Everyone wanted to avoid another war. The last world war was only 18 years in the past! They were also pulling through a worldwide depression. Most nations would struggle to amass a fit army. Placating Hitler sounds like lunacy to us now, but at the time? It seemed like wisdom.
|Germany, 1936-1939, as she pushes her borders for more room|
It's often shocking to Americans to discover how quietly committed our own state governments were to sterilizing wards of the state, if it seemed best to do so - prisoners, the mentally ill or deficient, or anyone deemed undesirable for reproduction. Eugenics was often discussed as a managing of the human breeding stock. Many states are now settling lawsuits regarding forced sterilizations, including my own North Carolina.
So, Lindbergh is a strange read, that's for sure!
If you're still reading ... well, we've been outdoors, turning garden beds, watching the peas grow. It's still a wee bit cold, but the greens are peeking out and the basil is up in the greenhouse. I'm working on my herb beds too. They are pretty awful-looking after winter.
And painting? If you want to see, here are some cards I've done lately:
If you care to view the cards I have for sale right now, click here. I hope your spring is springing, and snow is melting, and the birds are singing!