One of my most memorable – and still favorite – movies is The Sound of Music. After reading this post I get the distinct feeling that the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact played a large role in the inception and storyline of that movie. I am not a historian or even one who can claim to know and understand to any significant degree 20th century history but if I am wrong please let me know. I was struck deeply by the storyline of that movie even though it was ‘wrapped’ in a ‘happy-go-lucky’ musical-type story and this was when I was a 15yr old high school student. Even then I felt a deeper theme underlying one of the FIRST MUSICALS that I came to love and adore as a movie. It was and still is my favorite musical of all time for me!
Now – the REAL story you paint here is a ‘horse of another color’.. what a freakin’ nightmare. “Lootin Putin’s” Russia has a GDP half the size of the state of California – it is a mystery to me WHY the Russian people put up with all the poverty, rights abuses, food shortages and inadequate housing and education day after day after day there???? While he lives in Palaces, makes BIG BANK and goes on a quest to try to RULE THE FUCKIN’ WORLD?? I guess it’s the same as what goes on HERE with DumbAss Doofus – the ENTIRE US POPULATION SEEMS TO BE ASLEEP HERE TOO!!?? WTF? WTF! 👀😳😖😫😵😠😡
Posted Uncategorized — December 30, 2019 in
USSR Germany divided Poland 1939
An important to read statement-summary:
“Statement by the Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki
29 December 2019
The 20th century brought the world inconceivable suffering and the death of hundreds of millions of people killed in the name of sick, totalitarian ideologies. The death toll of Nazism, fascism and communism is obvious for people of our generation. It is also obvious who is responsible for those crimes – and whose pact started World War II, the most murderous conflict in the history of humankind.
Unfortunately, the more time passes since these tragic events, the less our children and grandchildren know about them. That is why it is so important that we continue to speak out loud, telling the truth about World War II, its perpetrators and victims – and object to any attempts at distorting history.
The memory about this evil is particularly important for Poland – the war’s first victim. Our country was the first to experience the armed aggression of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. Poland was the first country that fought to defend free Europe.
However, resistance to these evil powers is not only the memory of Polish heroism – it is something much more important. This resistance is the legacy of the entire now free and democratic Europe that fought against two totalitarian regimes. Today, when some want to trample the memory of these events in the name of their political goals, Poland must stand up for the truth. Not for its own interest, but for the sake of what Europe means.
Signed on 23 August 1939, the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact was not a “non-aggression pact.” It was a political and military alliance, dividing Europe into two spheres of influence – along the line formed by three Polish rivers: the Narew, Vistula, and San. A month later it was moved to the line of the Bug river, as a result of the “German-Soviet Boundary and Friendship Treaty” of 28 September 1939. It was a prologue to unspeakable crimes that over the next years were committed on both sides of the line.