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Why do Slavs/ ex- communist nations like Poland, Russia show more white masculinty and national pride than the soft West

Posted 01-04-2018 at 04:50 AM by switchtoecig

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Originally Posted by switchtoecig View Post
Czech Republic "very right wing"? I just don't see it. Czech have no temperament and mentality for any sort of extremism. Maybe you've heard of a small group of people espousing extreme right wing ideology. Well, that can be seen anywhere. As a Slav myself, this is the Slav nation I respect the most, not just for their peaceful ways, but also for their history and culture. (Heck, maybe the only Slav nation I respect when I'm in a bad mood.)

Russia? Sorry, I don't see how they can become a beacon of common sense. Too much trauma under Stalinism and 70+ yrs of communist brainwashing. What you see under Putin is just clero-nationalism. Pure reaction to their variant of communism.

Now I am from Croatia, part of ex Yugoslavia. Though never part of Warsaw pact (we broke up with Stalin in 1948 and it was before Eastern block was formed in the fifties), ex Yugoslavia was a communist regime. Much more relaxed than any other communist country in Europe, it had more liberties and higher standard of living than any of them. Still there was one and only Communist party and if you were of different opinion you better shut up or else. However, you were free to emmigrate, especially since the 70s. So many smart people left, leaving idiots to lead us into that nasty war of 90s. I'm still overwhelmingly sad when I think of it.

Having said all this, you are partly right. But I don't think that any ism you listed is the special culprit for US SJW left flirting with communism. They just don't know what the real thing looks like. If they did, most of them would run in the opposite direction.

We, on the other hand, and others like ex Eastern block countries, know it very well.

However, there is one more important point here. During the years of nationalist revolution and fall of Communism back in the late 80s and early 90s, all crazies and opportunists ran from the communist party and joined the new nationalist and clerical right wing parties. That's why when you want to look for crazy in politics of this part of the world, you look at the Right. What's left of the Left here today is mostly reasonable - basically social democrats without sjw idiocy the absence of which I already explained.

That's why I see these attempts from the western right to idolize East European right as naive at best.
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