Has anyone seen this?? Russia's view...........

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by trilyn, May 13, 2010.

  1. trilyn

    trilyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    PRAVADA - A Russian news-article RE America's Demise

    The irony of this article appearing in the English edition of Pravda
    (Russian newspaper) defies description. Why can a Russian newspaper
    print the following yet the American media can't/won't see it? Is this
    as frightening to you as it is to me? What kind of America are we
    leaving to our children and grandchildren?

    May our loving Father God forgive us for our inaction. We can only
    pray it's not too late.

    Snopes says - TRUE http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/pravda.asp

    American
    Capitalism Gone With A Whimper


    It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American
    descent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against
    the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I
    meant people.

    True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past
    century, especially the past twenty years... The initial testing
    grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was.
    But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and
    our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists
    of the Marxists.

    Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American
    populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims
    of their elites and betters.

    First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and
    substandard education system based on pop culture, rather than the
    classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas than the
    drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for
    their "right" to choke down a McDonalds burger or a Burger King burger
    than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and
    lecture us about our rights and about our "democracy". Pride blind
    the foolish.

    Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens
    of thousands of different "branches and denominations" were for the
    most part little more than Sunday circuses and their televangelists
    and top protestant mega preachers were more than happy to sell out
    their souls and flocks to be on the "winning" side of one pseudo
    Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when
    explained that they would be on the "winning" side, their flocks were
    ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power. Even our
    Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America .

    The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His
    speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His
    spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in
    America 's short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more
    than another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at
    best will resemble the Weimar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.

    These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all. First
    came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine
    tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts,
    losses, and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make
    our Russian oligarchs look little more than ordinary street thugs, in
    comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear
    volumes. Should we congratulate them?

    These men, of course, are not an elected panel but made up of
    appointees picked from the very financial oligarchs and their henchmen
    who are now gorging themselves on trillions of American dollars, in
    one bailout after another. They are also usurping the rights, duties,
    and powers of the American congress (parliament). Again, congress has
    put up little more than a whimper to their masters.

    Then came Barack Obama's command that GM's (General Motors) president
    step down from leadership of his company. That is correct, dear
    reader, in the land of "pure" free markets, the American president now
    has the power, the self-given power, to fire CEOs and we can assume
    other employees of private companies, at will. Come hither, go
    dither, the centurion commands his minions.

    So it should be no surprise, that the American president has followed
    this up with a "bold" move of declaring that he and another group of
    unelected, chosen stooges will now redesign the entire automotive
    industry and will even be the guarantee of automobile policies. I am
    sure that if given the chance, they would happily try and redesign it
    for the whole of the world, too. Prime Minister Putin, less than two
    months ago, warned Obama and UK's Blair, not to follow the path to
    Marxism, it only leads to disaster. Apparently, even though we
    suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know
    nothing, as foolish, drunken Russians, so let our "wise" Anglo-Saxon
    fools find out the folly of their own pride.

    Again, the American public has taken this with barely a whimper...but
    a "free man" whimper.

    So, should it be any surprise to discover that the Democratically
    controlled Congress of America is working on passing a new regulation
    that would give the American Treasury department the power to set
    "fair" maximum salaries, evaluate performance, and control how private
    companies give out pay raises and bonuses? Senator Barney Frank, a
    social pervert basking in his homosexuality (of course, amongst the
    modern, enlightened American societal norm, as well as that of the
    general West, homosexuality is not only not a looked down upon life
    choice, but is often praised as a virtue) and his Marxist
    enlightenment, has led this effort.. He stresses that this only
    affects companies that receive government monies, but it is
    retroactive and taken to a logical extreme, this would include any
    company or industry that has ever received a tax break or incentive.

    The Russian owners of American companies and industries should look
    thoughtfully at this and the option of closing their facilities down
    and fleeing the land of the Red as fast as possible.. In other words,
    divest while there is still value left.

    The proud American will go down into his slavery without a fight,
    beating his chest, and proclaiming to the world, how free he really
    is.. The world will only snicker.

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/pravda.asp
     
  2. The Poultry Peanut

    The Poultry Peanut lives under rock

    Wow.
     
  3. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Yes, I see this. But, I politely disagree.

    Yes, Many think some one in Russia is an "expert" on this topic but they are not. Russia was a communist country, not a socialist one. And America was by far much MORE socialist in the early 1950s than it is now. Most people who get into this argument do not really have a good grasp of the difference between capitalism, socialism and communism. There are no countries left that are totally any of these ISMs. The entire world is a mixed market economy. They are all some degree of capitalistic with varying degrees of socialism. The country that remains the closest to communism is North Korea. China left it behind long ago.

    What we have now is the worst of both worlds. We have socialism for the rich and capitalism for the rest of us. We can none of us do anything about this issue when too few of us understand it. (I agree completely on the dumbing down of the people)

    What we really need to recognize is that these are all man-made constructs which means they are all open to improvement. Invent a new one.
     
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    What a nut job...
     
  5. cmjust0

    cmjust0 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    Central KY
    I have WHAT in my yard? :

    What we have now is the worst of both worlds. We have socialism for the rich and capitalism for the rest of us. We can none of us do anything about this issue when too few of us understand it. (I agree completely on the dumbing down of the people)

    WELL SAID. I couldn't agree more.​
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    The last people i would listen to are the Russians... Just saying...
    Their country isnt exactly in tip top shape either...lol
     
  7. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I like how it says that we're the ones responsible for their political choices in the last century and all their problems that came of it. Right. Nobody over there had anything to do with it... [​IMG]
     
  8. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    The other thing is, when the USSR fell it was US economists who came in to them to "help" them adjust. They devalued their currency and privatized all of the state owned infrastructure. They called it "shock economics" and boy was it shocking. The sudden shift left thousands of people hungry and incredibly impoverished. It led to rampant corruption both by Russian politicos cum free market banksters and by US firms who stepped in and bought up everything not nailed down. It was horrible for the people, incredibly profitable for some americans and a handful of russians. They should have looked at it as an abject lesson in what not to do.

    They saw it as a roaring success and did the EXACT same thing to Iraq. SAme group of people pushed through the plan and they were the same exact group of people who profited - again. And again the people suffered.

    In both cases both countries look somewhat longingly back at their lost security finding that so far their freedom meant only privation and misery for them and freedom to pillage for the upper classes. This is not what a free market capitalistic society looks like. Or rather not what it is supposed to look like. So, you have two countries who were oppressed. We gave them "freedom" pillaged their countries and wondered why they weren't grateful.

    And we're being sold a bill of goods about our own economy. This is not capitalism and it is so far from socialism it isn't funny. Actually it is very sad that so few people realize that they are being manipulated into fearing something they do not understand. I even heard some one on NPR the other day say that the USSr was an example of a failed socialist state. I nearly exploded. It was comunistic. BTW, communism isn't Marxism either. Marx said of communism, "If this is Marxism then I am not a Marxist."
     
  9. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Agree with both your posts, I have WHAT in my Yard
     
  10. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    makes me wanna move to costa rica. Adios mi amigos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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