#1 Rationed Food and Purposeful Starvation by algernonpj 26.03.2014 10:16

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An 2013 article but a story that all school children and adults should be exposed to:

Inhumanity of a desperate human in the quest for survival is glaring and devastating evidence why communists should never be allowed to take power again

Rationed Food and Purposeful Starvation
By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh (Bio and Archives) Monday, October 28, 2013



I remember our daily food always coming from a long, long line at the end of which was a loaf of bread, a liter of milk, a stick of butter, a bottle of murky cooking oil, or a kilo of bones with traces of meat and fat on them.

The interminable lines looked like this bread line pictured above. We never knew what was sold at the end of a line we happened to come upon, but we knew we needed whatever people lined up to buy, so we joined the line.

If we wanted to eat, we learned at a very young age that we had to stand in long lines every day, often in bitter cold at 4 a.m. in hopes that the store would not run out of bread or milk by the time we made it to the front counter.

People carried cash and a shopping bag just in case they discovered hard-to-find items: toilet paper, aspirin, cotton balls, soap, potatoes, oranges, apples, flour, sugar, or cooking oil. From time to time, the shortage was so bad, we were issued rationing coupons. Once you ran out of rationing coupons for the month, you could not buy anything unless you were lucky enough to have extra cash to shop from the burgeoning black market of hoarders with communist party connections.

The ruling elite, of course, was fat and happy, shopping at their own grocery stores, usually located underground at the local Communist Party headquarters.

It wasn’t that the country did not produce enough food in spite of its disastrous centralized communist party planning. The mad dictator Ceausescu was determined to industrialize the country at the expense of people’s food – he exported so much to the West in exchange for technology and hard currency that the Romanians had to make do with the leftover food not fit for export.

The agricultural five year plan was developed by communist bureaucrats who were community organizers with very little experience at producing anything and very little formal education. They were schooled in the fine art of radical agitation.
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But that was nothing compared to the Soviet plan to starve the Romanian population of Bessarabia in 1946-1947 in order to achieve collectivization.


More horrible details plus some interesting comments:
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/58869

#2 RE: Rationed Food and Purposeful Starvation by Cincinnatus 26.03.2014 13:54

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Really? The agricultural five year plan was developed by communist bureaucrats who were community organizers with very little experience at producing anything...

#3 RE: Rationed Food and Purposeful Starvation by algernonpj 26.03.2014 14:46

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Quote: Cincinnatus wrote in post #2
Really? The agricultural five year plan was developed by communist bureaucrats who were community organizers with very little experience at producing anything...

They sound suspiciously like a lot of the denizons of D.C. who are incidentally joined by lawyers and poly sci majors with very little experience at producing anything.

#4 RE: Rationed Food and Purposeful Starvation by Cincinnatus 26.03.2014 14:52

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They sound suspiciously like a lot of the denizons of D.C.

One in particular.

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