>Are you really comparing lines for Apple shit with lines for food ?
What's the difference? Hipsters camping in front of an Apple store to be the first to fulfill their desire for special consumer items and people queuing for rare items such as tropical fruits (which were indeed sometimes rare due to western sanctions, however i personally never experienced shortages on bananas, that's a western meme) in the eastern bloc? There's no difference. Except under capitalism people daily also queue for food because they are so poor that they can't afford nutrition. Under capitalism everyday people are dying of hunger or freeze to death during winter, because they are homeless, can't afford proper heating, don't have access to clean water and so on. We had none of this in the DDR, infact every citizen having a home was a right anchored in the DDR constitution. When i was the first time in the BRD in december 1989 (West Berlin and Göttingen) i saw queues of unemployed people in front of the job centers, dirty homeless people and junkies. And i looked into their eyes, which felt like looking directly into a dark abyss of doom and hopelessness. Made me feel very uncomfortable.
>Oh yes it was. The effect of it are still felt today,
>many people are still corrupt as fuck.
Widespread corruption is a result of the neoliberal shock therapy of 1990s neoliberal shock therapy.
>Example : the medical system is in theory a state system, but if you did not give "something" to the medics, they wouldn't pay attention to you.
Sounds like 1990s eastern euro anarcho capitalism.
In the DDR the medical system was infact completely free for everyone. It was much better than what we have now in the BRD. The BRDs medical system wasn't that bad either though, but only until 2000. That is, until the Neolibs deliberately ruined it.
>An apartment was either free or paid a token price of 1-2 rubles in the socialist bloc and the
same goes for water and electricity
Workers could relatively afford to buy apartments and then they were "free". Regular state owned new apartments or flats in buildings came with a very low rent. Pic related is how rent was calculated in the DDR during the 1970s. ~50M was still the norm in 1989/90. Average salary was 1,000 M/month.
>My family had a house + terrain that the State took and built an apartment building over.
Well i'm not Romanian but since Romania was a socialist country aligned with the USSR i imagine that it wasn't that much different from the DDR in terms of collectivization politics.
So yes, after a popular referendum which got over 70% percent approval, we "robbed" capitalist investors and large land owners of "noble descent" in 1946. A lot of their property was nationalized during the Bodenreform and the descendants of these people are propbably still mad butthurt about it, because after 1990 the Bodenreform wasn't reversed entirely. You see, in 1946, after hundreds of years capitalists, nobles and church fags robbing the fruits of every commoners work, the plebs tasted a bit of sweet justice while the former upper class got their butts widened. I'm sorry, i have absolutely no sympathy for rich families losing property and "terrain" in 1946 to the state. Today rich families again don't give a shit about commoner's living conditions. They only think about making profit, leading to e.g. gentrification, forcing workers out of their homes and neighbourhoods or forcing them to sell their cottages etc.
Also i still don't believe you're genuine. Maybe you're an ethnic Romanian expat or something, but i called you a liar because i'm still not convinced that you've been raised in the eastern bloc. You did not differentiate between communism and socialism, which is typical for westerners. furthermore, all the points you made against communism ITT are typical western anti-communist slander, including "North Korea is hell on earth" when you've been been there etc.