Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ten signs you might be living in the Soviet Union

1. The commanding heights of the economy are taken into public ownership
2. Political opponents of the regime are subject to detention without trial
3. Ideological correctness and loyalty to the General Secretary are more important than competnence in determining who is promoted
4. The State rejects Darwin's theory of evolution and promotes bogus biology instead
5. You lose a war in Afghanistan
6. While spending so much money on weapons that it brings you country to the point of bankruptcy
7. At the climax of the resulting crisis the ruling party nominates a visibly senile fool to the highest office of State
8. Your leaders bang their shoes on the table at the UN but don't achieve anything
9. Botched government farm policies mean that ordinary people can't afford healthy food
10. The Party claims to speak for the Proletariat and against the Evil Elites, but in fact the proletariat is roundly shafted.

Any resemblance to George Bush's America is purely coincidental.


  • At 2:10 pm , Blogger Joe Otten said...

    11. Said visibly senile fool doesn't feel the need to campaign.

  • At 5:43 pm , Blogger LibertyCat said...

    If we are looking at upping the number, a couple I thought of that didn't make it into the list were

    12. You think the Chinese are on your side but they really aren't

    13. Your leaders are spectacularly outsmarted by Vladimir Putin


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