Monday, February 14, 2022

A Revisionist View of the Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall was a concrete symbol of the fight against Nazism and a metaphorical symbol of the clash between the two dominant factions of modern Western culture, communism and capitalism. The fall of the Berlin Wall (starting November 9, 1989), led to the decimation of the metaphorical barrier between Western communism and Western capitalism.

The Berlin Wall stood for a mere 10,316 days—due to the short duration of its existence, it could have no civilizational value, or at the most very little; it might have some emotional and propaganda value. The British and the Americans are good at propaganda. They have been using the Berlin Wall for propaganda purposes since 1961, when the wall’s construction began. 

Germany was the biggest beneficiary of the fall of the Berlin Wall—the two halves of the nation came together and the German civilization became whole again. A time will certainly come when the Germans will once again try to assert themselves in Europe.

The fall of the Berlin Wall did not weaken Russia. I have no doubt that Russia will eventually take over Ukraine. There is nothing that the West can do to stop Russia. The Germans will blame the Anglo-American mafia (America and Britain) for failing to arm Ukraine and they will decide that America is a toothless tiger. They might take the defense of Europe into their own hands.


ANmol said...

very well analysis......btw Mr Anoop can you recommend any book on Geopolitics ?

ANmol said...

very well analysis and helpful too....Mr Anoop can you recommend any book on geopolitics ? i shall be thankful to you.

Anoop Verma said...

@ANmol: Geopolitics is a huge subject. There are many ways by which you can approach it, and there is a different sort of geopolitics at play in different parts of the world. In most cases, the history books serve the purpose of explaining the geopolitical issues that are at play. If you are interested in issues related to the Second World War and Europe, then Antony Beevor's books is good enough. Some of Chomsky's books are also good. Kaplan has given some interesting perspectives in his book called The Revenge of Geography.