August 22, 2009
Always remember the Leap to Freedom
On 15 August 1961, 19 year old trooper Conrad Schumann was photographed taking flight to freedom. This image is an icon, and demonstrated to the East, as well as those enamored with Marxism, that the “People’s Revolution” hardly represented many of the people at all.
That young, newly trained NCO was there to guard the construction of the barbed wire barrier that was to become the Berlin wall, then in it’s 3rd day, he, like scores of East Germans knew what was coming.
We might be able to see it all again in Venezuela quite soon. In Bolivia, it’s already starting. The “Revolution” must be guarded from losing all of its’ Revolutionaries.
Posted by Nickie Goomba at 3:54 PM