unless they openly attack other forum members
Something you are guilty of regularly
Just like there are members, who openly post Polonophobic (which wouldn't be tolerated on any other Polish forum)
I don't often see Polonophobic posts on here except HH's. I see criticism which is sometimes invalid, sometimes valid, and I post valid criticisms occasionally. You may not agree with my criticisms but that is your choice and you are free to comment accordingly. Sometimes there are some antisemitic posts which I find distasteful. What I do see is several members on here that will turn any negative comment into Polonophobia including yourself. Why don't you ask the question as to why people think differently to you sometimes?
So why the hell foreigners look on Poles as if they were a back water who have no idea about the world?
I'll give you my opinion based on my experience. First off people in the UK know little if anything about Poland. Simply it was shut for years and for the majority here thought it was part of the Soviet Union. The enemy. There was little or no news out of Poland until Gdansk. I remember people here wearing Solidarinosc Tshirts. I remember seeing the queue's outside empty shops on the TV. Thats the sort of visual that stays with you. Years later there was big news here on the state of care of the physically and mentally disabled in Romania and Czechoslovakia. Not at all connected in reality with Poland but probably connected subconsciously as Eastern Block countries. Lots of TV coverage at the time with lots of horse and carts. So we have a connection with Poland and horse and carts. Incorrect but still a perception in peoples minds. Move on a few years and we have the Polish invasion. Again you have a perception that Poland is a very poor country because otherwise they wouldn't come in droves. Sadly the vast majority of invaders are not at all interested in integration and formed their own communities. There are a few but they are definitely in the minority. They tend to be those whom are better educated. Those I socialize with, when returning to Poland for a holiday, often say they are going back to the shyte that is Poland. These are the uneducated ones. When you hear this from Poles what are you supposed to think? It doesn't help does it! I could keep going but I won't its boring.
So whats going wrong? Poland/Poles are not doing a very good job of getting across the positives of Poland. The narcissistic views often expressed on this and other forums don't help. Ridiculous judgments from the old guard, one recently saying the production of kosher meat is unconstitutional in knee jerk reaction to EU Laws coming into force doesn't help either. You cannot blame the people for thinking as they do when the majority of what they hear and see are negatives. They did a good job with the football though! The stupid tv advert saying "Come to Poland and meet the Poles" was a wasted opportunity when most people only had to step out of the front door in the UK to do the same thing.
Yawn, It must be shyt to be you.
There you go again. Perhaps you might want to expand and explain what your problem is. If your embarrassed to do it publicly, you can always PM me.