Oh, I see I raised a few hackles here, the excrement is out in force.
Thats rather ignorant of you...
Trying to be funny, or have you always called Poles "Polskis?"
Relax. I deliberately didn't use the word 'Polaks' because I know that it's a derogatory term, and I like Polskis so why would I want to insult them? It's neither an attempt to be funny, nor an attempt to be insulting. It's simply an attempt to be silly by taking the Polish adjective for 'Polish' and treating it as a noun, and then pluralising that 'noun' as you would in English. Very silly, but hardly insulting. As I said, lighten up.
Looking for non-idiotic one-sided ravings and than going to dismiss Thanksgiving as genocide. Funny. And btw: Polskis? Really? As a Pole I could recommend sth but as 'Polskis' I don't think so.
You're saying that genocide of the Native Americans never took place? Or that Thanksgiving isn't a celebration? I don't suppose you're also the kind of person who denies the Holocaust and that our planet is round? Thanksgiving is a celebration of genocide, that's no exaggeration, just ask if you want a more detailed explanation. Or you could just Google, rather than have me spoon-feed you...
As regard 'Polksis', see above.
genocide is a tad harsh...but doing over the natives shouldnt exactly be a celebration.
Congratulations, you are seemingly the only person on this thread who has functioning brain cells. But I must insist that my description of the terrible fate meted out to the Native Americans is not an exaggeration. Genocide it was, pure and simple. If you want some evidence, just ask.
change your name to MrCrap
Thanks for your helpful suggestions regarding Polish history, Wahldo. Indeed, thank you one and all.
Well, this thread at least served the purpose of demonstrating what I felt sure to be true. Namely, that while all the Poles I've met personally and worked with have had a sense of humour; had actually read some history of other countries other than Poland; weren't the most cretinous variety of nationalist; and weren't, generally, just total cretins, every country has its dross.
What the hell makes you people think I dislike Poles? The fact that I have Polish friends? the fact that I'm learning the language? the fact that I'm looking for a Polish pen pal? the fact that I like to visit the country? the fact that I'm on these forums and interested in Polish history? Or did we just mindlessly zoom in on the words, "Jozef Pilsudski... repeatedly called the Poles "a nation of idiots."" I feel I know what Pilsudski was getting at.
I'm just glad that 99% of Poles are like King Sobieski, rather than the rest of you.