June 1, 2012, - 1:45 pm

EXCLUSIVE: Obama Homeland Security Pimps Gay Pride, Tranny Speaker on Agents; Hostile Work Environment for Straights

By Debbie Schlussel

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Somewhere under the rainbow, Osama Bin Laden’s ghost is still having the last laugh. And, now it’s at the expense of that bloated joke called the Department of Homeland Security. The agency has been shoving gay culture down agents’ throats (double entendre intended). And straight agents at the DHS who feel ever-increasing homosexual-based propaganda, harassment, and discrimination in jobs and promotions at the agency and its sub-agencies, such as ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), the largest in the Department. It won’t be long before one or more DHS agents file hostile work environment suits against the agency based on this pattern and practice, and I’m surprised it hasn’t happened sooner. (As agents know, I am a practicing attorney and am available to pursue these kinds of employment discrimination cases.) Some agents say yesterday was the last straw, when all Homeland Security agents–the largest division of the agency is ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement)–were treated to the message, below, when they logged onto their computers at work.

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The gay pride, er . . . LGBT pride event, hosted by Homeland Security next Friday, will feature as its keynote speaker a post-op male-to-female transsexual who calls himself, “Amanda Simpson.” As I reported to you on this site, the former Mitch Simpson was Obama’s tranny affirmative action appointee to the Department of Commerce.

Says one career ICE agent, who is representative of others who’ve contacted me about this:

I am pretty offended by this whole notion that I need to honor people because of what they do in the bedroom and with whom they are sleeping. Why is the government is endorsing and pushing homosexuality? I work with a bunch of hard workers and many of this found this DHS Pride thing ridiculous and demoralizing. I usually not one to complain, but I found this to be over the top. I thought I had seen it all, but not even close.

Yes, I know this was to be expected since the incompetent Secretary of DHS is the not-so-closeted Lesbionic Woman, Janet Napolitano, who has improperly gotten her own girlfriend, Dora Schriro (who was Policy Director at ICE and now runs the New York Bureau of Prisons, another job which Napolitano procured for her) and those of other gay officials–including at ICE–plum positions at the agency. (And I’ve received numerous reports from ICE agents about gay agents who get away with improper behavior and/or get promotions merely because they are openly gay.


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Agents suspect this pan-gay discrimination is why Beth Gibson, a lawyer with no law enforcement experience, is Obama’s Assistant Deputy Director of ICE and was recently granted Senior Executive Status (SES), which means she will make well over $200,000 a year plus benefits. Gibson is the woman who killed ICE’s successful worksite enforcement and fugitive operations that used to make illegal aliens fearful of getting caught (now they laugh). Gibson lobbied ICE Director John Morton and Jim Dinkins, the Director of Investigations to give her girlfriend an ICE Special Agent position for which she is not qualified. The girlfriend, agents say, could not pass the Special Agent Exam (which is a pretty easy test . . . unless you play for the NFL or NBA and face severe intellectual challenges).


You’re Paying for Beth Gibson’s Jet-Set Gay Lifestyle, Booty Calls

Agents also say that government funds were use to fly Ms. Gibson and several ICE officials, including Morton and Suzie “Stripper Pole” Barr (who has a record of harassing male agents), to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) to see Gibson’s girlfriend graduate from basic ICE training. It is highly unusual for ICE officials, let alone the wives, girlfriends, and families of ICE agents-in-training, to attend this minor event. But Morton made himself the graduation speaker in order to provide an excuse for this improper expense to attend a lesbian girlfriend’s graduation. Yup, the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for ICE has reduced himself to the position of beard. And the boondoggle lesbian booty call trip cost thousands of dollars in taxpayer money.

Because Gibson’s girlfriend was assigned to the ICE Denver Field Office, Gibson created the SES status for her (and huge bump in pay and benefits) and a new BS position which never before existed in ICE: chief of ICE’s Special Assistant U.S. Attorney program to oversee all of ICE’s Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys throughout the country. That’s despite the fact that all ICE lawyers already report to their local ICE Office of Chief Counsel in the regions where they work, and when they work as Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys, they are overseen by the Supervisory Attorneys at U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District in which they are located. Now, they will have a third boss and you’re paying for it . . . all so Beth Gibson can make booty calls to her girlfriend in Denver–where (what a coincidence!) the new job is located–on your dime. No word if tickets to the Dinah Shore Classic, WNBA All-Star Game, or George Michaels concerts are included.

