25 October 2008

A Dream that Captivated Millions...Until it Happened

Then it became a nightmare -- The Soviet Story -- the movie. See it in NYC at Village East Cinema Oct 24 thru Oct 30, 2008. Follow the link above for information on seeing the film in your locale.

H/T No Pasaran

History tends to repeat itself, as humans fail to learn from it. Populist revolutions find new fodder with every new generation. It is not just simpletons in Argentina or Venezuela who fall for big promises from sleazy politicos. The US and Canada are growing their own crops of simpletons under the close supervision of university professors, perhaps in your home town.

There will always be a market for poorly thought out utopias, among the young, among the self-pitying, among the lazy/envious, and among pseudo-intellectuals hostile to what they see as "the established order." If the half-baked narcissistic purveyors of these crank utopias somehow achieve power, take cover. The roof is about to cave in.

Genuine utopias grow out of societies based upon the real competence of the citizens, not upon the faux-largesse of elected leaders.


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Blogger Hell_Is_Like_Newark said...

Just started reading a book on a similar subject called 'The Forsaken':

It chronicles the tragic ends of many Americans who went to Soviet Russia, during the Great Depression. Men & their families seeking the dream of a 'worker's paradise' only to end up in Stalin's death camps.

The first few chapters detail the propaganda spewed by the likes of the NY Times (in particular reporter Walter Durante)extolling how wonderful Soviet life was.

It is eerily similar to the tone used to describe Obama. History repeating itself in a way..

Sunday, 26 October, 2008  
Blogger al fin said...

Obama is a dyed in the wool anti-US Constitution old world re-distributionist. His speechwriters have helped him conceal his nature this far, with the help of the news media and a dumbed down public willing to suspend its own senses.

Populist re-distributionism has been big off and on in Latin America. I suppose Norteamericanos want to try their luck at it. We'll see how it turns out.

Monday, 27 October, 2008  

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