Marina Berkovich, Author

Writer, Poet, Filmmaker

Yo Socialist Mama Blog

I am a survivor of socialism and I blog here whenever I feel like it, sharing the truth and insights of being a hostage to socialism for the first 18 years of my life and having the courage to escape it.

I have journeyed from behind The Iron Curtain to FREEDOM and I will never give it up! 

I write about my experiences, past and current, through my life, my eyes, my heart. I hope you find something that will resonate with you. If not now, maybe in the future.

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Practical Pointers on Resisting SOCIALISM - Pointer 8

Posted on May 31, 2020 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Resist Becoming an Useful Idiot

Definition of Useful Idiot: a naive or credulous person who can be manipulated or exploited to advance a cause or political agenda.

Written works: The adulation of left-wing dictators and strongmen by Western intellectuals, journalists, and celebrities didn’t begin with Stalin and it certainly didn’t end with him. Mona Charen chronicled the phenomenon in her superb 2003 book “Useful Idiots,” which recalls example after jaw-dropping example of American liberals defending, flattering, and excusing the crimes of one Communist ruler and regime after another. Fidel Castro, Ho Chi Minh, Mao Zedong, the Khmer Rouge, Leonid Brezhnev, Kim Il Sung, the Sandinistas: Over and over the pattern was repeated, from the dawn of the Bolshevik Revolution to the collapse of the Iron Curtain — and beyond.

My 2 cents: When I call someone an useful idiot, I do it in the hopes of uttermost desire to awaken them from this form of sleepwalking themselves into their deathtrap that will also mean the death of you, me and the society we love and enjoy.

Practical Pointers on Resisting SOCIALISM - Pointer 7

Posted on May 30, 2020 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Resist Temptation to Blame President Trump

for his handling of the COVID-19 crisis and everything else

Chances are, you’ve been told he’s not your president by the socialists, who propagandized you into a soldier of their resistance to Trump movement, covertly led by Barak Obama and his handlers, because Trump’s assent destroyed their redistribution and fundamental takeover schemes. In the imperfect game of politics, one must assume everyone lies. If they all told us all the truth, we wouldn’t be able to process it all. Neither would they. Very few liars are perfect - it’s very difficult to remember all lies. Just look at Joe Biden.

Socialists lie in the worst of all possible ways - they do it with intent to turn people into volunteer hostages. They appeal to people’s dearest interests and values and over the years have polished their socialist lingo, manner, style and delivery to mesmerize entire countries into voluntary socialist servitude. Here’s how: once the masses are captive audiences through real or exploited incidents of social unrest, the socialists promise the people that they will, at the expense of the very rich and corporate class, help the labor /union class and the underprivileged /poor class in exchange for their devotion and votes. Inevitably, once in power, socialists will continue to say what they will take care of the people while they rob, pillage, destroy and kill. Once they destroy, there’s no one to redistribute from or to create new wealth. End of fantasy.

Today you see socialist reality it in Minneapolis and Brooklyn, NY, in Columbus, Ohio and Washington DC. What exactly are you seeing? Paid organized anti-democracy attempt to overthrow legitimate presidency. US Democrat Party is condoning and escalating the socialist-backed activities. Ergo, US Democrat Party and Socialism are now one and the same. Thanks to Bernie, Barak, and the rest of the gang.

On the other hand, President Trump cannot lie. Whenever he has to, he does not lie easily. If you follow his speeches, his words and grimacing, you can figure out where he lies and why. Besides, as President he must lie at certain times, for instance, to protect our positions in the world filled with enemies. If you fail to grasp that, your voluntary servitude to the undemocratic at-any-cost no-matter-what anti-Trump position, is going to be your demise.

Socialism is a global enemy. Like terrorism and Islamic extremism. To lie and/or pretend that there are more imperative dangers, like Climate Change or something else men have no power to affect, is to deliberately perpetrate the act of tyranny over people and to subjugate them into voluntary servitude thru socialist force. When you are choosing to blame President Trump because you trust the people who sell you Climate Change whilst they are riding in the airplanes, trains, cars etc. you are being their little helper, aka an useful idiot.

Are you there yet? Well, you decide.

Practical Pointers on Resisting SOCIALISM - Pointer 6

Posted on May 29, 2020 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Resist False Idols and Ideologies

This one I will demonstrate through an example.

Barak Obama received Nobel Peace Prize as he was ascending to his Presidency. It was a prepayment by the Socialist Nobel Peace Prize committee for Barak’s promise of the future “fundamental change” to the United States of America. Because Barak was black, all criticism of his ideas and actions was immediately forbidden, labeled racist and punishable. Barak talked down to the “little people” of America in the same derogatory manner Leona Helmsley did to her employees two decades before. She was vilified. Barak was sanctified. He pontificated in the deity-like manner, inciting race wars, riots, vandalism, looting, occupy movement, tent vagrants, illegal migration, disrespect of police, opposing views, adulation of sanctuary cities and US border invasion by no one knows whom … the list is endless. Yet he was and still is idolized. Why? Not because he is a great orator – that he is not! Because he is the penultimate race card of socialism, the most intolerant system of governance, whose foundation rests on class, racial and income warfare, redistribution of wealth from wealth creators to socialist dictators and their armed enforcers, elimination of opposition and grooming generations of brainwashed useful idiots.

