A cloud of explosive chemicals is released, and upon impact the fuel-air mixture is detonated, exploding the lungs of animals and human beings in the vicinity, not damaging structures much but filling the lungs of all animals with fuel and burning them in what may be one of the most horrifying ways imaginable to die. Premature baby was decapitated 'when top NHS doc detached body from head during botched birth' A premature baby was decapitated inside his mom's womb when a doctor in Scotland detached his body from his head during a botched birth, a tribunal heard.
For leftists, it was truly ground-breaking and long-awaited television. The show revolves around two dedicated, highly-trained Soviets who have been implanted as long-term spies in America to work for the cause of global socialism, all while appearing as a normal,entrepreneurial American family with two children.
Watching the show I was happily astounded to see — time and time again — that the spies were portrayed as truly devoted, impassioned, intelligent socialists.
Never before have Americans been so capably presented with a socialist critique of their society on the TV in their own home.
African-American militants and Vietnamese communists had major storylines, and they too are treated realistically. Their political ideas and experiences as the victims of imperialist capitalism are presented with truly unprecedented sympathy and honesty.
All the socialist characters demanded that they be treated as honest members working on behalf of a progressive, enlightened political system — socialism. Of course they all lose in the end, but it is amazing that they got past US censors in the first place. Time and again the female spy character cites facts, achievements and principles to defend the socialist cause and is an ardent Soviet nationalist.
Socialist motivations and ideology have never been even objectively presented in American television. It seems that 30 years after the implosion of the USSR, US television executives finally decided to end the decades of non-stop lies and propaganda which the idiot box had broadcast regarding the USSR, socialism, communism, anti-imperialism and their related ideologies.
Of course, being an American show, the real Americans win in the end. But for leftists the show is worth watching for the female spy, Elizabeth, and her ideological monologues. She is a rock-hard socialist revolutionary, and her many years living in the US has only given her even more reasons to fundamentally reject Western capitalist culture; thus, her critiques are relevant to American society today.
The s have been been replicated with big-budget production values, so the nostalgia factor is sentimentally present as well. I was quite surprised, because the portrayal of her Soviet s-era ancestors is really quite thorough and flattering, even to non-socialists.
There are plenty of real-life references to Soviet culture and personalities which would make it sentimentally attractive to Russian viewer, as well. Perhaps the best thing about the finale is that there was no absurd negative foreshadowing of the Putin era; to me, this reflects the serious nature with which the Russians and Soviets are treated with thought the series.
If the Russians are waiting for a better, reasonably honest, big-budget TV series about the Soviet era…they will be waiting quite a long time. Most Americans TV shows revolve around fame, death or sports, so I really must recommend this drama as a politically-enlightened form of escapism.
I found this personality-shift unconvincing, but hey: How different would the world have been if Gorbachev — despised in Russia today — had been deposed? Paige, the Jesus-loving teenager who was savvy enough to realize something was fishy about her parents and who then willingly signed as a junior KGB-kid, is left doing something stereotypically Russian — drinking vodka.
Our final image of her is slamming a shot of vodka all alone, as she has retreated to the safe house where she was schooled on Soviet history and culture.
Paige is the trained Soviet youth that will sit in waste until Putin turns the country around. Little wonder she is drinking.
As is the case in many top TV shows these days notably the Sopranosyoung adult female characters are extremely capable, but young adult male characters are essentially clueless and drags on society. They eat in the car and on the run for work, like most Americans do. The future of Henry is pretty grim: Regardless, Henry is another fine catch of the American brain drain, and his talents will not be used in Russia during their upcoming years of stagnation caused by switching form their socialist-inspired model.
Indeed, for a trained, embedded, murdering spy with an arranged wife…Philip was always a rather happy-go-lucky sort — he cared more for family life and his travel agency than promoting socialism.
While American baby boomers undoubtedly failed in a political sense — unlike their Chinese and Iranian counterparts — a fair case can be made that they succeeded in a spiritual sense. In a very good piece of writing, Philip embodies this post-Woodstock reality as he attends seminars for the now-deduct EST movement.
EST was a quasi-religious, corporate, Scientology-like, semi-cult which focused on pure individualism and personal empowerment. EST helped Philip get in touch with his feelings, forgive himself for his many murders one even committed before he became a spy and to find a new level of spirituality…one which led him to abandon his comrades, political ideals, homeland, and society in favor of his own personal desires.
Stan is — in classic American WASP fashion — unable to emotionally connect with his wife and son, both of whom leave him. Philip invited Stan to EST, although acting class may have been a better choice, as the actor playing Stan undoubtedly set a record for number of subtle one-way upper-lip twists per on-screen minute.
Of course, the climatic scene of the entire series is when Stan inevitably finds out that his neighbors are Soviet spies — will he let them escape or arrest them?The lying game: how we are prepared for another war of aggression John Pilger compares the current drum-beating for war against Iran, based on a fake "nuclear threat", with the manufacture of a sense of false crisis that led to invasion of Iraq and the deaths of million people.
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I corroborate everything Marc said about the skies over Tucson yesterday, 4/26/ And, the day before, 4/25/18, the sky was "clear" for much of the day; in the early afternoon the lines started to appear, and by late afternoon it was the same artificial cloud cover that always appears after this activity.
Innovation as Defining and Resolving Wicked Problems. Ozzie Mascarenhas SJ, Ph.D. May 11, Increasingly, today’s CEOs as strategists face wicked problems . Australia: the 51st State In his latest article for the New Statesman, John Pilger describes the remarkable servility of John Howard's government in Australia to the Bush administration - Howard is known as Bush's 'deputy sheriff' - and how this is eroding the country's freedoms.
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