- Apr 10, 2020
- United States
If your idea of a successful socialist state is the USSR, the only pretend socialist here is really you, mate. It was just as much an oligarchic, imperialist state as the US; the elites in control just happened to be ultra-rich party members directly making decisions rather than ultra-rich capitalists buying politicians to make decisions. The average worker did not own the means of production; the party elite did.It is worth reexamining our understanding of history in light of the cold war, the political screening of professors and media professionals, and the unremitting propaganda directed at us since we could understand language. Even if it offends the sensibilities of some who style themselves socialists and yet want to condemn as unworthy any socialist project which enjoyed enough success to be capable of exerting power.