Friday, June 05, 2009


Did anyone see this item? It was posted in Pravda Online.

It is reprinted here with the gracious permission of the author Stanislav Mishin. His blog is Mat Rodina .

Anyone remember when Pravda was the Russian state controlled voice? Who would have ever thought we'd see an article like this from a publication with the Pravda title? If anyone can teach (or warn) us about Marxism, I would think these are the folks.

I'm especially interested in comments from DRX.

Well done Mr. Mishin!


American Capitalism Gone with a Whimper

“It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.

True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years. The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was. But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.

Those lessons were taken and used to properly prepare the American populace for the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters.

First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their "right" to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our "democracy". Pride blind the foolish.

Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different "branches and denominations" were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more then happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the "winning" side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the "winning" side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power. Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America.

The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America's short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.

These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, loses and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more then ordinary street thugs, in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in the shear volumes. Should we congratulate them?

These men, of course, are not an elected panel but made up of appointees picked from the very financial oligarchs and their henchmen who are now gorging themselves on trillions of American dollars, in one bailout after another. They are also usurping the rights, duties and powers of the American congress (parliament). Again, congress has put up little more then a whimper to their masters.

Then came Barack Obama's command that GM's (General Motor) president step down from leadership of his company. That is correct, dear reader, in the land of "pure" free markets, the American president now has the power, the self given power, to fire CEOs and we can assume other employees of private companies, at will. Come hither, go dither, the centurion commands his minions.

So it should be no surprise, that the American president has followed this up with a "bold" move of declaring that he and another group of unelected, chosen stooges will now redesign the entire automotive industry and will even be the guarantee of automobile policies. I am sure that if given the chance, they would happily try and redesign it for the whole of the world, too. Prime Minister Putin, less then two months ago, warned Obama and UK's Blair, not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster. Apparently, even though we suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know nothing, as foolish, drunken Russians, so let our "wise" Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride.

Again, the American public has taken this with barely a whimper...but a "freeman" whimper.

So, should it be any surprise to discover that the Democratically controlled Congress of America is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury department the power to set "fair" maximum salaries, evaluate performance and control how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses? Senator Barney Franks, a social pervert basking in his homosexuality (of course, amongst the modern, enlightened American societal norm, as well as that of the general West, homosexuality is not only not a looked down upon life choice, but is often praised as a virtue) and his Marxist enlightenment, has led this effort. He stresses that this only affects companies that receive government monies, but it is retroactive and taken to a logical extreme, this would include any company or industry that has ever received a tax break or incentive.

The Russian owners of American companies and industries should look thoughtfully at this and the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the land of the Red as fast as possible. In other words, divest while there is still value left.

The proud American will go down into his slavery with out a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world, how free he really is. The world will only snicker.”

Stanislav Mishin


  1. Your font is black-on-black again.


  2. My GOD. I feel like puking into my government-issued barf bag. Powerful stuff.

  3. Not even out of the country 48 hrs and he's growin a friggin Lenin Moustache...

  4. Some rings true. Some smacks of hyperbole. I have long lamented the crassness of America's culture. Depressing. You'd also have had to be a complete moron not to have been able to predict that this could all happen one day. Civilizations rise and fall, it's just natural. "It's our curse to live in interesting times" (can't remember who said this).

    Oh, well. Whatcha gonna do? TGIF!

  5. No, this is not a throw up your hands,civilizations rise and fall, oh well, type of thing. This is a purposeful destruction of all our founders (those men didn't have to rise against King George- they risked everything) and those who came after them, sacrificed for and died to create. This man is a dangerous idiot, elected with white guilt, blacks who just wanted a (half) brother in the white house (95%...come on, and no, you ain't gonna get your rent paid by Obama), and pot smokin' brain washed college kids who know not what they have done. Yeah, he's a real happenin' cool hip dude.

  6. This is just another racist attack on our new Leader.

    President Obama will lead us all into a new world of justice and peace.

    There is no place in that new world for racist white males.

  7. "There is no place in that new world for racist white males."

    So are we finally gonna round up all those klandestine Klan members for a quick trip up nawth, zyklon B shower, and a free toss into the ovens? I bet Sotomayor would even spark the pilot light for us. Just hope they pick the right honkies, I wouldn't want to get lumped in with those racist crackers in some pasty white railway car. Given the majesty and elan that interweave the vibrant tapestry of my European-American experience however, I won't be taking any trains anywhere. When the Thought Equality Commission queries, yes, I'll have the Wisdom to inform.

  8. Good post from Jeananne Garafalo.

    Of course if you don't agree with Obama, you're automatically a racist! I think the fear of being called a racist contributed to Obama's election (hence Cat's point).

    Seems to me that it is the LEFT that throws around the "race card". While accusing the right of being the bigots. How ironic.

    When the left demonized Clarence Thomas, Alberto Gonzales, Miguel Estrada, Alan Keys, & Michael Steele (to name a few), I don't recall Conservatives calling them "racists"!

