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17 April 2014 @ 06:22 am
Oliver Willis on the almighty liberal media
matrixmannmatrixmann on April 17th, 2014 12:17 pm (UTC)
One thing to note: The Republicans don't know what truly is "communistic". What they call by the bad C-word in fact is more like a capitalist who acts social from time to time.
They have better company than they would ever like to admit.
But for sure this can only be told to them from a European point of view.
et in Arcadia egoboo: whole earth moonapostle_of_eris on April 17th, 2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
In my opinion, nothing has contributed so much to the corruption of the original idea of socialism as the belief that Russia is a socialist country and that every act of its rulers must be excused, if not imitated. And so for the last ten years, I have been convinced that the destruction of the Soviet myth was essential if we wanted a revival of the socialist movement.
-- George Orwell
matrixmannmatrixmann on April 17th, 2014 07:43 pm (UTC)
The idea of socialism wasn't founded in Soviet Russia. They performed one version of it, under the influence of their own culture that existed then and formed them for the last centuries.
The idea itself exists much longer; Karl Marx was no Russian, he was from the middle of Europe. Lived and died in the 19th century. Long before the hammer and sickle movement rose his flags.
And he even had a different version of this idea which was later called communism - because his background was one from a Central European shaped conservative tradition.