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Poverty under the Statue of Liberty

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The “golden dream” of the domestic liberal, the United States of America, is facing the growing problem of progressive poverty and impoverishment of the population. Millions of Americans today live below the poverty line, and their financial situation is quite comparable with the difficulties experienced by the most backward countries in Africa, Latin America or Asia for survival. The problem of poverty in the United States is so acute that it was brought up for discussion by special United Nations structures.


The UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Professor of Law, Philip Alston, has recently paid much attention to the issue of respect for human rights in the United States itself. Yes, it is a country that is considered the most vocal champion of the protection of human rights in third countries, itself causes no less criticism. After all, what kind of human rights can be discussed if millions of Americans not only do not have their own homes, but also live on the street in general. Only according to official data, the number of American citizens living below the poverty line is more than 45 million people. These are people of all ages, races, nationalities and denominations, which are united by their disastrous financial situation and the almost complete absence of distinct social prospects.

In Russia, the problem of poverty is equally acute and the situation of millions of Russian citizens is also very sad, but there is one defining difference - in the USA, millions of poor people are also homeless, having no housing at all. And among the homeless people, many work, but their earnings are not enough even for renting a seedy room. The income gap between the richest and the poorest Americans is growing, and many African countries can already envy the level of contrast in their lives.

Poverty under the Statue of Liberty


There have always been many poor and even beggars in the USA. The reasons for this should be sought, first of all, in the stories U.S.A. The “poor” strata of the American population were formed from three main sources. First, they were descendants of black slaves. Despite the abolition of slavery in the 19th century, the multimillion-dollar black population of the United States, to a certain extent, was unable to adapt to the socio-economic conditions of North American society. A significant part of African Americans became the basis for the formation of the urban lumpen-proletarian environment. Poverty in the United States has a pronounced racial content - African Americans in general are much poorer than white Americans, among them less qualified specialists and people with higher education, the proportion of people previously convicted is higher.

The second group of American poor are white residents of the province, often representatives of various religious movements, agricultural workers whose incomes are falling, and the level of education does not allow them to quickly restructure and change their lives in accordance with the requirements of modern times. Such people tend to the last to preserve the once traditional way of life for the American province, but, by the way, they have no other choice. Leaving the impoverished province means becoming a homeless or semi-homeless paupera in the megalopolis.

The third group of American poor - immigrants, primarily from neighboring Latin American countries. The Hispanic population in the United States is growing, and the “Latinos”, as South Americans are called here, are not going to integrate into American society, moreover, they oppose themselves to him, even to the extent that they do not learn English. They are perfectly satisfied with life in closed enclaves. In the Spanish-speaking environment, not only poverty is widespread, but also drug addiction, crime, prostitution - all the typical social flaws of capitalist society.



In addition to these groups, the majority of American Indians living on reservations can also be classified as poor. The state has created special conditions for life for the indigenous people of North America, which are not conducive to increasing their social or economic activity. Indians are slowly degrading on reservations, which, at best, serve as objects of ethnographic tourism, and at worst, depressed, endangered villages. It seems that Washington continues the policy of the first European conquerors of the Americas, aimed at the destruction of its indigenous inhabitants.

Arguing how cruelly Europeans, Russians or Chinese have dealt with small nations, in the United States they prefer not to recall the real genocide of the Indian population of North America. Meanwhile, those Indians who managed to survive as a result of the American colonialist policies found themselves in a depressing position. Until now, more than 25% of American Indians live below the poverty line in their reservations. A significant part of Native Americans is alcoholized, on reservations the incidence of tuberculosis, pneumonia, diabetes and a number of other dangerous diseases is almost two times higher, which is caused both by the lifestyle of the Indian population and by the unsatisfactory level of organization of medical care.

The poverty of millions of ordinary Americans is compounded by the hard social barriers that exist between different segments of the population. Lack of money, life in poverty or on the verge of poverty are inherited, because the lack of education and the possibility of obtaining it do not allow even the younger generations of the American poor to break out of the vicious circle. No, of course there may be exceptions, as in the case of Indian "untouchables" becoming ministers or businessmen, but basically the exceptions only confirm the rule - having been born poor in the United States, with 99% likelihood you will die as well.

According to UN experts, in the US the worst among the developed countries of the world are social elevators. The inequality of opportunity in the United States exceeds many of the Third World countries, and the barriers continue to strengthen, and the gap between the rich and the poor, the educated and the illiterate, widen further.



In the US, a huge number of simply illiterate people. After all, the October Revolution in the States was not a campaign to eliminate illiteracy among the population was not conducted. Therefore, millions of Americans from poor families do not know how to read and write. According to the US Department of Education, National Institute of Literacy for 2016 a year, about 14% of the population of the United States of America does not even have an initial level of education. Among the marginal strata of society, the percentage of illiterate people is even higher - for example, 70% of American prisoners cannot read. Of course, a significant part of American illiterate people are not completely illiterate - they are immigrants from other states who cannot read and write in English, but can be literate in their native languages. But it is not a secret to the extremely low level of education in the American and Latin American communities of the USA, among the Indian population, as well as among some of the white “provincials”, especially representatives of a number of religious communities.

The presence of social problems in the United States is not hidden by the representatives of the American authorities themselves. And they do not hide it in the form peculiar to American politics - they simply refuse to sign an international pact on economic, social and cultural rights. This is not surprising, since the rights of millions of people to housing, food and health care are not respected in the USA. So, the problem of homelessness is very acute in the United States.

Los Angeles and San Francisco are in the lead among cities with a huge number of homeless people, besides New York, where about 70 thousands of homeless people live. Property prices, including its rental, in these cities are very high. Although both Los Angeles and San Francisco are considered very liberal cities, the number of homeless people in them is very large. For example, in Los Angeles, according to 2017, there are about 58 000 homeless people. This, of course, is only official data, in fact there are more people without a roof over their heads in this city. Although the city authorities pretend that they are trying to solve the problem of homeless people by building social shelters, this does not affect the real situation, since the number of places in shelters averages 1: 4. Most of the homeless residents of the city are not covered by the services of social shelters. Moreover, only about 60% of shelters are funded by the authorities, the rest depend on donations from private investors. As soon as there is a worsening economic situation, donations are reduced and shelters begin to close, or at least reduce the number of places.



According to official data, the average annual income per capita in the United States of America is very high, especially in comparison with Russian standards. But in reality, the illusion of a high standard of living is shaped by a large number of wealthy people. "Nizy" American society live completely on other money. Catherine Edin and Luke Schaefer, who published the book Two Dollars a Day: Life on Nothing in America, note that about 1,5 million American households earn no more than two dollars a day. This is quite an African level of earnings, and there is a tendency to further increase the number of absolutely impoverished households.

