Stan & Mark
It is excellent that we can speak without fear of political correctness and I am not offended by words that we would not say in polite conversation. No rational person would really think that black people were inferior to us.
I can fully understand how in Russia that racism is still alive and well. My friend who studied for a PhD at Moscow University is from Nigeria and was used to being called a monkey when he bought his ticket for the Metro.
I never qualified for the KGB and the Ministerium fur Staatssicherheitsdienst never quite got the kudos, in spite of he stylish uniform
on behalf of Stanislaw Zwierzynski
Sent: Sat 15/12/2012 22:46
Subject: Re: [www.Kresy-Siberia.org] Re: Poland and Borderlands from 10 - 15th Century until WWII.
Dear Barry and Mark!
Returning now from guests, I am ready to continue our interesting discussion and open to you, dear Sovietologists some secret Russian existence. It is especially nice to do before Christmas. I want to tell you a little anecdote, I hope that Barry does not offend and accept everything as a Christmas joke.
CIA 15 years preparing superspy Barry, threw him to the Soviet Union, he hid parachute and came to first Russian village and in perfect Russian asked for the first available Russian woman "Please Give water to drink." Butshe answered him: "I am not fed water to a spy." Barry was scared, ran away into woods, walking, walking, went to train station, went to window and speaks perfect Russian "Sell please ticket to Moscow." But cashier says " We do not sell tickets to American spies " Barry was scared, ran away. Went-went on Russia, and he was recognized everywhere as a spy. Finally, do not resist, come the KGB and asked them what was the secret of why all Russian people got him (superspy) to core. Old KGB-man says "And if you look in mirror at your face?" To which Barry replies, "but what's there I see new?". A KGB - man to him: "So look! You're a nigger!"
I understand that anecdote is not politically correct, and I understand that some members of our group of U.S. and Canadian condemn me, but I live in Russia and is not yet invented other appropriate word for essence of "Negro" .
In Russia there is one paradigm, which, as I understand it, is not available to Western rational thinking. Sometimes it is expressed in these paradoxical words "The worse, the better." In the Western mentality is probably reads "The worse, the worse."
There are many anecdots on thistopic. The task of the USSR was that drive Soviet man in a barrel with filth, and then left who would be alive, get him - and he had to thank Comrade Stalin for it.
There was even a joke "spring came out, summer came out - thank party (Stalin) for it".
This paradox is based on many intricacies of Russian, including so-called Russian (Soviet) heroism. You see, the Soviet man (as opposed to Western) did not have nearly no property, - nothing to lose ... When perestroika began - appear some property, the spirit of "Soviets" was evaporated until it disappeared.
It is a pity, that now lives in Russia, as elsewhere in world, emasculated, simplified, we are alike.
But that's another story.
From: Barry Turner (Journalism) <bturner@...
Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2012 11:25 PM
Subject: RE: [www.Kresy-Siberia.org] Re: Poland and Borderlands from 10 - 15th Century until WWII.