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Question: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uprising_of_1953_in_East_Germany
GDR/USSR   -3 (7.5%)
protesters, strikers, etc.   -37 (92.5%)
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« on: May 11, 2012, 03:08:44 pm »
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a difficult theoretical question for me to answer.
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2012, 03:14:01 pm »
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Protesters.
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2012, 03:40:56 pm »
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Protesters.
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2012, 03:49:29 pm »
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a difficult theoretical question for me to answer.
How so?  If you are a Stalinist, it would clearly be the former.  If not, it would clearly be the latter.
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2012, 03:52:07 pm »
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a difficult theoretical question for me to answer.

You scare me.
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2012, 04:03:24 pm »
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Can't You see that this very posture of yours was what transformed something that should emancipate workers into something that oppressed them even more?
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2012, 04:22:19 pm »
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Can't You see that this very posture of yours was what transformed something that should emancipate workers into something that oppressed them even more?

more than what?



a difficult theoretical question for me to answer.
How so?  If you are a Stalinist, it would clearly be the former.  If not, it would clearly be the latter.

not so simple - a NATO-bound East Germany would have been both a symbolic and strategic disaster.
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2012, 11:34:15 pm »
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le sigh
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I believe the simple truth is that they became somewhat alarmed when they realized that I really meant to write what I believed. There is a peculiar parallel between some of our great Northern "liberals" and some of our outstanding Southern liberals.

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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2012, 05:15:41 am »
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Protesters (normal).
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2012, 05:21:44 am »
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"Supporting the protesters" would require the protests to have had definable recognized aims, which was not the case.
Joining the protests. That's something else. That's something I presumably would have done.
 
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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2012, 01:17:11 pm »
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What a trollish question. The second one.
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