Have you heard the USSR Brezhnev joke ….From the book The Gates of Europe…..”But the Soviet economy was in no condition to accelerate anything other than rates of decline…….” ‘We were on the edge of an abyss………but since then we have made a huge step forward’……”
You won’t ask the questions if you don’t hear the stories.
History as taught in the US educational system is written from the perspective of the USA. The globalism that has been about economics has conveniently overlooked FACTS that would more realistically inform about the role of humanity in wars. While admitting that Russia is the enemy and shouldn’t have attacked Ukraine, one would be intellectually dishonest if one didn’t recognize the price paid by Russia in WWII, and that in the USA has been superimposed by a presumption of US supremacy in challenging Hitler.
A functioning journalist working within the framework of principles of a Free Press could easily debunk Russian propaganda with an interview with Ukrainian Alexsey Arestovich.
Acknowledgement of spirit may be the first step to challenge addiction. Addiction comes in many forms. Advertising thrives on addiction.
One has shared stories from RT recently, and believes this is considered offensive from some quarters. The presumption would be that said sharing represents affinity toward communism. FACTually speaking the intention is more nearly as a comparison between communism and capitalism, which use tactics and seem to have hierarchical motivation that are alarmingly similar. In other words, the purported fear of communism isn’t so much that people would jump on the communistic bandwagon but that currently-indoctrinated people on the capitalistic bandwagon would recognize themselves in the communist targets.
Quoted From Martin Luther King, Jr:
“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.”
Is it a dictatorship, when transparency to the public is challenged and laws are enacted to benefit the elite while the majority of the public are used to that end?
We need to remember reality, especially on the meaning of capital. Here are a few topics toward that end.
On a MSM Team Red/Blue “show” last night, one heard a “reporter” announce that among “democracies”, the USA was a baby. Not having verified but remembering info from years ago, it seems the USA has the oldest continuous government in the world. This is to the benefit of the USA, if only politicians and bureaucrats could act accordingly.
While monopolies are ignored and price gouging has become a way of life under capitalism, workers are subjected to restraint, scrutiny, and exploitation compatible with hierarchical predatory behavior of big business and corporations. Non-compete agreements are only one example.
Unless we can speak FACTually rather than according to Establishment talking points, reality will allude us.
One believes the following book by Tolstoy was banned in Russia. Oligarchs (those who steer public opinion for personal promotion) are similar.