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Hero Reborn, part eight by Soviet-Superwoman Hero Reborn, part eight by Soviet-Superwoman
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“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
--Thomas Jefferson

“This is just the way it is. This is what has to be done, and no one has the power to change that!”
--Alucard, Hellsing OVA III



“You’re going to wait,” Jane Smith said, blinking up at the giantess. “That’s your plan to save this nation? You’re going to wait?


The Crimson Conservative was silent for a moment, an intensity gathering in her single eye that the other woman did not like. “Yup,” the redhead told the blonde. “I’ll wait, ‘cause there’s nothing else to do.”


“You… you stupid bitch!” Smith spat. “You would sit back and wait? Watch and wait as America is destroyed?”


“I’ll watch as America’s destruction looks like it‘s really gotten goin‘, yeah,” Connie told her. She could see that Smith was understandably dumbfounded, and let her expression show that she sympathized.


Her display of sympathy only seemed to enrage the blonde further, however.


“What you’re saying is, you want things to get worse?” she asked in a growl, jabbing a finger at Connie. “And you call yourself a patriot! You want to sit around and watch while… God, there are so many horrible, unthinkable things happening to my country! You want to wait around while twenty-million foreign criminals rape, murder, and steal from American citizens…”


“And the people who try to stop them get sued by the federal government,” the redhead put in, “and the president waves his hand and just decides a million of the ‘good’ ones are suddenly allowed to live here.”


Jane Smith nodded, blonde hair waving on her shoulders from the ferocity of the motion. “You want to wait while the government shreds the Constitution…”


“And pretends to see new powers for them to have in the very document they despise.”


“While elections are stolen…” American Hero said.


“And the myth of Bush stealing the election from Gore is taken as gospel, despite Bush picking up votes in every recount.”


“While liberals trick people into believing that there’s a Klansman or Skinhead with a gun responsible for every murder…”


“When the ghettos chew-up more blacks than the Klan--all three-thousand measly members--could ever dream of.”


Smith laughed. “You want to wait while thousands of new laws are put on the books every year…”


“And none are taken off,” Connie said. “I want to wait while the people who give Americans jobs are taxed into shutting down plants and stores…”


“And are called greedy monsters by people who want to steal everything from them,” Smith added, then shook her head. “Connie, America isn’t just being steered in the wrong direction--people are trying to sink it! The greatest nation in history is sinking, and nobody cares!


“Not enough people care,” the redhead confirmed. “They don’t care ‘cause they haven’t gotten wet yet.”


American Hero’s eyes, reddened and a bit watery from the exchange, locked onto Connie’s. The gaze was held for a long moment, then Smith nodded. “Some people just won’t start bailing until they realize that they’re about to drown…”


The Crimson Conservative’s lips turned up at a corner, though for the first time that day, there was no sadism in the smile. “They won’t start trying to save themselves until they realize they’re goin’ down.”


“They won’t try to stop the people sinking America until they realize that people are trying to sink us…”


“And when that happens,” Connie said, her famous shark’s grin replacing the understanding smile, “the patriots’re gonna remember that they’ve got muscles they haven‘t used in a while, and start huckin’ folks overboard.”


Smith blinked, then looked away from her guest-turned-opponent. “Why, though? Why does it need to come to that point? Why… why are the people of the greatest nation in history allowing their country to sink at all?”


“A million reasons,” Connie told her with a shrug. “None of them good, but enough of them effective enough to work. The news tells ‘em everything’s okay. Same with teachers, politicians, and the damned brain-dead celebrities. People don’t wanna speak out ‘cause they’re afraid they’ll be called racist, homophobic, square, sexist, old-fashioned, fundamentalists… Not a lot of folks like bein’ called names, even if they’re bein’ called names by people they know for a fact are stupid at best, or evil at worst.” Smith looked up when she heard the redhead’s colossal boots coming towards her, and met the giantess’ eye. “We don’t care, though,” Connie said. “We have what it takes to weather what gets thrown at us, and we’ll be needed when the good folks of the United States wake-up and start lookin’ for leadership amid the chaos they let themselves get lumped in the middle of.”


