This is how a Western state fights cultural barbarism: a 51-year-old female “artist” was arrested in Poland for profaning the image of Virgin Mary and Jesus by filling their halos with rainbow colors. She faces two years in prison.
Freedom and tolerance, and the enforcement of those ideals, has always been a who-whom deal.
Polish interior minister Joachim Brudziński announced the arrest, saying she was detained for “carrying out a profanation of the Virgin Mary of Częstochowa.” The Black Madonna of Częstochowa is a Byzantine icon that is housed in the country’s holiest Catholic shrine.
Telling stories about freedom and ‘tolerance’ doesn’t give anyone the right to offend the feelings of believers,” Brudziński said, adding that the paintings are “cultural barbarism.”
I won’t post an image of her work, it’s shown under the link above. The witch went for full blasphemy: the Madonna of Częstochowa is the most sacred of Poland’s national relics. The painting’s history prior to its arrival in Poland in the 14th century is shrouded in legends, some of which trace the icon’s origin to Christ’s apostle St. Luke himself.
What this is in fact about:
“We are dealing with a direct attack on the family and children – the sexualization of children, that entire LBGT movement, gender,” Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of the ruling rightwing Law and Justice party, told supporters last month. “This is imported, but they today actually threaten our identity, our nation, its continuation and therefore the Polish state.”
“This is imported.” Yes, it is.
Commercial advertisement is where a great deal of cultural warfare takes place. You know the Gillette ad, the ubiquitous interracial couple ads, all serving the same purpose as the obscene rainbow painting, which is to demoralize the national psyche with the goal of destroying a people. Therefore I’m happy to see this Volvo ad dealt with properly — on the left it’s the original graphics presumably from Sweden (Volvo is a Swedish company) and on the right, as altered in Poland:
Bonus for fixing the adult male’s soyboy face. And if you look closer, the child was changed from a girl to a boy.
Images of sexual perversion is just one kind of weapon of psychological wafare. Images of racial incoherence is another. Here is a MicroSoft ad altered in Poland for the domestic market from some years back:
If I can name one of the simple things that is necessary for the survival of Western civilization, it’s that U.S. military leaves Eastern Europe.