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Why do Americans (and Canadians) hate Polish people?


zetigrek
20 May 2010  #1
I've come across lots of speech of hate towards Poles in the internet. The recent plane crash of polish president has encourage some american users to make very disgusting jokes about the tragedy (ppl died!) and polish people generally. I've also chat with some Canadian who was also superior towards me as a Pole.

The question is: Why do Americans (and Canadians) hate Polish ppl???
Mr Grunwald 19 | 1,543
20 May 2010  #2
Maybe their Schovinists? Thinking that their best and everybody else by that are crap? Nothing special about Poles I think in their regards
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649
20 May 2010  #3
The rescent plane crash of polish president has encourage some american users to make very disgusting jokes about the tragedy (ppl died!) and polish ppl generally

Because Americanos can be silly and there's a culture of stupidity here so they crave lame jokes. They mistake triteness for humor on a daily basis. It's sad, really. You should chortle along nervously just to humor them.
skysoulmate 14 | 1,296
20 May 2010  #4
The rescent plane crash of polish president has encourage some american users to make very disgusting jokes about the tragedy (ppl died!) and polish ppl generally.

The question is why do you spread this nonsense? Are you using the Internet as your source of "reliable information"? Is wikipedia your source of reference? The generalizations you make here are just silly... You have some morons post idiotic messages and all of a sudden you know how Americans think. If I was to use your train of thought then I'd assume that Poles as a nation hate Jews. They also hate foreigners and Germans and Russians in particular. They despise the Czechs and the Slovaks and view themselves as the smartest and nicest people on earth. Why? Because many Polish people say so on the Internet so it must be true... Well, I assume they're all Polish people? Fortunately Poles never make jokes and hurtful comments about other nationalities... Yeah, right...

Anyways, without sounding mean your assumption is as illogical and ignorant as it gets...
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649
20 May 2010  #5
and view themselves as the smartest and nicest people on earth

That describes me :blushes:
Ironside 47 | 9,585
20 May 2010  #6
question is: Why do Americans (and Canadians) hate Polish ppl???

well, they don't ......
There is specific kind of people who hate themselves hence their attitude towards people they know nothing about except jocks.......
f stop 25 | 2,514
20 May 2010  #7
I never met an American or Canadian that hates Polish people.
MediaWatch 10 | 945
20 May 2010  #8
I've come across lots of speech of hate towards Poles in the internet.

The reason why you hear some Americans make Anti-Polish comments is because you have good and bad in every nation and group of people. Generally its low class people who disparage other groups of people. Usually what people say on the internet to others they would never say face to face to someone.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649
20 May 2010  #9
. Generally its low class people who disparage other groups of people.

Lower, middle and upper. Stupidity knows no bounds.
lowfunk99 10 | 397
20 May 2010  #10
I have never heard that they hate Poles. Not at all.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649
20 May 2010  #11
They do not hate, but they do make the dumb joke. In fact, the most famous joke maker, Arlene Spector will not be running for reelection in Pennsylvania. That is the price he pays for insulting the Polish!
MediaWatch 10 | 945
20 May 2010  #12
They do not hate, but they do make the dumb joke. In fact, the most famous joke maker, Arlene Spector will not be running for reelection in Pennsylvania.

You're right about Arlen Specter.

I heard Arlen Spector's so called Polish "jokes" he told 2 years ago hurt him with many Polish American Pennsylvanians. Polish Americans are one of the largest voting ethnic groups in Pennsylvania.

Even though Arlen Specter apologized for his ethnic slurs against Polish people, there were still many Polish Americans and non-Polish Americans who felt there was something wrong with Specter for telling these anti-Polish slurs in the first place.
plk123 8 | 4,153
20 May 2010  #13
Because Americanos can be silly and there's a culture of stupidity here so they crave lame jokes.

and what.. there are no german or russian jokes in PL?? wth are you guys on??

zetigrek

seriously dude.. you need to hang out around different people or something.

The question is why do you spread this nonsense?

exactly.. this guy/gal just showed up and that is all he/she has been talking about and they even claim to be polish.. hmm.. yeah, right..
1jola 14 | 1,879
20 May 2010  #14
I've also chat with some Canadian who was also superior towards me as a Pole.

In what way did they think they were superior? Body weight?
FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,884
20 May 2010  #15
zetigrek wrote:

The recent plane crash of polish president has encourage some american users to make very disgusting jokes about the tragedy (ppl died!) and polish people generally.

this is a silly thread for sure, but if i may add, i hear Poles telling off-color jokes about the plane crash all the time.

PlasticPole wrote:

Because Americanos can be silly and there's a culture of stupidity here so they crave lame jokes.

are you for real man? you've got some serious anti-american issues dude.
OP zetigrek
20 May 2010  #16
PlasticPole:
and what.. there are no german or russian jokes in PL?? wth are you guys on??

I live in Poland and I've never heard any anti geraman or anti russian joke. In the other hand I think we are the only nation in the world to talk jokes about themselves... but polish jokes about polishmen are funny and really inteligent ;)

In what way did they think they were superior? Body weight?

Well he hated Geramans for the most, and he was indicated that Germans are as stupid and backwarded as Poles...
Trevek 26 | 1,702
20 May 2010  #17
The question is: Why do Americans (and Canadians) hate Polish ppl???

