Originally posted by dashen
As a rusky, Now that the fall of communism
As a rusky (I assume you mean Russian-American) did you actually see or hear any evidence of communism collapsing?
One would think that the collapse of such a large economy would have effected the global economy, yet there was nothing.
When the news media first announced the event, it seemed odd that they did not report any details about the Russian economy (national debt, GDP,
After searching for hours, I eventually gave up. Without this information, how could anyone possibly know that such a large and established economy
had in fact collapsed?
It was not until several years latter that any figures from Russia's economy were actually released, and those appeared to be sketchy and
inconsistent at best. For example, Russia was one of the largest oil producers/exporters at the time, yet there is very little record of it. Were they
giving their oil away?
Although there is not much evidence of a "collapse" there is evidence that the entire event was a hoax:
In 1931, students at the Lenin School of Political Warfare in Moscow were taught:
"One day we shall start to spread the most theatrical peace movement the world has ever seen. The capitalist countries, stupid and decadent ...
will fall into the trap offered by the possibility of making new friends. Our day will come in 30 years or so... The bourgeoisie must be lulled into a
false sense of security."
[it turned out to be 60 years latter]
*bourgeoisie is a Marxists term for the 19th century ruling class, which exploited the proletariat. (the working class)
Following the alleged collapse of the USSR in 1993, the U.S. Government provided $670,000,000 in assistance to Russia. The records also show the
following amounts of U.S. aid provided to Russia:
1993: $ 670,000,000
1994: $ 750,000,000
1995 $ 250,000,000
1996 $ 230,000,000
No record of any repayment by the way.
On November 2, 1997, six years after the alleged collapse of communism, Mikhail Gorbachev addressed the Soviet Politburo and said the following to his
“In October 1917, we parted with the old world, rejecting it once and for all. We are moving toward a new world, the world of Communism. We shall
never turn off that road!” He further reassured his Communist colleagues: “Comrades, do not be concerned about all that you hear about glasnost
and perestroika and democracy in the coming years. These are primarily for outward consumption. There will be no significant internal change within
the Soviet Union other than for cosmetic purposes. Our purpose is to disarm the Americans and let them fall asleep.”