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‘It is so beautiful to live in such world!’ / ‘ Je krasne zit v takovem svete!’

czech pioneers google imageThis one will make you laugh. The attachment bellow is a short article taken from a Czech magazine for children, written in 1960 (duringΒ  deep communism). Here is the translation:

“When you, my little pioneer, are going to be 30 or 35 years old, you will wake up into the world which will be completely different from today. The communist comrades in the USSR and in our country will have available many automated factories, agricultural jobs will be done through various industrial ways and we will work 6 hours a day. At this time our discovery crew will be reaching the deepest parts of space. All these great things will have a great impact on our everyday life: 250 million tons of steel, the abundance of all appliances, free public transportation, free food at the school and factory cafeterias, living in huge appartments free of charge, free or very inexpensive vacation trips and so on. This in not a beginning of some science fiction story in our magazine, it is a realistic 20-year program of the Communist party, something which is talked, written and thought about all over the world. The capitalist fame is quickly fading. After all, in 10 years the USSR will exceed the United States 2 and half times and in 1980 we will be ahead of the US in 10-folds. It is so beautiful to live in such world!

Everyone needs to give a hand! Learn and work. Not only at school but also outside of school, such as in pioneer brigades or other special groups. Communism needs brave and honest men and women, who know how to live in a society and for a society.”

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Man, did I oversleep something?!!!!! (wrote the person that emailed us this article)

CZ: Tento clanek vas opravdu rozesmeje! Pamatujete si na casopis ABC? Toto byste v nem nasli v roce 1960:

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19 comments… add one
  • Sarka October 6, 2009, 9:39 pm

    haha I must have missed that ‘wonderful future’ as well:)
    I love that picture – it brings back bitter-sweet memories

  • lenka October 7, 2009, 8:20 am

    Oh the memories. I was trying to explain this one to my husband many times. The uniforms etc. Taking the political aspect out of it though, it was fun. We did a lot of fun things that looking back right now, are more like a girlscouts then pioneers. πŸ™‚
    Am I crazy thinking their scarfs are done wrong. I always thought they were supposed to creat number 1 while looking at it. Maybe it’s just been too long. I am wondering though.

  • Marika October 7, 2009, 9:17 am

    I believe the first three girls ( beginning with the one wearing white socks) have the scarf tied correctly, it’s the last girl’s scarf that looks goofy. I still remember how to tie it though. I have to write it in Czech: levy cip pres pravy, pravy pres levy, podvazat, upravit.
    It does bring back some bittersweet memories.

  • Tanja October 7, 2009, 10:43 am

    I was just one year shy of becoming a pioneer before the revolution happened; I was jiskricka though! All that to say, I cannot help you guys with the scarf…sorry!

    But did you know that the pioneers had originally nothing to do with communism? I learned that from my friend the other day, whose brother is currently a pioneer leader, yet he (or the organization) has nothing to do with communists. I guess a long, long time ago it was very similar to boy/girl scouts…….by the way, girl scout cookies are so mnam mnam!!! Dobrutka!!

  • Tanja October 7, 2009, 10:44 am

    PS: Just to let everyone know, I squished that picture a bit so that it fits on the page. So if anyone wonders why are their legs so stumpy and fat – that’s why :))

  • janney October 7, 2009, 11:26 am

    dokonaly!!! πŸ˜€
    I will send it to my husband..that is why is so great you writing in a both czech and english πŸ™‚

  • Vlastimil October 7, 2009, 12:05 pm

    I am so sad the USSR had collapsed…We could have free housing, free transportation (to work and from work), no taxes (nothing to be taxed) and free food in our schools (no-pioneers would need to shoot their own food, though) …. That’s why I am delighted to see, that even if USSR is a dead meat, there is another US.. coming in picture and finally we will live in a paradise as our big profets K. Marx, F.Engels and V.I. Lenin were promising… Now, we will finally see all those promises alive thanks to our comrade B.H.O. (not affiliated to H.B.O)

  • Vlastimil October 7, 2009, 12:07 pm

    Divam se, ze se sovetskym vladcum na konci 80. let z toho naskoku na USA zatocila hlava a spadli do vyvrtky :))

  • Martina October 7, 2009, 3:34 pm

    The “pionyrsky satek” scarf tied correctly must looks like # 1 (the short piece is on the left, and longer one on the right side).

  • lenka October 7, 2009, 3:58 pm

    That is what I thought. The first girl on the left is the only one that has it right. πŸ™‚ I even went back to look at my old pictures. πŸ™‚ (yeah I have plenty) We were so proud. πŸ™

  • lenka October 7, 2009, 3:58 pm

    She even has the matching shoes. That’s a spirit. πŸ™‚

  • pavla October 7, 2009, 5:21 pm

    nebylo by to krasne, kdyby tak opravdu bylo?
    Vse zadarmo to me by se libilo. πŸ™‚

  • Marika October 8, 2009, 8:38 am

    There is no such a thing as a free lunch in the bad capitalist U.S. I hope it will remain that way.

  • Vlastimil October 8, 2009, 5:08 pm

    marika, actually, it is. In our school needy children can get a free lunch… No one has applied for the benefits so far …
    We will simply print more money and pay for all lunches… Only dork can’t make it without work πŸ˜‰
    I hope it will get even better πŸ˜‰

  • Roman October 9, 2009, 4:34 am

    I spent my childhood in USSR (I am 35 now) and can say that some things mentioned here where put into reality – such as free food at school, free apartments and affordable vacation trips to the Black Sea in summer etc. I live it the UK now and I can’t say that I regret about those years. We had really good social care and support in the SU. And it is so sad that this country was not managed properly in the 2 half of XX century and collapsed.

  • Marika October 9, 2009, 5:02 pm

    Vlastimil, I forgot all about school lunches. That’s probably because all the kids who applied and were granted free lunches get picked-up from school in shiny new SUVs. So, it is probably already getting better. The question remains; who is the dork? I think it’s me. I also do not understand how comrade BHO got the Peace Prize, he did not do anything! Now I know that I am a dork πŸ™‚

  • Vlastimil October 9, 2009, 8:02 pm

    Comrade BHO got the Nobel prize from people as himself.
    Norway and Sweden are socialist countries ….

  • alena October 15, 2009, 11:17 am

    This sounds much like a speech by our dear leader Barrack with his hope and change blather. Why do people keep believing this nonsense after seeing it fail over and over? I guess you have to see the idiocy and lies for yourself before you reject it.

    I love the (every thing for free) lines in this. Socialists are always on about free stuff, what they really mean is stuff stolen from the hard working and given to the lazy or politically well connected.
    Ah what a truly beautiful world indeed! Ha Ha

  • Antonin October 25, 2009, 7:21 pm

    Lenka, can I ask you to scan your old pictures to extend my collection? To be exact, I did the scan (and a small modification) of this picture approximately eight years ago for one dutch guy, so it is funny to see it here πŸ™‚

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