Fmr. Nat'l Security Advisor of Communist Romania (now a proud American) on the "Occupy Movement" (A Sobering Read) State, National, International, posted by A Sobering Read, a resident of the Amador Estates neighborhood, on Nov 4, 2011 at 3:49 pm
This author finds a 'stunning' similarity between the American Democrat Party's "Change" and the lyrics to former Communist Party's "Change" that he wrote for Romania's President Ceausescu.
In my other life, when I was national security adviser to Communist Romania’s President Nicolae Ceausescu, I wrote the lyrics of his ode to “change.” Ceausescu pretended that his predecessor had devastated the country, and he pledged to change that change. In those days I heard that ode to change a thousand times, and today I am stunned by its similarity with the Democratic Party’s “change.
...I paid with two death sentences — from my native Romania — for the privilege of becoming a citizen of this unique land of opportunity, and I am incredibly proud to be an American.
On that fateful day of July 28, 1978, when the U.S. military airplane that brought me to freedom landed at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, D.C., I was exactly three months short of the round age of fifty, and I more than ever regretted that I had kept postponing that step for so many years. The joy of finally becoming part of this magnanimous country was surpassed only by the joy of simply being alive.
On November 9, 1989, when I watched on television as the Berlin Wall was being torn down, my eyes were full of tears. The whole world was expressing its gratitude to the United States for her 45 years of successful efforts to keep freedom, democracy, and law-abiding liberty alive in most of the world.
Is my adoptive country perfect? Of course not. Since 1792, however, elections have been the American way of correcting the past and improving the future. Fortunately, we still have free elections. Last November, an overwhelming majority of Americans expressed their disgust with some of the members of the Congress who wanted to “change” America, and they voted them out of office.
Let’s hope that in November 2012 the voters will restore American exceptionalism. For that to happen, let’s also hope that the candidates running for the White House will stop fighting with each other, and will start focusing on how they want to cure the country’s current economic and political ills.”
To all the Democrats reading this. Please pay attention to what is happening. Your Party is not the old JFK Democrat Party anymore. It is in lock-step with the Communist Party. Take it from someone who should know like author Ion Mihai Pacepa.
Posted by Karl, a resident of the Ironwood neighborhood, on Nov 5, 2011 at 5:54 am
Land o goshens, Jimbo, I'm so moved by this post. (Though some lefties will probably say that the "two death sentences" left the dolt all but brain dead.) In fact, it moved me to think about the similarities between OWS and the Polish workers' democratic movement of a few decades ago. And then I started thinking about the civil rights movement in the United States. And the free speech movement in the 60's. But these are probably just more examples of communism's inexorable crusade to eat our children, right Jimbo?
Posted by Steve, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on Nov 5, 2011 at 7:41 am
Kkkarl, your OWS movement comrades are spoiled products of an entitlement class of people who can't or won't work to bettrer themselves. They'd rather drag everyone else down to their level than pull themselves up.
Posted by clink, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Nov 5, 2011 at 10:42 am
When Sarah Palin says "banks are bad, government is fat" the tea party stands and applauds. When a group of dems say "banks are fat and the government is bad" ... well that's communism. Look banks pay billions of dollars in bonuses, unworthy bonuses. CEO's make 100's of millions of dollars, unworthy millions. The repubs aren't showing they have the substance to win in elections ... they are not the force they think they are. Sitting on the sidelines blasting away with irrelevant rhetoric is just a waste of breath. Think it out. Think it out ... then blurt.