You probably already heard, Russian President Vladimir Putin was not invited to attend the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Nazi death camp Auschwitz held this week in Poland. For insight into this strange news, I decided to inspect the online presence of Poland’s Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna, for clues. What I found is interesting, sad, and somehow crudely funny.
For a bit of background, Schetyna told reporters the other day that Ukrainians had actually liberated the notorious death camp. Here is his statement:
“The 1st Ukrainian front and Ukrainians liberated [the concentration camp], as on that January day there were Ukrainian soldiers, so they opened the gates of the camp.”
News flash Mr. Minister, 1st Ukrainian was not Ukrainian, but multiethnic (something Poland does not understand evidently) multinational in nature. A whole bunch of peoples liberated Poland and Judaism from the Nazi boot! Maybe all Poland needs to be reminded.
Yet somehow, the president of the country that actually liberated all of east Europe, Vladimir Putin of Russia, the Poles neglected to invite him. Instead, Ukraine’s newly placed chocolate oligarch, Petro Poroshenko, he got the nod to represent the salvation of the holocaust victims left living by Nazis fleeing in front of Soviet armies. Here’s the long and short there. If not for the 27 million dead Russian soldiers in WW II, every Jew on the continent would now be dead or banished, Israel would not exist, and in all likelihood, Britain and the rest of Europe would be vassals to some Nazi thousand year empire. But forget about debts owed, western leaders and the people have long since forgotten. Even the indomitable holocaust survivor seem too old or too dead now, to even care.
What does etch itself into my reality is the utter stupidity and obtuse behavior of leaders from Warsaw to Washington. All anyone has to do is really look inside what these people are doing in social media, to grasp how mediocre and pitifully transparent they are. This Schetyna fellow, his first Twitter follows stand symbolic of a man who does not know which way to go…
The mashup above is from Schetyna’s profile, it shows his social priorities, probably in order of importance. First is Leszek Cezary Miller, former Premier and current leader of the far left in Poland. Next, as you’d expect from any politician playing at social media, we have two Polish news outlets. Then, curiously, Ellen DeGeneres takes precedent over the leadership of the free world? (What does this mean?) Then, in a wisp of reverse reality, the sexiest model in the world, Joanna Krupa was on the minister’s mind before even Obama! Is he preoccupied with sex of one kind or other? Then, of course, we have the office of the Prime Minister of Poland. Of course we’re not sure if which side of Mr. Schetyna’s brain is being used here, but at least government seems to be somewhere in his thought processes. Then to look at Poland’s leadership… wondering set aside…
Nowa Premier. Charyzmatyczna, zjawiskowa i porywająca. Aż nie mogłem przestać się uśmiechać. pic.twitter.com/NWwySp8N8Y
— GrzegorzSchetyna (@GregorzSchetyna) September 19, 2014
Using Twitter to profile leaders, it’s not been proven scientifically sound theory just yet, and I am certainly no psychoanalyst. I am a social media expert however, and catching a snapshot of anybody’s life on line, it’s just not that hard. Maybe world leaders should recognize this? Whatever the implications of thinking of Ellen DeGeneres before German chancellors or American presidents are, following the world’s sexiest model next indicates misdirect of some kind. Maybe it was a confusing day when Poland’s foreign minister set up Twitter? All I know for certain is, his idiotic statement in the face of a world in crisis, it indicates instability, incredulity, or ignorance for me. But then, the dude likes Jimmy Fallon and MTV on up the line, the Barack Obama and the Pope. At all this, I just wonder who Poland is taking orders from? Hell, it could be the Vatican!
For the record, whoever Mr. Schetyna’s information officer is, the 1st Ukrainian Front he mentions was officially named the Voronezh Front prior to November 1943, and before that, it was the Bryansk Front. 1st Ukrainian was added because the same Soviet army group liberated the land Petro Poroshenko and Washington are currently dividing and destroying. The Jews and others interned at Auschwitz, they cry out from their remote places and their graves today, in condemnation of those who would dishonor their saviors. The idea of Schetyna’s indecency here, it enrages anyone with an ounce of fairness in their body.
To say Poland’s leadership has no class, tact, dignity, integrity or intelligence, this seems a bit extreme for now. My Mom used to say about people who had taken a wrong turn; “They hitched their wagon to a bad horse.” Maybe fear of Bolshevism, left over hatred of some Soviet commissar, or just indifference brought about by being always in the “middle” of things has made Polish policy an extension of the US State Department? In the end, it does not matter who pulls the strings of an ugly puppet. I do know this though, if Grzegorz Schetyna is a NATO Pinocchio somebody needs to untangle his strings.
Finally, if any politician on Earth goes too, too far, hotties like Katy Parry, Honorata Honey Skarbek, and even Justin Timberlake won’t want to be associated with them. Europe rescued literally by the blood of 27 million Russians, and Ukraine did it all. Amazing. Ridiculous. A crime against history and us all. Shame on you sir.
Anyone who can look at the Soviet soldier US forces found doing forced labor for the Nazis (at left) , and then question what Russia gave, is not worth standing among us.