The official Party Spokesman, Comrade J. J. Carney, has stated that Comrade Party Chairman and President Barack Barackovich Obama will host a gathering of children from throughout the USSA who plan to ask him for help with matters ranging from State security to problems with their parents at a meeting to be held in the White Fortress on Wednesday.
“They will be joined by children around the country expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety, along with their parents,” Carney confirmed.
Comrade President Barack Barackovich has already pledged to offer these children all the resources of the State to help them with their concerns over their parents, along with school safety and the Party's struggle towards universal disarmament. B. B. Obama has already completed 19 Executive Orders aimed at the pacification of the Masses through weapons and ammunition control, and these children will be present to express their demands that more be done to control their parents.
The Party is working diligently to form Young Socialists who will help guide their parents in the Progressive direction of the Party. Citizens should congratulate children who bring their concerns about their parents to the State, where these matters are best dealt with. After all, the State cares for children not only through the finest education system in the world, but also Universal Health Care Rights, Collectivization, mandatory Unionization, and generous Welfare Benefits.
The Department of Social Justice will likely be instructed by the President to investigate the children's parents to make certain they are not being abused by receiving non-Socialist upbringing. Parents from the Bourgeoisie and Kulaks will likely find themselves being invited to mandatory State-sponsored parenting courses for the sake of their children's concerns.
Faithfully submitted to the People's Cube,
Both Barack Hussein and Saddam Hussein are splended examples of selfless leaders, having displayed their personal courage and moral integrity to the world..... all the while serving as protectors of our children's futures.
Peace be upon them.
As always, you nail the hit on the head-- i.e., you recognize something important before my hand has had a chance to strike my forehead accompanied by the exclamation, "Why didn't I think of that?" The answer is quite simple-- I don't have any children left around to guide me. They've become grownups and are still desperately seeking to produce their own children for their own guidance. They've become quite frustrated at their loss of wisdom since attaining adulthood.
Obama is quite fortunate to have the advice of wise children. It's a wonderfully symbiotic relationship-- He learns wisdom from them and they learn from him the importance of helping the parents avoid unwittingly backsliding into their old ways. If we could all just learn to listen to these wise children:
Soon, Obama will isslue Wise Phones (better than Smart Phones) so they can used them to dial-in to the White House's 9-11 service for children abused by parents rejecting their wisdom.
On a different note, though...
Thank you, comrade Obama, for saving the children from the menace of guns, family, liberty, work, and other outdated values!
This poster is now in the American Thinker - http://www.americanthinker.com/cartoons ... _of_4.html
So Carney barked about a “concrete package,” eh? Is that like the Chitcago style cement overshoes option if there is a failure to comply?
Fortunately I saw the error of my ways years ago and threw all of my guns in a lake, lest one of them decide to shoot someone. I forget which lake though....
Thank you, comrade Obama, for liberating us from the horrors of American values!
"Dear comrade Obama Claus,
I feel scared and all alone in the world and feel like capitalists are just about to kill us all with guns. Please sign into law magic red balloons that will fix everything. And please instruct that darned congress to make lots more legislative magical pretty red balloons that'll make me feel warm and safe.
Those who question such course of action must be suffering from ideological amnesia-- After all, wasn't it the wise advice to Jimmy Carter from his then-minor daughter, Amy, on how to end the nuclear arms race with Russia that enabled Carter to have such unparalleled success in that area during his all-too-short administration?
We've always gotten our most wise advice from children, haven't we? Some critics of this approach mention "Lord of the Flies," but our own :
-- Fearless Leader
З усміхом мудро-ласкавим,
Гордим, небаченим зростом
Зріс він над світом іржавим.
Так,він титан, бо «титанів»
Скинув з золочених тронів;
Глянув, дихнув – і розтанув
Лід їх застиглих законів.
Так, він титан, бо на крові
Бою двох сил не примирних
Склав підмурівок будові
Подвигів творчих незмірних.
Звідки ж набрався він сил?
Звідки той прорив червоний?
Мозок його запліднили
Рук мозолястих мільйони.
Всім злидарям він і гнаним
Кинув потужне: боріться!
Тим же й горить, як зоря, нам
Жест огняної правиці.
Is this a roughly korrect translation?
With a gesture of strict and simple
With a smile wisely, affectionate,
Proud, unprecedented growth
He grew rusty over the world.
Yes, he is titanium, for "titans"
Dropped from the gilded thrones;
I looked, breathed - and melted
Ice frozen in their laws.
Yes, he is titanium, because blood
The battle between the two forces is not conciliation
Compiled foundation structure
Creative exploits immeasurably.
Whence he had the power?
Where a breakthrough red?
Brain impregnating his
Hands calloused million.
All the beggars he persecuted
Gave powerful: fight!
Those and burns like a star, we
Gesture made by fire right.
What I don't know is how Rylsky and my Ukrainian Literature teacher would have responded to all this - my post, your translation, and the People's Cube in general.
The poets I have encountered over my life indulge in many emotions (exclusively their own) but almost never humor. I am still waiting to meet a poet with a sense of humor.
Yes, I am getting back to work, Comrade Assistant Supervisor!
All of the poets I know of are from the American context. I think different cultures have different approaches to poetry. I remember years back a chairman of a Middle Eastern business told a group of us how, during the corporation's annual meeting, he read a poet to the board and stockholders. The Americans in our group chuckled and ignored everything else he had to say, whereas the Easterners understood that he was trying to tell his audience about his commitment to the company's success and saluted their participation. Americans tend not to take language all that seriously, which is partly why we are in the situation we are in.