There is a creepy similarity between the US government tweets and the old Soviet slogans. Both are short messages from the leaders that are passed to the people to inform them of the official line and agenda. Let’s take a look and compare.
Pres. Obama tweet: In just a few days, a century-long struggle will culminate in a historic vote. The time for health reform is now.
Soviet slogan: Workers of public health and physical education! Improve the medical service to the people, more actively introduce physical education into the daily life of the people!
Pres. Obama tweet: In the 21st century, one of the best anti-poverty programs is a world-class education.
Soviet slogan: Long live the Soviet national intelligentsia – active builders of communism!
Pres. Obama tweet: The nation that leads the clean energy economy will be the nation that leads the global economy. And America must be that nation.
Soviet slogan: Engineers, technical workers and inventors! Actively struggle to hasten scientific-technical progress!
Notably there is a lot of struggle going on in the socialist slogans: “Long struggle”, “actively struggle”, “struggle to achieve”, “anti-imperialist” (anti-health insurance companies) struggle, “courageous struggle”, “further struggle”.
Press Sec. Gibbs tweet: Enjoying Twitter – coolest stuff for me
Soviet slogan: Communication workers! Develop and perfect the means of communication! Improve by all means service to the national economy; more fully satisfy the needs of the Soviet people!
Sec. Clinton tweet: Pathways to Prosperity Promotes Social and Financial Inclusion in the Americas
Soviet slogan: Long live socialist democracy, guaranteeing genuine people’s power and social justice!
Clinton Tweet: New technologies do not take sides in the struggle for freedom and progress, but the US does
Soviet Slogan: Workers of industry! Struggle for the further development and strengthening of the industrial power of our Motherland!
There are tweets/slogans spelling foreign policies too:
State Dept tweet: New #Travel Warning for #Kenya due to continuing #terrorism threats and increased #violence.
Soviet slogan: Greeting to the peoples of Africa, struggling against imperialism and racism, against all remnants of colonialism, and for freedom and national independence!
State Dept tweet: New #Travel Warning for #Mexico http://bit.ly/91QyiJ U.S. citizens are urged to be alert to safety and security concerns when visiting.
Soviet slogan: Greeting to the people of Latin America, carrying on a courageous struggle against the oppression of imperialist monopolies, against reaction and fascism, for free and independent development, for peace, democracy, and social progress!
Sec. Clinton: “Guaranteeing Israel’s security is more than a policy position for me. It is a personal commitment that will never waver.”
Soviet slogan: Peoples of the world! Strengthen the efforts in the struggle for the complete liquidation of the results of Israeli aggression, for the establishment of just peace for all the governments and peoples of the Mid East, against imperialist interference in the internal affairs of Arab nations!