The Donner Party: reflections

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Abishai100

Clementon, NJ

#1 Nov 4, 2012
The Donner Party was a group of 87 American pioneers who in 1846 set off from Missouri in a wagon train headed west for California, only to find themselves trapped by snow in the Sierra Nevada. The subsequent casualties resulting from starvation, exposure, disease, and trauma were extremely high, and many of the survivors resorted to cannibalism (source: Wikipedia).

This tragic and morally troubling event in American history revealed the real difficulties involved with establishing a country in harsh conditions and under ambiguous social organization. The alarming occurrence of cannibalism as a practical resort to ensure survival suggested that human beings are willing to consider savage methods to invent novel ways to endure suffering.

The moral and social complexities involved with the awful memory of the Donner Party suggests that spiritual Hollywood (USA) movies such as "Hellraiser" (1987) and "Ravenous" (1999) are symbolic of populist frailty contemplation.

Are they printing movie posters on hemp/recycled paper yet?

God bless!
Sam

Columbia City, IN

#2 Feb 21, 2013
Yeaaah,this kinda didn't work out :/
Cisco Kid

Modesto, CA

#3 Feb 22, 2013
Abishai100 wrote:
The Donner Party was a group of 87 American pioneers who in 1846 set off from Missouri in a wagon train headed west for California, only to find themselves trapped by snow in the Sierra Nevada. The subsequent casualties resulting from starvation, exposure, disease, and trauma were extremely high, and many of the survivors resorted to cannibalism (source: Wikipedia).

This tragic and morally troubling event in American history revealed the real difficulties involved with establishing a country in harsh conditions and under ambiguous social organization. The alarming occurrence of cannibalism as a practical resort to ensure survival suggested that human beings are willing to consider savage methods to invent novel ways to endure suffering.
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They were very good, with mustard.
Punisher

Massapequa, NY

#4 Feb 23, 2013
Abishai100 wrote:
The Donner Party was a group of 87 American pioneers who in 1846 set off from Missouri in a wagon train headed west for California, only to find themselves trapped by snow in the Sierra Nevada. The subsequent casualties resulting from starvation, exposure, disease, and trauma were extremely high, and many of the survivors resorted to cannibalism (source: Wikipedia).
This tragic and morally troubling event in American history revealed the real difficulties involved with establishing a country in harsh conditions and under ambiguous social organization. The alarming occurrence of cannibalism as a practical resort to ensure survival suggested that human beings are willing to consider savage methods to invent novel ways to endure suffering.
The moral and social complexities involved with the awful memory of the Donner Party suggests that spiritual Hollywood (USA) movies such as "Hellraiser" (1987) and "Ravenous" (1999) are symbolic of populist frailty contemplation.
Are they printing movie posters on hemp/recycled paper yet?
God bless!
two sh/tty movies do not a social commentary make.

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