Bernie Sanders selling Soviet communism to America in 1988

CAUTION: You will need an antiemetic before you see this if you are familiar with how things really were in the Soviet Union.


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  1. Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

    …a 1980 Soviet film made by Mosfilm.

    […] The film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1981.

    The film is set in Moscow in 1958 and 1979. The plot centers on three young women: Katerina, Lyudmila, and Antonina, who come to Moscow from smaller towns. They are placed together in a workers’ dormitory room and eventually become friends.

    […]U.S. President Ronald Reagan watched the film several times before his meetings with Mikhail Gorbachev, the general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, in order to gain a better understanding of the “Russian soul”

    Part 1 ( ENG subs)

      • Thank you, Martin. I’m watching this in between skirmishes in the kitchen. Also, your backstory about Reagan (who I met personally), definitely enhances the viewing experience.

        Here’s hoping yucki might confer with her Ruski about the home front’s opinion of this grim-and-bear-it tale.

        Speaking of Reagan and Moscow, here’s a shaggy dog from the Cold War:

        Ronald Reagan is in Moscow to meet with Leonid Brezhnev. As he walks into Brezhnev’s office a young man in white clean-suit overalls carrying a small titanium toolbox brushes past him on his way out. Reagan enters to find Leonid furiously scribbling down notes while talking into the telephone.

        And what a telephone it is! Plugged into this thing is a forest of ribbon wire, BNC connections, D-Sub connectors, CAT5E cables, RJ-11 jacks, USB ports, fiber optic light pipes, coaxial cables, dipole antenna leads, three phase power inputs and RF shielded conductors of every sort.

        When Reagan tries to get Brezhnev’s attention, Leonid holds up a hand and says, “I just got this fantastic new telephone installed that lets me talk with Marx, Lenin and Stalin. I’ll only be a few more minutes.” Reagan nods silently then tells Leonid that he is going to wash his hands and will be right back.

        Reagan dashes out of Brezhnev’s office and catches up with the young man in overalls just before he steps into an elevator. Reagan asks the guy how much it costs Leonid to operate that new telephone. The installer replies, “Oh, about twenty dollars a month.” Regan tells the young man, “I’ll pay you a thousand dollars to install one like it in my Oval Office at the White House!”

        The installer agrees and is flown directly to Washington D.C. on Air Force One so he can hook up the special telephone. Reagan pays off the installer and is so happy that his ears are clapping. He spends hour after hour calling Marx, Lenin and Stalin to hear how the Soviet Union was supposed to operate right down to its military strategies.

        When the month ends, Reagan gets his telephone bill and is astounded to see that it’s for over ten thousand dollars in new charges. Reagan is outraged and flies to Moscow in order to confront the installer about misrepresenting how much it costs to operate his telephone. He tells him, “Look at this phone bill, it’s for ten thousand dollars! You said Brezhnev only pays twenty bucks a month. I demand an explanation!”

        The installer looks at Reagan for a long time and finally says, “You don’t get it do you?” Reagan says, “What do you mean?” The young man replies, “Marx, Lenin and Stalin … they’re all dead and rotting in eternal hell.” Reagan says, “So, what about it?”

        The installer replies, “You’re long distance. Moscow gets the local rates.”

  2. I was under the impression, that Socialism/communism, after being tried out several times, and the resulting deaths of hundreds of millions of people, that this ideology would be marked as well past its use by date.

    And yet here we, degenerate old and young, still falling for socialism. They need to be sent to a re-education camp.

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