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About Gramsci

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    Hedge Knight
  • Birthday 05/28/1989

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    Raleigh, NC
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    The ivory tower
  1. Gramsci

    Who Are We Anyway: Tracing Our History

    You aren't alone. I taught American History in rural North Carolina and got so tired of the whole "I am 1/32nd Blackfoot!" "I'm 1/128th Lumbee." Extra annoyance when used in any sort of discussion where they were trying to identify themselves as some sort of ethnic minority. Anyway, I find genealogy fascinating and would love to stumble onto a famous ancestor or some glorious accomplishment by my family. Unfortunately, being the offspring of two native born Germans, who themselves were offspring of members of the NSDAP/BDM/HJ, the stain is too close for me to feel comfortable really exploring my family's past. I know that my grandmother's brother was in the Hitlerjugend, and worse I know some of her older relatives were in the Sturmabteilung. My wife's brief foray into the genealogy craze ended abruptly upon finding out that her family didn't simply own slaves, but was apparently quite active at the Old Slave Mart in Charleston, SC. We both agreed that ignorance might well be bliss.
  2. I have the impression that if I didn't complicate my life so needlessly, I would die of boredom.

  3. More Greatjon = Higher Ratings! Somewhat trivial scene, but when Greatjon and Robb get into blows about who will lead the van is one of my favorite scenes in the entire series.