[Marxism] 72 percent of Hungarians say their economic situation was better under....

Marla Vijaya kumar marlavk at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 4 08:38:41 MST 2009

Quote: "People who lived behind the Iron Curtain are substantially happier with 
life 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall,
but express 
reservations about democracy, capitalism and their lot in the modern market economy, a new survey reports."
Response: I was in Erfurt, East Germany last month and I had discussed with a cross section of the people. Most of them expressed that they have nothing against the socialist idea, but are against the way it was implemented in former GDR. In the state of Thuringia, Die Linke had done well, confirming my perception. 
I had asked many people, whether they believe that if Die Linke comes to power in Germany, they will again go for old style government. The usual reply was in the negative, saying that they have also changed with the times. Ofcourse, a minority are against the very idea of socialism.
But the report by WSJ is thoroughly doctored. What else can you expect!!!
Vijaya Kumar Marla


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