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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Poland may save Europe again

On September 12, 1683, forces led by King John III Sobieski of Poland swept into Austria and defeated the Ottoman Empire's army at Kahlenberg Mountain, which ended the Ottoman siege of Vienna. The Poles saved Europe from Muslim domination.

438 years later, the Poles may save Europe from bureaucratic domination.

The Telegraph reported, "The European Union risks collapse or becoming a dictatorship if it continues to blackmail Warsaw over fears of Polexit, the Polish prime minister said on Monday.

"In a letter to EU leaders, Mateusz Morawiecki accused the bloc of punishing and starving Poland with threats to withhold £48 billion of Covid recovery funds in a row over the supremacy of European law.

"The Polish Constitutional Court ruled that its rules superseded EU law, which contradicts the bloc's founding treaties, on October 8. EU leaders are set to discuss the crisis at a Brussels summit this week."

Well, of course Polish law supersedes EU rules.

Or should.

Selling out Polish sovereignty should cost more than £48 billion -- a lot more.

Poles were ruled by Nazis and communists from 1939 to 1991. Joining EU was a huge unforced error. The Poles could not hold off the Nazi and Soviet armies that invaded on September 1, 1939, but they sure as the devil were not forced to surrender to EU on May 1, 2004. They did so voluntarily.

Now they realize they were trapped.

They want out.

EU won't let them go.

The Telegraph reported, "The European Union will not survive if Poland wins its rule-of-law battle with Brussels, EU leaders have today warned."

Oh boy!

The story continued, "The European Commission will move to punish Warsaw for challenging the primacy of EU law, as Ursula von der Leyen, its president, accused it of 'calling into the question the foundations of the European Union.'

"In an unprecedented attack on a member state, Mrs. von der Leyen said Brussels had various tools to bring Poland into line, including withholding tens of billions of euros from the EU’s budget and coronavirus recovery fund or stripping the country of its basic membership rights."  

She said, "We cannot and we will not allow our common values to be put at risk. The Commission will act. This ruling calls into question the foundations of the European Union. It is a direct challenge to the unity of the European legal order."

It is not a Rule of Law debate. What liberals mean when they cite Rule of Law is failure to obey their commands, commands they themselves often ignore. Look at all those mask mandates and other covid restrictions that Democrat presidents, governors, and mayors repeatedly ignore.

CNBC reported, "Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki didn’t back down."

Well, he cannot back down. The highest court in his land made a decision. He is compelled to uphold that decision. That is the real Rule of Law. Sovereigns cannot disobey court orders.

What would good King Sobieski do?

Exactly this.

36 comments:

  1. Pray for Poland. I've got nothing but respect for them. Look up "winged Hussars" for the full story of how Poland kicked Ottoman arse....

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    1. Correct Doug. I pray they regain their freedom. They are A strong people.

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    2. Their women are smoking hot too! Just sayin.

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    3. Trump"s owner......yes they are!

      We have a Polish immigrant woman working where I work.....OFF THE CHARTS gorgeous! :)

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    4. You guys need to polish your Polish comments...This isn't about hot women. Did I just type that?

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    5. If you would like to watch a stirring tribute to the Winged Hussars, I recommend:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxlRJsQ7p2k

      Side notes:

      I have read that the wings made a weird sound that demoralized enemies.

      The croissant (crescent-shaped, like the Muslim image of the moon) was supposedly created in Vienna to celebrate the lifting of the siege.

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    6. Watch video of 'When the Winged Hussars Arrive' by Sabaton

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    7. Yrs, It's a great bit of footage, you could imagine the fear they'd have generated.

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  2. I always felt for the Polish people (and other Eastern European countries as well). Living peaceful lives then decimated by the Nazis. Hooray the war is over. Then crushed by the Soviets and communism. I often talk to someone who grew up under Polish communism. They still have family in Poland.

    They treasure their freedom.

    They hate what is happening in the USA.

    They despise the EU.

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    1. I well remember Lech Wałęsa.

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    2. Americans need to follow Polands example - protect U.S. sovereignty . reverse course to Nove 3 2020 - Americans DEMAND swing states legislators DECERTIFY 2020 ELECTOR VOTES - take back our citizens votes to CERTIFY the PROVEN WINNER - the peoples choice. ..

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  3. God bless the Poles. Slight correction: they survived Leftist fascism from 1939 to 1991. Hitler, Jaruzelski, Stalin, Mao Xi - they're all the same.