This whole scheme is illegal, but favoritism, preferences, and special treatment for gays is the order of the day at ICE. Then, again, Obama’s pompous preppy ICE Director–who is behind this illicit scam–has broken plenty of laws and gets away with it.

And, yet, he is supposed to enforce immigration and customs laws. No wonder little of that is happening under his watch. Some agents say ICE and Homeland Security are now run by a “gay mafia.” And at ICE, Morton is the consigliere. It’s affirmative action based on sexual preference, and it’s an illegal policy that belongs with Luca Brasi.

**** UPDATE: But Gibson’s newly created wasteful position isn’t the only one Morton manufactured for gays at ICE. The unnecessary, BS position of ICE Public Advocate (what the heck is that? most agents aren’t sure either) was manufactured for Andrew Lorenzen-Strait, who agents say is anything but the phonetic of the second part of his hyphenated surname. Another crony position wasting over $200,000 in salary and benefits on your dime.END UPDATE ****

**** UPDATE #2: And then there is Daniel Ragsdale, currently Deputy Acting Director of ICE and number two at the agency after John Morton. Agents tell me he heads up the ICE gay mafia. He’s another lawyer with zero law enforcement experience. Says one agent:

Ragsdale runs around the front office like a drama queen unsupervised, terrorizing all in his path. 75% of his staff are gay.

Another agent:

He has emasculated special agents by freezing all hiring of investigative support staff in HSI [Homeland Security Investigations], which forces managers to reassign agents to do pencil pushing duties and paperwork when they could be on the street. This is the absolute WORSE thing that could happen.

That echos what I’ve heard from many other agents at ICE who see what is going on at ICE headquarters.END UPDATE #2 ****

ICE agents wonder if this emphasis on gay culture and special benefits for gays at the Department of Homeland Security is tied to the fact that ICE recently chose not to deport an illegal alien in a gay relationship with a U.S. citizen.

If only Rock Hudson & the dad on “The Brady Bunch” had been born in another era. They could have forsaken acting to become stars in the Rainbow Department of Homeland Security.

Bottom line: if you’re not openly proclaiming that you’re having sex with another member of the same sex, you’re not in the favored group at the Department of Homeland Security.

Think Al-Qaeda, or Hezbollah, or HAMAS, or Islamic Jihad, or the Muslim Brotherhood is holding tranny events at their training camps?

Think again. Whatta joke.

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Actually, this crap has been going on at defense contractors for years. Let’s see we have employee resource groups (ERG) at my company (RAYTHEON) based on race, sexual orientation, and ethnicity. Even women have an ERG, but men are not allowed to. But, hey, not allowed to have a “white” ERG because whites “have not been historically subjected to employment discrimination”. Also, can’t have a Jewish ERG, even though Jews HAVE been historically subjected to employment discrimination. When one tries to explain to HR that Jews are not just a religion but a nationality, the ignoramuses have a blank look.

Each month celebrates a different “victimized” group. June happens to be…GLBTA month here at Raytheon, so of course, there is activities and events to shove preversion in your face. Last month was Jewish Heritage month, sorry, Raytheon didn’t say a word about that.

Think belonging to one of these groups gets you a better shot at a job? Yep, but try proving it. Members of these specially protected groups have quickly learned to play the “race” card when anyone challenges their skills or intelligence. Raytheon clearly hires a specific number of “minorities” in order to show what a good corporate citizen they in order to recieve fat government contracts. The whole industry is lousy with this crap. Can’t wait to retire from it.

FrenchKiss on June 1, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Wow, lots of grammar mistakes. I was writing fast. Let me clarify that it is not required to join an ERG, its voluntary. ERGs usually sponsor the speakers for the aggrieved group that is being celebrated during the month. Anyone can join an ERG, you don’t have to be of the specific “victimized” group. However, their meetings focus on multi-culti BS and diversity, and how to get people to “like” them. Why this is at work and BEING PAID FOR BY YOUR TAX DOLLARS is pathetic.

