Rainbow Dashski #26
60 seconds! Duck and cover, Comrades!!
A little “propaganda” wheatpaste i made, (brony graffiti) hope you like it!
Is so beautiful, Comrade! I feel I must stand to attention and salute it! :D
Thank you, Comrade Bektr. You have been moved forwards 15 places on waiting list for Equestistanian Car! Now you are only 12,343rd in line - only a few decades left to wait!
This song sound so much better when sung in non-decadent language! English is suited to singing only of push-up bras and hamburgers! To sing aria good, one must sing in Russian!
Especially at 1:36.
“OoooOOOOH Shining ChArrrrrrrrrrrmorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!”
Ukrainebow Dashski #24 - by Brütamod
“Hello Comrades! My name is Zachenski!! I am what you americans call a “tech-support” pony here in Mother Equestistan! It is considered a very important job because I not only fix my fellow ponies computers but I also make sure that the power plants and everything are running smoothly! It’s a…
Is RP blog based in beautiful Equestistan! Brohoof, Comrade Zach!
Thanks for writing! I am aware of, and sometimes troubled by inaccuracies in Ukrainebow Dashski. The important thing is that it’s intended to be a parody of oppressive government. Dashski always smiles and has an upbeat outlook (I think the latest update is the first in which she isn’t actually smiling, but she is about to be charred into zap apple powered ash); this is deliberate, to act as a counterpoint to the actual reality of Equestistan, the political witchhunts, ponies being taken away in the night and executed without trial, the torture of the Troikas, the indoctrination of the young Cutie Marx Crusaders, etc etc.
I think the “Cutie Marx Crusaders” is probably the only time Marx has been mentioned; and in that case I have to hold my hands up and admit that it wasn’t due to political inaccuracy but more the fact I surrendered to an irresistible pun!
As in this post, Dashski cartoons sometimes tell two stories; the text is Dashski telling us what President Slavestia has told Equestistan. The picture tells the truth, that Luneon Trotsky didn’t betray the workers but in fact remained true to her vision of a unified socialist Equestistan, got in Slavestia’s way of seizing complete political power, was murdered and then used as a scapegoat, yet another tool of keeping the population at large under control. People are much more likely to look to the protection of their own country’s government no matter how corrupt or menacing it might be, when they believe there are outsiders waiting to attack. That’s certainly not confined to Russia. The same method was used to encroach upon many of the rights and freedoms of the Americans immediately after 9-11, sometimes under the ruse of being a ‘temporary measure’ while the threat was at large, and rights stolen in that way are of course, seldom returned. So while the focus of Dashski’s cartoons is based on the era of Soviet Russia, that’s the kind of thing I’m taking a swing at in my small way.
Finally, I’m not a historian or scholar like you so I’m bound to mess up some of the facts even though I sometimes try to do a little research. Feel free to correct me!
PS: I like Comrade Brütaloo too!