Well, I know some of her friends protested the executions of the Rosenbergs. I don't know if she was personally involved, though. She was fairly apolitical until she met my dad.
Tie her hands and smother her in her bed.
Other than this "other life" was she a mother who was there for her kids .... did she attend the school plays, bake the cookies for the bake sale, be their for her daughter's or son's first heartbreak ... for some a job identifies who they are while for others it's just a job seperate from their family ... I think as long as the mother allowed her children to become free thinkers all is ok
Ok that surely paints your own mom in another entirely different picture. Sounds like a cold hearted person, maybe that's how she found it easy to be a spy for the Soviet Union ... an unremorseful person who surely found emotions a sign of weakness. Sorry about that.
From 1927 to 74, Portugal had a fascist dictatorship.
Most of the opposition "worked in exile". One socialist went as far as to desert from the army and join a radio in Argelia where he divulged Portuguese troops movements to the enemy. Some years ago, he ran for presidency.
There was a strong communist party. I never approved of their ideology but I've always admired their courage. They didn't ran away, they stayed underground, printed newspapers, organized strikes and protests. Their leader was a brave man, not like that socialist deserter. Most communists around here honestly believed it was a way to bring progress, justice and equality.
Think she was a fool
I'd question what her motive was.
In that case, my reaction would be one of big disapproval. Marxism is one thing but Lenin and Stalin were cold blooded murderers.
My mother went to russia in the 60's. It was a trip organized by Quakers. She said it was amazing and the people there just wanted them to know that they were normal loving people.
...and I would be proud of her.
Well not really, most all Special Operations are built on finding connections in the hearts and minds of people. Its how you build that underground network.
So what brings on the question?
Shake my head. shrug my shoulders. And think what a waste of a life.
Well i think it would only have that effect if my mother was a avid supporter of the capitalist system and an anti communist activist outwardly for those years. But if she was just a normal day to day mother then it would not hit so much. Of course finding out your mother is a traitor can be demoralizing. But finding our she was so naive is what would cause me to shake my head and think she had wasted her life on a fairy tail called communism.
Sounds like she had problems with her mind that lead to her political activities. Maybe the desire to be important? She does sound a bit like a psychopath the way she treated you compared to the what she was teaching and promoting to others.
I think it would be cool. :)
If there was no greed involved n she did it because she thought it was right.....i would excuse her.
Yes u r right. Many situations in ones life are not that simple n easy to live with....