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Incredible how the Soviets resembled today's Islamists

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Oct 30, 2019 at 10:04

There must be some genome that Islamists and Communists share. That would be the one that brooks no criticism and demands complete conformity and obeisance to some crackpot ideology. Nevermind that anyone with an IQ above 70 can see that life sucks thanks to the ideology. There is oppression, privation and international tension because just about everyone else on the planet hates and fears you, but all your problems have nothing to do with you and so the correct response is to increase oppression, be even more hysterical in denouncing traitors and enemies and bow ever lower to your god.

While it may be obvious to the average moron that your system is a bad joke, yet you can still count on the educated elites to see your point. They are the guys who spend their time reading books more than experiencing real life and who thus can grasp the wisdom of your crackpot ideology. For them, reality is just a fly in the ointment.

Feel flattered that you weren't invited back.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
I knew one of the participants [98 words]BorisNov 12, 2019 12:09255951
Different cultures [47 words]Peter HerzNov 1, 2019 18:14255775
1It's still the same today [149 words]Peter ChewOct 30, 2019 15:25255739
Ah, you do remember the good old days... [2 words]TRMOct 30, 2019 12:49255736
The Collapse of the soviet union [296 words]Alex BaldorOct 30, 2019 11:47255735
A society and culture of suppression, social dominance and control [120 words]RondipassOct 30, 2019 10:31255734
1Incredible how the Soviets resembled today's Islamists [172 words]DaveOct 30, 2019 10:04255733
3Disastrous Meeting [58 words]Michael CavalloOct 30, 2019 09:48255732
Seen that, done that [86 words]FredOct 30, 2019 18:44255732
1disaatrous meeting indeed [66 words]KephaNov 1, 2019 18:20255732
You ask what was the point of the exercise? [23 words]BernardNov 7, 2019 20:10255732

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