Monday, April 20, 2009

U.S. and the former U.S.S.R.

The following is an excerpt from "A Train To Potevka" by Mike Ramsdell. Read it and think about how similar the situations are becoming between the old USSR and the current United States.

"Stirred by the winds of change from Govachev's reforms and seventy years of Communist oppression, the USSR was coming apart at the seams. The government was losing its strangle hold over the people, the economy was in shambles, and food was becoming scarce throughout the country. Out-of-control inflation had mad the Russian ruble worthless. Overnight tens of millions of pensioners had lost their life's savings. ... Driven in recent years by a reawakening of nationalism within the Soviet Republics against the oppressive policies and iron-fisted control of Moscow, the walls of the infamous Iron Curtain were being torn down ... the government's major political factions were positioning themselves one against the other, desperately trying to hang on to their power and authority. ... A once mighty and proud nation, the USSR had sunk into a state of despair, paralyzed by the fear of what the future might bring"

Sure, the United States has not reached the level of the USSR yet. However, at the rate of speed at which our nation's structure is being fractured, it will not take long for us to reach the depths of despair known well by the people of the former Soviet Union.

What are you willing to do to make it so that our great nation doesn't crumble?

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