October 22, 2018

Poland: Children celebrate cultural traditions the rest of the West is trying to throw away

Martina MarkotaRebel Contributor

During our recent trip to Poland, where we reported on the growing trend of young people voting conservatively, we found ourselves in the middle of a traditional country market. What struck me was how proud young people seemed to be of their traditional culture.

Here in the West (where in England, traditional Morris dancing is now considered "racist) it’s quite different. In America and England, young people celebrating their culture like this would be considered mad! Racist! Indoctrinated by bigoted parents!

But this sort of performance is something that I’d like to see happen more in the West. And all it takes is the local community coming together and hosting a market. Let’s do more of this!

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commented 2018-10-23 00:06:44 -0400
And I dare say you would find the same cultural pride among the young people of the three Baltic States who are celebrating this, their 100th year since first declaring independence… As for Western Europe…..
commented 2018-10-22 22:02:45 -0400
Here in Scotland – especially in the Highlands – our youngsters wear traditional Scottish dress for many occasions, including their weddings, and various civic assemblies. A fair number of men on our independence marches wear kilts. There are plenty of young men and women who are learning to play the bagpipes. Girls and young women are especially drawn to traditional Highland dance. Ceilidhs (traditional celebrations of music, dancing and good cheer), take place of an evening in many venues across the Highlands. There are still many Gaelic schools where Scots Gaelic is the language in which most subjects are taught. There is a Scots Gaelic TV channel in the evenings. The Scots have retained much of their traditional culture, and this is but one of the many ways we differ from our southern neighbours, the English.