Friday, September 06, 2013

Russian Immigrant Sees U.S. Making Same Mistakes As USSR

Investor's Business Daily:
An old Soviet joke goes as follows:
"A Soviet and an America journalist argued about whose society is freer. The American declared, 'I can stand in front of the White House and yell that our president is a fool!' 'Big deal,' responded the Russian, 'I can stand in front of Kremlin in Moscow and yell that your president is a fool too!'"
This joke is at least 40 years old. But today in the U.S., very much as it was in the USSR, a rodeo clown's livelihood is in peril because he dared to make a joke about the president. One can measure level of socialism by the number of lives wasted, humiliated or destroyed by a centralized government that is pursuing its agenda and control.

Some people don't need to hit the wall to understand reality. Being brainwashed from childhood, I had to personally experience real life as an adult in the Soviet Union to have my illusions and naiveté about fairness shattered.

Living in a socialist country for 30 years of my life, and required to study the theory of Marxism/Leninism from elementary school through college, I am familiar with some distinct characteristics of socialism. They include:

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