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well it is an ad for canadair....and uh, replace communism with some groups in the states and it sounds eerily familiar....the more things change, the more they stay the same...grumble grumble grumble.....

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I was hiding in case the John Birch Society came a-calling... Wait, that's who we meant, right?
Yes, I love these ads. :D (well, not exactly love, love).

What most people don't know is that the commie ways were remarkably religion-like - the State was protector/savior/etc., a glowing sun to which all turned their faces. That's one reason truly religious people in the Soviet sphere were upset - their religion wasn't just banned, it was replaced.

But there was plenty of regimentation and false idealism over here too. Militarism, conformity, blind allegiance (q.v. the pledge of allegiance, 1942, and "under God", 1954, and "In God We Trust", 1956) rather than comprehension of what we faced (not acceptance or tolerance, just simple comprehension).