If you start from the idea they are all Marxists…: Lech Walesa edition

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If you start from the idea they are all Marxists...: Lech Walesa edition

There are cer­tain sto­ries you read that just make your jaw drop:

Pol­ish offi­cials requested that Walesa accept the Medal of Free­dom on behalf of Jan Karski, a mem­ber of the Pol­ish Under­ground dur­ing World War II who was being hon­ored posthu­mously this week. The request makes sense. Walesa and Karski shared a burn­ing desire to rid Poland of tyran­ni­cal sub­ju­ga­tion. But Pres­i­dent Obama said no.

Admin­is­tra­tion offi­cials told the Jour­nal that Walesa is too “polit­i­cal.” A man who was arrested by Soviet offi­cials for dis­sent­ing against the gov­ern­ment for being “polit­i­cal” is being shunned by the United States of Amer­ica for the same rea­son 30 years later.

Run that through your head for a sec­ond, Lech Walesa, the head of Sol­i­dar­ity, the man who removed the first brick from the wall of the Iron cur­tain, for­mer Pol­ish Pres­i­dent and Fel­low Nobel Peace Prize win­ner is “too polit­i­cal” for the Obama Admin­is­tra­tion to stand in an accept a Medal of Free­dom for a Pol­ish free­dom fighter! Really?

Mean­while lets remind our read­ers who the Obama admin­is­tra­tion thinks is wor­thy

Oh and you know how every­one gets their knick­ers in an uproar if any­one calls Obama a social­ist? Well while the press has focused on Bob Dylan get­ting the medal of free­dom another recip­i­ent of the award for some rea­son didn’t draw much attention:

Pres­i­dent Obama awarded the Pres­i­den­tial Medal of Free­dom on Tues­day to Dolores Huerta, an 82-​year-​old labor activist and co-​founder of the United Farm Work­ers union.

Huerta is also an hon­orary chair of the Demo­c­ra­tic Social­ists of America.

DSA describes itself as “the largest social­ist orga­ni­za­tion in the United States, and the prin­ci­pal U.S. affil­i­ate of the Social­ist International.”

Yup, keep mov­ing, noth­ing to see here.

Hon­orary chair of the Demo­c­ra­tic Social­ists of Amer­ica? They get the Medal of Free­dom, Actual free­dom fighter who risked life and limb to free his coun­try and by exten­sion many oth­ers from the embrace of Com­mu­nism and Social­ism. Not welcome.

The ques­tion is rapidly becom­ing not “Why do you think these peo­ple are Marx­ists” but “What makes you think they are not?”

There are certain stories you read that just make your jaw drop:

Polish officials requested that Walesa accept the Medal of Freedom on behalf of Jan Karski, a member of the Polish Underground during World War II who was being honored posthumously this week. The request makes sense. Walesa and Karski shared a burning desire to rid Poland of tyrannical subjugation. But President Obama said no.

Administration officials told the Journal that Walesa is too “political.” A man who was arrested by Soviet officials for dissenting against the government for being “political” is being shunned by the United States of America for the same reason 30 years later.

Run that through your head for a second, Lech Walesa, the head of Solidarity, the man who removed the first brick from the wall of the Iron curtain, former Polish President and Fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner is “too political” for the Obama Administration to stand in an accept a Medal of Freedom for a Polish freedom fighter! Really?

Meanwhile lets remind our readers who the Obama administration thinks is worthy

Oh and you know how everyone gets their knickers in an uproar if anyone calls Obama a socialist? Well while the press has focused on Bob Dylan getting the medal of freedom another recipient of the award for some reason didn’t draw much attention:

President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Tuesday to Dolores Huerta, an 82-year-old labor activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers union.

Huerta is also an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America.

DSA describes itself as “the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International.”

Yup, keep moving, nothing to see here.

Honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America? They get the Medal of Freedom, Actual freedom fighter who risked life and limb to free his country and by extension many others from the embrace of Communism and Socialism. Not welcome.

The question is rapidly becoming not “Why do you think these people are Marxists” but “What makes you think they are not?”