Smith allowed a giant hand to come to rest on her shoulder, then said, “They always look for someone to lead them. A Washington or a Mao, a Reagan or a Marx, a Saint or a Hitler… they always want someone to help them out of the hard times.” Smith put her own hand on the one Connie had placed on her shoulder and squeezed it.


“An American Hero…” Connie said with a smile.


Then the grip on her hand tightened.


“Or a Soviet Superwoman,” Jane Smith said calmly, then took flight with an anguished roar. “Or a Soviet Superwoman!


The redhead saw them coming, but there were too many blows to block or avoid, and she was struck rapidly with viciously thrown strikes from fists, feet, knees, and elbows.


“A Soviet Superwoman?” Smith roared again, chopping Connie in the neck. “What if the people choose her?


I tried, Connie thought.


“What if they choose to follow the Soviet Superwoman that you let live?” the blonde cried, rising higher and sending her heel into Connie’s forehead until the Amazon’s knees buckled and she went down.


Damn it, I really tried…


“The fucking Soviet Superwoman that murdered my father! My father, the first American Hero! You let her live! You let her live after she killed my father! She killed my father!” The screams of rage and agony continued, blow after blow, each one raining down and causing the ground beneath the Crimson Conservative to creak and groan as tile cracked and wood splintered.


Yeah, I tried, Connie thought again. Maybe next time. But for now…


Suddenly the Amazon was up, a hand raised and clamped around Hero’s throat. Had it gone on longer, the speed at which the flying blonde was unexpectedly sent towards the floor would have nauseated her, but in a flash Connie had put her on the ground… then through it.


The American Hero fell into the basement of her home, ridden to the cold concrete below by the Crimson Conservative. Earth-shaking impacts of giant fists followed, interspersed with smaller blows from fists that were not so large or powerful. The smaller blows weakened and became less frequent, while the pile driver-like impacts remained. Then there were no more smaller blows from the smaller fists, and the giant impacts became regular, making the ground vibrate every second for what was a mercifully short period.


Silence. Then the limp, bloodied form of Jane Smith was flung out of the hole in the floor and into the open air of the large room. The woman crumpled to the ground, landing flat on her back and staying where she landed.


Guh,” the blonde said, the sound coming from lips that were swollen and split. “Uhh…”


One hand, clad in a fingerless crimson glove, gripped the edge of the ragged hole. Then another hand, this one soaked in blood, joined the first, and the Crimson Conservative pulled herself up out of the basement. She staggered a bit, but was able to get her legs beneath her after a moment, and stood looking down at her opponent while she caught her breath.


“Not bad,” Connie said. “Not bad at all… I just wish you could think as good as ya fight.” During the battle some of her hair had come loose from her ponytail, and as she spoke, Connie had to comb the locks behind her ear with the hand that was relatively clean of her enemy’s blood. “Now, where’s my gun…”


Though her ears were ringing, world spinning, and vision not doubled, but tripled, the words reached American Hero as she lay groaning on the floor, and she made sense of them. No, she thought. Not like this… I can’t die, not at the hands of an American. Not while Olga Yezhov still breathes… Daddy… Daddy, I’m so sorry…


She opened the eye that was not swollen completely shut when she heard her enemy’s boots clunk heavily next to her head. Don‘t let me die like this, she thought. God, not like this. God… Daddy… so sorry… Her bleary eye saw the giantess standing above her, enormous gun in hand, her expression grim.


“You said I wanted America to be destroyed,” the Crimson Conservative said, holstering her revolver. “That was a damned fool thing to say, and I think you know it. I think you also know that parts of this country--the sick, diseased parts--are going to be destroyed if the whole is gonna survive, and there’s not a thing that can be done about it. Whether they should or shouldn’t be destroyed ain’t the point, and it ain’t up to you ‘n me to save those parts when the time comes. America is going to cleans itself, with or without us.. and it’ll be a cleansing through fire.”


Connie kneeled, bringing her face to within a foot of Smith’s. “America’s gotten to the point that parts of it will burn. Whether we want it to or not, parts of it will be gotten rid of, and I think you know that as well as I do. You’re the same way, Smith; parts of you are sick, and need to be burned away so somethin’ better can take their place.


