Volume 5 - 1989
Amongst the harshness and drabness of life under communism, in Eastern Europe, one is struck by the resolute steadfastness and biting sense of humour of the people who have endured two generations of socialism.
Here are some examples of their local brand of humor:
“There are FIVE CONTRADICTIONS in every communist country:
“Nobody works. — But the 5 year plan is always accomplished.
“The plan is always accomplished” — but the market is always empty.
The market is always empty — but “the people always have enough to eat.”
“The people always have enough to eat” — but they are not satisfied.
Nobody is satisfied — but we all applaud”