Janusz Korwin-Mikke: Wanker of the Week
Where to begin…?
Janusz Korwin-Mikke is little known here in the UK. He did, however, manage to gain notoriety this week when a video emerged of him expressing some ‘interesting’ views on women during a session in the European Parliament. Janusz thinks women are inferior, less intelligent and is probably of the mind that their sole purpose is to shut up and look pretty.
In a piece in The Guardian, Korwin-Mikke is described as the “eccentric” head of Poland’s Congress of the New Right. As you may be able to tell from the title of this post, “eccentric” is not the word I would use. Even “wanker” seems oddly kind. “Utter fucking plum” doesn’t even appear to describe this particular specimen adequately.
Despite looking like a cable-channel game show host, hearing his views is like one of those odd experiences where we’re introduced to a friend’s bow-tie wearing fascist grandad. Korwin-Mikke’s views are wide-ranging. If you thought his sexism was merely contained to believing he would win a game of backgammon against a woman, you would be wrong. Janusz is a rape apologist. He thinks women might say no, but they’re just playing hard to get so we can safely ignore them.
He even goes on to suggest that semen has magical properties. In his bizarre mind, he argues that the attitudes of men are passed on to women in the jizz. Such a theory has all the scientific credibility of phrenology. Apparently, anti-contraception, he laments that this concept of female independence is because condoms are preventing men from passing on their wisdom in their goo. We’ll ignore the fact that a lot of women take the pill, shall we?
He’s not done yet, though. Korwin-Mikke isn’t a Holocaust denier, but he does deny that Hitler knew about the Holocaust. Janusz also believes that Mussolini was trying to help the Jews when he started stripping them of all their property and civil rights. Maybe he’s been reading the same playbook as Robert Mugabe?
Despite being democratically elected – somehow – Korwin-Mikke abhors democracy. The only form of rule that would please him is the return of the absolute monarchy. A slight worry, given that absolute monarchies tended to result in freaks like him becoming head of state. However, mass executions, murder, violence; that doesn’t bother him. Indeed, Janusz thinks that we’ve all turned into pansies. Peace in Europe is somehow unnatural and undesirable to him. We should all be given guns and swords because that has worked out so well for the past thousand years.
Too Hardcore for Le Pen
Perhaps the most damning indictment of Korwin-Mikke’s character is that Marine Le Pen considers him to be too extreme. However, our own Nigel Farage does not. Korwin-Mikke’s party of intellectually challenged troglodytes has allowed one of their MEPs to join Farage’s group within the European Parliament. Such an arrangement ensures that Farage and his buddies do not lose precious speaking time, and even more valuable cash.
Of course, UKIP’s parliamentary alliance, Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) have downplayed links with Korwin-Mikke himself. EFDD have stated that their newest member, Robert Iwaszkiewicz, joined as an individual and no deal was struck with the Congress of the New Right. That’s not what Korwin-Mikke and Robert Iwaszkiewicz have been saying, however. One could also argue that it is a lot like Colonel Sanders joining PETA, only for PETA to disavow any relationship with KFC.
There are a few ironies, however. Despite UKIP’s hardline views on border controls and immigration, Korwin-Mikke wants all borders opened. I assume this is so we can have a proper old European war of attrition to install that absolute monarchy he so desperately craves? He does want to destroy the European Union, so on that front, Farage and Janusz are united. Korwin-Mikke has even expressed desires to convert part of the EU’s headquarters into a giant brothel! A strange position for someone who thinks that most women are up for it. Why would he want to pay?
And for a final example of wankerism, Korwin-Mikke believes that if you give money to a homeless person, you should have your hands cut off. Isn’t it interesting that those most opposed to Islam are also those in favour of dispensing Saudi Arabian-style justice?