Lech Walesa has ceased being an object of my admiration

The New York Daily News reports:

Solidarity hero Lech Walesa is flying to New York to show his support for the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

“How could I not respond,” Walesa told a Polish newspaper Wednesday. “The thousands of people gathered near Wall Street are worried about the fate of their future, the fate of their country. This is something I understand.”

So the leader of Polish independence, the man who helped pull the plug on the Soviet Empire, is now associating himself with this band of idiots. Shameful.

By the way, “Walesa” is pronounced “Vawensa,” which no American newspaper, in 30 years of reporting on Walesa, has ever told us. On one hand, the media simplifies its content as though we all had IQs of 90 and had stopped attending school in sixth grade. On the other hand, they assume that we all know the Slavic pronunciation of Latin letters.

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Paul K. writes:

Does Lech Walesa not understand that the type of people who are attending these protests are the same type that supported Soviet Communism in the 1980s?

Kristor writes:

Subject: I have lost all respect for Bill Gross

He, too, is expressing understanding of the Occupy Wall Streeters. Gross is perhaps the second most respected financier in the country, among financial types like myself, his reputation for acumen surpassed only by that of Warren Buffett.

What is it about huge success that prompts a person to become disconnected from reality?

Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 12, 2011 02:38 PM | Send

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