“Bad times are coming for the nation you and I love. The only question is, will Jane Smith let parts of herself burn away so American Hero will be there when we need her?”


The Crimson Conservative rose and walked off, and Smith closed her unbruised eye, telling herself the hitches in her chest were due to some physical wounds, and nothing more.


She heard the front door of her mansion close behind the other woman as she left, the noise signaling that she was now alone. Then, for whatever reason, the hitching grew worse, and the tears came.


To be continued...

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The Crimson Conservative belong to my good friend :iconjamese82: who also did the writing. I don't think I could have come close to capturing everything he did in this story and I am so very thankful that he helped me with this chapter. :iconbowplz:

The artwork is courtesy of the always amazing :iconartguyjoe: who is a Rembrandt of the digital medium.

American Hero is my property and creation.

This story takes place in :iconangel-fallsda:
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:iconjohnnyharadrim:
johnnyharadrim Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Always good to know what makes her tick...
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MorphMedic Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Awesome story and the artwork is great! Thanks for sharing
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PaulPoser Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
OW... how can Jane recover from the mental blow? I just love her controversial figure! :)
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Soviet-Superwoman Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Looks like this story has kicked up a veritable hornets nest of opinions and activity. I swear sometimes that Jane is far more controversial a figure in my stories than either SSW or Ilsa, which strikes me as a tad odd. I'm going to try to steer clear of most of it. I'm not conservative, I'm a Marxist and that is exactly why I asked James to do the heavy lifting with this piece. The fact that it is getting so many comments and opinions is a testament to his skill and knowledge.
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andrewr255 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
It seems Jane has just suffered a much more powerful and painful mental blow than all those physical blows put together. Can't wait to see what unfolds over time.
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cooltime17 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow.

That's one way to beat sense into someone
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:iconartguyjoe:
artguyjoe Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Once again, another great story piece. I always love seeing how the picture will be worked into the words. :D
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:iconjamese82:
JamesE82 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
You made my girl look like she could punch out Godzilla! :worship:

I just hope my writing did your art justice.
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:iconzespara:
Zespara Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Joe's artwork on Connie is the most powerful I've ever seen done for her. :drool: She looks like she could crush Jane's throat with just a squeeze.

Connie :love:

Z
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:iconjamese82:
JamesE82 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Jane’s a bit too tough for that, but I completely agree that Joe’s made my girl look like a force to be reckoned with. :highfive:
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shotgung0d Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whats happening to my poor Jane now?!?
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:iconjamese82:
JamesE82 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Connie: “She’s gettin’ a civics lesson… with extreme prejudice.” :threaten:
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:iconsoviet-superwoman:
Soviet-Superwoman Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
She should have listened to Idol in the first place. :no:
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:iconartguyjoe:
artguyjoe Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed :)
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MaragrizX Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
:bulletblack:Matthaus Williams:bulletblack: The United States.....a true gem the likes of Jane Smith and the mentioned Liberals don't deserve....no appreciation for its true potential or what it stands for.....or what it could be....it becomes more and more apparent that these trogladites should be relieved of it. :plotting:
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Salinger1 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
I swear, the founding fathers who spilt blood for this little sapling to prosper are now in rolling in their graves. The people that run this country have how this place works. ANd they spew their faux egalitarian crap for power. Ron Paul should have been president.
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:iconjamese82:
JamesE82 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
I’ve been very dismayed (and shocked) to hear a lot of Ron Paul supporters saying they would rather stay home than vote for Romney. Mind if I ask if you are one of them?
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Salinger1 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
I don't vote. If i had registered, i would have voted for Johnson. I dont think new york counts your write in. Romney is pretty much the same

*Wars (drug,iraq)
*Patriot Act
*bailout and spending
*taxing
*class warfare
and last of all
*Use of distraction issues
The GOP should have more libertarianism, not less. Less focus of Social issues and more focus on Fiscal Issues. And actually cut spendiong damn it, no ore reducing rates of spending and ACTUAL cuts. Read the Ron Paul Budget, it cuts out five federal departments.
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:iconjamese82:
JamesE82 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Okay, this is the part of Ron Paul support that I just don’t get: The man is not--and never will be--the Republican nominee. The Republican nominee may (in your mind) steer America in the wrong direction, but he’s not trying his best to sink the country. Obama is trying to sink us, but you people will not lift a finger to do something which could actually stop him by voting him out of office.

