Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Is Poland’s new Deputy Prime Minister an anti-Semite?


Andrzej Lepper says he is not. Everyone else thinks he is – including anti-Semites!

Deputy PM Lepper, the leader of the rural based, populist Self defense party, is now Dr Lepper!

Last week he received an honorary degree from the private, Ukrainian college, MAUP.

Lepper has lent support to the college in the past, which has a rather dubious reputation politically.

The Anti Defamation League has been concerned about the place for some time:

‘MAUP is the main source of anti-Semitic agitation and propaganda in Ukraine. It organizes anti-Semitic meetings and conferences, regularly issues anti-Semitic statements and publishes two widely-distributed periodicals, Personnel and Personnel Plus, which frequently contain anti-Semitic articles.’

Other personalities to have received honorary degrees at MAUP include one-time member of the Klu Klux Klan, David Duke, who also teaches a course on history and international relations at the college (I’d love to be a student on that course!).

Andrzej Lepper denies being an anti-Semite and claims that the accusations are part of the liberal media agenda in Poland, which is against his appointment into the government.

This blog has pointed out Lepper’s dubious, far-right connections before.

Whether he is, or is not, an anti-Semite doesn’t really matter. More important is that he is perceived to be one, even by fellow anti-Semites.

On the UK skinhead forum, about which I reported on in the previous post, one meat head greeted the news that Lepper was now in the Polish cabinet with glee.

Good News, Lepper, the Polish anti-Semitic populist similar to Zhirinovsky in Russia, has just today become a central figure in Poland's new coalition government.
Lepper's ''Self Defense Party'' has today been given three ministerial cabinet posts. The jews are furious.’

Lepper is right about the Polish media being out to get him. In fact, he doesn’t have many friends outside of his own party...and a few racists in the United Kingdom.

More?
Human rights group concerned about 'extremist' parties in Poland's new coalition, Kyiv Times, May 2
Foreign Minister resigns, Turkish Weekly, April 29

7 comments:

sonia said...

Well, if Bush=Hitler, Lepper could definitely be at least a Rosenberg...

Redwine said...

"and claims that the accusations are part of the liberal media agenda in Poland"
I have been reading the same for weeks now. (Liberal=Stalinist, Poland=Hungary)

Them liberals, aren't they freemasons?

But if an anti-Semite, he is not so alone....

beatroot said...

Sonia: I looked up Rosenberg on wiki. It said this:

Alfred Rosenberg (January 12, 1893 – October 16, 1946) was an early and intellectually influential member of the Nazi party, who later held several important posts in the Nazi government.

I don't think poor old Mr Lepper would be an intellectually influencial member of a chimp's tea party.

sonia said...

Beatroot,

Rosenberg was anything but 'intellectually influential'...

"A number of historians noted that Hitler did not take Alfred Rosenberg seriously at all, and that he was contemptuous of Rosenberg's cloudy book Myth of the 20th Century."
--John Lukacs the Hitler of History pg. 122

Ultimately, Rosenberg was a minor, very ineffective Nazi leader treated with contempt by his own collegues... just like Lepper.

beatroot said...

Sonia: I get the impression that Hitler thought Rosenberg was a complete idiot as far as organizational matters...that's why Hitler left him to look after thungs when he was banged up in prison in 1923...(as he knew that he was no threat to his position)

But as a nazi ideologue he does seem to have been influencial. His little racist masterpiece, Blood and Honour is the name of many political parties and web sites...his theories of the European geneology etc seem to be very popular today with one members of neo-nazis in Poland...

So he is the complete opposite of Lepper - who is a good organizer but without ideology and intellect at al...

Anonymous said...

Quote: "Lepper is right about the Polish media being out to get him. In fact, he doesn’t have many friends outside of his own party...and a few racists in the United Kingdom."

Don't forget his new friends in the EU Parliament.

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