FrenchKiss on June 1, 2012 at 2:19 pm

what’s wrong with former AZ guvna Nappy? She’s a good guy!

TS loves DS on June 1, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Now I’ve seen everything. When will all of you haters leave us decent people alone? Have you got nothing better to do then look for people to hate? I hope you save with each other a seat in hell!

Matt Cotton on June 1, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Matt, why do you think that people are better and worthy of praise just because of their sexual activity? Is expecting someone to do their job without sexcapades into the matter being hateful? If we are going to celebrate sexual activity as having some intrinsic value, why not honor strippers or escorts? They engage in far more sexual activity than most people. If you want to be consistent Cotton, and not just a special pleading bigot, you should advocate that as well.

    Worry01 on June 1, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      Worry01, we DO celebrate strippers and escorts, it’s called Mother’s Day and Father’s Day! And we celebrate blacks and hispanics and asians and clean teeth and healthy breasts and war heroes. Let the celebrators celebrate, and the haters can take a day off maybe?
      STOP HATING, IT WILL CONSUME YOU!

      Matt Cotton on June 3, 2012 at 9:42 am

      And as for all the repugnant hate-filled bigots on here bashing LGBT – get over yourselves already – it’s 2012. EVERYONE deserves protection from prejudice and discrimination.

      r.j. paré on August 16, 2012 at 9:09 am

Great story, Debbie. Thanks for exposing these cretin-cronies and their bizarre antics in taxpayer-funded bureaucracies.

DS_ROCKS! on June 1, 2012 at 2:26 pm

It is indeed entirely unrelated to the job, and forces people to get excited about people over their sexual activity and propensity to engage in exhibitionsism. If we have to honor the castrated Simpson based upon its sexual activity, why not the part-time stripper or weekend escort who works for the agency? Should a heterosexual male or female not get their time in the sun also?

I would consider such gatherings to be sexual harassment, and the disparagement of my natural gender. Would anyone accept an employee who decided to become Black by putting on blackface,wearing weird Negro getups, and talking like Uncle Remus? When a person with a new gender is putting themselves forward in this way, that is what is happening. As an employee, I am not only asked to tolerate, but to celebrate the unreality of of Simpson’s pseudo-gender change. What does this reeducation camp atmosphere do to enhance the operation of DHS? Frankly, this is very evil stuff.

Worry01 on June 1, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Is anyone really surprised at this? After all, under the “Leadership” of Janet (Jack) Napolitano, this type of indoctrination and propaganda is to be expected.

BTW, I’m still waiting for anyone to explain to me what DHS will be doing with the 400 million rounds of .40 cal. ammunition it has under contract?

Herbster on June 1, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Disclaimer: I worked in ICE for 5 years; my cousin is a current ICE agent. Not sure of the validity of a couple of points in this scenario. First, the pay for Gibson. SES pay is capped at $179,700 and cannot exceed the pay of any member of Congress. So the $200K+ figure is suspect. Second, being appointed SAC without experience. This requires an SES selection process closely controlled by OPM. The ECQs – Executive Core Qualifications – would have to show how the individual is the best candidate for the position. These ECQs are reviewed and approved or rejected by OPM. I agree with just about everything else in this story – Morton is a clown. But let’s not over-exaggerate the pay or appointment issue.

No longer ICE Man on June 1, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Does your salary figure for the Senior Executive Service include bonuses? That has been an issue coming up. Also, OPM is under the control of a political appointee, so your faith in its neutrality might be misplaced.

    Worry01 on June 1, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      Salary figure does not include bonuses – those are not guaranteed for SES members; they are based on their performance plans.

      I don’t profess faith in the process – I am intimately familiar with it because of my job and duties. And while at ICE, I worked for the HR officer. A panel of three senior SES members review the ECQs for approval. Each panel sits for a two-week period. If the ECQs are not done correctly, they are sent back for corrections. If they fail a second time, the individual cannot be appointed to the position and the selection process starts all over again. The chances are highly unlikely the ECQs are reviewed twice by the same panel, which makes this dicey at best. OPM may be run by a political appointee, but the policies do not change on SES appointees; Congress sees to that.

