Down The Berlin Wall Of Modern Terrorism: Is It Possible?
ZERO PLUS 1154 DAYS,--New York, NY, Tuesday,
November 9, 2004--Fifteen
years ago one of the most flagrant signs of the "evil empire"
came tumbling down.
Wall symbolized the battle between good and evil
Wall, separating east and west Germany, symbolized more than
just a barrier between two divided philosophies. It symbolized
the battle between communism and democracy, the battle of good
versus evil, right versus wrong, just versus unjust.
stretched some 96 miles, rising up 11.6 feet and stood for 28
years before it was smashed on November 9, 1989, allowing the
flood of those trapped behind its walls to flow freely.
still exists as to whether the "bad" was so bad, and
the good was so "good," or the "evil" so
evil and the right so "right."
is the battle over artistic freedom of expression. A Ukrainian
artist, Alexandra Hildebrandt, is embroiled in a battle to keep
her "right of free expression" alive.
Hildebrandt's display representing the 1065 people killed
trying to cross the border between East and West Germany
is one of controversy
the author of a 200-yard, whitewashed slab of what is left of
the "Wall." It serves as the base of her memorial
to the battle between freedom and tyranny. Stuck in the concrete
are 1065 two-foot high wooden crosses, representing the number
of people killed trying to cross the border between East and
is one of the most visited in Berlin, drawing some 3,500 visitors
each day who pay $12 to visit the memorial and a museum.
claim she is attempting to shadow a monument under construction
a few blocks away to honor the Jewish victims of the holocaust.
Others say she is "Disneyfying" the Wall.
1961, the Berlin Wall became symbolic of the Cold War. It stood
for nearly three decades before its collapse, and with that
collapse, the end of the Cold War and the death of communism
and the resulting breakup of the Soviet Empire.
the destruction of the Berlin Wall hasn't ended the Beast of
Terror's rulership over nations and people. Throughout the world,
millions still live in tyranny and oppression, just as frightened
for their lives and rights as were those who lived under communism.
and oppression--the acts of suppressing and abusing the rights
of others--knows no borders or politics. It exists not only
within nations, but inside homes. The tyrannical parent who
forces his or her children to cower is not unlike the power
of an oppressive leader ordering the killing of anyone trying
to escape his country for another.
of Terror doesn't die.
break into pieces when a Berlin Wall is smashed.
of the demolition of the Berlin Wall in 1989
takes on other forms.
Marines in Iraq. The Beast of Terror lurks everywhere, seeking
to destroy any effort to release tyranny and oppression.
bin Laden who promotes the use of Terror to punish those who
oppose his way of life, his belief systems.
dictator of North Korea who juggles nuclear weapons as he might
toothpicks, letting the world know he will use them if he is
threatened or forced to provide his people with freedoms from
the slavery of tyranny and oppression.
ultimate sense, the fall of the Berlin Wall, while symbolic
of victory in one arena, allowed Terrorism to spread in other
form knows no nation. There is no Berlin Wall for today's oppression
and tyranny. It is amorphic, fluid, seeping through the cracks
to ooze up here and there and everywhere.
Terrorism: Tear Down Your Berlin Wall TODAY!!
us that only by becoming a Sentinel of Vigilance can we truly
end the oppression and tyranny. Only by recognizing that each
day we must tear down our own Berlin Walls, first in our own
homes with our own relationships between ourselves and our family
and friends, will we fight Terrorism and drive it deep into
the bowels of the earth where it belongs.
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