Skip to comments.Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II forgotten as world remembers the fall of the Berlin Wall
Posted on 11/10/2009 12:55:52 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
Amidst all of the hoopla surrounding the 20th anniversary of the Berlin Wall the two men most responsible have been all but forgotten.
While German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other world dignitaries praised former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev for the fall of the wall, the two men perhaps most responsible, President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II were all but forgotten.
Merkel praised Gorbachev, You made this possible---you courageously let things happen.
He let things happen? Is she kidding? Gorbachev had no choice but to let things happen.
Lets revisit real history for a moment please. The fall of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union happened despite Gorbachev not because of him. ....
He didnt allow it, his hand was forced. It was Reagan who went to Berlin and said, Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall. The world cheered and Gorbachev was left broke and with no choice but to watch communism fall throughout Eastern Europe.
What a shame that the very people who benefitted the most from the fall of the wall choose to recognize Gorbachev, the heir to Lenin, Stalin and Khrushchev while forgetting Reagan, the heir to Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln and Pope John Paul II, the heir to Jesus Christ, St. Peter, and St. Paul.
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Obama didn’t go to the memorial. He THOUGHT about going.... and he was alive when it happened.
So therefore that is enough for him to take full credit.
And the revisionist history continues.
Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall neither President Ronald Reagan nor Pope John Paul II were remembered as being the real heroes.
Twenty years from now, Ronald Reagan will be portrayed as the villian.
Forty years from now, it will be “conventional knowledge” that the whole hubaloo about how “alleged evil” communism is was just the product of guilty rich manufacterers looking to further enslave the brown people of the world.
The Five Architects of Freedom is also good.
Well, they’re in heaven now. I’m sure that’s more than enough of a reward.
The Big Three - Reagan, Thatcher, JPII, were remembered at the Reagan Library last Friday. That conference was great !
Gorbachev was a spectator to the event.
No doubt having a nice stroll and having a good laugh over all the fuss.
And Hell is waiting for Gorbachav.
As for history, the Pope will be remembered. The Catholic Church has withstood 2000 years of attacks both physical, spiritual and intellectual from its enemies and even from Her own priests and can’t be destroyed.
Jesus said so when He declared Peter the Rock upon which He would build His Church.
He needs to answer for Vilnius 1991.