Naturally, I do not endorse any part of the progressive agenda whether it be the promotion of gay "marriage" or otherwise, but this article is important for all to read as it further proves that Soviet communism never "fell".  It only went into hiding for a while and only now beginning to boldy show its ugly, evil face once more. 

THIS is what's coming to Amerika, folks.  Remember, It has been roughly 24 years since the "fall of communism" and many, if not most, of your younger, newer voters have no clue what it ever truly was.  If you think they're learning about the evils of communism/socialism in the classroom, you're deceiving yourself.  If you're counting on them to stand against communism/socialism from this point forward, you're condeming yourself to the same fate as all the other serfs throughout history that have fallen victim to Communist rulers.  Obama (and his handlers) are socialists ONLY because they dare not try to implement communism (socialism at the end of a gun) while we (the people) are yet armed.  Take away our arms and there will be nothing to bind down their evil intentions yet to be seen.  Do you remember (if you're over the age of 30 or so) how evil Americans knew communism to be when we were kids?  I do!  Do you remember the "Kill a commie for Mommy" T-shirts?  Those days are long past and gone and it is up to US to revive that understanding and spread it like wildfire before that last nail is driven in our nearly-sealed coffin.

Watch Russia.  Watch Putin.  This will be us unless WE and/or The Lord step in first.  Are we righteous and pure-hearted enough to receive His help?

Think about that.

-Jason

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Vocativ

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27 February 2014

 

No more Mr. Nice Putin. More than 200 activists were arrested in Moscow this week

 

Well, that didn’t last long.

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin played nice with his own citizens in front of the world in the months leading up to the Olympics. In December, he freed famous political prisoners like Mikhail Khodorkovsky and members of Pussy Riot and Greenpeace.

The closing ceremony in Sochi was Sunday. The very next day, Moscow police detained more than 200 activists for protesting against Putin, including those same members of Pussy Riot and well-known opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

 

Police detain opposition leader Alexei Navalny outside a courthouse in Moscow February 24, 2014. Russian police detained several protesters chanting "Freedom" on Monday outside a Moscow courthouse where a judge was expected to sentence eight defendants convicted of attacking police at an anti-government demonstration in 2012.

Police detain opposition leader Alexei Navalny outside a courthouse in Moscow on Feb. 24. (Tatyana Makeyev/Reuters)

 

It gets even more meta: The Monday protesters were demonstrating against prison sentences handed down to other protesters. Known as the Bolotnaya Square case, eight protesters were found guilty of violence against police and rioting from a demonstration in the square in May 2012. It was one day before Putin re-assumed the Russian presidency.

 

Their sentences were announced Monday, which drew the activist crowds out in Moscow. Seven of the eight defendants were sentenced to a range of 2.5 to four years in prison. Human rights organization Amnesty International calls it “injustice at its most obvious.”

 

Punk protest band Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina is detained by police at a protest in central Moscow February 24, 2014. Russian riot police detained over a hundred protesters, including two members of Pussy Riot, on Monday at a Moscow courthouse where seven opponents of President Vladimir Putin were jailed from two and a half to four years over a demonstration that turned violent.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, prominent member of protest group Pussy Riot, outside a courthouse in Moscow on Feb. 24. (Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

 

For this week’s protests, Navalny and others have been sentenced to one week in prison. Some investigators want that sentence lengthened and Navalny under house arrest.

The Russian government didn’t completely back off protesters during the Olympics: LGBT activists in Moscow were arrested in Moscow, for trying to unfurl a huge banner across a bridge, and Pussy Riot was arrested in Sochi. They were also horsewhipped by Cossacks, which was caught on video, but Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak says those Cossacks are being “held accountable.” He wouldn’t specify exactly what that means, though; it doesn’t appear to mean prison terms like the Bolotnaya protesters and Navalny have received.

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Versha Sharma

Versha Sharma is a reporter at Vocativ covering beats from US politics to gay rights in Russia. Previously she wrote about the 2012 presidential election for MSNBC's Lean Forward and was an associate publisher at Talking Points Memo.