The extraordinary Sarah A. Hoyt has honored me by publishing my guest post on her blog. I know I’ve talked a bit about growing up in the USSR, so you kind folks already know some of the horrors I’ve had growing up there. This is just another account. It’s one that was triggered (and no, I don’t use that term as a pathetic attempt at victimhood) by the ignorant, ridiculous, stupid beyond belief tweet of Phil “Phildo” Sandifer, that claimed anyone who thought communism was evil should be murdered.
People who say Communism is the most oppressive form of government ever should be drugged and shoved out of planes over the Atlantic Ocean.
— Phil Sandifer (@PhilSandifer) August 29, 2015
No, Phildo – people who say communism is the most oppressive form of government have actually lived it and understand it better than your lily-white privileged ass could! And this post was inspired by that fact.
After years of indoctrination with no access to outside information, everything was normal.
Wiping with pieces of newspaper, because there was no toilet paper? Normal.
Taking a bath in dirty water that your parents brought in buckets from the machine factory across the street, heated, and poured into a bathtub, after all other members of the family “bathed” in it? Normal.
Sharing your one-bedroom apartment with another three-four person family, sleeping on the floor, or on a makeshift bed in what used to be a living room? Normal.
Getting your tonsils removed without anesthesia while you were tied to a chair with a sheet, gagging on bloody chunks of flesh as the doctor cut them out of your throat with scissors, and hearing them plop juicily into a kidney dish she held under your chin? Normal. Too bad the anesthesia didn’t take. You got your share.
Getting beaten up by your classmates on a regular basis for being a Jew? Normal.
You can read the rest at Sarah’s. The fact that an author as talented as Sarah saw it worthy to publish my brain droppings is truly an honor for me, so go over there and read, and if you haven’t discovered Sarah’s novels yet, do give them a try!