When I was a kid during the cold war, we were taught that Soviet propaganda was at best an extreme caricature of the worst parts of capitalism and democracy. Turns out we are the caricature.
Right. The tightly controlled propaganda machine of the USSR is all justified now because 25 years later we've had a recession...
Sounds like those kids were ready to form the Wolverines in case we invaded.
Cena, the Russian kids were *already* Wolverines. That was considered normal civilian training. "Today we learn how to hide in snow, stop tank." Do you have any idea what Russians turn into when they're invaded? Ask any former world power that was dumb enough to try. And they were not going to invade us, they weren't stupid enough to think they could win a nuclear war, but they knew that we were.
That's our own propaganda, we need a scary enemy to keep us fighting "wars" over things that aren't important enough to actually go to war over. "We cannot allow [political party] to defeat [other political party] in [some shitty country's civil war]! We must support [some dictator]'s fight against the brutal forces of [some other asshole], or they'll be marching down your street next!"
I'm the perfect example of the U.S. product of Bronson, Stallone and Swayze films.
Doesn't look a lot different than any propaganda anywhere.
Hate to break it to everybody but the only form of government that works is absolute dictatorship.
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