A SPECIAL POST: As the Violence of Obama’s Followers Escalates, A Former Resident of Communist Romania Expresses Her Fears about Obama and What is Happening to Our Country

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”

Lisabona, on October 1st, 2008 at 8:04 pm Said: Edit Comment

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:

Lisabona, on October 1st, 2008 at 10:28 pm Said: Edit Comment

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 – comments@newsmediajournal.us -[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:

  1. The memories are so painful, it would be need edpages [?], because its a lifetime story.Thank you from the bottom of my heart, giving me the chance, even just to alloud me to in a few words to make the American people aware of the communism danger.

  2. For those who have no idea how the communist system works, I would like to give you a few hints: At th age of 16, you get one ID card from the city you live. You are not alloud to move in other city or county, because you can’t get a job. In order to get a job you need to have ID card for that place, but you can’t get ID, because you don’t have job. As, you can see, in order to be monitored, they limit your possibility to move around. If you stay more the 30 days, a guest in some other place, where you have no ID, you have to go to the police department, and ask for a temporary residents. The food is portioned. What is not, you have to stay in line hours like for: toilet paper, soap, tooth paste, in other words for everything. They use member of same family to spy one against the other. Children against parents, brothers against brothers, relatives against each other. Feeling the pressure, you are begining to be afraid of your own shadow. You are afraid even to think. In your you star to believe that, even the walls can have ears. Finally they dominate your thought, your mind, and you ending up to behave like a robot. How this is affecting your day by day life if you don’t obey their rules, is an other nightmare. Staying hours in line for food, when you get finally home, if you live inn highr floor,you have no (electricity) elevator.You want to prepare dinner for your family, you have no water. I forget to tell, that the worki n hours are 8 h/day,six day/week. Sunday, finally you are home, but you have to go doing voluntier work for your country. If you won’t go, they have a ” black book”, where your name is in there. If in time, you ask a better job, apartment or any kind of help, you just won’t get it. From the early childhood until you die you have to elogiate [allegiance] your ” choosen” by the party and NOT EVEN THE GOD (is no God in a communist country) IS MORE IMPORTANT” then your sick schizophrenic president. (I ‘m refering to the old country’s president.) So, dear American people, if you want to have this kind of life, fasten your seatbelt, you will need it. If you can’t, you can end up in a “crazy house”, jail, where you have a very good chance to never see again the day lite. Listening the children from Venice, California, America made the first step to the dream world of Obama. If he wins the presidency, he will deliver America in a silver plate to Ayers, the America he always dreamed of, that one day he will be able to “CHANGE” this country in a socialist (communist) one.

  1. Yesterday, I was trying to outline the rules, everybody MUST respect, in a Communist country, Today, I would like you to know, what’s happening with you and your family, if you don’t respect the rules. Let’s go to abortion. In a period of a Romanian dictatorship, the abortion was forbidden. I’m pro and against abortion, this from my own experience. I don’t know, but maybe many of you remember that, after the communist regime failed, the enourmous number of orphan children (sick, handicape,) were livind in orphanages, in the streets, in the most mizerable conditions. I agree with ” no abortion”, in this case you have to have the so called” morning pills,” but in Romania, all this counterreception [contraception] pills, were withdrawn from every farmacy. So, what any other chance the poor women, young, older, married or not, could do? Nothing, because if by any chance, a doctor perform abortion outside of the hospital and the patient needed some medical intervention, going in the hospital they have two chances: tell who performed the abortion, in this case, both would go to jail; the other chance, keep silent, in this case, the doctor will leave you to die, because behind him, the police were watching him. Don’t take me wrong. I love children, and those who wants to have many children, love them and be happy. But, if you are forced to have children and, you just can’t take care of him/her or just, you can’t love him. In this case, abort him/her, because in my believe is a bigger sin to give life, and abandom that life, who first of all never ask to be born. At least, if you will feel any guilt is just yours and not of the child who did nothing, he didn’t ask for what you put in his/hers shoulder. You know, this is for every child in the world. They don’t need nothing, they don’t ask for nothing more, JUST LOVE, and if any mother can’t give this to their child, DON’T HAVE HIM/HER. Any child is happy with the minimum, if he has the love of his/hers mother. I think, when the whole world saw those innocent children, leaving in filt, misery,not enough food and specially love, those, would want to do the impossible, just save those children. Many of them, were marc for ever, no matter the help they get, it was to late for them. I don’t know if some of you ask, what happened with those doctors, those, who felt sorry and gaveup, because the wast majority, could not afford financially, to have an other children  by law 4 children) he performed the abortion, in majority of cases, without any money. Let me tell you from my own experience. My husband (ex) being one of the most kind, human loving physician, after I left( escaped) from the HEAVEN, even I told him to be careful, knowing who he is, they send a women to his doorestep, crying, she can take care of an other child, he perfomed the abortion. Next day, that police picked up my husband. I wasn’t there, but family members, my children told me, how the police beat him, so bad, when my family went to see him, they could not recognize his swallow [swollen] face full of blod and wounds. He get 3 years in jail. When he came out, he never was the man he was before. He refused to be doctor. The man who loved his profession, loved to help, became a wreck for the rest of his life. My 2 daughters age of 10 and 14 in that time. find themselfs, with no mother and no father. I was lucky, through the UNICEF, I was able to bring my children in a very short time, here in America. We are Ok, but my ex-husband became an alcoholic, homeless. In this moment he is living in one of the Project houses. You can see, how a family, once happy, full of dreams became like a wrecking ship. I ask, those, who refuse to open their eyes, do you want this for America? Think about the clear signs of the beginings: Song for our ” choosen”, the intimidation by the officials from Missouri, the fraudulent votes in Chicago? What else you need, before you open your eyes? Don’t throw away the life and security of those who worked so hard to have it.

