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[-] [email protected] 45 points 3 months ago

I’m not sure how many confirmed instances there were, but when Stalin wanted you gone, he not only killed you, but he photoshopped you out of all of your pictures. You were quite literally disappeared.

He who controls the past controls the future.

He who controls the present controls the past.

[-] [email protected] 11 points 3 months ago

I wish Stalin wanted me gone :c

[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 months ago

Me too, kid. Me too.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 3 months ago

That was part of the inspiration for the book 1984.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago
[-] [email protected] 29 points 3 months ago

Imagine a country needing it's graffiti to be up to current political standards.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 3 months ago

Soviet prisoners would sometimes get a Lenin tattoo covering chest, because prison guards wouldn't shoot them there. This part of graffiti is left intact for similar reasons

[-] [email protected] 17 points 3 months ago

I know it's about disappearing one's former "friends" and I realize it might also hint at the way the sTrumpet denies having known people he was cozy with for years.

But it took me way too long to decide it isn't also Loss.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 3 months ago
[-] [email protected] 45 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

The OP is ~~boring~~ noting the similarity in how former allies are whitewashed from history.

Specifically, the pic at the top had Nikolai Yezhov removed after.

In the bottom picture, I ~~this~~ think that's Prigorin in the middle between Kadyrov and Putin, erased after his coup attempt. I'm not so good at identifying faces, so I could certainly be wrong.

https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/stalin-photo-manipulation-1922-1953/

[-] [email protected] 8 points 3 months ago

You got it spot on. Similarities however run deeper: Yezhov was Stalin's man during the great purge and did the actual dirty work, just like pringles did before 2022

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

I thought that was Mussolini.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 months ago

It does look a bit like him, but remember that Mussolini should always be upside down.

[-] [email protected] 23 points 3 months ago

Political allies suddenly ending up disappearing, both then and now, I think is the idea.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 3 months ago

Former political allies

[-] [email protected] 9 points 3 months ago
[-] [email protected] 7 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

Loss is I II II L, not II I III II

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

Hm, maybe I'm getting a little oversensitive to it after the last day, a bunch of people all posted it at once. :P That cross-beam in the last photo looks a bit like L.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago

This is what happens when you say no to Yezhov.

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