- Apr 2009
- Disunited Queendom
As per my earlier point.Communism has been redefined a number of times as one leader in the USSR came into power after the other. There was no true communism along Karl Marx lines, more stalinism, etc, isms and in the end it was more of a dictatorship than anything else. The majority of people were forced to share everything they had, including their jobs and a small minority working in sought after Government jobs could have as much of everything as they like on the black market. Markets were not really free for everyone. When they went to their shops, the shops were mostly empty. The USSR over centuries has been a country of despots and small groups of people controlling the masses, the masses rising up and trying to change leadership, and in the end it seems to revert back to the template of oppression and lack of true freedom.
If only Gorbachev... never mind.