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A vintage World War II Russian propaganda poster. While the colors and design are fascinating, the message kind of fell through, didn’t it? Kind of reminds me of Jerry Maguire’s departing speech:

Who’s coming with me

Who’s coming with me
besides Flipper here?

This is embarrassing….

Dorothy…Dorothy Boyd, thank you.

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  • Matt Watson says:

    Ha! I ripped off that poster for a flyer / poster I did;
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragondrop/383406637

  • Lou WOods says:

    Sounds pretty reasonable to me dude.

    Lou

  • Scott says:

    Man, this one time I feel off my ladder but thankfully I didn't get hurt. Do you fell me?

  • anon says:

    Yeah because the Soviets actually followed the principles of communism.

  • jon says:

    For those Americans who recently lost their homes and jobs to socialism for the rich, Capitalism hasn't been all it's cracked up to be either. Cool poster. Let's not be so smug.

  • Jimbob says:

    If that was a vintage Russian propaganda poster, wouldn't it be written in Russian?

  • bennie says:

    Oral, please do not introduce my to your brother, Anal.

  • grammar police says:

    fell

  • j says:

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't a RUSSIAN poster be in RUSSIAN instead of English.

    Loser

  • b says:

    the Chinese seem to be happy with it….

  • facepalm says:

    who said it was a russian poster? america had a communist party(s) too…./facepalm

  • Hank Fox says:

    Well, it must be said: The man IS wearing a one-piece leisure suit. Also, this poster exhibits massive FAIL because it contains no hot proletarian chicks. Plus the "Join the Communist Party" arrow looks suspiciously like it's having erection problems.

    And I'm sure the fact that it's in English just means it came out of their international outreach efforts.

  • Crus says:

    I like that little thing about commie art.. the hidden message. The fact that he shows the way right, and a bit upwards, so you don't look down and notice it's a cliff.. ;)

  • Dave Thomas says:

    Kind of disturbing, how many people on here have made favorable comments about communism. You do realize that communism is the antithesis of freedom? Of everything any honorable person stands for?

  • Bubble says:

    Have no one considered that this might be a Flyer from communist party in Canada or the USA, both countries had Communist Party before The Berlin wall fell. Are you guys so blind ?

  • Bob Newhart says:

    Weird since millions of people in Russia want to go BACK to communism.

  • Bubble says:

    Freedom, yeah right, you think you are free, but in the end, It's the american tax payer that will have to pay the 700B $ bill for the bailout, freedom in america it's just an illusion.

    • janey says:

      WE ARE GETTING A TASTE OF WHAT SOCIALISM IS RIGHT NOW WITH OUR DEBTS GOING INTO THE TRILLIONS AND A PRES. THAT WONT STOP SPENDING OUR MONEY OR GET US JOBS OR CLOSE OUR BORDERS… WE ARE THE ONLY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WITH OPEN BORDERS.. HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL? DOESNT THAT MAKE YOU FEEL SAFE??? THAT ANY TERROIST CAN COME IN HERE AND ARE TREATED LIKE AMERICAN TAX PAYERS… WOW WHAT A DEAL, NO WONDER THEY ARE COMING OVER IN DROVES.. NO ONE IS AS BRAIN DEAD TO ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN IN THEIR COUNTRY.. WE ARE BEING LAUGHED AT ALL OVER THE WORLD AS BEING CRAZY LOONS…. WHEN IS AMERICA GOING TO SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.?

  • Dave Thomas says:

    Yes bubble, most of us know that. lol That doesnt mean communism is good. Just means that corruption is bad. No matter the system.

  • Ken says:

    I'm going to stop making progress at work because it is socialism.

    Thank you internets!

    Disclosure: This is sarcasm.

  • Jon Snow says:

    "Dave Thomas says: Kind of disturbing, how many people on here have made favorable comments about communism."

    I dunno. We've been so brainwashed by capitalist propaganda, we instantly think of communism as evil and restrictive. I'm sure communists think of our societies the same way. In a communist society, leaving a person homeless would be blasphemous (the disparity between rich and poor does not exist), and working hours are shorter (because everyone pitches in). Communism is mass-production and environmental, and everyone works for the greater good. In capitalism, it's everyone for himself. While communism is largely considered a failed experiment or an experiment not brought to fruition, capitalism is still one in progress.

    • leo says:

      In a communist society, everyone is the same–homeless, not much work, and don't give me that environmental crap…communist countries are ecological sesspools.

      On the other hand, the poor in capitalists societies have cable tv, cell phones and get so much to eat that obesity is a problem.

      Pay attention to reality, folks. And you socialists? Give it up.

