOKLaahd) [and every educated English speaker will by then know EXACTLY what the word means]

Bartek Usniacki said...
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