Tear down that wall

Over at Exiledonline, there’s a piece on the Berlin Wall by Tim Mohr. If you know anything about Mark Ames who runs the site (and previously built the best alt newspaper in history, The eXile), then you already know that it isn’t going to be a fluffy, feel good pile of nostalgic crap.

“It’s important on this anniversary to distinguish between two entirely different events: first, the fall of the Berlin Wall, on November 9, 1989; and then German unification, on October 3, 1990. Americans often conflate the two into one process. But for Germans and those who were there, it’s a much more complicated story. The fall of the Berlin Wall became a poisoned memory for a certain set of Easterners, thanks to the events that followed that event.” [snip]

How the West Hijacked the Berlin Wall Revolution

Go read the rest, because ignorance is only bliss if you’re happy being stupid.


 

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~ by Lex on November 11, 2009.

2 Responses to “Tear down that wall”

  1. Well, that was a surprise… stories like this make me wonder what else I’m clueless about.

    Nice re-design.

  2. Thanks, i felt like the joint needed some updating. I think it’s easier to read with the dark background (the hyperlinks certainly show up better), and a black screen uses less energy than a white screen.

    We’ve been sold a lot of revisionist history concerning the earth shaking events in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. Unfortunately, our belief in the revisionist history has profound–and negative–implications for our interaction with the rest of the world.

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