Brainwashing is a forcible indoctrination to induce someone to give up basic political, social, or religious beliefs and attitudes and to accept contrasting regimented ideas.

Practical Pointers on Resisting SOCIALISM - Pointer 4

Posted on May 27, 2020 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Resist Everything Nincompoops Who Are Professing

To Have Intellectual Superiority Force Upon You,

the misguided inferior who dares to think for yourself...

The situation with mask-wearing is the most recent example of ideological warfare. One’s common sense, the best built-in self-defense mechanism a human inherits and develops through his own or learned experiences, was obliterated by the supposedly expert opinions of two prominent intellectual superiors, aka hidden socialists, Drs. Fauci and Birx, who rode on the crest of COVID, exposing their tyrannical views on your inferior ability to take intelligent actions. Like the surfers off Oahu’s North Shore, once the doctors caught the ride, they were going all the way and eventually, they perpetrated onto the American people and the country of United States of America the biggest fraud in its history by fear-mongering, brainwashing and other known and invented-on-the-go socialist tactics. Socialists and socialist sympathizers, like NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, NYC Mayor de Blasio, CA Governor Newsom etal., demonstrated stereotypical socialist behaviors like “jumping into the limelight of the COVID wave,” taking credit for anything good that was being accomplished under eagle-eye watchfulness of President Trump , blaming opponents for everything bad, lying, fibbing, distorting, usurping… and the worst and most criminal of all - inserting blatant highway robbery mechanisms for groups and orgs such as The Kennedy Center, Planned Parenthood and PBS, into the stimulus bill that was supposed to help the mom & pop small businesses and independent proprietors weather the worst economic crisis in US history. Did I mention 50 Shades Of Pelosi Lying?!

Practical Pointers on Resisting SOCIALISM - Pointer 5

Posted on May 26, 2020 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Resist Giving Away Your Rights

As US citizens and legal residents, we are privileged to have a tremendous safety net of rights. They are each important unlike all others, and none of them is more important than the rest. Take away one and the entire safety net will deflate, leaving us, like the men and women who had to jump off the WTC Towers rather than be burned in the flames, exposed to the steady and certain removal of all our other rights.

That is how socialists work – they chisel away a little bit at a time, so that you would not notice until it is too late to recover and restore back to us, the people, the original beautiful set of rights given to us through the ingenuity of America’s founding fathers, who had anticipated that we may need our rights written in black and white of the US Constitution, its Bills of Rights with subsequent amendments.

We are all free to either exercise our rights or not. The essential point is - we have them. No one can force us to exercise our rights. Unless we empower them by removing/diluting the rights we have. One of our rights, the right to carry arms, is the imperative tool of protecting the population from the violence of its own government. Socialists understand that better than any other “isms”. Removal of the right to own weapons had already been successfully tried by Bolsheviks in Russia, Nazis in Germany, Mao in China, Fidel in Cuba and so on…over 100,000,000 unarmed people were wiped out in 20thcentury because they could not defend themselves against their radicalized socialist (aka communist) governments. Socialists know from their prior successful disarmament experiments just how to sell to you why it is good for you to give away your rights. Socialists know that Socialism, despite of its initial ideological appeal, is a failing government structure leading to disaster for the people. Its leader get enriched as long as they can keep the pretense going. They will even convince you that you and people who are trying to rescue you out of the socialist swamp are the Nazis!

The cruel irony of it is best conveyed in Father Matrin Niemoller’s now famous words about the Holocaust:

First they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist

Then they came for the Socialists and I did not speak out because I was not a Socialist

Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist

Then they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew

Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me...

While professing against Communists and Socialist Bolsheviks, Niemoller forgets to add that he followed the National Socialists...(learning history clears up a lot of dust!)

If you trust any socialists, there will be no one left to rescue you from them at that ultimate inevitable point in your life when you will need to be rescued.

Practical Pointers on Resisting SOCIALISM - Pointer 3

Posted on May 26, 2020 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Resist Removal of GOD.

When God is present in people’s minds, hearts and homes, people have a completely different set of morality, family values, and other classic measures of “normality”. When God is removed, a void is formed in people’s minds, hearts and homes that is easily invaded by the corrupt propaganda pushers and filled with another set of values that will allow the tyrants to best control and dominate masses. Without God people lose sense of honor and integrity. You cannot appeal to their morals. People inevitably become ruthless and indifferent to human condition. We have been witnessing the removal of God over the past two decades, at least, and consequently, the replacement of values has been effectively happening for at least as long.

Socialists always force masses to abandon religion. First willingly, then under duress, and lastly at gunpoint.

In the USSR, all religion was outlawed, yet some houses of worship remained open not because they offered God, religion and hope, but because they became part of a countrywide spy web and a paid arm of KGB.

The post-socialism examples of countries and regions that overturned their dictators demonstrated that the road an individual must travel from atheism back to religion has rivers of blood shed by those who thought it would be alright to forsake God.

