Voices From Russia, Too

Friday, 19 August 2011

19 August 2011. Vladimir Usov, Ilya Krichevsky, and Dmitri Komar… The Three Young Men at the Barricades… Вечная память! Memory Eternal!

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The coup in 1991 still elicits bitter and mixed reactions… as for me, I believe that the USSR “had” to try capitalism. That is, people had nothing to compare socialism to. It was taking one step back in the present to go two steps forward in future, as Vladimir Ilyich said. Today, people in Russia say, “They lied to us about communism, but they told us the truth about capitalism”. That’s why a new Social Democratic USSR is going to rise again… Russians now know about the corrosive lies of unbridled Neoliberal laissez-faire capitalism first-hand. Somehow, I don’t think that Michele Bachmann was thinking of that when she spoke of the “rise of the Soviet Union”… boy oh boy, is the new USSR gonna put a true fright into the rightwingers… and to think that I’ll probably live to see it… hoo boy! Pray for the souls of Vladimir Usov, Ilya Krichevsky, and Dmitri Komar… without their sacrifice, without the present interregnum, there wouldn’t be a rebirth of a new and more vigorous USSR. Without this, the USSR would have degenerated much as the USA has… reflect on that. Pray for their souls… toast their memories… their spilt blood was not shed in vain…

BMD 

Saturday, 13 August 2011

13 August 2011. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words… The Famine in Somalia: “Billions For Bombs… Peanuts for Bread”… That’s What the Rightwing Wants…

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THIS is the face of the famine in Somalia… it’s worse than it should be because Western countries are wasting money on jingoistic wars in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yemen. These wars have NOTHING to do with self-defence… the oligarchs are attempting to create an American World Hegemony that can never be (it’s beyond the reach of any one country, INCLUDING the USA). The “conservative” Neoliberals have BILLIONS for bombs… they’re miserly with aid for the starving. Remember these images whenever you hear Rush, Sarah, Rick, Michelle, Tim, Paul, or Dropout Scott. THIS is what they wink at! Note well that they have billions for bombs whilst they scream that government spending must be cut… hypocritical bastards. Also note that they’re buying said bombs on tick because they don’t want to tax the Five Percenters… YOU have to pay for their feckless consumption, dontcha know!

Ike was right… he warned us about the Military-Industrial Complex fifty years ago. It’s NEVER too late to make a good start…

BMD

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