Is communism the new Blue Bonnet?

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Is communism the new Blue Bonnet?

Peo­ple of a cer­tain age will remem­ber one adver­tis­ing jin­gle, “Everything’s bet­ter with Blue Bon­net on it:”

Back then we were being sold an infe­rior prod­uct that had the shape and color of the real thing, but cer­tainly fell short of the real thing.

I remem­ber that we did a blind taste test in grade school, and our young taste buds, even then, for the most part could tell the dif­fer­ence between real but­ter mar­garine. Only one or two, out of fif­teen kids, could not tell the difference.

Now we have com­mu­nist apol­o­gists sell­ing us again on the won­ders of com­mu­nism, named at times 21st Cen­tury Social­ism, Demo­c­ra­tic Social­ism, and on and on.

The cur­rent wave started with the glam­or­iza­tion of Cuba’s mis­ery: The Kar­dashi­ans went to Cuba, Fast and Furi­ous did an episode of the fran­chise and Chanel did a fash­ion show in Havana, which def­i­nitely was not the Wendy’s Soviet fash­ion show,

When tourists kept get­ting sick and the hotels didn’t get the promised ameni­ties, trav­el­ers lost inter­est. Most peo­ple didn’t even need to learn about ongo­ing assaults on the Ladies In White or bizarre acoustic attacks on Amer­i­can and Cana­dian diplo­mats. They just stayed away.

But the cause lives on, and, if the believ­ers don’t suc­ceed, they try, try again.

Sex sells, so the NY Times found some­one who extolls Why Women Had Bet­ter Sex Under Socialism.

Really.

I know a cou­ple of peo­ple who actu­ally lived in East­ern Block coun­tries, and the last thing they had was “bet­ter sex.” They were too exhausted.

Snoopy of the Watch­ers’ Coun­cil actu­ally lived there,

As any Soviet cit­i­zen with brain a bit larger than that of ham­ster will tell you: find a per­son who waxes lyri­cally about his/​her life (sex life included) under the Soviet régime, and I’ll show you a per­son of priv­i­lege, not a reg­u­lar Joe the Public.

And of course I just have to bring up this exquis­ite pas­sage from the article:

Con­sider Ana Durcheva from Bul­garia, who was 65 when I first met her in 2011. Hav­ing lived her first 43 years under Com­mu­nism, she often com­plained that the new free mar­ket hin­dered Bul­gar­i­ans’ abil­ity to develop healthy amorous relationships.

The hilar­i­ous quote caused me a few laughs. I am not dis­clos­ing my age, but I still could com­pare my amorous rela­tion­ships before and after my 43. There sim­ply ain’t any com­par­i­son, you are totally right, Ana, but I am sure it is not because of the social changes Bul­garia under­went. The weather was bet­ter back then too…

Nos­tal­gia isn’t what it used to be, so the young and “woke” look to Venezuela for equal­ity … while enjoy­ing the East Vil­lage. Food lines, they believe, are good because “every­one has to do the same thing — they wait in line equally.”

The priv­i­leged few in com­mu­nist soci­eties would have a good laugh.

And no, you can’t get but­ter or Blue Bon­net in Venezuela.

Mean­while, the East Vil­lage peo­ple ought to try doing with­out toi­let paper for one day, and pon­der what it’s like to do that “equally” every day of the year.

Atten­tion: See Da Tech Guy’s pinned post!

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz writes on U. S. and Latin Amer­ica at Fausta’s blog

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People of a certain age will remember one advertising jingle, “Everything’s better with Blue Bonnet on it:”

Back then we were being sold an inferior product that had the shape and color of the real thing, but certainly fell short of the real thing.

I remember that we did a blind taste test in grade school, and our young taste buds, even then, for the most part could tell the difference between real butter margarine. Only one or two, out of fifteen kids, could not tell the difference.

Now we have communist apologists selling us again on the wonders of communism, named at times 21st Century Socialism, Democratic Socialism, and on and on.

The current wave started with the glamorization of Cuba’s misery: The Kardashians went to Cuba, Fast and Furious did an episode of the franchise and Chanel did a fashion show in Havana, which definitely was not the Wendy’s Soviet fashion show,

When tourists kept getting sick and the hotels didn’t get the promised amenities, travelers lost interest. Most people didn’t even need to learn about ongoing assaults on the Ladies In White or bizarre acoustic attacks on American and Canadian diplomats. They just stayed away.

But the cause lives on, and, if the believers don’t succeed, they try, try again.

Sex sells, so the NY Times found someone who extolls Why Women Had Better Sex Under Socialism.

Really.

I know a couple of people who actually lived in Eastern Block countries, and the last thing they had was “better sex.” They were too exhausted.

Snoopy of the Watchers’ Council actually lived there,

As any Soviet citizen with brain a bit larger than that of hamster will tell you: find a person who waxes lyrically about his/her life (sex life included) under the Soviet regime, and I’ll show you a person of privilege, not a regular Joe the Public.

And of course I just have to bring up this exquisite passage from the article:

Consider Ana Durcheva from Bulgaria, who was 65 when I first met her in 2011. Having lived her first 43 years under Communism, she often complained that the new free market hindered Bulgarians’ ability to develop healthy amorous relationships.

The hilarious quote caused me a few laughs. I am not disclosing my age, but I still could compare my amorous relationships before and after my 43. There simply ain’t any comparison, you are totally right, Ana, but I am sure it is not because of the social changes Bulgaria underwent. The weather was better back then too…

Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be, so the young and “woke” look to Venezuela for equality . . . while enjoying the East Village. Food lines, they believe, are good because “everyone has to do the same thing — they wait in line equally.”

The privileged few in communist societies would have a good laugh.

And no, you can’t get butter or Blue Bonnet in Venezuela.

Meanwhile, the East Village people ought to try doing without toilet paper for one day, and ponder what it’s like to do that “equally” every day of the year.

Attention: See Da Tech Guy’s pinned post!

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz writes on U. S. and Latin America at Fausta’s blog

Update DTG: Instalance, thanks Glenn well Done Fausta Welcome Instapundit readers Find all of Fausta’s work here see my first hand coverage of events in Boston here, my honorable mentions and first runners up from Boston here and find out the latest News on Magnificent Seven writer JD Rucker’s infant son

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