  2. Just one more point. You maybe ask? Why Europeans are incline for Obama? The whole Europe is a socialist country, one step to the communism. France, Italy, part of Germany, as many of you know, have a very strong communist party. They have memebers even in their government. The ex-communist countrie, like, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Chechia [Chechyna], Slovacia, part of Germany, all of them were indoctrinated, showing numerous propaganda movies like, I dont know if some of you saw this movies, ‘ ONE POTATE TWO POTATOS”. ” UNCLE TOM ‘S HOWEL” [?], and many others. In this movies they wanted to convinse the people how the communist system is better then the capitalist, where is no Human Rights, The black people can’t get jobs, can’t get housing, no interracial relationships and all the bad treatments the black people were getting. Sure, after i came here in America a saw a totally different thing. I saw the truth, but those who never had a chance to know the reality, are still thinking that what they saw 10 – 20 years ago, is still true. It is not. This remarc is for those, who are not clear, why Europe is for Obama, believe me this is the truth. They are still socialist countries today.

  3. If any of you are thinking that, I’m exagerating, they are dead wrong. Go and visit: texasdarlin.wordpress.com and http://current.com, see the 15′ tall obama’s portret on the wall. You will see, our life our country in a big jeopardy. Stop and think, don’t wait until the candle will burn your hands..

  4. Actually the Obama ‘ mural’ I tried to go direct and it didn’t work. I went back again to noquarterusa.net, on Dr. Lynnet column (al -Jazzera interwiev) I’m not sure the name, and the one of the bloggers comment by OhVoter, you will find the site. Now, I would like to go back and continue my maybe” boring” story. The reason, I decided to write is, I’m really worried about what tomorrow will bring. Like many of you, I have children, grandchildren, I don’t want them to live in a country where the are afraid if they speak freely, a country that will tell them, how much and what to eat, the country, were they feel as prisoners of their own country. To have an idea about what I’m talking about, when I came in this country and saw how the black people are living, compared how the people there were living, you even can’t compare. That bad the life was there. God forbid, say something against the Government, you risked your life and those close to you, too. I forget to mention, when the president were visiting the country, first, even before you can see the motor-cars of the president, you could see the secret police cars, with the Dobermans in front. To continue may story, after my divorce, I remaried. My husband also was a political prisoner. He was just a kid, 19 years old, when a group of other high school boys, protested agains the communist regime. The police get them, they get 5 years in a hard labor prison. I don’t wish to my worst enemy, to live thru, that savage beatings, the dark room punishment (no heat, no light, no bed, just the cold cement). Even today, after so many years, he still has the marks of beating. You say what you want, you can have your opinion, America is still has freedom of speech (for now), but I just can’t stay impassive, without warning those who are believing in the “sunshine” of Obama, which will never shine, which will never warm you up. Obama’s sunshine will freeze every good the God gave you. You will became a robot, why, because you won’t be able to decide what is good for you. The Government, will take over your health care, housing, children, and worst, will take over your mind, judgement. In other words,the government will take over your ” whole” existence. If you want this for you and for your children, go ahead, the sorrow will came after, but will be to late.

