The fall of the wall wasn't a genuine popular movement

vickylass By vickylass, 15th Feb 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Eastern European people may have been craving for freedom, but on the Western Hemisphere, freedom of speech is allowed while we don't criticize or attack the system.

The fall of the wall wasn't a genuine and popular movement

I was browsing on the CIA official website when I came across a photo of the memorial on the event of the fall of the wall in Berlin. Ouch! I didn't imagine that I was going to see such a memorial on such a site!
Such a memorial that stands in the middle of a path facing to the same direction as the fallen one did has some benches for the employees to sit and to think about past history. On the West side of this wall there're graffiti full of colour as if meaning to give hope and optimism. On the East side, this wall is simply whitewashed, meaning to tell us how dull life was on the other side.
However, what really struck me was to read that the graffiti was meant to give colour, hope and optimism.
The walls of the streets of any city or town anywhere in the Western Hemisphere are also full of graffiti and colour, but I wouldn't say that many of us are full of hope and optimism. We only have to go out and about and to talk with friends, neighbours or even perfect strangers and their views on the present situation will show us their lack of hope in that things will change for the better for many of us.
Those who lived in what was known as the Soviet Block didn't have as many comodoties as we had in the West. They weren't very well, but they weren't bad either when the State provided them for their basic things such as a place to live and education. They decided to throw all out of the window to join in the capitalist system which was already going downhill, but this popular movement against Soviet rule wasn't just a popular and genuine one and it was backed up by the ever powerful CIA, because it meant a last blow on the other powerful super power.
All of us need and want freedom of speech. In the Western Hemisphere countries, we seem to have a lot of it, but it'll always be while one keeps quiet and doesn't criticize or attack beyond the marked line by the system.

(C) Copyright. Vicky Pino. February 15th 2015.


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author avatar Kingwell
15th Feb 2015 (#)

Freedom is important for everyone but sometimes change comes too quickly.

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