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  •  Eiron, as I pointed out, there were important (1+ / 0-)
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    pieces of evidence available about Stalin's barbarism IN THE NINETEEN THIRTIES. Yes, Robeson should have known (at least in general) about these things. And as for the point about the Vorkuta survivor...you utterly and completely don't get it, so why should I even try?

    If the Democrats won't fight for me, why should I fight for them?

    by Yosef 52 on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 04:32:36 PM PST

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    •  There was evidence (2+ / 0-)
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      of fascist Germany persecution of german Jewry in the '30s , as well.  What did elected, empowered, informed national leader do?

      Robeson, was a big opponent of Fascist Germany and a supporter of the cause of Jewish persecution in Europe.  He donated proceeds from his concerts to European jewry.  

      He was right about that, and wrong about Stalin.  Call it a draw.  But folks weren't rushing to support civil rights for African Americans, while Soviet Russia proclaimed civil equality, and the US practiced Jim Crow.

      Those who hear not the music-think the dancers mad

      by Eiron on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 05:04:55 PM PST

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