We knew that Prague hosted a glorious Museum of Communism, but we didn't realize those comrades were also good at generating original humorous propaganda similar to what is being heroically produced by the People's Cube Department of Visual Agitation.
The images were scattered all over the Internet, so the boys down in Visual Agitation spent quite some time collecting them from various sites and bringing them up to standard. This may well be the most complete online collection so far.
The museum's theme is "Communism - the Dream, the Reality, and the Nightmare." The immersive experience includes a historical schoolroom, an Interrogation Room, state-run factories, or the video clips in the Television Time Machine.
Other exhibits cover such topics as daily life, politics, history, sports, economics, education, Socialist Realism Art, media propaganda, censorship, the army, the police, the secret police, judiciary and coercive institutions, including the Stalinist show-trials and political labor camps.
If you're not visiting the Czech Republic anytime soon, you can take this virtual tour, sit back, and enjoy the wonders of The Glorious World of Next Tuesday.
And then there's the souvenir shop where we would probably spend as much time browsing their posters and postcards as we would inside the rest of the museum. See for yourselves. ~
And these are the posters created a few years back to promote the "Get Intimate with History" exhibition at the museum.
This whole "life imitates the Cube" thing is starting to get out of control! Either we're getting psychic or we're getting popular!
Battlebot PotemkinWhy, oh why can the West not see what is so obvious to those lived under Communism/Socialism/Progressivism?
Because the KGB did such a glorious job with their Subversion campaign here in the USSA, Comrade.
Starting in the 1930's and 1940's, they infiltrated virtually every American institution -- one of them became Vice President of the United States, and only missed becoming President by about three weeks -- and much of their effort was concentrated in the Educational sector.
Indeed, the architect of the US Publik Skool system was an out-of-the-closet Marxist, and Soviet sympathizer: John Dewey.
First they took control of the universities, especially the ones that trained schoolteachers. By the 1970s the head of the National Education Association (publik skool teacher's union) was an out-of-the-closet Marxist himself.
So to answer your question, the West cannot see it because the West has been
My real-life counterpart recently had a highly disturbing exchange with one of these on the social media site Google Plus:
The kid just couldn't accept
And THAT is the answer to your question, Comrade Potemkin.
Captain Craptek thought he was making a joke when heThis wonderful display of posters got me rummaging through my piles of discarded nut shells and look what I found! I think this poster was Comrade Putout's inspiration for the famous Esteemed Holder of the Flag Pole™ logo. I wonder if I should send this to the museum?
I was always his favorite...
How did you get this!? I didn't know that Gulags Gone Wild allowed sneak peeks. But who'll be the -ahem- "other half" of this "adult" movie?
A friend of a friend went there recently, tried to create the New Man and failed, then posted this on Facebook:
Quote:I have scored poorly on my quest to create a "new socialist human" - a fun interactive game at the DDR Museum (East Germany Museum). You get to pick outfits and accessories for your character in an attempt to make a perfect socialist. Unfortunately they didn't have an option for a Bernie t-shirt, which I'm sure would have overcome all my other shortcomings.
Just wait, young cadres, I vill giff yu a lesson vrom zhe Gloria‒Of‒Zhe‒Past!
While we're at it: I can recommend the old Stasi prison, now a museum, in east Berlin. It is run by a German anti-stalinist group (spit, spit).
It's a great place for us confirmed progressives, where you can learn new and interesting ways to control the masses. Their system of psychological torture and their network of literally millions of "civilian informants" are an example to us all.
There's even a video guide:
zhanks, Minitrue - you truly an expert on True Ministry, including Herr Mielke's MfS aka Stasi!
Comrades, you can also haff a look direkt into zhe Berlin Stasi Museum, for zhe English.
Minitrue... There's even a video guide: imdbja, ja - zhis very good guide, very good :
And a 5 minute guide : Berlin - Stasi Museum.
Comrades who watch zhis short guide :
CONTEST! What means the soundtrack in the opening 14 seconds?
ACHTUNG! Not what is the sound (that's obvious), but what does the soundtrack mean?
(if not know - but want know, or if know - but unsure, then : ask/post below!)
P.S. uh, pardon - vronk pikture, vronk pikture, here zhe korrekt pikture :
... Lithuanian terms ... [and] a few Hungarian ones ... [and] I vill giff yu a lesson vrom zhe Gloria‒Of‒Zhe‒Past!
just a TAI, Time Availability Insufficiency.
Red SquareThere is also a similar interactive DDR Museum in Berlin - perhaps, Genosse Dummkopf can elucidate?
A friend of a friend went there recently, tried to create the New Man and ...
... and let's recall the result :
Dear Comrade Friend of a Friend of Comrade Director (henceforth FoFoCoD, for socialistic brevity)!
I congratulate you on your fruitful visit in our beloved Museum and transmit to you words of International Solidarity and Brotherly Friendship vrom zhe Kollektive of us, Deutsche Kommunisten, who haff vays.
