Kultura podstawą suwerenności narodu w ujęciu Jana Pawła II
Culture as a foundation for nation’s sovereignty according to John Paul II
The culture as the basis of national sovereignty according to John Paul II
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John Paul II in his allocutions often emphasized the important role of the culture in the life of the human being and of the nation. Among others in the form of the United Nations, which took place in Paris in 1980, underlined the fact the culture is the strongest cement for the sovereignty of a nation. I am a son of a nation which survived the most difficult experience, whose neighbours sentenced for death so many times – yet survived and didn’t lose it’s identity. It kept it’s own identity and maintained it’s own sovereignty as a nation through the partitions and occupation. To survive it didn’t use any physical powerful means, but only it’s culture which proved itself to be stronger than other forces [...]. There is a basis of the sovereignty of the society; it finds it’s expression in the national culture. It’s the same sovereignty by which the most sovereign is the human being. The purpose of my paper is to point out the fact that the national culture is an indispensable condition to keep the sovereignty of the person and indicate that there is no nation without culture. Deprived from that foundation we become slaves without past, future and without any basis to our relations or fellowships. The present-day’s threats to the culture of European nations are the wrong ideological presumptions on which is built the European Union (socialism) and antinational, imperial globalism.
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