Glory to Freedom of Speech in the US

Thursday, 02 Dec 2010 10:09 AM

By Lev Navrozov

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When I was a child in Soviet Russia, the Soviets published a propaganda poem for children about a spy attempting to cross a Soviet border, which surrounded the country like a concentration camp half the size of a global hemisphere.

That spy in the poem did not take a straight road across the forest that bordered on the railroad station. Instead, he crawled in the tall grass not to be detected. Also, he avoided the bushes, which were loved by Soviet guards, who could hide in them and see anyone walking through the forest.

So the spy safely crossed the forest and saw a youngster, whom he asked the way to the bungalow he was seeking (the spy’s first destination).

“No problem!” shouted the youngster. “I’ll take you there.”

And he did. The Soviet youth took him to the Soviet secret police station. Thus the poem ended as follows:

In our border zone, there is an unwritten law:
We know every home, we know every biz,
We know who I am, who you are, and who he is!

Chinese and others working in counter-espionage in the United States fail to understand, or even feel, as did I, when my family and I “emigrated” (the spectacle the Soviet propaganda needed!) from Soviet Russia to the free West, that the difference between the free countries such as the United States and the “slave states” like Stalin’s Russia or China today is like the difference between heaven and hell for anyone of any age and any temperament.

How lucky I was! Life gave me a chance to escape the society I was living in, Stalin’s Russia, which announced daily that it was the best society in human history, and no one in socialist Russia dared deny that — even in a whispered private conversation — for fear of being arrested for such a “heinous crime” and possibly be tortured to death.

Glory to freedom of speech in the free countries! But how many say publicly something worth listening to or reading?

“China Is Right” is the title of an article that recently attracted my attention on Yahoo!. The article was written and published in 2001 by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Alabama.

About 10 years ago, an American and a Chinese aircraft collided in the air. The U.S. government informed the “People’s Republic of China” of its poor air traffic control, and the author of the article warns the U.S. government that “at some point [of American insolence] the Chinese [may] decide they’re not going to take it anymore.”

The author is ignoring the fact that China is a “slave state,” while the United States is one of the free countries. Thus the author is free to attack his government in any way he can fancy. His photograph, placed at the end of the text, depicts him as a smiling American academic.

The author goes on to say that “the U.S. has fulminated for years about supposed spying by China against the U.S.” Well, the author does not recall that in the free countries, China was suspected by many authors to aim for world domination as its ultimate global military target.

Oh, no! “Despite all the mistreatment, Beijing doesn’t want war,” concludes the author.

The final, one-sentence paragraph in his article-long praise of the “People’s Republic of China” and his condemnation of the U.S. government is this: “There is only one evil empire alive in the world today, and it is not China.”

The above is a conclusion to nonsensical twaddle, representing the most dangerous slave state as a dove of peace pursued by the United States, which is seeking a world war. Can such nonsense do any harm to mankind?

Much depends on how psychologically precarious the position of the country is. In 1917, Russia was in a desperate situation. The twaddle of an idiot named Marx, repeated by millions of idiots who could read and write any nonsense with an important air, led to a “revolution,” including the coming to power of one of the worst criminals in human history, named Stalin.

Above, I mentioned Russia in 1917. Recall all the countries that were made Stalin’s satrapies owing to the Soviet propaganda, resembling so much “China Is Right” twaddle written in the United States.


Lev Navrozov can be reached at levnavrozov@gmail.com.

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