Quite frankly, I value those residing in Poland A because they are the backbone of the country. They highly retain our beautiful culture there!
You only value them because you're not subsidising them. If you actually paid taxes in Poland, you'd soon change your mind about them.
I can`t stand those from Poland B at all! Way too westernized!! It`s disgusting. Especially those wishing to bombard beautiful homogeneous Polska with that western-influenced multiculturalism BS!
You can't stand them? They're the ones subsidising your peasant relatives. Perhaps we should cut off the money, like many in Wielkopolska advocate? It's certainly a good idea - if they want to keep their ways so much, let them pay for it themselves.
For the love of God people - IT DOESN`T F'in WORK!!
It doesn't? Could it be that you don't *want* it to work? As they say - you can take the man out of the village, but you can't take the village out of the man.
We Poles living in Canada see really just how stubburn Poles back home are.
Ah, that old complex. "We know what's best for you. And you wonder why you get ridiculed by people here?
I will not watch my homeland be destroyed by immigration!! :@
You won't do a damn thing about it though, will you? I mean, you don't even live here!
IME people from geographic Poland A feel generally superior to those from Poland B (including Warsaw) and throw the terms around pretty loosely. Those from Poland B are defensive and don't use the terms much (except to say how unfair it is).
Of course we feel superior - when you look at how wealthy Wielkopolska/Dolnoslaskie are, then when you look at how poor Podlasie/Lubelskie are, it's not hard to see where it comes from. But I suggest that it's nothing to do with money and everything to do with attitude.
I was 4½ yrs old... my mother, along with my 2 brothers and I immigrated out of Poland in 1990, assumingly shortly after the drop of the iron curtain
So your mother actually abandoned Poland when the country was desperately in need of young workers? And you have the cheek to talk about "defending" Poland?
Incidentally, that makes you what, 25-26? That means that there's absolutely no excuse for you not to return - except, you know...easier in Canada, isn't it?
Seems like we care more about the state and wellbeing of Poland than most Poles back home do. Tsk..
Me and several others have a standing offer to US/Canadian Polonia - if you care so much, we can arrange for you to come and work in a desperately poor "Polska B" village school. The kind of school where a native (or near native) speaker would make a massive difference to their lives - and because you care so much about Poland, you'll come straight away, won't you? We'll even pay for your flight tickets, as we're so generous. All you've got to do is commit to a year.
Or is it that you care about Poland when on the internet, but really - you couldn't care less about the place?