Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
~ Ronald Reagan
President Ronald Reagan speaking in front of the Brandenburg Gate at the Berlin Wall, June 12, 1987.
Three American statesmen made trips to deliver historical speeches in Berlin: 1) JFK’s “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech in 1963, 2) Ronald Reagan’s “Tear down this wall!” speech in 1987, and 3) Barack Obama’s 2009 non-speech speech which in a revelatory article by National Review’s Rich Lowry could be titled, “Ich bin beschäftigt” – i.e., I’m busy.
Although Barack Obama, after only one year in office, has visited more countries than any other U.S. president in history, he does not have time to accept German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s invitation to speak in Berlin next week in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which Nikita Khrushchev built in 1961 to keep East German citizens separate from the West and mired in the hopeless abyss of communism.
What was Obama doing the night the election returns were coming in? According to his press secretary, Robert Gibbs, Obama was enjoying a sycophantic HBO documentary about himself and his presidential campaign rather than watching the election returns.
If the Roman despot Nero fiddled while Rome burned, then surely it can be said that Obama watched TV while the Democrat Party crashed and burned in the special elections Nov. 3. Most political experts think that the devastating losses in Virginia and New Jersey are omens of even more galling losses to come for the Democratic Party in the 2010 and 2012 elections.
Why can’t Obama go to Berlin?
President Obama is Machiavellian to the core, and like Machiavelli, who said in his infamous book “The Prince” (1513) the end justifies the means, likewise Obama will do nothing that won’t further his political agenda to “remake America” in his own Marxist image. Going to Berlin won’t deify Obama, it will reveal him. Furthermore, he knows that whatever words he would say in Berlin would pale in comparison to the words JFK said in Berlin in June 1963 and especially Ronald Reagan’s prophetic rhetoric uttered before the Brandenburg Gate on June 12, 1987 – “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”– just two years before the fall of the evil Soviet Empire.
Moreover, the dirty little secret about the Democratic Party, Barack Obama and his fascist minions in the White House is that they were on the wrong side of history. Liberals did not cheer when the Berlin Wall fell. Obama and his socialist colleagues in the academy, in the media, in Hollywood did not have a party of jubilee as the people did in East Berlin, in Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Lithuania, Georgia, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia and in numerous other former Soviet-bloc countries. Reagan’s words, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” literally freed hundreds of millions of people from the bondage of communist dictatorships all over the world.
Regarding the artistic and Hollywood community, I read an interesting story about the Wende Museum in Los Angeles and its failed efforts to erect a portion of Berlin wall as an art exhibit. Here is an excerpt of the narrative from the article:
The concrete wall that divided the city of Berlin for 28 years is suddenly splitting a segment of Los Angeles’ art community just as the 20th anniversary of the wall’s falling nears.
The trouble began earlier this month when the Wende Museum installed several segments of the original Berlin Wall on Wilshire Boulevard.
Kent Twitchell, whose larger-than-life paintings cover entire walls and sides of freeways, said he planned to “bookend” two sections of the wall with portraits of President John F. Kennedy, who denounced the barrier in a Berlin speech in 1963, and President Ronald Reagan, who famously demanded, “Tear down this wall!” shortly before it came down in 1989.
But as he rushed to finish the portraits, Twitchell said he was told by organizers that he could leave one of the paintings in his studio: There was no room for both.
“They said there would only be room for one and they just assumed it would be Kennedy,” the disappointed artist said this week as he continued to work at putting the final touches on the Reagan one.
Stalin would be proud of the censorship tactics by the commissars of art and the useful idiots of the Hollywood left, for they are continuing his ignoble legacy 56 years after his death by “disappearing” the great President Ronald Reagan from our national memory at the Wende Museum.
Returning to why Obama can’t go to Berlin, his only concern is puffing up his own massive ego. A trip to Berlin to celebrate the fall of communism in Eastern Europe simply does not fit the template of what motivates our Narcissist-in-Chief, which can be encapsulated in this phrase – How can I be praised?
On Nov. 9, 1989, the torch of liberty was lit for more than a billion people (one-third of the world’s population) when they started their path toward freedom with the fall of the Berlin Wall; a seemingly impregnable symbol of imprisonment that Khrushchev erected in 1961 to stop the exodus of East German citizens fleeing the slavery of communism for the freedom and liberty of democracy in West Germany.
Twenty years later, President Obama, as the anti-Reagan, is trying to rebuild the Berlin Wall brick by brick with fascist policies designed to undermine freedom of all Americas and the liberties of those people around the world yearning for a republic founded on the rule of law. Obama wants to place those same shackles Stalin put on the Soviet-bloc countries on America with his socialist health-care bill, which, if passed, would place government in our lives from cradle to grave.
Furthermore, if Obama signs the upcoming Copenhagen climate-change treaty at the United Nations conference Dec. 7-18, he will, with the stroke of a pen, concurrently destroy America’s Constitution and make the U.S. a servile client state of the United Nations into perpetuity.
May God forbid.