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Chapter 2: Just Throw the Whole Bag

His mother looks a bit worried and whispers, “But, Leonid, what will you do when the communists come back?”

And the second:

Ivan, a small Russian boy, is having great difficulty grasping the basic principles of Russian communism. After several hours of instruction, his father finally says to him, “Well, look at it this way. Imagine that I, your father, am the party, that your mother is the motherland, that your brothers and sisters are the unions and you are the people.”

Ivan still cannot understand the relationship between these institutions, and in a fit of rage his father locks him inside a cupboard in the parental bedroom.

Later that night, forgetting Ivan is still there, his father makes love to his mother. When he is finally released by an embarrassed father the next morning, Ivan exclaims:

“Now I know what you meant, father. The party rapes the motherland while the unions sleep and the people stand by and suffer!”

Enough for today.