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Old 11.04.2011, 10:58
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Re: Do you know anyone who thinks he's an Eidgenosse?

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Unless one is an American Indian everyone in America has immigrant roots.
American Indians also have immigrant roots, in fact everyone who doesn't live an Africa (and many that do) have immigrant roots.

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Old 11.04.2011, 11:10
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My father in law is a real Eidgenosse. First he comes from Lucerne, which makes apparently the difference. He goes to Rütli each year at first of August. And is quite proud of being Swiss and a Innerschweizer, resp. a Eidgenosse.

It's almost something like being proud to be English, because Will & Kate are marrying. Everyone thinks monarchy is not good and costs way too much, but if something happens everyone is on the street.


plus he is swiss by birth, not by papierli/passport/immigrated and then applied for swiss citizenship.

my ex-co-worker really thought she is an eidgenosse. on her facebook page she joins all the svp-themed groups like: i speak swissgerman. foreigner-free snow pistes n stuff. she said "nice that we have won against spain, but id be happier when a real swiss and not n'kufo had scored. the whole team isnt swiss. inler, yakin...etc...its shi.t ."

and i was like

ah, and she is from einsiedeln...innerschwyz-> real switzerland
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in fact everyone who doesn't live an Africa (and many that do) have immigrant roots.

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Then what's the point of this thread? Why isn't it explained to the Swiss that they really all come from Africa. In fact why stop at Africa? Before that we were electrical charges or dust with the BIG Bang then we were all fishes and then we were all monkeys etc. Of course there are some here who can trace their lineage all the way back to Adam and Eve. To them I apologize.
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Re: Do you know anyone who thinks he's an Eidgenosse?

It is not just the Swiss who need to get to grips with those facts. There are 'supremacists' all over the place- including the US and UK.

The thread is about the shock' of discovering that for some Swiss, this olde Eidgenosse concept still nurtures supremacists ideas of grandeur nowadays.
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Old 11.04.2011, 13:16
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OMD. That's the place of my wedding reception (first marriage). No kidding. Please don't bring that up again, ok?
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Wait a minute -- you were the limping waiter with the festering boil on his thumb, right?
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Re: Do you know anyone who thinks he's an Eidgenosse?

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Unless one is an American Indian everyone in America has immigrant roots. Some were "forced" immigrants. Those who came on the Mayflower and after could be considered "illegals".

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And where did the Indians come from? Everyone's ancestors were immigrants at some point. Starting from Africa, humans migrated throughout the world. Don't really understand what your point is.
I understand - the first human culture to live in a country. The same with Australia - the real Aussies are Aboriginals. Everyone else is a migrant from 1788 when Australia was "discovered".
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Re: Do you know anyone who thinks he's an Eidgenosse?

Some countries have royalty, Switzerland has the Eidgenossen.

You may call me Meine Hoheit Olygirl. I will bless you with the waters of the Vierwaldstättersee and the oath, Einer für alle, alle für einen.

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I thought Dartagnan was French?
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Re: Do you know anyone who thinks he's an Eidgenosse?

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Unless one is an American Indian everyone in America has immigrant roots. Some were "forced" immigrants. Those who came on the Mayflower and after could be considered "illegals".



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And where did the Indians come from? Everyone's ancestors were immigrants at some point. Starting from Africa, humans migrated throughout the world. Don't really understand what your point is.

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I understand - the first human culture to live in a country. The same with Australia - the real Aussies are Aboriginals. Everyone else is a migrant from 1788 when Australia was "discovered".
Finally. Someone who understood the point without mentioning they can trace their ancestry back to the first Cromagnons or Neanderthals. Thank you Sidney2. Geez!! Wow!!!
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Re: Do you know anyone who thinks he's an Eidgenosse?

I believe many of us share a Celtic ancestry not quite so far back as Cromagnon

Perhaps that is why I am an open-minded Swiss- because I am 3rd rate. Dad of Huguenot descent, born in Neuchatel which was the last Canton to join the Confederation (we were Prussians until then , yes I know, a long story - everybody loved French then)- and married to a Brit. Pheeeeeeeeeeew I am glad I am not one of them Eidg.. thimmigig doodah.
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Re: Do you know anyone who thinks he's an Eidgenosse?

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Perhaps that is why I am an open-minded Swiss- because I am 3rd rate. Dad of Huguenot descent, born in Neuchatel which was the last Canton to join the Confederation (we were Prussians until then , yes I know, a long story - everybody loved French then)- and married to a Brit. Pheeeeeeeeeeew I am glad I am not one of them Eidg.. thimmigig doodah.
Officially, in German, you are an Eidgenossin
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