Sunday, November 9

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall--liberals ignore Reagan's role

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall the liberal mag Atlantic published 36 photos.  Included was one of Martin Luther King at the wall.  But no mention of Ronald Reagan or his famous speech in which he inspiringly intoned
Mister Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
Cuz, you know, Reagan's philosophy and integrity and determination had nothing at all to do with inspiring thousands of East Germans to flee to the West.  It was that flood that finally convinced the Soviets that keeping the wall was simply showing the world the stupidity of the whole enterprise. 

But libs would vastly prefer that young people never know any of that.  Far better to let them believe the collapse of East Germany--and the willingness of the Soviets to let that happen--came about because liberalism was such a powerful influence, or because MLK visited the wall, or because America unilaterally disarmed (which, of course, isn't true).

Eh, no matter.  It's ancient history, and there's no reason for anyone to know history because it has no bearing whatsoever on anything that's likely to happen in the future.

As one wise person put it, "Those who cannot learn from the lessons of history are assured of becoming leaders of the Democratic party."


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