If you were sooooo spiritual and pure you would not come to the west in herds to make better money and afford your bmw, right?
Second that :)
But anyhow, mfeva is right: we in the West get a bit tired of hearing all those Eastern Europeans talking about how shallow we are, greedy and arteficial and how "superior" their culture is. Well, if that is the case: you guys tried to imitate us for such a long time and a quick search on YouTube for Polish pop-vids from the 60's proves that you have been doing so even before the fall of the Iron Curtain. After the Revolution, you were more than happy to come to us and buy our second-hand cars and clothes and all. And when you guys became part of the EU a true Tsunami followed into the Western countries that were so unwise to leave their borders open. Golddiggers coming to profit from the West and most of them sending their earnings home to the Motherland, thereby causing their hosts to lose millions, if not billions of Euros and enrichening the Motherland. And besides, nearly everything you have at home was at some point invented in the West, not in PL, not in Russia or anywhere else. If you guys despise Western culture so much, why then do you try to imitate it as much as you do? Why don't you stop using Western products and live off the land as according to you guys is more superior than what we do in the West?
I originally wanted to name a few famous names here, but I guess you can dream up some very wellknown names of artists from the West.
Yes you do but to what degree is it present in your modern culture?
Don't know about the other countries, but in the Netherlands we do have a tradition of stimulating Literature and Arts. Plus we have of course our famous museums...
Don't think that we all condone this "culture" of Top40, MTV and stuff like that, because we don't. At least, not all of us. And when I look at an overview of Polish television, I must say, the difference is not that big. It's worse in PL than it is in NL.