Sunday, May 18, 2008

Will American youth unite with "the entire democratic, progressive youth" of the world?

That's how Komsomolskaya Pravda (the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Komsomol in the Soviet Union) analyzes things, the NYT tells us at this link that might not work:

[T]he article says that "inspired by the great ideals of democracy, American youth selflessly fought the dark forces of fascism. Now they lawfully are striving toward the complete realization of those democratic principles that would give every American boy and girl a chance to find employment to his or her liking, to work without fear of tomorrow, to have wide opportunities for cultural leisure and general education." As an indication of what American youth may be expected to do, the article says: "During the war the self-consciousness of American youth has considerably developed."

By way of conclusion, Komsomolskaya Pravda points out the American youths' identity of interests with those of progress and democratic youth everywhere. American youth, the article says, understands that it has to take the solution of its own problems into its own hands.
Of course, they have to say capitalism is the source of all the problems, but you can't just slough this off. The U.S. Department of labor statistics say that by late spring there will be 8 million people unemployed in the United States.


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