• @PrinceWith999Enemies@lemmy.world
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    456 months ago

    I’m not sure how many confirmed instances there were, but when Stalin wanted you gone, he not only killed you, but he photoshopped you out of all of your pictures. You were quite literally disappeared.

    He who controls the past controls the future.

    He who controls the present controls the past.

    • @skillissuerM
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      96 months ago

      Soviet prisoners would sometimes get a Lenin tattoo covering chest, because prison guards wouldn’t shoot them there. This part of graffiti is left intact for similar reasons

  • @Mouselemming@sh.itjust.works
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    176 months ago

    I know it’s about disappearing one’s former “friends” and I realize it might also hint at the way the sTrumpet denies having known people he was cozy with for years.

    But it took me way too long to decide it isn’t also Loss.

    • Clay_pidgin
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      6 months ago

      The OP is boring noting the similarity in how former allies are whitewashed from history.

      Specifically, the pic at the top had Nikolai Yezhov removed after.

      In the bottom picture, I this think that’s Prigorin in the middle between Kadyrov and Putin, erased after his coup attempt. I’m not so good at identifying faces, so I could certainly be wrong.

      https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/stalin-photo-manipulation-1922-1953/

      • @skillissuerM
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        86 months ago

        You got it spot on. Similarities however run deeper: Yezhov was Stalin’s man during the great purge and did the actual dirty work, just like pringles did before 2022

        • Clay_pidgin
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          56 months ago

          It does look a bit like him, but remember that Mussolini should always be upside down.

      • Rob Bos
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        6 months ago

        Hm, maybe I’m getting a little oversensitive to it after the last day, a bunch of people all posted it at once. :P That cross-beam in the last photo looks a bit like L.