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Polish culture would collapse if Ministry of Culture would be abolished?


lesser 4 | 1,311  
23 Nov 2008 /  #1
1. True or false? :)

2. Question to foreigners. Do you have similar institution in your country?
Wahldo  
23 Nov 2008 /  #2
Lol, no. Seems like there's an unofficial Ministry of Non-Culture.
Seanus 15 | 19,672  
23 Nov 2008 /  #3
Culture is such a deeply ingrained thing. A Ministry can aid in its preservation by fully promoting it but the people would rally round in the event of its collapse and ensure its survival.

You know, I'm not sure lesser. We are bound to have but I don't know too much about it. Gee, I should retire as a teacher.
OP lesser 4 | 1,311  
23 Nov 2008 /  #4
As a Polish taxpayer I would like to express my gratitude to all those parasites in Polish Ministry of Culture for their permanent effort to keep alive and even develop our culture!
Seanus 15 | 19,672  
23 Nov 2008 /  #5
Hail the parasites!!
Switezianka - | 463  
23 Nov 2008 /  #6
If it can't survive without a ministry, it's not worth it.
Most of that stuff supported by the Ministry is boring.

In my city, for example, there's a lot of theatres, but only amateur or student theatres make some interesting shows. The ones supported by the ministry are... not very appealing.
Seanus 15 | 19,672  
23 Nov 2008 /  #7
The Ministry just promote what they want to. Let the people decide what they value.
Dawid  
23 Nov 2008 /  #8
Those parasites do some good stuff too. They are responsible in Poland for coordinating intellectual property law and have introduced a lot of IPR legislation to make Poland compliant with rest of EU. This has made conditions in Poland much better for artists, writers, songwriters, musicians, etc. Don't get me wrong -there is a long way to go. But at least these people can make a living off their works now without people ripping them off for nothing, thanks in large part to Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
Seanus 15 | 19,672  
23 Nov 2008 /  #9
There are always 2 sides to every coin, that's true :)
southern 74 | 7,074  
23 Nov 2008 /  #10
Polish culture would collapse if Ministry of Culture would be abolished?

Yes.
Seanus 15 | 19,672  
23 Nov 2008 /  #11
Isn't it true that when Greeks or Bulgarians nod their head it means no and, when they shake them, it means yes?

Consider that when looking at southern's reply, lesser ;)

Does yes always mean yes?
miranda  
23 Nov 2008 /  #12
1. True or false? :)

it is probably going to flourish if anything.
OP lesser 4 | 1,311  
30 Nov 2008 /  #13
Most of that stuff supported by the Ministry is boring.

In my city, for example, there's a lot of theatres, but only amateur or student theatres make some interesting shows. The ones supported by the ministry are... not very appealing.

What is boring is a question of taste. However there is serious lack of sense in this system. Ignorant bureaucrats are generally unable to chose something worth support, this is not only about culture. Let look at science, how on earth bureaucrats could make right decision about what project is worth support if they have absolutely no idea about the subject? What is more, their small minds cannot even imagine what project have really crucial importance, while their choice is based on some criteria set by apparatus. Thus you can be nearly 100% sure that really impofrtant projects wont win their support.

The Ministry just promote what they want to. Let the people decide what they value.

True.

They are responsible in Poland for coordinating intellectual property law

That is interesting, you claim that Polish intellectual property law needs to be permanently coordinated by bureaucrats? Please write more about their effort in this field...

have introduced a lot of IPR legislation to make Poland compliant with rest of EU.

Bureaucrats establishing laws to make everything to look the same elsewhere? This is hardly surprising, this is nature of socialism after all. I'm not grateful, I'm upset!

This has made conditions in Poland much better for artists, writers, songwriters, musicians, etc.

Even if (although I doubt), I'm hardly interested in their work, why should they take taxpayers money? Let those taxpayers who support this idea tax themselves and then I wont protest. I don't see why some group of people should be favoured over others.
Seanus 15 | 19,672  
30 Nov 2008 /  #14
It's the people that feel the culture. Besides, Poland has many sub-cultures. For a relatively homogeneous country, a lot of regional identity and specific traditions are in evidence.

Bureaucrats have messed up education, don't let them mess up culture too.

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