Posts Tagged ‘Bolsheviks’

Reagan Honored in Former Soviet Bloc Countries While Defaced in US

Friday, November 25th, 2011

In Tbilisi, Georgia

Twice in the last week, nations that had once been slaves of the Soviet Union honored Ronald Reagan with statues.  As a statue of Reagan was being defaced in our own capital, first in Hungary, more recently in Poland, and now in Georgia, “the Gipper” is still remembered as the man whose vigilance and willingness to call evil by its name caused the Soviet Union to wither and die of its own grotesque weight.  He’s cited as the man whose firm stance against the “evil empire” brought the USSR to its end, and with it, the nearly half-century long Cold War.  How stunning it is that while his statue isn’t safe in this country even in his home state, across the region of Europe that had once lived under the tyrannical iron fist of the Soviet Union, he’s afforded more honor and reverence than he receives in some quarters here at home.  None can convince me that this irony isn’t symbolic of the disease that afflicts our nation.  When a man whose efforts liberated millions and whose policies lifted a nation to the pinnacle of its success at home and abroad cannot find respect he deserves at home, it’s time to question the culture that permits such an absurdity to endure.

Most Americans remember Reagan fondly, even some of his opponents at the time.  He was an optimistic leader who thought that the efforts of the people, and their simple values ought to prevail upon their leaders to provide the liberty that has been America’s great promise.  His memory is truly cherished among the great body of the American people, but to doctrinaire leftists, both his political success and his philosophical foundations are occasions for disdain and discontent.  The left simply hates Ronald Reagan.  The simple truth is that he offered a thorough refutation of leftist ideology.  He didn’t need a ten-dollar vocabulary, and it didn’t matter to the American people that he was in his seventies throughout his presidency.  He told it like it was, and still is today.

I find comfort in the fact that while freedom is withering in the US at the hands of Reagan’s opponents, in the eyes of a majority of the American people, he’s still supremely popular.  As his detractors hurl insults at him, in Eastern Europe, leaders whose nations were freed by his efforts are remembering him with statues, and saying plainly what the left has spent two decades trying to pretend hadn’t been so:  Ronald Reagan defeated the Soviet Union.  Others deserve some credit, but theirs were ancillary roles.  Only Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul II deserve any mention among western leaders along with Reagan. Let’s consider what others have said recently.  From Tbilisi, Georgia:

In Tbilisi

Georgia’s pro-Western president has unveiled a monument to Ronald Reagan in the capital of the ex-Soviet state praising the 40th U.S. president for “destroying the Soviet Empire.”

Mikhail Saakashvili, whose government has for years had tense relations with Russia, also lambasted Moscow’s attempts to “restore” the Soviet Union by creating an economic bloc with other ex-Soviet nations.

He said Wednesday that the bronze statue that depicts Reagan sitting on a bench “deserves a place in the heart of Tbilisi, the heart of Georgia.”

In Warsaw, Poland, Lech Walesa:

In Warsaw

“Let us bow before Ronald Reagan for the fact that our generation was able to bring an end to the great divisions and conflicts of the world,” Mr Walesa said in a ceremony in the heart of the Polish capital Warsaw.

“What happened seemed impossible or unthinkable. The older generations still remember,” the Nobel Peace laureate said.

“In Poland, we had more than 200,000 Soviet soldiers. Across Europe, there were more than a million, as well as nuclear weapons. Major changes without a nuclear conflict seemed unlikely,” he added.

In Budapest, Hungary:

In Budapest

Prime Minister Viktor Orban and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice helped unveil the statue Wednesday.

Reagan was remembered for the aid and encouragement he gave Hungary and other former Soviet satellite states in Eastern Europe to gain back their freedom.

Reagan “changed the world and created a new world for Central Europe,” Orban said at the unveiling ceremony. “He tore down the walls which were erected in the path of freedom in the name of distorted and sick ideologies.”

 

In Newport Beach, CA

This is simply astonishing.  While the people who had lived under the oppressive Soviet boot understand and remember what they have gained, too many in this country have spent the intervening years lying about the nature of the Soviet Union and the philosophy on which it had been based, and little is taught in our schools that would explain the importance that an honest retelling of history demands.  Look at the “Occupiers,”  our modern day iteration of the Bolsheviks.  Their historical understanding is so frightfully narrow, and their philosophical underpinnings so atrociously bankrupt, they believe, with the crude indolence of club-wielding children that the are some sort of “freedom-fighters” while they agitate on behalf of ideas refuted before many of their births.  They tell themselves they aren’t anti-capitalists, as if some sort of self-delusion will prohibit to the rest of us the view of what they’re really preaching.

