We Will Bury You!
posted by Susan Stark

An urban legend has it that Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev pounded his shoe on a table and said those four words to the West, indicating that Communism will bury Capitalism.

We chuckle at that now, because after all, we won, didn’t we? We buried communism.

Well, yes, we did, after a fashion.

Unfortunately, though, it’s rearing it’s ugly head again. No, I’m not talking about Hugo Chavez with his Bolivarianism, or Putin with his resurgent Mafia-socialism. What I’m talking about is popping up in the good old U S of A.

Comrades, let me introduce you to Chairman Rupert Murdoch. He is doing what Khrushchev wanted to do but didn’t live to do: He is burying us.

If we are all eventually forced into reading or listening or watching HIS media for our information, it would certainly be the equivalent of reading Pravda.

Just as much as if the Walton family owned every means of buying stuff, as they are trying to do right now. Imagine long lines at Wal-mart snaking around the block, parallel to the Soviet lines to buy clothing or toilet paper.

Because, that’s the irony. The greater the corporate and individual concentration of ownership in our society, the closer we come to Soviet-style economy, where everything is owned and distributed by a single entity (in their case, it was the State).

When Chairman Murdoch gains control of a newspaper, for instance, he “promises” not to change the content. But he turned the New York Post from a mainstream liberal paper into a tabloid/fascist rag that hasn’t made a profit since he acquired it. But profit isn’t nearly as important as dominance, when you’re trying to manipulate public opinion.

Fortunately, we have an alternative to this corporate-communism, if we are willing to make the effort. There is a little-known news network that aims to become an alternative to not only to Fox News, but also to CNN and the rest of the cookie-cutter networks.

It’s called the REAL NEWS!!!!


5 Responses to “”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Susan Stark, lets wed. If Murdoch, wants to spew his vile, then, thanks to Ronald Rayguns, deregulation efforts he can. If people choose to not read the Post, the rag will not survive. All we can do is work hard and hope we can prevent the country from going nationalist, like Germany in the 30’s.

  2. John Madziarczyk Says:

    I think the last part of your comment was unintentionally out dated.

    So here’s something from the department of nit picking.

    If I remember my history correctly the Khruschev shoe banging incident was brought on by the U2 spy planes flying over the Soviet Union, which was something where you can say “What if that had happened in reverse?” People would be going ape shit about the Soviet Union flying spy missions over the U.S.

    The context was that if the U.S. wanted to make war on the Soviet Union, implying an invasion, that they would bury us.

  3. angelo Says:

    If only more concerned progressive Germans had been terrorists…

  4. Susan Stark Says:

    Hi Folks.

    It might be true that if people stopped reading the New York Post, Murdoch might decide to stop printing it. But like I said, if profit was the motive for acquiring the Post, the paper probably would’ve folded a decade ago.

    The sales of this paper are surprisingly good, and a few years back it topped the NY Daily News, it’s main competitor. But that’s only because it lowered it’s price from 50 cents to 25 cents. So it’s still not turning a profit. That’s why I and others say that dominance is the motive for keeping the paper going, not money.

    But it’s a dominance that we can change. There is a progressive news network that is trying to break into television, but they need money to do this. Their website is http://www.therealnews.com/

  5. Anders Says:

    John, Susan was just repeating the urban legend.
    And in reality, the Premier said “we will bury you WITHOUT FIRING A SHOT”, referring to the inevitable collapse of Capitalism as a way of organizing society and the rise of Communism from the ashes.

    C’est la luuuutteee finaaaaleeee….

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