      No longer ICE Man on June 1, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Also, do not forget the “Special Rate” people:

    http://apps.opm.gov/SpecialRates/index.aspx

    The criteria listed for this pay differential are quite broad. These people could make substantially more than some regular GS worker.

    Worry01 on June 1, 2012 at 4:31 pm

very interesting documentary being shown around the country:
http://www.theycometoamerica.com/

sal on June 1, 2012 at 5:07 pm

At Matt Cotton, it is not “decent people” you’re talking about, it’s the very people who professed to be gay/lesbian and use their positions to abuse or break the law while on the job, then claim harassment or discrimination when faced with accusations or allegations of wrongdoing by their employers.

Gay and lesbian employees would always claim harassment or discrimination after they are suspended or fired from their jobs for ACTUAL (not alleged) wrongdoings and use the gay community resources to get their jobs back. Imagine an incompetent gay employee making a big, costly mistake on the job and then get fired for it, he will claim discrimination against employer because of his sexuality and not for what he did on the job.

Bob on June 1, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    OMG, your kind of ignorance is EXACTLY why minority groups need employment protection! You think fighting against wrongful terminations started with the gays??? You have a short memory!

    Matt Cotton on June 3, 2012 at 9:47 am

I’m amazed, given the current topic, that the ascension of Danny
Ragsdale into the number two slot at ICE hasn’t been discussed.

Debbie, we all thought you’d be all over that one!

I’m just saying’…

W: You’re right. I forgot him. He’s been added. Check Update #2, above. Thanks, DS

WikiSnix on June 1, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    It was immediately apparent when Ragsdale started with the old INS at Eloy, AZ that the INS had big plans for him! He was there only a few months before he was promoted to the Phoenix District Office.

    The Deporter on June 7, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Anyone know why GAO, Congress, the DHS OIG, OPR, the Office of Government Ethics or any other entity doesnt look into this or any of the other issues raised by Debbie (the ICE Foundation, the non-stop BS travel of ICE senior executives for personal benefit, the Woosley debacle, etc etc etc). Everyone jumps up and down about the Secret Service prostitution scandal and the GSA/Las Vegas conference scandal but I think these are much worse…..

RobertAirman on June 1, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Homosexual sadist first drowned, suffacated in plastic bags, amd fed kittons to a pyton live and posted on web. Last week he icepicked a man to death, ate parts od his body, dismemered the body mailing a foot and a hand to 2 political parties. This freeak was a followe of David Duke ie comon white homosexual trash. Uploaded video of murder , cutting body up and devouringHe usually made his living fellating men in porn movies.

Homosexualis the ONE thing Muslims are correct about.

http://www.torontomike.com/2012/05/luka_magnottas_digital_trail.html

Bill on June 1, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Oh Bill go away. Good grief!

    I hope the Lesbionic Woman, the Moron Morton, and all the rest get their asses sued. The situation gives the word “mortified” a whole new meaning.

    I do wish Debbie wouldn’t use the ghost of Bin Laden/Islamic recruiting angle, though. It’s unpersuasive. First, there is no reason to condition our actions based on the prejudices of Islam. Second, the idea that Muslim recruitment benefits in any non-trivial way from gay salience is hard to believe. There will always be “reasons” for Muslim terrorist recruitment; these reasons are epiphenominal, though.

    It is incredible and infuriating how miserably inept and unpatriotic Hussein and crew are. Bush was lousy enough. These scum surpass him.

    skzion on June 1, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Well now, Bill certainly is a bigot… who’ll be next?

    Matt Cotton on June 3, 2012 at 9:50 am

The transformation of Customs is now complete! Look for all the closet queens to come out now and form the FAGS (Federal Agent Gay Society), I betcha a lot of those that were rumored to be will be the charter members. For those of ya that think no one’s laughing, think again, even the illegals are laughing, what a freakin joke this whole agency has become. HSI now has all the cause in the world to stay inside the warm (or cool), safe office and do the only work that is expected of them: car reports, computer training, ethics training, mandatory training, lunch, work out, don’t drop the soap in the shower, sensitivity training about all of the protected classes, and case reviews (*I hear they are phasing this one out.) It is complete my brothas, complete!

