Actually I'm being very objective and absolutely unbiased.
I'm just as crushed by this assessment as Grzegorz is ;)))
You however seem to have an axe to grind, probably a mix of cultural cringe and misplaced nationalism.
Well, it's just shows how little (very little, really...) you know about me (yet you're quick to judge).
I don't have a "cultural cringe" and I'm not a nationalist. I'm a liberal by Polish standards, I vote for PO and pretty much detest PiS lol Not enough? I'm tolerant as far as nationality, race, and religion is concerned. I was very happy when Obama was elected and my eyes get all wattery every time I hear 'I Have a Dream' speech on TV ;) I've spent at least 5 years defending Russians and Russia (and East Slavs) from Poles on the internet (and in real life too). Not enough? I'm all for ecuminism of Christian denominations, I even went to Germany for a youth gathering of Taizé Community. I absolutely love how the Orthodox churches look like :) I also don't downgrade any other religions or cultures. I believe Judaism and Islam are Christianity's sister religions and it always pains me when we are at our throats.
My uncle is Ukrainian :)
I have Russian friends :)
Oh, and I have nothing against gays or lesbians too! Can you imagine? ;)
That's me in the jist, more or less.
I spend quite a lot of time in Central Europe, however here, where I live in Warsaw, is uncompromisingly Eastern Europe.
In what way is Warsaw Eastern Europe?
I'm not sure what the textspeak is about - perhaps you should attend a better language school, however yes, the landscape round here is much more Eastern than you'd like to admit.
Now, in what way landscape in Poland is more "Eastern" than, let's say, in Germany?
Check out the 'Europe of Squirrels' and the 'Europe of Rabbits' for a nice comparison.
What are you talking about? o_O
Squirrels and rabbits in Poland are more Eastern than in Germany? xD
Anyway, I'm just off to my friend's house out of town (single storey, wooden, opposite an onion-domed church) for some pierogi and vodka. Maybe some kasza and cabbage soup too.
Onion-domed church - you mean "cerkiew"?
And when you come back, tomorrow for example, will you explain why you consider Polish "culture, cuisine, tradition, language, history, architecture, landscape, economic output and geography" - as Eastern? :)