    Fortunately, there are still some of us that are comfortable enough with our beliefs that we can oppose Obama on principle and simply laugh at those with the used douche water between their ears whose only rebuttal is to respond with "RACIST".


  9. Liz...
    Its "May You Live in Interesting Times"
    and I think it was Ward Cleaver who said it...

    Always thought it was a stupid saying, cause its basically hopin for War...I mean, who remembers anything about the 1870's...Except for June 25, 1876 when the Injuns bushwhacked Custer???


  10. Disgruntled Internist12:03 PM, June 06, 2009

    Of course, Pravda is lying. A few years ago, all you right-wing nuts would have simply dismissed this as the commie propaganda that it is, but now you somehow take it as the gospel. Laughable. Read this article in The Atlantic:

    With 99.79% of U.S. corporate and business assets NOT in government hands, it doesn't look like socialism or communism to me by any stretch of the imagination.

    I can't help but laugh at all you Chicken Littles on the fringes of the right, getting histrionic about something that doesn't even exist.

  11. Naw, Internist, we're just fools. I'm fluent in Russian, how about you? For starters, the guy's blog is named Mat Rodina, basically Mother The Mother Country.

    But I'm just a reactionary that is swilling his typing. Here's a better challenge from the left wing, your new Obamacare:

    I pay my own bills. I don't use "insurance". I have had horrendous bills, on occasion, due to traumatic injury. I don't want your charity and I pay my own bills. Go pay your own bills, and those of your family and loved ones, then come back and tell me I'm a Chicken Little.

    I'll bet you don't do it. I'll bet I can copy you on page after page, check after check, of me paying my own bills, while you can only point to "deductables" and co-pays.

    Who is histrionic, now? Can you prove it? I can. I'm not the one hiding behind an anonymous posting; you're the faker and histrionic one.

    Here's your challenge. Disgruntled Internist: I'll pdf and post, and prove I pay all of my own bills, no matter how high, without the benefit of insurance or anybody else, quite apart from the money I use to help family members with their own bills. I'll go back 10 years and use this forum as a place to link to publically posted documents. Are you in for a public, peer-reviewed airing of your spending habits on medical care? I'll do it, because my records are handy; I don't have to dig through "insurance' papers. I write all of my expenses down in a notebook, then tape in copies of checks as I pay them off. Do you? Or is your "Health Care" covered by somebody else?

    These days, I scan instead of pasting into notebooks, but you pick the rules; you tell me how you handle all of your medical expenses, and I'll document how I handle mine.

    Sound fair? Come on, come out and play!

  12. DI,

    You may disagree with Mr. Mishin's OPINION and CONCLUSIONS, but to say he's "lying" is stupid in the extreme.

    Since your opening sentence basically invalidates your entire thought processes, I almost didn't read past it. (If it had been medical "literature", I wouldn't have. BTW, you could be a permanent contributer to The "Journal" of Trauma).

    You are right of course, a few years ago I would have dismissed anything from Pravda or Pravda Online as "commie propaganda". But how YOU can call it "commie propaganda" is beyond me and also an example of defective thought processes. I can't understand how you conclude that Mr. Mishin's opinions are an example of communist thought. Right wing thought, yes. But communist thought? No.

    I looked at the reference you are so anxious to share from The Atlantic. What point do you think this makes? Even the author acknowledges that his data is inexact, but no matter. None of us are making the point that America IS a socialist nation. We're making the point that unless we're careful, we WILL BECOME one.

    Your post is the most illogical and nonsensical one I've read from anyone without an "Anonymous" moniker.

    Us right-wingers may be "Chicken Littles", (and frankly, I hope we are)....but at least we can form coherent arguments.


  13. The last sentence of Mr.Mishin's diatribe sums it all up. It is only wishful thinking, with a dash of purposeful aggravation.

    Don't get all worked up over this, 85, looking down with disdain on the US way of life has been one of Europe's past times for many generations, regardless of the political party in charge in this country.

  14. Your point is well taken, Amy. Looking down on America has long been a world sport, though Europe has turned it into an art.

    I didn't perceive the tone of Mr. Mishin's commentary to be part of that ongoing Euro-trash drivel. Seemed to me that he was lamenting the pending changes in American society.

    But, I could be wrong. I don't pretend to speak for his intentions.


  15. CJrun what the hell is your point?

    first off what is wrong with buying insurance in case you need it? Is that somehow less honorable than paying for it all out of pocket?

    How about I lay down my monthly insurance deductibles from my paycheck - I have them, or maybe I could just post the year end amount deducted from my salary for you. Then I could post my nonexistant medical bills. Guess I must be the sucker huh? I'd have been better off spending $20 on a fake ID and then just going into a "free" ED with my fakename for my health care.

  16. Amy, 85, ect.

    Well, as a European(well, half-European) who keeps up with some of the conservative European publications, Mr. Mishin is without a doubt lamenting, not gloating. Conservative Europeans on the whole respect the United States and the liberty it offers(or at least use to offer).

    Remember, not all Europeans are Socialist windbags. I'd be like a European assuming that all Americans love Obama because he's our President.