MF Jones on June 1, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Another prime example of waste, fraud & mismanagement in the federal bureacracy that you won’t find anywhere else except on DS. The arrogance of the Executive Branch knows no bounds. It’s up to the tax payers to put a stop to this but voting responsibly. We live in a time where everyone knows who the Kardashians are but few can name their Representative in Congress. The far left liberal agenda is infiltrating and changing every aspect of our lives. Wake up America! Look at Rome today.. Thiat was once an Empire! Corruption and lack of morals is the cancer that destroys civilization.

Bonzer Wolf on June 2, 2012 at 6:55 am

Debbie I worked at a facility in the 90’s that had a gay mafia. I thought it was amusing and I was a short timer anyway. Also they seemed to do their jobs reaonably well even if the hirings were tainted. What happened was the head of the department was a nice, elderly lesbian. After a few years gays were the dominant employees. The same type of thing happens when a Gentile sorority lets in a pretty Jewish girl. Five years later it’s half Jewish and the Gentile girls feel oppressed.

A1 on June 2, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I hear the term “Gay Mafia” used often, not just here but on other sites, talk shows, or wherever.

Would Napolitano be “Vito Queerleone” or “Michael Queerleone”? She’d surely approve the title “Don”.

Sounds like Ragsdale would be “Consuckliere”.

CornCoLeo on June 2, 2012 at 1:51 pm

The civil rights of people in America are important! It seems that the current President is going to send Lesbians and homosexual men to infiltrate the Muslim Religion? The violation of women & men who have a Predilection for same sex relationships will be Americas’ front line of Intelligence, and maybe armed agents, with the same Predilection will occupy(instead of Wall Street) Muslim communities right here in America! We have the current President taking credit for the Osama Bin Laden Killing(assassination?) Maybe Elite covert American Gay forces will be sent to the Middle East to Clear up this mess made by Republican Officials? Maybe the Muslim Religion will be getting more than Civil Rights Activists to contend with, if the current President is re-elected? It seems the current President was in earnest about changing the Constitution, It may be neccessary to look carefully at people right here in America who are a violent threat to the Homosexual Agenda! Is it possible the current President views current laws we have for Civil Rights as not encompassing the full needs of all Sexual Preferences; we will give you new rules for your own good? New rules we will make you follow,for your own good? wallyworkswell.

williamwalter on June 2, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Debbie,

This type of cronyism that centered around gays and their mutual friendships has long predated Napilitano I am sad to say. But, she has certainly exacerbated it. Yet ICE, like INS before, has an administrative prosecution arm in OPLA, and it for a large part is an operational rather than support entity. People like Morton, Gibson, Ragsdale and company all came from this background, so I don’t think their experience as criminal prosecutors and immigration attorneys makes them unqualified for senior agency leadership. ICE has a very broad portfolio and HSI is a major, but not the only, part of it.

The mafia that you refer to is a legacy of the old INS Chief Counsel organization. There were many gay and lesbian attorneys in in the old District Offices in NYC, DC, LA, Miami and other big cities. Naturally, working as long as I have in this agency I have become friends with some of them. Their sexuality doesn’t impact their competence, but I have been troubled by the favoritism they have shown each other. It’s one thing to have a group of friends with like interests and outlooks that you hang out with after work, it’s another to stock an office with your cronies, be they of any sort.

There certainly has been cronyism at work here, based on these old relationships that were founded on common sexuality. But let’s not pretend it is any better than the other cronyism that saw Marcy Forman stock the SAC offices and HQ with her sycophants and ass-kissers. Her favoritism extended to gay, straight, black, white, male, female, in-between…whatever. The primary requirement was absolute loyalty and obedience. The negative legacy of these more recent political appointees won’t last very long, while we’ll be dealing with the after-effects of the Marcy Forman reign of terror for years to come, because career employees don’t go away.

While it is this clutch of employees that has probably driven the DHS pride event, they are still relatively small. Ragsdale has been with ICE a while, and I think is a career employee that was here with the last administration, so he was not a crony hire influenced by Napalitano. It is just another example of how senior positions such as SACs, ADs, DADs, FODs are appointed based on their relationships rather than merit.

please on June 2, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Obama is doing what the Nazis did in Germany. They and now the US, is putting substantial numbers of homosexuals/gays into dominant (no pun intended) positions in Immigration, the military and other areas of security importance. Ultimately this does not bode well. Read “The Pink Swastika” 4th edition, free on line.

