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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 19 May 2014, 02:13
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism
Pioneer
Post 30 May 2014, 01:17
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyCPtzZRh5I
Yep, Socialism leads to
1: You not being allowed to talk on a phone
2: You will be forced to go to a Parent-Teacher comitee
3: Your daughter will decide to runaway to a collective farm
4: You will have to fulfill quotas (oh wait, doesn't that happens now
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5: Your 8 year old will runaway to a boarding school
6: Churches will be banned, no religion
7: Lies about whether the Soviets invented something or the Americans did.
8: You will be executed for smashing a bunch of objects in a meusium.

Isn't propaganda awesome. Don't get me wrong the Soviets did propaganda too. But, oh, this is too funny. Did people actually take this film seriously in 1962?
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 16 Dec 2011, 00:54
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism
Komsomol
Post 31 May 2014, 09:02
I'll watch the Vid later and get back to you. Sounds daft though!


I was on the Russian version of alternatehistory dot com the other day and they had some really trashy American Comic/Pin up pics from the 40's, 50's and 60's that were very heavily anti commie.

Kind of Racist too.

The Artwork was pretty good though despite how sickening some of the implied slurs and dehumanisation was.

Here is a link to the thread with Google Translate on:

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/ ... sJAk2D9FpQ
Last edited by omnimercurial on 31 May 2014, 09:06, edited 2 times in total.
"A shiny bauble from Capitalism is worthless when the cost is Children & the Elderly going hungry, The Infirm & Sick dying because of Greed & Education reduced to a token few to placate the masses with Illusions of freedom."
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 16 Dec 2011, 00:54
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism
Komsomol
Post 31 May 2014, 09:04
Just to clarify though these were not being celebrated just discussed.
"A shiny bauble from Capitalism is worthless when the cost is Children & the Elderly going hungry, The Infirm & Sick dying because of Greed & Education reduced to a token few to placate the masses with Illusions of freedom."
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 07 Dec 2013, 14:24
Ideology: Democratic Socialism
Unperson
Post 02 Jun 2014, 16:56
All the media is full of lies and distortions!
The party elite live in luxury.
Stalin signed a pact with Hitler!
The Berlin was is to keep people from leaving East Germany!
Books were banned and films were censored!
There was never enough to eat and the stores had nothing worth buying!
You had to wait 7 years to get a kerrap car!
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 19 May 2014, 02:13
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Pioneer
Post 03 Jun 2014, 04:15
This is what I mean by anti-communist propaganda. No historical context, no shades of grey, no nuance, no statistics, no evidence, no sources, no facts.

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I agree. It's difficult to really understand the news without doing significant background research to figure out what is true, what is half-true/distorted and what is flat out lies and to find out what the truth really is. 90% of the lies are lies of ommission in which a certain picture is painted in the minds of the public by leaving out important facts and details and giving no context. For example say that Russia invaded crimea without the context that the US overthrew a democratic government in a coup with litteral Neo-Nazis who are now in the highest layers of the Government. Say that the opposition in Syria or Libya is fighting a dictator without mentioning that over 80% are Islamic Terrorists and Al Queda affiliates.

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The party elite live in luxury.

Specify which country and which time period you are talking about. I suspect you are talking about the USSR in which case I agree that this became a serious problem following the revisionism of Khrushchev.

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Stalin signed a pact with Hitler!
The Molotov–Ribbentrop pact was created to give the Soviet Union time to build up it's military before a planned invasion of Germany. The Nazis just beat them to it. Stalin was the last leader in Europe to sign an agreement with Nazi Germany as France, Czechoslavakia, Bulgaria and Britian had already made deals with the Nazis. Stalin proposed an Anti-Fascist pact with Britain and France which was rejected because it involved putting Soviet troops in Poland.
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The Berlin was is to keep people from leaving East Germany!

I think you meant Berlin Wall. The Berlin wall wasn't built untill 1961, a full 16 years after the start of East Germany in 1945. This was to prevent brain drain as there was such a high emigration rate it hurt the economy severely. This hurt economy further drives people to leave East Germany. People were leaving East Germany primarily because they were attracted to the higher standards of living in West Germany (which had to pay almost no war repramands, was affected less in WW2 and was richer to start with as it had most the furtile land, population, industry ect). Many East Germans were also cut off from family members. Even if East Germany was capitalist it still would have needed to build the Berlin Wall.

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Books were banned and films were censored!

Where? Which country are we talking about? China, USSR, East Germany, Albania, Yugoslavia, where? I admit these nations aren't as free as they could be. But the same goes for the United States. This isn't a strike against Socialism or Communism, just against individual countries.

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There was never enough to eat and the stores had nothing worth buying!

