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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.