Barry on June 2, 2012 at 7:32 pm

This is just horrible and unbelievable! The world is indded going downthe proverbial toilet! Thank you, Debbie, for keeping your finger on the pulse of the social issues as well!!

Dave on June 3, 2012 at 1:24 am

Okay, after reading a few days worth of comments, I see there is no intelligent life reading nor writing here, including the owner. Practically everyone can point to a time when they have felt discriminated against unfairly, including me. And it most certainly did not start with the gays. There’s plenty of hate to go around already, don’t add to it.

Matt Cotton on June 3, 2012 at 10:03 am

LMFAO!!!!!!

Saw this coming down the pike along with the nepotism, cronyism, “drink the kool aid” mentality which has plagued both the old INS and customs, now ICE. Glad to be through with that collection of misfits and malfeasance; where’s the almighty OIG on this? Oh yeah….punking the little guys over chicken-shit, baseless crap.

IceNoMore on June 3, 2012 at 11:06 am

Can’t say the story is unbelievable, because it’s was/is seen in the military in bits and pieces. What I see, is a self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts; “Even though I [the homosexual] have been outcasted/put-upon by society in general-and probably within my own family-I AM somebody damnit…just look at the power and control I wield. I DID make it Daddy-or domineering mother-I made it.” Thus, a “personal vindication” of spite, guilt, and loathing. …and to the “hate-labler,” two things: someone wrote once on loving the actor, but hating the act, and hypocritical judgement. Were they a “hater” as well?? I AM a bigot for logic and truth period. YOU go worry about feminine emotions.

Sick_Boy on June 4, 2012 at 8:07 am

First it was the “Kotex Mafia” in Chicago that reigned terror and whose focus was to emasculate, and they did a pretty good job on the ball-less effeminates; now it’s the “gay mafia”, what next for the average, White Anglo Saxon, African-American, Hispanic male (or female) heterosexual agent, that are trying to do their jobs, to worry about? The Kotex Mafia was eventually disbanded, but there are rumors about the closet queens that currently try to make work-life miserable for some agents, maybe it’s a psycho-sexual frustration that motivates them to vent their anger upon heterosexual agents. Either way, why is it that the average Joe is always the target of emasculation vendettas?

QTD on June 4, 2012 at 1:56 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collaboration_with_the_Axis_Powers_during_World_War_II#Poland

Unlike in most European countries occupied by Nazi Germany — where the Germans sought and found true collaborators among the locals — in occupied Poland there was no official collaboration either at the political or at the economic level.[43][44] Poland also never officially surrendered to the Germans.[45] Under German occupation, the Polish army continued to fight underground, as Armia Krajowa and forest partisans – Le?ni. The Polish resistance movement in World War II in German-occupied Poland was the largest resistance movement in all of occupied Europe.[46] As a result, Polish citizens were unlikely to be given positions of any significant authority.[43][44] The vast majority of the pre-war citizenry collaborating with the Nazis was the German minority in Poland which was offered one of several possible grades of the German citizenship.[47] In 1939, before the German invasion of Poland, 800,000 people declared themselves as members of the German minority in Poland mostly in Pomerania and Western Silesia. During the war there were about 3 million former Polish citizens of German origin who signed the official list of Volksdeutsche.[44] People who became Volksdeutsche were treated by Poles with special contempt, and the fact of them having signed the Volksliste constituted high treason according to the Polish underground law.