    1. If some of you will read what I wrote and also watched Cavuto on Fox channel, maybe you will start to pay attention of what I was writting about. Finally some people start to pay attention and became scared that to much government in any business is the distruction of democracy. With this bailout the government will tell, what to by, who will buy, the government is listening you phone conversations, like in a communist country, the government will decide the type of your medical insurance, what you can say and express your opinion about anybody and anything. Look around and not so far, in Missouri, the trainig of the” youth Obama”s group,the police and judges intervention if anybody say something about Obama. If you never read a book about Marx, Engels, the founders of communist theory and later those who imply [apply] their theory, Lenin, Stalin, and the rest of communist dictators, pleas at least open your eyes and ears and pay attention what is happening around. Listen and think. Obama’s regime would be the end of democracy in America. I love to much this country, in order to keep silent. I’m not an instigator, far, I’m a peace loving, fairness loving ordinary citizen of the USA. I’m retired, I, won’t be reacher and not poorer, I have no any business, just a modest 640 Dollar pension /MO., but I have children and grandchildren and as, I left behind everything and escaped from the” Communist Heaven”, I’m worried about the path toward we are running.


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.

Kind regards,



Note:  For more information on the Ceausescu, see http://www.ceausescu.org/

19 Responses

  1. Lisabona,

    What an incredibly moving story. Thank you so much for sharing your struggles with us. Most Americans have never known a single day that was as hard as the existence you went though for much of your life. I only hope your words can help them see and wake them up before it is too late!

    I too love this country and do not wish to see it become what you described. I understand what an incredibly dangerous man Barack Obama is; he would turn the keys of the kingdom over to those that would make this Republic into a communist state and for that there is no excuse.

    To those reading this that think it could never happen here: Do you honestly think the people of Romania expected what they got with communism? They are no different than us; they also have hope and want change. But they want to change to what it is we have! Wake up America! There is no turning back once we go down this road. And as I’m sure many like Lisabona would tell you, standing back and doing nothing while evil overtakes our country is every bit as bad as participating in the takeover. In fact, it’s the very same thing.

    Again, thank you Lisabona for your tale. All our best wishes to you and your family (and your ex husband who paid the ultimate price). I cannot imagine the terror you must feel every day wondering if this country will become what you tried so desperately to escape.

  2. I have known a family from Romania who are now immigrants and now residents to Australia. In 1998, the family of 4 was sent to Malaysia, as the hubby was promoted to become General Manager in Branch Manufacturing Factory here, I got to know why these Romanian Boss of mine was so determined to succeed in his work and his “dreams”.

    For the last 10 years, more often than not, when I complained about my “freedom” in my country, his wife would say: “Joey, try living in Romania!!!” They opened my eyes and help me understand how I lucky I am to live in our democratic environment. Maybe not like the USA, but we have freedom of speech and rather “fair” government. And no, we don’d have to line up to buy toilet paper or anything.

    Eventho’ they have gone back to Australia, we are still friends till today. These are people who I have learned and opened my eyes and taught me what communism is all about.

    They told me about how they escaped Nicolae Ceausescu’s grip, escaped to Switzerland when they were only in their late 20s. The stories they told about the madman Nicolae Ceausescu was truly gruesome. Something I couldn’t imagine living in. Nicolae Ceausescu = Communism at its worse one could ever experience.

    Like Lisabona, I am scared for American people, should Obama becomes POTUS. It will be the saddest days ahead for US and the world. There’s so much about Obama that is against the dreams of your forefathers. It will be truly the end of democracy in the world too, as we know it today.

  3. Lisabona;

    Thank you so much fr telling us your story. I too fear an Obama presidency. Some of us can see right through him and you are right about what you see in him.

    I can not imagine what you have been through and thank God you and your children survived! I’m sad about your ex-husband who obviously went through hell.

    I hope people wake up because I do not want to live that way. America is a great country and we must protect our freedom at all costs.

    Thanks for your story and courage and bless you.


  4. Lisabona,
    I too wore the red scarf as a kid and had to say daily:
    “I am ready fight to defend my motherland” since I was 7. So, no, you are not exaggerating and I am having deja vu as well. (I did, to some extent have it during the W wanna-be dictatorship too)
    Which reminds me of an interesting semantics fact: the official name for the socialist regime was “The Proletariat Dictatorship”.
    Of course those in power were anything but working class.

