Why I don’t play the Lottery

Because it’s a Soviet scam, a Communist charade:

Soviet lottery Grutas Parkas

In the novel Twelve Chairs, Ilja Ilf and Evgeny Petrov describe how the Soviet Union organized steamship tours, accompanied by orchestras and dance groups, whose goal it was to get people to sign up to lottery bonds. Apparently, trains were used for the same purpose.

(Photographed at Grutas Park in Lithuania.)

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a writer, a spy or a hobo.
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4 Responses to Why I don’t play the Lottery

  1. List of X says:

    I think lottery is the opposite of communism: it takes money from millions of poor people to make one person rich.

  2. Henk Moir says:

    The above train reminds me very much of a Slavic face: low receeding forehead, a very long and narrow nose, tiny, sad looking little eyes that appear to be lost in the space between two huge elephant ears and a fish-like fuckface. Result of hundreds of years of alcohol abuse, darkness, misery, poverty, low quality food, starvation and crossing with Chingis Khans horde’s worst looking warriors.´The only “confidence” that comes out of that barbaric looking creature is the whíney sound and a wish to beat up everyone, in order to cover up its own insecurities.

  3. Henk Moir says:

    What kind of system rewards the gifted entrepreneurs and artists (without taking money from anyone) so they create a better life and better society for everyone?

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