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    1. Roger that and minor league Josef Xiden.

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    2. "...they survived Leftist fascism from 1939 to 1991."

      There's another European country that literally survived every variant of that virus, and for a longer period of time - check out the history of Albania.

      After five-and-a-half centuries of Ottoman misrule, Albania became independent in 1912, somehow managed to remain neutrally-non-involved in WW1, and then not be absorbed into a neighboring country post-WW1 (believe it or not, Woodrow Wilson actually had a lot to do with that - WW had to do a few things right).

      In 1922, as the opening event of their irredentist project, fascist Italy invaded and took over. In 1940, Italy invaded Greece but made such a mess of it (Greece ended up invading Albania after a few months), Nazi Germany moved in and took over - and was in charge there until 1945.

      After that, "Father" Stalin and the red-fascist USSR took over. "Father" Stalin has a great plan of recruiting a small group of local psychopaths and putting them in power as his clients, and while results overall were mixed, he hit the jackpot when he installed the hideous, Pol-Pot-precursor Enver Hoxha in Albania. Hoxha ran old-time-religion Stalinism until 1960, when the Khrushchev thaw got to the point that he decided that the rooskies had gone squishy - so he switched from them to an alliance with more 200-proof Mao. That lasted until 1972, when he figured that "Nixon going to China" meant that Mao had gone squishy too... so he broke off the alliance with China and established a grouchy hermit kingdom that would make the NoKo leadership blush.

      Hoxha died in 1986, and the weak tea follow-ons couldn't cope - and communism literally did collapse in 1991. When everyone realized this, one of the first things that happened was that his big statue in the main square in Tirana was toppled by a spontaneous crowd.

      That's a survival story.

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  4. In all of Vienna, there is only one small statue of Sobieski, tucked away in a park. Those proud Viennese weren't about to admit that this Polish guy saved their collective a**.

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  5. The Visegrad bloc (Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia) need to band together, for their own loose free trade area, and leave the EU together. That act of defiance (coupled with trade agreements with the Uk and the US) would cripple the EU permanently, and either force them to restore sovereign rights to countries but remain economically tied together, or disband entirely.

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    1. I left the UK, having done 12+ years Army service, when they joined the EU in 1994. Came to Sunny Aus, which was great, until Covid was invented, to attempt to turn us all into Globalist slaves. Hasn't affected me yet, down here in Tas, but it's getting closer. With the possible exception of Commie Despot Daniel, in Victoria, I'm pretty sure we'll throw it off, but GGod knows what the world will look like. Good on Freedom loving Visegrad, they obviously remember being under the yoke.

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  6. Annoying to hear Ursula von Whatshername bellowing again - this time about "The Commission."

    "The Commission" is the "European Commission," and it's a prime reason that domestic leftists love the EU so much.

    The Commission is basically a ruling oligarchy; each member country appoints a Commissioner (head of Commission rotates by country every six months), but somehow only ardent EUniks get appointed even by the euro-skeptic countries.

    The "EU Parliament" is a parliament in name only - they can't initiate any legislation, only vote on legislation originating with (you guessed it!) The Commission.

    No wonder leftists love this arrangement and are trying to impose it here...

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  7. Theirs? You mean ALL of Europe

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  8. gives a whole new meaning to the term Poleaxe, doesn't it?

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  9. The Poles were the ones who finally took Cassino. Like the Micks, they may be overrun, but they are never defeated.

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  11. Volunteer German knights made up almost half of the great King Sobieski's outnumbered force of heroes. So actually it was Poland and Germany that saved Europe.

    The French, btw, had a secret treaty with the hated Turks, and laid waste to German lands once all the men had left to join the Poles.

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  12. Leelee Sobieski a relative? Always thought that girl was kind of HOAT.

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  13. From 1918 back about 120 years, no map showed Poland as an independent country. Prussia, Russia, and Austria-Hungary divided it up among themselves. Polands' biggest problem has always been geography, located amongst hungry and ruthless neighbors.

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    1. And the fact that the Polish aristocacy sold out their people.

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  15. Kings are sovereigns. Prime ministers are not. In a democracy, the people are sovereign. In the European Empire, the bureaucracy is sovereign.

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  16. “...Mrs. von der Leyen said Brussels had various tools to bring Poland into line, including withholding tens of billions of euros from the EU’s budget and coronavirus recovery fund or stripping the country of its basic membership rights."

    Sounds like D.C.’s treatment of Red states.

    The left has one song – you will submit, or you will be dead.

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