Low income makes a large number of US citizens dependent on all sorts of humanitarian assistance provided by both government and non-governmental organizations. If you remove humanitarian aid, then millions of Americans have practically nothing to eat. In remote settlements, the situation is even worse, since it is almost impossible to get a job there, fewer than large supermarkets and other trade organizations throwing out expired products. In the United States, the food stamp system that was introduced back in the 1939 year to provide the necessary food to the poor is still maintained. At six in the morning in the American cities, the poor start to take a queue for groceries, risking to be left without food if they are late.

By the way, about 60% of students in American public schools are not able to pay school lunches and lunches. First of all, this applies to African-American children, almost half of whom live in areas of the so-called. "Concentrated poverty" - in the ghetto of American cities, where poverty has long been a way of life. It is not surprising that growing up, a significant part of children from the undercrowded population embarks on the criminal path and goes to prison. The United States is still leading in the number of prisoners, and the conditions of detention in American prisons are very far from humane European standards.

In 2016, food aid vouchers worth 66,6 billion dollars were paid to 44 by a million Americans, almost every eighth person in the country. By the way, the analysis of the race of recipients of food aid is also of great interest - 37% of recipients of food aid are white Americans, 22% are African Americans, and 10% are citizens of Latin American origin.

Thus, it is obvious that among the WASP and other white groups, the number of poor people is very high. However, government programs, saving millions of Americans from the very real famine, cannot give them the main thing - work. Another very serious problem for American society is the cost of medical services. Health care in the United States is not just paid, but expensive, not at all affordable for a huge part of American citizens. Only according to official data, the involuntary payment of medical services has caused 11 to deprive millions of American citizens. This is data for 2014 year. Now the number of “social victims” of expensive medicine is even greater.

Finally, even when speaking of relatively prosperous Americans and American families, one should not forget that a significant part of them build their well-being on borrowed funds. According to statistics, about 25% of US citizens have debts in the aggregate for larger amounts than their income. This means that they actually live in debt and are in debt bondage, being forced to regularly make money to cover their debts.

Thus, arguing about the "charms" of life in the "citadel of world democracy", do not forget about the enormous social inequality and the huge number of poor and homeless people, which is still the hallmark of the United States. By interfering in the affairs of other sovereign states, Washington ignores the existence of colossal social problems on its own territory, brutally using police violence, suppressing any attempts at social protests in American cities.
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  1. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 11 January 2018 15: 06
    +3
    But according to them, a cheerful and prosperous country, but in fact, problems are higher than the roof.
    1. Sling cutter
      Sling cutter 11 January 2018 16: 04
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      Quote: Spartanez300
      But according to them, a cheerful and prosperous country, but in fact, problems are higher than the roof.

      The article is so-so propaganda. They say you live shitty, but take a look, right there, under the Brooklyn bridge, so don’t blame the terpils, they say, "everyone lives like that."
      In general, the meaning of "tighten your belts tight"
      There are only a few questions about statistics and living standards.
      And for those interested, you can easily compare the price of benz here and the gallon there, provided that in the mattress benz is an order of magnitude higher quality. And the clothes there are rub-bucket.
      And so, on the offhand, the pension from the Greeks is a minimum of 500 Eureks, and we have 115 !!!!
      1. seti
        seti 11 January 2018 16: 32
        21
        Maybe 500 ye but only if your Greek will buy those services and products that our friend on their 115? The important thing is not the amount, but the fact that you can really afford it. Americans get paid in dollars, we are in rubles. But in terms of purchasing power, I don’t think they feel better. And I didn’t notice something in general lending with us.
        1. Sling cutter
          Sling cutter 11 January 2018 16: 56
          10
          Quote: seti
          The important thing is not the amount, but the fact that you can really afford it. Americans get paid in dollars, we are in rubles.

          Well, let's compare it with polyandia.
          How many words are said about Poland. Poor and unhappy country. All are plumbers there, and of course they live in poverty, but they simply starve. Or maybe we'll see the numbers, for comparison. How the poor, clogged, crushed and crushed by all Poland lives.
          The minimum wage is set by the state, now 1750 zloty or 403 euros, or to make it clear, 31000 Russian rubles.
          The minimum wage in Russia 5965 rubles per month is also set by the state.
          The average salary in Poland is 3920 zł, or 903 euros, or simply 70000 rubles.

          and of course, without prices, these are all empty numbers
          Sour cream "Friday" 18% fat - 200 g (Śmietana Piątnica 18 proc. 200 g) - 1,16 - 1,69 zł; -
          - Gouda hard cheese - 1 kg (Ser żółty gouda 1 kg) - 10.39 - 21,33 zł;
          - Lovitske milk 3,2% - 1 liter (Mleko Łowickie 1 l - 3,2%) - 2,14 - 3,05 zł;
          - Yogurt Zott Jogobella - 150 gr (Jogurt Zott Jogobella 150 g) - 0,97 - 1,39 zł;
          - White sugar - 1 kg (Cukier biały kryształ 1 kg) - 1,69-2,40 zł;
          - Hanging wheat flour - 1 kg (Mąka pszenna poznańska typ 500 1kg) -1,21 - 2,53 zł:
          - Bananas by weight - 1 kg (Banany 1 kg na wagę) - 2,99-4.24 zloty;
          - Polish apples by weight - 1 kg (Jabłka polskie na wagę 1 kg) - 1,33-2,50 zł;
          - Lemons by weight - 1 kg (Cytryny 1 kg na wagę) - 4,50-6,50 zł;
          - Oranges by weight - 1 kg (Pomarańcze 1 kg na wagę) - 2,10-4,13 zł;
          - Natural ground coffee Tchibo Family - 250 gr (Kawa mielona Tchibo Family 250 g) - 5.25-6,60 zł;
          - Beer Zywiec can - 0,5 liters (Piwo Żywiec puszka 0,5 l) - 2,42-3,29 zloty;
          - Orange juice Tymbark - cardboard 1 liter (Sok pomarańczowy Tymbark 1l karton) - 2.89-3.99 zł;
          - Kuyavsky sunflower oil - 1 liter (Olej Kujawski 1 l) - 4,95 - 6,10 zł;
          - Extra butter - pack of 200 gr (Masło extra kostka 200g) - 1,98-3,80 zł;
          - Dishwashing liquid Ludwik - 1 liter, mint (Płyn do zmywania naczyń Ludwik 1 l miętowy) - 3,49-5,00 zł;
          - Toothpaste Colgate Herbal - 125 ml (Pasta do zębów Colgate Herbal 125 ml) - 3,00 - 5,53 zł;
          - Soap Daf - a piece of 100 g (Mydło Dove - kostka 100 g) - 2,48-3,50 zł;
          - Shampoo for hair Timotei - 250 ml (Szampon do włosów Timotei 250 ml) - 4,24-5,55 zł;
          - Laundry detergent Vizir - 400 g (Proszek do prania Vizir 400g) - 4,45-6,80 zloty;
          - Toilet paper - packaging of 8 rolls (Papier toaletowy - opak. 8 rolek) - 1,22-2,60 zł;
          - Ketchup Pudlischi - 430 g (Ketchup Pudliszki 430 g) - 2,66-3,80 zł;
          - Sausage "Podzawielskaya" weighted, 80% meat - 1 kg (Kiełbasa podwawelska na wagę - 80 proc. Mięsa) - 10,00-14,00 zł;
          - Raw chicken 1 kg (Kurczak cały 1 kg) - 5,90-7,00 zł;
          - Tenderloin pork tenderloin - 1 kg (Schab bez kości 1 kg) - 10,29-12,95 zł;
          - Herring fillet in oil - packing 650 g (filety śledziowe w oleju 650 g) - 9,69-11,00 zł;
          - Live carp 1 kg (Karp żywy - 1 kg) - 10,00 - 14,00 zł; - Potatoes by weight - 1 kg (Ziemniaki na wagę 1 kg) - 0,70-1,50 zł;
          - Tomatoes by weight - 1 kg (Pomidory na wagę 1 kg) - 1,98-4,00 zł;
          - Sweet red pepper by weight - 1 kg (Papryka czerwona 1 kg na wagę) - 5,90-8,20 zł;
          - Champignons by weight - 1 kg (Pieczarki 1 kg na wagę) - 4,44-6,00 zł;
          - “Kaiserki” buns - 1 piece 50 g (Bułka kajzerka 50 g) - 0,14-0,24 zloty;
          - Vadel milk chocolate - 100 g (Czekolada mleczna Wedel 100 g) - 1,97-2,75 zł.

