This is quite the Opinion Piece you you wrote:
Finland had it own socialist revolution in January 1918--- it was drenched in blood and defeated in a brutal, savage and vicious counter-revolution.
Here in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Oregon, Washington, Connecticut many of these "Red" Finns built the great industrial unions and they were supporters of the socialist Soviet Union.
Who is "grabbing" what today? What business was it of the United States to spend over five-billion dollars undermining and destabilizing the elected Ukrainian government?
Also, I notice you don't mention that Cargill recently acquired huge holdings in the Ukraine... this little thing about corporate profits wouldn't have anything to do with what is going on in the Ukraine, would it?
Having been involved in youth baseball, Little League, for over ten years as a coach and an umpire, I find it sickening that you used sports to hide your lies and distortions intended to inflame hatreds. Sports should be a way to promote peace and understanding between peoples.
Your entire op-ed piece could be boiled down to one sentence:
"I hate socialism; fascists are my friends."
No doubt you would have opposed the Soviets supporting the anti-fascists in Spain, too.
You might want to try studying a little more Finnish history before writing about it again.
A proud Red Finn,