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  • When the Berlin Wall Began to Crack

    06/16/2017 8:09:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2017 | Suzanne Fields
    BERLIN -- Thirty years ago this week, President Ronald Reagan stood at a lectern in what was then West Berlin, framed by the Brandenburg Gate behind him. Through a thick sheet of bulletproof glass, he gazed at the ugly concrete symbol of the Cold War, the Berlin Wall, and uttered the most famous words of his presidency to Mikhail Gorbachev, the leader of the Soviet empire. "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall," he said. This was no mere rhetorical flourish. He was passionately and morally offended by the "evil empire." The Wall Museum in Berlin celebrates the occasion with a...
  • How Can You Compare America to East Germany?

    02/22/2017 2:00:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 22, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, last night on Fox, the Fox News Channel, there was a town hall on Trump’s immigration ideas and so forth and stuff in Jacksonville, Florida. And the first sound bite we have was obviously Florida residents, or we think it was Florida residents. I mean, the way the Democrats pack these things, you don’t know. But Fox says it’s a group of Florida residents about Trump’s immigration policy. And one resident, Hatiche Iaconangelo was the guest or was one of the attendees. And so the question was asked, “So what do you think about what you’re hearing here...
  • Poles honor Reagan, John Paul with statue

    06/02/2015 10:08:54 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 14 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne Australia) ^ | Aug 2, 2012 | Vanessa Gera
    (Aug 2, 2012) POLISH officials have unveiled a statue of former President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II, honouring two men widely credited in this Eastern European country with helping to topple communism 23 years ago. The statue was unveiled in Gdansk, the birthplace of Lech Walesa's Solidarity movement, in the presence of about 120 former Solidarity activists, many of whom were imprisoned in the 1980s for their roles in organising or taking part in strikes against the communist regime. The bronze statue, erected in the lush seaside President Ronald Reagan Park, is a slightly larger-than-life rendering of the...
  • Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism

    06/02/2015 10:18:59 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 31 replies
    Heritage ^ | Jan 27, 2010 | Lee Edwards
    Soviet Communism, the dark tyranny that controlled nearly 40 nations and was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 100 million victims during the 20th century, suddenly collapsed 20 years ago without a shot being fired. In just two years--from 1989 to 1991--the Berlin Wall fell, the Soviet Union disintegrated, and Marxism- Leninism was dumped unceremoniously on the ash heap of history. There was dancing in the street and champagne toasts on top of the Brandenburg Gate. For 40 years, the United States and the West had been following a policy of containment, détente, accommodation. Ronald Reagan decided it was...
  • "Rockin' the Wall"/LS to be at Notre Dame

    03/17/2015 7:47:44 AM PDT · by LS · 9 replies
    self ^ | 3/17/2015 | LS
    I will be in South Bend at Notre Dame University to screen "Rockin' the Wall", our documentary about rock music's part in the fall of the Berlin Wall, on Sunday, March 29, 3:00 p.m. at the DeBartolo Auditorium. Admission is free. I will be around to sign books afterward as well. See you there!
  • Questions Emerge Over Statement Brian Williams Made In Southland.

    02/13/2015 6:17:20 AM PST · by x1stcav · 40 replies
    CBSLA.com ^ | 2/13/2015
    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/02/12/questions-emerge-over-statement-brian-williams-made-in-socal/
  • Russia may declare 1990 reunification illegal (i.e. West/East Germany)

    01/28/2015 3:10:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 28 Jan 2015 15:54 GMT+01:00
    More than 25 years after the Berlin Wall’s fall, Russian lawmakers are mulling a proposal to condemn West Germany’s 1990 “annexation” of East Germany as Moscow’s answer to Western denunciation of its seizure of Crimea. Sergei Naryshkin, speaker of Russian parliament’s lower house, on Wednesday ordered legislators to consider an appeal from a Communist Party deputy to denounce the reunification of Germany as an illegal land grab of East Germany by its western neighbor. The collapse of Socialist rule in East Germany—officially known as the German Democratic Republic (GDR)—heralded the end of the Cold War, and was met with jubilation...
  • Tucsonans: See you tonight at The Loft for a Freeper's Movie (get-together afterwards)

    01/07/2015 1:53:12 PM PST · by lulu16 · 13 replies
    The Loft Cinema Tucson ^ | Jan. 7, 2015 | vanity
    Historian and documentarian Larry Schweikart will be at the theater for the 7:30 show, which happens also to be a freebie. So come and meet him and local conservative talk host Charles Heller, both who will go out for coffee after the screening with myself and a few others. Schweikart's movie is about the effect of rock and roll on the destruction of the Berlin Wall. You may also know him for his books, The Patriot's History of the United States.
  • Rockin The Wall (Free in Tucson) A Freeper's Film

    01/05/2015 10:19:02 AM PST · by lulu16 · 23 replies
    The Loft Cinema Tucson ^ | 01/ 05/ 15 | vanity
    Rockin' the Wall Studios began when noted history professor and best selling author Larry Schweikart contacted Hollywood filmmaker Marc Leif about producing a documentary based on a chapter of Professor Schweikart's then forthcoming book, Seven Events that Made America, America. The result was Rockin' the Wall, an independent documentary feature about how Rock 'n Roll helped bring about the fall of the Iron Curtain. The film was completed one year after that first conversation and in distribution about six weeks after that; an absolutely astounding record for an independent film. Immediately after came the start of the sequel, Other Walls...
  • Berlin Wall? Ring the bell and come through

    12/01/2014 4:49:10 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    The Local ^ | 04 Nov 2014 11:23 GMT +01:00 | Nick Allen
    More than 150 kilometres of concrete, wire and guard towers ringed West Berlin from 1961 to 1989. But it’s not easy to carve up a city - and construction of the Wall threw up many freak instances. [....] "The owners had to pass through the death strip to reach their plots -- and for that there was an iron door in the Wall with a doorbell,...."
  • Castro’s Wall Killed Multiple Times the Number of Freedom-Seekers