There are two, and only two options here, and Paul supporters seem bent on letting the far greater of two evils retain power. I’m not trying to get into a fight or attack your beliefs, but this is a concept I simply cannot wrap my mind around. :confused:
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Salinger1 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
We know

Inn our minds, Both of them are the same kind of people
Obama is a corporatist, Romney is another corporatist both funded by the same groups (Koch is not as big as the Unions) Nothing would stop the sinking of this country no matter who is elected. Only by cutting big government (INCLUDING THE MILITARY AND MEDICARE) Nothing changed

No we are bent on not caring. I cant wait to see the american collapse so somebody like Connie and come and kick ass.
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MaragrizX Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
There's a lot of things that should be
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:iconsalinger1:
Salinger1 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Sadly.
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Stick-bag Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
I don't know anything about politics or how to run a country, so I'm just going to ignore the right-wing exchange there. Firstly I like how Connie came out on top in this fight and Smith didn't pull some stupid turn-the-tables-and-victory move because of plot armour. I also like Connie's attitude of "I agree with you, but you're doing this completely the wrong way" towards Smith. I may not exactly like Connie yet, but this sort of thing makes her seem much more reasonable.

How many more parts of this story can we expect, though?
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Soviet-Superwoman Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
One more, but the repercussions will be felt for awhile to come.
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Stick-bag Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Ooh... I don't know whether to look forward to that or not.
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Woodclaw Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
While I think that both sides in this argument are too far from my own views of the world, this is a fantastic storyline. Although I enjoyed this installment a little less than usual. It's not a bad story, but I really couldn't get the same feeling of the other parts. It looked ok but, while the other parts were mostly about showing the differences between Connie and Jane, this part seemed more about what makes them alike.

By the way, Connie keeps saying that thee sick parts of the U.S. will burn, but she never says which parts she thinks to be sick :plotting:
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:iconmarshaladmiralq:
MarshalAdmiralQ Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Connie says truth, the American people have been lied to for decades and to fix things will unfortunately involve pain.
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:iconjamese82:
JamesE82 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Earning/holding onto freedom can hurt, but if we have the will, we’ll get through it. :iconfreedomplz:
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:iconzespara:
Zespara Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Excellent job on this story. Joe's artwork is naturally top shelf per usual.

I'm not sure if I agree with the "wait until the burning begins" philosophy but how can I doubt my girl? :love: Especially when she's trying to burn off the rough portion of the lovely Jane? ;)

Z
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:iconjamese82:
JamesE82 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Connie wishes there was another way, but sometimes a battered woman needs to be put into the hospital before she’ll finally leave her abusive mate. You can tell her she needs to leave all you want, but the decision is her own and nobody else’s.

I just hope that the United States will only be sent to the hospital, and not the morgue…
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Zespara Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
I'm afraid that if BO gets reelected, it will be the morgue. His policies are poison and the worst will occur early next year unless he is stopped and policies are neutralized. I knew he was the worst ever after just three months in office and he has only gone downhill since then.

If the worst happens, I have a story in mind for Connie... a powerful story indeed.

Z
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:iconjamese82:
JamesE82 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
I hope the story you have in mind is never written, then. :(
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:iconzespara:
Zespara Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I meant that Secretary of State of Minnesota improperly doing his job during Franken's selection. Stupid keyboard. ;p

Z
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:iconjamese82:
JamesE82 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Stupid keyboard, stupid sucky Saturday Night Live has-beens… stupids all around! :laughing:
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:iconzespara:
Zespara Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
As do I. But you know the Dem's mantra: Whatever it takes. They'll beg, borrow, cheat, steal to win elections as has been proven in the past with Franken's stolen election with the Sec of State in Minnesota lending a huge hand and properly doing his job and I won't get into the 1960 election in Chicago.

