Thursday, February 11, 2010

a piece of peace.

ok. i am left disgruntled and in awe. A piece of the Berlin wall is standing in St. Georges mall. Apparently it was at the BMW pavillion but they moved it last week so that it could be viewed more by the public- "yes, its been in the country for 10 years" replied my brother at my outcries of astonishment. I stood in front of it for a while and felt utter shame as a woman walking past behind me asked her friend "why is she taking a photo of it?".

"We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace. There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace. General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"

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