You just had some of ‘reporting on your neighbors’ experiences in US, Canada and Russia where neighbors reported on neighbors for not wearing masks or disobeying the stay at home orders. Twilight Zone is here now! Fahrenheit 951 is next!

Are you morally strong enough to resist the steady advance of socialist revisionism of your values?

(originally posted on my Facebook page on May 26, 2020)

Practical Pointers on Resisting SOCIALISM - Pointer 2

Posted on May 25, 2020 at 4:40 PM


Resist Socialist Slogans like “We’ll give you FREE stuff.”

From alluring prepayments of ultimate free healthcare to free education, you, the people, have never received and will never receive anything free. These slogans are a long-term Ponzi scheme aimed at duping the common people into promises no government, politician, or un-elected official will ever be capable of successfully sustaining for long periods of time. Without wealth regeneration there is no wealth to redistribute. All that’s free from socialists ends in poverty and ruin.

From the moment medical field of the USSR turned to socialized medicine, no one could not get medication, surgery, doctor’s visit etc. without a “gift” for the doctor. Over time, gift demands from doctors become larger and are heavier to sustain. College placement – gift! Vacation in summertime – gift! Summer Camp for children – gift! Meat at the supermarket – gift! Highest “gift” was for doctors and nurses who performed abortions. Socialism always aims at limiting births.

Toilet paper – not even with gift! You just tried that in USA! Like it yet?

(originally posted on my Facebook page on May 25, 2020)

Practical Pointers on Resisting SOCIALISM - Pointer I

Posted on May 24, 2020 at 4:25 PM

Resist Media and Press.

Journalism is dead. We’ve all witnessed its disgraceful demise. With several notable exceptions, it has now firmly established itself as a corrupt corps of propaganda pushers akin to all socialist regimes everywhere at all times. Media and press members are now habitually lecturing general viewing, listening and reading public on topics such of racism, religion, gun control, climate change, the benefits of equality of male into female transgenderism in girls’ and women’s sports, same sex bathrooms, the evils of patriotism, etc. By doing so that are actually admitting their own bias they formed/sold for cushy “journalistic” jobs that have no semblance to journalism. During COVID, for instance, they are lecturing to the people on mask wearing without wearing masks, and on safer-at-home they have not practiced to the people who are going broke while they, the “journalists”, are earning their paychecks.

 They have muzzled everyone who had dared to disagree, literally and figuratively.

In the USSR, the Alma Mater of my Socialist Reality, we practiced reading between the lines from as early in life as the age of ten and sometimes even earlier. We filtered everything through the prism of journalistic lies. They were earning their salaries to lie to us. Now, they are earning their salaries to lie to YOU. Americans have actually been reading between the lines since after 9/11 and still tolerating the increasing necessity to do so without or with very little protest. The time to resist is now. Or never!

(originally pubished on my Facebook page as a note on May 24, 2020)


Posted on June 15, 2018 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

 Morning of May 6, 2018 in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan

Fukuoka is a prefecture with capital city, Fukuoka city. It was formed from a castle town and Edo-period fortress ruins can still be seen among Maizuru Park’s cherry blossoms. Hakata is another city in Fukuoka, which my husband and I were lucky to visit.

English Lesson 2 for the Native Speakers

Posted on October 27, 2017 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

There are no reasons to not know the proper forms of greeting and address of people one already knows or may meet, yet there is too much confusion by old and young, alike.

The young will “hey” you verbally, in social media and even in written correspondence, such as business emails and letters.

The old may have even learned to “hey” from the four well-dressed Brits in the sixties. After all, when Sir Paul sings “Hey Jude,” he doesn’t earn any demerits.

But when my 17-year-old trainee writes an email starting with “Hey guys” I remember Rose R., my now deceased former mother in law. “Hay is for horses,” Rose said to anyone who’d “hey” her. She was not a proper lady by any means. She was a working class woman who spent her entire life in service to her family, and her manicure clients. But Rose had the benefit of excellent schooling and she knew her native language very well.

Those were the 1930s, and 40’s, when three of the four cornerstones of American education were pounded into young minds by demanding teachers who accepted no excuses. Reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic – the three R’s of English education were beloved by Rose R… She was first, like all children of the time, taught the primary 2 R’s – Respect and Responsibility – by her hard-working poorly educated family, who wanted their children to do better. There was a time in that long ago America, when children were first taught how to be good students, so that once they were in the classroom they would want to learn from their teachers.

The fourth cornerstone of American education came from the word beginning with a “P”. Patriotism was taught at home and at school. There was no alternative to patriotism in that long ago America. Except to become a traitor and a coward. Those were the draft days of long ago, when every boy knew that he may some day be called upon to defend his country in the battlefield. And every girl knew that she may some day lose a brother or a sweetheart to a war far away from the American soil.

None of that is true in our days. So the boys throw their “heys” and the girls add “hey guys” when addressing other girls.

We have lost the meaning of Respect, Responsibility, Reading, Writing, ‘Rithmetic and Patriotism and I want it back. So, stop heying me! My name is Marina, when you are my age, or know me very well, or are related to me, or a friend, or if I gave you permission to call me by my first name.

If I did not - you will address me as Ms. Berkovich until further notice!

Got it?