Prague Twin

Monday, November 19, 2007

Recap of the 17th

While the evening was reserved for celbrating freedom, others used this day for advancing their own agenda. The socialists organized 2,000 people who rallied against the proposed radar base outside of Prague. Students complained that the transformation has been largely botched. And the Nazis ironically chose this day to mourn the death of free speech after being snubbed in their bid to march through Prague's Jewish Quarter to "celebrate" Kristallnact.

So they really ran the gamut, from opportunistic socialists to ill-informed students, to simply misguided radicals.

It is clear that while it is important to look back, this country has a lot of looking forward to do.

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3 Comments:

  • Actually, whether they realized it or not, sounds like they were all celebrating their freedoms none of which would have been possible under the communist regime.

    By Anonymous rockync, at 11:49 PM  

  • What Rockync said. All these opposing viewpoints, demonstrations and counterdemonstrations are a positive sign. In too many countries they'd be jailed (or worse) for doing this.

    By Anonymous Tom Harper, at 6:44 PM  

  • I agree with both of you. That is what makes the Nazi demonstration about the "death of free-speech" so ironic. I'd like to see them try that demonstration under communism.

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 8:40 PM  

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