Welcome To Captive Nations Week

Posted by  $  allosaur 4 months, 3 weeks ago to Government
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With communism (along with lefty communist-styled socialism) making a comeback, so should Captive Nations Week.
Never heard of it? Neither has 72-year-old me dino. I'm sure it is not something our modern mainstream media aka Fake News would care to make much of a fuss about.
Nevertheless, the Miami Herald article (from a city filled with Cuban refugees) in the link states that parades and rallies are held. It also states that "Congress created Captive Nations Week in 1959, making the third week of July a time to show Americans' solidarity with nations dominated by communism."
Solidarity? Kinda gives me dino the creeps how, in the USA during this day and time, how the word, "solidarity" can now be applied to and against communism in two different ways.
SOURCE URL: https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article232629022.html


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  • Posted by  $  Dobrien 4 months, 3 weeks ago
    Thanks Dino.
    Some years ago, two friends of mine were talking to a refugee from Communist Cuba. He had escaped from Castro. And as he told the story of his horrible experiences, one of my friends turned to the other and said, We don't know how lucky we are.'' And the Cuban stopped and said,How lucky you are? I had some place to escape to.'' - President Ronald Reagan, July 13, 1988,
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    • Posted by  $  4 months, 3 weeks ago
      In Dothan High School, I met what a Cuban would call an Anglo American, who said his US citizen family got out of Cuba just as the communist revolution cranked up.
      He said he saw a man get gunned down in the middle of a street in Havana shortly before his family left.
      As if that's so shocking! Guess what I see in my email as fast as I leave here with time to edit it in~~
      https://www.wvtm13.com/article/deadly...
      Just a short drive from my Birmingham area one of many satellite cities.
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      • Posted by  $  Dobrien 4 months, 3 weeks ago
        NE about 15 mins from PG.
        Most shootings in Mn occur in the democratic stronghold of MPLS some what less is St Paul.
        Where I live I can get to either downtown in about 10-15 mins if traffic is light.
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        • Posted by  $  Dobrien 4 months, 3 weeks ago
          MPLS murder rate 9.9 per 100,000 Birmingham
          52 per 100,000
          This was telling f the 99 criminal homicides, 75 of the victims were black males. The rest of the breakdown is 14 black females, five white females, four white males and one Hispanic male.
          In 85 of the cases, the suspects are black males. Four other suspects are black females, followed by one white female and one Hispanic male. There is no description in eight of the homicides. In 65 of the homicides, the victim and the suspect were acquaintances.
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          • Posted by  $  4 months, 3 weeks ago
            When I was a reporter in pretty much a rural county in Alabama during the Seventies, the sheriff's department let me enter every murder and fatal accident scene for buying my photographs from the publishing company I worked for. I became their unofficial police photographer and they would wait for me to show up before moving anything.
            As for the almost always one-after-the-other murder victims, and mind you this was not Birmingham, that a 45-minute ride away, the bodies would be a black male, a black male, a black male, a black male, etc., and I can't recall writing an article about a white person being arrested for killing any of them.
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            • Posted by  $  Dobrien 4 months, 3 weeks ago
              Just such a waste of life.
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              • Posted by  $  4 months, 3 weeks ago
                When me dino moved on to another job, I realized I lost count of the body count. Maybe my mind wanted to turn it all into a blur.
                One murder sticks out in me dino memory banks, My dad was picking me up to see an Alabama football game in Tuscaloosa (that method of getting there a one time only event) right when the phone rang.
                Dispatcher said cops needed me and my camera in a town on the way to Tuscaloosa. Had Dad drive me to the address and I asked if he wanted to come in with me. He simply said "Nope."
                Inside the house was a black woman murdered by a boyfriend who fled. (Got the particulars for a story when I got back). Deputies found the gunshot wound by baring a breast. I could tell a .22-cal. slug had holed a nipple. She died instantly and because she landed on her back I could not see a drop of blood. Weird.
                I was out of there and on my way to the game in about five minutes.
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            • Posted by jdg 4 months, 3 weeks ago
              If this kind of low-trust culture is allowed to expand it will smother the nation it's part of. This must not be allowed to happen.

              That is the #1 reason, both to limit immigration (especially by the poor) and to stop subsidizing poor people to breed through welfare payments.
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  • Posted by  $  blarman 4 months, 3 weeks ago
    I'd love to see this make a comeback. Let's do one day for each communist nation on earth - until we run out. Then we can highlight all the socialist nations. Then all the dictatorships. We'll run out of days in the year before we run out of countries who DON'T use a democratic/republican system...

    Or we could do one which just highlights the free nations. Oh, right. We already do that on July 4th.
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  • Posted by  $  exceller 4 months, 3 weeks ago
    Thanks for reminding Dino.

    The original list included the Europeans who fortunately no longer are on it, officially. But they are fighting daily to beat back the communist opposition that each country needs to deal with.

    Of course under communism there was no such thing as multiparty system, it was all one party: communists. Elections (if you could call the charade election) always ended with 110% in favor of the communist party.

    I have issue with China: " It could also focus on China and the many peoples and places it dominates." Yes, the Hong Kong example brought that issue to the surface. I understand that the extradition bill has been eliminated not only delayed, but the fact remains HK will not evade China's attempts to fold it into the big communist tent. Neither will Taiwan.
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  • Posted by  $  Thoritsu 4 months, 2 weeks ago
    I think socialism and communism might be a consequence of inadequate natural predators. Perhaps we, as a species, lack the ability to manage our own numbers, and without external influence; therefore, we are a disease.
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  • Posted by ewv 4 months, 2 weeks ago
    From June through December 1943 12 commemorative stamps were issued for the "Overrun Countries" series, showing the name of each country and its flag in bright colors. In December 1944 Korea was added.

    Poland
    Czechoslovakia
    Norway
    Luxembourg
    Netherlands
    Belgium
    France
    Greece
    Yugoslavia
    Albania
    Austria
    Denmark
    Korea

    They were all overrun by the Axis powers. Oddly(?) none taken over by FDR's friend Joe Stalin were included. By 1959 the communist "captive nations" could be acknowledged because America's "Red Decades" were over. That seems to be back in favor now.
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