Friday, November 24, 2017

100 years of ‘That’s not real socialism’*


This week saw the anniversary of one of the greatest events in world history. It's been 20 years since world wrestling champion Bret Hart successfully defended his title against Shawn Michaels at WWF's Survivor Series. Incidentally, this week also marked the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution in Russia.

A hundred years ago, Vladimir IIyich Lenin and his band of Bolsheviks overthrew the Russian Republic, creating a glorious socialist workers' paradise that would be the tyrannical hell hole known as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). Which means it's also 100 years since intellectuals and trade union leaders started using the world's most popular excuse for the failure of socialism: “That's not real socialism”.

 

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