Stańczyk is credited with having said to “stir the nation” but not to “tarnish the sacred things, for sacred they must remain.” and that brings me to the point I would make.

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Posted by rezinate on December 16, 2010

There was a man whose life spanned the latter part of the fifteenth century well into the sixteenth century known merely as Stańczyk who served as court jester during the reign of three different kings.

He is remembered in his native land of Poland as being more than a jester, but also a man of intellect and philosophical insight, and has become a symbol to his people in their recurring and historical struggles for independence.

Stańczyk is credited with having said to “stir the nation” but not to “tarnish the sacred things, for sacred they must remain.” and that brings me to the point I would make.

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Statements such as this have not been singular events during the course of struggles for independence, there are those who have echoed similar sentiments and understood that if those things that define a nation like traditions…

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