I first learned about this controversy over at One Free Korea. Apparently some people in America are upset that President Barack Hussein Obama did not go to Berlin to participate in the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of communism in Europe and the Cold War (well, not everywhere).
The fact that the US head of state is not trumpeting the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago is a disturbing sign of the inroads that European paganism has made into our own country’s social fabric. Is he not glad that communism failed? Can we meaningfully condemn the DPRK’s human rights abuses if we can’t even celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall?I was shocked — shocked! — that BHO would so blatantly tip his hand and reveal his love of Marxism and his sadness at its demise (well, not everywhere). I immediately went to the Time archives to read up on whether past presidents Bill Clinton and Bush43 had visited Germany during the anniversary celebrations of 1994, 1999, and 2004. I couldn't find anything in the archives, so I'm assuming that Bill and George did go, and that is why their trip and speech and all that was not reported: it was a non-event. Of course they would go.
Please, professional Obama bashers (Obashers?), help me understand which anniversaries of milestone events are important. Is the 30th important? That's a nice, round number, so I'm guessing it is. But then how about the 35th or the 45th?
I guess I'm just as naïve as the President. When I first heard on my iPod during my daily jog that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had gone to represent the United States on the china anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, I thought to myself that that would make sense since. After all, in addition to Hillary being a well-known and popular figure over in Europe, as well as a high-ranking member of the US government, Obama himself was going to the actual China.