  5. Lisabona, my heart bleeds for you and what you have suffered. Thank you for telling us first hand what we will be facing if we are unfortunate enough to have Obama elected. Sad as it may seem, too many people are swayed by the promise of an easy life with government handouts to realize that with each program the government gives us, they take away some of our civil rights.

    I have ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War, and their stories were handed down in my family from generation to generation. Each generation being determined that the history of our country not be lost in the hustle and bustle of modern life. This was fortunate for me, because I have a better sense of the struggle our forefathers had to make this country a Republic. God forbid that we let a newcomer, about whom we know nothing, come along and brainwash enough people to become our President.

    We have only a few days left to fight this battle to preserve what our forefathers fought for with pitchforks and some few with a shotgun, and your words, Lisabona, are proof positive what we will face if we let our Constitution get away from us.

    Thank you, Insightanalytical, for this forum. It means more than you can imagine for those of us who have not fallen for the “one” to have a place to come to where we can relate to others who feel as we do.

    McCain/Palin o8

    As Benjamin Franklin said upon our becoming a free country – “Now you have your Republic, if you can hold on to it”. He envisioned even back then that we would be tested time after time.

    God Bless America – long may she stand !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Lisabona, thank you for sharing your story.


  7. Red scarf or red coat…the story is the same.


  8. That’s a haunting picture, creeper…

  9. Lisabona,

    Thank you for sharing your story. I’m very glad things worked out for you after several nightmares.

    We all have many things to fear from Obama. But letting the enemy know your fears allows them to control you. Be strong and keep your fears to yourself.

  10. From KDKA in Pittsburgh:

    “An officer saw the injury, but the police report did not describe its size or severity, a police spokeswoman said.”


    The victim’s story isn’t the only one that raises questions.

    Oh and BTW, that quote seems to have disappeared from the current story on the KDKA website.

  11. Lisabona,

    You and I have emailed each other about this, and how I was going to compose a mass mail of your comments to send out. This blog entry will make that job much easier, as I now will send the mass mail and link to this posting, if that is ok with insightanalytical. I have a large list of hundreds of emails of friends, family, coworkers, people I;ve met on the internet, etc. and I want to get this message out to them. Some may still be undecided, and enough may read this to change their minds to tip the election to McCain and avert the disaster that would surely come if Obama were elected.

    Thank you for your story Lisabona.

  12. The kind of control Lisabona depicts so eloquently didn’t happen overnight, it crept up on the people like that analogy of the frog put in water and slowly brought to a boil. We’re in the water and the heat has been turned up. And we’re trying to make sense of what is happening and our feelings and this terrible sense of dread we all have. Many are not quite ready to jump out of the pot and some of us left as soon as they tried to stick us in. But here we all are, unable to prevent what our political and media leaders assure us is already over.

    People like Lisabona were born and raised in a repressive country, it took much longer and more courage that most of us have ever had to show to break free. We have never experienced this kind of creeping takeover and so we have no recognition. Lisabona and others commenting here can define it and recognize what it is and we should take her warning very seriously because after January 21, 2009 it will be too late and the process will have begun.

    These outrageous attacks upon Obama critics before the election should tell us two things, they will do anything to win and Obama supporters have already set up second class citizenship for those of us who do not support his candidacy. We know he doesn’t feel constrained by the Constitution because he won’t even prove his eligibility to us. What is next if we don’t uphold and defend that old piece of paper signed by 54 defiant rebels that guarantees freedom and equality for all?

  13. Typical White Person…absolutely, it’s OK!!! MAIL AWAY!!!

  14. Thank you, Lisabona, for sharing your story.

    I, too, am going to share a link to your story and words here.

  15. Lisabona, I am both saddened and inspired from your story. Thank you for allowing your words to be published here. I have some friends who have not yet decided how to vote. I plan to send the link to this post to them.
    I have been reading Naomi Klein’s book, “Shock Doctrine, The Rise of Disaster Capitalism”. I am recommending everyone read it. With the recent post at MountainSage, I am even more frightened by the possibility of an Obama reign.

  16. Hey PaganPower –

    If you’re looking for your troll, he’s over here! I know how much you’d miss him…

  17. This is so absurd. I’m Romanian too, comparing Obama’s policies with communism is being plain dumb and ignorant.

  18. and those 54 defiant rebels guaranteed freedom for all…white people. just so you know. how ignorant can you get? honestly, it’s painful.

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