This was sent to me by my friend and fellow traveler, Tex Reynolds; it was written by him and is used with his permission.
More thoughts on *purges*, and the Socialist despots that use them
I remember walking the streets of East Berlin before the wall came down.
Walking past shops with window display and entering to find rows of empty display cases, I remember hurrying past the long lines at bakeries and hearing the people counting their way to the door and praying out loud that there would be bread inside when they got there.
I remember standing at a Panmunjom observation point overlooking Kijŏng-dong and seeing the well-kept buildings and then peering inside with telescopic lens to see empty rooms devoid of any fixtures or people.
I remember listening at night to the sound of the North Korean tanks starting up and charging their batteries hidden within the town’s façade.
I remember the faces of the people; stony and cold, yet the eyes were either hooded or wide open from fear.
I watched parents afraid to look up or around, holding tightly to their children. The people spoke only in hushed whispers.
I watched as farmers plowed fields with oxen while a fancy new tractor just sat there unused. I wondered why and once asked only to be told that the tractor never did work and even if it did the farmers couldn’t afford the fuel or that no fuel was available.
I remember traveling through Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia and seeing the forlorn looks of the old people and the hatred of the youth. The youth had never experienced freedoms and the State had instilled in them no desire for success. The youth were taught that the State was more important than family.
The State blamed the people of the West for its own failures and the youth believed. It was only in the dark of night that some of the youth learned the truth via Radio Free Europe.
The internet and satellites brought images and concepts of what could be and this ignited a fire in the soul of the listeners, who risked their lives to listen and learn.
People learned about the propaganda and the lies. They learned to think and not to trust their Government, yet here in America, another scenario played out.
Raised to believe in their Government’s goodness, children grew up unquestioning, soaking up every media story as truth, believing every word from the Government and from their indoctrinating teachers.
Then the trust in Government began to fade as those in power betrayed the people for personal gain, but the deceptive media and subversive educators continued their act as paragons of virtue.
Some people, those who learned to question, those who learned not to trust, those who opened their minds and eyes, they stood up and spoke out.
Others continued to wear their rose colored glasses as the lenses were slowing turning redder.
The red of socialism is the red of blood, innocent blood, but many of those who delusionally seek socialist utopia are those who will first feel the effects of the purge that occurs when socialism comes to power.
Throughout history when socialist despots take control they purge people who might become dangerous.
They purge the academics, the free thinkers, the entrepreneurs, the writers, and the ambitious, the same people that elevated the despots to power were purged because in reality they had possibly seen behind the curtain and knew the truth and posed a threat.
Poverty is a requirement for despots to maintain power. When people are hungry and cold they concentrate on basic necessities rather than politics. People whose subsistence solely relies on the government can be controlled, starved or exterminated.
As Jean Rostand noted, “Kill one man and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god.”
I could not have said this any better, Tex Reynolds is a great writer, a solid Conservative and an American patriot. He is my friend!
And to those that question my posts, that tell me I am wrong to accuse Obama of being a Socialist; YOU are a blind fool, you are also as much a Socialist as is your Kenyan leader.
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