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    Re: Indians lacked a true chef

    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    This almost sound like a story by William May. A German, who never stepped foot in the Americas, who wrote westerns and became one of Europe's most popular authors. His books translated into more than 70 languages. A favorite of Hitler's. Stalin and Churchill were also a fans. He was no Zane Grey or Louis Lamour.

    Why do you call him William?

    His name was KARL MAY - not to be confused with KARL MARX.

    Karl Friedrich May (/maɪ/ MY; German: [maɪ]; 25 February 1842 – 30 March 1912) was a German writer best known for his adventure novels set in the American Old West. His main protagonists are Winnetou and Old Shatterhand. May set similar books in the Orient and Middle East (in which the main protagonists were Kara Ben Nemsi and Hadschi Halef Omar), Latin America and Germany. May also wrote poetry, a play, and composed music; he was a proficient player of several musical instruments. Many of his works were adapted for film, stage, audio dramas and comics. Later in his career, May turned to philosophical and spiritual genres. He is one of the best-selling German writers of all time, with about 200 million copies worldwide.
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    Re: Indians lacked a true chef

    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpel View Post
    Why do you call him William?
    Nee William Karl Friedrich May. Authored westerns as Karl, mysteries and intrigue as Fred, torrid South Seas romance novels as Willhameina Plink (one of which became a star vehicle for Clark Gable, Mary Astor, Jean Harlow, uncredited basis for a play by ‎Wilson Collison, Red Dust). When the westerns became a success, he stuck with Karl.

    A relatively recent German reprint collection of some of his novels carry his full name, and the intro explains how he initially earned the equivalent of $35 per novel, writing as many as six a month under a variety of pen names in addition to the few I mentioned. Making him a top earner in the world of dime novels.

    I didn't know Karl Marx wrote westerns?
    What kind of a man is a man who has not left this world a better place?

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    Re: Indians lacked a true chef

    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post

    I didn't know Karl Marx wrote westerns?
    Only a few people know about this ....

    There is also a joke about it that I may tell later.

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    Re: Indians lacked a true chef

    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpel View Post
    Only a few people know about this ....

    There is also a joke about it that I may tell later.
    People forget, authors were often paid by the amount of words they wrote, with novels appearing in broadsides and newspapers as serials. When readers were dissatisfied with an ending evidenced with letters to the editor, authors happily wrote a next chapter, another serial continuance, with a new ending. At times, many continuances and new endings. Thus Dickens, Dreiser and so many others. Just when you thought that damned overly verbose novel was finished, another chapter, or two or three....

    Dumas, pere, once said, "I can make a character live eternally." Almost all his many novels first appeared in French magazines, with illustrations. His son continued his father's legacy with many of the same characters. Between them, as fathers of the modern novel, countless works of fun and parody. Every one of their characters a skewing of the French Hoi Poloi. Among the exceptions, the masterpiece, The Count of Monte Cristo, when only the bad guys were mocking the French aristocracy, military leaders and priests. And unlike the movies, the final ending reveals the Count doesn't get back his original love, but marries the rescued beautiful daughter of a Pasha betrayed by a French mercenary who stole his riches and sold her into slavery. Tales of revenge couldn't have ended more happily for the French readers. It is her son who appears in later Count of Monte Cristo novels by Dumas, fils. Interracial heroes, like the authors, Dantes having been a true inhabitant of Marseille, descended from intermarriage with Moors.
    What kind of a man is a man who has not left this world a better place?

    No one is in control.

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    Re: Indians lacked a true chef

    Here is the joke.

    A asks B: What are you reading these days?

    B: "Das Kapital" - by Karl May

    A: But that is not by Karl May - it is by Karl Marx.

    B: Really? Come to think of it, I have already started wondering why there are so few Indians in it ....

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    Re: Indians lacked a true chef

    "They say that Bolshevism is liquidated and buried. Gentlemen grave diggers bury us too early. We are still alive, and the bourgeoisie will repeatedly shake up and tremble from the sounds of our voice "(c) Joseph Stalin, July 1917 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyYrsaWwZw4

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    Re: Indians lacked a true chef

    Quote Originally Posted by Ringo Stalin View Post
    So we should embrace communism because.....
    Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add within the limits of the law, because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.--Thomas Jefferson

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    Re: Indians lacked a true chef

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    So we should embrace communism because.....
    You don't embrace communism, you have to create it. And for this purpose it is necessary to liquidate private property on means of production. And for this purpose it is necessary to eliminate the bourgeoisie from power. Why? Because capitalism is leading the planet to destruction. By the way, why do capitalist science fiction films and books present the future in the form of the Apocalypse and other doom and gloom?
    "They say that Bolshevism is liquidated and buried. Gentlemen grave diggers bury us too early. We are still alive, and the bourgeoisie will repeatedly shake up and tremble from the sounds of our voice "(c) Joseph Stalin, July 1917 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyYrsaWwZw4

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    Re: Indians lacked a true chef

    Quote Originally Posted by Ringo Stalin View Post
    You don't embrace communism, you have to create it. And for this purpose it is necessary to liquidate private property on means of production. And for this purpose it is necessary to eliminate the bourgeoisie from power. Why? Because capitalism is leading the planet to destruction. By the way, why do capitalist science fiction films and books present the future in the form of the Apocalypse and other doom and gloom?
    Karl Marx was an idiot and a fanatic. How many times must you guys be shown that Marx's crap can never work given that Marx's theories are fantasy.

    In case you did not know why the crap doesnt work: Its because Marx created a social economic theory that required a one party system. A one party system will always end with an authoritarian rule no matter Marx's pipe dream. Add to that that Marx was being vengeful and not actually fixing anything or even attempting to make things better. The guy was a nut.
    "There is nothing I dread So much, as a Division of the Republick into two great Parties, each arranged under its Leader, and concerting Measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble Apprehension is to be dreaded as the greatest political Evil, under our Constitution." - John Adams

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    Re: Indians lacked a true chef

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    In case you did not know why the crap doesnt work: Its because Marx created a social economic theory that required a one party system.
    It is obvious that you are unfamiliar with Marxism. Marxism is not about how many parties will be in power. In Ancient Greece, there were many parties, but this did not prevent the state from being a state of slaveholders and slaves. First, read the basis of Marxism, the Manifesto of the Communist party
    Manifesto of the Communist Party
    "They say that Bolshevism is liquidated and buried. Gentlemen grave diggers bury us too early. We are still alive, and the bourgeoisie will repeatedly shake up and tremble from the sounds of our voice "(c) Joseph Stalin, July 1917 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyYrsaWwZw4

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