I would like to know who is the author of this idea to vote on the 4 issues, as there appears to be no name as to the sender of this e-mail..
I have some reservations as to the recent discussions. As a well matured person in age(75+) and considerable life experiences of war, deportations, and different attitudes as to who suffered nost and for what reasons, I am very cautios as to what is left for posterity. Should any of our archives get into inexperienced and prejudicial hands of a reasercher with an agenda, than things may be quoted as coming from Kresy-Syberia group and not necesserily an individual. I have come across many misinformation whilst in Sikorski Institute and Archives at Kew England. Even more recently about Settlement Camps in Africa 1942-1950. I agree that the group cannot allow to have morally wrong information to be saved in archives. Watching KATYN film yesterday 'boiled my blood'. The blatened lies in this film alone as portrait by the pro Russian so called Poles should give our moderators the mandate to exercise their discretion as to what should
be in our archives. Surely we trust them to do what is morally and historically correct. Freedom of speech is a very chancy business ( lets not assume that all of us humann beings have reached the level where thorough analysis takes place before accepting what is said as gospel truth) and should not be used without some criteria that apply not only to us the Poles but above all to all humanity- do onto others as you would like the others to do onto yourself. This applies to all human beings regardless of religion, nationality or colour of skin.
And now on slightly different note.
Today I an sending to moderators an article that I wrote in response to competioned in POLITYKA titled DIARY OF AN EMIGRANT. I did not win one of the 6 prizes but the article was "wyrozniony" out of 402 entiries submitted. It is very shortened version as I was allowed only 20 pages of maniscript. It was published on Interned in SWIECIE NASZ CANADA PORTAL.
I tried to reflect on certain happenigs in my life fron the point of an Educationalist. If its posted by the moderators, please read it.
Basia Epler Matuchniak, the one born in Lwow and deported from Lwow on 13.04.1940 to Kazahstan.
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Sent: Sunday, 29 June, 2008 7:12:30 AM
Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] New poll for Kresy-Siberia
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
This is to seek your input on how we run the discussion forum in the future.
Currently all members are free to post their messages without any censorship, with the exception of a few members "on probation" due to past issues, whose posts are screened in advance.
One of our members has proposed that ALL members in our group should be put on permanent screening so that any posts against our values could be rejected by the Group Moderators in advance and only pre-approved posts would ever be allowed to be published to the group.
This would prevent the need to deal with offenders "after the fact".
However, applying this rule would also require some significant changes to the way we run the group, including assigning a panel of moderators to share the volume of this censorship work..
How do you think we should manage our group discussions in future?
o Require that all messages be approved in advance
o Require that messages be approved in advance only from members who have previously transgressed
o Do not pre-screen any messages, but actively respond to concerns
o Let the group operate without any moderation whatsoever
To vote, please visit the following web page:
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