          For today, 1 zloty = 16,24r Count!
          1. Petr1968
            Petr1968 11 January 2018 17: 57
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            Quote: Stroporez
            For today, 1 zloty = 16,24r Count!

            So there are gays, migrants and NATO .. ​​and we have Craps ... and you are talking about prices ... Not everything is measured s / n. We are spiritual, and they are the decaying West !!!
            1. Sling cutter
              Sling cutter 11 January 2018 18: 09
              13
              Quote: Petr1968
              and we have Craps ... and you are talking about prices ... Not everything is measured s / n. We are spiritual, and they are the decaying West !!!

              That’s yes, "braces", with those braces the whole government is nailed to Malta, and the other part to the "cellos" wassat
            2. Vasya Vassin
              Vasya Vassin 11 January 2018 21: 30
              +4
              Killed on a tumble lol
          2. dSK
            dSK 11 January 2018 18: 02
            +1
            It became known that the confidence rating of Russian President Vladimir Putin last month reached its highest 2017 results. According to VTsIOM, he amounted to 57,7%. It is noteworthy that, according to statistics, the general level of approval of presidential activities has not changed, remaining at the same level - 83,6%. It is also known that the Minister of Defense is in second place in the ranking of confidence. Sergey Shoiguand on the third - the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov. As for the directly opposite results, the first in anti-rating turned out to be a TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak." (Channel "Tsargrad" 11: 25., 11.01.18/XNUMX/XNUMX)
            Quote: Stroporez
            Count
            Not everything can be measured in zloty.
            1. Sling cutter
              Sling cutter 11 January 2018 18: 20
              +7
              Quote: dsk
              Not everything can be measured in zloty.

              Then measure in aikyu (IQ), if nravitstso yes

              Well, it’s typical, you can copy-paste, you can write nonsense, but you can’t press the calculator?
              Harosh rave it already!
          3. noWAR
            noWAR 11 January 2018 18: 23
            +6
            He barked nice, fellow countrywoman. Compare the prices of communal housing, housing and IMF subsidies. I considered you adequate.
            1. Sling cutter
              Sling cutter 11 January 2018 18: 36
              10
              Quote: noWAR
              He barked nice, fellow countrywoman. Compare the prices of communal housing, housing and IMF subsidies. I considered you adequate.

              If, my countrywoman, this is for me, then I will say so, in my Homeland the entire periodic table! Enough to cancel the rent altogether! What the hell mevefe ?!
              Only it’s not the people who get it, but the ghouls domineering. So here, "countrywoman." soldier
          4. X Y Z
            X Y Z 11 January 2018 19: 40
            +6
            For sling cutter.

            Very incorrect comparison! And taxes, but a communal apartment? If you are trying to compare, do it competently. Sincerely.
            1. Sling cutter
              Sling cutter 11 January 2018 19: 45
              +7
              Quote: XYZ
              Very incorrect comparison! And taxes, but a communal apartment? If you are trying to compare, do it competently.

              I gave you a comparative grocery basket! -this time. The difference in s / n is two. The fact that we are in the WTO is three!
              What kind of bolt are you blunting?

              take and count, and then tell me for what reason the Poles at the Olympic Games under their own flag, and you are under a white rag.
              1. Alena767
                Alena767 11 January 2018 20: 48
                +5
                If you want to compare the standard of living by country, a less adequate indicator of GDP per capita PPP. On wikis in Poland, only for 2015 it was 26402 dollars, in Russia for 2016 it was 26490 dollars (in Poland, the economy is growing rapidly, I think the PPP per capita has overtaken us), but the salary there (Poland) is twice as much as the average in Russia, doesn’t mean that the standard of living there is twice as high. By PPP it is clear that their standard of living is higher, but not significantly.
                1. Foxmara
                  Foxmara 13 January 2018 08: 15
                  +2
                  There is one more nuance that the respected line cutter either does not know or carefully avoids. In Poland, just a huge amount of money was swollen. More than 100 billion euros. She did not go under any sanctions, and when she received a ban on selling apples in Russia, she howled. Nevertheless, many Poles travel to the EU to earn money. And if we take Ukraine, part of it goes to Poland to earn money, and part to Russia. So compare.
                  While Poland was carefully courted, Russia was also carefully plundered, not forgetting to label the barbarians, aggressors, drunks, etc. And when the Russian Federation declared an independent policy, it was sanctioned.
              2. Nyrobsky
                Nyrobsky 11 January 2018 23: 18
                +7
                Quote: Stroporez
                and then tell for what reason Poles at the Olympics under their own flag, and you are under a white rag.

                While you are rolling over chairs with each other and translating prices into rubles, I’ll probably express my assumption about your question regarding the OI - This, nothing more than a dumb American revenge for Crimea and Syria. They didn’t get the Crimea, but in Syria the “hegemon” has gotten dirty, and therefore it is crap in response as it can ...
                1. Sling cutter
                  Sling cutter 11 January 2018 23: 32
                  +1
                  Quote: Nyrobsky
                  They didn’t get the Crimea, but in Syria the “hegemon” has gotten dirty, and therefore it is crap in response as it can ...

