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Antisemitic Polish Politician Janusz Korwin-Mikke Discovers the Internet

Remember the footage of residents (including children) of the Polish town of Pruchnik beating and burning an effigy of a religious Jew, supposedly to represent Judas ahead of Easter? It made the news worldwide, and antisemitic Polish politician Janusz Korwin-Mikke thinks he knows why.

A far-right Polish politician said that footage of locals beating an effigy of a Jew shows that his country is being spied on by Jews or Freemasons.

Janusz Korwin-Mikke, a former lawmaker in the European Parliament and leader of Poland’s small Liberty Party, aired his conspiracy theory earlier this week while commenting on reports in the Israeli media about a custom in which residents of the town of Pruchnik beat with sticks an effigy of an Orthodox Jew representing Judas Iscariot, the betrayer of Jesus.

Korwin-Mikke in a live-streamed conversation singled out Jonny Daniels, the Israeli-British founder of the Holocaust commemoration group From the Depths, as a foreign agent “sent here to spy, perhaps working for Freemasons.” The topic he was discussing is the media coverage of Friday’s event in Pruchnik.

Yup, must be Jewish or Freemason spies. Alternatively, Korwin-Mikke might want to learn about something called smartphones. And the Internet.

Irony, much?

Korwin-Mikke is a popular public figure in mass media and in the Internet..

You won’t be surprised to learn that he’s an idiot.

For instance, together with the Polish musician Krzysztof Skiba, he protested against the high taxes in Poland by eating his tax return in front of the Polish revenue service office.

One of Korwin-Mikke’s idiosyncratic claims that caught public attention was him denying the basis for women’s suffrage, as according to him most women were not interested in politics anyway and would more often vote for a welfare stateHe also claims that women are generally less intelligent than men.

Although he is certainly making the case for the opposite to be true.

To back up his claims, he pointed out that in the top 100 chess players there is only one woman.

Other provocative statements include his claim that there is no written proof that Adolf Hitler was aware of the Holocaust. He also stated that the difference between rape and consensual sex is very subtle. He further claimed that: “there is a hypothesis that the attitudes of men are passed to women by way of the semen which penetrates the tissue… now when contraceptives are much more in use, the women become much more independent”. During the 2012 Summer Paralympics, Korwin-Mikke wrote that the general public should “not see the disabled on television”.

 He proposed that the European Commission‘s Berlaymont building would be better used as a brothel. In regard to welfare, he believes that “if someone gives money to an unemployed person, he should have his hand cut off because he is destroying the morale of the people”.

In 2014, Korwin-Mikke was fined by President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz for ‘expressing himself in a racist manner’. The decision was taken due to Korwin-Mikke’s speech given during the plenary session on 16 July, when Korwin-Mikke had compared the EU employment policy to the policy of John Kennedy‘s administration and concluded that: ‘we have 20 million Europeans who are now negroes of Europe’. According to Korwin-Mikke the word ‘negroes’ was not meant as an offence, but rather referred to the song by John Lennon and Yoko Ono ‘Woman is the Nigger of the world‘.

Judging by his antisemitism and appearance, I’d rename him Jarvis Corbyn-Mikke

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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