  17. Addendum(Mainly because I never delete anything):

    I realize that Pravda and Mr. Mishin are Bolsheviks. I'm merely saying that conservative Europeans would make similar remarks and not be gloating(and in fact, I don't think Mishin is gloating either, but I can't be for sure).

    Sorry that my post is so poorly written, I havn't been feeling well lately(hence my absence).

  18. Probably being the lease educated out of all who have posted a comment on here, I went to the site where the article was posted and am still laughing at the fact that all this discussion and harsh words came about from a site that is even less literate, less reputable than the National Enquirer! Seems more like World News or one of the cheaper rags in a grocery store check out aisle. I understand the article you are referring to is a bit more intelligent than the rest of the pieces but still........who is reading this and referring others to it? Hot alien women? babies with no faces? Lost civilization in the center of the earth?
    I always enjoy the back and forth on this site and always come away learning something but this? Please go back to the medical stuff! (Oh and I proudly pay my insurance premiums each month!!)

  19. Oh you crazy kids.

    Pravda online is in now way associated with the old state run propaganda newspaper. It's an online tabloid.

    Thank you for taking the Russian version of the National Enquirer and treating it's reporting as gospel truth.

    Oh my and LOLZ.

  20. "Pravda online is in [no] way associated with the old state run propaganda newspaper. It's an online tabloid."

    So is the National Enquirer, but they were the only paper that was willing to break the John Edwards story.

    It's a sad day when a "tabloid" is the only paper that is willing to tackle the hard stories with any sense of reality.

    I don't agree with Gia; we need to keep talking about these issues, as opposed to just medical stories.

  21. I am (and was) well aware of what and who Pravda Online was when I made the post. You are correct when you say that it is not run by the old Pravda print publication. That is why my post says: "with the Pravda title".

    Either way, you miss the point. Someone who grew up under strict socialism and a Marxist regime is perfectly suited to comment on them; and they deserves more attention than some of us windbags. Whether they wrote it in the National Inquirer, Pravda Online, or on a bathroom stall is irrelevant. "Consider the source" applies to the author.

    To relate it to medicine......this whole subject gives me cold sweats and heartburn!

  22. A link you would enjoy. Michelle Malkin poster contest for National Health Care.

  23. regarding the 'tabloid' nature of the current PRAVDA i have one question. is the story true? yes, consider the source, but is it true?

  24. "With 99.79% of U.S. corporate and business assets NOT in government hands, it doesn't look like socialism or communism to me by any stretch of the imagination."

    Then you don't know what you are looking at. That graph only reflects the ownership of what the government lets them keep after they are done looting the rest and redistributing the wealth. What the picture doesn't show you is how much of that pie they stole in one fashion or another and how much of that pie is made of paper money and government bonds of questionable value.

    It's typical liberal thinking though. They look at a pile of money and immediately think it's theirs as if they are entitled to spend it for you. They don't even apologize for it because in their heads it was never "yours" to begin with.

    When companies are successful at tax planning and cutting their taxes, the liberals in congress scream about how much of "their" money these evil and greedy corporations are witholding. Then they go about changing the rules once again so that it's more fair. It makes me sick.

    I've actually forbidden my children to use the word "fair". In our house it's the "F" word. I tell them "fair" is a word that people use when they think the rest of the world owes them something just for breathing. I tell them that it's the same kind of thinking that thieves use to justify their theft.

    As for the the truth of story, isn't it an opinion piece? Is there a fact in question?

  25. Great post, Anon (man, I never get to say that)

    No facts in question. Article was in the "opinion" section.

    Notice DI hasn't been back to try and defend his ill-considered post? Couldn't do it.


  26. I have been gone for a week, at sea, and working while I wasn't sleeping.

    Perhaps Gufac is also DI, or just another anonymous poster. Gufac asks what my point was, when I thought that my point was clear: I pay my own medical expenses, does the anonymous poster do so? Deductables from paychecks are not relevant, as those are called "premiums". That is paying a portion of the coverage for medical expenses, usually with a greater premium being contributed by an employer.

    The majority of an actual expense for medical care is borne by the vast actuarial group, a group to which I choose not to belong. I won't pay for you to get accupuncture and detox, if you will just leave me the heck alone.

    That is why I abhor any government approved insurance on a State by State basis, that is why I abhor federal mandates, and that is why I want all the vast consumers of "health care" to get out of my life and stay out. I don't want to spend one penny of my money to pay for anybody else's habits of consumption, be they for "health care", or anything else.

    Go find your own group of loose-spending people to play with and leave me alone. I will never understand why so many people think their happiness depends upon me giving up some of mine.

  27. PDN has not responded to the accusations of passive racism, so it is hard to say whether it is an oversight on their part, or something more sinister. It appears more to be a symptom of the culture.

  28. I didn't expect a response. They can't give one. Those "colorblind" people are always the ones that see color. But when you point it out to them, they are equally as "factually blind". It's too bad really because the only reason they resort to calling me a "racist" is because they lack an intellectual argument to refute the points. They get mad, so they resort to personal attacks. It's the left's playbook.