I don’t think they have any idea what it is for which they now agitate, and as history repeats as the Occu-pests cry out for the United Soviet States of America, I cannot imagine a more fitting spectacle than to see that while these misguided brats rant about the inequities of the markets, they nevertheless don’t realize that what they’re demanding will only make things infinitely worse.  Perhaps it is better that statues of Ronald Reagan are erected and unveiled in Eastern Europe, because at least there, it seems the people will have some reason to remember the reasons for which his memory is honored.  These Occupiers don’t have a clue, but thankfully we have conservatives and the Tea Party who can yet teach them.

Occu-Pests Go Global

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

The Anarchy They Seek

It’s a sad statement on world affairs when this awful bunch can dominate news around the globe.  As we tour the headlines on Sunday morning, London is infected now, as is Rome where yesterday things turned particularly ugly, and all along, what we now know about these protesters is that they’re being directed by the sort of people they swear they’re against.  They speak in vague terms of “Plutocrats,” but when asked whether George Soros fits that definition, they demur and ignore the question.  These people are the definition of “useful idiots” and it seems that in the end, they don’t understand the realities of their situation, or like so much else in their self-contradictory movement, they don’t care about cause and effect or any rule of logic by which the rest of the world is bound.  When you see mindless mobs like these rising, you can be assured that it can birth nothing but tragedy.

While they serve as the tools of the very people whose actions have brought the results they decry, one can’t help but wonder how such stunning ignorance can lead to a movement of anything but a mob.  And there you have it, sadly.  Some have compared them to the Tea Party, a laughable notion, but the best comparison is probably to the Bolsheviks.  These people want to be the change they can believe in.  They’re bringing anarchy so their bosses at the top have the excuse to bring down the hammer upon all of us.

On Friday, Breitbart revealed an email archive of the communications among the organizers in both .csv and .pst form. (I prefer the .pst because it can be imported easily into Outlook for viewing and searching.)  What it reveals is a movement of every garden-variety socialist combined with hard-core Marxists and Communists, and no shortage of Islamists, working together to bring about a global revolution.  BigGovernment did a great job of exposing all of this, as has Glenn Beck via TheBlaze and other outlets.  People rightly worry about “Conspiracy Theories,” but in this case, it’s not a conspiracy, but a statement of what is real.  These people picked October as the great focus of their work, and it is highly symbolic of what their leaders intend.

Some in the media and in politics have characterized the Tea Party as “terrorists,” but now you are seeing who are the real terrorists.  Tea Party folk hold a rally, most often on private property for which they’ve gotten permission to access, clean it up when they’re finished, and leave the same day.  They don’t threaten or use violence, and they don’t call for an overthrow of our form of government.  Instead, they demand a clean-up of the form we have.  They’re patriotic, love the United States of America and the freedom and independence they have enjoyed, and many of them are veterans.

In stark contrast, consider the rabble-rousing antics and revolutionary intentions of the Occu-Pests.  Some of them spew vile antisemitic rhetoric, and all of them hate “capitalism” although what they describe as the object of their complaints isn’t capitalism at all, but all the times capitalism has been set aside.  Many of them are college students, and as TheBlaze reported, some professors are offering course credit for participation.  Their alleged “courage” has been endorsed by the American NAZI party, and all the while, in the background, the people funding all of this continue to agitate for their revolution.

This is a time of danger in our Republic.  These Occu-Pests are at once impotent, and lethal. They are impotent because their numbers are so small in terms of our population and the will of the people of the country at large, and yet lethal because of their magnified effect via media and politicians.  When the Tea Party turned out hundreds of thousands into Washington DC, the media simply didn’t cover them, while Obama left the city.  Now, with Occu-pests running wild, in the thousands, Obama remains in the White House and the media gives us endless coverage of the revolutionaries.  If nothing else, this should serve as a demonstration of which group is actually anti-establishment, and which group is acting at the direction of the powers that be.

Don’t be fooled. Read the e-mails and learn who it is directing this attack, and how they think.  These “occupiers” are today’s Bolsheviks, and you shouldn’t have any doubts about where their agenda will lead us.