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dcsmart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 09:35 PM
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How I became a socialist (Helen Keller)


Politicians gathered at the U.S. Capitol October 8 to unveil a bronze statue of Helen Keller. But while they honored Keller's work organizing on behalf of people with disabilities, they ignored the radical politics that was at the heart of Keller's activism. Keller was a fierce opponent of war, a socialist and a member of the Industrial Workers of the World.
Here, we reprint an essay by Keller, first published in 1912 in one of the leading socialist newspapers of the time, the New York Call.
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http://socialistworker.org/2009/10/19/how-i-became-a-so...
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amyrose2712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 10:07 PM
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1. Quite interesting.
I had no idea. Bookmarking.
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PSzymeczek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 10:17 PM
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2. She and Thomas Edison
were close friends of Luther Burbank. IIRC from a visit to Luther Burbank's home, now a museum, all were Socialists.
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TuxedoKat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 11:20 PM
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3. Very interesting.
Not too surprising though. She was a very liberal Christian too, as a devotee of the Swedenborgian branch of Christianity,
which states, "All people who live good lives, no matter what their religion, have a place in heaven." She wrote
about her faith in her book, My Religion.

http://books.google.com/books?id=x7oPaKrr4x4C&dq=my+rel...
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 11:29 PM
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4. Title of book she might write:
Industrial Blindness and Social Deafness.
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