Ex-Communist Citizens Reminisce About The Good Old Days

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With so much media bias against communism, especially emanating from Fox News and various internet fake news sources, it’s hard to get an idea of what it was really like living under the supposedly ghastly regimes of Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot. So in order to dispel many of the myths and misconceptions about communism, the Accredited Times sent a couple of its journalist to interview people who actually lived under these regimes. We asked each of these people to briefly describe what life was like under communism, and what they said may shock and surprise you.

Alexei Ivanov, Soviet Union

Things were simple back then. I remember getting up early every morning and walking to school in the snow, with shoes that were falling apart and a torn up coat, with the wind howling. Some days I’d even walk barefoot. We had so little that we appreciated what we had – and we worked so hard that we felt proud and content when the day was done. Growing up under Stalin did me a lot of good – it made me strong, humble, and gave me an appreciation of the important things in life, like family, country and civic duty. Young people today could learn a lot from living under communism.

Zhang Wei Liu, Maoist China

Things were very different back then. We didn’t have so many luxuries, and we couldn’t just say whatever we wanted – you had to be careful and have respect for your country and your leaders. Mao was a strong leader – he made Chinese people feel proud, and he gave us jobs and a good life. Today, children have no discipline, they have too much freedom, too many choices. In my day, we did whatever we were told, and we didn’t ask questions. Those were the best days.

Hans Fischer, East Germany

Everything was organized and efficient back then, and we had a strong collective desire to make society a better place. We were working towards a common goal, and you could feel the unity among the German people. I would get up every day, ready to do my part, and I had no goals or aspirations of my own – we lived lives of dedication and loyalty to country, and in my opinion it was much more fulfilling than living in today’s materialistic, capitalist society.

Srey Keo, Pol Pot’s Cambodia

We were peasants, and we lived in fear every day, but we were also happy. We had jobs, we had food, we had vacations. Nobody was looking for work – we had everything that we needed. My husband worked hard and always brought home what we needed to survive. It was different, but good.

Listening to these heart warming stories about what life was life was really like under these regimes, makes you question the narratives we often hear about the supposed brutality and inhumanity of communism. Right wing websites can quote sensational statistics all day long about brutality, starvation, human rights and living standards, but these actual anecdotes from people who actually lived under these regimes tell a completely different story. It’s time for us to start undoing much of the negativity surrounding this perfectly sound ideology, and start exploring how we could better implement it in the future, because clearly our biased right wing gatekeepers of the facts and figures about communism, are not giving us the full picture.

richandrenee

Wow jackpot MDB – once again you’ve scooped on some great interviews. It’s very sad how their pride has been trampled by a dangerous, worldwide, swing to the right.

Marinated Le Pen
Marinated Le Pen

Truly hard-hitting interviews by our brave AT journalists, of survivors of the communist era. Sorry that’s not true, my sources in Russia say that this is just MDB talking to himself.
On the plus side, AT is hiring folks who like to be recorded talking to themselves.

#hate-speech

richandrenee

Accusing our well respected editor in chief MDB of fabrication is hate-speech. It’s time you grow up and learn a few objective facts MLP – Chris Cuomo proved that questioning an accredited journalist’s sources is the same as calling a black a n#$$%r ages ago.

anon
anon

After seeing your picture a few articles ago, I feel your pain for multiple failed operations by pass/fail Jewish doctors.

Have you considered buying a power sander and just redoing your face yourself?

The price is certainly cheaper.

Marinated Le Pen
Marinated Le Pen

Power sanding before or after Botox?

anon
anon

Good question

I propose half the face get Botox first and power sander second

while the other half gets power sander first and Botox second.

An experiment that even Einstein would approve of.

Do it For Science!

anon
anon

NO! Multiple hand puppets!

Say it is not so!

richandrenee

It’s disgusting how the, so called, Great Terror of 1937-38 has been used to smear Stalin’s name. Clearly he had to clean house of right-wingers, antisemites, homophobes, Christians, and any other fascist fifth column before the most evil man in history invaded the Soviet Union without warning or provocation.

We should be glad that he cleaned up this bigoted right-wing riff-raff and beat the architect of the Holocaust before all Jews and gay people were killed.

90 and still a Bircher
90 and still a Bircher

Listen here you silly millennials people like Bernie Sanders are charlatans and liars – socialism/communism does not work.

This is our system it is time proven to deliver the most amount of prosperity and freedom to the most amount of people.

#neoliberalism

Marinated Le Pen
Marinated Le Pen

Anything that provides prosperity and freedom to the most amount of people is mental illness, doesn’t matter whether you call it capitalism, communism or socialism.

littleshoppinlucy
littleshoppinlucy

That film makes no sense – they try to say that communism and fascism are essentially the same and both are far left on the political spectrum. How dumb is that – everyone knows fascists are extremely right-wing 🙂

Pbier

Srey Keo???!!! Holy s*$t!

I could be thinking of the completely wrong person here, but does she have a son, must be about 26 years old by now…looks a bit different to her other children…has blond hair and blue eyes?

A close friend wants to know.

anon
anon

60 Million dead Russians
100 Million dead Chinese
3 Million dead Cambodians
10 Million dead Ukrainians
Whatever happened to the Germans in Prussia? 10 million dead Germans (after WW2).

and who knows hoe many North Koreans?

Can’t you just FEEL all those happy thoughts as you die of planned starvation, get worked to death, or get a shovel applied to the back of the head because bullets are sometimes just too expensive?

Engelslovesyou
Engelslovesyou

The Communist System is great in so many ways. First and foremost it is the best system for showing us how little we really need to just survive in life and it’s incentives are much purer than those of Capitalism. In Communism you just do as you’re told and you will be given some food and a place to live. In Capitalism you make selfish choices about your life. Under Communism everyone unselfishly lives and works for the benefit of others and the state. This is the only way you can really be happy. So far no country has made the true Communist Workers Paradise because if they did it right it would still exist. Maybe our great thinkers in the media, academia, and the Democratic Party will finally be free to institute proper Communism and then we will be free to love life again.

Black Flies Matter
Black Flies Matter

No worries, a true accredited utopia lies just 90 miles from Key West Florida. I have recently fled to Cuba to escape this John Lennon hating south ALABAMA hell hole. Even though I’m a white racist southern redneck, albeit I do identify as a Black West African monkey, Cuba is a dream come true for me. When the power is out in La Habana, one can almost see the lights of Key West from the El Malecon. I can only smile and thank Fidel for his hard work.

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