Posts tagged ‘socialism’

2013/02/13

Inside North Korea – VICE Travel

Published on Dec 19, 2011
Vice founder Shane Smith managed to get into North Korea after a year and half of trying and is witness to the craziness of this hermit nation.

Published on Dec 19, 2011
Shane visits the North Korean side of the De-militarized Zone (DMZ) and surprisingly finds that it’s more relaxed than the South however the propaganda and is out of control. North Korea is serious.

Published on Dec 19, 2011
The next stop on VICE’s tour of North Korean propaganda was The People’s Library, this place is weird and creepy – just like everywhere else in North Korea. The creep keeps on coming.

2012/05/06

Immigrants Reflect on Soviet Collapse

Uploaded by VOAvideo on Dec 14, 2011

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union 20 years ago, millions of people have emigrated from the newly created nations that once were constituent republics of the communist empire. Our correspondent spoke to several of them who have settled in New York. Peter Fedynsky has this report.

2011/12/15

MEGAPOST: The Game of Life and a parody/critique of socialism


Fun With Politics – Social Life Board Game Commercial
LYRICS:
Get lazy in the Game of Social Life.
You can spend more time with your kids and your wife.

Don’t be a doctor, they work too hard.
CEO? No! Mall security guard.

“Your successful business triples your tax rate.”

Get lazy, taxes take you money away.
So why go through the trouble? Mediocraty pays.

“Wait 2 years for cancer treatment. Lose 24 turns.”
“Oh, man! Inflation card. Everyone lose half your money.”

Get lazy, you don’t have to go to school.
Get free money, spend more time by your pool.

If you go to college, man those school loans are lame.
Why go through the trouble when we all make the same.

“You fall behind on your mortgage. Yes! Collect $1000 every turn.”
“You’re current on your mortgage. Pay an extra $1000 every turn.”
“The key is to not have any ambition.”

Get lazy, there are no rich people to hate.
Bring rich people down! Hey, aint life great?

“The spinner only has the number one, so nobody gets an unfair advantage. We wouldn’t want anybody to win now! Every other space is tax day! Well, for the dummies who make enough to pay taxes.”

Get lazy.

“Buy it while it’s still available.”

“Available only until there are no more rich people to leach off of, and the middle class goes completely extinct leaving only extremely poor, and not the kind of poor where you can still afford an iPod.”

“By Death of the Constitution Games.”

The game of life 1960 commerical- in color!

I remember when they ran this commercial a lot during the Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction, so I’m gonna guess it’s from somewhere around 1967-68


1979-1981

“Be a winner at the Game of Life!”

*Bargain Hunter* by Milton Bradley. A poor-man’s *Game Of Life* that let kids experience all the headaches of adulthood..
“Hunt bargains to be the first to furnish your apartment and get out of debt.”

2011/12/11

Fidel Castro: Life of the Cuban Leader

Che Guevara, Fulgencio Batista, Cuban Revolution, Bay of Pigs Invasion, Cuban Missile Crisis, John F. Kennedy

In this http://www.WatchMojo.com video, we take a look at the life and rule of Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

2011/12/02

The Wall (1962) / Berlin Wall Documentary Film Video

The Wall (1962) / Berlin Wall Documentary Film Video. Creative Commons license: Public Domain. Government film about the erection of the Berlin Wall. From the holdings of the National Archives.

2011/11/09

Cuba legalises sale of private property

Cuba’s government has given its citizens the right to buy and sell their homes for the first time since the 1959 revolution.

The long-awaited reform, published on Thursday in the government’s Official Gazette, is one one of the most substantial reforms introduced by Raul Castro, Cuba’s president, to liberalize the island’s Soviet-style command economy while maintaining the communist system..

Phil Peters, a Cuba expert at the Lexington Institute in Arlington, Virginia, said the move could have broad
ramifications for the Cuban economy, where the cash-strapped government is encouraging the growth of self-employment as it attempts to cut a million jobs from its bloated payrolls.

“The ability to sell houses means instant capital formation for Cuban families. It becomes a source of capital at the
grassroots level,” Peters said. “It is a big sign of the government letting go.”

Al Jazeera’s Jesse Mesner-Hage reports.

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