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It has been 27 years since the Soviet Union collapsed and the unipolar capitalist world was established. No one forbids businesses to use and rob both their own citizens and people from other countries. In many parts of the world, the left movement is strong. In some places, the socialists even come to power, but this does not change the overall picture. And even more so, there is no red threat in Russia, where market relations are stronger than ever, and real communists are negligible. But the specter of communism is still haunting some people, and it's not just about power. For example, recently Yury Dud's YouTube channel, which has millions of views, has suddenly become a real mouthpiece of anti-Soviet propaganda. No matter who and what Dud talks about, well, he can’t get away from the topic of the terrible, bloody Soviet regime.
Well, if we had the USSR left, would that be better?
Was Soviet censorship really good for cinema? Why are those disgusting people from the regional committees who looked at it all like this and decided that this movie can be released or not ...
01:07 Yevgeny Bazhenov:
Why do you say they looked like this?
Because they are bastards!
Are Lenin and Stalin villains for you?
01:12 Basta (rapper):
Yes, they are criminals, not convicted, but criminals who were not held accountable for the crimes of the first years of the post-revolutionary period. They must have been held accountable and, so to speak, brought to justice. It's 100%.
How the f*ck could I not love this man!
Capitalism, happiness, f*cking great!
However, Dud choses guests to match him: big business people like Tinkov and Chichvarkin, distinguished cultural figures cherished and not so cherished by the authorities. Everyone complains about Soviet lack of freedom and the painful legacy of Soviet power. Hell, even the actress from "Cargo 200" who was raped with a bottle in the film says about the USSR:
01:58 Actress Agniya Kuznetsova:
The Soviet Union, in the worst vile concept of all these human moral excrement, this system that kills the soul and the person in general…
No, I'm not idealizing the Soviet Union and its partyocracy, but don't you think that this entire public thinks extremely one-sidedly? They do not say anything about the development of education, medicine, science and production in the USSR, nor about the extraordinary burst of cultural activity, nor about the separation of church and school from states, nor about the victory in the war in 1945, nor about the most radical attempt to create a society in the interests of the working people, not a bunch of fat cats, nor, by the way, about the most radical democratic experiment in the world. Yes, they screwed it all up in the end. Here both the party elite and the residents of the USSR tried their best. But to abandon the very idea of socialism because of this is somehow strange. The first steam locomotive in the world worked for only a few minutes. The first plane took off a few meters.
Probably, they should have been abandoned, too, right? But Dud doesn’t care about all such reasoning. He himself admits that he does not know history.
I'm untalented, ignorant, and I barely know history. I've never hid it.
My friend, this is called posturing and mindless chatter, to say the least!
By the way, he is haunted by his ignorance of history fundamentally and constantly.
For example, quite wonderful how he appreciates Boris Nikolaevich Yeltsin.
This very grandpa brought us democracy.
03:42 Yevgeny Bazhenov:
What do you mean by democracy?
I mean freedom of movement and freedom of business.
Yeah, but Dud forgets about little details: Mr Yeltsin was the representative of the party nomenclature, member of the Central Committee of the CPSU. He created private property through predatory privatization, defrauding tens of millions of people and giving birth to an oligarch class and colossal social inequality.
Yeltsin-style democracy is the shooting of the White House and the massacres of citizens in 1993, and then the falsification of the 1996 elections.
Yes, we have freedom of movement, but what is the use of it when the majority of Russian citizens cannot travel abroad because of poverty?
04:30 Clip plays:
He gave me everything, and I loved him, and I still do. And when he died, I cried.
Go ahead, weep for poor Mr Yeltsin. Criticizing the USSR and idealizing the Western world, many of Dud's guests forget about what was happening there, on the other side of the Iron Curtain. They forget about the executions of workers' demonstrations, about the arrests and murders of left-wing activists, about censorship, about the purges of the McCarthy era, about English concentration camps in Greece, about the expulsion of Charlie Chaplin from the USA, allegedly for sympathizing with the Reds, about driving Ernest Hemingway to suicide, about many other things. Dud is silent about all this, because most likely he does not know, just because he is stupid, and in this stupidity only some of his guests can compete with him.
Ukraine, — is that the violent overthrow of power?
However, all of the above raises the question: why do Yuri Dud and most of his guests hate the Soviet Union so much? Yes, you can make allowances for the fact that many of them lived in the late Union at a time when the party elite had already been reborn, the country was collapsing. But even this is not an explanation: they can at least recreate the true picture from books! They are enlightened people, they know how to read.
But exiled oligarchs old man Tinkov, Khodorkovsky and Chichvarkin can be immediately thrown aside: for them, the Soviet system is simply unacceptable, since there will be no concentration of capital in one hand. As for the other guests, including himself, they are basically typical representatives of the bourgeois creative intelligentsia, that is, the highest echelon of the creative elite, which has found its warm place in this system. They may like or dislike Putin, like or dislike the situation in the country, in the world, but they will not go against the foundations of this system. And of course, any socialist system would be the last thing they need!
07:01 Mikhail Yefremov, actor:
The collapse of the USSR itself is the best thing that happened to Russia in my entire life.
They only care about their fat intellectual asses, sitting closer to the feeders of the state and big business. They do not care that capitalism ruins and oppresses millions and billions of hard workers, that as long as there is big business, there can be neither real democracy nor real freedom, which many of them value so much. It was this part of the intelligentsia that Lenin once called sh*t. But personally, I am glad that Yuri Dud opens our eyes to this layer of Russian society and, without realizing it, debunks it in our eyes.
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