Sunday, November 08, 2009

Wall came down 20 years ago Friday,(er, today), people have nostalgia for Communism today

It could be very effectively argued that the two are completely separate issues, and I agree to a certain extent. But the thing is that with the break up of the Eastern Bloc came a buying into the Republican talking points as well as freedom from Russian domination imposed after World War II. The talking points haven't worked out so well.
For proof of the want for socialism to come back see In Eastern Europe, People Pine for Socialism, a Reuters story. I guess the difference is that now that folks aren't living in a society where socialism has been implemented by an occupying force they can appreciate the good things that also existed during that time, which were likely many.

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