Should Communism Be Declared A Criminal Ideology?

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Re: Should Communism Be Declared A Criminal Ideology?

Post by DRSB » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:02 am

I would love such a hot water bottle.

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Post by DRSB » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:32 am

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Not a snowman but Lenin's mausoleum, somewhere in the 1930s.

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Post by rainbow » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:45 am

Quite clearly that is a Communist plot.
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Post by DRSB » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:50 am

I don't know how they rationalized keeping a mummy in a mausoleum in the centre of Moscow to worship as opposed to deities and gods in the churches they abolished. Schoolchildren were taken to see the mummy as a special treat.

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Post by rainbow » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:22 am

DRSB wrote:
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I don't know how they rationalized keeping a mummy in a mausoleum in the centre of Moscow to worship as opposed to deities and gods in the churches they abolished. Schoolchildren were taken to see the mummy as a special treat.
There was no problem with the worship of deities, but the churches were seen as supporting reactionary politics.
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Post by Forty Two » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:26 pm

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Re: Should Communism Be Declared A Criminal Ideology?

Post by Hermit » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:19 am

You obviously have not read the democratic-socialist manifesto.

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Post by DRSB » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:24 pm

This is true, women in the Eastern Block enjoyed many things their western contemporaries are yet to attain.
The two Germanys, whose populations were ethnically and culturally identical before the political division, offered researchers an irresistible natural experiment through which to explore women’s rights and experiences. Ghodsee discusses several fascinating studies that suggested East German women reported higher levels of satisfaction, even the non-orgasmic kind, than their West German sisters. The division of domestic labor in the East was more equitable, in part because of a system of state-funded creches that allowed East German women to remain a part of the workforce. Because men in the East could not depend upon wealth or economic success to win over a mate, they had to rely upon other attributes, including, Ghodsee argues, a greater sensitivity to the needs of women. Divorce was easier in the East, so women could liberate themselves from unhappy relationships with less difficulty. And, as Ghodsee suggests, the very aspects of East German life that struck the West as the most repugnant—the totalitarian foreclosure of the public sphere—meant that the domestic and private spheres became, perforce, more important and more worthy of care and personal investment.

Elsewhere in the state-socialist East of the twentieth century, women’s rights and freedoms were extended—not with the intention of cultivating women’s self-actualization, as Western mainstream feminism sought to do, but for more basic economic reasons. Women made up half of the potential workforce—and more than half in countries where the male population had been ravaged by war. In 1950, fifty-two per cent of Soviet workers were female, compared with twenty-eight per cent of North American workers. While American women were being encouraged to find fulfillment as wives and mothers, Soviet women were being sent to universities to become scientists or trained to become cosmonauts. Women in the Eastern Bloc were, like their Western counterparts, encouraged to have children. But they were entitled to state-funded maternity leave, a provision that, outrageously, still eludes American women. Nearly thirty years after the end of the Cold War, the United States remains one of only a handful of countries that lacks legislation guaranteeing any kind of paid maternity leave. (The others include Suriname and Papua New Guinea.)
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Re: Should Communism Be Declared A Criminal Ideology?

Post by Cunt » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:32 pm

The 'wrong notions' I had about Russia were weird. I didn't even realize I had them until I started making friends there.

I've even heard they will sometimes sing while intoxicated on their famous 'vodka'. Couldn't be humaner.
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Post by Rum » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:08 pm

Many Russians were heartbroken when the USSR collapsed from what I have read. If you towed the line, didn’t come to the notice of the local party boss and didn’t mind the lack of personal liberty to do what you wanted and go where you fancied, life, it seems, could be good.

Quite a price to pay, but no lA style ganglands or crime of any kind to speak of.

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Post by Cunt » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:19 pm

Rum wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:08 pm
Many Russians were heartbroken when the USSR collapsed from what I have read. If you towed the line, didn’t come to the notice of the local party boss and didn’t mind the lack of personal liberty to do what you wanted and go where you fancied, life, it seems, could be good.

Quite a price to pay, but no lA style ganglands or crime of any kind to speak of.
Long ago, I was banging a nice lady who was from mainland China (the days when HK as still british)
I asked her what it was like living in a communist country. She said it was exactly like Canada.

She also pointed out that we had a recent referendum where the people spoke clearly, and the government did the opposite anyway (on the capitol punishment question)
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Post by DRSB » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:46 am

Rum wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:08 pm
Many Russians were heartbroken when the USSR collapsed from what I have read. If you towed the line, didn’t come to the notice of the local party boss and didn’t mind the lack of personal liberty to do what you wanted and go where you fancied, life, it seems, could be good.

Quite a price to pay, but no lA style ganglands or crime of any kind to speak of.
True, within the set limits you could live a comfortable living and have interesting experiences without selling your soul. You could still travel to the Eastern block countries, the Soviet Union was huge (I went to Pamir mountaineering in 1989, could choose between Pamir and Caucasus).
Also, all mad people were locked up, no AIDS and no drugs, travelling per hitchhiking was a national sport.

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Re: Should Communism Be Declared A Criminal Ideology?

Post by Cunt » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:07 am

No drugs?

Well, maybe it could still be fun lol.

I spent the late 80's in Canada, enjoying a safe place to hitchike around.

But Canada isn't all that big. My sweetheart and I looked at a place called Lena Pillars, but it looked pretty remote and costly.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lena_Pillars

Got some beautiful Earth on that side :)
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Post by DRSB » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:28 am

No drugs, definitely no heroin, if anything, meds: tranquilizers and painkillers, some drank anti-cough syrup (codeine containing). The incentive was to use them as mind-enhancers and to feel posh and artsy. Alcohol was the drug, especially in the Soviet Union.
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No drugs?

Well, maybe it could still be fun lol.

I spent the late 80's in Canada, enjoying a safe place to hitchike around.

But Canada isn't all that big. My sweetheart and I looked at a place called Lena Pillars, but it looked pretty remote and costly.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lena_Pillars

Got some beautiful Earth on that side :)

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Re: Should Communism Be Declared A Criminal Ideology?

Post by Scot Dutchy » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:53 am

Rum wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:08 pm
Many Russians were heartbroken when the USSR collapsed from what I have read. If you towed the line, didn’t come to the notice of the local party boss and didn’t mind the lack of personal liberty to do what you wanted and go where you fancied, life, it seems, could be good.

Quite a price to pay, but no lA style ganglands or crime of any kind to speak of.
No unemployment and full health care until death. Free holidays. For your average Vlad life was ok. Football on Saturday and if your were chosen to represent your country plenty of extra benefits for you and your family.

Choice between Soviets and the USA back in the 50's and 60's? I know where I would rather have lived.
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