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Jeff Danziger

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  1. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 3 years ago

    ♬ Back in the USSR… ♬

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 3 years ago

    …this is driving me crazy. What is with these cartoonists and the anachronistic hammer & sickle imagery? That this is a throw-back to the ol’ days of the USSR? i.e. Hungary ’56, Czechoslovakia ’68?

  3. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The communist system is gone, but dictatorship is still alive in Russia. And the evidence seems to point that Putin will only become more erratic over time. Dangerous.

  4. emptc12

    emptc12 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Zuhlamon

    Our local PBS station broadcasts programs from various television outlets based in other countries. The French outlet recently showed a political ad from Russia aimed toward sympathizers of Putin and his policies. On one side of the screen are pictures of Putin doing various manly things, mostly with his shirt off. On the other side are pictures of Obama riding a bicycle, strolling along beds of flowers, smiling with women and children — typically “wimpy” things.
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    And on the same station are broadcasts of RT (Russian Television). Is it my imagination, or is it not so subtly slanted toward the Russian point of view? It presented those opposed to the Crimean invasion as right-wing maniacs, those sympathetic to it as nice, normal people.
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    Maybe so. But it’s amazing that this program still airs. Years ago, it would have lasted only a single day before the station was inundated with complaints.
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    Make no mistake, the Russians are pushing to once again become the USSR. They are using every means to do it, even our own effective style of advertising against us.
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    Cripes, I read what I just wrote and I sound like my father, years ago, in his ranting about Communists.
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    But just become somebody is paranoid, doesn’t mean that people are NOT out to get him.
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    It was relatively easy to sneer at clunky old Krushchev, and Breshnev and the other coarse old party leaders. This Putin has wised up and presented himself as a sex symbol. I can see the eventual ad heading, now: “Communism is Cool.”

  5. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Perhaps he’s a wanna-be modern version of Tsar. Either way, he’s seeking dictatorial power, and there is some question about his long-term sanity.

  6. emptc12

    emptc12 said, almost 3 years ago

    Once again I bump my head against an unexpected new semantic conception in a remodeled world. Does Putin himself know what to call himself? For some of his “wise” sayings, check out his section in BrainyQuote.

  7. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    I suspect there was a lot of nationalism (and good old fashioned imperialism) in what the West feared in Communism, as well.

  8. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, almost 3 years ago

    With apologies to the late Pete Seeger:
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    If I had a hammer, I’d hammer in the morning….
    If I had a sickle, I’d harvest in the morning….

  9. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, almost 3 years ago

    All this rhetoric reminds me of something I learned in 7th Grade (about 58 years ago) about propaganda. It went something like this: If the Soviet Union were in a 3-man race with the U.S. as one of the competitors and the U.S. won, the headlines in the U.S. would read: “The U.S. came in first!” and the headlines in the U.S.S.R. would read: “Soviets take third place!” You figure it out. Go here for perspective:

    http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/03/04-0

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