Each family that I know has had at onetime or another disagreement.
Some disagreements are large and vicious and cause problems with
family members for years. Some are small and are over with in
minutes, hours or days.
Our Kresy Family is much larger and is not a true blood related
family we for the most part are a spilled blood related family. We
shouldn't be surprised that we have disagreements, which might be
greater, and more frequent then a family of 4 or 5. We have many
more family members. Therefore, we need to maintain our overall
focus and recognize those that have a personal agenda that is
outside of the interest of the total group. We should try and
identify those who would like to tear this group apart because our
causes are a threat to them and their personal agendas. We should
advise them that their agendas would be better served elsewhere
regardless of their past or future potential contributions.
Each one of us has an agenda but the majority, I think agrees that
the history of what has happened to Poland and its people is a
common thread among us.
I feel that:
1. We are here to help others like ourselves find their
way, find their families and tell their stories.
2. We are here to help others cope with daily life, if
3. We are here to correct the lies and history about us
4. We are here to protect the good name of our families
and the Polish Nation
5. We are here to forgive those that are truly sorry
for their past deeds.
6. We are here to honor and serve, in every way, the
countries that took us in when we needed help. Even if serving our
new countries is beyond the scope of this group we must keep these
countries in our hearts and minds when discussing our past.
7. We are here to try and stop oppression of others by
writing, discussing and letting the world know what has and is
happening to us so that families do not need this type of a web site
in the future.
8. We are not here to separate ourselves and cause
There are those that have other agendas and believe that what
happened to Poland and its people is not important. There are those
that feel their group is more important then our group. Then, I
feel they are in the wrong discussion group. If I were in their
shoes I might think in that same fashion as they. Remember each of
us has their agenda based on what has happened to our families or
us. Each in their own eyes justifies their own agenda each should
not try to interfere into others. But unfortunately, sometimes that
is not the case.
In most cases, it will be almost impossible for one to change their
minds of those who have different agendas. In that case, those that
have an agenda that is much different should find a site that would
confirm to an agenda that would be more suited to their liking. It
would be better for them and us and all would be much happier.
There are family members who are more educated then others in one
subject or another. They should share and educate others in the
group without prejudice. It will be repaid back in many ways in the
There are some members who have suffered more losses, their scars
might be deeper, their passion might be greater, their love of the
fatherland might be greater or they feel guilty that they didn't
suffer or do as much during or after the war as others this does not
mean that we should judge them with our present state of mind. If
you allow them to have their say you will find in short order they
might be the most productive part of the group.
There are those who only take and are with this group for a few e-
mails and give nothing in return. We should welcome them and allow
them to go their way they are still one of us.
There are those who in a conscious manner try to subvert this group.
They should be sent on their way at once, regardless of their true
or perceived potential contribution.
I ask those who are considering leaving, consider your value to
yourself, your family, this family group and your fatherland and are
you doing the right thing. Or, should you find a way in your heart
to fight for this group, like the Poles who fought before, after and
during the war. Are you allowing your voice to be silenced for
another 60 years or will you let your voice be heard today and
There must be many ways you can take action to do better, you do not
have to leave. I ask that we all think about how we can make this
site louder not quieter. How can we make this site be more
functional not smaller? How can we make this site be a refuge not a
Look at what we have done in the past and how important we are today
to the few who have found us. Look at how we have become a thorn to
those that are still spreading lies about us. Don't let family
disagreements foster resentment between those of us who have the
same basic agenda. A few extra e-mails can be managed and besides it
is a small price to pay to be part of this family. If you are gone
and silent you may start/continue a flood of despair and lies.