January 14, 2012
"Its Always When The Foot Soldiers of the Elite
Wonít Carry Out the Forms of
that These Dead Regimes Crumble"
Pulitzer prize winning reporter Chris Hedges pointed out recently (starting
I was in Leipzig on November 9, 1989 with leaders of East German opposition
and they told me that - perhaps within a year Ė there would be free passes
back and forth across the Berlin wall.
Within a few hours, the Berlin Wall, at least as far as an impediment to
human traffic, did not exist.
Week after week, month after month, these clergy in Leipzig held these
candlelit vigils. And it was slow at firstÖ people forget. Just like the
Egyptian revolution has been percolating for many many months, and even
And suddenly, it began to grow.
[Indeed, a study of history shows over and
over that people don't realize how close they may be to a positive turning
point... if they just persist.]
And Honecker - who had been in ruling East Germany since the time of the
dinosaurs - sent down a paratroop division to Leipzig... and they wonít
attack the demonstrators.
Itís always when the foot soldiers of the elite wonít carry out the forms of
draconian control that these dead regimes crumble.
And thatís why its so important not to respond to police provocation.
No wonder veterans appear to have been targeted.
returning veterans are treated as suspected
terrorists. No wonder images such as
this are so powerful.