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"War, Racism, Theft, Murder, Aggression, Provocation, Violence, Terror!

American Imperialism, World Police!"

(Soviet Union, 1968)

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Content Warning: Critique, interdiscoursivity, witty remark with historical link. 

Content Warning: Critique, interdiscoursivity, witty remark with historical link.
Hmmm.. I wonder what happened in Czechoslovakia in 1968...

While I agree that the US is horrible, posting propaganda posters from another horrible authoritarian state isn't really helpful for that message.

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@yogthosContent Warning: Critique, interdiscoursivity, witty remark with historical link.

I'm sure you lived a nice life there, Many people can live very nice lives in authoritarian states.
And I'm equally sure there are plenty of people who can say the same thing about living in the US.

But I think there enough historical evidence that USSR, was indeed a pretty horrible authoritarian state, just as it should be abundantly clear that the US is a pretty horrible authoritarian state. And because of that I think it's rather problematic to critique the US from the point of USSR, as such an argument is easily thought perhaps wrongful dismissed, or at the very least quickly turns into an argument of how bad USSR was instead of the more pressing issues discussed of current situations.

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@yogthosContent Warning: Critique, interdiscoursivity, witty remark with historical link.
The real problem here is that people will latch on to those bad connotations of the USSR, which will diminish the important point about how horrible the US is.

If we just point out the horrors of the US, people will focus on those issues.
But if people see the propaganda poster from USSR, they will shift their focus on the horrors of USSR and the important point about US will not be discussed or thought about. That's just how people work. So it just takes away from the message. If you care about the message, then help people think about it the right way and avoid making people confuse it with other issues.
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