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Poland to penalise commie symbols


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
14 Jun 2010 #1
Polish lawmakers have finally doen somethign sensible by amending the penal code as regards the propagation of totalitarian ideas, symbols and artefacts. Displaying a swastika or sickle & hammer in pulbic can now earn the offender up to 2 years behind bars. That also includes T-shirts with the image of butcher Che Guevara which trendy airheads have fancied for years.

What say ye Rooskies? Is your country capable of severing ties with its disgraceful, evil commie past?

Communist Propaganda banned just as fascism and anti-Semitism

All thanks to the recent amendment to the Criminal Code. Now, it provides up to two years in prison for promoting communist symbols.

So far, the prosecution reminded game of cat and mouse, although the constitution prohibits the operation of organizations equally referring to totalitarian methods and practices of Nazism, fascism and communism.

hague1cmaeron 14 | 1,377
14 Jun 2010 #2
Silly idea, the Poles are nation of discerning individuals not automatons. They do not need such a law like like their neighbor.
plk123 8 | 4,150
14 Jun 2010 #3
obviously they do..
lukaszpoznanski 10 | 39
14 Jun 2010 #4
This is an interesting development. Does this mean they'll finally remove those hammer and sickles you can still find in Warsaw and Krakow?

"For intact hammer and sickles then visit the Soviet War Cemetery on the way down from the airport, the Soviet War Memorial in Praga (see What to See, Praga) or do some real investigative work by heading to the great big housing block close to Der Elefant on pl. Bankowy. Hidden round the side of Kino Capitol - a former Russian institute - the eagle eyed detective will be rewarded by the sight of a massive hammer and sickle almost entirely obscured by the shadows. "

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Matowy - | 295
14 Jun 2010 #5
Symbols killed my father and raped my mother, I'm glad someone has the sense to finally ban them. Symbols are inherently evil and harbouring one is a crime against everything natural and good.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,916
14 Jun 2010 #6
Symbols are inherently evil

Really? So we can expect Poland to ban the cross, then?
f stop 25 | 2,513
14 Jun 2010 #7
I guess they have not heard of free speach yet.
wildrover 98 | 4,451
14 Jun 2010 #8
So what happens with all these re enactment groups , and people with old second war vehicles they display...? Do they now have to remove the swastika badges from the uniforms and vehicles..?

I used to collect second war stuff , and i would like also to collect Soviet era stuff , will it be legal , as long as i don,t show any of it in public...?

What is the definition of public..? if the stuff is at my house and a visitor sees it , will the cops come round to arrest me...

Another dam stupid example of Polish hysteria...Why don,t they ban the Jewish symbol , there seems to be more hatred for Jews than for Germans or Russians...?
Mr Grunwald 19 | 1,542
14 Jun 2010 #9
So what happens with all these re enactment groups , and people with old second war vehicles they display...? Do they now have to remove the swastika badges from the uniforms and vehicles..?

One get's jail if they use the symbols to spread totalitarian ideology, before it was all totalitarian symbols but it was written

Fascist, and totalitarian symbols

Now it's Fascist, communist and totalitarian symbols

It was to point out that commie symbols are totalitarian to some who didn't get it. The law isn't really new.

So people who have veteran stuff and such and are collecting them aren't in danger.

I guess they have not heard of free speach yet.

Yeah... that was cool in 1934 don't you agree?
f stop 25 | 2,513
14 Jun 2010 #10
get your head out of the sand, or the government will be telling you what you should or should not know all over again.
convex 20 | 3,978
14 Jun 2010 #11
One get's jail if they use the symbols to spread totalitarian ideology, before it was all totalitarian symbols but it was written

Why not just use the existing laws to punish incitement of hatred? How do these new laws help?
delphiandomine 83 | 17,916
14 Jun 2010 #12
From what I gather, they're being used to help the IPN persue their idiotic strategy of attempting to wipe every last trace of Communism from Poland. No doubt Polish history will stop with the failure of the Warsaw Uprising, and start again with the election of Lech Walesa. It's already scary how badly educated some early 20's people are in this respect!
Mr Grunwald 19 | 1,542
14 Jun 2010 #13
get your head out of the sand, or the government will be telling you what you should or should not know all over again.

I have nothing against that, as long it serves the country ;)

Your not ready to sacrifice yourself for anything hu?
southern 75 | 7,096
15 Jun 2010 #14
Ridiculous.By bannning you give more power to communists.And Che Guevara?He is just folklore.
richasis 1 | 420
15 Jun 2010 #15
Josef Stalin Bust Installed at Bedford County (Virginia) D-Day Memorial in USA: ukrcdn.com/2010/06/08/stalin-bust-installed-at-d-day-memorial/
nott 3 | 594
15 Jun 2010 #16
jurist.org/paperchase/2010/05/lithuania-court-rules-swastikas-are-part-of-historic-legacy.php
DannyJ - | 129
15 Jun 2010 #17
Bummer, that,s blown my chances of putting up a big poster of Hugo Chávez in Warsaw city center!
richasis 1 | 420
15 Jun 2010 #18
^ There's always Obama ;)
DannyJ - | 129
15 Jun 2010 #19
Henieken Beer is now f**Ked with that big red star on its logo
MareGaea 29 | 2,752
15 Jun 2010 #20
Well, I'm sure the Polish govt will realise that the red star on the Heineken logo has nothing to do with communism, rather the opposite of communism.

butcher Che Guevara which trendy airheads have fancied for years.

I'm sure Batista was much better for Cuba, right?

>^..^<

M-G (thinks Heineken cannot be associated with any form of communism)
f stop 25 | 2,513
15 Jun 2010 #22
I have nothing against that, as long it serves the country ;)
Your not ready to sacrifice yourself for anything hu?

Wow. Justification for censorship. I've heard it before... where did I hear that beore? Oh yea! Doesn't that sound like communist propaganda??
Sasha 2 | 1,083
15 Jun 2010 #23
Don't forget to ban Solingen knives too. Before renaming they had produced cutthroats for Ustashi (Croatian heroes). Did you already sell your VWs?
DannyJ - | 129
15 Jun 2010 #24
I may have a problem with my North Koran or East German football shirts.
king polkakamon - | 544
15 Jun 2010 #25
It seems it is not a good idea to buy USSR logo shirts for polish girls.
DannyJ - | 129
15 Jun 2010 #26
I know what you mean, My woman wasn,t too happy with my Stalin poster over my bed! :)
king polkakamon - | 544
15 Jun 2010 #27
Yes,with such a poster she would want the real thing.
But I don't know how I would react if by undressing a girl I found a Breznhev tatoo on her intimate areas.


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