Skip to comments.The Unknown War: The defeat of communism 20 years ago was the most liberating moment in history...
Posted on 10/17/2009 1:58:43 PM PDT by neverdem
The defeat of communism 20 years ago was the most liberating moment in history. So why don't we talk about it more?
On August 23, 1989, officials from the newly reformed and soon-to-be-renamed Communist Party of Hungary ceased policing the country's militarized border with Austria. Some 13,000 East Germans, many of whom had been vacationing at nearby Lake Balaton, fled across the frontier to the free world. It was the largest breach of the Iron Curtain in a generation, and it kicked off a remarkable chain of events that ended 11 weeks later with the righteous citizen dismantling of the Berlin Wall...
(Excerpt) Read more at reason.com ...
....but no Nobel Peace Prize to the most deserving soul.
That’s one way to look at it. On the other hand, it seems more and more like the “defeat” of communism helped defang it and make it more attractive to many. With that barrier removed, those with communist sympathies were free to hijack other movements, like the Environmentalist cause. It seems like the communists have a lot more influence here in the West now than they could ever have achieved during the Cold War.
I’m sorry but anyone who thinks communism was defeated
has not been paying attention.
Now we have to defeat it again in this country in our own so-called “Democratic” party. The Soviet Union fell, but now we have a Soviet party to deal with in this country.
I dare say that our electing a Communist - not Socialist - to POTUS, the once greatest superpower in the world, is proof Communism is not defeated. Several items on Obama’s agenda are way past Socialism.
The Nobel “Peace” Prize is awarded by commies who define “peace” by the Soviet definition: an absence of resistance to the spread of communism.
Why would they award anything to Reagan who defeated communism?
See post # 6. I totally agree. We have a Communist POTUS.
Defeat of Communism? That’s exactly what we have in the US White House today!
Ironically, the one consistent lesson U.S. officials claim to have learned about the Cold War is the one that has the least applicability outside the East Bloc: that aggressive and even violent confrontation with evil regimes will lead to various springtimes for democracy. It is telling that the victors of an epic economic and spiritual struggle take away conclusions that are primarily military. Telling, and tragic.It's generally a good article but this last paragraph is extremely confusing.
If anyone feels like taking the effort of a much-needed re-write...
Because the victor of the Cold War has an "(R)" after his name.
I understand zero is going to go to the 20th anniversary of the wall coming down. I wonder how he will manage to take credit for it. I also wonder if Mrs zero will take her fleet of aircraft over a few days early to get in a little shopping.
Evil’s final day is when Jesus returns. The Bible is telling us the truth.
” The defeat of communism 20 years ago was the most liberating moment in history...”
It wasn’t defeated; it moved headquarters to Washington.
I agree. It was a liberating event, but our victory was absolutely squandered. 20 years later, and we’re living in an era that might reasonably be called The Totalitarian Moment.
I couldn't agree more.
Part 1 of 14 on “The Bloody History of Communism.”
If communism was defeated why isn’t china a free democratic
republic now? We have been infiltrated since the early thirties to the point where American political philosophy
has no meaning except in the hearts of a few who remember
it as it was.
It has gotten to the point that Marxists sit in the very
seat of power.
It isn’t defeated yet! They just changed tactics!
Thanks for the link.
Unfortunately it has come up through the sewers of DC and has reemerged in the White House and Capital Building. Remember when they talked so much about the "Peace Dividend"? Funds which had been used to fight the cold war were probably redirected to fund programs which addicted people to the socialist idea. We should have never let down our guard.
I reread it three times and am still confused.
Not only are communists running Washington but the Chinese communists also hold most of our debt (Thanks, Bushes) so they can shut down our economy any time they want to.
Barack promised “fundamentally transforming” the U.S.A., and clearly he intends to act in accordance with his basic personal philosophical precepts. Frank Davis would have been, and Wm. Ayers will be so proud.
What makes you think that it was defeated? Have you been watching the ObamaNation in Washington lately?
“I agree. It was a liberating event, but our victory was absolutely squandered. 20 years later, and were living in an era that might reasonably be called The Totalitarian Moment.”
I think this nails it. Communism (as a global, militaristic and agressively nationalistic force) WAS defeated — trounced, in fact. The West did the same thing to Islam in the First Crusade. But, just like the First Crusade, after victory, instead of going for the jugular the West just lost interest and went about it’s self indulgent way and allowed it’s enemies to transmogrify and grow. Just like we have seen the emergence of a resurgent Islam, Communism survived, bided it’s time and found other ways to plot their revenge and our demise. All that time and all that effort and all that money and all those lives — wasted. What our enemies could not defeat from without, they have patiently watched rot and have infliltrated from within.
the most liberating moment in history happened approximately 2000 years ago
And clowns like you three can only make snarky comments when your country is responsible for the liberation of millions. It is a unique skill. Congratulations.
Precisely what can happen again right HERE:
Pictures of a vietnamese Re-Education Camp
Thanks for posting. It reminds me that there is no paid up dues card for freedom. To think that twenty years ago the Communist empire dissolved and in America now we are close to jumping into Socialism!
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20 years ago the collapse of Soviet Union occurred, and Eastern Bloc countries were freed from them, but that doesn’t mean that the ideology has been defeated. There are still very sizeable human populations living under communist governments, and the ideology has been making considerable inroads in Latin America. There’s even been one (so far) self-proclaimed communist found serving in the current executive branch of our own government. I guess you’ve just got a broader definition of the word ‘defeated’ than we clowns do.
IMHO, I don't think the money hungry Chicoms will do anything to devalue their investments in the U.S. How is that in their interest?
“The Unknown War: The defeat of communism 20 years ago was the most liberating moment in history...”
And who will defeat communism HERE a few years from now?
And what makes you think those millions will still
remain free once the US is converted to a socialist
Had you two taken the time to read and comprehend, you may have noticed that the column deals with liberation, rejection of communism in eastern Europe and how the momentous events are ignored in the country largely responsible for liberation.
Oh, and the article closes with comments regarding the fight for economic freedom and capitalism is no longer lead by the United States in the form of President Obama.
Lead by the United States, the West cut off the head of world communism. Communism is no longer exported as a matter of policy by the world's second most powerful country.
Your earlier comment insulted the memory of a Nation which gave hundreds of billions in treasure and tens of thousands of lives to fight and defeat Soviet barbarism.
What is it about our great victory over world communism 20 years ago you don't understand?
Great victory? Don’t make me laugh, it makes me
hurt too much. For some reason you refuse to
admit that our own government has been infiltrated
by communists, our communities by socialist organizations.
I honor all those who have sacrificed in the struggle to
overcome that evil ideology but make no mistake,
that struggle is not over!
“your country is responsible for the liberation of millions.”
Not really. What you saw as liberation is the first step in the enslavement of the world. Can’t you see the signs? Obama dismantling freedom and prosperity brick by brick, selling us on the world market; KGB-inspired slogans being chanted at Sheriff Arpeo?
Open your eyes! It’s happening all around you.
“Theres even been one (so far) self-proclaimed communist found serving in the current executive branch of our own government.”
Self proclaimed. Yes. What does proclamation have to do with anything? The whole federal government is Marxist-Leninist now. The rest of them are just covering their perfidy with euphemisms like “Progressive”.
The important thing is that the tenets and goals of Lenin are being enacted here in America the beautiful, right now, in its government in Washington, DC .
What defeat of communism?
Great post, but who will tell the children?