What the fall of the wall meant to me: 3

5 Responses to “What the fall of the wall meant to me: 3”

  1. 1 john
    November 9, 2009 at 13:05

    though i was not yet born,all i can say is when we humans break down the walls between us it is something to celebrate.

    November 9, 2009 at 16:40

    I do not advocate the erecting of physical walls and neither do I feel they are all important. Surely its a good thing that the Berlin wall was demolished and this is something to gawk at.
    Consider the many walls that continue to exist between classes, preferential treatment in social endowments, preferencial trade tariffs, many conventions that are abused with increasing abandon, exploitation of resources through wars. Destruction of natural environment for the well being of those that are at the apex of capitalism.
    As we speak, most children now can not attain quality education and their poor parents cannot afford health care. To me, these are the worst barriers. When you have too much unregulated democracy, its just a mere babble which hides the rot. The world of capitalism is better place? Not yet and you better wait because it is lopesided.

  3. 3 Donnamarie in Switzerland
    November 9, 2009 at 17:25

    When the Berlin Wall fell, my 11 month-old daughter was learning to walk. Last year, aged nearly 20, she spend six months in Berlin perfecting her German language skills. East Berlin and West Berlin were merely geographical terms to her, and she paid no more attention to the remains of the Berlin Wall than she does to the remains of ancient Roman walls scattered throughout her native Switzerland.

    Now back in Switzerland, she is learning about the Cold War in her university history class. When I asked her what the Berlin Wall meant to her, she said, “I’m just very glad that it’s history.” Me, too.

  4. 4 viola
    November 9, 2009 at 17:55

    The fall of the wall was predicted in 1957 by a German exchange student who toured the U.S. to give talks at high school general assemblies. I heard and believed him when he said the Germans would reunite their nation. Hope he is well and happy.

  5. 5 claudine
    November 11, 2009 at 01:17

    There is so much important to talk about,
    but this week it seems to be just Berlin Berlin Berlin with dozens of yourtube links practically showing the same stuff.

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