Not trying to bring politics into this but I feel pretty sad at this and theres a lot of good people here who I've seen commenting before who i know understand...
My friend who is Polish is moving back to Poland after having lived in the UK for 7 years. He has recently suffered a torrent of abuse from people purely on being polish accussing him of being a drain on our society. My friend is a Doctor and has worked hard and contributed to our country as much as he could. He finally has had enough of the abuse and is going to Poland as in the recent climate in the UK he doesnt feel safe for his family. People can have their views on immigration be it for or against but please remember these are other humans too and the vast majority of them just want better lives for themselves and their families so atleast treat them with respect.
HIT THE POLACK
HIT THE POLACK
@bonja, I dunno why there's hate towards polish people, I never hear about any of them doing anything wrong. Maybe it's just cause I'm American so I wouldn't know
@Smokey the Sausage, Its kinda like most things. There are issues but truthfully they are very rare with people coming here to "not work" and take benefits etc. When times get tough (of which it has been harder recently globally) its easier to blame other people which the newspapers and media as a whole jump on. Getting people angry is good business for them.
@bonja, I see, it just seems like such a weird target lol
@Smokey the Sausage, tbh there is growing anti-immigrant sentiment for all immigrant nationalities all over. It is kinda scary. Over the last few decades the world has become more globalised and in part because of this there has been rapid scientific expansion and peace. Less deaths from wars and civial wars than ever before right now. But now people are becoming more isolationist.
@bonja, it's not really an isolationist thing. People are scared. Past world wars it was someone against another. It wasn't a neighbor you had to fight, it was another culture or group whatever you want to call it. But now it's not an upfront battle like it used to be. Now people have to be worried about what might happen in their own town. The people we are all told to accept into your culture and welcome with open arms; well there's some bad eggs that use that openness to hurt others. They refuse to assimilate into the culture and instead just want their own culture to move there. but that's a separate issue. So you have these people that refuse to assimilate and adapt to a culture they are joining and then people just like them do terrible things. And when you can't trust your neighbor, then what do you do
@bonja, I'm in no way saying anything about your polish friend deserving it. People abusing him who know knotting about him isn't right. I'm just talking about your isolationist point in general.
@bonja, as a German, I don't like Polish immigrants and the Polish in general. After the Polish discrimination against the Germans in Silesia, Pomeria and the German East, I have no respect for any Polack that comes to ruin my country.
@Archduke Friedrich, aight because I’m sure this dude is the reason germans were discriminated against.
@Dragoon0106, a People never changes. The Polish are all the same
@Archduke Friedrich, yea well good thing the rest of us don’t think that about the German...not like they’ve ever done anything wrong.
@Dragoon0106, what have the German done? only good to the world I think
@Archduke Friedrich, I don’t know, the Holocaust?
@Dragoon0106, are you jewish?
@Archduke Friedrich, yes?
@Archduke Friedrich, not that it matters at all. 5 million non Jews were killed in the holocaust not the mention the further millions as a result of World War II.
@Archduke Friedrich, woah there buddy, no group of people is “all the same”. Generalizations like that are what perpetuate racism, sexism, and other generally unpleasant social interactions. No one needs that.
@Archduke Friedrich, *Crosses fingers and hopes you’re just playing the character*
@Archduke Friedrich, Germany has fallen 40% of you are immigrants. Poland will remain STRONG and protect its culture.
@Poland S T R O N G, Germany hasn't fallen. A revolution is coming and then the Germans will rise again. 40% is nothing to us.
You sub-humans better defend Danzig...
@Archduke Friedrich, push them out it's what you need to protect the country, Poland just blocks others out before they get in.
@bonja, oh I thought your friend was being called a drain on society due to that whole polish independence day thing where the media was calling the country fascist for showing any sense of national pride
@Smokey the Sausage, the Polish in the UK are the equivalent of Mexicans in the US. You just don't think of it the same because they're white.