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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-10 10:44 AM
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112. As would their kids.
And grandkids.

If the Soviets were merciful, the small kids would have been allowed to be homeless and fend for themselves. But they would have been prohibited from college--even high school--as well as any good jobs.

It was a shock to many kids taken in by poor relatives when they were 1 and 2 to find out they were class enemies when they were 16 and 18 or 22, and dealt with accordingly. Many a poor relative was shocked to find out that they were also class enemies and dealt with accordingly.

Even if the kids managed to survive in penury, often *their* kids were treated as class enemies.

Spitefulness and a thirst for bloody revenge, that. Amazing what "class consciousness" does. Of course, most of whose who were proper proletarians, the first chance they got, were no better. Much of their "class consciousness" was simple greed and envy, not a quest for economic justice. Just revenge masquerading as justice.

The Soviet experiment's blood lust for its first 30 years or so makes Hitler look like small fry--and that counts the years of the NEP, when Lenin realized that the "parasites" that "didn't create jobs" were necessary to create wealth and jobs because his apparatus couldn't. For that, it took a Stalin.
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