This is a popular Twitter meme portraying the evils of socialism
Where to begin? Bullet points it is, then.
Admittedly, they are bastards for the way the instructions never seem to match the pieces, and there are always too many, or too few pieces, and if we're being honest, IKEA is kind of disposable, not exactly Heritage quality furnishings, but definitely not mouldy, decaying apartment blocks in BULGARIA, which, again, was a member of the communist Eastern Bloc. Behind the Iron Curtain.
Neither of which are, were, or have ever been socialist.
Which Inevitably Leads To The Elephant In The Room
If some readers, I would assume younger, less worldly ones, are wondering what the Nazis are doing here, and I do not present that image gladly, it is because the official, full name of the Nazis was the German National Socialist Party.
Hard to get around that at first glance. But in fact the Nazis were no more representative of a functional, ideologically recognizable socialist society than the US is today. They chose the word socialist to evoke the imagery associated with prosperous, functioning socialist countries, not coincidentally their neighbours, such as Sweden, Norway, Denmark... All socialist societies, none of which actively engage in genocide, or even particularly shoddy building practices.
As a matter of fact, the Scandinavian countries consistently rank at or near the top of most lists of the best places to live in terms of quality of life, standard of living, etc.
And so, the face of socialism revealed!
That's right. It's MISS SWEDEN 2017. Tremble in fear! Don't dare look directly at her, lest you go blind, and be afflicted with horrible swelling!
For fuck's sake.
But, because this is a rigorously researched and carefully prepared dissertation, I will be thorough about this and so, for completeness' sake...
More of the horrifying faces of socialism unmasked!
Oh, for mercy's sake, cover your eyes, it's MISS NORWAY 2017.
When will the socialist scourge ever end? Will it? (Would you want it to?)
Don't worry, ladies or gents who prefer, well, gents over ladies, I've kept you in mind, but let me finish ripping the veils of secrecy from the feminine faces of evil. Chances are, the fuckwits who buy into this socialism is the war–mongering scourge of civilization are really unfortunate genetic waste material of a typically male and frequently unshowered, of slovenly disposition, and prone to pickup trucks on blocks, Confederate flags, and all the rest of what that implies.
And so, on to...
The horror! The horror! Make it stop, mommy, make it stop!
MISS DENMARK 2017. Apparently, the face of socialist evil is blonde.
(Moment of seriousness, there are people of every ethnic background in Scandinavia, as are there people with swarthier colouring, and many are, if you will believe me, not five foot eleven, statuesque and gorgeous by conventional standards of beauty. But that is not the point I am making in this decidedly off–colour but true blue intentioned post.)
I could go on. And I just might, if provoked. There's still Finland which is debatably not Scandinavian (I understand that there's some debate on this subject), but they are as far as I remember socialist.
Greenland. Iceland. The Faroe Islands. All kinds of Scandinavian, socialist, non–aggressive, progressive, prosperous, environmentally conscious populations. This is the enemy you're trying to sell?
Taking points away from Norway for their whaling and overfishing practices, though.
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