Russians eating McDonalds and drinking Pepsi aren't representative of freedom, but http://www.buzzle.com/articles/126497.html [Broken] is. Capitalism is a response to freedom, not a prerequisite for freedom.Thanks for the photo of the Russian McDonald's mheslep. Earlier I had linked to http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DE4DA1030F933A05757C0A96E948260" [Broken] about the joint venture to put that McDonalds in, which was a project begun under the Soviet Union.
In the link you provided it shows Russians lining up for Большой Макs and drinking Pepsi's. But isn't this exactly the “bling” you mention in your first sentence? Consumer goods aren't freedom, no matter how good capitalism is at making them. I must ask - are those pictures of people enjoying McDonalds food and Pepsi representative of freedom to you? I would expect that's the reason you posted them.
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