I could always use the Connie story for some other situation though.

Z
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with avenger's sentiment, but wow, did Jane ever pick the wrong word to say to Connie, and as much I loathe to say this, some of the things Connie said could very well be true; I just wish they weren't
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Yep, that turned into just the kind of crazy right-wing vs crazy right-wing debate that makes me feel a little ill to read, Connie's reasoning for not being proactive with her goals at this stage actually makes me look upo her character with even less sympathy and relatability now...
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JamesE82 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
I knew you wouldn’t care for this exchange between two conservative characters, but the fact you don’t like that Connie isn’t taking action surprises me. Being “proactive with her goals” would include a lot of violence, when you consider that Connie’s goals are to utterly transform America into something different than it has become, and the elimination of what she views as her nation‘s domestic enemies.

I suppose Connie views America as a house infested with termites: the wife wants to call an exterminator, but the husband does not believe the termites are doing any damage. The wife could call the exterminator herself and get into a huge fight with the husband, destroying the marriage, or she could wait for the damage to the house to become apparent, and the husband and wife will both agree that something has to be done. Fixing the house after the termites are gone will be a costly chore, but the husband has to learn for himself that he was wrong, and the damaged parts of the home will be fixed better than before. (And the guy will now be keeping an eye out for future infestations, too.)
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
It's not so much her lack of activity as her reasons and reasoning for it...
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:iconmarshaladmiralq:
MarshalAdmiralQ Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Well it wouldn't be nesseacry if the left wing wasn't so STUPID
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:iconleviadragon99:
leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
By all means, elaborate. :stinkeye:
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:iconmarshaladmiralq:
MarshalAdmiralQ Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
THe left keeps going the socialist , big goverenment route even though history has proven it to be a failed idea time and time and time again. look at europe right now. they've run out of money by having programs that never had a chance of being done, the money needed was never there. And why the USSR fall? because it couldn't compete with the US and the false promises they made. In my own country look at the states and cities run my liberal democrats (left wing). They're all going bankrukpt. Even Social Security and the Medicare/Medica had no chance and are in the Red.
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Soviet-Superwoman Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
I would argue that Gorbachev's policies of perestroika and glasnost led to the collapse of the USSR more than anything fiscal. The ongoing war in Afghanistan, and the mishandling of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, which the Communist Party tried to cover up, further damaged the credibility of the Soviet government at a time when dissatisfaction was increasing.
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JamesE82 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
The Soviet slaves people catching a glimpse of Dynasty and seeing how free people were allowed to live didn’t help the communists keep control, either. =D

:iconronaldreagan::iconsaysplz:I am feeling very neglected here, you guys…:(
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MarshalAdmiralQ Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Look overall why the Berlin wall existed, the first signs of communism failure was during Stalin's time. China reconginsed this which is why economy wise they're more facisted than ,communist and even now that isn't enough. Captialism is the best economical formula out there.
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Yeah... I don't think that's what the left side of politics represents, it CAN have a close association with that kind of governance but fundamentally, it's all about being willing to embrace positive social change, to learn and grow and adapt, the right side of politics is all about trying to recapture the "glory" of the past. It's old vs new at it's most basic.

And large governments are not alone in failing hard...
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:iconmarshaladmiralq:
MarshalAdmiralQ Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
No that's EXCATLY what the left is for. They lied to you dude. It isn't social change it is a road to dicatorship
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Riiight, and deregulation/corporate-controll leading to large companies fucking us all over with GFCs and privatised health insurance that leaves many people out in the cold is just harmless and entirely fair. How many of these people do we get to elect again?

In Australia, government-run utilities actually functioned pretty well until they sold them off to corporations, Telstra went waaay downhill when it was privatised.
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MarshalAdmiralQ Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
the biggest corpreate problems are ones that invovle the government allowing monoply or propping. Solyndria ring a bell.

And then Telestra did't have a working model and it will die to be replace by someone who can. minus the military, which is some times iffy, the governement can't run crap well
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VKrull Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
That was awesome. Nice read. Real nice. :)
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