Related to the post of David_18, which was untidy and therefore hard to quote:
Yes, Poland and Russia had hard history but Poland and Germany had hard history too, and Poland and Sweden also had "some" problems. I avoid talking in terms of nations because it is far too easy to make generalizations, and it is a step to get into spreading ethnic hatred. When I say "Russians and Poles can get along well", I mean the Russian and the Polish individuals can get along well. A Russian individual in Poland can feel safely and will be respected because we Poles respect foreigners. "Gość w dom, Bóg w dom" (A guest in my home is God in my home). Compare it to "My home is my castle", which is definitely not a Polish saying,
Antek_Stalich: You are not allowed publicly talk on Communism in Poland.
are you sure ?
i know there was a move to ban symbols
I have checked the Polish Penal Code for you and it is more interesting than I thought. Sorry for poor translation to English, I'm not a lawyer:
Para 1: Who publicly promotes the fascist or another totalitarian system
, or spreads hatred based on nationality, ethnic, racial, creed differences or due to (someone else's) atheism
, is subject to fine, restriction of liberty, or imprisonment up to 2 years.
Para 2: The same penalty is applied to who, in order to disseminate, produces, records or imports, purchases, stores, owns, transports, or sends printed material, recording or another object, comprising the content as described under Para 1, or that is a carrier of fascist, communist or another totalitarian symbolic representation.
Para 3: A perpetrator of the act as forbidden by the Para 2 does not commit the crime, if the act was done in the framework of artistic, educational, collector or scientific activity.
Para 4 discusses loss of the objects as described under Para 2 as the result of the court sentence.
Who publicly insults
a group of population or an individual due to their national, ethnic, racial, religious or atheism affiliation, or, for above reasons violates the bodily inviolability of another person, is subject to imprisonment up to 3 years.
(Administrative regulations define the totalitarian systems, including communism).
Now, will you agree with me, Wroclaw, that:
1. PolishForums rules violate the Penal Code of the Republic of Poland and such site could not operate in the Poland's domain?
2. The big number of PF members spread views recognized as criminal in Poland?
3. Many of PF members, the residents of Poland (foreigners and natives), violate the Law of the Republic of Poland and find the haven to spread their criminal views here, on Polish Forums?
4. I, as a law abiding ciitizen of Poland, have good reasons to be shocked by opinions that I can read on PF?
Yes, I know PolishForums are not Polish but American, however, I have reasons to be disgusted.