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Stalinist Posters (retrospectively funny and ironic)
jhindin.com ^ | 2002 | Website

Posted on 03/29/2002 8:17:55 AM PST by Gladwin



TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: commies; stalin
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There are dozens of additional images at the site above. It is very funny, in a disturbing way, since we know what a murderer Stalin was. Also, the people don't look like they are starving. They are all rosy cheeked and fat.
1 posted on 03/29/2002 8:17:55 AM PST by Gladwin
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To: Gladwin
I believe a translation of the words below the picture are (loosely):

"We know of the friendship between Stalin and the people".

2 posted on 03/29/2002 8:25:27 AM PST by albee
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To: Gladwin
Sniff...thanks. Ahhh the Cold War, when it was OK to hate your $%#@#2!@ enemy. Sigh, damn PC.
3 posted on 03/29/2002 8:26:52 AM PST by nofriendofbills
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To: BrooklynGOP
woohoo
4 posted on 03/29/2002 8:28:23 AM PST by Texaggie79
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To: Gladwin
It looks like they put Reagan's face in the picture. Look at the third face from the right, counting Stalin.


5 posted on 03/29/2002 8:28:59 AM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
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To: Gladwin
Isn't that Al and Tippy over on the right?
6 posted on 03/29/2002 8:29:44 AM PST by Minnesoootan
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To: Gladwin
I believe a translation of the words below the picture are (loosely):

"We know of the friendship between Stalin and the people".

7 posted on 03/29/2002 8:30:23 AM PST by albee
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To: Gladwin
I am pretty sure this is the Massachusetts NEA website.
8 posted on 03/29/2002 8:31:27 AM PST by Leisler
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To: Leisler
I'm waiting for the tourist guy to appear.
9 posted on 03/29/2002 8:38:14 AM PST by Andyman
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To: albee

This one is very strange.

10 posted on 03/29/2002 8:39:59 AM PST by Gladwin
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To: albee
Maybe rather:

Great Stalin--Banner of Friendship of the Peoples of the USSR.

11 posted on 03/29/2002 8:42:37 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: big ern
Reagan is in there! Hmm, I knew he was a commie! This explains Sandra Day O'Connor. :) :) :)
12 posted on 03/29/2002 8:43:28 AM PST by Gladwin
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To: Gladwin

"Health, child protection, fighting poverty, aiding travellers, community, helping mothers: These are the tasks of the National Socialist People's Charity. Become a member!"

Join the USA Freedom Korps!

Click on the picture for more Nazi propaganda posters.

13 posted on 03/29/2002 8:45:31 AM PST by toenail
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To: big ern
Sure does. Looks like a young Gipper.

EBUCK

14 posted on 03/29/2002 8:46:36 AM PST by EBUCK
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To: big ern
The Gipper was a spy! I wonder if he knew Moe Berg?
15 posted on 03/29/2002 8:48:06 AM PST by Clemenza
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To: Clemenza
I think he knew Moe Howard ...
16 posted on 03/29/2002 8:49:54 AM PST by Gumlegs
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To: Gladwin
I'm sure every crooked regime has used similar tactics.
17 posted on 03/29/2002 8:52:34 AM PST by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace
For instance, look at some of Bill Clinton's ads.
18 posted on 03/29/2002 8:53:05 AM PST by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: Gladwin
Their version of "Loose lips sink ships" is cute.

To blab = to help the enemy.

19 posted on 03/29/2002 8:53:53 AM PST by VadeRetro
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To: toenail
Let's not forget that old Nazi motto at Auschwitz: Arbeit Macht Frie (Work will make you free!).
20 posted on 03/29/2002 8:53:56 AM PST by Clemenza
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To: VadeRetro
Forgot to say it looks like a paranoid Norman Rockwell.
21 posted on 03/29/2002 8:54:46 AM PST by VadeRetro
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To: Gladwin
Ol' Uncle Joe! Kids loved him (the ones who lived, anyway).

Bump!

22 posted on 03/29/2002 8:55:20 AM PST by dead
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To: Clemenza
"Let's not forget that old Nazi motto at Auschwitz: Arbeit Macht Frie (Work will make you free!)."

Nein! School-To-Work shall make you free! Leave no child behind!

23 posted on 03/29/2002 8:57:12 AM PST by toenail
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To: VadeRetro
I'm still trying to figure out the one with the bombs above. "Join the USSR in exploiting your resources, or we will blow you up!!!"
24 posted on 03/29/2002 8:57:14 AM PST by Gladwin
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To: VadeRetro
Here's a nice one. Although I get the drift, can you translate it?


25 posted on 03/29/2002 8:57:42 AM PST by geaux
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To: Gladwin
LOL! I just sent this as E-mail to my boss with the image in the background and text overlaying it stating

"The Proletariat wishes you a HAPPY EASTER".

I think he just spit out his coffee...

26 posted on 03/29/2002 8:59:59 AM PST by Caipirabob
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To: Gladwin

Here's an interesting one. It looks like a response to FDR's "four freedoms" speech. The title is "American freedoms" or something like that ("Svoboda po-Amerikanski" is the legend at the bottom). I suppose the KKK lynching scene is "freedom from fear," but I don't know about the others. The letters on top of the skyscraper say "Wall Street".

