Skip to comments.Twenty Years Since the Fall of the Wall
Posted on 11/09/2009 10:24:51 AM PST by Anarchydeluxe
It has been 20 long years since the fall of the Berlin wall. Millions of people who were trapped in their oppressive, government-planned states suffered as a result of collectivism. Over 100 million people died at the hands of sycophantic, megalomaniac leaders that claimed they could bring us a better world than so-called capitalism and individual liberty has brought us. I say "so-called" because nowhere in the world does capitalism truly exist. In the countries where it is allowed to exist in even small proportions, wealth and prosperity reign. However, the collectivists hate even this small proportion of capitalism that we have, and we have seen the results of their hatred: economic and socio-cultural nightmares.
Our own slow road to tyranny still prevents people from having absolute individual liberty and economic prosperity. Governments still put up borders to free trade and economic liberties. People still suffer at the hands of economic planners under the guise of "bailout" or "stimulus." But the biggest enemy of liberty is the very regulation that pretends to protect us from others and ourselves. It creates massive imbalances in economies and destroys the wealth of those it claims to protect. So, my question is who will speak out against these institutions of tyranny. Yes, it is tyranny, even if it is done with a smile.
Here is Ronald Reagan at the Brandenburg Gate 20 years ago. And to think his advisers told him not to use such language, because it was too controversial. That's smart, diplomatic power, folks:
Who will tear down the modern walls of tyranny? That is the question.
Here is a video by Reason dedicated to the 100 million victims of collectivism, a.k.a. communism, socialist, or any other name under which it falls:
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