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My darling friends list, as I continue in my attempts to turn you all into Serbians, I bring you translated extracts from my Yug history books (frankly works of comic genius). Please bear in mind that these opi are meant for 12 year olds.

"In parallel with the development of the capitalist industry, there also developed the bourgeouis class, which became the leading power in the struggle against feudalism, and for a new capitalist society and bourgeouis state".

"The essences of life in [workers quarters in cities] are: penury, hunger, illnesses, lewdness and criminality of every kind."

"Based on Marx's "The Capital" consider why the dvision of labour in manufacture affected technological discoveries".

And tha's just chapter 1.

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(no subject) - whispersinink - Oct. 17th, 2004 08:26 pm (UTC) - Expand
rainsinger
Oct. 17th, 2004 08:53 pm (UTC)
Yes. :)
Although I was born too late to participate in the greater fun of having to learn Marxism as a mandatory subject.
guihong
Oct. 17th, 2004 09:04 pm (UTC)
If this is what Yug 12 year olds learn, no wonder American children are falling behind...damn is right.

I'm not sure many American 12 year olds could find Serbia on a map, or know anything of its significance in history. Scary.

Me
rainsinger
Oct. 17th, 2004 09:12 pm (UTC)
Speaking as a Serbian-educated child I was frankly disoriented upon coming into the West to learn that countries other than Russia, Germany, Austria, France and Yugoslavia had participated in the First and Second World War. ;)

And I'm not sure, unfortunately, that American kids are learning any less propaganda than we did.
(no subject) - whispersinink - Oct. 17th, 2004 10:11 pm (UTC) - Expand
grazia
Oct. 17th, 2004 10:16 pm (UTC)
i am happily ready to continue my serbian education. i haven't had an opportunity to listen to the link you sent me - my computer at work isn't audio-friendly, and neither is my one at home (stupid computers) but i would still love to have a disc to play at home while i make the fish soup. (i'm waiting to make the fish soup until i have the proper music to accompany it.)

did i tell you i got your australian postcard, by the way? i can't remember if i did. but if you email me your address i'll send you one from sunny san diego. (yeah right, it's raining right now.)

california love,
e
rainsinger
Oct. 18th, 2004 03:53 am (UTC)
Duh. Mind's like a seive these days.

*sellotapes post it notes to all handy anatomy reminding self to buy CDs in order to burn you the music*

I think i already e-mailed you my address, but I shall very happily do so again. :)

understated english regards,
N ;)
grazia
Oct. 19th, 2004 11:19 am (UTC)
huh that is so weird... i don't have an email from you with your address! hmmm don't know about that gmail...

it's def. getting to be fish soup weather... it's POURING rain here. :)

e
casaubon
Oct. 18th, 2004 12:24 am (UTC)
Was there a map to point out exactly where to find the lewdness?

So as to avoid it, of course.
rainsinger
Oct. 18th, 2004 03:51 am (UTC)
I think presumably any capitalist state is rife with remnants of lewdness, so you may be well placed already. ;)
tatian
Oct. 18th, 2004 01:04 am (UTC)
What are Serbians?
I want to know what I'm being converted into! *grin*

Noa
rainsinger
Oct. 18th, 2004 03:50 am (UTC)
Re: What are Serbians?
Serbians (Serbs) are an Eastern European people of the Balkans whose culture people get drawn towards against their better judgement. ;)

Some signs of approaching conversion are a desire to drink and dance and laugh and in men brag about thier exploits and fall passionately and tragically in love at least once and love fiercely as a matter of routine.

Appreciation of black humour, pride, defiance, and ridicule of politicians are also endemic.
miss_newham
Oct. 18th, 2004 05:22 am (UTC)
Re: What are Serbians?
Then I want to be one too. Please tell me how to spell my Serbian name, or at least a version in this here alphabet.
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