The Russia is getting more evil thread


#182

The fascists have been playing the hard left since the days of Mussolini and Hitler. Nothing much has changed there.


#183

Recent article relating a similar sentiment:


#184

Yup, have been chatting about the original Red-Brown Alliances and enriching my inter-war Germany political knowledge.


#185

That poster is amazing.

I have 2 framed communist propaganda posters on my living room wall, not as political statement, but just as art pieces. I looked through a whole bunch to get the ones I ended up buying, and that is definitely top tier.


#186

I saw an awesome collection of Soviet propaganda posters at the Tate Modern a few years back.

Looks like another one is on at the moment. I might indulge.


#187

Those are basically from the collection of the late David King, who was a prominent collector of Soviet-era art and photographs.

One of his best books is The Commissar Vanishes
https://www.amazon.com/Commissar-Vanishes-Falsification-Photographs-Stalins/dp/1849762511

He later put out a book titled Red Star Over Russia
https://www.amazon.com/Red-Star-over-Russia-History/dp/1854379356/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1854379356&pd_rd_r=N58C1F0HM5FQFD9ACVCN&pd_rd_w=F0p1H&pd_rd_wg=rfhYJ&psc=1&refRID=N58C1F0HM5FQFD9ACVCN

King managed to get images that were extremely rare or never-before-seen.

Both books are fascinating and chilling. I gave them to a close friend of mine and she keeps them on her coffee table permanently. It’s quite an ice-breaker.


#188

A Russian investigative journalist who wrote about the deaths of mercenaries in Syria has died in hospital after falling from his fifth-floor flat.

Maxim Borodin was found badly injured by neighbours in Yekaterinburg and taken to hospital, where he later died.

Local officials said no suicide note was found but the incident was unlikely to be of a criminal nature.

However, a friend revealed Borodin had said his flat had been surrounded by security men a day earlier.

Vyacheslav Bashkov described Borodin as a “principled, honest journalist” and said Borodin had contacted him at five o’clock in the morning on 11 April saying there was “someone with a weapon on his balcony and people in camouflage and masks on the staircase landing”.
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In recent weeks, the journalist had written about Russian mercenaries known as the “Wagner Group” who were reportedly killed in Syria on 7 February in a confrontation with US forces.

Last week, the outgoing head of the CIA, Mike Pompeo, said that “a couple hundred” Russian mercenaries died in the clash in Deir al-Zour province. The mercenaries were apparently taking part in an attack by pro-Syrian government fighters on the headquarters of a US ally, the Syrian Democratic Forces.

Also posted in the Secret CIA source claims Russia rigged 2016 election thread.


Secret CIA source claims Russia rigged 2016 election
#189

Well, when it’s done by the state, it’s not a crime… right?


#190

There have been a lot of “falls” of people who voice dissent against Putin. What a nightmare.


#191

Meanwhile, over on the British hard left…


#192

Are you sure this isn’t a Russian bot? (I’m not from the UK so could be missing something obvious)


#193

The account is now showing as suspended.


#194

Nah, just another tankie. They are everywhere at the moment.

They’ve moved on from the Soviet Union to defending Putin, Assad, Iran, Hezbollah, Chavez, DPRK, etc. It’s moved away from defending Communists/Maoists/Juche to any anti-West governments, hence Putin and Assad. Our enemies are their friends.

Isn’t the American hard left dominated by these types too? I’ve definitely come across more than a few over my time. They are generally over in the whackier areas of the the Greens (Stein is a Putinist no?) and Bernieland.


#195

Our far Left is dominated by vagina stones and people with measles.


#196

That’s not a left right thing though. Plenty of vaccine haters in Infowarsland.


#197

While I’m sure you could find any position represented in a country of 320 million, that basically doesn’t exist in the US. There’s no real voice or push for that kind of nonsense here. Here the far left is basically advocating for universal healthcare systems and pushing for a Scandinavian style democratic socialism. That is what exists of the far left in the US. Anything beyond that is ignorable fringe.


#198

There are a lot of bots showing opinions over here that people didn’t know were bots until they did. The whole point is to look like an exaggerated version of a normal outlying opinion (or just copy the worst of the worst opinions) in order to amplify them to make them sound more mainstream than the really are. By giving them credence and spreading them, other people do the majority of the work of the propaganda and divide the country.


#199

Blumenthal is fairly high profile on the US side of “anti-Imperialist” movement. You know who his dad is right? Aren’t his attacks on SLPC making the news at all?


#200

You must not have tried colloidal silver and turmeric in honey. I hear they can cure ANYTHING.


#201

I’ve been cramming half a pound of bee venom up where the sun don’t shine for twenty some years and y’all know what? 100% tuberculosis free!