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Re: The Ice People (was: Trade Mark Signature - You Couldn't Make This Stuff Up')

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  • winters_diana
    I see, thanks! Diana ... Europe ... have ... many ... by ... emigrants, ... everyone, ...
    Message 1 of 36 , Nov 25, 2007
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      I see, thanks!
      Diana


      > Well, back in the old days, (1800s or so) being from Southern
      Europe
      > ws almost as bad as being black. You didn't want to be Spanish, or
      > Greek or Italian. Or from the Balkans. So Northern Europe got to
      have
      > rather a broad definition, as everyone scrambled to be sure they
      > weren't counted as being from the bad neighborhood.
      >
      > When it came to emigrants to the U.S., there were actually quotas
      > (remember quotas?) trying to make sure that we didn't get in too
      many
      > of those awful dark-skinned, over-emotional criminally prone
      > southerners. The U.S. liked, by and large, scandinavians, english,
      > germans and scots, but the irish and welsh were considered
      > questionable. And lets not talk about those awful jews from Eastern
      > Europe (my ancestors, actually), who in addition to being despised
      by
      > all the "white" folks, were looked down on by the earlier
      emigrants,
      > the jews from germany.
      >
      > The moral of the story? Beats me. Probably something about
      everyone,
      > no matter how despised, finding someone a little below them on the
      > ladder and literally, looking down on them.
      > DeborahK
      >
      > --- In anthroposophy_tomorrow@yahoogroups.com, "winters_diana"
      > <diana.winters@> wrote:
      > >
      > > > OK, here's a map of Northern Europe:
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
      http://www.straumann.com/com_index/com_contacts/global_addresses/north
      _
      > e
      > > urope.htm
      > >
      > >
      > > All right, fine, I'm northern European then, this is a simple
      > > north/south dichotomy.
      > > Diana
      > >
      >
    • winters_diana
      I see, thanks! Diana ... Europe ... have ... many ... by ... emigrants, ... everyone, ...
      Message 36 of 36 , Nov 25, 2007
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        I see, thanks!
        Diana


        > Well, back in the old days, (1800s or so) being from Southern
        Europe
        > ws almost as bad as being black. You didn't want to be Spanish, or
        > Greek or Italian. Or from the Balkans. So Northern Europe got to
        have
        > rather a broad definition, as everyone scrambled to be sure they
        > weren't counted as being from the bad neighborhood.
        >
        > When it came to emigrants to the U.S., there were actually quotas
        > (remember quotas?) trying to make sure that we didn't get in too
        many
        > of those awful dark-skinned, over-emotional criminally prone
        > southerners. The U.S. liked, by and large, scandinavians, english,
        > germans and scots, but the irish and welsh were considered
        > questionable. And lets not talk about those awful jews from Eastern
        > Europe (my ancestors, actually), who in addition to being despised
        by
        > all the "white" folks, were looked down on by the earlier
        emigrants,
        > the jews from germany.
        >
        > The moral of the story? Beats me. Probably something about
        everyone,
        > no matter how despised, finding someone a little below them on the
        > ladder and literally, looking down on them.
        > DeborahK
        >
        > --- In anthroposophy_tomorrow@yahoogroups.com, "winters_diana"
        > <diana.winters@> wrote:
        > >
        > > > OK, here's a map of Northern Europe:
        > > >
        > > >
        > >
        >
        http://www.straumann.com/com_index/com_contacts/global_addresses/north
        _
        > e
        > > urope.htm
        > >
        > >
        > > All right, fine, I'm northern European then, this is a simple
        > > north/south dichotomy.
        > > Diana
        > >
        >
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