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Oleg Atbashian

Oleg Atbashian, a writer and graphic artist from the former USSR, is the author of Shakedown Socialism, of which David Horowitz said, "I hope everyone reads this book."  In 1994 he moved to the U.S. with the hope of living in a country ruled by reason and common sense, appreciative of its freedoms and prosperity. To his dismay, he discovered a nation deeply infected by the leftist disease of "progressivism" that was arresting true societal progress. Oleg is the creator of a satirical website ThePeoplesCube.com, which Rush Limbaugh described on his show as "a Stalinist version of The Onion."
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Unions, Lenin, and the American Way (Part II)

Monday, October 12th, 2009 - by Oleg Atbashian

How unions bring forced inequality and economic injustice. (This is part two of a seven-part essay. Part one is here.)

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Unions, Lenin, and the American Way (Part I)

Sunday, October 11th, 2009 - by Oleg Atbashian

American trade union tactics have roots in Lenin's USSR. (This is part one of a seven-part essay.)

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America Awakes: Reflections on 9/12 (Part II)

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 - by Oleg Atbashian

What brought the tea partiers together was their love of freedom and individual liberty and need for action. And it was inspiring. (Read Part 1 here)

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America Awakes: Reflections on 9/12

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 - by Oleg Atbashian

The Taxpayers' March on Washington as seen through the eyes of an ex-Soviet immigrant. (Part II will appear on Wednesday.)

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‘The CIA Did It’: Conspiracy Theories in the Service of the ‘Common Good’

Sunday, August 30th, 2009 - by Oleg Atbashian

Obama is fully invested — as is Chavez, Ahmadinejad, and bin Laden — in old KGB lies about CIA "imperialism." The realities of the post-Cold War world are causing them problems. (This is part six of a series. Read parts one, two, three, four, and five.)

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We Are the Children: Sing in Unison to Save a Dictator

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 - by Oleg Atbashian

Obama and his ilk continually fall for the myth that those living under dictatorships are united against American "aggression." (This is part five of a series. Read parts one, two, three, and four.)

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Whose Sovereignty Is Obama Respecting?

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 - by Oleg Atbashian

Obama's policy on Iran and Honduras is to respect the sovereignty of the dictator, not the people. (This is part four of a series. Read parts one, two, and three.)

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A U.S. President, Raised on KGB Propaganda

Friday, August 14th, 2009 - by Oleg Atbashian

The former chief of Romania's espionage service sees an American president fully invested in the lies he helped disseminate along with the KGB. (This is part three of a series. Read parts one and two.)

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Obama’s Quest into the Magic World of Anti-American Mythology

Monday, August 3rd, 2009 - by Oleg Atbashian

Obama is just one of millions fooled by the anti-American propaganda planted decades ago by the KGB. (This is part two of a series. Read part one here.)

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Obama Regresses to Cold War Mythology … and Switches Sides

Thursday, July 30th, 2009 - by Oleg Atbashian

The world needs post-Cold War thinking. But Obama is stuck in a world of parochial clichés. (This is Part 1 of a series.)

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Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down Half This Wall

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 - by Oleg Atbashian

A celebration of the great "moderate" events in (fake) history.

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Obama the Pitchfork Operator: A Remake of the Soviet Classic

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 - by Oleg Atbashian

America's organizer in chief could use a lesson from the pages of Russian history.

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How Do You Say ‘Hillary’s Gaffe’ in Russian?

Sunday, March 8th, 2009 - by Oleg Atbashian

Anyone with a basic sense of the language could have told Clinton her failed attempt at a gag was a dud.

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Laughing at the Contradictions of Socialism in America

Thursday, March 5th, 2009 - by Oleg Atbashian

Old Soviet-era jokes have become disturbingly applicable to the U.S.

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Want ‘Hope and Change’? Buy a Goat

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 - by Oleg Atbashian

As an old joke suggests, inviting socialism into our homes might help us better appreciate the blessings of freedom.

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Obama Supporter Assaults Female McCain Volunteer in New York

Friday, October 17th, 2008 - by Oleg Atbashian

As the media fumes over nonexistent hate at Palin speeches, it ignores leftists who go berserk on city streets.

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Communists for Obama

Friday, May 23rd, 2008 - by Oleg Atbashian

Barack Obama's massive pre-primary rally in Portland, OR, was aided in no small part by the appearance of an uber-hip band. Their gimmick? They start each performance with the Soviet national anthem.

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Art from Body Parts: Not Just For Nazis Anymore

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 - by Oleg Atbashian

Abortion isn't the truly chilling aspect of Aliza Shvarts' infamous art project. It's the Yale student's alternative universe of post-modernist absurdity where human body parts "can have other purposes."

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The Truth Behind ‘Conservative’ Humor

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 - by Oleg Atbashian

All good humor is based on truth, which is why so many self-proclaimed liberals don't get the jokes exposing their worldview on the People's Cube.

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Culture = A Massive Sham Perpetrated by Rich Capitalist Oppressors

Monday, December 24th, 2007 - by Oleg Atbashian

Oleg Atbashian interviews his comrade "Red Square," who proudly describes the efforts of the masses to shake off the "reactionary legacy of the Dead White Males" imposed by the "international conspiracy of the rich."

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A People’s History: The “Progressive” Version

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007 - by Oleg Atbashian

On the eve of the celebration of the birth of the United States, Oleg Atbashian looks at our history through the competing lenses of progressivism and progress. Refusing to get bogged down in the merits of relativity, he finds freedom where equality fears to tread.

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Our Degenerating Media [Part 3]

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007 - by Oleg Atbashian


alexanderandoliver.jpg [Illustrations by Oleg Atbashian] "Surprising, isn't it -- in a time of war, the studios don't realize that Americans would rather see an uplifting war movie in which the good guys win. Well, they do realize it -- but they won't do it anyway." by Oleg Atbashian Part 3 of 3. Read Part 1 and Part 2.

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Our Degenerating Media [Part 2]

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007 - by Oleg Atbashian


courictalks.jpg [Illustration by Oleg Atbashian] "Depravity in the media is not the result of capitalism, and corporate greed is not the disease - but it may be the cure." by Oleg Atbashian Part 2 of 3. Read Part 1 and Part 3.

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Our Degenerating Media [Part 1]

Monday, June 11th, 2007 - by Oleg Atbashian


mediagreed1.jpg [Illustrations by Oleg Atbashian] In the days when capitalism ran wild, depravity in the media stayed harnessed; today when capitalism is harnessed, depravity in the media runs wild. There's a reason for that. by Oleg Atbashian Part 1 of 3. Read Part 2 and Part 3.

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Boris Yeltsin: Lessons for America (Part Two)

Saturday, May 12th, 2007 - by Oleg Atbashian


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People who think the Bush years have usurped freedoms and reversed decades of progress "don't even begin to know what junta really means nor what it feels like to live in a dictatorship." Part two of a moving first hand account of the death of the Soviet dictatorship, what came after, and what it means to us today in Iraq. [Part One HERE] by Oleg Atbashian

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