STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS
Propaganda: New York Times Says Sex was Better for Communists
By The Daily Bell Staff - August 23, 2017

Don’t you know that to be a liberated woman, you need to have the sex life of a chimpanzee?

That’s the latest propaganda to come out of the New York Times.

The Soviet Union may have had its pitfalls–you know, like the murder and starvation of tens of millions of people. But women had great sex lives!

A comparative sociological study of East and West Germans conducted after reunification in 1990 found that Eastern women had twice as many orgasms as Western women…

In contrast, postwar West German women had stayed home and enjoyed all the labor-saving devices produced by the roaring capitalist economy. But they had less sex, and less satisfying sex, than women who had to line up for toilet paper.

Tied up in this quest for women’s liberation is the lie that promiscuity equals empowerment. They basically use the sexual crusader male stereotype as a target for equality. Female orgasms are the bedrock of social justice, apparently, and a solid foundation on which other rights can be built.

Some might remember that Eastern bloc women enjoyed many rights and privileges unknown in liberal democracies at the time, including major state investments in their education and training, their full incorporation into the labor force, generous maternity leave allowances and guaranteed free child care.

They were indoctrinated and forced to work. If they produced another little communist, they were given some time off. Sounds like a dream.

The Soviet Union was very good at convincing youth to join their movement. Tell the kids with raging hormones that they are right to follow their base instincts, and you have a supporter. Make it easy for them to shirk responsibility for their decisions by legalizing abortion.

State-run women’s committees sought to re-educate boys to accept girls as full comrades, and they attempted to convince their compatriots that male chauvinism was a remnant of the pre-socialist past.

That is what the author of that article, the New York Times, and the “progressive” left truly admire. The fact that a society was able to forcibly re-educate the barbaric male oppressors.

To the left, equality means dragging everyone down to the same level. They laud the fact that women were forced to labor for the Soviet regime, saying “Communists invested major resources in the education and training of women and in guaranteeing their employment.”

They gloss over the poverty, brutal conditions, and authoritarian state power. Instead, they tout the state as a replacement for husbands and families.

Communist women enjoyed a degree of self-sufficiency that few Western women could have imagined. Eastern bloc women did not need to marry, or have sex, for money. The socialist state met their basic needs…

The missing truth is that sex was all the pleasure anyone in the Soviet Union could extract from life. It was the one thing the government hadn’t taken from them.

Perhaps those living in freer countries did not have to rely on one fleeting animalistic pleasure in order to feel fulfilled. They had the freedom to seek pleasure elsewhere. They could pursue true happiness.

Perhaps when people care about their lives, their future, their children, they don’t need to base their lives around sexual pleasure. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with sex, but there is something wrong with making it the central theme of your life. Clearly, it was an escape for women who had nothing else going for them in the Soviet Union.

It is common for people to hold onto whatever pleasure they can squeeze from a horrible situation. It is a psychological defense mechanism to say, “This is what I want! I may not have the freedom to speak my mind or choose my job, but at least I have great orgasms!”

The author concludes that heavy handed government intervention was worth it in order to liberate women.

Those comrades’ insistence on government intervention may seem heavy-handed to our postmodern sensibilities, but sometimes necessary social change — which soon comes to be seen as the natural order of things — needs an emancipation proclamation from above.

We just have to put up with a touch of genocide and a dose of forced labor, and we will be free at last!

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  • Brabantian

    However true the accounts of crimes under Soviet Communism, this is also a fact we Europeans know –

    That amongst older folks in Eastern Europe who directly remember living under Communism, the majority of them would vote to have the Communist era back … versus the crony-capitalist ‘shock therapy’ life under corporate rule since then

    Those now-older people who lived under Communism first-hand, they recall its flaws, the restrictions on travel etc … but they also remember those times as days when, aside from political-dissident issues which they see as on the margins, as days when people lived without fear. Everybody had a job, everyone had the basics of life, there were no worries about education or health care, & there was even a sense of opportunity for any child who showed talent & willingness to work. There was not a lot of ‘stuff’, i.e., consumer products, but the human quality of life was much better, people say … rather than the rough, dog-eat-dog world with more crime & visible corruption & callousness to others, & fear of the future, that they say is the reality today

    It is said that Eastern Europeans were indeed granted a ‘gentler’ form of Soviet Communism to live under, because of the proximity to Eastern Europe … but even in Russia itself, there are many Communist-nostalgia older people, who also feel those were better, fairer, & more human times … And in China some older folks still come & bow before the public portrait of Mao in Beijing, recalling how all Chinese had medical care under Mao’s ‘barefoot doctor’ programme … which was cancelled after Mao died in 1976, & Chinese are only getting back to comprehensive universal health coverage after several decades in which poor Chinese often died in agony outside the hospital door

    • Tom

      Unfortunately I grew up in Eastern Europe and as I recall my mother was unemployed (not by her own will but as an economic elimination of the “not correctly born” by the state), my grandfather was sentence to death for high treason (because he had old business contacts with “the West”), my older brother has been refused to university and without bribe there was not chance to get decent medical attention (even then there were no medicines and high-end treatment). That is for the “full” employment, “free” education and health “care”!

    • PlasticMoney888

      Older folks missing that wall that prevented them from escaping paradise I think its called the Stockholm syndrome “a condition that causes hostages to develop a psychological alliance with their captors”

    • RED

      Your “nostalgic” narrative appears highly selective and self serving. If taken at face value, Clearly you are fodder for the totalitarian state.

