Monday, March 28, 2011

COLD WAR REDUX: COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA, SOUVENIRS AND NOSTALGIA

Every capitalist should have a copy of Chairman Mao's "Little Red Book" on their desk and a poster of the rock stars of Communism--Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin, and Mao--on their wall!

Comrades! The regimes are gone. Communism is virtually wiped off the globe except for a few hot spots that are gasping their last proletarian breaths. But you can relive the "good old days" of the Cold War and nuclear proliferation--with affordable communist propaganda souvenirs found on the Internet and at tourist kiosks throughout Eastern Europe and China. You can also relive the "good old days" of the Soviet Union, East Germany, and other communist countries in nostalgic videos. Just sit down in front of your computer, type in "Communist propaganda souvenirs" on your web browser and hit "Enter"--and before you can say "domino theory" you will be engulfed by a world of delightful kitsch from "Red" China, "Soviet" Russia, and other countries from behind the "Iron Curtain." "Iron Curtain"?--that sounds like the name of a heavy-metal rock band from Sweden!

A Joseph Stalin watch is the perfect gift for employees, colleagues, family or friends. The formidable bust of "Uncle Joe" is centered upon a kitschy map of the old Soviet Union. Designed and crafted by Russian workers, you'll be lucky if it works after the first day!


Who doesn't miss the Cold War days when the "Soviet Union" was a superpower? Choose from an array of Soviet propaganda posters in bold multi-cultural colors and anti-Imperialist themes!

Are you nostalgic for the Soviet Union? Then watch this video.

This unusual collectible will be the center of conversation for years to come! Who wouldn't want to be an Australian communist after seeing a kangaroo and ostrich holding up the hammer and sickle in a smashing star-burst design?

Wouldn't it be great to start each day with a cup of Joe in a cup of Joe--Joe Stalin that is! Yes, you can purchase this handsome and practical collectible at the Stalin museum somewhere in Russia.

Display your pride in the German Democratic Republic--even though the nation no longer exists--with this handsome shirt. The colorful emblem of East Germany looks great on the blue shirt with the nation's German language initials "DDR" above it. Made in Bangladesh with pride.

Nostalgic for the GDR? Take a look at this video.

Remember the Bay of Pigs? The Cuban Missile Crisis? The 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid? Relive those "glory days" with matching U.S. and U.S.S.R. "Let's Live in Peace" shopping bags. Available in red and gold (Soviet) and red, white and blue (U.S.A.). Crafted in Pakistan.

Choose from a wide variety of figurines of your favorite communist dictators and theorists! From Marx to Mao--the perfect gift for your relative who gets sad remembering how good the Cold War was compared to 9/11 and Islamic terrorism around the world.

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3 comments:

  1. I think it was Winston Churchill who coined the term "iron curtain." And the spirit of those great, twisted, corrupt, thuggish, murderous experiments in collectivism on a grand national scale is alive and sick in the likes of Michael Moore, Ralph Nader, George Soros, and any number of Hollywood blockheads (Warren Beatty and Sean Penn, anyone?). Never mind that collectivism on a nation scale has been thoroughly discredited and shown for what it is, a real bad idea, there are still true believers in the world. We must resist their attempts to turn the United States into a western Soviet Union.

    On a lighter note, I think it's hilarious that capitalists are making money off that commie memorabilia. The well-known image of Che that was snapped by a Cuban photographer many decades ago is a big hit on t-shirts. Let the good times roll. F5

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  2. Isn't it strange that the victims of the supposed "twisted" and "murderous" Soviet experiment overwhelmingly regard it in a positive light? And its harshest critics are people who have never lived in the Soviet Union, much less any Communist country? What better proof that massive propaganda and brainwashing is extraordinarily successful than this?

    "The best slave is the one who thinks he is free"

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  3. In response to the previous "Anonymous" above:

    There certainly are people who lived under the Red regimes that are nostalgic about them. And there is no question that many anti-Communist propaganda comes from those who never lived there. But to say it is overwhelmingly regarded in a positive light is not accurate. Those who are truly nostalgic likely never went to the GULAG or other type of forced labor camp. How about the dead? Do you think they are nostalgic for Uncle Joe or Chairman Mao? Yes, yes, capitalism has had its own atrocities, to be sure. We in America are becoming more aware of the massacres of American Indians and the many deaths and suffering caused by slavery over the years - both of which were caused by a combination of amoral capitalism, imperialism, and racism. Those things should be abhorred, no question about it. But that does not excuse the murderous regimes of the Communists, who managed to kill more people in the space of 100 years than capitalism did in 300. Also, capitalism can be practised as it is today - without the willful murder of its populace. Communism - not so much.

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