Monday, June 1, 2009
Pravda fills niche
Today Russian newspaper Pravda indicated a major shift in policy, abandoning their long-held role as the propaganda branch of the Soviet Socialist Party to fill a vacuum in American media by sounding the alarm at the loss of freedom, democracy, liberty, and capitalism.
A spokesman for the newspaper said that "We just couldn't continue to compete with dozens of American networks and newspapers who stole our schtick."
The first evidence of this dramatic change in editorial stance was a piece titled "American capitalism gone with a whimper."
The article started out with the observation that "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."
The author then proceeds to mock the American people for "the surrender of their freedoms and souls, to the whims of their elites and betters" whose cause he traces to Americans being "dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics."
He goes on to say that "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."
In short, Pravda is doing the job that America's "free" media neglects by reporting Obama's sweeping transformation of American government and society into a far more oppressive regime than Russian oligarchs were ever able to achieve.
If anyone knows that Marxism is something you "descend into" it is Pravda.