Freedom Isn’t Free

| November 7, 2019 | 16 Comments

Lest we forget, it will be the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9. When it happened, it was broadcast on TV. To say that it was a euphoric event is an understatement.

The YouTube video from historian Jamie Shea is well worth the time it takes to view it.

It was not just the Wall that was removed.  The unfortunate and unforeseen consequence of Angela Merkel, who grew up in East Germany, being elected as the head of the EU has been a great load of damage to Europe in those countries, including the UK, where allowing incoming ME refugees was tolerated. However, there are many countries that were behind the Iron Curtain that said not just “No,” but ‘Hell, NO!” to Merkel’s proposals and put up razor wire fences at their borders.

And while this historic event marked the end of the USSR, there are those who want to put us all under that kind of stagnant, bankrupt dictatorship sitting in our own government… and you know who they are.

Watch the Jamie Shea video. It’s a little over an hour and well worth your time.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0Iy1oGcXZ8

Before the Wall fell, and before Eastern Europe’s separation from the rest of the world was eliminated by sledgehammers and ropes and dragging horrific thugs like Nicolae Ceaucescu and his bitch wife Elena in Romania into the streets to execute them, there were many people who escaped in whatever manner they could. If you don’t remember Soviet tanks in Czechoslovakia in 1968, well – I do.

The best remembered escapee from East Berlin was a young Ostdeutchen Conrad Schumann, an East Berlin policeman at Checkpoint Charlie in 1961, who waited for the right moment to take a desperate chance and jump the fence to the West.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDPG4zTdm-w

There were other escapees, as shown in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cfffp60Gjx4

We now have an insidious, behind-the-scenes platform of crapweasels who publicly profess that they want to destroy a system that works quite well and replace it with that crap. They don’t understand that the very crap they adhere to never lasts. Never.

The end of the USSR and the destruction of 1400 miles of Soviet barriers in central and eastern Europe should prove that. The protests in Hong Kong a short wile ago should prove that. The protests and dreadful misery in Venezuela should prove that. The repeated escapes from Norkiland by desperate souls should prove that.

But it goes right over the brainless heads of the Marxist-loving twits. They really do believe that crap, which looks good but is made up of hot air, dust bunnies and cobwebs.

All their promises are made up of hot air, buzz words, and psychobabble. Reality is painfully clear on that subject. Death and destruction are the reality.

Between them, Stalin and Mao Tse-tung killed off something on the order of 120 millions. Hitler’s rampage wasn’t just about getting rid of the Jews. It was also inflicted on anyone who was not “perfect”, e.g., epileptics, the disabled, people with Down Syndrome. Pol Pot, over there in Cambodia, starved and executed over 2 million Cambodian citizens. Their bones are in a museum, to remind people of the reality of it.

Never take for granted the freedom we live in. It’s too easy to lose it. Freedom is not free.

 

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  1. 5th/77th FA says:

    Thanks for the reminders and the video linkies Ex.

    Now if we could just deliver this Sermon to those twatwaffles that you are referring to. Should be required reading and made a part of the Congressional Record. And show the videos to all the school children. I hope to get thru them this afternoon.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Thanks. I think we need those reminders of what it can really be like.

      Just remember one thing, 5th/77th: Karl Marx was a notorious drunk and when he and Friederich Engels got together to discuss things, they were either smashed from the get-go or got there very quickly.

  2. Dennis - not chevy says:

    I have CD’s of the WWII “Why we fight” series and on one of the episodes Hitler, Mussolini, and Tojo are shown saying, “Stop thinking …”
    I wonder if Stalin said the same thing and if this is the appeal for the left. Stop thinking and do what your social betters tell you to do.
    Seriously, the only difference I can see between fascism and communism is in fascism the rich people get to keep their money.

    • rgr769 says:

      Except under fascist totalitarian governments, the rich only get to keep their wealth so long as they shut-up and appear to support the government, and it is convenient for the government elite to allow them to keep their money. As soon as they utter a discouraging word, their wealth is confiscated, and they are sent to the concentration camps. In totalitarian governments of whatever stripe, the individual has no true legal rights or freedom.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      “…do what your social betters tell you to do.”

      NONE of them are anyone’s social betters. Not one damned one of them.

    • SteeleyI says:

      To be fair, no one seems to understand fascism or communism these days. So, ironically, in America today you have nazis who have no idea what fascism is fighting Antifa, who are a bunch of losers in Che Guevara shirts that have no idea what communism is.

      However, they are very different theories that share the same deep flaw, so in practice they look very similar.

      The fascist ideal is a nation ruled by an autocratic leader and nationalist party. While the people can still own property, the economy is run by the government. Individuals are expected to be completely dedicated to the state, so there is no crime, and people work as hard as they possibly can to make the state more powerful as a collective unit- that’s why the fascist symbol is a bundle of sticks that is much stronger than any of the individual sticks. Fascism tends towards a racist, nationalist, and militarized identity.

      The communist ideal is the dissolution of the state, leaving a worker’s paradise where all contribute according to ability and take according to need. There is no crime because there is plenty of everything. All means of production and power in the economy belong to the workers (thus the hammer and sickle), but individuals do not own property or the product of their labor. Communism tends towards a revolutionary identity because Marx thought there had to be a world-wide revolution of the proletariat.

      Unfortunately, both systems are flawed because they don’t provide for what Jefferson called the self evident truth that all men are created equal and that we are all endowed with the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

      That and human nature.

      Both systems temporarily require centralized control and a singular leader to get things moving. Things like democratic elections and free speech get in the way of progress, so they are temporarily limited. Individuals can’t be trusted to always act in the best interest of the state, so individual freedoms are also temporarily suspended. The temporary period only lasts a few decades and costs at most a few hundred million people lost to purges, famine, and wars of aggression.

      But that’s my take. Experiences may vary.

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        Nothing “temporary” about either of them.

        Well “survival” under either is temporary.

        • rgr769 says:

          Yes, that “temporary period” has only lasted about seventy (70) plus years and counting in China and North Korea. And let’s not forget Cuba: 58 years and counting. The actual fascists of Germany, Italy and Japan only held sway for about ten to fifteen years.

        • Hondo says:

          Well “survival” under either is temporary.

          As well as contingent on not p!ssing off the wrong ruling Party official too badly – and not having beliefs contrary to approved Party doctrine.

          Just ask the surviving kin of 140+M who failed one of the above criteria and didn’t survive. If you can find them.

  3. Anonymous says:

    30 APR 75: an example of how badly people w/ access to Hueys (which have no autopilot) don’t want to live under Marxism…
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1a/VNAF_pilot_jumps_into_the_sea_from_his_Huey.jpg

  4. Cameron Kingsley says:

    Too bad Angela Davis (who even had the gall to call Soviet political prisoners fascist zionists who didn’t support socialism. Yeah, whatever bitch. I bet you would be singing a different tune if your ass ended up in prison because you said the wrong thing and I have no respect for antisemites especially for one particular moron named Louis Farrakhan who’s probably one of the biggest.) and that twit Howard Zinn (whose currently doing the only useful thing he has ever done in his life; being fertilizer) can’t seem to get this through their skulls. Of course what makes me laugh is that they hate the US yet they don’t leave which shows you how hypocritical they are. While Davis did leave, it seems she ended up coming back after the Soviet Union fell and she still doesn’t get it. I don’t see her hurrying to move to China, Cuba, North Korea, or Venezuela.

  5. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    Socialism, a system of Government so terrific that it to be kept upon a population at gunpoint once it’s inflicted.

    “I risked my life to escape from Capitalism” said no sane person ever.

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