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Sunday, 22 October 2017

22 October 2017. A Point to Ponder From Bertolt Brecht

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Sunday, 30 October 2016

“Life Was Better Under Communism”: Majority of Russians, Romanians, and Eastern Germans

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Firstly, let’s say that the proper phrase is “under Socialism”. During the 20th century, the USSR and the Eastern European socialist countries were in the process of socialist construction. According to Marxist-Leninist theory, “Socialism” is the first stage (phase) of Communism. Having said the above, let’s go to the core issue. The people who lived under both Socialism and Capitalism gave their answer to bourgeois unhistorical slanders. Various polls in former Socialist countries prove that the majority of people, in Russia and Eastern Europe, think that life was better before the counter-revolutions and Capitalism’s restoration. Socialism had solved their major problems… free education, free healthcare for all, social security, jobs, free vacation and holidays for everyone, etc. Restoring Capitalism brought in unprecedented barbarity in almost every sector of public life… social inequality, unemployment, privatisation of major public sectors from healthcare to education, etc.

RUSSIA

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In March 2016, a survey conducted by the all-Russia Public Opinion Center (VTsIOM) showed that more than half of Russians (64 percent) would vote to maintain the USSR if a referendum were held today. This figure increases from 47 percent amongst those 18-24 to 76 percent amongst respondents aged 60 and up. The poll results showed that only 20 percent of Russian citizens would vote against restoring the USSR. During the same period (March 2016), a similar survey by the Levada Centre showed:

  • More than half (51 percent) of Russians said that the collapse of the USSR was avoidable
  • More than half (56 percent) of Russians regret the collapse of the USSR (in fact, the victory of counter-revolution)
  • The majority of the participants in the survey (58 percent) said that they’d welcome the revival of the USSR and the socialist system

Polls conducted in previous years produced similar results. A survey by the Public Opinion Foundation (FOM) back in 2013 showed that 60 percent of Russians thought that life in the USSR had more positive than negative aspects. Furthermore, in the same poll, 43 percent of respondents would welcome the re-adoption of communist ideology, while 38 percent wouldn’t welcome such a situation. In reading the above, we must take into account the powerful anti-communist propaganda of the last two decades, the slanders and lies against the socialist system broadcast by the bourgeois media and political parties.

GERMANY

In June 2009, a survey conducted in Germany showed that 57 percent of eastern Germans defend the German Democratic Republic (DDR). Of those polled, 49 percent said, “The GDR had more good sides than bad sides. There were some problems, but life was good there”. Spiegel Online reported the poll, but it tried to vilify the DDR with anti-communist lies… claiming that it was proof that, according to historian Stefan Wolle, “a new form of Ostalgie has taken shape”.

ROMANIA

In a July 2010 IRES (Romanian Institute for Evaluation and Strategy) poll, 41 percent of respondents would’ve voted for Ceaușescu, had he run for President. 63 percent of survey participants said that their life was better under communism; only 23 percent claimed that their life was worse then. 68 percent declared that communism was a good idea, just one that was poorly applied. A 2014 survey by INSCOP Research revealed that 44.4 percent of respondents believed that living conditions were better under communism.

HUNGARY

According to a April 2010 report by the Pew Research Center, 72 percent of Hungarians say that most people in their country are actually worse off today economically than they were under communism. Only 8 percent say most people in Hungary are better off, and 16 percent say things are about the same.

 14 August 2016

Houston Communist Party

http://houstoncommunistparty.com/life-was-better-under-communism-says-the-majority-of-russians-romanians-and-eastern-germans/

Editor:

Let’s keep it simple… Western media, academe, and corporate entities have an agenda. They only report on the minority of people who did better under a Liberal Free Market tyranny. The welfare of the mass of the working people doesn’t enter into their calculations. Just look at mendacious mercenary filth like Bill O’Reilly, Sarah Palin, and Rod Dreher… you’ll know what I’m talking about. All those who call themselves “conservative” in the Anglosphere are godless worshippers of the so-called Free Market… most have profited personally from it (those who haven’t, yet support the Beast, are goddamn fools). The worst are those who call themselves “Christian”, for they embrace an amoral ideology that contradicts everything ever taught by Our Lord Christ. G A Zyuganov said:

Christ was the first Communist.

He was right… Christ would’ve had nothing to do with William F Buckley’s yachts, Franklin Graham’s grandiose headquarters, Joel Osteen’s private jet, or Chelsea Clinton’s fab NYC digs. After all, WHO killed Our Lord Christ? It was the respectable, well-off, religious, and clergy of his day. Now, that’s a meaty reflection! How many of these loudmouth “Christians” would recrucify Christ?

THINK ON THAT…

Socialism IS good!

BMD

Monday, 27 June 2016

27 June 2016. “Western Values” on Parade

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Do reflect on the fact that Germany pays pensions to these murderers (if still alive) and refused them to NVA vets (most NVA officers were of working-class background, whereas the Federal Republic prefered officers from the bourgeois and artisto classes). NATO swallowed the Nazi narrative wholeheartedly and enthusiastically (except for lacking the Antisemitism, NATO’s ethos was that of the Third Reich). Tells you a lot about “Western values”, doesn’t it? Oh, one last thing… the “Ukrainian” nationalists willingly acted as the Germans’ hangsmen. I thought that you’d like to know that…

BMD

Saturday, 6 September 2014

6 September 2014. Here’s the Pipe Dream of the Uniate Fascist Junta in Kiev… as Enthusiastically Supported by the Shylock Kolomoisky

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To speak bluntly, this “wall” wouldn’t stop a serious Russian invasion… that would require something more in the nature of a Maginot Line… which the Germans proved was an out-of-date idea way back in 1940! This smells like the old “inner German border”. The DDR found it hard to keep that up, even though it was the richest per capita state in the Warsaw Pact. This “wall” couldn’t stop Russian infiltrators, as helicopters flying Nape of the Earth could bypass radar defences (due to ground clutter). There would be only one purpose for this new Berlin Wall… to keep the people from fleeing the crapitalist paradise and going to Russia. However, have no fear… firstly, the Ukrainian “state” is so mismanaged that it’ll never be built. Secondly, the DNR and LNR control all the major crossing points with the Russian Federation. Thirdly, Kolomoisky would steal the lion’s share of the budget, whilst the Rabbit, the Klichkos, Turdchinov, and Darlin’ Yuliya would glom up the rest. After all, there’s a cruiser still on the stocks in Nikolayev from the Sov days, and the clueless Uniates can’t complete it… Russia offered to help complete it in 2010, but that’s moot now, isn’t it? Lastly, the Ukraine (without the LNR and DNR) lacks the means to build this. Full stop.

Vladimir Vladimirovich won’t have to say, “Tear down this wall”… it won’t be built! Socialists can mobilise the economy to get things done, but laissez-faire Free Market crapitalists can’t… they’re too interested in personal gain. Never forget this… the miracles of war production in the USA in World War II were due to the socialistic New Deal and a socialist mobilisation of economic resources. The Republicans have done their best since 1946 to make a repeat performance impossible. Did I mention that the fascist junta is the darling of the GOP? Fancy that…

BMD

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