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I was born...

a) after the failed coup in the Soviet Union (August 19th, 1991)
22
30%
b) sometime after the end of the XXII Olympiad in Moscow (August 4th, 1980) and up to the failed coup (August 18th, 1991)
38
52%
c) sometime after the tragic end of Soyuz 11 (July 1st, 1971) and up to the end of the XXII Olympiad in Moscow (August 3rd, 1980)
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5%
d) sometime after Khurschev had the famous Culf-of-Personality Speech (February 26, 1956) and up to the tragic end of Soyuz 11 (June 30th, 1971)
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10%
e) sometime after the end of WW2 in Europe (May 9th, 1945) and up to when Khruschev had the famous Culf-of-Personality Speech (February 25, 1956)
1
1%
f) when USSR was still the only socialist country in the world
1
1%
 
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 14 Jul 2008, 20:01
Ideology: Trotskyism
Philosophized
Post 07 Nov 2011, 05:51
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But thinking about it logically I know it is ridiculous to let this affect my political reasoning.


Indeed. I mean I guess I've already matured a bit in that I'd say I've outgrown Marxism-Leninism and its childish Lenin cult, but as runequester says, I've only gone further to the left.
"Don't know why i'm still surprised with this shit anyway." - Loz
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 20 Jul 2011, 15:17
Party Member
Post 07 Nov 2011, 12:32
Erratus wrote:
They went into a little mini rant about how a lot of them were very liberal/borderline socialist as youths but had since seen light and realized that unhindered capitalism was the best base of an economy.


Argh yeah, talking to people like that about capitalism and especially about America always reminds me of Voltaire: "we live in the best of all possible worlds." How you could even say that anymore is beyond me...
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Soviet cogitations: 3765
Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 11 Nov 2009, 07:13
Ideology: Other Leftist
Politburo
Post 09 Nov 2011, 17:30
Erratus wrote:
I was born in '92, making me 18. Random side note, I was also born on December 30th, the same day the Soviet Union was established. So it seems a lot of youths are on here. I find this interesting because I just got asked on a right wing conservative site how old I was. They went into a little mini rant about how a lot of them were very liberal/borderline socialist as youths but had since seen light and realized that unhindered capitalism was the best base of an economy. While I know dismissing our views because of our age isn't rational it is a bitter prospect that my beliefs will change so radically with time. That would imply that I am either hopelessly nieve right now or will lose my heart. But thinking about it logically I know it is ridiculous to let this affect my political reasoning.

For awhile I was afraid of this as well, but through study and actual reading (something Republicans don't like to do) I achieved logical rather than romantic views of socialism and revolution. I've grown far more radical with age, and most of the people that become neo-cons are youths that simply want to be rebellious and have no grasp of socialism/communism. They also tend to be those naysayers that criticize anti imperialist leaders or movements for being "dictators" (I call these social imperialists) as if the country was better before that leader and neo-liberal notions of worldwide democracy are the natural state of power struggles.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 30 Mar 2010, 01:20
Ideology: None
Forum Commissar
Post 10 Nov 2011, 01:07
Erratus wrote:
That would imply that I am either hopelessly nieve right now or will lose my heart. But thinking about it logically I know it is ridiculous to let this affect my political reasoning.


There's an old saying that Putin pinched which went along the lines of this:
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If you're not a Socialist when you're young, you have no Heart; but if you're still a Communist when you're old you've got no Brains.


Age does tend to make people more conservative in certain respects, but it needn't necessarily mean abandoning the Left to become some Free-Market asshole.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 12 Jun 2011, 15:14
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism
Pioneer
Post 05 Jan 2012, 05:54
I was born in 1983. About the only things I remember of this era were of a pop cultural nature. Such as the song "Love In Any Language" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md0dTgNpGq0&feature=related, which contains a reference to Leningrad, and encourages friendship between the peoples of the U.S.S.R. , and the U.S.A. , and also on the TV show "Captain Planet" , there was a charecter from the Soviet Union, named Linka. http://captainplanet.wikia.com/wiki/Linka As all should be able to see, the cold war had thawed to a point that would have been considered unimaginable in prior decades. This is also why I think that us younger generations are not as hostile towards the idea of Communism, as previous ones were. For instance we did not fear war with the Soviets. Instead of duck and cover drills at school, in preperation of possible atomic attack, we were told it was for the possibility of tornadoes.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 04 Aug 2004, 20:49
Ideology: Democratic Socialism
Embalmed
Post 05 Jan 2012, 14:00
Captain Planet, oh my, I remember just how terribly mawkish and moralising that show was.
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Soviet cogitations: 238
Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 12 Jun 2011, 15:14
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism
Pioneer
Post 05 Jan 2012, 18:38
Erichs_Pastry_Chef wrote:
Captain Planet, oh my, I remember just how terribly mawkish and moralising that show was.

At the end of each show it did give admonitions, and instructions, regarding what is deemed to be enviromentally responsible behaviour. Essentially it was enviromentalist propoganda. There were a number of conservative rightists whom opposed it for this reason, plus the fact that it featured a Soviet as one of the heroes. Incidently I myself was not permitted by my father to watch it. He claimed that it was because it featured witchcraft, because of the magic rings, and the mention of Gaia, as the spirit of the earth. I suppose that a Christian conservative such as himself was afraid I'd be brainwashed into becoming a Communist pagan.
Well I guess that I might be considered to be a Communist by some, and some might also regard my deism as being pagan, but I don't think that it was because I was influenced by the TV show. At least not consciously.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 26 Dec 2011, 23:22
Ideology: Trotskyism
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Post 07 Jan 2012, 01:20
I was born in 1985....!
COMRADE ARMIN the ITALO-DUTCH
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 01 Sep 2011, 20:03
Ideology: Other Leftist
Pioneer
Post 18 Jan 2012, 18:53
I was born in 1968. It was the year of the Tet Offensive and the Prague Spring. It was the year Jimi Hendrix released Electric Ladyland and the year Syd Barrett was dropped from Pink Floyd.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 15 Jan 2012, 12:29
Ideology: Other Leftist
Pioneer
Post 18 Jan 2012, 19:44
born January 1990, i remember in my first few years of school, 1994 onwards, we were still given some maps with country names that still had USSR printed on them, didnt mean anything to me at the time but hay nice to know how old some of the stuff we were given was.
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