mostly the Pol-Ams have adopted the views of their parents
I knew nothing of my grandparents on my dads side and my mothers she told me her grandfather was like a mayor in poland, I was mostly told how they immigrated, my grandmother came thru canada which wasnt remotely true, she went thru ellis, she worked at a ketchup factory in canada, but all the evidence I uncovered suggests she was married and having kids within three years of coming. I doubt she would travel all the way to canada to get paid squat wages.
alot of us Pol ams have no information, this is why we seek it, going on only what we are barely told, only because no one wanted to look back at poland cause it was hard for them in POLAND!! But it doesnt make any of us Polish Americans any less Polish from our family heritage side of it, we might not be currently fluent in Polish Language, or know everything about Poland, but anyone of you british, scottish, irish, welsh etc, I highly doubt you know everything about your own country either, if you keep up with poland how on earth do you keep up with the UK? or any other surrounding countries?? YOU ( you know who you are) Make us out to be stupid idiots like we are supposed to be Eienstein and know when everyone's going to take a dump, if theres so many of you Eiensteins out there and your a genious well then theres nothing left for you to learn now is there??
Dont hand me the line of bull, we all couldnt possibly know everything so stop making people who want to know more about their parents or grandparents old country such a big deal you need to make them look like idiots. Think of it this way, People care enough to want to feel like they are in Poland or whatever country by bringing it to the country they live and sharing it or traditions with others and so what if its not authentic, thats what makes Poland the place to visit, because if they get a taste of what it might be like, they might want to visit the real place one day.. and learn more about it.
Des should have just ignored Del and del the same, Polonis, he means well, but goes overboard sometimes I dont know where he comes up with some of his stuff, but all in all, he was spot on with some of the things here we experience and when someone mentioned anything about Polish Americans someone always wanted to shoot it down and on purpose to irritate certain members I was told in a PM. so admins decision was made for a good number of Posters who just didnt post cause if they did they would be told off.
if you want to be a productive contributor, then you need to lead by example, Delph might have helped but he hurt also and those two do not go hand in hand I dont care what anyone else says.. you cant be a good and bad guy in the same forum. like I said I liked him but sometimes I just felt like he was more against me even though he said he liked pol ams he was just playin, thats like rubbin the same spot over and over it keeps getting sore and pretty soon it hurts, he kept rubbin.