============================================================ Fundamentally Right: Feel The Tremors

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Feel The Tremors

Do you remember the first tremors, the first visible cracks in the foundation? Much was going on far away from public view, certainly many will never get credit for their contribution. Nevertheless, they were shaking the foundations chipping away at the oppressors.

I'm remembering the breakdown and collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe. I was a young GI stationed in Western Germany in 1968. We were placed on alert in late August of 68 as the Communist armies rolled into Prague Czechoslovakia. The armies were there to crush an attempt by the Czech's to taste their own freedom.

It was heartbreaking.. I'll never forget feeling helplessness as the Czechs were forced to face reality, it was them against an overwhelming power. They surrendered to the Soviet Block troops. The dream of freedom remained a dream.

I also remember watching on the television with tears in my eyes as the Communists surrendered to them. It was December 9, 1989, in a revolution later called - "The Velvet Revolution."

The world watched as freedom swept across Eastern Europe, the Berlin Wall came down and the Soviet Union disintegrated.

In the late 1970's who would have ever dreamed that within one generation Poland would leave the Warsaw Pact and join NATO? They would have called you crazy..

Those former Soviet Block countries are still finding their way, working it out, building on their dream.

This brings us to today..Those tremors are felt again, cracks are becoming visible. This time it's the Middle East. Freedom is afoot.

Afghanistan, Iraq, the changes are coming here and there almost under the radar screen. The very latest tremor came from Egypt, Egypt Leader Allows Opposition on Ballot by Tanalee Smith
Associated Press writer at AP Network News
. It seems President Hosni Mubarak is trying to get on the right side of this thing. It's a good start, there’s a long way to go but the tremor was felt.

FrontPageMagazine.com has a terrific article Bush's Vision and Leftist Myopia written by Paul Kengor
professor of political science at Grove City College. As I stated earlier, freedom isn't going to happen over night. But I believe there is reason for hope, people do long to be free. Freedom for them is a more secure world for us all.

Keep your eyes on the Middle East, watch for the cracks and feel the tremors.

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Here’s an interesting article about Peter Jennings, Anchor and Senior Editor of ABC Television's World News Tonight with
Peter Jennings
It was written for DiscoverTheNetwork.Org. The article provides a deep look into Peter's very leftist view of the world. You may ask yourself why a person with such anti-American views would choose to live in the USA. Perhaps it's greed. Pete doesn't do badly for a guy with a 10th grade education. Only in America..can you say thank you Pete?

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"There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo

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