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To: SMARTY

Actually, I thought the USSR and communism was supposed to have cured the Russian psyche of this sort of attitude-—guess it was rooted pretty deeply. It was the same under the Czars, under the Politburo and now; must be genetic.

co-incidentally; I see the same sort of class-ism in the present day Liberals here.


4 posted on 06/15/2011 8:15:45 AM PDT by Segovia (Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.)
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To: Segovia
Czarist tyranny was a little different in that Orthodoxy was still intact in Russia-while the Romanovs were on the throne. Common Christian decency held even in the most poor and backward areas.

The Czars had a duty toward and a paternal interest and concern for the serfs, albeit NOT enough to actually FREE them, but to regard them with compassion. Only the most mentally deranged and brutal psychopaths actually victimized the serfs.

Communist atheists were another and different system of tyranny for the Russian. The class system the aristocracy and church were abandoned. In their place, was the mass of undifferentiated being ...now ALL equal and the same! This mentality took the place of Czarist/Christian rule. No humanism was tolerated...the STATE was everything.

8 posted on 06/15/2011 8:31:32 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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