When my brother and i started school in 1957 it was understood that communism was an evil system of government. The U.S.S.R was an enemy of the United States. It was part of the American psyche and culture. This was taught in our Catholic school. We learned that the Communist system was godless and a danger to freedom. We could see for ourselves it was no joke. The Berlin Wall separated East and West Berlin. People were shot for trying to escape the communist side of the wall.
With the help and support of its occupying powers, West Germany set up a capitalist society. The economy experienced such a rapid growth that it became known as the “economic miracle.” With hard work, individuals living in West Germany were able to live well, buy gadgets and appliances, and travel as they wished.
Nearly the opposite was true in East Germany. The Soviet Union had viewed their zone as a spoil of war. They pilfered factory equipment and other valuable assets from their zone and shipped them back to the Soviet Union.
When East Germany became its own country in 1949, it was under the direct influence of the Soviet Union and a Communist society was established. The economy of East Germany dragged and individual freedoms were severely restricted.
We will always remember Nikita Kruschev for pounding his fists* on a table at the U.N. in a rage. He is especially remembered for proclaiming the Soviet Union would bury the West-meaning particularly, the United States. We knew plenty about his predecessor Josef Stalin. Both men were ruthless but Stalin was the more ruthless responsible for the death of millions.
We remember our instructions to duck under our desks in case of a nuclear attack but now realize how naive and ridiculous that was; at least we had a sense of security albeit a false one. We lived through the Cuban Missile Crisis when Kennedy was President. It wasn’t until years later we learned how close we were to nuclear war.
The proliferation of nuclear weapons gave us the MADD doctrine. Ever see the movie War Games? It was a fictionalized version of the MADD doctrine played out. MADD stood for Mutually Assured Destruction and it was actually a deterrent from either side launching a first strike. Bottom line; end of both countries.
Communism is godless and has enslaved the people of every country where it is implemented. The state becomes god and freedom of religion is always one of the first rights denied. It is why President Ronald Reagan and Our Holy Father now Saint John Paul II shared the same goal regarding the Soviet Union.
John Paul II’s beloved country of Poland suffered first under rule by Nazi Germany only to be occupied again, replaced by the godless Communist regime.
Given what we were taught in school and what we experienced in the events of that time it’s understandable why we are so grateful for this country and our founding documents. It’s not to say our country has not had its shameful periods where it didn’t live up to its founding documents but the history classes we were taught in, always covered the good, the bad and the ugly.
I think we must have lost that at some point. There are people now-in political office especially-who are comfortable with Marxist ideology. I’ve watched our much respected FBI turn into the KGB.
It’s horrifying. Imagine getting out of Cuba,coming to the U.S. to escape communism only to see the same tactics being used here. I’d like to know if the FBI agents pulling off the recent raids believe they are justified?
What i learned about Marxism/communism growing up should scare the crap out of everyone.Freedom loving patriots can’t believe what they’re seeing.
i remember when Venezuela fell for the dictator-President Nicolas Maduro- they’re stuck with now. It was one of the richest South American countries in that hemisphere. Oil rich. People are digging through garbage for food now.Their economy has collapsed. Same mind set here; that could never happen in the United States. That’s what they thought in Venezuela when they elected Maduro.
My grandfather fought in WWI. My dad was a WWII vet. My son enlisted in the military right out of high school. His biological father was a Marine wounded in Vietnam. None of these people risked their lives to protect Marxism. They fought to keep us PROTECTED FROM Marxism/ Fascism. None of these ppl risked their lives for the country so the FBI could do raids on Biden’s political opponents.
I know Peter Strozk, Lisa Page, James Comey, Clapper and Brennan didn’t like Donald Trump and were plotting to keep him from getting elected.Same goes for Obama,Biden. the Clintons and a handful of other FBI/IC agents-mostly higher up-
working to keep Trump from getting elected. They decided to work at destroying his presidency after he was elected. Problem here folks-you think they could see it.
The American people vote for the candidate of THEIR choice. The FBI does not have to be crazy about the choice but they have no right to interfere in a free and fair election.. They’re entitled to their opinion. They’re not entitled to try and pull off a soft coup. and/or target his supporters.
Why don’t these people see the dangers of Marxism? Don’t they have any idea how evil it is and what it has done to various countries and their citizens? Do they think it’s going to be different here if ‘we ‘get it right’? WRONG. If you don’t respect our basic God given rights & the Constitution we were founded on we’re as doomed as the other countries that fell to Marxism. Where do people escape to when we fall? Where do WE go for our freedom? Somebody in the FBI/IC better think long and hard about what they’re doing. Maybe they didn’t have the benefit of the kind of education and experience we had growing up?
They must have some idea what they’re doing isn’t right
[ you would think]. i know i have been uneasy about their recent activities. i always thought highly of our FBI//IC. Now it’s a feeling of something being off. Way off. You feel it too don’t you?
Communism :IS evil. It never ends well.
*Some reports alleged that Kruschev took off his shoe and waved it.