Jealousy.

but polish jokes about polishmen are funny and really inteligent ;)

I've heard a few, although not necessarily 'nasty' ones as playing on stereotypes. Coming from Britain I can assure you that Poland is NOT the only country to make jokes about themselves.
frd 7 | 1,399
20 May 2010  #18
It's that kind of attitude that will win you friends in many respectable places :)

Seanus it works two ways, some will say what've just said and some will say and post threads here about how polish people can't fight back, don't talk back are quite and submissive heh where ever you go there's a minefield and.. haters gonna hate.

These forums are a very good example - lots of threads with exactly contrary ideas about what poles are like and so on..

And on the more on the topic note I don't think they do. As I said haters gonna hate, and you'll find the worse kind of haters on the internet. Where ever you look there's language bastardization and insults fly rapant. People you meet on the internet should never, under any circumstances, be a generalization of others, and your base to judge them or stick labels to them.
Miguel Colombia - | 351
20 May 2010  #19
It's very stupid to say "all Americans and all Canadians hate Poles".

It's hard to believe that more than 300 million people hate people they probably never heard about ...or how many Americans you know that could locate Poland on the map?

Seriously, say "why some of the Americans /and canadians I know hate Polish people"? THat would be more logic.
convex 20 | 3,979
20 May 2010  #20
Seriously, say "why some of the Americans /and canadians I know hate Polish people"? THat would be more logic.

Or, "why are some people idiots?". That would be a better question.

How about, "Why do some Poles look down on Asians, Ukrainians, Gypsies, Africans, etc?".
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,445
20 May 2010  #21
My sister lives in Poland, just finished a conversation with her a couple of minutes ago and she said: "chory narod" when commenting on the current situation in the south.

Stan kleski zywiolowej nie zoastal ogloszony poniewaz to nie pasuje politykom, ktorzy startuja do wyborow prezydenckich.
So here is your answer I think.
Polish government does not care for its own people, even if they lives are being in danger and they need HELP.
So if there are a couple of people who happen to be Americans/Canadians who have some opinions about Poles is irrelevant at the moment and you should be helping your Polish folks instead of wasting time on the internet, no?

I am in Canada and most people here have other things to worry about then hate Poles, believe me.
Exiled 2 | 425
20 May 2010  #22
Antipolonism is hidden antislavism.
ShawnH 8 | 1,497
20 May 2010  #23
I am in Canada. I don't hate Poles. Well, not all of them anyways.
Marek11111 9 | 816
20 May 2010  #24
How about, "Why do some Poles look down on Asians, Ukrainians, Gypsies, Africans, etc?".

and the answer is

"why are some Polish people are idiots?". That would be a better question

Seanus 15 | 19,715
20 May 2010  #25
True, frd. Foreigners should write 'my friend, who happens to be Polish, ......). There are some discernible traits but there is no reason to hate. I don't imagine that Northern Americans think about Poles too much. If they do, the comments I've seen have been highly complimentary.
z_darius 14 | 3,971
20 May 2010  #26
Polish government does not care for its own people

Is there a government that does?
Seanus 15 | 19,715
20 May 2010  #27
That's a fair point, dariusz. I hope the SNP would but I don't follow Scottish politics that closely.
OP zetigrek
20 May 2010  #28
It's very stupid to say "all Americans and all Canadians hate Poles".

I never said that "all" Americans + Canadians hate polish. Yeah, I exactly know that those who dont hate, just dont know what is Poland ;)

Sersiousely, I just find lots of such stuff on Poles, and thats why I'm asking how it look like in US/Canada.

How about, "Why do some Poles look down on Asians, Ukrainians, Gypsies, Africans, etc?".

Well I can answer those kind of question if you want.

My sister lives in Poland, just finished a conversation with her a couple of minutes ago and she said: "chory narod" when commenting on the current situation in the south.
Stan kleski zywiolowej nie zoastal ogloszony poniewaz to nie pasuje politykom, ktorzy startuja do wyborow prezydenckich.

Your sister didnt explain you why. Its much more complicated.

I am in Canada and most people here have other things to worry about then hate Poles, believe me.

The same thing say Poles when asked on antisemitism. Problem is that about 10% of Poles are declaired antisemites.

........................................................

To all of you. I see that my thread is like putting a stick into anthill... It wasnt my aim to annoy anyone, or make a fuss. Of course I know that majority of Americans and Canadians have nothing against polish but still there are some who are really hateful or scornful to Poles and I have no idea why.
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,445
20 May 2010  #29
Is there a government that does?

is there? I was specifically referring the the worsening situation in Poland at the moment and I was actually quoting my sister, so maybe we can leave the discussion on government for a different occasion?.

Your sister didnt explain you why.

what is there to explain: who is more important at the moment, the people whose houses are under the water and they need immediate help or the presidential election? Both are, but not pronouncing it a state of emergency is a clear sign that the government is more interested in having the election in June. Selfish in my opinion, but please explain to me what my sister meant, because you seem to know better. Wait, you are sitting on the internet worrying if Canadians/ Americans hate Poles:)

some

yah, some.........and if I keep reading this thread, I might be leaning in that direction too.
MediaWatch 10 | 945
21 May 2010  #30
exactly.. this guy/gal just showed up and that is all he/she has been talking about and they even claim to be polish.. hmm.. yeah, right..

Sometimes people show up on this Polishforum, claim to be Polish and then say all types of things.

From what I see, MOST of the people on the Polishforums are NOT Polish or of Polish ancestry.

So we shouldn't be too surprised when "Polish people" come on this forum and say whatever.

I mean, nobody would ever claim to be Polish, when they are really Non-Polish and then say all types of things on here. LOL


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