Stadiums of Hate - BBC slanders again
The recent documentary that the BBC released on the Euro 2012 is nothing but a biased, Soviet-style propaganda piece which is probably aimed at lowering the competitiveness of Eastern European tourist markets. It is a slap in the face of two nations – the Poles and Ukrainians as it shows them in the worst possible light.
By Daniel Dyduk (journalist, editor of the Nacjonalista.pl info-website)
According to the BBC, Poland and Ukraine are two great lairs of anti-Semitic and racist vampires, always willing to suck blood from innocent non-European tourists.
So what is the truth exactly? The BBC ran a story containing short video records from Polish and Ukrainian stadiums, showing some awful slogans shouted at African players, banners with Celtic crosses and other nationalist or even Nazi symbols (the second ones were not spotted in Poland, but some of them appeared in Ukraine).
Also "anti-Semitic" slogans could be heard from the football fans of two conflicted clubs in two Polish cities during derby matches. I'll explain later why I put "anti-Semitic" in quotation marks.
So first of all, the BBC focused on a Polish branch of an "Ultras" or "hooligan" subculture which emerged in Britain in 1980s and then spread across Europe. The major concern of Ultras and hooligans is of course football – the political beliefs come later. And it's true that in Poland and Ukraine, unlike some other countries, these beliefs are pretty homogenous – football fans here are always patriots, very anti-communist and nationalists.
There is also a fascist and neo-Nazi fringe, for sure. Nobody denies that. But what the BBC failed to mention, and is the most important fact, is that practically all organised Ultras groups in Poland and the Ukraine are boycotting Euro 2012.
Why? For obvious reasons. They state that Euro is a commercial event for women and children; that there is no place for a hooligan subculture in a place literally flooded with thousands of bodyguards, cameras and special police squads. Army of cabs with helicopters means no fun for hooligans and other problematic individuals. All hooligan groups are going to stay at home or go on holiday during Euro 2012 and avoid stadiums at all cost.
So the truth is, tourists may fear nothing, no matter which race or ethnic background they represent. In fact even if the hooligan groups were present there, non-European tourists also wouldn't need to fear them as hooligans in Poland have, however strange that may sound, their own Code of Conduct and they are usually interested in fighting each other, not people who do not belong to a football crew.
The second thing is that BBC invited a person called Jacek Purski who spoke as if he was some kind of an ‘expert’ in issues of "Polish anti-Semitism and racism". The fact is, Purski represents the "Never Again Association", a biased NGO funded by the Polish government which hides it's far-left, anti-patriotic agenda under the comfortable mask of "fighting fascism".
It's a Polish branch of the "Unite Against Fascism" organization.
In 2003 Never Again granted their highest reward – the title of "Antifascist of the year" to Simon Mol, an immigrant from Camerun an anti-white racist who purposely infected literally dozens of Polish women with AIDS. "Never Again" officials were perfectly aware of Mol's activities, yet they tried to hide the truth from the broad public. There was a great uproar about this case. Mol has been called "HIV Terrorist" by the press. He was arrested and finally died in prison.
So it was the so called ‘expert’ Purski, who was partially responsible for creating a hero of "antifascism" out of Simon Mol questions the BBC's credibility. Moreover, Purski spreads lies that the Celtic cross, or as he calls it "a white power hateful symbol", is illegal in Poland.
No statement could be farther from the truth. The Celtic cross is not only not "fascist" or "racist", it is completely legal. It is used by the Catholic Church in Poland and also, it is one of the registered symbols of the National Rebirth of Poland (NOP), a nationalist political party.
The fact, that some other groups hijack this symbol, be it neo-nazis or satanists or anybody else, doesn't change a thing. Purski lies and he knows that. The question is – what about the BBC?
A BBC journalist reported that during derby match in Łódź and Krakow, anti-Semitic slogans were shouted. What he didn't mention is the fact, that it is only a part of slang which Polish football fans use. In Łódź, both teams (Widzew and ŁKS) were founded in part by Jewish activists. So there is a funny dispute between supporters of both teams about which team is more "Jewish". In Krakow, the club Cracovia was founded by Jews and endorsed by them, while the club Wisła was founded by Poles and even had anti-Semitic laws in a pre-war period (Jews were forbidden to play in Wisła or support it).
So the Wisła fans use the word "Jew " as a derogatory term to describe their rivals, while Cracovian fans are perfectly proud of being "Jewish", just like the Tottenham fans in Britain. It's slang and nothing else. The BBC exploited the issue and distorted the whole image, so that an average viewer in the UK could think that this is all about hating Jews and real anti-Semitism and bigotry.
Regarding all of these explanations, let's think about the real BBC agenda. As their reporter noticed, Poland is a very homogenous nation. It's true – ethnic minorities in Poland are very small and historical (Germans, Ukrainians, Tatars), they have lived here for hundreds of years, so there could be no comparison between them and immigrants.
Practically 99% of the country is white. Maybe this is the reason why the pro-multicultural, neo-communist BBC is so angry at Poland and Ukraine as well. Furthermore, let's just look at the double standards.
The BBC ran a story about Euro 2012 which provided millions of people an image of a "racist problem" in Eastern Europe. But the same BBC was perfectly silent when the World Cup in 2010 took place in South Africa.
No media coverage on the atrocities which occur every year against white farmers there. Whole families are butchered in the most gruesome way. Thousands of white Boers have already fled from South Africa. At the same time, the most "hateful" and "genocidal" symptom of the "racist problem" in Poland seems to be...a monkey sound echoing from a stadium when a black footballer kicks the ball. Yes, it is awful and should be condemned, as well as calling the black people the "n-word". But Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and Ukrainian president Yanukovych at least don't sing genocidal songs about "killing the Negro" like South African politicians do ("kill the Boer, kill the farmer").
Once again, the great hypocrisy has been revealed. And frankly, it's not about football. The BBC attacks Eastern European markets by scaring off tourists who could spend their money here and help our economy a little bit.
Poles and Ukrainians are nations known for their great hospitality, and claims that tourists would be harmed here because of their race is a total fake. The truth is, non-Europeans are always welcome here. As tourists, not asylum seekers obviously.