[Homestead] It's almost over
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Sat Dec 6 02:33:45 EST 2008
> Did these atrocities occur when so many of the others did--when
> Social Darwinism was all the rage here and abroad--late nineteenth
> into early twentieth centuries? What a messed up time. We really
> thought we could fix everything--everything--into varying ideas of
> utopia. Perfection via science and education. What a bunch of
> messed up idiots.
I think you have the timeline right. I don't know when it began, but
the 'conversion' stuff was apparently still in high gear in the late
1800's. My grandfather came here to escape the Russians though.
Finland was part of Russia at the turn of the century and Czar Nicholas
was trying to stamp out communism. He survived the big purge in 1905 and
obviously the one in 1908 before he left Finland in 1909. I wonder how
the czar felt about the Saami...maybe he survived the purges because he
was Saami? These are the things I would like to know.
“Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to
hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Yoda
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