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    In really existing communism they tried to make it like work was fun. Most of the time it was a lie & you had to pretend.

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    But actually sometimes it was true. Like when everyone went to pick potatoes from the field on potato harvest day, even school kids.

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    Everyone gets out of school or their normal job and instead picks the potatoes up after the machine digs them up.

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    Then also you make big bonfires to burn the dead potato plants, and of course you roast some of the potatoes in the fires.

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    I only went to potato picking once, and I was too little to actually do much work, so it was all bonfires and eating fresh potatoes.

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    The potato harvest was a good thing. You do what would be shitty work for a few people for several days and instead turn it into >

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    > novel and sort of fun work for a lot of people for just one day. It gets done fast, people get a break from their routines.

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    I guess one thing I should mention is sometimes if you didn't pretend hard enough work was fun you might get accused & imprisoned or killed.

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    That's the problem with pretending your have already achieved the ideal society. You can't criticize problems without being a traitor.

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    Worse, when you pretend you have already achieved the ideal society & anyone who disagrees is a traitor *You can't even be unhappy*

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    That concludes this morning's episode of Eastern Block Communism talk. Please read the Unbearable Lightness of Being for more on this topic.

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