"We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation… We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward."
by:
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
(1918-2008) Russian novelist, Soviet dissident, imprisoned for 8 years for critizing Stalin in a personal letter, Nobel Prize for Literature, 1970
Source:
The Gulag Archipelago
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and so, ... history repeats...and here we are once again...if you don't listen, if you don't read, if you don't believe, you become part of the masses, and like lemmings, the masses often careen over the cliff into the ocean...or...if they gain in strength, they just call those who are in their way, cockroaches, and rid themselves of the 'pests' who stand in their way. Mao did it. Hitler did it. Castro did it. The USSR did it. This time, they are planning on ruling...the world.
History repeats. The goal is larger ... We don't love freedom enough.

 -- Abby     
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    The occupying statist theocracy now infesting Amerika is made up largely of semi-willing slaves. How many today have educated themselves and act to resist or do without compelled compliance, license, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity (2nd plank of the communist manifesto, Social Security, police State confiscations, etc.), commercial shut-downs, censorship and natural / common law? Repeating Abby;

    History repeats. The goal is larger... We don't love freedom enough.


     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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