Yep, throw out all the statistics about how malnutrition was eliminated in the USSR and the massive industrialization achieved. Don't provide any statistical evidence. Just throw out a random accusation repeated so often it becomes true. Don't provide any historical context. This is supposed to destory the concept of a Socialist Economy?
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You had to wait 7 years to get a kerrap car!

I've never seen Crap spelled like that before. Provide some evidence or I'l have to dismiss this as anti-communist propaganda.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 30 Mar 2010, 01:20
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Post 03 Jun 2014, 05:57
It's been posted a few time here over the years, but not everybody will have seen This Godless Communism. A 1961 Catholic American Anti-Communist publication personally endorsed by no less an esteemed intellect than J. Edgar Hoover.

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The rest can be read here along with lots of other interesting propaganda from days gone by.

Highly recommended for the lulz.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 06 Dec 2009, 23:17
Philosophized
Post 03 Jun 2014, 13:50
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I think you meant Berlin Wall. The Berlin wall wasn't built untill 1961, a full 16 years after the start of East Germany in 1945. This was to prevent brain drain as there was such a high emigration rate it hurt the economy severely. This hurt economy further drives people to leave East Germany.

Just wondering, do you support extreme emigration restrictions for example building a wall on the US-Mexico border or the free movement of people?

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Even if East Germany was capitalist it still would have needed to build the Berlin Wall.

In the 60s and 70s-80s Europe and Germany in particular saw not immigration restrictions but the gradual abolishment of borders and the start of free movement of people so i really doubt what you're saying here.

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Yep, throw out all the statistics about how malnutrition was eliminated in the USSR and the massive industrialization achieved. Don't provide any statistical evidence.

Malnutrition was probably eliminated in the USSR by the 50s-60s but that doesn't mean that most people usually ate well. Soviet food was legendarily bad, even in Moscow and even for tourists. My father grew up on simple peasant food and even he couldn't stand what they got to eat in a hotel in Moscow in the 80s.

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I've never seen Crap spelled like that before. Provide some evidence or I'l have to dismiss this as anti-communist propaganda.

What evidence do you need? You had to wait many years to get a car in the E. block, google it if you wish so. And most communist cars were crap, with pretty much all of them being license-built outdated FIAT models but more poorly made ( and FIAT wasn't and isn't known for great cars anyway ).
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 07 Dec 2013, 14:24
Ideology: Democratic Socialism
Unperson
Post 03 Jun 2014, 14:15
Sorry I spelt “wall” incorrectly.
But, here is the link for censorship in the Soviet Union. As the old joke went “no one knows what happened yesterday”. Also got a link for Cuba & China

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship ... viet_Union

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship_in_Cuba

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship ... c_of_China

Can’t have the workers reading, watching or listening to things they shouldn’t. Big brother knows best.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 29 Sep 2011, 13:51
Ideology: Democratic Socialism
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Post 04 Jun 2014, 04:19
Loz wrote:
Malnutrition was probably eliminated in the USSR by the 50s-60s but that doesn't mean that most people usually ate well. Soviet food was legendarily bad, even in Moscow and even for tourists. My father grew up on simple peasant food and even he couldn't stand what they got to eat in a hotel in Moscow in the 80s.


Soviet people ate very well in fact, a full three meals a day. I can't believe you'd go so far as to say that soviet cuisine was legendary bad. I can except all forms of criticism towards my Soviet homeland but this is where I draw the line. Nobody and I mean nobody talks bad about the food.

If you were to compare the dinner table laid out in the 1950s by my grandmother to the table laid out this very night, it would be an exact replica and I tell you there is nothing like it in the world. I have heard every sort of criticism about life in the USSR from Soviet citizens but never about the food. My mother tells me that everything about foodstuffs was better in the Soviet Union. More "natural" as she always put it.

The fact that your father did not like the food in the Moscow hotel he stayed in either means that the chef in that hotel could not cook for shit, or that your father simply never acquired a taste for Russian cuisine.

My father who incidentally also frequented Moscow in the early 80s tells me that they had some of the best restaurants he'd ever been to. He tells me that the quality of the service, presentation, and food was superb. This is coming from a man who has more criticisms of the USSR than he does admiration. He for example absolutely hated Soviets cars. Till this day he tells me that there were no cars in the Soviet Union, "only Coca-Cola cans on wheels" he would say so I won't argue with you on that one.

But when it comes to the food, nothing, absolutely nothing compares to this:

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The great art of life is sensation; to feel that you exist, even in pain.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 16 Dec 2011, 00:54
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Komsomol
Post 04 Jun 2014, 19:54
Damn it! Now you've gone and made me hungry!
"A shiny bauble from Capitalism is worthless when the cost is Children & the Elderly going hungry, The Infirm & Sick dying because of Greed & Education reduced to a token few to placate the masses with Illusions of freedom."
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