27 posted on 03/29/2002 9:00:28 AM PST by Campion
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To: Campion
Hahah.. Svobodo po amerikanski - means "Freedom - american style"
28 posted on 03/29/2002 9:01:54 AM PST by BrooklynGOP
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To: albee
actually it means "Great Stalin - symbol of friendship between nations of USSR"
29 posted on 03/29/2002 9:02:39 AM PST by BrooklynGOP
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To: Gladwin
The one on the left says "We make the desert bloom", on the right "They turn cities and villages into desert"
30 posted on 03/29/2002 9:03:27 AM PST by BrooklynGOP
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To: geaux
"American-Style freedom." The backdrop is "Uall" (Wall) Street." Freedom of the press (the guy blowing ducks out of a paper trumpet), personal freedom (the lynch scene), freedom of association and meeting (the police-attacked demonstration), freedom of opinion (the ossified jurist).
31 posted on 03/29/2002 9:06:46 AM PST by VadeRetro
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To: BrooklynGOP
The one on the left says "We make the desert bloom", on the right "They turn cities and villages into desert"

Mine is more accurate, methinks.

32 posted on 03/29/2002 9:06:48 AM PST by Gladwin
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To: BrooklynGOP
The one on the left says "We make the desert bloom", on the right "They turn cities and villages into desert"

My guess was, "When you're at the construction site ... don't smoke near the explosives."

33 posted on 03/29/2002 9:07:24 AM PST by toenail
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To: Gladwin
Stalinist Posters

Misleading thread title! I thought it was referring to the card carrying members of DUh!

34 posted on 03/29/2002 9:07:25 AM PST by Revolting cat!
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To: VadeRetro
Thanks.
35 posted on 03/29/2002 9:07:25 AM PST by geaux
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To: VadeRetro
To blab = to help the enemy.

I kinda like it the way it looks ... hoi tato - Bpary nomoratb. Sounds like a commercial slogan. "Hey, good-lookin', let's party with Nomo ratburgers!"

36 posted on 03/29/2002 9:08:45 AM PST by Gumlegs
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To: Clemenza
No,Moe green.

But what about Sol Weeks? And Twice?

37 posted on 03/29/2002 9:12:41 AM PST by Benrand
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To: Gumlegs
hoi tato - Bpary nomoratb

Some of the resemblances of their letters to ours are misleading, especially in their cursive script. A closer transliteration would be:

Boltat' - vragu pomogat'.

38 posted on 03/29/2002 9:13:11 AM PST by VadeRetro
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To: lev
Can you translate this for us?

Barb

39 posted on 03/29/2002 9:14:59 AM PST by buffyt
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To: Gladwin
When I was a kid we had a missionary who smuggled a bunch of posters out of Russia. This was in the 1950s or 60s and it was very dangerous for him to do this. It was unreal the propaganda they had in their posters. At one time we had postcard size copies of them. I wish I knew where those are now. One was of Christ getting drunk at a wedding. The posters ridiculed USA, our politics, religion, etc. Now M. Gorbechev admits it was all propaganda.
40 posted on 03/29/2002 9:15:37 AM PST by buffyt
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To: Gladwin

Ha!! Here's one that contrasts the glorious accomplishments of Soviet education with the run-down, bankrupt, crappy education system of the USA. What fools!! What boneheads!!! Claiming that our educational system stinks!! Our teachers are crap!! Our students are idiots!!

Ah......

Never mind.

41 posted on 03/29/2002 9:15:57 AM PST by Cincinatus
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To: Gladwin
What jumps out at me is the calculated, contrived attempt to include various ethnicities of the old USSR on the poster. Diversity!

We are beaten over the head with the same kind of thing, in the U.S., all the time. Some things just never change, do they?

42 posted on 03/29/2002 9:17:04 AM PST by Dr. Frank fan
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To: All
Highly recommended:

Anything by director Nikita Mikhalkov is worth watching.

43 posted on 03/29/2002 9:19:09 AM PST by cornelis
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To: toenail
We visited Dachau concentration camp in 2000. It was a very moving experience. WORK MAKES YOU FREE is on their entry gate, also. We know enough German to read it. Also visited the Ann Frank house in 1980, and that was truly moving. Human cruelty seems to know no limit. I do believe that most people on this earth are good people and just want to live life and work and enjoy family. But the terrorists, the Stalins, the Husseins, the Hitlers, the bin Ladens, the Arafats - make this peaceful life impossible. Sad. But I would go right now and join the military if they would take me, and I am OVER 50.
44 posted on 03/29/2002 9:20:11 AM PST by buffyt
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To: Gladwin
A Soviet comment on US atmospheric testing of atomic weapons (published no doubt prior to 1949, when the Soviets exploded their own nuclear device).
45 posted on 03/29/2002 9:21:44 AM PST by Cincinatus
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To: Minnesoootan
"Isn't that Al and Tippy over on the right?"

Tickets for the 'Shoot' were included in Senator Gore's quarterly bribe from Armand Hammer.

Ahhhhh ... ain't Communism Marxism Socialism Liberalism Glo-baloneyism GREAT, Comrade.

46 posted on 03/29/2002 9:22:04 AM PST by CIBvet
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To: buffyt

The Old School Axis of Evil.

47 posted on 03/29/2002 9:23:48 AM PST by seamus
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To: big ern
Look at the third from the left...could it be our "first black president?"
48 posted on 03/29/2002 9:24:39 AM PST by sweetliberty
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To: seamus
TRUE, and evil is still alive and well worldwide. God bless our troops who work so hard to keep us all safe!!!!
49 posted on 03/29/2002 9:26:02 AM PST by buffyt
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Burnt By the Sun. "This is the first anti-Stalin film to come out of post-Communist Russia, and the new freedom shows in the full scope of what Mikhalkov is able to criticize. " -- James Berardinelli
50 posted on 03/29/2002 9:30:47 AM PST by cornelis
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