  • Bryan Cox says:

    So, this was a Russian poster… in English… from WWII… something does not compute. It should be in Russian, or else it's from an Anglo county.

  • jimmy slicks says:

    The interwebs informs me that most countries have a commo party. This is not a Rusky poster and it is not really that old. Notice the first ever emoticon after the APPLY NOW.

  • democracy begins in says:

    to each according to their need, and to each according to their ability. and none according to their greed!!

  • Balance of Power says:

    It's easy to laugh at and dismiss Communism as some obsolete economic system without understanding the deeper cultural, historic and economic meaning it had for many of the working poor throughout history; those laborers who worked as hard as anyone but could not chip away at the vast mountain of poverty they had before them.

    It's easy to gladhand Capitalism as synonymous with freedom because most of us in the Western World live in democratic societies without ever once questioning who pays the price for our freedom and our way of life (here's a hint: it's not the military).

    Were it not for the vanguard members of the unions, of the Socialist and Communist parties in the late 19th and early 20th century, many of you would have likely been working in factories as children. Your parents would be working 80 hours a week in factories just to put food on the table.

    It was their tireless fight that gave us 40 hour work weeks, 8 hour days, and limitations on child labor. Before that, workers throughout the world (including American workers) were caught in a vicious cycle of poor health and poverty from which there was little or no escape.

    So if you went to public school and didn't have to work next to your parents at the local textile mill or machine factory – Thank a Progressive. Get on your knees and kiss the picture of guys like Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson – not to mention guys you've probably never heard of like Eugene Debs and Samuel Gompers.

    And for the record, I am not a Communist. But I am not a Capitalist either. I see both extremes as inherently detrimental and utilitarian.

    Those who defend the evils of Capitalism, that is, those who are perfectly comfortable to sacrifice some "losers" for the sake of having some "winners" are just as bad and inhumane as ideological Communists who are willing to sacrifice "winners" for the sake of "losers."

    Those who grew up in South America in the 70's and 80's know better than to fall prey to the notion that Capitalism = Freedom. Just ask the Chileans whose democratically elected leader, Salvador Allende, was murdered by CIA-assisted agents; or Hondurans; or Dominicans, or Haitians, etc… etc…

    These are the people, along with countless others, who pay the price so that we here in the States and in other parts of the Industrialized Western World live comfortably.

    But no – it's just easier not to ask the hard questions – better to just believe what your handlers tell you. That's the ticket. Dismiss away!

  • xenophrenia says:

    Those talking about freedom don't realize that the US has 25% of the worlds prisoners. 1 out of every 100 people in the United States is in prison. We have more people in prison in the US than China, Russia, or any other so called freedom hating countries in the world. Freedom… we're the land of prisons.

  • Mitch says:

    JON said "For those Americans who recently lost their homes and jobs to socialism for the rich, Capitalism hasn’t been all it’s cracked up to be either."

    What an ignorant twit you are.

    The economy is in the shape it is in BECAUSE the state mandated those loans and socialism brought down the US econ.

    Are you even aware of the "Greater" depression of 1920?

    NO you are not…well it was worse in virtually every way than the one in 1929 *HOWEVER* the president had some brains and the welfare of the populace was put first and they just let capito;lism fix the problem. Thos who screwed up went under and in less thajn a year we had booming econ and the highest non-wartime employment in history.

    FDR wanted power over people. Had read and adfmired socialist authoers and he intentionally made rthinfgs worse to get more state control.

    Don't be an idiot and believe the redacted history they teach in US colleges. Get off your ass and read the truth.

    Start here:

    New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America

    by Burton W. Folsom

  • Davin says:

    The arrow in the this way to progress is pointing downwards :P

  • Balance of Power says:

    @Mitch

    You are repeating the oft-repeated myth that the Community Reinvestment Act was responsible for the Subprime Mortgage Crisis. The numbers do not support this. The vast majority of subprime loans were by middle and upper class home buyers, buying second and third homes for quick turnovers and profit.

    Only six percent of all subprime mortgage loans fell under CRA.

    Here are links:

    http://bit.ly/9GcBsa

    http://bit.ly/2yoM9t

    http://bit.ly/4ggFXc

    http://bit.ly/pSSuh

    In fact, CRA loans are a safer investment for a mortgage lender than other types of loans because borrowers are typically paying off their first home and thus pay their mortgage on a timely basis.

  • Dave says:

    Is this the new slogan for "Socialist" America? Kiss your hard earned dollars goodbye people…

  • Mia says:

    Worked out well if you joined the party, not so well if you did not.

  • Alex says:

    Being a freedom lover, there is nothing that offends me more than Communism. May all who practice it, rot in hell.

  • janey says:

    I CANT ACCESS THE BLOGS TO WRITE A MESSAGE…