Do I sense jealousy?
No, Grunwald, it was just a little oxymoron from me: "95% tolerant Catholics speaking one language". It might indicate into the past where "tolerance" so much praised resulted in a homogenic nation. Interesting.
We were talking about the invasion of Lithuania by Poland almost a century ago and you're bringing up internal Polish government regulations regarding post-WW2 borders' shift.
Torq, what are you talking about? Poland shifted these borders itself to the East in 1920s when it occupied Lithuania and not only. So less than 25 years difference is so much significant when we talk about both countries looking into the past? I don't think so.
I can understand that you're desperate to prove your point
I am not trying to prove anything. I present an argument from the Lithuanian point of view, that's all.
Well, I guess those
people lost their property, houses and land, because of Poland's borders shift and I'd say
it's a decent gesture by Polish government to pay partial reparations to them.
Exactly, Poland like many other nations deal with the past even today, and Lithuania is not an exception. I am not a lawyer, but what I find very innervating is when just recently barbaric countries who by barbarism made their countries almost homogeneous and more stable, demand others to be extra-polite on issues of minorities which they a few decades ago were trampling like dust. Nobody says that Lithuania should be following in the same steps that Poland did in the past, but Poland should realize that the issue is not simple. That's my point.
I am very glad that one of the first things that Poland did after regaining our
independence in 1989 was sorting out the rights and privileges of our minorities
(most notably the German one.)
Well, I know about Polish ardent love, respect and limitless admiration of whatever is linked to Germany. And there are many good reasons for that, I don't argue. You bow and tremble in awe from western wind, be it even a fart whiff accidentally erupted from a western bowel, but even a scent of magnolia from the east will give you a vomiting feeling of disgust and hatred. So, "most notably the German one" is not a bit of surprise to me, Torque. But again you follow the same path of reasoning. Poland woke up 95% "tolerant Catholic" one language speaking majority which 50 years before was trying to suck out national identity from Lithuania by forced Polonization. They didn't have chance to wake up with 95% of tolerance like you. It is difficult issue and has to be dealt with understanding and patience.
to make Lithuanians realize that if they're
trying to f**k Poland, they may wake up with a big hard d**k up their arse themselves :)*
It was the only policy practiced by Poland in the past centuries - sway the d*ck in the air - as a result all Eastern European region including Poland ended up with those up their arsenals. Thank you very much, Poland, thank you very much.
Cut the crap, they willingly chose to be Polonised, and they were forcefully Russofied1
Yes, it is snowing here too.