    11/18/2014 3:26:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    “Mr Gorbachev, Tear down this Wall!” Who can forget the famous line? In fact most people forgot it shortly after President Reagan detonated them at the Brandenberg gate in June 1987. At the time they got little press-play, and what it got was mostly negative.President Reagan’s own advisors, Colin Powell and “Howard Baker, denounced the proclamation that become President Reagan’s most admired and famous as “unpresidential” and “extremist.” It was only in November 1989 as the wall was finally torn down that the proclamation was recalled, dusted off, and festooned with the fame now almost universal—at least among conservatives. The...
  • Democracy Delusions

    11/12/2014 3:56:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2014 | John Stossel
    When the Berlin Wall came down 25 years ago this week, people in the Soviet Bloc gained something even more valuable than a right to vote: a free market. Democracy is definitely better than taking orders from Communist dictators. But real freedom means doing what you choose as an individual, not waiting for the rest of society to vote on whether you can. In politics, winners get to tell the losers what to do. In the marketplace, you buy what you want. I buy what I want. If some people want to buy movie tickets while others prefer to buy...
  • The Wall Came Tumbling Down

    11/10/2014 4:58:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    Editors' note: this column is a reprint from Jeff Jacoby in 1999.They used to tell a joke in West Berlin: "What are you going to do when the Wall comes down?" "Find a tree and start climbing." "Why?" "Because there won't be any room to stand in the streets." Like a lot of jokes told on the front lines of the Cold War, that one contained more than a grain of truth. There really wasn't any room to stand — well, not much — when, on that breathtaking night 10 years ago this week, the Central Committee of the East...
  • When Good Fences Make Good Neighbors and When They Don’t

    11/09/2014 7:22:20 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-9-2014 | MOTUS
    Today marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. And I see that the Revisionists have taken the opportunity to rewrite history again.Yes, the same people who rewrote the history of WWII, giving the victory to Stalin rather than the American led Allies (and the H-bomb whose name we dare not mention), are back. This time they have handed credit for the fall of the Berlin Wall not to the policies of Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul XXIII butt rather to Mikhail Gorbachev.Gorby smooches East Berlin leader Erich HoneckerOkay, I see how you can...
  • Gorbachev to use Berlin Wall festivities to 'defend Putin'

    11/07/2014 6:08:11 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    telegraph / afp ^ | 11-6-2014
    Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said on Thursday he would seek to defend Vladimir Putin's policies when he travels to Germany for ceremonies commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall this week. Gorbachev, who is praised for his decision not to use force to quell uprisings in Eastern Europe, allowing the Berlin Wall to fall, said that Washington did Moscow wrong and Putin was the best man for the job of protecting the country's interests. This weekend Gorbachev, 83, is scheduled to take part in the festivities commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Wall, a potent symbol...
  • When History Didn't End in Germany

    10/31/2014 2:52:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    RUGEN, Germany. Americans groove on the exhilaration of argument and accusation as the midterm elections finally approach, but here in Germany there's the bitter remembrance of what it was like to have none of the above. Trading barbs and insults is the American way of campaigning, but East Germans recall fear, not free speech, as reams of barbed wire and blocks of cement turned into a wall and lookouts with guards who were ordered to shoot any of their own people trying to flee their encircled prison of a country. An American visitor quickly becomes aware of sharp contrasts in...
  • Freepers: Will be showing "Rockin' the Wall" in Atlanta, NC

    09/20/2014 6:32:52 AM PDT · by LS · 5 replies
    self ^ | 9/20/2014 | LS
    Southern Freepers My film "Rockin' the Wall" is on tour in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Here are the Georgia and North Carolina tour dates; Monday, 9/22, we'll be in Atlanta/Marietta at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta, 7:00. Tues., 9/23, Asheville, NC, Montreat College, Gaither Chapel, 7:00 Wed., 9/24, Greensboro, NC, Carousel Theatre, 7:00 (free), courtesy of the John Locke Foundation Thurs., 9/25, Raleigh, NC, North Carolina Museum of Natural History, 7:00, (free) courtesy of the John Locke Foundation, and Saturday, 9/27, 2:00 p.m., Western Carolina University, (free) courtesy of the...
  • Patriot's History/Rockin' the Wall Tour update

    08/05/2014 5:54:14 AM PDT · by LS · 2 replies
    LS ^ | 8/5/2014 | LS
    This fall is the 10th anniversary of the publication of A Patriot's History of the United States, and is also the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I'm doing a kind of national book/film tour combining the two, in which we show our film "Rockin' the Wall" and then either do a reception or separate booksigning event. You can see the trailer for "Rockin' the Wall" at www.rockinthewallstudios.com under Projects: Completed. You can also see our full schedule there, which includes LA, Phoenix, Cincy, Raleigh, central FL, Atlanta and more than a dozen other venues. If you...
  • The American Flag Daily: The Wall

    06/12/2014 6:09:04 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 12, 2014 | JasonZ
    On this date in 1987, in a speech in West Berlin, President Ronald Reagan issued a challenge to Soviet leader Gorbachev which became some of the most famous words Reagan would say during his presidency: "General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Two and a half years later, in November 1989, the Berlin Wall would indeed begin to be dismantled, one of the biggest symbols of the collapse of...
  • Unlike Obama, Reagan's speeches weren't meant to be just words that dissipate into the air...

    02/18/2014 4:39:57 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-18-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I was a child when the Berlin Wall fell...and there's Reagan, literally tearing down THAT wall!I'm sure this isn't new to many Freepers, but until now I didn't know this photo existed! Thanks public school (for nothing).