Items tagged with: acceptance
What do you think when you hear USSR?
Totalitarian socialism? "Prison of nations"? Oppression? "Red Scare"? Cold war? Nuclear standoff? Waging hybrid wars before it became mainstream?
There was something else too. You can call it propaganda or utopia, I call it a dream. Friendship of peoples. It was one of core ideas of Soviet socialism and it was everywhere. Yes, reality didn't quite reflect it (although I can say now reality is even worse in that regard) but it was something everything was supposed to rotate around. Now we rarely talk about it. We talk about #tolerance, #acceptance, support, #multiculturalism - and these things are all fine but not quite the same. They still mean division and sometimes they also mean inequality. You don't tolerate friends. You befriend friends and this is something very different.
This is VDHKH, a large exhibition complex in Moscow. Construction started in 1935 and went on since then. It is a vast space mainly intended as permanent trade show but it has beautiful architecture. It has pavilions for every Soviet Republic - Ukrainian, Belorussian, etc and also themed pavilions such as Space or Atomic Energy. It has around 400 buildings. It is celebration of this dream.
The fountain pictured is one of central structures there and is called accordingly - Peoples Friendship fountain.
A lot of time passed. Lots of things went wrong. USSR became no more. Then some more shit went wrong. Life goes on. Reminders of the past slowly disappear or just stop reminding and become decorations. History books get rewritten and they weren't too accurate in the first place.
But can you dream that dream?
#myphoto #Russia #Moscow #tldr #USSR #socialism #future
…goes to @Max Strube, for his #persistence and posts about work in our capitalist society, which has made it easier for me to #accept myself and my situation. When i see a post of his it helps me remember that i’m not worthless and have other ways to contribute
Also i feel hopeful when seeing posts about things like rank-choice voting, because i feel less alone in my political views and thinking. (And if we could implement it i believe it will help us create a more democratic society)
#todaysgratitude #TodaysGratitude #gratitude #acceptance