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Jeff Danziger for March 06, 2014

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  1. Jollyroger
    pirate227  over 5 years ago

    ♬ Back in the USSR… ♬

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    OmqR-2.0  over 5 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?

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member over 5 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.

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    Zuhlamon Premium Member over 5 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.

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    emptc12  over 5 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.

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    lonecat  over 5 years ago

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

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    derlehrer  over 5 years ago

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

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    derlehrer  over 5 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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