For all the shitty stuff the various flavors of Communism have represented thus far, the commie’s propaganda machine has always been much better at crafting powerful symbolism and manifesting it publicly, than any other political system I can think of besides the Nazis and, possibly the Roman Empire.
The US was absolutely fabulous at crafting and promoting effective propaganda prior to and during WWII. But I think the government lost its way shortly thereafter. And in today’s divisive, uber-cynical, unforgiving cancel-culture, American society, what isn’t propaganda?
You have to be severely ignorant not to know how brutal comrades Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Ho Chi Minh, Pol Pot, and the Castro brothers were and how tyrannical their successors continue to steer their countries.
Today, I’d argue that the only country left (pun intended) still producing noteworthy propaganda is General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Chairman of the Central Military Commission, and President of the State Affairs Commission, i.e. Respected Supreme Leader Comrade Kim Jong-un.
Now, I wonder if his team of artists, graphic designers, and desktop publishers are using the exact same Adobe Creative Cloud apps as I am. Probably. The question that keeps me up at night is whether or not they’re using cracked versions of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, or. if they actually have a subscription paid for by Kim.
Found this star by the Duga Radar in the Exclusion Zone near the nuclear powerplant at Chernobyl, Ukraine.