The power of III

Summum ius summa iniuria--More law, less justice

09 November 2010

Battle flag flying in Poland...Ideals of the Cause begin to proliferate

November 8, 2010

Polish Stars and Bars

When I traveled to Krakow, Poland a couple of weeks ago to attend an economics conference sponsored by Polish libertarians, the young man who picked me up at the airport had a Confederate flag magnet on the dashboard of his car.  He told me that he got it when visiting Richmond, Virginia, where he also purchased a Confederate flag.
Politically-Correct Interpretation:  Obviously, this young libertarian, whose parents were slaves of socialism,  is a racist who reveres nineteenth-century American slave owners and would probably like to introduce slavery to Poland.
More Realistic Interpretation:  This young Polish libertarian, who has not been brainwashed by American government schools, and who has never attended a Claremont Institute seminar, naturally thought of the Confederate flag as a symbol of opposition to a hated centralized governmental tyranny.

--From yesterday afternoon post on

"There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come."

- Victor Hugo


  1. DiLorenzo is one of my favorite authors.

  2. There are quite a few in Poland. A friend, Eric, lives there and passes Battle Flags out to the truckers and flies many at his home. A couple of old links below.

    Looking For Colonel Heros von Borcke's Grave

    Report From Poland On Colonel Heros von Borcke's Ceremony

  3. Burke Davis relied heavily on Von Borcke's diary in his book "JEB Stuart, the Last Cavalier".

    Von Borcke was a great man.