Where?

I know that most of us here remember the brave, and often tragic, stories of people fleeing the Iron Curtain, like the four East Germans below. Scenes like this reminded those of us who fought the Cold War  exactly why we were in uniform.

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At the end the woman yells “We’ve done it.” At the end of the war we had all done it. We beat communism and socialism.

Now our very own citizens who have either forgotten the evil that was vanquished or never had to live with its shadow looming over them, are gladly racing right back to it.

Question is, where will our children be able to swim to?

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    That’s an amazing video Crunch. I saw Czechoslovakia in the fall of 1990, not long after they had opened the border. What the Soviet Union did to that country is unforgivable, mile after mile of dead forests caused by acid rain from their heavy industry, infrastructure in shambles, and people living in unspeakable poverty. That said, I saw signs that the people were bringing life and freedom to their country, small shops were springing up in Pilsen, I visited a record store there and noted that the 5 albums (and not very good albums at that) displayed in the window were the guys entire inventory…..but the pride he showed in HIS STORE was remarkable, He was a businessman now and he was doing it on his own…..I really admired that guy and would like to go back there to see if he is still around, given his spirit and drive I’ll bet he is.

    and, unfortunately, that’s the difference here Crunch. We’ve lived free and in many ways irresponsibly and unaccountably for so long that we don’t know the other side…..all we want is more more more, and the ones that promise that are the same ones that will take away everything we have. I don’t believe that we as Americans have the heart, the will, the justification to rise up and go full revolt. To be sure, some of us do, those of us who remember our history and are clear enough of vision to see the erosion happening before our eyes…..but for most Americans, as long as they keep getting their free shit, as long as they keep getting government mandated raises for working…if they work at all, as long as they are kept comfortable in their enslavement to their government, then they will never join us or see the truth

    it’s just too inconvenient.

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    Igor, Imperial Booby growls and barks:

    While I agree with you, Jaybear, what happens when the free stuff runs out? When the music stops?

    THEN the feces hits the rotating blades. Then the Great Unwashed Masses rise up and… … … break everything because they’re too damn dumb to know any different.

    Look at the LA riots. :em08:

  3. 3
    LC R6 growls and barks:

    Nowhere.

    al gore has made it clear that we will all be living on Atolls searching for Dry Land™.

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    Igor, Imperial Booby says:

    While I agree with you, Jaybear, what happens when the free stuff runs out? When the music stops?

    THEN the feces hits the rotating blades. Then the Great Unwashed Masses rise up and… … … break everything because they’re too damn dumb to know any different.

    Look at the LA riots.

    excellent point and excellent example.

    when their obamaphones stop working they most certainly will take to the streets and trash their own ‘hoods. The real trouble starts when they move on after burning down and looting clean their urban government/democRat controlled ratholes and try it in the outlying areas. That will be when the shooting starts in earnest.

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    watchyerlane growls and barks:

    I was in Germany in 1985 for Reforger and we got up to the East German border and we were in an observation tower overlooking the East Germans and my roommate just out of the blue said (and I will never forget it) “Wow, it’s like the F’ing Wizard of Oz. Over there it is black and white and over here s*&t is in color”.

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    Orion growls and barks:

    Personally, I’m looking forward to watching the citizens of the great urban areas getting exactly what they wanted.

    Starvation, freezing, disease, crime, and the law of the jungle. I wonder how many of the rich folk will be able to get out of their highly visible, target-rich homes when the gangs come knocking?

    No power, no water, no A/C, not heat, no food, no cops. Have fun folks. My only concern is that I’ll run out of popcorn. Once they’ve killed each other off, we can look at re-settling them with human beings.

    Orion

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    readerjp growls and barks:

    Tuesday’s state dinner was the usual self-indulgent Washington lavishness oblivious to the unemployed, food-stamped lives of millions of back-country Americans. The 350 attendees playing dress-up were a combination of Obama cronies, B-level Hollywood types, media, campaign bundlers and assorted beltway politicos that can consider themselves D.C. royalty until Jan. 20, 2017.

    They were over-fed and entertained in what passes for the Palace of Versailles in Washington, a heated tent on the White House lawn decorated like a Monet spring painting.

    The revealing details from the state visit may have come Monday as les deux presidents toured the unique Monticello home of Jefferson, an early U.S. ambassador to Paris. It’s become a regular occurrence with Obama that his overheard asides reveal more about his attitudes and character than his increasingly lengthy and repetitive public statements.

    As Obama and Hollande exited Jefferson’s Virginia home, he “That’s the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want.”

    The Obama banquet might have pleased old French royalty before losing their heads in la Revolution. But it would hardly fit into Michelle Obama’s healthy menu for ordinary Americans. One estimate put the taxpayer-financed fare at 2,500 calories with 152 grams of fat.

    Guests were served caviar, quail eggs and 12 varieties of potatoes. Colorado rib-eye beef. A salad harvested from the White House garden by peasants. And Hawaiian chocolate-malted ganache, maple syrup fudge and cotton-candy balls.

    Not a single serving of American fries in sight.

    http://jewishworldreview.com/0214/malcolm021314.php3#.Uv2Lf4UZnAA

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    HempRopeAndStreetlight growls and barks:

    Non-Participation And Decentralization As Primers For Revolution
    Brandon Smith

    http://www.alt-market.com/articles/1990-non-participation-and-decentralization-as-primers-for-revolution

    Sounds about right.

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    Crustyrusty growls and barks:

    That’s kinda freaky. I’ve stood in that exact spot before. Granted, nobody was trying to escape at that particular time, but it’s pretty spooky nonetheless.
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    LC R6 growls and barks:

    I was in Germany in 1985 for Reforger and we got up to the East German border and we were in an observation tower overlooking the East Germans and my roommate just out of the blue said (and I will never forget it) “Wow, it’s like the F’ing Wizard of Oz. Over there it is black and white and over here s*&t is in color”.

    You guys should have stuck around for reunification. All that black and white poured into West Germany. It was like watching Pleasantville be vomited into the real world except without the pretty poodle skirts or starched shirts or soda jerks or nice cars or dinner at 5 or food for that matter or clothes without 100 visible mendings or soap or ……….

    You get the idea.

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    Igor, Imperial Booby growls and barks:

    LC R6 @ #10:
    AH! What the US will look like a decade from now.
    :em03:

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    Tallulah growls and barks:

    I bet most of you have seen this footage:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExOYvW5vCj4

    Makes your hair stand on end, doesn’t it?

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    Orion growls and barks:

    Tallulah @ #:
    Was that Detroit? Or Chicago…I couldn’t make it out, the video was grainy.

    Orion

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    watchyerlane says:

    I was in Germany in 1985 for Reforger and we got up to the East German border and we were in an observation tower overlooking the East Germans and my roommate just out of the blue said (and I will never forget it) “Wow, it’s like the F’ing Wizard of Oz. Over there it is black and white and over here s*&t is in color”.

    I got that same exact impression crossing the German/Czech border. I told my fellow contractors that it was like driving from a color movie into a black and white movie.