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Mean streets of Minot: The road to hell is paved with creosote blocks

July 7, 2013

It may be difficult to imagine today, but almost exactly one century ago, Minot briefly became a nexus of violent political struggle....

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Jul-10-13 2:55 PM

A worrying suggestion if the term weren't so uselessly overused, or if I thought you could tell a Marxist from Adam. You'd probably call the sky communist if it were raining out.

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Jul-09-13 8:22 PM

In 1913, neither were in Russia; Marx had never been there and anyway by then was long since dead, while Lenin was exiled in Western Europe. Like much else of the things you say/write, it's all just sort of an angry, irrational feeling rather than any sort of fact. Even with a world of information at your fingertips, it's painfully obvious you've no idea what you're on about.

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Jul-09-13 3:10 PM

"The seeds of communism were planted here in Minot in 1913..."

Not really up on your critical reading skills, H4C? From what I've read (and I imagine it's the same story), if those seeds were planted they were uprooted from Minot in 1913, with a lattice put up (going along with your metaphor) to foster the growth of jug-headed right wingism such as that which you seem to so slovenly subscribe to.

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Jul-08-13 5:03 PM

Not much has changed in 100 years, except nowadays all are too lazy to protest for their rights and would rather sit back and take it.

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Jul-08-13 2:01 PM

Ah, yes, they used the magic word!

You'll note that in today's second segment of this serial, the comment section has been disabled. I suspect it will remain so for the duration.

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