Opening of the Berlin Wall

On this day, November 9th, 1989, I remember watching on TV as they tore down sections of the Berlin Wall.  It had a profound impact on me--it happened on my 11th birthday.

Life in divided Germany was a fascination of mine growing up.  Watching stories about it on TV, reading about it, and being taught to abhor the GDR and how that regime operated.

Now when I see my own government, and other governments of countries that also spoke out against the GDR, implement the very same laws and legislation that we were against 25+ years ago, well, I don't know what to think--hypocrisy?  I was just a kid at the time.  Why do I remember these details that everyone else seems to forget?

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