                  Greetings! hi You are, in my opinion, a smart and adequate person, why are you harnessing to conspiracy theories? Raise VO articles for the beginning of 2014.
                  Simply put, this krymyash to mattresses, to a light bulb, is now de facto an island. See the map Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Finns of Norway, and here Kuev, better from near Lugansk, consider the flight time and the march time and you don’t need these bastards with landing parties, sea groups ....
                  Crimea is the exchange of m / y by intra-oligarchic groups and imperialism.
                2. Rodimtsev
                  Rodimtsev 12 January 2018 08: 32
                  +2
                  Yes, we can discuss as much as we want and who deprived us of OI and rightly resent, but the fact that our government and sports officials have shown their complete failure, and even complete indifference to the situation, and the President also approved this shame with with white rags, whereby all this shame will be on budget money, Here it becomes Vile and hopelessly lonely
              3. rice
                rice 15 January 2018 17: 46
                0
                Quote: Stroporez
                I gave you a comparative grocery basket! -this time. The difference in s / n is two. The fact that we are in the WTO is three!

                This is all statistics, but it’s a “thing” tricky: you can turn it around anyway. But this is not what I want to say. If someone is poor, then "beyond the hill" will be the same, if not worse. True, I do not take into account some categories of citizens: writers, artists, to my great regret, scientists. Well, I can not say anything about the "office plankton."
          5. The Grubby
            The Grubby 11 January 2018 20: 44
            +3
            Quote: Stroporez
            Well, let's compare it with polyandia.



            Well, where we do not))
            1. Sling cutter
              Sling cutter 11 January 2018 20: 45
              +4
              Quote: Rude
              Well, where we do not))

              Where are we?
              1. Vasya Vassin
                Vasya Vassin 11 January 2018 21: 32
                +5
                where it’s not good
              2. Greenwood
                Greenwood 12 January 2018 05: 08
                +3
                I would write where we are, but I'm afraid censorship will not pass.
              3. dali
                dali 15 January 2018 00: 47
                +1
                Quote: Stroporez
                Where are we?

                The question is both simple and complex ... although the answer is - so go to the mattress, you'll be in chocolate ... aah ...?!
          6. seti
            seti 11 January 2018 23: 11
            +8
            Even if and since you write there (I will not argue and prove something of your own) you forgot about an important fact. More than 100 billion greens have already been poured into Poland from the EU .. And she now has access to long money at low interest rates .. And they continue to subsidize and support it. Does someone help us? It seems the opposite comes out overlaid like a bear from all sides and share the skin ..
            1. Greenwood
              Greenwood 12 January 2018 05: 09
              +4
              And we have oil, gas, and even tuyeva heap of natural resources, about which we are so successfully rubbed on the central channels.
            2. Svist
              Svist 20 January 2018 22: 56
              0
              Quote: seti
              Does someone help us? It seems to be the other way around it is overlaid like a bear from all sides and share the skin ..

              In addition, their bloodsuckers also pump money over a hill! But "I am pleased with the work of the government. They did everything they could and what they could not!"
          7. Mih1974
            Mih1974 11 January 2018 23: 58
            +3
            Such a “beautiful” is old - why are the local population falling from it like from a fire? lol
          8. your1970
            your1970 15 January 2018 10: 13
            0
            the acquisition of all of the above (by minimal price !!) gives 131,07 zlotys or 8% of their minimum wage. 12 times to go to the store (excluding housing and communal services and other amenities) - you’ll also become fat. Everywhere it’s bad to live on a minimum, all over the world.
            By the way, there is no bread in the list ....
          9. Andrey160479
            Andrey160479 15 January 2018 10: 44
            +1
            In Poland, most live with dignity. And the prices for products translated into rubles are really lower than ours. I went there myself and counted. Stargorod-атatecki (the former territory of Germany).
        2. Berber
          Berber 15 January 2018 14: 36
          0
          I agree. Something like the Mac Donalds index. How much do they have a hamburger and ours. And to be honest, now anyone (in Russia) can find a job - just don’t be lazy. Simply, many live according to the Soviet habit - "the state must provide." In short, caretakers.
      2. xetai9977
        xetai9977 11 January 2018 18: 15
        19
        Again, America "rots"?))) 100 years rots already and did not rot laughing
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 11 January 2018 20: 55
          +6
          Quote: xetai9977
          Again, America "rots"?))) 100 years rots already and did not rot laughing

          Zuckerberg with his wife, if not mistaken)))
          1. Greenwood
            Greenwood 12 January 2018 05: 11
            +3
            He is the most, number 5 in the Forbes ranking, a fortune of about 72 billion dollars. lol Poor thing, and his wife can’t buy shoes.
      3. Alena767
        Alena767 11 January 2018 20: 51
        +6
        Here it is not necessary about pensions in Greece, as a southern country with a population of about 10 million. SAVED (consumed foreign borrowed) 300 billion euros! ?? We have a combined public debt of about 200 billion dollars! 146 million people with the largest territory in the world
        1. Sling cutter
          Sling cutter 11 January 2018 20: 57
          +5
          Quote: Alena767
          Here it is not necessary about pensions in Greece,

          It is a fact!!!!!!!
          Ka and the fact is that in the richest country in the world, a pension, like .... Ganduras.
          Quote: Alena767
          We have a combined public debt of about 200 billion dollars!

          Explain to yourself, where do we have external debt from? hi
          For God's sake, do not write nonsense!
          1. Alena767
            Alena767 11 January 2018 22: 32
            10
            Can you give an example of nonsense, not? About the public debt of Greece, that there is nothing to answer (why such a pension and a public debt of 300 yards of euros, for a small country, right?)? It is a fact! About the budget deficit and public debt, read what it is! And about the most languid and RICH country above, the article says a little, read it! Do not jerk, rest Troll!
          2. Nikolay73
            Nikolay73 12 January 2018 11: 34
            +2
            Quote: Stroporez
            Quote: Alena767
            Here it is not necessary about pensions in Greece,

            It is a fact!!!!!!!
            Ka and the fact is that in the richest country in the world, a pension, like .... Ganduras.
            Quote: Alena767
            We have a combined public debt of about 200 billion dollars!

            Explain to yourself, where do we have external debt from? hi
            For God's sake, do not write nonsense!

