I found a very, very interesting blog post by someone who appears to know his stuff. Well worth a read - here are some extracts.
Recently blogger Debbie Schlussel voiced the Bieganski, Brute Polak stereotype. You can read some of Ms. Schlussel's voicing of the Bieganski, Brute Polak stereotype here.
And Polonia is shocked, shocked.
Me? I'm not shocked.
How else do Polonians respond to the stereotype?
Polonians post sarcastic, obscene, and angry internet posts. One Polish man, in response to my suggestion on Facebook that Polonians might consider buying and reading "Bieganski" in order that they could respond to this stereotype in a reasoned way that would reach the widest possible audience and carry the most weight, said, merely, "Debbie Schlussel wouldn't know the truth if it bit her in the ass."
The whole blog article is very interesting, and shows that the Polonia approach simply doesn't work. He (I assume it's a he) also makes some very interesting observations about how the Polonia community actually works (or doesn't work, as it is).
We can see on this forum that the Polonia do exactly as he says - they post sarcastic, obscene and angry internet posts on PF and are usually completely ineffective at making any sort of point. Not all of them, of course - but the ones who get outraged certainly do.