"communism and socialism suck" (Read 926 times)

macsak

"communism and socialism suck"
« on: April 01, 2019, 05:03:45 PM »

changemyoil66

Re: "communism and socialism suck"
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2019, 05:08:58 PM »
Why u think they dont give any cubans or venusualians "asylum" like mexicans. Theyve seen 1st hand communism/socialism and will vote red.

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Mdotweber

Re: "communism and socialism suck"
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2019, 07:06:01 PM »
Jerry Brown did the same thing to Vietnamese refugees in the 70's
https://www.breitbart.com/blog/2014/07/02/gov-jerry-brown-1975-don-t-dump-vietnamese-refugees-on-california/
In 1975, Jerry Brown complained, that the federal government wanted to “dump Vietnamese on” California.  “We can’t be looking 5,000 miles away and at the same time neglecting people who live here,”
"Dont forget, incoming fire has the right of way"-Clint Smith?

Flapp_Jackson

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Flapp_Jackson

Re: "communism and socialism suck"
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2019, 01:14:36 PM »
How Communism Took Over Eastern Europe After World War II

VLADIMIR DUBINSKY    OCT 22, 2012

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In a long-awaited history due to be published this week, journalist and author Anne Applebaum draws on firsthand
accounts and previously unpublished archival material to describe how the Kremlin established its hegemony over
Eastern Europe at the end of World War II. The book, titled Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-56,
explores the gutting of local institutions and the murders, terror campaigns, and tactical maneuvering that allowed
Moscow to establish a system of control that would last for decades to come. I spoke with, Applebaum, whose
previous book, a history of the Soviet Gulag, won the Pulitzer Prize.

In the preface, you state that one of the purposes of the book it is to study the history of totalitarian countries
and the methods employed by dictators to suppress populations. What can be learned from the history of the
Soviet influence in Eastern Europe?


What you learn from studying the period is several things. One is how well prepared Stalin was before he got there.
He had for example prepared police forces, secret police forces for each of the countries before he arrived in those
countries. Most notably in Poland he begins recruiting policemen from the year 1939. Of course we've always known
that he prepared and recruited, and organized communist parties from the time of the Bolshevik Revolution onwards.

​​You also see which kind of institutions the Soviet Union was most interested in. For example, everywhere that the Red
Army went, one of the first things they did was take over the radio station. They believed very much in propaganda, in
the power of propaganda and they believed that if they just could reach the masses by what was then the most
efficient means possible, namely the radio, then they would be able to convince them and then they would be
able to take and hold power.


You also learn about some of their obsessions, some of the things they were concerned about. From the earliest days of
the Soviet Union, Soviet representatives in the region were very interested in what we now call civil society. So they were
very interested in self-organized groups. That means both political parties, it means soccer clubs, it means chess clubs.
Self-organized groups of all kinds were a target of Soviet interest and in some cases repressed from the very beginning.

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/10/how-communism-took-over-eastern-europe-after-world-war-ii/263938/
Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.  -- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

I need some new conspiracy theories. All my old ones turned out to be true.

Hamburger Helper only works if the hamburger really wants to be helped.