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The collapse of the Soviet Union...

Post by Nightshade » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:43 am

...as seen from the inside.
For a human civilization, seventy four years is a blink of an eye. For the hundreds of millions of individual souls trapped within its militarized borders, it was the only time they had. Imagine being born and living an entire life in a bomb shelter, seeing everything in the artificial light, breathing filtered air, and learning about the outside world only from military reports. My generation was luckier than others - we were still young, in our early thirties, when we stepped out of the bomb shelter and walked on our shaky legs into the forbidden sunshine. Some of us couldn't get our eyes off of the sun and went blind, proving that our elders were right - the sun was dangerous! But the rest of us didn't care. Unlike the bulbs of measured brightness, the sun was also equally bright and warm for everyone.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/265311/ ... -atbashian

Well worth the read.
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"Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun" - Mao Zedong
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