01 August 2012 @ 05:34 pm
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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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mellzie_1963: madmenmellzie_1963 on August 1st, 2012 11:05 pm (UTC)
atheism = communism?

psst...we're down here under the bed!
Man Writing Slash: Manpain is EPICwrite_light on August 2nd, 2012 12:06 am (UTC)
Yes, because communism=atheism, so atheism=communism is also true. ::painful eyeroll:
Disco citizen: Sieur Wood de Stockteamrodent on August 4th, 2012 09:03 am (UTC)
I was hiding in case the John Birch Society came a-calling... Wait, that's who we meant, right?
Man Writing Slash: my religion is Winchesterwrite_light on August 2nd, 2012 12:12 am (UTC)
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).
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