, I see that Peter Brimelow recently posted
a discussion of the phrase â€?Russian Germansâ€? which arose, I must admit, from ignorance on my part when discussing
the immigration/cultural catastrophe
at the beef-packing Plants in Greeley Colorado. â€?Russian-Germansâ€? are, it appears, literally Germans immigrants to Russia generations ago, subsequently expelled.
But the key issue in Peterâ€™s blog needs amplification. He notes Nina Markovonaâ€™s memoir
One point that emerges quickly is the sheer scale and nightmare intensity of Stalinâ€™s purges. One of Markovnaâ€™s childhood memories is of â€¦watching her mother and her aunt agreeing instantly to part forever after her uncleâ€™s deportation and death, fearing that further contact would attract informers and doom their children. Her uncleâ€™s crime: dressing a Christmas tree.
Why did Stalinâ€™s men really care about a Christmas Tree? Alas, Kevin MacDonald
appears to have the answer.