Friday, June 1, 2012

Obama, Stalin's Moustache, and a Poem by Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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June 1, 2012 - Using the magic of photo manipulation, I transposed Comrade Obama's head onto the body of Josef Stalin, and added a quote from Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Yah, that's actually Stalin's moustache on Obama's commie kisser.

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Yevtushenko wrote, "No, Stalin did not die. He thinks that death can be fixed. We removed him from the mausoleum. But how do we remove Stalin from Stalin's heirs?" 

That's from his "The Heirs Of Stalin," first published in 1961 and re-published in 1987. In that poem, he warned that Stalin's wicked influence would not die with his body, and that his influence would be felt long after his death.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Indeed, it seems impossible to go to any sizable leftist protest event these days without seeing at least one or two tables covered with Communist propaganda.

Of Stalin, Yevtushenko wrote that "he left many heirs behind on this globe. I fancy there’s a telephone in that coffin."

Although he wrote that poem four years before the mysterious birth of Comrade Barack Obama, Yevtushenko had him and those of his ilk in mind. Stalin's spirit sips tea in the Oval Office even now.

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