At the beginning of this month, IA posted a piece entitled “Obama’s Very Own Cultural Revolution (Update 3X–Another Video Surfaces…This Time, Military Fatigues??).” In response to this post, a reader of this blog who escaped from Communist Romania wrote several long comments expressing her fears about what an Obama presidency might mean for the country. She agreed to have her comments collected and featured in special post and also wrote a short biography detailing her struggles before and after her escape to America from Romania. I have done minimal editing-[ ]-in a few places for clarification only. Her biography is appended at the end of her comments.
With the spate of recent violence against Republicans and McCain supporters (Senator Coleman’s house and the homes of 3 other members of Congress vandalized, the young woman attacked and marked, McCain’s Florida campaign manager’s house being shot at, to name a few incidents…and not forgetting the hatred directed at Sarah Palin), the sobering story Lisabona tells seems to be unfolding here, now… (Hat tip to Texas Hill Country for much of the information on the current violence.) ~~InsightAnalytical-GRL
UPDATE: The “attack/marking” on the young female McCain supporter seems to have been a hoax or possibly something done by a disturbed person…or an Obama plant. Who knows??
A Special Guest Post by “Lisabona”
When I saw the video [linked to in the original post cited above], for a moment I saw myself as a child with a ”red scarf” around my neck, elogiating our president of Romania, Nicolae Ceausescu. I couldn’t believe my eyes and ears, that after 30 years in America, the country I was dreaming to live one day, I will hear the same song what I used to sing, 30 years ago, but in a different language. Believe-me I start to cry. To cry of disappointment, cry for this great Country. People weak up, don’t let that a maniac destroy all your ancestors hard work those who build America to be the greatest in the world. Indoctrination is a very dangerous slope. It will take generations to die off, then the next generation to born with new mentality (example: Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland, Russia) The hardest think for anybody is, to fight against mentality (Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, etc). The American people didn’t live under opression in order to be afraid. The Communism is like a contagious illness, eating you alive. I could write with no end about the disaster and misery of a communist system. Be aware!
In response to a comment about the above post, Lisabona wrote:
Dear ms mississippi, you are right, we have to educate and work with everybody who is willing to fight for the truth. I wrote a letter (I think via E-mail) to JB Williams from – firstname.lastname@example.org -[The New Media Journal.us] the title was” Guilt by association”. His response was, Cote [quote] ”Thanks! I wish there was a better way, But I don’t see the MSM touching any of this with a ten foot poll. They have an agenda which is not served telling the American people the truth about anything.” And finally he coted [quoted] for me ”That’s what I love about America. We’ve done so many things that ” can’t be done” – that we have become bored with the possible” sign, JB . Can you tell me when you get this kind of ” encouragement”, you just loose [lose] any HOPE for the truth. I wish to be able to handle the English language better, because I would be ready to turn the whole world up-side down, just for the sake of truth and fairness. How it looks like, the voting fraud already started and for sure will continue anf we find ourselves running against the windfall. Has anyone an other solution?
Responding to a commenter who had seen Lisabona post to Texas Darlin’ and wanted to know if she could tell her story:
Background Information Lisabona provided to IA:
As, You ask me about some information about me, I don’t know, if what I would tell it is enough or you think something different.
In a Communist country, the peoples ” wealth “, (elite) was considered, what is your profession. The intellectual level, first; Doctors, Layers, Teachers, Engineers and so one. As, you can see, I didn’t left Romania for economical reason. For the Communist Government, the Intellectuals (Ceausescu hated them) were the danger of their existents. They were oppressed, specially, doctors, calling them” the white maffia”. After I escaped,(vacation trip in Austria-Wienna) I stayed in a refugee camp for about 5 Months, until I find a sponsor for USA. In August the 23, I arrived in USA. My sponsor right was withdrawn, and when I arrived inn USA, where, I didn’t know nobody, I didn’t speak English,not a word,no home,no money,.A priest from a Methodist Church, from Oakland, CA.,was waiting for me in San Francisco. Hard thing was, we couldn’t communicate with each other, because of language barrier. I was aloud to stay three days in a Parochial House (it was Friday,when I arrived), period, I didn’t left the room. Finally Monday, other Romania emigrants came and they help me to find a job in a factory (I never work before in a factory) where they work,and help me with transportation also. I felt isolated in Oakland. In Europe, you can see all the time people in the streets walking, children playing, you could see life around you. There, I hardly saw people, just in a Shopping Malls. So, I left Oakland, I found some Romanians from the refugee camp, and move to New York. In a few months as I told you, with the help of the UNICEF, in July of 1980, my daughters arrived in USA. There my crucifying real hard life started. I worked in a factory for [from] 3:30/H, six days/wk, 10 hours/day. Even with those long hours, I had to work 3 weeks just to pay my rent. We were really poor. The transition for my children, who had everything they wanted, here, many times I didn’t had money for food. Sometimes, I had 50 cents for the subway, but I didn’t have the cents to return home. Luckily, I always find good people who helped me out. After, three years in USA, I learn enough English, and I get a job in a Bank. It wasn’t more money but, it was a beginning to reach at least the professional level I was, before I left the country. My youngest daughter, finished High School and started the College in day time and I started in night time (Junior College) graduating in Bus. Mgmt. I was lucky, I didn’t have to pay for my daughter tuition, because she was in a Dean list, as a very gifted student. I forget to tell you, then after my husbands stay in prison, he get out, but he was a total wreck. Lost as a human being, lost professionally too….I told him, the life, in USA is not easy, you can achieve everything you want, if you work hard and willing to pay the price for your dream and freedom. Once you fell down the precipice of life, would take a lot of self discipline and will power to pick yourself up. He lost all of this and I just couldn’t destroy my children’s life after the hardship they went true. He didn’t listen, he came in USA, but after one year we divorced. Now, he is living with all the drug addicts, alcoholics in a Project Home. I still feel sorry for him, because from almost 3000 thousand medical students in the whole country, he finished the 8th on a list. A highly intellectual person, talented, not just in his profession, in Art. Music, History, named. And, now, he is old, almost homeless and lost for all of us. After 2 years, I remarried. A wonderful person who raised my children as like his, because their father never-ever, once ask about the children well being. Today, my two daughters are married, both of them have children (3 each), college graduated, and. staying home mom’s. What I forget to tell you, after I finished the Junior College, I want to make a difference, to do good for those who helped me, when I badly needed. I enrolled to became a registered Nurse, working in a same time in a Hospital, where I get the (Above and beyond the duty) [award]. Unfortunately, after the first year, working in a Hospital, in the next two years I had two surgeries, because of heavy lifting (working in a stroke unit) the Doctor, forbid to lift more than 15 LB. So, I had to give up to became Registered Nurse after 1 1/2 year of Nursing College.
Note: For more information on the Ceausescu, see http://www.ceausescu.org/