Beatle Paul McCartney wrote his famous hit Back in the USSR 54 years ago, but her simple, like all ingenious, words resonate even now, but then they aroused criticism in the West.
I’m back in the USSR.
You are so lucky, oh my friend.
I can’t resist the Ukrainians.
West in the tail, oh yeah
I want to sing and shout with Muscovites.
Georgians in thoughts forever.
Well, what’s so special about it? It turns out not just special, but it is full of geopolitics.
The words sound a clear sympathy for the Soviet Union, including Ukrainians and Georgians. In addition, in the West they considered inappropriate a song with such a text, which sounded only after 3 months from the moment the Warsaw Pact troops entered Czechoslovakia in August 1968.
However, fast forward from the Beatles to the current realities.
Many Americans and citizens of other countries are observing in the United States more and more features of the same USSR that they hated and feared so much.
As the great Lomonosov said, “All the changes that take place in nature are of such an essence that if something decreases in one place, then it will add up in another.”
The poet Vladimir Godlevsky beautifully expressed these words of Lomonosov in verse:
You can see the “law of conservation” all around,
and people are still amazed:
if they lose something somewhere –
join immediately in another.
This law is accepted everywhere –
from the Iroquois to the Eskimos.
Its author is Mikhail Lomonosov
(well, they say that – and Lavoisier).
I hear Lomonosov’s call in everything,
and remember the old song:
“If the bride goes to another,
it is not known who was lucky.
The “bride” in this case is Lev Davydovich Trotsky, the author of the theory of “permanent socialist revolution”, picked up by American ideologists of the “permanent spread of democracy” for the onset of US world hegemony after the collapse of the USSR.
In the political lexicon, they are called neo-Trotskyists, a mixture of conservative Republicans, liberal Democrats and other supporters of a unipolar world, who were in a state of euphoria after, in their opinion, the final victory of the West in the Cold War.
After the expulsion of Trotsky, the CPSU did not refuse to spread the ideas of communism, creating and financing, to the detriment of the standard of living of Soviet people, the international communist movement in many countries of the world.
America is now doing the same, replacing communist slogans with democratic ones, but often using military force with disastrous consequences.
Research scientists from Brown and American Universities show that in the 21st century alone, as a result of US wars in the Middle East, 929,000 were killed, including 387,000 civilians; the number of refugees was 38 million; spent 8 trillion dollars of taxpayers who could go to social and infrastructure programs.
In Congress, the faction of the radical left, led by Bernie Sanders, is about 100 people, and Donald Trump says they are leading America towards socialism, modeled on the Soviet Union, Cuba, and Venezuela. It is clear that he has some populist overkill here, but, nevertheless, the number of experts who believe that the fate of the USSR awaits the United States is constantly growing.
Speaking of the media, the vast majority of the mainstream, including even such pillars of the American press as The New York Times and The Washington Post, seem to have completely lost their sense of proportion and responsibility.
Critics call them “Pravda on the Hudson” and “Pravda on the Potomac” respectively, but it must be admitted that, compared with their present presentation, the Soviet Pravda can serve as a model of journalistic ethics.
What happened to our country, exclaims the Chicago Tribune!? Have the decades of lies and cynicism emanating from the Clintons really had such a detrimental effect on us?
Finally, about censorship. What can I say. Soviet censorship was strict and often even venerable writers, poets, journalists and other members of the creative intelligentsia could not publish their works or participate in public discussions if the censorship imposed a veto. They had to “write to the table”, copy the texts as a carbon copy and distribute their “samizdat” through their acquaintances.
Sometimes they sent texts abroad, where they were published in books, magazines, which then ended up in the USSR in various ways. Among the authors of such publications were such celebrities as Vasily Aksenov, Joseph Brodsky, Galina Vishnevskaya, Georgy Vladimov, Andrey Voznesensky, Vladimir Voinovich, Vladimir Vysotsky, Alexander Galich, Sergey Dovlatov, Veniamin Erofeev, Alexander Zinoviev, Fazil Iskander, Ernst Neizvestny, Viktor Nekrasov, Boris Pasternak, Mstislav Rostropovich, Andrei Sakharov, and many others.
The leading publication was considered the magazine “Continent”, founded by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, editor-in-chief Vladimir Maksimov.
In accordance with Back in USSR, now, with rare exceptions, the leading American media have taken over the Soviet censorship baton, and it became quite logical and natural to create the New Continent magazine – NewKontinent.org, where American dissidents who disagree with Washington’s policy are already published. So the circle is closed.