...now that catholic-nationalist, arch-conservative, Roman Giertych has become Education Minister?
Polish university students did something they don’t usually do this week. No, they probably didn’t go to the library! They took to the streets of Warsaw and Krakow, in protest against the appointment of Giertych as Minister for Education, part of the deal the government made when it formed a coalition last week with his party, the far-right League of Polish Families, and another fringe party.
Teachers also protested.
Giertych has also, alongside another extremist, Andzej Lepper, been made Deputy Prime Minister.
Cleveland Jewish News comments that, as well as being Education Secretary and DPM:
Giertych is honorary chairman of the All-Polish Youth [which he reformed in 1989], a mostly skinhead group whose members have been photographed giving the Nazi salute. In the 1930s, the All-Polish Youth spearheaded attacks on Jewish university students (and led boycotts against Jewish businesses].
All-Polish Youth is the youth wing of the League of Polish Families, a party that believes that the Catholic Church should have a central place in government, is suspicious of foreign capital and foreigners in general, is rabidly homophobic and is associated with a kind of 1930’s anti-Semitism.
One of the 2,000 protesting students in Warsaw was reported by Bloomberg as saying:
“The All-Poland Youth uses intolerant, racist, anti-Semitic slogans,'' said Dominika Blachnicka, a 25-year-old sociology student. “[Giertych as Education Minister] is the fulfillment of my worst nightmare.'
Giertych has pledged that he will not be trying to introduce his weird ideology into the Polish education system. But it must be tempting for him.
So how would Polish education curriculum look like if he had a free rein to do what he liked?
Roman Giertych comes from a four-generation line of Polish nationalists. His dad, Maciej, is a nationalist member of the European parliament.
His grandfather, Jędrzej, was a contemporary of the 1930’s nationalist leader Roman Dmowski and someone historian Norman Davies has called ‘a professional anti-Semite’.
His great-grandfather, Franciszek, was another nationalist!
Is there a factory some place where they are manufacturing these guys?
Racism and nationalism is in the Giertych blood.
So history classes taught by the new education minister would present Poland as the ‘Christ’ of Europe, a nation that has suffered so Catholics could be free from freemasonry and the Jewish menace, etc, etc, blah, blah, blah…
Maciej Giertych is not just an MEP and nationalist, he’s also a dendrologist (the genetics of trees). Writing for the creationist Answers in Genesis web site he says that:
I know of no biological data relevant to tree genetics that would require evolutionary explanations. I could easily pursue my career without ever mentioning evolution.
[…] Evolution is not a conclusion drawn from observations. It is an ideology to which observations are applied when convenient and ignored when not.
Natural history classes, according to the Giertych syllabus, would consist of the Book of Genesis, and not much else.
Sociology would be banned as it is taught almost exclusively by commie and liberal scum. Period.
Sex education classes
There would be no sex education classes.
But if the nuns (who would run all schools) had to bring up the subject they would say that the only contraception method acceptable is the ‘natural method’ (close your eyes, cross your fingers and hope for the best).
The boys would be taught that Jews own everything and that’s just not fair.
The girls would be told not to worry their pretty heads about such matters and to go and wash up the dishes and put the dinner on...
The only policy so far to come out of the Giertych camp is to put firewalls around school web sites to 'stop kids looking at porn when they are at school,' said Roman Giertych this week.
Hopefully the rest of his initiatives will be equally as bland.