Commentary to “The Song of Goger-Moger”.
This song could be performed on his behalf by Nikita Khrushchev, as well as by any of the successors of his business, both from the past and the present. And the offensive words, which the hero of the song says about the poets who wield power, refer to Joseph Dzhugashvili (whose effective economic system was destroyed by Nikita Khrushchev).
It’s time to tell some words my future judges:
I had no chance for resting nor for sleeping,
Who was this One, my enigmatical master?
And everything was then incomprehensible:
And only then, at that victorious spring-time,
The portrait painted in the song is very accurate, but with any interpretation what Paul Roberts wrote in the article “Provocations Have a History of Escalating into War” is fair, as well what Andrei Raevsky (also known as the Saker) wrote in the article “Progress report on the U.S.-Rossian war”. And let us not forget what Rossia was in the nineties, and what she is today; and that liberalism, whose adherents are dying to be in power, in reality means indulging the foibles of man, not without reason the word “liberal” has always been considered abusive in Rossia.
The song was written in 1978 for the play of the Taganka Theater “Turandot or, The Congress of Whitewashers”.