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I like puns more than most people but some just don't work.  The Cossacks were the Ukranian equivalent of the Ku Klux Klan, leading pogroms against Jews and other minorities.  They get romanticized for their horsemanship (they were a cavalry), but they were the antithesis of what Daily Kos readers believe in.  A Cossack rebellion in 1648, the Khmelnytsky Uprising, killed about half of Ukraine's Jews.  In WWII, many Cossacks fought with the Nazis.  In post-Soviet Russia, modern "Cossacks" are nationalist militiamen.  Some belong to the army, and some just fight non-ethnic-Russians for the hell of it.

So it's just not a good term to use to refer to Daily Kos fans.  We need a better nickname.  Kossian?  Kosser?  Kosnik?  Just not Kossack.

So it's just not a good term to use to refer to Daily Kos fans.  We need a better nickname.  Kossian?  Kosser?  Kosnik?  Just not Kossack.

Originally posted to Frenzy. Illusion. Shadow. Fiction. on Thu Sep 03, 2009 at 08:33 PM PDT.


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