      You neglect to mention the millions of people who have died as a direct result of Communism / Marxism / Leninism / Mussolini-ism / Maoism / Pol-Pot-ism / et al.

      “Crony Capitalism” is often correctly called “Crony Communism”; there is little net difference.

      Honest Open Free Markets and true honest capitalism have raised the living conditions and standards of people far beyond that of any Communist or other Left Wing Dystopia.

    • MetaCynic

      I can understand how those fearing uncertainty and with no ambition, initiative or sense of responsibility for themselves feel comfortable living obediently within an authoritarian system. If one’s most basic needs will be satisfied by others if only one is willing to obey orders and not rock the boat, then I’m sure there will be millions of volunteers lined up ready to serve the regime in whatever capacity it demands.

      Such people remain perpetual children, looking to mommy and daddy to take care of them. They may not have to face uncertainty, but someone must and that would be the regime’s decision makers. Inevitably, the central planners, attempting the impossible, make bad decisions which doom the entire socialist enterprise thus ruining the comfortable lives of the adult children dependent on the state to take care of them. Lots of adult children in Venezuela will be coming to their senses about now. Many will wax nostalgically about the great, but ultimately unsustainable life, of being taken care of by others.

      Not only is there no free lunch, there is also no evading responsibility for one’s life.

    • Pater Tenebrarum

      And for unfathomable reasons people continually risked their lives trying to climb over the Berlin wall – in a westward direction. If “nostalgia for communism” really exists, it only proves that people have short memories. Hard to believe that they have forgotten the long queues at shops that characterized the Soviet Union of the late 1980s, when even the supply of the most basic staple food items began to break down.
      I visited Eastern Bloc countries back when they were still communist and they were best described as complete hellholes. Everything was drab and in advanced stages of decay. No-one in his right mind can possibly want to live in something like that.

    • Col. Edward H. R. Green

      Infantilized and institutionalized human beings long for the crib or the prison cell after they are taken away when they find themselves in a position wherein they must learn to fend for themselves and live like free, self-reliant, adult human beings; tragically, they have been so conditioned to look to “masters” for their care that they pine for the “good old days” of dependence and enslavement because back then they were “liberated” from the necessity to think and craft a life for themselves, guided by their own mind and productive effort for their own benefit.

      The existential and psychological destruction of human beings that every expression of statism (communism, socialism, fascism) engenders is not something to praise, much less advocate. Its devices of enslavement, including forcibly-funded “comprehensive universal coverage” as in China–which is still a fundamentally communist dictatorship, despite its “free market” window dressings–deserves condemnation and elimination, not one’s endorsement.

  • Zaphod Braden

    It sounds like they are putting into practice the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” Why would they want to follow a “fraudulent” missive? Why would they want to rip apart the society?

  • davidnrobyn

    Wow. A truly great editorial from the Daily Bell staff. Kudos, ladies and gentlemen.

    This description and exposition of life for women in the Soviet Union so closely mirrors the goals and aspirations of the feminist movement one can’t help but wonder if the whole women’s liberation movement for the last 50+ years has been nothing more than a tool for societal conditioning to accept socialism.

    • Rich Faussette

      Women’s liberation lowers birth rates.

  • Licia

    History revisited, LOL

  • care4mn

    It is all about having the right and ability to choose how you want to live your life. Something Socialism and Communism have never and will never offer to the average man or woman. Yes feminism has been and is a way to destroy the family unit and drastically change society.

  • autonomous

    Jusr finished Dinesh D’Susa’s The Big Lie. From the beginning, socialism has used libertinism to sell itself. Hey little girl, want some candy?

  • L Garou

    Well if anyone knows what’s best for communists, it’s the NYT..

  • RED

    GOOD JOB!
    Yes we have had decades of Left Wing Femi-Fascism with its attending memes of “False Guilt” and other “Socialist Liberal” Lies. And yes, one of the primary objectives is the destruction of the family unit and the myriad of valued differences historically enjoyed between the “sexes”. As a member of the “masses” you are to be identified only as a “Unit”.
    GOOD ANALYSIS AND COMPARISONS!

  • Praetor

    The commies like the women, ok. The commies like women, easier to control, especially if they have children. The commies don’t like men, to rebellious to willing to fight for freedom and liberty. Women will eventually fight, but only when the children are at the greatest risk. Just like the NYT, the commies are users and abusers, they will say and do anything to remain relevant. NYT lies for a living.!!!

  • Look at the list of “Warsaw Pact” leaders https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw_Pact Some follks were having a lot of fun with that. Not clear if any money really got spent on missiles, but the war against communism was great for collecting taxes and special Deep State priviledges.

  • Pater Tenebrarum

    The entire “100 years of communism” series at the NYT is an incessant stream of Marxist propaganda.

  • SMFH … polls from communism…or Muslim nations…. Everything was better in communist nations….especially slave labor gulags… SAY IT IS SO or you go back to the gulag for 5 years…. everything is better in Muslim nations….or you get killed … comrades… SMFH

  • Casey Phyle

    Unbelievable that the NY Slimes wants to improve the image of the communists with this kind of BS. ROFL.
    Red sign board with the Soviet hammer and sickle on top.
    Beatings will continue until morale improves.

  • robt

    The ghost (writer) of Walter Duranty lives on – no wonder they won’t return that Pulitzer Prize for Journalistic Excellence (itself an oxymoron)!

  • JT Orms

    Are you people soft in the head?

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