Thursday, March 14, 2013

Mazurek Dąbrowskiego, I: Poland is Not Yet Lost


The national anthem of Poland is Mazurek Dąbrowskiego, which translates as “Poland is Not Yet Lost.”  This is appropriate, for the country currently has the opportunity to implement a program of expanded capital ownership that will put it out far ahead of any competition in Europe.

The bad news for Polish-Americans (all Americans, actually) is that by implementing such a program, it will put the country ahead of the U.S., too — unless America’s leaders catch on and follow the leadership of Poland.  Poland, after all, when joined with Lithuania was once one of the most powerful countries in the world.

The Commonwealth bore the brunt of the invasions from the east, however, which fatally weakened the country during the critical 16th century.  Faced with the necessity of a military buildup, the country was unable to capitalize on the productive strength it had developed in the previous two centuries after the union with Lithuania.

Of course, the U.S. carried out a similar task (and with a similar degree of gratitude from the rest of the world) during the 20th century.  Both countries now have the opportunity to become strong again and provide a bulwark of democracy and freedom for the rest of the world.  It only requires some leadership with vision.  The capacity for renewal exists in both countries.

This particular opportunity resulted from an “editorial error” on the part of a magazine, Generic Giornal, that recently interviewed John Smith, a prominent Polish journalist.  (Names have been changed to protect the innocent and the guilty.)  John had given Louis Kelso, CESJ and the Just Third Way some prominence in the interview, every word of which was cut out “for space reasons.”  On the internet version of the magazine.  Which does not have to worry about word length.

This led to a discussion with John, and he mentioned he might be able to get some information about the Just Third Way, especially as applied in Capital Homesteading, to people with connections in Poland.

Naturally we got to work and put together a letter to give John some background information to interest his contacts enough to spend some of their political chips.  Next week we’ll begin posting the letter and the questions John raised to clarify a few points.

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