Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Lenin's Birthday Earth Day!

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I heard a caller to a talk show this week, who claimed to have grown up in the old Soviet Union. He said they used to plant trees on Lenin's birthday. How very progressive!

I guess the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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  1. Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.
    - Proverb

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    1. I'm way ahead of you, cupcake! I already know that you can't eat money. But, did you know what you can't eat under the Communist system of a fanatic like Lenin? Anything at all.

      "Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union, set in motion events designed to cause a famine in the Ukraine to destroy the people there seeking independence from his rule. As a result, an estimated 7,000,000 persons perished in this farming area, known as the breadbasket of Europe, with the people deprived of the food they had grown with their own hands."

      The old Soviet Union was no idyllic garden. Gardens and parks cost money. Back when Germany was divided, East Germany, under Communist control, was a cesspool of pollution. When the two Germanys were reunited, it was the wealth of the west that provided the resources to clean up the east. (That money stuff you claim you "cannot eat".)

      And a coal fired power plant that serves a million homes produces far less pollution than would one million fires of wood or dung or trash, to warm the homes and cook the food of a million impoverished families.

      Wealth and freedom make for a cleaner planet. Impoverished people do whatever they can to survive. They do not have the luxury of looking at the "bigger picture".

      And your "proverb"? It may be the stupidest thing I've seen written in a long time. Just imagine yourself telling the seven million people who starved to death in the Ukraine that "you can't eat money". I'm sure they'd all have been motivated to plant another tree for Lenin's birthday!

      Here's a proverb for you: "Beware those who despise wealth and seek to limit your freedom, unless you are fond of the smell of burning dung."

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  2. How ironic. I heard Lenin hated the environment and loved wizzing on trees...

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    1. It only shows how ignorant of history these last few generations have become under our liberally lockstepped education factories. The other big Communist holiday "May Day" (May 1) was often set aside, too, for large rallies of easily duped people.

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  3. Lenin is the less marketable version of Che Guevara.

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    1. Poor man probably just needs a better publicist.

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