Also I transmit zhe Freundschaftsbekundung vrom zhe Agent who sit behind zhe "Monitor" and operated his knobs and levers to macke you belief zhat it iz a "Kompjuter". (he still shake his head and disbelief.)
Now, Genosse FoFoCoD ‒ your performanz.
Himmelherrgott, you vhot? you bag chosen ALDI??? Genosse FoFo ‒ ALDI is kkkapitalistik burzhui! even vorse zhan K-Mart & Wallmart, combined! you go to HO, zhe DDR Handelsorganisation, you inzert yourself in queue (zhe bag you haff bring vrom sweet home), and you do Schlangestehen. See like zhe Schlange ‒ zhat queue ‒ make steadily Progress? (vhen it moves, of kors.)
Next ‒ zhe flag. Verdammtnochamol, you krazy??? BFC? Berliner Fußball Club Dynamo e. V.??? socialistic, true, yet still ‒ just ball kickers? you not see korrekt flag ‒ FDJ? or SED? or Stasi?
Now, your person ‒ FoFoCoD, the New Genosse. _Sowjetmensch 2.0 .
Beard ‒ vell, Marxo-Engelsian, wizh a touch of Leninistic. Good! (but very good iz no beard, and perhaps Dummkopf-beard, ja? ozherwise you look strongly a post-Marx hyppie.)
Head on ‒ good. Going build Glorious Khrushchyovka (but not wizh Marx-beard, ja?). Khrushchyovka and Further Progress, ja.
Shoes ‒ vhot iz zhat? vhot, zhe fukk, iz zhat? you gonna build Socializm & Khrushchyovka a fukkin’ Birkenstockler??? Amerikkkanz, zhe philistines. No idea of anyzink. FoFoCoD ‒ you can fukkin’ strut and goosestep in Birkenstocks (with socks) in eco-militant West Dshermani, but not here, DDR!
Parka ‒ good. Insignia ‒ sehr gut! FDJ! and SED! jawohl!
But ‒ necklace? GHETTO? you an effin’ Joo, FoFo? or some Kanye Snoop Dogg? bling-bling and ghettoblaster make not for blockbuster, in Khrushchyovka blocks!
Book ‒ looks like SPIEGEL, subversive imperialistik West-leftish organ. But not pick on you, wannabe-Genosse FoFoCoD.
Schnitte, uh, sandwhitch wizh Schinken ‒ korrekt. Want build Future, must Eat.
Flowers ‒ himmelarschundzwirrnkreuzgewitterrwolkenbrrruch, FoFoCoD!!! flowers? FLOWERS??? a shovel, Comrade ‒ a SHOVEL! grab a shovel, or you get a free ride to Kolyma! or Umiat, AK.
Vhen shoveled 150% norm, zhen go HO, Schlangestehen, bread (if get) take home, eat. Jawohl.
Genosse FoFoCoD, no worry ‒ you half a Dummkopf, ok, but ozhers komplete idiots, you vatch :
and here the solution ‒ the single valid one, Party certified :
(it's gender-sensitive, or gender-oppressive ‒ depending on your "fainting couch" profile) :
(and don't ask me why ‒ too much to explain)
now see the shmock (yet still : 18 / 70) :
hat good! no beard ‒ korrekt! pullover ‒ bravo, socialistic!
bbb-bb-but... vot? Birkenstock-ALDI-GHETTO-Flowers????? and, jejjjsusmariiijjja, zhat symbol!
Donnerwetter, zhat clown just won a free ride to Kolyma!
Fish ‒ you see, FISH! zhat FISH! ΙΧΘΥΣ! pointing to INRI! and thusly to a faction of DDR dissidents, the one embraced by the, however controlled and suppressed Church.
sure, Soviet Orbit was all PEACE ‒ but not wizh hyppie symbolics! hyppie, it vos dekadent!!!
didn't help zhis clownette either ‒ a 1 / 70 (and that 1, sure as hell, just for her juicy boobs) :
and this 0 / 70 parasite did, whether random or perfidiously, everyzhink he could to self-derail :
but here, finally, a most equally korrekt rabotnitsa :
... and you can easily see where she lost those 9 points, dont'cha?
(yep, the PEACE thing. It's Progressive, korrekt, and yet ‒ Western!, dekadent, period.)
(don't ask me why. It starts ‒ seriously! ‒ with Picasso, and his Peace-symbolics in the early '50s, and how he was wooed by Comintern, and how he dodged being, uh, pwned by Global Agitprop, Communist Edition.)
This Museum self-promo shows the (highly interactive) look and feel of that remarkable place :
And here self-presentation ‒ DDR Museum’s highlights .
Good photo material ‒ random, yet nicely compiled in one (branching) place ‒ on Pinterest.
(of course ‒ vee haff our vays ‒ there is also the Bundesarchiv, but that's for deeper study.)