            ...what? Putin again !!! ???
            1. Mestny
              Mestny 13 January 2018 19: 45
              +3
              Yes, they have one barrel organ at all.
              The article is about the USA, but there are keywords for trolls - "level of life", "economy". And the song began about "but here we have the last hedgehogs ate."
              Worse than anywhere else for them only in Russia.
              and how they live, poor. On the Internet, go and borrow money.
      4. Cxnumx
        Cxnumx 12 January 2018 06: 31
        +5
        YouTube is full of videos from our former citizens who left for the United States for various reasons. It is worth noting right away - they do not bomb there, because already what they are on YouTube says something. Nevertheless, they are not in a hurry to praise their lives, and they say that it is worth going there to them subject to 2 extremely important conditions:
        1. you do not have young children, because child expenses (kindergarten / school
        not for the poor from the ghetto - they’re just cosmic there).
        2. you are ready to eat for 16-20 hours the first years of life.
        so that it’s good only where we are not. the bulk of people live more or less the same. only the emphasis on problems is different everywhere. a simple example: we have free medicine and education, expensive electronics / auto industry / loans; but it takes so much for medicine / education that one can strangle oneself, therefore they are in all films with everyday moments and procrastinate on this issue.
      5. Nikolay73
        Nikolay73 12 January 2018 11: 18
        +1
        ... have you tried to eat gasoline? About the Greeks, I don’t believe it, in Germany the minimum is lower, in Spain it’s even lower ... the glass is half empty or full, there is no need to draw conclusions for others.
    2. Pax tecum
      Pax tecum 12 January 2018 12: 40
      0
      There are quite smart and sane people in the States. Besides S. Cohen and a number
    3. Pax tecum
      Pax tecum 12 January 2018 12: 50
      +3
      There is such an American white patriot -
      Patrick Buchanan. An interesting type, for example, S. Cohen.
      I read his work "Death of the West", really sympathized with their situation. A kind of documentary anti-utopian "book of horrors", the beginning of 2000, where there is no place for political correctness and tolerance.
      Read at your leisure - you won’t regret it!
      The book is read in one breath.
      Analyzing the demographic situation in the modern world, Buchanan pessimistic about the prospects of the United States and European nations. Depopulation processes caused by family destruction lead to the extinction of the native European peoples and the white population of the United States. Uncontrolled migration makes it possible to quickly replace them with immigrants from Asia, Africa and Latin America.
      "The de-Christianization of America is a risky game, the stakes in which our civilization stands. America threw overboard the" ethical compass ", along which the republic has been navigating for two hundred years, and now floats at random."
      - Buchanan P.J., "Death of the West" /
      Political and ethical views.

      By the way, American WASP respect Russia, Russian in particular. There are even statements by leaders of some of their public organizations that they consider Russians to be "white brothers." Because they honor their traditions, faith, they don’t want to accept tolerance and the like. These are those who voted for Trump.
      Interesting, however. Especially in the light of destructive globalism and multiculturalism.
      1. Petr1968
        Petr1968 12 January 2018 13: 57
        0
        Quote: Pax tecum
        Analyzing the demographic situation in the modern world, Buchanan pessimistic about the prospects of the United States and European nations. Depopulation processes caused by family destruction lead to the extinction of the native European peoples and the white population of the United States. Uncontrolled migration makes it possible to quickly replace them with immigrants from Asia, Africa and Latin America.

        And what's the difference what kind of skin color and eye shape will be in American or other residents? Are these some other people or something? Have you been to Moscow for a long time? Do you notice anything?
        1. Nikolay73
          Nikolay73 12 January 2018 15: 04
          +1
          ... the difference is more likely in the system of values ​​and this seems to me to be a supranational problem, in Moscow - your truth, as in Paris, Berlin and others.
        2. Pax tecum
          Pax tecum 12 January 2018 16: 32
          +2
          Rather, it is not skin color and eye shape, but a common / unifying factor. Including ethnicity / nationality, confession, opposition of worldview / belief. That which unites "default", so to speak.
          For example, there is a common phrase: "You can be half black or white, French or German, but you will never be half Muslim." Nowadays, it is especially, undoubtedly, a unifying factor that can quickly mobilize the driving forces in a stable space. And then “controlled chaos”.
          You may be surprised, but in historical science and auxiliary historical disciplines (ethnology, anthropology of different directions, etc.), races and ethnic groups are not at all identical in their development, in their ability to develop in different areas.
          Compare the levels of development of societies in different states of the North and South (West and East). In geopolitics, this is, in general, an eternal confrontation.

          Well, and finally. If you are ready to live close by or among non-Russians / Gentiles (especially from some countries of the CIS, Asia, the Middle East, Africa), then I prefer a homogeneous, cultural-historical and confessional environment close to me. It’s natural, don’t you?
          Ah, tolerance is a bad word, you know. Medical term.
          1. Nikolay73
            Nikolay73 15 January 2018 10: 36
            0
            ... your point of view expressed, of course, is very informative, and I think you were wondering: - What next? A number of many possible answers, I think you yourself did not like.
        3. Berber
          Berber 15 January 2018 14: 45
          0
          I would ask the question differently. Depopulation of the white population - is it not a disaster? Tolerance is good within its limits. No slogans about equality. Let's be honest - where is Central Asia heading for without Russians? The answer on the surface is to the Middle Ages. This is one example.
      2. Nikolay73
        Nikolay73 12 January 2018 14: 15
        +1
        ... thank you, addictive from the very first lines.
  2. Vend
    Vend 11 January 2018 15: 08
    11
    Behind the beautiful facade of the positive PR of the United States, a very unsightly view. However, many continue to piously believe PR.
  3. Rusland
    Rusland 11 January 2018 15: 48
    14
    How not to recall the words from the famous film: New York City of Contrasts.
  4. Dr_engie
    Dr_engie 11 January 2018 15: 53
    +6
    If there are fewer educated specialists among the Negroes, and in general there are more poor people, this seems to hint at something. Like the fact that South Africa, after having expelled the whites from there, obviously did not become better off.
  5. Alex-a832
    Alex-a832 11 January 2018 16: 11
    19
    The flip side of capitalism. One of the reasons why the leading capitalist countries fiercely hated the "communist infection" is the meoes that were adopted in the USSR to protect the rights of workers, combat social inequality, universal and free education, and free medicine. The capitalists had to squeeze out what they had gained through "overwork" so that the people in the USA and Europe would be less envious of the citizens of the USSR. The blackening of the USSR was for the same purpose. When the Union collapsed, the true snout of bourgeois "democracy" gradually began to appear. Capitalism is the path to the degradation of society. All the universal values ​​of such a society fit into the phrase: everything is sold and bought.
  6. Antianglosax
    Antianglosax 11 January 2018 16: 13
    +3
    The worse our enemies, the better! Axiom.
  7. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 11 January 2018 17: 02
    12
    Such articles were loved by the "special correspondents" of the central newspapers Pravda, Izvestia, and Trud in the 60s and 70s of the last century, talking about poor Americans and praising the advantages of a socialist lifestyle. The article was almost always followed by a caricature ridiculing the way of life there, predicting the victory of socialism and the imminent collapse of capitalism in the very near future.
    There are no longer those special correspondents, only names are left from the newspapers, the number of their homeless and poor is estimated by millions, a great country has sunk into oblivion ...
    Capitalism, of course, rots, rolls into the abyss and its collapse, of course, is inevitable, but something tells me that socialism is not going to rot and roll capitalism for a very, very long time ....
    1. Every
      Every 11 January 2018 19: 30
      +5
      Quote: A. Privalov
      Such articles were loved by the "special correspondents" of the central newspapers Pravda, Izvestia, and Trud in the 60s and 70s of the last century, talking about poor Americans and praising the advantages of a socialist lifestyle. The article was almost always followed by a caricature ridiculing the way of life there, predicting the victory of socialism and the imminent collapse of capitalism in the very near future.


