I am so glad I am old!
By Tim Graham ~
Anyone under 30 today has no idea what it was like to live in America during the Cold War, and that includes the reflexive tendency of liberals and leftists to insist repeatedly that we really shouldn’t lecture the authoritarians in the Soviet Union or China for gross abuses of human rights, because the United States isn’t much different.
Back in 1989, the year the Berlin Wall fell, USA Today founder Al Neuharth was lecturing “There is little more logic to Lithuania being permitted to unilaterally and unlawfully declare its independence from the USSR than there would be for Texas to secede from the USA.” In 1990, NBC reporter Bob Abernethy explained “Congress changed the Soviet Constitution to permit limited private ownership of small factories, although laws remain against exploitation of everyone else.”
The regrettable decision to award the 2022 Winter Olympics to communist China caused an…
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