Sunday, November 21, 2010
Music video: Don't Touch My Junk
This text will be replaced by the player
Comment: In the bad old days of the Soviet Union there used to be literally thousands of jokes about Brezhnev, Communism, the Party and everything associated with it. People used to spend entire evenings telling such jokes. And I think that these jokes played an important role in the fall of the Communist regime because a regime that is ridiculed is also de-legitimized (rather than feared). Political humor can be a deadly weapon against any regime, no matter how apparently powerful it appears. A regime which cannot stop its subjects from making fun of it is also in very real danger. This is why I will, from time to time, post materials here which might be less that perfect from an artistic or intellectual point of view, but which illustrates the increasingly open disdain many people in the USA have for their regime.