Seems the Department of Information Services (Ministry of Propaganda) was out in the field, taking the Revolution to the people: explaining the fundamentals of Socialism to the populace to bolster popularity.
A member of the Department was out talking to a farmer in Siberia…
Official: So you see, comrade, that is the way Marx explained: From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs. You understand?
Farmer: (confused) No…
Official: OK. It’s like this: Say a comrade has two cows. We take one cow from him and give it to comrade that has no cow. This is the
Revolution. You see?
Farmer: Yes, this is good!!
Official: And if a comrade has two tractors, we take one of his tractors and give to man who has no tractors. OK?
Farmer: YES! YES! This is VERY good!
Official: And if a comrade has two chickens, we give one chicken to man who has no chickens. Ok?
Farmer: No! This is not good!
Farmer: I have two chickens!
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