The long ago rusted gates screeched wide open today. Past the red dust hinges, in marched capitalist Mitt Romney – into the once upon a time workers paradise. The man who greeted him was a world historical hero so unlikely a Hobbit ring-bearer approaching Mount Doom would seem pedestrian by comparison.
The two hugged and recalled when capitalism was banished from those shores. Today the capitalist and the hero worker that destroyed one world and created another stood together and remembered the past and prepared for the future.
They remembered that when the end came, the workers paradise was undone by the workers. The workers, well, “YOU DIDN’T BUILD THAT” is really true. The workers did not build that state monstrosity of oppression and evil that once was. It was the workers who destroyed the lie of the workers paradise and brought freedom to the gulag rosary of states held together by fear and terror.
Today that most unlikely of heroes anointed the head of Mitt Romney:
“Today, Walesa — an anti-Communist freedom fighter — got political. “Gov. Romney, get your success, be successful!” Walesa said in Poland during a meeting with the former governor. “Poland and many other countries will certainly do their best for the United States to restore its leadership position. And after our conversation, I’m quite confident that you will be successful in doing that,” The Washington Post quoted him as saying.
The endorsement comes two months after Obama refused to host Walesa at the White House. The Polish government had requested that Walesa receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom that was posthumously awarded to Jan Karski, who served in the Polish Underground during World War II.
The Obama team refused. Former Polish Foreign Minister Adam Rotfeld received the award instead. “The likelihood is that President Obama didn’t want Walesa in the White House because Walesa has made critical remarks toward the president’s policies and in 2010 warned that the United States was slipping toward socialism,” the Heritage Foundation’s Rory Cooper suggested at National Review Online.”
If we lived in a world of Star Trek, Klingon operas would be sung about the man from Gdansk. In Narnia, Hogwarts, Middle Earth, or a galaxy far far away, Lech Walesa, the electrician, would be a hero amongst heroes.
Walesa was not alone. A newly elected American president, from the White House and at the borders of the Empire of Evil, shouted down the oppressive walls constructed to force the workers to remain in the workers paradise. A most unlikely Pope prepared to lay down his duties and once again become a freedom fighter in the streets of his beloved country. But it was Walesa who climbed the fence. It was Walesa.
Inside the Iron Curtain prison Walesa continued to struggle. On his chest, like a talisman, like an amulet from wizards purposed to protect the young electrician, lay a golden Nobel Peace Prize. Back then it was an award earned with blood and suffering which in turn offered protective prestige.
All the combined wizards of fantasy, Hollywood, and science fiction could not have made it up. A young electrician climbs a fence and the entire world changes as quickly as Alice falling through a rabbit hole, walking through a looking glass.
“It pretended to be the people’s system.” “We set about using truth to conquer untruth.” The workers organized. The “Solidarity” labor union was formed by the workers, not self interested paid organizers craving to dine with the masters, but by the workers. The workers did not build the workers paradise but the workers built Solidarity. Through government lies and unrelenting oppressions the workers finally freed themselves of the workers paradise.
So how odd that at this moment in history with capitalism under attack because of corrupt crony capitalism – the hero of the workers today politically hugged the capitalist. The capitalist Romney who carried his own Olympian gold medal to the meeting with the man who climbed the fence and freed the peoples of an Evil Empire.
The new Romney Super PAC ad: “Olympics” is a prelude to the case Mitt Romney will make to Americans. But Mitt Romney will have to be more than the Lord of the Olympic Rings.
It will be for Mitt Romney to make the case for capitalism and not a state apparatus that deadens then dictates. It’s going to take the right kind of leadership and Mitt Romney needs to make the case not only against the corruptions and treacheries of Barack Obama but of the value of freedom and a capitalist system even with all its faults.
Lech Walesa sees Mitt Romney as the choice to move the world forward – not backwards to the phony workers paradise of Occupy Wall Street and Barack Obama expense account crony capitalism.
Of Obama’s crony capitalism system of corruption and treachery Mitt Romney must say: “It pretended to be the people’s system.” The road to victory for Romney was laid out by Walesa decades ago – “We set about using truth to conquer untruth.”
Lech Walesa knows it’s time for Americans to climb the fence, not straddle it. His fellow Polish-American citizens, in crucial swing states will listen to the great hero.
It’s time for all Americans to stand in Solidarity with the man who freed a world.