The differences between the Old Soviet Union and Barack Obama’s America are dwindling away. This should be disturbing to all Americans, but there are actually a certain percentage of our people (Romney’s 47%) who believe 1984’s “Freedom is Slavery” motto and are happy being led around like farm animals. If you think we have been losing our freedoms, you’re right. A recent American Thinker article, by a Russian émigré now living in the San Francisco area, paints a portrait of a drab suffocating existence under Communist rule (and made some solid comparisons between our lives today and the way he lived in Russia.)
While we are still far away from life under actual commissars, the numbers of similarities are already frightening.
The writer wrote: “In the USSR, we had state-controlled media which shaped the narrative entirely.” Is there any difference between what ABC and CBS etcetera say?
Lenin was portrayed as a noble charismatic and smart man who championed the underdog – working class – who was a warrior against the wealthy. Lenin’s face was everywhere; any differences here?
Medicines were hard to find; sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
The economic numbers the Russian people were given were fake; just as our unemployment and “Hey! The economy is almost there!” reports each month.
No matter how hard his parents worked, they could not raise his expected standard of living. Very much like in Obama’s America.
The “free healthcare” in the old Soviet Union was a disaster, as it is quickly becoming here.
Grade school kids were indoctrinated with love for Lenin and the Soviet state. Remember the videos of American school kids singing songs in praise of Barack Obama?
The Soviet State owned and ran the two car production factories, while the Party bosses drove Mercedes Benz’s and American cars. Just as GM is owned by Obama and the UWA in combination.
Bad news was blacked out under the Soviets. The Chernobyl nuclear disaster was mentioned during a 15 second report. We need only look at the way inconvenient news like the IRS, Benghazi, or Fast and Furious criminal conspiracies have been ignored to see the similarities. Their two main “news” outlets, Pravda (truth) and Izvestia (delivered news), now report more truthful news about America than our fake media does.
In our society under Obama, poisonous anti-American propaganda overflows on college campuses, and idiots who have learned nothing from unionized fakes masquerading as teachers think America is the cause of all the world’s problems.
They cling to an old Soviet slogan “Forward,” without even understanding it means forward into slavery.