Thursday, October 23, 2008

Choices Memorandum: 1956 Okt. 23

I am starting this news and events blog commentary on a very important anniversary of my life and world history. It strikes me as odd that after so many years, we are faced with an election choice that could lead our lives down a very dark passage. A passage that many have lived before me and many although muted by anarchism are living today. It's a type of hell that I cannot wish on anyone and it's the type of suppression that is hard to imagine by those who have not yet lived it. I am viewing it as the coming dark ages of the USA.

The population of this great nation, for whatever the reason, seems to have turned away from those that have lived through dark ages before; ignoring warnings from our forefathers that if we don't preserve what they have given and fought for, what we will get, will be deserved. Why so many wish to choose tyranny now is beyond my comprehension; why so many wish not to learn from those who lived it is only foolishness of non-experience that will have long term consequences for our children.

If evidence is needed that the current path of choice is not wise, we only need to count the number of people who have successfully escaped from those tyrannies and count those that are so very grateful to have had the opportunity to live on this soil in North America. We don't even need to go back to the beginnings of this nation, but you should, in order to be reeling from the enormity of their suffering from which they escaped. This nation was formed by escapees of one tyranny or another and those that successfully arrived here felt blessed and were thankful and knew that they were the lucky ones; countless more died in the fight to leave tyrannies and countless died rather than continue their lives under those regimes.

In contrast I do not know a single person who can say that about the USA; even those that wish for and believe in anarchism, fascism, socialism, communism or the like. Yet they want for the rest of us to believe like they do, instead of believing in the right of self-rule that our forefathers gave us. I'll never understand why they don't emigrate to one of those nations they espouse and wish for us to become. Wouldn't it be simpler? After all, my family escaped from there and emigrated here. So why not vice-versa?

In my opinion , if you are one that thinks this nation to be faulty and needs "change" and "hope" you are on the side of tyranny. I also think the people of this nation need waking up and until they do please do not change a single thing, because the change and hope you wish for happened 232 years ago and no more needs to be done to it except the guarding and preservation of its beacon of freedom.

It is my belief that without this nation of ours, breaking away from tyrannies will become much harder for people like my family. The people of this nation who have known its beautiful history sacrificed and gave to those that did not have the same opportunities. Many are doing it today in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as long forgotten Bosnia, Albania, South Korea. Many are voluntarly teaching, working, helping in the most impoverished nations around the world. Many have given their lives for others in Europe and Asia and would do it still despite the criticisms, because many of us still remember and know how fortunate we are.

I thank our forefathers of my adopted Country, I thank those hundreds that have directly aided me, I thank those thousands of Americans that spoke up against tyrannies in the world and I thank those that fought for my freedom against Soviet tyranny starting this day in Hungary 52 years ago.

Please let's not have a need to repeat it.


PS. A friend sent this link with an eloquent message

. Thanks for reading and listening


  1. A chilling and scary reminder of why we should cherish our freedom and why we need to fight to preserve it. Thanks, Anni.

  2. Great post and good luck with the new blog as for what ever you do you will do great.

  3. Well said, Anni. It is sad that so few of our native-born citizens have the historical knowledge to understand where we are headed. Getting the citizenry to this point has been a conscious objective of the educational system for the past four decades. We are now seeing the result.
    QUOTATION: Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
    ATTRIBUTION: George Santayana (1863–1952), U.S. philosopher, poet. Life of Reason, “Reason in Common Sense,” ch. 12 (1905-6).
    William L. Shirer made these words the epigraph for his Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1959).
    Recommended viewing from another naturalized citizen:

  4. Thank you Anni. For months I've seen the writing on the wall with Obama and his Marxist views, and am stunned that so few see what he's about. He was trained by Communists, and is the coup of the Communist party's goals for America as read in Congress in 1963. #15 on their list, after breaking down our moral values, was to take over one or both political parties...they have done so with the Democrats. I'm horrified to think that he could end up in the White House...Please keep writing and sharing your story.