Monday, November 09, 2009

Time To Tear Some Walls Down

Reminds me of our Tea Party movement, but their movement had leaders.

9th November, 1989 : East Germany opened its borders today, allowing its citizens to freely cross into the West for the first time since the Berlin Wall was built in 1961. Some Germans used hammers to chip away at the Berlin Wall for keepsakes or in their own small way try to destroy the infamous symbol of East-West division.

Despite the rain, crowds gathered at the Bornholm Bridge, the first checkpoint in the Berlin Wall to open the night of November 9, 1989.
The Wall stood for nearly three decades, dividing the city and Germany into East and West. But in the end, protests and peaceful revolutions, such as in Poland, and changes in Moscow brought it down. That led to the reunification of Germany and the end of the Cold War.

People wishing to be free and out from under the control of governments. Yes, it does remind me of the Tea Party movement here in America. The cool part is, just like in communist East Europe and Russia, many here in America have scoffed at the "people's movement" and made fun of them. Coming back to bite them in the butt, eh?