      I am very skeptical of such “articles”. Their main task is to convince not the most educated citizens of the correctness of their course and the weakness of the enemy (or rather, the pout of his power).
      Dangerous position. Do not underestimate the enemy.

      It just infuriates why the United States tells the whole world how to live and are sure that only their opinion is correct, they point out other countries and nations their problems and shortcomings, but at the same time they hide their own in every way.
      1. Mih1974
        Mih1974 12 January 2018 00: 11
        +1
        from 37 minutes
        Look, this is Goblin at "our man TAM" good lol , there will be a moment when they talk about the homeless and the poor.
        In fact, the capitalist system cannot live respectfully developing (improving the standard of living), it simply does not work mathematically. Therefore, while the USSR existed there was a “hesitation” - years of “growth”, years of “crises”. I advise you to compare to think how it happened that at the same time in the USSR, Europe and the USA there was a famine? In the USSR, Europe, this is a consequence of wars and climatic conditions, and in the USA it was after the awesome growth of the 20-30s and NO war or cataclysms negative !!!
      2. Petr1968
        Petr1968 12 January 2018 11: 42
        +2
        Quote: Every
        Their main task is to convince not the most educated citizens of the correctness of their course and the weakness of the enemy

        No, most do not give a damn about the enemy .. I didn’t notice that people would build bunkers .. Or they would refuse the dollar and iPhones. No, the article convinces you that it’s good to live like we are !!
    2. Nikolay73
      Nikolay73 12 January 2018 11: 48
      +2
      Do you find that all the articles NT, WP, Der Spiegel, etc., then and now are a storehouse of divine truth? Do you think socialism was so terribly bad?
      1. Petr1968
        Petr1968 12 January 2018 12: 47
        +1
        Quote: Nikolay73
        Do you think socialism was so terribly bad?

        Are you talking about Cuba and Vietnam? Not terrible, but there is better.
        1. Nikolay73
          Nikolay73 12 January 2018 13: 54
          +1
          ... no, I'm talking about education, medicine, social guarantees, free housing ... do you think Cuba and Vietnam would have lived worse without Western sanctions?
          1. Petr1968
            Petr1968 15 January 2018 14: 20
            0
            Quote: Nikolay73
            .no, I'm talking about education, medicine, social guarantees, free housing ... do you think Cuba and Vietnam would have lived worse without Western sanctions?

            And what is wrong with education and medicine in Europe? We had it better than European ???
            1. Nikolay73
              Nikolay73 16 January 2018 11: 03
              0
              ... far from worse and much more affordable, by the way, and now, something in terms of vaccinating children, for example, is better here in Europe than in Europe. In the same Germany, there is a more complex system of highly specialized assistance, but it costs completely different money and I don’t dare to call this assistance available. Education? And what actually surprises you? No, of course I don’t teach in Germany or in France, but I heard and know personally what German companies want, for example, engineers trained by us. Pupils and students of our IT and computer science constantly bring prizes, or is it all propaganda? If we had a poor education, our engineers could not provide a competitive level, for example, of military developments, or will you dispute this?
        2. Senior manager
          Senior manager 15 January 2018 10: 56
          0
          Peter 1968. And what about the People’s Republic of China that they didn’t mention? Also socialism however.
          1. Petr1968
            Petr1968 15 January 2018 14: 18
            0
            Quote: St. Propulsion
            Peter 1968. And what about the People’s Republic of China that they didn’t mention? Also socialism however.

            What kind of socialism is this, where small business is more developed than under our capitalism. And who told you that there is free medicine and housing. Nor, of course, the standard of living in China ... well, let's say it loses to Western Europe.
  8. cedar
    cedar 11 January 2018 17: 51
    +7
    Quote: A. Privalov
    Capitalism, of course, rots, rolls into the abyss and its collapse, of course, is inevitable, but something tells me that socialism is not going to rot and roll capitalism for a very, very long time ....


    Template thinking, dear. The founder of the world's first socialist state laid in the foundation thereof nothing other than CAPITALISM, BUT ... state. Read Lenin.
    Only in comparison with the oligarchic, the state with its developed public consumption funds allowed to call it socialism. By the way, the oligarchs, given the example of the USSR, were also forced to keep up the social security of their citizens ...
    Now that one capital has gobbled up another, there is no need for this anymore. And we see how the oligarchs in the United States close one feeding trough after another, for some reason the number of privatized, private prisons is growing, where the cheap labor of prisoners, by the number of which the USA comes first in the world, is used to its fullest. Does this remind you of anything ..?
    1. A. Privalov
      A. Privalov 11 January 2018 20: 38
      +3
      Quote: cedar
      Quote: A. Privalov
      Capitalism, of course, rots, rolls into the abyss and its collapse, of course, is inevitable, but something tells me that socialism is not going to rot and roll capitalism for a very, very long time ....


      Template thinking, dear. The founder of the world's first socialist state laid in the foundation thereof nothing other than CAPITALISM, BUT ... state. Read Lenin.
      Only in comparison with the oligarchic, the state with its developed public consumption funds allowed to call it socialism. By the way, the oligarchs, given the example of the USSR, were also forced to keep up the social security of their citizens ...
      Now that one capital has gobbled up another, there is no need for this anymore. And we see how the oligarchs in the United States close one feeding trough after another, for some reason the number of privatized, private prisons is growing, where the cheap labor of prisoners, by the number of which the USA comes first in the world, is used to its fullest. Does this remind you of anything ..?

