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OMG.  I always hated that song because I was offended that Sting could even believe Russians don't love their children.  Or what about Americans loving their children?  I'm much more concerned about that.  

But, this is trippy:  I was at home on a winter day in Moscow, helping babysit the little sister of the girl I lived with, and that song came on the radio!  It was a very surreal experience...

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Wed Oct 1st, 2008 at 03:50:59 PM EST
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I was offended that Sting could even believe Russians don't love their children.

!? Methinks it's "we will protect you" Reagan who could believe that, not Sting!

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Oct 1st, 2008 at 03:59:15 PM EST
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"Mr. Krushchev said we will bury you
I dont subscribe to this point of view
It would be such an ignorant thing to do
If the russians love their children too"

"We share the same biology
Regardless of ideology
Believe me when I say to you
I hope the russians love their children too"

"Mr. Reagan says we will protect you
I dont subscribe to this point of view
Believe me when I say to you
I hope the russians love their children too"

I'm not saying I disagree with the political statement, obviously (see the huge gigantic anti-cold war diary I wrote.)

If I said, I hope Jerome loves his children, you'd think, Well, of course he does!!  Of course he does.  Of course the Russians do to.  Why even throw that out there?  It's absurd.


"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Wed Oct 1st, 2008 at 04:46:59 PM EST
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And that's the last I will say about the matter here.  

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Wed Oct 1st, 2008 at 04:49:38 PM EST
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If I said, I hope Jerome loves his children, you'd think, Well, of course he does!!

That exactly was Sting's point against Reagan.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Oct 1st, 2008 at 04:56:41 PM EST
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I don't want to further lengthen this sidetrack, but I believe I can pinpoint where you started to read Sting's lyrics differently from others. You didn't quote the full first verse -- the second line you quoted in fact refers to what you didn't quote, not Khrushchev.

In Europe and America, there's a growing feeling of hysteria
Conditioned to respond to all the threats
In the rhetorical speeches of the Soviets
Mr. Krushchev said we will bury you
I dont subscribe to this point of view
It would be such an ignorant thing to do
If the russians love their children too


*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Oct 1st, 2008 at 05:10:27 PM EST
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Thats a really serious misunderstanding of that songs lyrics. When it means the exact opposite.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Oct 1st, 2008 at 04:07:47 PM EST
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What do you think about the films I mention?  Have any of your own to recommend?  Let's stay constructive.

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Wed Oct 1st, 2008 at 04:51:54 PM EST
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Ah I'm due to see the second in a couple of weeks, now living at a place with an art cinema so my range of entertainment will get a lot wider.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Oct 1st, 2008 at 05:07:53 PM EST
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I actualy see most of these movies through Netflix (I think there are similar operations in Europe) and from the library.  Going to the theatre is expensive these days, so I don't do it very often.  

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Wed Oct 1st, 2008 at 05:15:05 PM EST
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Having just moved from somewhere where it was over an hour to the nearest cinema, I've an urge to do things like that.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Oct 1st, 2008 at 05:27:51 PM EST
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