Russians Living In The USA Recognize The Rush To Marxism

-By Mark Mattingly

There are other countries besides the USA that have gone down the Primrose Path to Marxism, and Russia is one of those countries. While there are no Russians left alive who can remember the insurrections of 1917, the February Revolution and the October Revolution and the political and doctrinal underpinnings thereof, there are indeed many Russians who can remember what it was like to live in the Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) under what we in America term as “Communism” or “Marxism”.

Some Russians who fall into the category of “been there and done that” when it comes to Marxism currently are part of the Staten Island community in the New York City metro area, and they recognize that where the USA is heading is where Russia has been already, and they don’t want to go there. The Russians are apparently aligning with the Republican Party here in the US. If We The People can somehow put enough pressure on the GOP to abandon the RINO principles (which look too much like Democrats for my taste) and go to true Conservatism then the Russians’ affiliation with the GOP will be a constructive one in the long term for them and for all of us as well. Drawing on their experience and heeding their warning is a great place to start.

From Tom Wrobleski’s article on

Businessman Arkadiy Fridman said that the newly formed Citizens Magazine Business Club, a confederation of more than 50 Russian-owned businesses here and in Brooklyn, has aligned itself with the Molinari Republican Club (MRC) in an effort to increase the Russian community’s political and economic clout. “We decided we had to support this club,” said Fridman, a former Soviet Army officer who came to the United States in 1992. “They are very close to our political and business vision.” Fridman said that the Democrats “are going in an absolutely different direction,” focusing on “income redistribution” and rich-versus-poor “class war.”

“It’s too socialistic,” said Fridman, head of the non-profit Staten Island Community Center and president of Citizens Magazine, a public affairs publication. “It’s very painful for us to see.” The Big Brother approach reminds Fridman too much of what he left behind in the former Soviet Union. “It’s the same rule like it was there,” said Fridman, who estimates there are around 55,000 Russian immigrants here.

While the Russians are able to spot what is going on without being led into a state of denial by the Lapdog Media, Democrats are counting on what amounts to the same support from The Media as the Ministry of Propaganda in the USSR gave to the government there back in the day. While this seems to be fooling lots and lots of Americans, the Russians have seen and heard the Government Spin before and are not as easily taken in.

The Democrat response to the concerns of the Russians noted in Wrobleski’s article:

State Sen. Diane Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn) said she understands the Russian aversion to anything that looks like big government, but thinks the criticism of the Democratic Party is off-base. “You can’t ignore the fact that the Russian population here came of age during the Soviet era,” said Ms. Savino, who counts many Russians among her Brooklyn constituents. “They have different thoughts on what communism and socialism mean. They are a little more sensitive to it. But, that being said,” she added, “you can’t compare the policies of the Democratic Party with communism. It’s absurd.”

The comparison of Democrats in the USA with communism may be absurd to you, Senator Savino, but the Russians who have lived under communism can spot the similarity in the direction that the USA is currently heading. Even as a casual student of history, I can clearly see it as well. Like the Russians noted above, I don’t want to go there either.

Mark Mattingly resides with his wife and five of his six children in Pickerington, Ohio. His oldest son is currently in the US military. He is self-employed along with his wife in a small business that is under duress due to impending changes imposed by Obamacare, from which the business does not currently hold a waiver, which makes him part of a large subset of Americans. He has been an aspiring journalist since he was in high school during the 1970s, before the Internet and word processors were made available to the general public. After education in The School of Hard Knocks’ University Of Life, he has been blogging since 2009 under the pseudonym “Guy Average” and says that if your beliefs are worth dying for then your life is worth living. Mark is a Pro-Lifer to the core and is opposed to murder in every case, and would gladly flip the switch on Old Sparky for any murderer found guilty by the State. Served as campaign manager for a Republican candidate in the 2010 May Primary in Ohio’s 18th district. Visited Washington DC along with a few thousand friends in late 2009 and early 2010. He can be seen at his Average Guy blog.

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