      Do not catch sarcasm, dear. As for Lenin’s grandfather, I didn’t just read his works from the full collection, I studied them and gave them very difficult tests. What is being closed or opened in the USA is not my business. In recent years, the system of commercial prisons in the United States has experienced difficult times: drug laws have become softer, as a result, the number of prisoners has decreased significantly, and the Department of Justice has refused to work with private enterprises of this type. It is possible that with the advent of Trump, something will change. What does this remind me of? Soviet correctional institutions have always been in self-financing. Isn’t it today?
  9. Petr1968
    Petr1968 11 January 2018 18: 01
    +6
    I used to love American music, read them books from childhood, watched movies, bought phones ... And then Kiselev and Solovyov explained everything to me and I realized what kind of creatures they were ... Now I read Prilepin and listen to Lyube and watching Bandarchuk !!! Now I became a patriot !!
    1. noWAR
      noWAR 11 January 2018 18: 19
      +3
      Yes, no, be afraid, you moron definitely!
      1. dali
        dali 15 January 2018 01: 00
        +1
        It feels like you are noWAR for sure a stupid person (by the way in Russian through "e") ... that Kiselev, that Solovyov provide information for thought, and if you, noWAR, can’t think about everything that is being broadcast to you, well .. as it were softer ... downism ..
  10. cedar
    cedar 11 January 2018 18: 35
    +7
    Quote: Petr1968
    I used to love American music, read them books from childhood, watched movies, bought phones ... And then Kiselev and Solovyov explained everything to me and I realized what kind of creatures they were ... Now I read Prilepin and listen to Lyube and watching Bandarchuk !!! Now I became a patriot !!


    Could you, dear, listen to American music. The newcomers have long locked up the Americans on the reservation, where their remains are genocide. Kiselyov and Solovyov will never tell you this, rather they will bite off their tongues. The main thing is that they will never tell you that pseudo-Americans already steer here and that for them you, regardless of what you read and listen to there, is another Indian and only, be you at least a patriot, at least six of them, because for them you native and this is the sentence that they are required to enforce.
    1. Petr1968
      Petr1968 12 January 2018 11: 46
      0
      Quote: cedar
      they must enforce

      Who owes to whom? Obliged, would lead.
  11. ibirus
    ibirus 11 January 2018 19: 31
    +1
    Funny srach in the comments has begun. As the saying goes, "I look at the book - I see a fig."
  12. Sam_gosling
    Sam_gosling 11 January 2018 19: 53
    +9
    Always funny with such blatant Juche level propaganda. Anyone who was in the states, even under the work & travel program, or even just a tourist, saw everything himself perfectly how life is in the citadel of democracy. I was surprised that the text does not contain detailed information about foodstamps (yes, food cards for local Tyrons and Miguel). And the fact that there is no heating in California / Georgia / Florida, uuuuh poor people here in my Ust-Perduisk Stalinist cast-iron batteries are.
    My IMHO, with all the Russian people’s dislike of the overseas way of life, I think that poverty there and poverty here are completely different, I would even say polar concepts. And the phrase about the fact that in states with social elevators is a disaster (sic!), I’ll probably just leave no comment.
    1. Alena767
      Alena767 11 January 2018 22: 57
      +3
      Live and rejoice in your america, just do not meddle with us!
    2. your1970
      your1970 15 January 2018 10: 28
      0
      with social elevators, trouble is everywhere, especially when there is no person who can jump into this elevator ...

      Menshchikov sold pies - he became the second (after Peter 1) man of the empire. His what -
      led by the handle to power / wealth? !! B. Gates in the garage dumped the loot-when he started (now the whole planet sits on his needle)? !! Stalin was an ordinary seminarist - how many there were in RI - and who he became !! And how many sensible and nimble were around him by anyone? millions !!
      Only a man himself can make himself, and if he has such abilities, he does not need any elevator, he will rise. And such examples are the abyss ...
  13. Sergeant71
    Sergeant71 11 January 2018 20: 12
    +4
    And they have blacks lynched! (with)
  14. Sergeant71
    Sergeant71 11 January 2018 20: 26
    +5
    Quote: dsk
    It became known that the confidence rating of Russian President Vladimir Putin last month reached its highest 2017 results. According to VTsIOM, he amounted to 57,7%. It is noteworthy that, according to statistics, the general level of approval of presidential activities has not changed, remaining at the same level - 83,6%. It is also known that the Minister of Defense is in second place in the ranking of confidence. Sergey Shoiguand on the third - the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov. As for the directly opposite results, the first in anti-rating turned out to be a TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak." (Channel "Tsargrad" 11: 25., 11.01.18/XNUMX/XNUMX)
    Quote: Stroporez
    Count
    Not everything can be measured in zloty.

    About not everything is measured in zloty - you tell pensioners with pensions of 9-10 thousand who were delighted how they raised the basic part of the New Year pension by as much as 3,7%. For 100 rubles. They need to choose, devour to buy the cheapest horseradish or medicine.
    We are up to the same Poland cf ... t not up to cf ... t. Although it would seem where they are, and where we are by potential. But the braces.
  15. Mih1974
    Mih1974 11 January 2018 22: 10
    +4
    Where do we have geeks of the sect "all Americans are saints"? Here, take a look [media = https: //vk.com/video-115753881_456239432] Yes, and I advise the rest (just a couple of seconds), I hope many of you will go to my "sect" - "good American - dead American."
  16. cedar
    cedar 12 January 2018 06: 24
    +1
    Quote: A. Privalov
    Do not catch sarcasm, dear. As for Lenin’s grandfather, I didn’t just read his works from the full collection, I studied them and gave them very difficult tests. What is being closed or opened in the USA is not my business. In recent years, the system of commercial prisons in the United States has experienced difficult times: drug laws have become softer, as a result, the number of prisoners has decreased significantly, and the Department of Justice has refused to work with private enterprises of this type. It is possible that with the advent of Trump, something will change. What does this remind me of? Soviet correctional institutions have always been in self-financing. Isn’t it today?


    Yes, with this baggage, not me, but you should have written to us about the state. capitalism in the socialist ... USSR.
    And as for the very long decay of oligarchic capitalism, I do not share your hopes. The shores there were completely lost in 1969, when the states switched to the "lunar" technologies of lies and deceit.
    Soon all the lunar Apollo launched since then will return to the starting point.
    Get ready to meet the Antichrist with his demonic retinue ...
    1. A. Privalov
      A. Privalov 12 January 2018 16: 19
      0
      Quote: cedar
      Quote: A. Privalov
      Do not catch sarcasm, dear. As for Lenin’s grandfather, I didn’t just read his works from the full collection, I studied them and gave them very difficult tests. What is being closed or opened in the USA is not my business. In recent years, the system of commercial prisons in the United States has experienced difficult times: drug laws have become softer, as a result, the number of prisoners has decreased significantly, and the Department of Justice has refused to work with private enterprises of this type. It is possible that with the advent of Trump, something will change. What does this remind me of? Soviet correctional institutions have always been in self-financing. Isn’t it today?


