Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Es Geschah an Die Mauer

With odd timing, scheduled for the 4th of July, the ingrates we defended from commie aggression are planning the following:
As Americans set off fireworks to celebrate independence and freedom tonight, a different scene will play out half-way around the world in Berlin. There, at the site of Checkpoint Charlie, where Americans stood guard for so many decades and confronted Communist tyranny, workers with heavy equipment and machinery will descend to tear down over 1,000 crosses, each individually dedicated to those murdered attempting to escape Communist dictatorship for freedom.

The planned demolition, intentionally scheduled for 4:01 AM to minimize visibility and public outrage, could develop into a massive public relations nightmare for the city of Berlin. A group comprised of victims of Communist violence has announced that they will chain themselves themselves to the crosses of murdered family members and friends before they see the city take them down.
How did this happen?
The entire situation is even more disturbing because Senator Flierl of the PDS, the monument's primary antagonist and critic, joined the SED in 1976 and was actively engaged in the politics of the former East German dictatorship as an employee of the GDR's Ministry of Culture right up until the wall came down in 1989. It was the SED dictatorship that was directly responsible for the hundreds of murders that the crosses at Checkpoint Charlie memorialize. So is it any wonder that Senator Flierl wants the monument bulldozed and has repeatedly attacked it as the wrong monument at the wrong location?


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