Thursday, September 23, 2010

What was the last Religion we hated?

What was the last religion that we hated and putting us in fear of the fellow country person? Actually it wasn’t a religion, it was a non Christian movement.
But not to be confused with Atheist. It was Communist. The late 40’s, early to mid 60’s. The Russians mainly and Chinese somewhat. But fear crept into our souls when we heard a Russian accent. The witch hunts of the McCarthyism of the 50’s, Russian villains of the movies we watched.

The Communism movement brought the what was thought to be, in the beginning, the Workers Organization. So Americans were considering it an option. Not so much as a anti Christ movement, but as an anti government movement. A government of the People. Started quietly in the 20’s in back rooms. Whispered about during the depression times. Gathering in the 30’s. Postpone by the war, yet still underlining in back rooms to raise up again in the late 40’s and bellowing in the 50’s of small groups. Kind of sounds more like the tea party of non-Christians.

So every Russian was of suspicion. The Russian Mafia didn’t help. And yet we survived it all. And we aren’t speaking Russian as those who feared thought we would.

It all goes back further, with each generation. We have had so many… from the witches of New England’s in the 1800 to Nazi’s and Germans who lived here… We seem to like throwing out the baby with the bath water.

I wonder… what religion and fear of people of their country, will be feared next?

1 comment:

Margie's Musings said...

If the Mormon candidate runs for president in 2012, the Mormon religion will get a resurgence of hatred. Our government tried very hard to wipe them out in the late 1800's but as usual, persecuted religions flourish.