      Yes, with this baggage, not me, but you should have written to us about the state. capitalism in the socialist ... USSR.
      And as for the very long decay of oligarchic capitalism, I do not share your hopes. The shores there were completely lost in 1969, when the states switched to the "lunar" technologies of lies and deceit.
      Soon all the lunar Apollo launched since then will return to the starting point.
      Get ready to meet the Antichrist with his demonic retinue ...

      It is not a matter of hope. The classics of Marxism-Leninism taught us that progressive socio-economic formations, as a result of an increase in the level of productive forces and the struggle of antagonistic classes, should be replaced by obsolete ones. This theory worked great. It was called the "five-member" and according to the number of formations in accordance with the prevailing industrial relations and forms of ownership was divided into:
      primitive communal;
      slaveholding;
      feudal;
      capitalist;
      communist.
      (In the five-term formational scheme, socialism was considered as the first phase of the highest — communist — social formation.)
      Indeed, the primitive communal system was replaced by slaveholding. Spartak could safely lead its troops under the slogan “Long live feudalism - the bright future of mankind!”, Because feudalism is more progressive than slavery, etc. For the time being - for the time being, everything was in perfect order. During the parallel coexistence of the capitalist and socialist systems, the latter positioned itself as an alternative to capitalism, was even attractive and had followers around the world. However, since the beginning of the 90 of the last century, this theory has been in a state of crisis, for capitalism should theoretically be replaced by socialism, and then communism, but alas ... In other words, socialism rested in a Bose, communism was never born and capitalism is doomed to perpetual decay, for today there is no real substitute for it.
      As for the "Antichrist with his demonic retinue", this is not for me, but for the firm followers of the commandment "whoever hits you on your right cheek, turn to him the other." We are guided by the principle of the talion, for we are commanded: "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth." For sim, let me take my leave. Accept, etc. hi
      1. Senior manager
        Senior manager 15 January 2018 11: 09
        0
        A. Privalov. Poor tests were taken, and you weren’t taught to think much. According to Marxist-Leninist philosophy, communism, as an economic formation, is simply impossible, there are no contradictions (competition) - the main engine of development. And the teachers did not voice these contradictions, no matter how I asked them about it.
        1. A. Privalov
          A. Privalov 15 January 2018 13: 30
          0
          Quote: St. Propulsion
          A. Privalov. Poor tests were taken, and you weren’t taught to think much. According to Marxist-Leninist philosophy, communism, as an economic formation, is simply impossible, there are no contradictions (competition) - the main engine of development. And the teachers did not voice these contradictions, no matter how I asked them about it.

          Abyzaesh, the beginnings! Contradictions are in capitalism and socialism. Further, socialism was to grow into communism. I wrote about this - in the five-member socialism is seen as the first stage of communism. Apparently you studied later than me, when the teachers themselves no longer believed in what they taught, but were still afraid to admit it. Imagine what it is like to teach arithmetic without believing that 2 + 2 = 4? But I had such Bison that tightly sewn into the basis of teaching “the treasury of Marxist-Leninist science, the sharpest weapon for mastering Bolshevism” - “A Short History of the CPSU (b)” - a guide that represents the official, verified by the Central Committee of the CPSU (b) an interpretation of the main questions of the history of the CPSU (b) and Marxism-Leninism, which does not allow any arbitrary interpretation.

          With such you do not play around! The middle of 70's, is it a joke to say! Yes, wake me up in 3 today and ask what is Marxism-Leninism? I will answer, as in the standings for MLF: "Marxism-Leninism is the only truly true scientific system of philosophical, economic, and sociopolitical views, integrating conceptual views, on knowledge and revolutionary transformation of the world, on the laws of social development, nature and human thinking, on class struggle and forms of transition to socialism (including the overthrow of capitalism) about the creative activities of workers directly involved in building a socialist and communist society. " In how! I once wrote and learned this from TSB. I had my own at home. Daddy made a subscription in 1949, a long time before my birth. 51 volume + index in two books! He came out already in 1960. At that time I was going to school and asking why there was something cut out in one volume, and a large article “The Bering Strait” was pasted in.? Five or six years later, they told me that after the shooting of Beria, an article about which the BSE had already published at that time, additional pages were sent to the encyclopedia subscribers with a more detailed and several-fold article in the Bering Strait, which should replace the text about Lavrentiya Pavlovich . Something like that...
  17. Anton Capucin
    Anton Capucin 12 January 2018 11: 03
    +2
    The point is not that they are doing badly, but ours is just fine. It is said that we are in principle in the same position. The middle class and the poor are getting poorer, but the elite is getting richer. It happens everywhere and everywhere. How wonderful it is, I can see from the reviews of my friends who traveled and lived there. Want to see how it is, there is a wonderful comrade, the name is Pavel Peretz. He talks about how foreigners perceive us, and along the way he shot a train across America. Just as it is. You can find videos on Mikhail Puchkov’s channel about Mikhail, who worked as a policeman, he seems to have his own channel now. In short, we are all in one big boat.
    1. Petr1968
      Petr1968 12 January 2018 11: 51
      0
      Quote: Anton Capucin
      The middle class and the poor are getting poorer, but the elite is getting richer.

      Yes Yes. But the devil is in the details. The standard of living in Russia is different from, for example, Tajikistan .. although both elites are getting richer and the middle class is getting poorer. Do not measure the average temperature in the hospital. It is necessary to take one and the same position and see what a person here can afford. I didn’t live in the USA myself, but in Europe I was often both at work and on vacation .. At the same job as me, they get there and can afford more. It is a fact. Although all fates are different. And who is nobody here, so he is the same there.
      1. dali
        dali 15 January 2018 01: 03
        0
        Those. you offer Russia to act like America does, to rob and kill everyone, if it is in the interests of ... or what ?!
  18. Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat 15 January 2018 14: 07
    0
    You know, honestly, I’m tired of explaining for the hundredth time that the United States doesn’t have such a thing as a monthly salary, every hour has its own norm in every industry, base workers and poverty are forced only among whites, but the state quickly retrains and empowers those who have lost but really wants to earn a job, unemployment among people of color is not forced, but because of the principle, they have such a lifestyle, well, they don’t want to work at all, and the point is, housing in the USA is by no means the goal of life because of the labor mobility of the population. A population of people live in trailers, but not because of poverty, but because it’s so convenient to travel in search of work, that the tax-free minimum is at least $ 18000 a year per person, etc. I generally keep quiet about the fact that supermarkets expired they sell the product by reducing the price by 2 times, then by 5 times, and then by 10! times, and when the expiration date comes out in containers in the backyard and each one can pick up what he wants ... But in Russia, expired products are repackaged, processed, or just the date is interrupted ...