There is a general consensus among historians that there was very little collaboration with the Nazis among the Polish nation as a whole, compared to other German-occupied countries.[43][44][48] Depending on a definition of collaboration (and of a Polish citizen, based on ethnicity and minority status), scholars estimate number of “Polish collaborators” at around several thousand in a population of about 35 million (that number is supported by the Israeli War Crimes Commission).[49] The estimate is based primarily on the number of death sentences for treason by the Special Courts of the Polish Underground State. Some estimates are higher, counting in all members of the German minority in Poland and any former Polish citizens declaring their German ethnicity (Volksdeutsche), as well as conscripted members of the Blue Police, low-ranking Polish bureaucrats employed in German occupational administration, and even workers in forced labor camps (ex. Zivilarbeiter and Baudienst). Most of the Blue Police were forcibly drafted into service; nevertheless, a significant number acted as spies for Polish resistance movement Armia Krajowa.[48] John Connelly quoted a Polish historian (Leszek Gondek) calling the phenomenon of Polish collaboration “marginal” and wrote that “only relatively small percentage of Polish population engaged in activities that may be described as collaboration when seen against the backdrop of European and world history”.[48]

The anti-Jewish actions of szmalcownicy were very harmful to the Polish Jews as well as the gentile Poles aiding them. Anti-Jewish collaboration of Poles was particularly widespread and effective in the rural areas.[citation needed] It is estimated that some 200 thousand hiding Jews died in 1942-1945 in direct result of this collaboration.[citation needed] The collaboration by some Polish Jews, who belonged to ?agiew, was also harmful to both Jewish and ethnic Polish Underground.

The Polish Secret State considered szmalcownictwo an act of collaboration with the German occupiers. The Armia Krajowa (Home Army) punished it with the death sentence as a criminal act of treason.[3] Blackmailers had been sentenced to death by the Special Courts of the Polish Underground for crimes against Polish citizens. The Polski Komitet Wyzwolenia Narodowego (Polish Committee of National Liberation) by its decree of August 31, 1944 also condemned this act as collaboration with Nazi Germany. This decree is still a valid law in Poland, and any person who committed an act of szmalcownictwo during the war faces life imprisonment. After the war, there were very few trials as most witnesses had already died or left the country.

Zibi on June 6, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Ms. Schlussel’s your historical knowledge is embarrassing, because a lot of Poles saved the lives of many Jews. Comparing the Poles to the Nazis offend millions of Poles, whose ancestors defended the Polish borders and London from the Germans. Even the Polish nationalists who declared hatred of Jews died in Auschwitz-Birkenau for the help and hide just these Jews. For example, Mieczys?aw Wesolowski and Wac?aw Ciesielski. Irena Sendler saved 2,500 Jewish children from extermination. I feel offended by your statement, because my ancestor Major Zygmunt Roszkowski dedicated his life to defending the Polish border against the Nazis in 1939 and in 1920 fought against the Bolsheviks (I recall that during the Polish-Bolshevik war we Poles uchronili?my Europe from communism) , and you compare it to the German war criminals.

Damian on June 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Ms. Schlussel’s personal view twisting facts does not help the cause of reconciliation.One must point out that tru out history jewish people tried to live in almost any country of civilized world with horrible conseqences to themselfs.Maybe it is time Ms. Schlussel to look into your own country Israel and its politics of apartheid toward palestinians,why is it that jewish people are so hated.Building the wall around Israel does not made you good neighbour,spreading hate propaganda wont make you good friend.

Adam on June 8, 2012 at 8:37 pm

ICE is a waste. The people in charge, such as Ragsdale and his cronies are a joke. I thought the last administration had bad employees and management, this group is worst. Poor Obama was trying to be politically correct, yet, he has made some of the worst hiring decisions in keeping Morton, who acts like he is deathly afraid of employees, even on the elevators and Ragsdale chief folks in ICE.
I am a life-long democrat, but will not vote for Obama because I want Morton, Ragsdale, and all those folks who are in charge, CFO, anyone in Management and administration, who are SES’s removed and sent on their way home.

Sorry I work for ICE on June 9, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Or as one reader put it:

LGBT= Lettuce, grease, bacon and tomato.

surfercajaun on August 10, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Wow Debbie, what an extraordinarily small-minded, bigoted article. I don’t find gays threatening, why do you?

r.j. paré on August 16, 2012 at 8:44 am

This happens at every federal agency. I work at another federal agency, and it’s LGBT month here – sponsored events which I have to allow my employees to attend during work hours, huge posters everywhere, postings on the work Intranet, etc. Ridiculous and a waste of time and resources. I have no desire to abrogate the rights of gay people, but don’t see why government time and money has to be spent on promoting this lifestyle at work.

Faye on June 7, 2013 at 6:53 am

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